— Straightway Missionary Baptist Church at 400 South 15th Street, under the leadership of Pastor A.E. Smith, will celebrate its mission program Sunday at 11 a.m. Devotion by Straightway youth, song by Straightation, and a special dance by the praise dancer of the church. Sis. T. Wade will present the mission statement, and Sis. S. Bradley will give the welcome. The young men of the church will have the opportunity to be crowned Mr. Straighway. Nominees are T. Mcadams, D. Caldwell, A.Anderson, and D. Brown. President Evangelist Kitchen is excited to see the youth department work hard as missionaries. Reese Hicks will serve as the speaker of the hour. Reese is an 8th grade student at St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas and a graduate of St. Phillips School and Community Center. Reese is an avid lacrosse, baseball and basketball player and is a member of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. If you are a youth or the parent of a youth or know a youth in Corsicana, you will not want to miss the exciting look at mission work from a teen’s point of view. Operation Mission 2014 - Access Granted is a must hear message for everyone. Reese is the son of Shari Reese Hicks and Duane Hicks Hicks. He is the grandson of Alma Reese and the late Ozell Reese and John and Detria Hicks of Dallas. Come one come all and here this though provoking message, you will not leave the same way that you came.
Westside Baptist Church will have its 5th Sunday Gospel Singing Celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29. The all-music program will consist of solos, duets, the Westside Quartet and full choir. Featured guest singers will include Vicki Trimble singing ‘Oh Holy Night,” Yvonne Momalove singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” and Dan Layne singing “Til the Storm Passes By.” The public is invited to attend the program. Dessert fellowship will immediately follow the service. A nursery will be provided. Westside is located at 1522 North 24th Street in Corsicana. The service is under the direction of Bernie Thompson, Minister of Music. For more information, call 903-874-4640.