Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 11, 2012

Church News

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1300 FM 3041, Corsicana invites you to its Revival Oct. 18-20. On Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. the featured music will be by Grace, and the speaker will be Dr. John Lanoue. Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., special music will be brought by Cross Timber, and Bro. Rick Gazaway is the guest speaker. And to wrap up the revival, Saturday, Oct. 20 will be a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m., music will be by Eternal River Band, and Pastor Gene Gipson will be the speaker. Nursery will be provided for children age 3 and younger. For more information, contact Pastor Elvin Sikes at (903) 257-5690.

Trinity Bibleway COGIC, 102 Lawrence St., Trinidad, with pastor Dennis D. Albert, will host a conference for women called “100 Women in Red,” from scripture reference I Peter 1:4. Come one, come all women of God at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 when the guest speaker is Minister Carla Barron of Athens, soloist is First Lady L. Albert, and praise dancing by Sis. Fuller. There is a fee of $15, which includes a light meal, T-shirt and gift bag. Come and be blessed by God, young women in action covered by the blood. For reservations, please call (903) 875-9655 or (903) 851-0754.

The Liberty Tabernacle family and Pastor Waites at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. invite you to “A Time of Refreshing” with guest evangelist Pastor Kenneth Fletcher of the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 17 and 18, with intercessory prayer at 6:20 nightly.  Pastor Fletcher was called into the ministry in 1993 while serving in the U.S. Army. During the following 10  years, while serving as the assistant pastor of New Zion Christian Fellowship in Killeen, he conducted revival meetings throughout Texas, Korea, Louisiana, Missouri, Colorado and Georgia. Blessed by the Lord with a very unique, prophetic annointing, in 2003, he founded the Living Word Christian Fellowship in Corsicana where he now serves as senior pastor with his wife Tamara of 24 years. The Fletchers have four children. If you are in the valley of indecision or depression, or in the wilderness of despair, come and be spiritually recharged with a time of refreshing in the presence of the Lord. For more information call (903) 641-5675.

Wesley United Methodist Church (due to heavy rains on Sept. 27) rescheduled its Blessing of the Animals with Celebration and Consecration of their new Noah’s Ark playground and youth gardens to Saturday, Oct. 13.  The Blessing of the Animals will be outside on the playground by Noah’s Ark at 3 p.m.  This will be followed by the Celebration & Consecration of playground and youth gardens for their new after-school program called “Noah’s Kids” that will begin in November. The Celebration activities begin at 4 p.m. with live gospel music by The Eternal River Band and free hot dogs, chips and soda. The community is invited to both events. The only requirement is that if you bring a pet to be blessed, the animal must be on a leash or carried in your arms.  Hope to see you there!  

Pelham Community Homecoming will celebrate its 55th annual Oct. 12-14. Friday night, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. will be a worship service with Rev. Charles Kelly as the master of ceremonies at the Wesley United Methodist Church, and Rev. Earnest Sample Sr. of West as speaker. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. will be Pelham “Fun and Frolic.” Family and friends will enjoy activities at the Pelham Community History Museum. Bring your lawn chairs, Museum will be open for tours. The celebration will culminate on Sunday with homecoming worship services at 10:45 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Rev. Elgin Taylor, President Emeritus of Christians in Action International of Dallas speaking. Dinner will be served following services at the Pelham Community Center.

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, invites all to join us for our Sunday Church Services starting at 10 a.m. There is nursery for babies through age 2 years and activities for 3 and 4 year olds. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to meet in the children’s building for Children’s Church.  There are also the following activities, Monday Nights at 7 p.m., Mounted Shooting; Tuesday 7 p.m., Team Roping and Women’s fellowship. 7 p.m. each Wednesday is Bible Study and Youth Service. Barrel racing is held at 7 p.m. on Thursday. There will be  a Flea Market on Oct. 12 and 13 — $25 per booth and you keep what you make. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Ranch Rodeo on Oct. 20; Wear Pink Sunday (are you tough enough to wear PINK?) on  Oct. 21; Sunday, Oct. 28 is Eatin Meetin; and Truck or Treat Halloween Event will be Oct. 31.

