Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

June 13, 2013

Church News for June 14, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Praise in the Park presents Chuck and the Guiding Clouds of Huntsville at Bunert Park on MLK Blvd. at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, and introducing Peter St. Clair of Corsicana, soloist. Sponsored by Corsicana Parks and Recreation and Single Believers Ministries. For more information call (903) 602-0373.

Harmony Baptist Church invites you to its Revival, featuring Evangelist Patrick Murray Sr. Located at 400 E. 12th St., Bishop John Baker and the Harmony Baptist Family want you to come and be blessed at its Annual Youth Revival. Services will be held Wednesday, June 19 to Friday, June 21, 2013 at

7:30 pm. Evangelist Murray is from Dallas where he is a member of Full Gospel Holy Temple, under the leadership of Bishop Herman Murray.  For over 10 years, God has blessed Harmony with such a great outpouring through the man of God.  Don’t miss what God has for you!

The Macedonia Baptist Church, Corner of Ross and Marsh in Streetman will celebrate the 24th Pastoral Anniversary of their Pastor, Joe D. Hubbard, Sr. and his wife, Minister Florine Hubbard on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. with the spoken word brought by Evangelist Machleann Grant. Services will continue at 3:30 p.m. Guest churches include Church Of The Living God (Malakoff), Bishop Annell Haney, Pastor; Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Dairy Johnson; Love Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor David E. Wilson; Johnson Memorial COGIC, Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr.; Rockhill Baptist Church (Richland), Pastor Charles Kelley; and Harmony Baptist Church, Bishop John Baker Pastor.The theme for the occasion is “We Have Come This Far By Faith” from the scripture text Phil. 1:6.  The spoken word will be brought by Bishop John Baker. Pastor and Minister Hubbard are faithful servants unto God and their church. Because of their faith and zeal, God has blessed them to be in their Senior Years and they are yet still busy, giving their time, prayers, encouragement and support to many of the churches, Pastors and Ministers in Corsicana and the surrounding areas.  So if your life has been touched by this Man and Woman of God, the Macedonia Church Family extends a special invitation to you to come and be a part of this Appreciation Service.

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at Trinity Baptist Church,  1200 N. 13th at 6:45 a.m on Wednesday mornings. Please note the change of usual venue. 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.

New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow, where E. Betts Jr. is pastor, will be sponsoring its Second Annual Musical Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. June 15. The public is invited to come celebrate and sing.

Faith Lutheran Church will host a benefit dinner and pie auction on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. for Bob Diehl.  Bob is a long-time resident of Corsicana who is finding it difficult to meet his monthly obligations following the death of his wife Imogene earlier this year.  Donations will be matched by Thrivent for Lutherans.

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. Saturday Unity is having a Garage Sale and Bake Sale  to send children to Church Camp at Lake Texoma. Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 9 a.m. and then goes to Country Meadows at 2 p.m.  For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Let Your Light Shine For Jesus Vacation Bible School.  Come on out to Roane Baptist Church on FM 3041 at Roane for lots of fun, Bible Study, Crafts, and Games.  We will also have a meal each night.  Petty's Chapel Baptist Church has joined together this year with Roane for Vacation Bible School.  All children and youth ages Pre K through 12th grade are invited to attend.  Nursery is available.  Dates are June 19 through the 21st.  Time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Those who need a ride please call Pastor Elvin Sikes P.C.B.C. at (903) 257-5690 or Pastor Russell Reed R.B.C. at (903) 641-2143. Hope to see you there! Bring a friend!

Vacation Bible School - June 17 to 21st from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667.  All children ages 3 through Sixth grade.  For more information, please contact the church at (254) 578-1560 or email  Pre-registration will be from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, June 15th.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., will hold Vacation Bible School July 15-18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information call (903) 874-0718.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School June 24-28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The theme is “A Rip-Roaring Good Time with Jesus.” Bible study, arts and crafts, and refreshments wil be served. All ages are welcome to attend. The host pastor is Rev. Alfred Cox Jr. and Sis. Rosie Kelly is the director.

Life in the Word Bible Church, 1408 N. Beaton, Pastor Emma Brown-Jessie, will host a garage sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15 put on by the Women’s Ministry. The Men’s Ministry will give away free hot dogs to children in the neighborhood.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. Vacation Bible School arrives at MBC Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. with classes, fun, games, singing and refreshments. The theme for VBS is “The Mighty God.” Class groups are offered for age groups 2 years through adult. The adult class will meet for one hour only from 7 until 8 p.m. The commencement service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. All are invited to take part in VBS even if not pre-registered. May Sunday be a blessed day for all fathers on Father's Day. In observance of Father's Day, Sunday School and Morning Worship will be held as normally scheduled at 9:45 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. respectively. But, the Afternoon Worship will be dismissed in order to give families more time together on this special day. VBS will pre-empt the normal Wednesday night schedule this week only. MBC gratefully acknowledges the wonderful blessings God has provided this fellowship and the wealth of opportunities before us. Come and be blessed.


The Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street will celebrate the Ninth Pastoral Anniversary of their Pastor, David E. Wilson and Wife, Minister Sharron D. Wilson at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013.  God has blessed Pastor and Minister Wilson and they are dedicated and faithful servants unto God and the ministry at the Love Chapel Baptist Church.  The theme for this occasion is: “Commissioned To Preach The Gospel” from the scripture text II Cor. 4:1-5.  Guest churches are: Johnson Memorial COGIC, Elder Joseph Johnson, Sr., Pastor;  Church Of The Living God, Bishop Annell Haney, Pastor; Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alvin E. Smith; and Liberty Tabernacle of God, Pastor Erma J. Waites. The spoken word will be brought by Pastor Erma J. Waites. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Liberty Tabernacle, 2708 West Eighth Avenue behind the bowling alley, invites the public to the upcoming “Understanding the Times Apostolic Summit” at 7 p.m. on June 14. Intercessory prayer will be held at 6:20 p.m. Apostle A.E. Smith of Straightway Missionary Baptist Church will be the honored guest teacher/messenger at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. The selected scripture is I Chronicles 12:32, “...understanding of the times to know what the people of God ought to do.” Also, the D.I.V.A.S. II Ministry will present “You Don’t Know My Story” with speaker/Prophetess/co-pastor Sandra Seals of the Harvest Worship Center in Hillsboro, with her husband, Pastor Tommy Seals, at 9 a.m. on June 29. The selected scripture will be Proverbs 27:17. For more information, call (903) 641-5675.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Avenue, Corsicana, invite the public to celebrate Men's Day with them on June 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. Rev. Isaac Wells of Johnson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Malakoff will be delivering the message for this occasion. This invitation isn't exclusive to the men; women and children are also invited to come and share in this worship experience. Brother Larry Deeds, chairperson; Brother Marshall Deeds, co-chairperson; Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson, pastors.

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South Fifth St., Corsicana; Larry L. Polk, Sr. Pastor is holding its annual Family and Friends Day. June 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m., Theme: “A Life Worth Living”, 2 Peter 1:3 . Speaker will be Pastor Richard W. Williams of the Greater New Faith Baptist Church of Troup, Texas. Come and be blessed by the word of God.

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.  

First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, presents Screen on the Green. Join us Friday, June 14 for an evening of outdoor fun for all ages! The activities start at 7:30 p.m. with a rock climbing inflatable and a bounce house for the younger children. Come with your family and friends to enjoy free popcorn and snow cones before the movie begins at dusk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the movie WALL-E on the south lawn of the church campus. For more details visit our website at

New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1808 West 10th Avenue, and Rev. D. R. Watson are proud to announce  and cordially invite the public to help celebrate the Sixth Appreciation Service of its assistant pastor and wife, Rev. and Sis. M. L. Green on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Special guest church will be the New Bethel Baptist Church of Goodlow, Rev. E. Betts, pastor; as well as other churches on the program. Mistress of ceremony will be Sis. Lois Ballard, welcome by Sis. JoAnn Green. Rev. Green has been a member of New Cornerstone since it was organized in 2001, and received his calling to the ministry not long after that and has been on an uphill journey since then. He has been diligent in his ministry in the church, as a father, and as a husband. Rev. Green served in the capacity of assistant pastor to Pastor Watson for the past eight years. He and his lovely and dedicated wife Trina serve in whatever capacity they are needed, singing in the choir and acting president of the choir respectively. Come join us as we show appreciation to these two young servants of God, on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Open Door COGIC, 1201 E. Eighth, Corsicana will host a Revival June 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with Pastor Myron Williams of Abundant Faith Ministries in Malakoff as the guest speaker. On Sunday, June 16 at 11 a.m. a program titled “Will the Real Man Please Stand?” will be presented, and you are invited to take part. Then on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a benefit for Sis. Aubrey Hardaway, (aka Aunt Nan). Overseer Sis. Joan Thompson. For more information please call (903) 872-6907 or (903) 654-2448.

Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 700 East Park Ave., will have its 14th Annual Picnic — Feast of the Lord, and Clothes Off My Back Ministry beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Clothes will be given away to those in need, and members of all the area group homes will be in attendance at the picnic. Come enjoy music, fun, food, singing, basketball, fun jump and great fellowship. Greater Love Outreach Fellowship looks forward each year to this sharing with the community. Bishop Elder William Lewis Jr. and First Lady Marylyn Lewis, for more information call (903) 874-7273.

Amelia Barton Church of the Living God, 917 G.W. Jackson, Corsicana, invites all to come and worship and celebrate the church anniversary. Special guest speaker for the service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 is Rev. D.R. Washington Sr. of New Victory in Christ Sanctuary. Special guest group is The Spiritual Disciples of Dallas. Theme is “Christ, the Solid Rock” from Matt. 7:25. Come and be blessed in the Lord. There will be dinner served following the service. Biship J.D. Morgan, pastor.

First Baptist Church of Eureka, 8718 S Hwy 287, Eureka, is hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser and free garage sale from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. FBC Eureka will celebrate Family and Friends day June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. with an outdoor picnic. Everyone is welcome and invited to join us. Bring a potluck dish or two and some drinks and join us for an afternoon of fellowship, games and fun. FBC Eureka would like to invite anyone searching for a home church to visit with us in our Sunday morning service beginning at 11 a.m. We are a relaxed, comfortable, casual dress, family oriented church, with a loving and caring congregation. If you haven't yet found 'your' church, please 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. 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.   On June 21 and July 19 there will be a Team Sorting Buckle Series with books opening at 6 p.m. and the sorting starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact John McLain at (903) 641-6648. There will be a New Members Luncheon June 16, and Eatin’ Meetin’ at 7 p.m. June 28.

The United Together for the Kingdom Work of Christ Fellowship, overseer Bishop k.d. davis sr., invites you to an Old Time Tent Revival at 6:30 p.m. nightly June 18-20. Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, 1009 S. Fourth St., Corsicana, Elder G.R. Moore, pastor, and The 13th Ave. Christian Fellowship, 817 E. 13th Ave., Coriscana, Rev. Clyde Chambers, pastor. For more information call (903) 874-4873.

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.)

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) 654-4979.

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. Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion. Grief Share is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. 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.