From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
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.
God's Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C, located at 301 East Third Avenue in downtown Corsicana, will recieve the new year in with a gospel musical explosion Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at 4 p.m. featuring God'd Holy Temple Gospel Choir, Praise dance. mime and other guest and friends. Minister of music Eric Grant Jr. & the gospel band. The Holiday Revival will began Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.; guest church and speaker will be Pastor Vincent Bailey of Darty Temple C.O.G.I.C, Malakoff. Tuesday watch meeting night will begin at 9:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Eld. Michael Williams (no service new year). Thursday night at 7p.m. guest speaker will be Pastor Shirley Lucus of New Deliverance Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. Friday night at 7 p.m. guest speaker will be Pastor Ricky Walters Of Lifeline Fellowship Church. Pastor Eric and Lady Jackie Grant sends love and blessings to everyone for all the prayers and support at God's Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C in 2013. Our aim and purpose is to continue to be kingdom builders for this community .
Bethel A.M.E. Church is pleased to announce its annual “Family and Friends Day” on Jan. 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be former pastor the Rev. Ray Charles Emanuel of Rice Chapel A.M.E. Church of Dallas. The public is invited to support this event. Sis. Mable Scott is the chairperson, the Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr. is pastor.
Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at First Baptist Church at 510 West Collin Street at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Men who are interested in praying for all those in authority are welcome to join (1 Timothy 2:1-3) For more information, please call (903) 874-5561.
Greater Love Outreach 5th Annual Convocation will take place Dec. 29, 2013 through Jan. 3, 2014 at the church at 700 East Park Avenue in Corsicana. Sunday at 3:30 p.m., convocation musical; Monday at 7 p.m., Bishop Fred A. Jones, Bay City; Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., Bishop Carlos Daniels, Faith Tabernacle Ministries, Palestine; Wednesday at 7 p.m., Pastor Dairy Johnson Sr., Bethlehem Baptist Church; Thursday at 7 p.m., Pastor H.B. Horn, Greater Mt. Calvary of Dallas; Friday at 7 p.m., Bishop William Lewis Jr., Greater Love Outreach, Corsicana. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bethel A.M.E. Church is pleased to announce the next upcoming event, when the Dennis Johnson Women Missionary Society will observe Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. Guest speaker will be First Lady June Greene. Also, the W.M.S. will honor 12 of our senior citizens of the church. They will be “Queen for the Day” and will be escorted by the young people of the church. Honorees are Sis. Katherine Watts, Sis. Willie Mae Fields, Sis. Dolores Carter, Sis. Mable Scott, Sis. Ollie Mae Hall, Sis. Carrie Mae Hines, Sis. Pauletta Hines, Sis. Bobbie Perry, Sis. Erma Bunton, Sis. Bessie Bell, Sis. Verma Ward and a “friend of Bethel,” Sis. Alva Jean Porter. All ladies are asked to wear white suits/dresses and invite all their families to be a part of the morning worship experience. Program chairperson is Sis. Penny Liggins. Special thanks to Sis. Faith Holt and Sis. Scharmal Lewis-Nerson for their personal contributions. Sis. Du’Ane Yancy is WMS President, Rev. Willie L. Greene, Sr., pastor.
Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., invites all to the year end revival beginning Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at 13th Ave. Christian Church; Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. at New Cornerstone Baptist Church; Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church. Bishop k.d. davis, sr., pastor of Sixth Ave. Baptist Church.
The Kingdom Connection New Year's Eve Service will be at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor. The public is given a special invitation to worship with us as we give Praises to God for His many blessings in 2013 and as we look forward with anticipation to 2014. The Word of God will be preached, songs of praise, and testimonies for the things God has done for each of us. So we look forward to seeing you there. Fellowship Churches are: Liberty Tabernacle of God, Pastor Erma Waites, Love Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor David E. Wilson and Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alvin E. Smith.
The Corsicana District Church Of God In Christ Holy Holiday Revival will be Dec. 29-31 at the Johnson Memorial Church Of God In Christ, located at 1700 South Business 45 at T. A. Carroll Avenue where Elder Joseph Johnson, Sr., serves as Pastor. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday; and at 10 p.m. Tuesday night (12-31-13) New Year's Eve. The messenger will be Asst. Supt. J.W.Walter pastor of the Bible Way Church Of God In Christ, Ft. Worth. Everyone is invited to come and praise the Lord with us in theses services. Elder Elijah L. Baptist serves as Supt. of the Corsicana District. For further information you may call 903-872-4661.