Bethel A.M.E. Church will have an 8 a.m. morning worship service on Sunday, Oct. 14 only, so that its congregation may join the Pelham Community Homecoming Celebration services at the 10:45 worship time. Rev. Willie Lee Greene, Sr., pastor.

Rockhill Baptist Church, Richland, will hold a Pastor’s Appreciation Program for Charles Kelley, pastor, and his 31 years of dedicated service. This program will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The theme is “Running for Jesus a long time, and I am not tired yet.” The spoken word will be brought by Minister A.D. Richards, associate pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church of Dawson. II Thessalonians 3:1 “Finally brethren, pray for us, that the world of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.”

Trinity Assembly of God, located at W. Hwy 31 and FM 2452 (three miles West of WalMart) will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be antiques, arts and crafts for sale, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barbecue plates are $8 (cooked by Roy Williams) and contain brisket, beans, potato salad, bread and banana pudding. There will be a quilt drawing at 2 p.m. Kids are welcome, they will have a train ride and bounce house. The auction will continue until all is gone.

Church of Grace Without Walls Ministry extends greetings to all precious souls. This ministry is available for prayer and encouragement every Monday at 7 p.m. Prayer requests may be called in during this hour, and receive prayer, or they may be submitted as written requests via mail at Church of Grace Without Walls Ministry, P.O. Box 443, Corsicana 75151. Phone requests should be sent to (619) 326-2700, access code 8578241. It is hoped the public will utilize this ministry, both phone and written. As a servant of the Lord, the ministry pledges to pray for you fervently, your friends, loved ones, and all that concerns your heart. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may his face shine upon you and give you peace.

Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 S. Bus. Hwy 45, invites the public to attend its Chat and Chew Bible Study each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Elder Joseph Johnson Sr., senior pastor of Johnson Memorial, will be the teacher. Please come and be a part of this prophetic teaching.

Open Bible Study is held every Thursday morning at the Senior Activity Center, with singing beginning at 10 a.m. Bible Study is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Fred Biltz at (903) 654-4979.

First Baptist Church of Eureka, 8718 Hwy 287 South, will host a BBQ Fund Raiser on Oct. 13, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. Our children's Church has outgrown their class rooms and are in need of more space. The children are working hard to help raise the funds to build additional classrooms. Come out and show your support and help them to reach their goal! Donations for plate dinner of Brisket, Sausage, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Beans, and Dessert. If you are looking for a friendly, casual, family-oriented, energetic home church we ask that you visit with us. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m.; First & third Wednesdays Prayer Service 6:30 p.m.;  Second & fourth Wednesdays Ladies Meeting 6:30 p.m.; fifth Wednesdays Youth Night 6:30 p.m.; first Saturday of each month Men's Fellowship 9 a.m.

Mildred Baptist Church will host The Goldenaires Senior Adult Choir from First Baptist Church, Richardson in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. This 165-voice choir was founded in 1984 and has sung locally as well as on the national stage. Their most recent endeavor was to sing and minister in prisons in and around the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. About 65 members of the choir will come for the concert in Mildred, as the choir will send out portions of the choir twice annually  to perform in smaller churches outside the metroplex. The public is cordially invited to be a special guest of Mildred Baptist Church for this great musical event. The concert is free.

 Calvary Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th Ave., invites you to join its congregation in celebrating its Pastor and Wife, Leon and Yolanda Tates, in an Appreciation Service. Guest speaker will be Apostle David Ransom of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church of Fairfield, and he will be joined by the all male chorus and Brother Paul Lewis. This service will be 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. All are welcome.

Dayspring Fellowship, 111 W. Collin, invites you to worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. This church is no longer located at the Taylorosa, but rather downtown on W. Collin. For more information, please call (903) 872-5466. Pastor Dan Layne hosts a program on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. on KAND AM.

