First Christian Church

This Sunday’s message by Pastor Gregory Chambers is titled “Once For All” and the Scripture reading is 1 Peter 3:18-22. The church, 401 N. Dixon St., is having in-person worship in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook. Open communion is celebrated each Sunday.

Sunday school for all ages starts at 9 a.m.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, children’s programs and youth group are meeting. Adult Bible study also meets at 7 p.m.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Cooke County Ministerial Alliance will present its annual Lenten Luncheon series. It takes place at noon Wednesdays during Lent. This year it is at Whaley United Methodist Church with a different church providing lunch and a short devotional each week. There is no charge and all are invited.

For more information about First Christian Church, call 940-665-2053, email or visit

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Rev. John Blacklock will be the guest minister.

Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Angel Boxes group meets at 2 p.m. Monday.

Town and Country Circle meets at 1:30 p.m. and choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dash (Delivering and Servicing the Homebound) will be from Pecan Creek Village on Feb. 27.

VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others), the local food bank, requests fruit snacks, crackers and quart-size baggies for its Backpack Buddy program.

The church is at 401 S. Denton St. at Church Street. For more information, leave a message on the church voicemail at 940-665-5153 or email

Valley View Church of Christ

“How Can I Choose Between Churches?” from John 17:20-23 will be the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. Last week’s gathering was canceled due to weather.

All other services, classes, and events at the building have been canceled for the time being.

“In Search of the Lord’s Way” presents “Let Us Pray” this Sunday, Feb. 21. The program airs Sunday mornings on Sherman and DFW TV stations (KXII 12.3 at 7 a.m., KDFI 27.1 at 7:30 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.

For further information or to set up a personal study, call 940-726-7010. The church meets at 202 N. McCubbin St. on the northeast corner of the square in Valley View.

Era Church of Christ

The series on Genesis continues this week with the story of Isaac and his sons at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Last week’s service was canceled due to the weather.

Bible classes have been canceled until further notice.

Visitors are welcome in any of the church’s 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.

First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church of Gainesville is having worship at 10 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary with seating limitations. Visitors are asked to contact the church ahead of time so a place may be ready. Worship is livestreamed on Facebook and a recording is posted later Sunday on the church website, More information and daily devotionals are posted to the church's Facebook page. The church is praying for the community.

Second Time Around Resale, a mission of FUMC, is open for shoppers 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and is accepting donations 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays as well as during operating hours.

Learning Tree Preschool began its spring semester Jan. 6 and is still accepting new applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

First United Methodist Church is at 214 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. The phone number is 940-665-3926.

First Baptist Gainesville

The church will gather live and online for both of its worship services this Sunday in the sanctuary at First Baptist, 308 E. Broadway St. Sunday School classes that are meeting will gather 10-11 a.m.

The Early First contemporary service will be at 9 a.m. and will be livestreamed at

Sunday school for everyone is from 10-11 a.m. and will also be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. or live on Suddenlink channel 3.

The Classic First traditional service will be at 11 a.m. The Classic First service will be livestreamed and also broadcast live on Suddenlink channel 3.

The previous week’s Classic First service will be broadcast on Nortex channel 22 at 11 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

On Wednesday, the church’s regular activities are back in operation: AWANA, NextGen youth group and the Ladies’ Bible study. Times and places for the regular activities are posted on the church’s Facebook page.

Ladies’ Bible led by Shelly Langley is held in person and via Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Pastor Jeff is teaching a study on the book of Genesis. The study will meet in person in room 210 and livestreamed online at 6 p.m. Wednesday at

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

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