From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., presents a Live Nativity from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 13, 14, and 15. This event is free of charge. You are invited to drive by and experience the wonder of the season as the birth of the Christ-Child is celebrated. Merry Christmas!
Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 East Collin St., Corsicana, Visit us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. “EXPECT A MIRACLE.” Phone-903-872-7379.
The Corsicana District, Supt. E.L. Baptist, will hold a program at Open Door COGIC, 1201 E. Eighth Ave. at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Speaker will be Supt. David R. Williams of New Greater Deliverance COGIC, Waxahachie. Come, hear a word from God spoken by a mighty anointed man of God. For more information, please call (903) 654-2448 or (903) 872-6907.
City Wide Ushers Annual Christmas Program will convene at 7 p.m. nightly, Dec. 4-6. Host church is Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 700 East Park Ave., Bishop William Lewis, pastor. Sponsoring churches are Harmony Baptist Church, Pastor John Baker; Love Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor David Wilson; Second Mission Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Polk; Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Pastor Gary Moore; Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, Pastor Arthur Faulk; Greater Love Outreach Fellowship, Pastor William Lewis; Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church, Pastor Clyde Chambers; New Victory in Christ Sanctuary, Pastor Don Washington; Bethany Baptist Church, Pastor Samuel Chambers; Mount Olive Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Cox; and Open Door COGIC, Overseer Joan Thompson. Sis. Annie Fortune is president of the City Wide Ushers.
Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at The Lone Star Room at the Navarro College Cafeteria at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday. 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.
Corsicana Ministerial Alliance will have its Christmas dinner and final meeting for 2013 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Wicklow Inn. Please RSVP for the dinner by Monday, Dec. 2 to Floyd Peterson at 903-229-0208.
Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. MBC will conduct the normal schedule of services this coming week. All are welcome to join any or all of these services of worship, praise, singing, and study. MBC is looking forward to two special events in the month of December. A Christmas Parade float is being prepared for the local downtown Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. Candy and other goodies will be passed out along the parade route. Hope you get your share. Also, the annual Christmas Luncheon will be served immediately following the Dec. 8 morning worship. This is always a great time of fellowship and delicious food. As Dec. 25 approaches, remember that without the Son of God appearing in human flesh there would be no reason for the season. May God's riches blessing be upon you during this Christmas season.
Grace Community Church invites you to some exciting December events: Australia's 2011 Artist of the Year will be leading worship with us on Dec. 8th, then special guest vocalist and songwriter Erica Lane will be performing on Dec. 22nd at 10:45 a.m. That's not all! We offer Sunday worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m., a bi-weekly men’s breakfast and study at 6 a.m. (on Dec 4 and 18), and Awana and Youth programs at 6:30 p.m. on Dec 4 and Dec. 11. For more details, visit www.welcometograce.org or 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave., or call (903) 874-7300.
The Gospel Five invites you to an Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 held at The Kelly’s Temple COGIC, 509 N. Third St., Corsicana. Special Guest will be Bishop k.d. davis sr. of Sixth Ave. Baptist Church. Host pastor, Elder B.J. Kelly. For more information, call (903) 872-2875.
Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, invites you to join its congregation as it shows love for the ministerial staff of Sixth Ave. Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. For more information call (903) 874-4873.
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.
NOW Faith Miracle Center, 301 Margaret Drive, Kerens, will hold a Night of Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The theme is “Communion with The King.” Formal/semi-formal attire. This will be held in the Rosetta Stone Fellowship Hall of the church. Come and celebrate with us! For more information, call (214) 680-6243.
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 at 7 p.m., Youth Dinner 6:30 to 7 p.m. and Youth Service 7 p.m. Thursday Practice is at 7 p.m. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1670.
Northside Baptist Church “Surviving the Holidays” will begin Nov. 13 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.
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.
First Baptist Church Corsicana is a Relay Collection Center for Navarro County for Operation Christmas Child. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Navarro County sister churches and friends are invited to work alongside Samaritan’s Purse in filling Christmas shoebox gifts to be sent to places that we could never reach. With each shoebox gift a child goes to a 12-week Bible Study class called The Greatest Journey teaching them about the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Millions of children, their parents, their grandparents and entire villages have been saved through the shoebox gifts. The goal for Navarro County is 1001 Christmas shoebox gifts. Pre-folded shoeboxes and brochures with details are available for pick-up at the FBC Family Life Center (at southeast corner of N. 15th St. and W. Fifth Ave.) from 8 a.m .to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lead your family, church, or organization to be a part of this special ministry. Check out details and testimonies at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Don’t miss out on this blessing. For more information, contact Nanette Bray (Relay Center Coordinator) at (903) 654-7910 or FBC at (903) 354-5439.