Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 19, 2013

Church News for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Westside Baptist Church will have its Fifth Sunday Gospel Singing Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The program of southern gospel music will feature the well-known quartet Southern Joy. The quartet has been singing together for many years and have blessed and brought joy to the hearts of those who have heard them. The fact is, southern gospel quartet music doesn’t get any better than Southern Joy! The public is invited to attend the program and southern style fellowship immediately following the service. Nursery will be provided. Westside is located at 1522 N. 24th St. in Corsicana. For more information, please call (903) 874-4640.

The Women Of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor.  One vital role of the Women of Glory is to Evangelize and we have been doing just that.  On Monday, we will go out to witness about Jesus to those who have not  accepted Him as Savior in their life. The women of glory ministry consist of women who dare to be different. Sis. Pamela Colbert serves as president; Pastor Erma J. Waites serve as Founder; and Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith are Advisors.

Life in the Word Bible Church, 1408 N. Beaton, its men and women cordially invited you to celebrate with them in an afternoon Tea, at 2 p.m .Saturday, Sept. 21. We want to thank each of you for accepting our invitation to worship with us. This event is to encourage the body of Christ to never lose their Thirst for God, remember that Endurance is only temporal, because we have been Anointed for this season. Please feel free to bring as many guests as you wish. God has a blessing for them through prayer, praise and The Word. Please dress casual. We anticipate a glorious time in fellowship and we are expecting a powerful move of God. Emma Brown-Jessie, Pastor.

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold its Fourth Sunday night fellowship at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Bishop K.D. Davis, Pastor, 125 S. Fifth St., Corsicana. Elder Gary Moore, Pastor of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker, President Dairy Johnson, Sr. IDMA, The public is invited to come and worship in this experience.

Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, is celebrating its Annual Homecoming Service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. There will be only morning service and dinner will be served afterward. The attire is “old fashioned dress,” (which can mean overalls, jeans, or comfortable clothing). Rev. Curtis Johnson will bring the morning message. The theme is “Hold on to your Faith,” from Heb. 11:6. Come prepared to have a good time in the Lord.

Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson will observe their Usher Annual at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.  Hopewell Baptist Church of Dawson will be our guest church and the spoken word will be brought by  Rev. Monroe L. Allen who serves as Pastor. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.  Evangelist Sandra Pitts serves as President of the Usher Ministry.

The Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Avenue, and family will be celebrating its Choir and Usher Annual. The choir, under the leadership of Brother B. J. Deeds, Jr. helps set the tone for the worship service by singing praises to Almighty God and preparing the congregation for the word to be spoken by the pastors. The ushers under the leadership of Brother Marshall Deeds are at their posts each Sunday, acting as doorkeepers in the house of the Lord. Please come out and worship with us Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. The speaker of the hour will be the Rev. Clyde Chambers of the 13th Avenue Christian Church. Brother B. J. Deeds, Jr., chairman; Brother Marshall Deed, co-chairman. Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church is pleased to welcome back its pastors, Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson after the annual conference this past week. The Donaldsons came back with information from the conference for the membership and a renewed zeal to do the work of God. The membership is ready to work with the pastors in the spreading of the gospel. Please come by and help us welcome the Donaldsons back to Grace Temple.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton, will have a fundraiser spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Adult plates will be $8 and children’s plates will be $4. Plates will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink, and take out meals will be available. Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. Rev. Kevin Diggs, minister. Come join us, all are welcome.  The church resumed its afterschool program Noah’s Kids at 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. This program is for all third, fourth and fifth graders. Come and join us for snacks, crafts, Bible lessons and learning how to take care of God’s good earth in our church garden. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1877 or Noah’s Kids director Connie Warrington at (903) 874-0718.

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.

Grace Community Church invites you to some exciting fall events: we offer two Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., a Beth Moore study for women each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., a bi-weekly men’s breakfast and study at 6 a.m. (the next one is Sept. 25th), and Awana and Youth programs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  That’s not all! Christian comedian Mike Williams will be entertaining us on Sept. 22, then musician Daniel Crawford will be performing on the evening of Sept. 29.  For more details, visit or visit us at 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave., or call (903) 874-7300.  

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. A wonderful time was had by all who attended the Family Back to School Party last Saturday on the church grounds. It was a fun kickoff to the new school year. Two upcoming events are scheduled for the next few weeks. The church body will observe the ordinance of the Lord's supper on Sept. 29 and the quarterly Youth Led Worship Service is planned for Oct. 6. The youth have done a great job leading this quarterly scheduled event. A change from the regularly scheduled Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Morning and Afternoon Worship times of 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. will occur on Oct. 6. Lunch will be served at the Fellowship Hall immediately after the Youth Led Morning Worship  followed by a “You Pick the Song” service about 1:15 p.m. that will take the place of the 4 p.m. service that week only. The Adult Bible Study and Youth activities continue each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The Youth Directors are anticipating a soon return to the Friday Night Fun Night in a couple of weeks cooler weather permitting. Lots going on at MBC. Come and be a part of all or some and you will be blessed.

Divorce Care began Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin. Divorce Care is a support group that meets for 12 weeks. The cost is $15 for the workbook and child care is provided. The group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. This group is led by Chuck McElroy. For more information call the church at (903) 872-7473.

