Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 20, 2014

Church News for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Freedom Fellowship Church celebrated its annual Royal Family Fashion and Talent Show. Winners were Pastor Jessie R. William, Mother Lucy Irvin was crowned Ms. Freedom Fellowship. Other winners were Imani Brandon, Sweetheart; Joshua Harris, King; TreAnah Coppock, Queen; and Isaiah Williams, Duke and Leilani Standford, Duchess. All proceeds are for the church building fund.

First Baptist Church Corsicana will host The PraiSingers from Travis Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Worth, a senior adult choir in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at 510 W. Collin St. The concert is free and open to the public. The 150 voice choir sings a variety of traditional and gospel music, and ends with a musical salute to our Armed Forces.  The choir makes about 15 appearances a year for association and state events, retirement communities and churches.

Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 E. Collin St., Corsicana, invites you to visit this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. “Hear about the power of The Holy Spiri.” For more information, call (903) 872-7379.  

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Ave., Corsicana will celebrate Old-Timers Day along with its 105th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.   At the 11:30 a.m. hour, the church will hold regular morning worship service.  At 3:30 p.m., Ennis Mt. Zion Church, where Elder Larry Rhone is overseer, will be the special guests. The members are asked to dress in old-time attire all day. Come and join us for a wonderful worship experience as we honor the Lord for all that He has done and is doing in our midst right now. Dinner will be served after the morning service and carryout dinners will be available for guests after the evening service. Bishop John Baker is pastor and Minister Vanessa Baker is First Lady.

First Baptist Church of Mertens will have a service to celebrate the final Sunday in its present sanctuary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. The building was constructed in 1924 and will be removed to allow for the building of a new sanctuary. Refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

Trinity Assembly of God, Hwy 31 and Corbet Road, will host a Gospel Sing-A-Long from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Open Mic, free admission, Live Band. Come have fun with us, fellowship and have a good time. For more information call (903) 875-5950.

Bethel AME Church are pleased to announce that the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 23 is Youth Sunday featuring the annual Black History Program with full participation of the youth and members. Sis. Lizzie O’Neal is the coordinator. Pastor Willie L. Greene Sr. and the Gospel Choir will be the special guest on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. at Joshua Chapel AME Church in Waxahachie where Rev. Samuel Baker is the pastor. Preparations are being made for the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) fifth Sunday program recognizing the “Men of Bethel” as Kinds for a day at 11 a.m. March 30, 2014.

Unity Baptist Church, 101 S. 30th St., where Chad Owens is Pastor, invites you to services: Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday: worship and Children’s Church at 11 a.m., worship at 6 p.m., and Wednesday: Prayer meeting at 7 p.m., Kings Kids class meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Tuesday, a group from Unity visits shut-ins at 10 a.m. Thursday, there is a Bible study at Northwest Apartments Community Center at 7 p.m. Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 8:45 a.m. For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Open Door COGIC, 1201 E. Eighth, Corsicana, invites you to any or all of these upcoming events: Sunday School program at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 with speaker Pastor Dennis Albert, pastor of Bread of Life COGIC; Three night Revival Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with Speaker Pastor William Lewis of Greater Love Outreach Fellowship. Also Open Door’s 29th Church Anniversary will be celebrated at 7:30 pm. Friday, March 7, 2014 and again at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9. A Pastor Aid sponsored Five-Night Revival will be held from March 31 to April 4 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with speaker Pastor Ernie Sample of Victory Sanctuary COGIC of West. For more information or for transportation, please call (903) 872-6907. All events will be held at the Open Door Church of God in Christ.

The Cowboy Church of Corsicana located at 5864 W. Hwy 31 (two miles west of Walmart) would like to invite you to its Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. and also to its weekly Bible Study held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Special music is provided each week by the CCC band. Presently, the church is in the process of enlarging to accommodate the rapid growth. Last Sunday,  Feb. 16, The Cowboy Church of Corsicana celebrated its third anniversary since its beginning in February 2011. We would like to thank Sherry Andrus for making us a beautiful cake for our anniversary celebration. Derek Rogers is our Pastor and he brings good Bible based messages each and every week. Do please feel free to come and join us at anytime. You will be most welcome.

The Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., Corsicana, Dairy G. Johnson Sr., pastor, would like to invite the public to come and celebrate Black History month at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Guest speaker for that evening will be associate minister Corey Crawford of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist church. The theme: A New Generation of Freedom. “Oh God, you have taught me from my youth; and to this day I declare your wondrous works.” Psalm 71:17. Come all and be blessed, this is our moment in Black History. For more information you can contact LaTonya Roberts at, or call (903) 493-3652.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Avenue, Corsicana invites the public to join them in celebrating their Women's Day Annual, Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. The theme for this event is “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” (Revelation 12:14). Sister Bernice Henry chairperson, Sister Lula Williams co-chairperson, Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson pastors.

The Kingdom Connection Monthly Fellowship will meet at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor. The spoken word will be brought by Pastor David E. Wilson who serves as Pastor at the Love Chapel Baptist Church. The public is cordially invited to fellowship with us in this service.


The Women of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at the Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson seves as Pastor.  All women are cordially invited to attend.  Sis. Pamela Colbert serves as President. Evangelist Ora Lusk serves as secretary; and Pastor Erma Waites serves as Founder and Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith are Advisors.


The Love Chapel Church Family will have a service of honor and recognition to their Pastor David E. Wilson at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014. Pastor Wilson is a Man of God that teaches and preaches the Word of God with exuberance and power and has a great love for God and the people of God. The guest church will be Harmony Baptist Church and the spoken word will be brought by Bishop John Baker who serves as the pastor. Everyone is invited to come and help us celebrate our leader.

Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church presents its first Guitar Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Theme is Psalm 150:1-6. Giving God the glory and honor, praising Him to the highs on stringed instruments. Sponsor: Minister of Music, Bro. Paul Lewis. Pastor Bishop Wm. Lewis Jr., First Lady Marylyn Lewis. Come be blessed of God!

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, invites you to a real black history program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Guest speaker is the wonderful Rowena Winfrey NAACP president of Corsicana. There will be skits, plays, songs of old and oldie but goodies of yesteryear. For more information, contact Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. at (903) 396-2333.

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

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.

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; Team Ropin' at 7 p.m., Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 p.m., Youth Dinner from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and Youth Service, also on Wednesdays. In February, Open Mic night will be Feb. 22, with Eatin’ Meetin’ on Feb. 23.

First Baptist Church of Eureka  Women's Conference at FBC Eureka. Send us your mailing address or email and we will get your registration or vendor form in the mail. Early registration is strongly encouraged as seats will fill up fast. Vendors will be screened and accepted on a first to register basis and items offered, only one vendor per item.  8718 South Hwy 287, Corsicana Texas 75109 (mailing address). Women of God “Faith, Hope, & Love” Conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, 2014. There will be five speakers, three singers, four workshops, mini concert, vendor booths, breakfast, barbecue lunch, door prizes and a grand door prize. Doors and vendor booths open at 8 a.m., breakfast ends at 8:45 a.m., conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., vendors close at 5 p.m. Please contact us on Facebook (First Baptist Church of Eureka Texas) by email:, phone: 903-875-9706 for more information or to make a donation. FBCE would like to welcome you to join us for: Sunday morning services at 11 a.m.; Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.; Youth Night every fourth Sunday at 6 p.m.; Women's Bible Study every Thursday at 7 p.m.; and Men's Fellowship Meeting the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m.

 Northside Baptist Church offers Grief Share, a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close. Grief Share is non-denominational and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. A 13-week course begins Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Northside Baptist Church. The meeting will be in the white house across the street from Northside, 222 Forest Lane  beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. You will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a loss, learn from their experiences and share your own. For further information call Thelma Harvey at (903) 875-8944 or (903) 874-3277.