Custer City Baptist Church

Custer City Baptist will host a Carter BloodCare drive 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 at the church, 31 Custer City Lane — off Farm-to-Market Road 2896 on the way to Callisburg.

First Presbyterian Church

Interim Pastor Melinda Hunt will deliver the sermon “More Stuff” from Luke 12:13-21 at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Nursery is available during the service. Refreshments will be served afterward.

On Wednesday, the Outreach Committee will meet at 6 p.m. and TEAM Group meets at 7 p.m.

VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others) requests canned soups, chili, laundry soap, shampoo, shower gel and toilet paper. 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

Valley View Church of Christ

“Christ in You” 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. This week, the bimonthly potluck luncheon will take place following the morning service, then after the luncheon, there will be an early afternoon service. There will be no evening service this Sunday.

Wednesday evening Bible study will be at 7 p.m.

Commerce Street Church of Christ will host the August areawide a cappella gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

The “Truth in Love” program airs 7:30 a.m. Sundays on TV channel 27.

“Hearing the Gospel” will be this week’s program on “In Search of the Lord’s Way.” The series airs on the radio Sunday mornings (KXII 12-3 at 7 a.m., KTXD TV 47 at 7:30 a.m., KTXA TV 21 at 8:30 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,, 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.

Hillcrest Church of Christ

Sunday morning Bible classes begin at 9 a.m. followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. One of Hillcrest’s shepherds will be available in the church library at the close of the service for anyone wishing for a private meeting.

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 (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

First Baptist Gainesville

Many of the church’s activities are starting up again as fall nears. AWANA for 3-year-olds up through sixth grade will kick off Sept. 4. Times and signup information will be announced soon.

The ladies’ weekly Bible study has begun but newcomers are welcome. The ladies are studying “Discerning the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer. The study takes place 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays and is led by Shelly Langley; call the church office for location information.

Pastor Jeff’s sermon this week is titled “Live Life Ready” from Luke 12. Worship services include the Early First contemporary service at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center, 400 E. Broadway — come a little early for coffee and snacks — and Classic First at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at 308 E. Broadway. Sunday School is 10-11 a.m. for all ages.

The MOPS program for moms with preschoolers is led by Cortni Kordi — email her at for time and location information for each meeting.

For more information about the church, visit the church’s website at or call 940-665-4347.

Seventh-day Adventist

Services are at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3411 N. Weaver St. in Gainesville. The weekly Bible study is 9:30 a.m. Saturday; this quarter, the overall study will cover “The Least of These: Ministering to those in need.”

Registration is also open for the fall eight-week program on depression and anxiety recovery.

Anyone interested in joining either a Bible study or the depression and anxiety recovery program may call the church at 940-668-8687.

First United Methodist

Sunday morning services at First United Methodist Church are as follows:

Word and Table worship at 8:15 a.m. in the sanctuary (communion weekly)

Refresh worship at 9 a.m. in the fellowship center (casual and creative)

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Traditional worship at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary

Pastor John continues his Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in room 113.

Second Time Around resale shop is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 105 S. Denton St. For information, contact Rev. Kathy Nations at 940-367-6957 or

For more information about any church events, visit the church’s Facebook page — “First United Methodist Church of Gainesville, Texas” — or call the church office, 940-665-3926. A new website is in the works. The church is at 214 S. Denton St.

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church, 1823 N. Luther Lane, will have a traditional communion worship service at 10:15 a.m. with historical liturgies and hymns. 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.

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

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, the ladies’ Bible study group meets in the fellowship hall.

Helping Hands of Faith, a mission of Faith Lutheran Church, is at 719 Smith St. in the old Frankie Schmitz Shoe Factory building. The thrift store uses its profits for donations to the church and community. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Bring donations to the store during regular hours; for large donations 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 or find the church on Facebook.

St. Paul’s Episcopal

The church has services at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Adult Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays; children’s Bible Study 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.

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. A movie is shown at 3 p.m. before the meal. St. Paul welcomes donations or volunteer assistance for this self-supporting program. For information, contact Angela Williams at 916-737-6358 or

For more information about St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, call the church office at 940-665-4705 or email The church is at 411-415 E. California St.