The Word Church welcomes you to come home with us to 2708 W. Eighth Ave.  This is our home location directly behind Okay Children's Center. The entrance is on the west side double doors. Services are: Sundays at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call (903) 467-2599.

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., is celebrating its 100th year. It will hold a Pre-Homecoming Banquet at the Cook Center Saturday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Fabian Jacko of the Greater Golden Gate Church of Dallas is the speaker. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at Ruby’s Hats and Charles Hair Gallery or see any member of Mt. Olive for tickets. Come and enjoy great food and fellowship and hear this dynamic speaker. Call the church for more information at (903) 872-3457. Rev. Alfred Cox Jr., pastor.

Hubbard First United Methodist Church is getting ready for its annual Lord’s Acre Festival which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20.  The “Quilters for Christ” ladies are also busy getting last minute items ready for the big day. The “Country Store” will be open from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will feature many mouth-watering baked goods and other specialty items. Shoppers can enjoy a sandwich lunch as well as preview the beautiful handmade quilts made by the “Quilters for Christ” and other items that will be featured in the Auction that begins at 2 p.m.  Visitors can also tour the “Pumpkin Patch” which is staged on the Methodist Parsonage lawn across the street from the church.  Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes will be available for purchase. It will be open to the public through Oct. 31. At the conclusion of the auction, a turkey and dressing meal with all the trimmings will be served in the Haralson Center. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.  Take-out meals will also be available. The Methodist Church is located at 208 NW 2nd Street.  Should you need more information, contact the Church Office at (254) 576-2313.

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2217 W. Seventh, will display the quilts being raffled off by House of Refuge from Oct. 10 through Oct. 17. One quilt is a handmade alphabet pattern, while the other batch is Christmas tree skirt, table runner and hot pads. Tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds will go to the operating fund for the House of Refuge, which receives no state or federal funding.

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue Corsicana, will hold an appreciation service for its Minister of Music and Praise Team Leader, Minister Chasity Perkins Portis on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:30  p.m.   Minister Portis has worked tirelessly and has served faithfully at her position for over 10 years. She presently works with the sanctuary choir, youth choir, Voices of Deliverance choir,  HBC Brotherhood, as well as lead the HBC Praise Team. All family, friends, and acquaintances are welcome to this great event.  Please come by to show your love and support as we honor Minister Portis for a job well done. Bishop John Baker is pastor and Elder Michael Williams is associate minister.

Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will observe their Sunday School Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.  The theme for the occasion is "Are you prepared for the Kingdom?" from the scripture texts Matthew 6:33; 24:14.  The spoken word will be brought by Pastor Samuel Chambers of the Bethany Baptist Church.  The public is cordially invited to come and worship with us in this service.

God's Holy Temple COGIC located at 301 East Third Ave, downtown Corsicana will have a special “Healing Service” Sunday Morning at 11 a.m.  Pastor Eric Grant, Rev. Martin Cottman,  and Pastor Ernie Sample will minister. This reminds us in Matthew 4:23, “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and Healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” We believe God for your miracles and healing. Please come and be blessed. Eric Grant, Pastor.

Westminster’s XYZ (Extra Years of Zest) invites members and friends in the community to enjoy an excellent lunch, congenial companions and an interesting program called “Fun and Games.” Bring a salad or dessert, entrée is provided. Come to Fellowship Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Call Westminster for more information at (903) 874-3781.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., invites you to Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Wesley U.M.C. Parking lot.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., invites you to come and praise the Lord and give Him Glory on Sunday, Oct. 14 for Friends and Family  Day. Start your morning off with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 3:30 p.m. The special guest will be the Greater Love Outreach Family, where Elder William Lewis Jr. is the shepherd. Come and rejoice in the Lord with us.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., and its Reaching Out to You Ministry cordially invite you to the Ushers Annual Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Special guests will be The Greater New Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church of Dallas. For more information call (903) 874-4873. You are also invited to attend the licensing service for Evangelist Charlece Dawson at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.