Bethel A.M.E. Church is pleased to announce the return of its Pastor and Wife, Rev. Willie L. and Mrs. June Greene after attending the Northwest Texas annual conference in Killeen. Licentiate Pamela Colbert has been promoted to the next level to become an ordained minister of the A.M.E. church which will take place at next year’s Annual conference at Joshua Chapel in Waxahachie. Congratulations to her! Bethel’s “Member of the Year” went to Eric Jimerson of the Young People’s Dept. Delegate Penny Liggins represented the church well, attending all meetings and being elected an officer of the “Missionary Society” as assistant secretary on the conference level. A blessed week of preaching, teaching and fellowship was enjoyed. Many thanks to all the members of Bethel for a successful year under the very capable leadership of Rev. Greene. We truly can say that we are standing on the Promises of God at the corner of N. Fourth and Collin St. You and your family are welcome to be a part of our worship experience. Church School is 10 a.m. Sundays, Worship service at 11 a.m., Mid-week at 6 p.m. Wednesdays for Prayer meeting and Bible Study. Join us!

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 South Fifth St., invites you to join them for a Salad Brunch at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Fellowship Hall of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 Third St. Sponsored by the Homecoming Committee, tickets are $10 at the door. Then at 6 p.m. that evening, join the Youth Ministry of Sixth Ave. for an “Inner and Outer City Cry” at Sixth Ave. Baptist Church. For more information, call (903) 874-4873.

New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1808 W. 10th Ave., will celebrate its pastor and wife 12th Church Anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Pastor James Weaver of the New Life Full Gospel Church of Dallas will deliver the message of Saturday night. Evangelist Sharon Gray will bless the congregation at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Sixth Ave. Baptist Church will be the honored guest for the Sunday evening service at 3:30 p.m. when Bishop k.d. davis sr. will deliver the message. You are invited to come out and help celebrate Pastor D.R. Watson and Paula Watson’s 12th Anniversary serving New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church.

Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church invites you to come out and hear a great man of God, Pastor Curtis Johnson, proud pastor of Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove. Hear this anointed man of God. If you need a blessing, words of comfort or healing, please come out at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, sponsored by the Evangelist Dept. On Sept. 26 the Greater Love Usher Board will have a special anointed program. Speaker will be Pastor Don Allen of Faith Tabernacle COGIC, Waco. Come at 7 p.m. to receive a great blessing. You are invited to any of all of Greater Love’s weekly services: 6 p.m. Sundays, pastoral teaching; 7 p.m. Mondays, prayer; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Bible Study; 6 p.m. Wednesdays, youth activity/rehearsal; and Thursdays at 7 p.m. pastoral teaching. Greater Love is pastored by Bishop William Lewis Jr. and First Lady Marylyn Lewis. Located at 700 E. Park Ave., Corsicana.

Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., Alton Albert, Minister, invites you to attend its 80th Annual Homecoming/Gospel Meetings, beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 with Bible study at 9 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:15 a.m., and an afternoon service at 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served following the morning worship. Monday through Wednesday, at 7 p.m. each night, there will be services. Guest Speaker is Bro. Jerry Norris of Fourth Ave. Church of Christ, Dallas. Everyone is welcome. Come hear the true Gospel.  For more information call (903) 872-4504.

The Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, 300 S. Kerr,  Blooming Grove, will be celebrating and honoring the 100th anniversary of its current church building on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The church doors will open to welcome past and present members, guests and visitors at 10 a.m. A special worship service will begin at 11 a.m. preached by Bishop Mike Lowry with special music by the Douglas Family.  Following the service, lunch will be served in its Heritage Hall. Please join us in celebrating this historic day.

S.I.P. Ministry will celebrate six years of praying together at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Sirloin Stockade. Speaker will be Christine Daniel. Standing hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder in prayer.

Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 E. First. Ave., where Arthur C. Faulk serves as pastor, will observe its Ushers Annual Program at 3 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 22.  Special guests will be Pastor Johnny Vanibuls and the Samaria Baptist Church of Kerens.  You are invited to come and have a glorious time in the Lord.       

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at Navarro College, in the Lone Star Room at the cafeteria at 6:45 a.m on Wednesday mornings. 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.

Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1300 FM 3041, where Elvin Sikes serves as Pastor would like to invite everyone to our worship services.  Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church is located on Old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45.  Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m.  There is a short time of fellowship and Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.  Wednesday night services begin at 6:30 p.m.  We would also like to invite all women to a special time of fellowship and Bible study.  It is held every second and fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  (Light lunch and childcare will be provided.)

First Baptist Church of Eureka would like to invite anyone searching for a home church to visit with us for Sunday morning service beginning at 11 a.m. We are a growing, relaxed, comfortable, casual dress, family oriented church, with a loving and caring congregation. If you haven't yet found 'your' church, we invite you to give us a try.

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 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 at 6 p.m. Tuesday Night Women's Fellowship at 6 p.m. and Team Ropin' at 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study 7 p.m., Youth Dinner 6:30-7 p.m. and Youth Service 7 p.m. Thursday Practice is at 7 p.m. There will be an Eatin’ meeting after church on Sept. 29. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1670.

God's Holy Temple COGIC located at 301 East Third Ave downtown Corsicana in the home center invites you to come worship the Lord with us in our  Fourth Sunday night fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Our guest speaker will be  Evangelist C. Dawson known to many as “Weewee.” In 2009 she accepted her calling in ministry under the leadership of Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. She serves as youth director and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoys preaching the word of God and ministering to the young people. Please come and hear this anointed young woman of God, along with God's Holy Temple Praise Dance Ministry and Gospel Mass Choir. Pastor Eric Grant Sr and Lady Jackie Grant.

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.

Grief Share, sponsored by Northside Baptist Church, meets from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at the Fellowship Center on Forest Lane (across the street from Northside). This is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. You are welcome to begin attending the Grief Share group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. For more information, call Thelma Harvey at (903) 874-3277.

First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana Kidz Day Out Preschool Program is now enrolling children ages 6 weeks old through Pre-K for the Fall. The program operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., September through May.  More information can be found at or by contacting the church office at (903) 872-7473.