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First Presbyterian Church

Interim Pastor Melinda Hunt will deliver the sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Nursery is available during the service. Sunday school for adults is 9 a.m. in the parlor. Children’s Sunday school is dismissed from the sanctuary after the children’s sermon. Refreshments will be available after the service and the Property Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m.

On Monday, Christian Ed will meet at 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, Outreach will meet at 6 p.m. and TEAM will meet at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, worship and music will meet at 6 p.m. and the choir will practice at 7 p.m. with organist/music director Jeff Schleff.

VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others) requests 7.5-ounce beef ravioli, individual oatmeal packets, protein bars and Jif to Go/peanut butter. Plastic shopping bags and quart-size zip-close bags are also helpful. All donations are accepted.

Anyone is welcome to visit or join the First Presbyterian Church at 401 S. Denton St. at Church Street. For more information, call the church at 940-665-5153 or email fpcgaines@sbcglobal.net.

First United Methodist

Sunday services are as follows:

8:30 a.m.: Doors open and coffee ready

9 a.m.: Sunday School for all ages

10 a.m.: Worship in the sanctuary

Second Time Around resale shop, a mission of FUMC, will reopen Jan. 6. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 105 S. Denton St.

For more information about any church events, visit the church’s Facebook page, call the church office at 940-665-3926 or visit the church website at www.fumcgainesville.org. The church is at 214 S. Denton St.

Westminster Presbyterian

Pastor Darrell McIntyre will preach a special new year’s sermon at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. The men’s class is covering “Learning to Love the Psalms” and the women’s class will join the men’s class this week. The Foundations class is designed for adults or young people with special learning needs.

Wednesday prayer meetings are at 7 p.m.

A women’s Bible study meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and a men’s study meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. Call the church to find out where those are meeting.

Full sermon audio is posted to the “sermons” page on the church’s website, www.wpcgtx.org. Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) is at 315 E. Scott St. in Gainesville. The church's phone is 940-665-5164.

Valley View Church of Christ

“You Have Not Passed This Way Before” will be the sermon at the 10:35 a.m. service this Sunday. Bible classes for all ages will be at 9:45 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m.

The ladies’ Bible class will resume at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, to study the kings of Israel.

The Wednesday midweek service will be at 7 p.m.

“Starting Again” will air Jan. 5 on “In Search of the Lord’s Way.” The series airs Sunday mornings on Sherman and DFW TV stations (KXII 12.3 at 7 a.m., KDFI 27 at 7:30 a.m., KTXA 21 at 8 a.m., or KTEN 10.3 at 9 a.m.), on the program’s Facebook page and on YouTube. Study sheets can be downloaded from the website, www.searchtv.org, before the program airs. The website also has archived programs.

Visitors are welcome in any of the church’s services or events. For further information or to set up a personal study, call 940-726-7010. The church meets at 202 N. McCubbin on the northeast corner of the square in Valley View.

Era Church of Christ

The sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service this week will continue the series on major biblical figures with a lesson from the life of Jeremiah. A Sunday school class is at 9:30 a.m. in the annex and is studying Deuteronomy. There is no Sunday evening service.

The Wednesday evening Bible class will be at 5:30 p.m. in the annex.

Visitors are welcome in any of the services or events. The church meets at 111 Hargrove St. in Era, just west of the school and on the north side of Farm-to-Market Road 922.

Faith Lutheran Church

The traditional worship service at Faith Lutheran Church, 1823 Luther Lane, is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School for children and youth and the adult Bible study will begin at 9 a.m. For those who wish to arrive at 8:45 a.m., coffee and fellowship will be shared. Nursery will be provided. Communion services take place the first and third Sunday of each month.

At 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Sally Haynie hosts a Bible study in her home. For details, call 940-580-3116.

Ladies’ Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

Helping Hands thrift store at 719 Smith St. is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.m Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Donations should be brought during regular store hours; for large items to be picked up, call 940-668-4393.

For more information about any church ministries, call the church at 940-668-7147, visit the church’s website at www.faithgainesville.net or find the church on Facebook.

First Baptist Gainesville

Sunday worship services include the Early First contemporary service at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center, 400 E. Broadway — coffee and donuts served beforehand — and Classic First at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at 308 E. Broadway.

For more information about First Baptist Church, visit the church’s website at www.fbcgville.com or call the church office at 940-665-4347.

Hillcrest Church of Christ

Sunday School classes are at 9 a.m. and the service is at 10 a.m. Sundays. Children’s worship is available for ages 2-6.

On Sunday afternoons and evenings, seven Life Groups meet throughout Cooke County, including one in the chapel at 1712 E. O'Neal St. Life Groups are small, informal study groups. Teens who aren’t attending a group with their parents may gather at 5:30 p.m. in the new Youth Activity Center. For more information about a Life Group, visit the church’s website.

Recorded audio of past sermons is at www.hillcrestchurchofchrist.org (click on the "Media" tab). A Christian talk radio broadcast is on KAAM, 770 AM at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. presented by Main Street Church of Christ, Dallas. "Let The Bible Speak" is broadcast at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on KTXA21 by DFW Churches of Christ. Additional Bible study resources are online at www.WorldBibleSchool.net.

St. Paul’s Anglican

Sunday services are at 8 a.m. (spoken) or 10:30 a.m. (sung). Adult Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m. Sundays; children’s Sunday School conducted by Becca Stubbs is 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Parish Hall. Nursery is provided for the 10:30 a.m. service. Coffee and donuts are available afterward in the parish hall.

St. Martha's Kitchen together with VISTO serves the general public from 5-7 p.m. every Monday in the parish hall on Jefferson Street across from Turner Parking Lot.

For more information about St. Paul's Anglican Church, call the church office at 940-665-4705 or email stpaulgtx@ntin.net. The church is at 411-415 E. California St.

Seventh-day Adventist

Services are at 10:45 a.m. Saturdays at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3411 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville.

Sabbath School is 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Through December the adult class is focusing on the book of Nehemiah. The children’s class will focus on the early ministry of Jesus and John the Baptist.

Anyone interested in having an in-home Bible study may call the church at 940-668-8687.

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