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, 22647 Fm 744, Pelham, request your presence and support for our Antioch Heritage Celebration. This event is also the introduction of our Antioch Heritage Book. This book will honor and celebrate all the founders and settlers of this community established in 1858 by former slaves. You can enjoy this historical book for a donation of $50. Come out and enjoy delicious food, anointed preaching, awesome worship and great fellowship. Where: First United Methodist Church, 205 West Second Avenue, Hubbard, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. Preacher: Rev. Katie Simmons, Church of New Beginning, Dawson. Contact Persons: Bro. Ted Brackens (469-678-3157), Pastor Rosa Kea (254-535-7258).
The Word Church, 2708 W. Eighth Ave., invites you to worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays, and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. ATTN: All Men: For men only, God needs you. God did not do it. It was not His fault. Give the church another chance. He loves and forgives you.
Petty's Chapel Baptist Church and Pastor Elvin Sikes invites you to join us for Worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. We also have a second Worship Service at 11 a.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. We are having a series titled, “Exploring The Bible.” The series is an overview study of the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Bible. In the trying times that we live in, it is of upmost importance that individuals as well as families know the Word of God. We are a Church that is focused upon ministry to the entire family. We are located on old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45, 1300 FM 3041. For more information call (903) 257-5690 or (903) 875-0002.
Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, invites all to join us for our Sunday Church Service starting at 10 a.m. We have 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. We also have the following activities, Monday Nights at 7 p.m. Mounted shooting and Celebrate Recovery. Team Ropin' at 7 p.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study 7 p.m., Youth Dinner 6:30 to 7 and Youth Service 7 p.m. Thursday Practice is at 7 p.m. On Jan. 9 and 10, Ronnie Moyer will speak at 7 p.m. Touch of the Master’s Hand Demonstration will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Ronnie Moyer will speak again at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, and another Eatin’ Meetin’ will take place Jan. 26.
Northside Baptist Church “Surviving the Holidays” program meets on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Northside Baptist Church Parlor. (Enter the parking lot behind the church in front of the new fellowship hall. Someone will direct you to the Parlor.) If you have suffered a serious loss this past year (divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, career, financial loss) this seminar is for you. The truth is, your life is not the same. You might feel like skipping the holidays. This seminar will feature a video geared specifically toward facing the holidays after a loss, a discussion group, and a holiday survival guide with devotions. This Grief Share seminar will help you not only survive the holidays, but help you find strength and healing, as well.
Saint Luke United Methodist Church is a wonderful caring congregation who would like to welcome anyone looking for a church home to give us a try. We are located at 2308 N. Bowie Drive just beyond Collins Middle School. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and our Sunday worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Pastor John Nader preaches encouraging messages that will stir your heart and enliven your relationship with God through Jesus Christ. St. Luke United Methodist Church is also a church that loves children of all ages. Children's sermons are energetic and well thought out. Your children will feel loved and inspired by the congregation. So, come visit us on Sunday morning and find the Spirit-filled worship for your thirsty soul.
The Corsicana Cowboy Church, 5864 W. Hwy. 31 (2 miles west of Walmart) invites everyone to come and join them for Sunday morning Worship Service each week at 10 a.m. The pastor is Derek Rogers. The CCC band will be providing music this Sunday, Dec. 29, as they do every week. On Tuesday night, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m., they will be gathering at the church to ring out the old year and ring in the new. Everyone is more than welcome to come and join them for an informal time of fun and fellowship. Light refreshments will be provided. They have a regular Wednesday night Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Please check with Michael or Shannon Tucker at 903-257-6812 if you have any questions about Bible Study. They would like to thank all the children, as well as the adults, who took part in our Christmas service last Sunday. Their participation added something very special and unique and it was greatly appreciated. They urge you to come and visit their vibrant and growing church at any time. They promise to do their best to make you feel welcome and at home. God Bless you all in the coming New Year. They wish for you good health, happiness and a closer walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in 2014.
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) 654-4980.