Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 11, 2013

Church News for Friday, July 12, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — News and announcements submitted by area congregations throughout Navarro County.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 201 NE Fourth St., Kerens, invites all to its Annual Revival Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Jodie Holmes of Detroit will be preaching the Echoes of Revelation. Come and let God speak to your heart through his servant. Rev. Samuel Washington, pastor.

God's Holy Temple COGIC located at 301 East Third Ave. Downtown Corsicana in the Home Center will have its Women Of Faith Conference Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 4 p.m. Theme: “From The World To The Church.” Evangelist Dawn Hawkins will come and share the mighty word of Jesus Christ.  She was raised in Kerens, and later moved to Los Angeles, Calif. where she received her Christian Exp. under the pastorate of the late Bishop Robert W. McMurray, then under the leadership of  Bishop Noel Jones of City of Refuge Ministries. Evangelist Hawkins moved back to Kerens in 1998 to care for an ailing relative. She was ordained in 1999 under the pastorate of Apostle Helen F. Richardson of the True Life Evangelistic Association. She is currently a member of the Potter's House in  Dallas under the Pastorate of Bishop T. D. Jakes. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing, and minored in Religion at the University of Southern California. She currently works as a Registered Nurse at Baylor Waxahachie Hospital and always minsters the Good News of Jesus Christ to all she meets. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Eric Grant Sr. and Lady Jackie Grant.

Church in the Park at Fullerton-Garitty Park will celebrate and remember 10 years with an Anniversary Celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 14 (or July 21 in the event of inclement weather). The program will include a time of worship, singing and special music. There will be a recognition time for agencies and individuals who have been blessed by tithes and offerings, as well as a new tree added to the  Prayer Garden in honor of those who have passed on the last 10 years. All are invited, and there will be a lunch provided afterward and the community is invited.

The Cowboy Church of Corsicana will be the venue at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 21 for Allen Frizzell, Lefty’s “other” brother when he performs during the morning worship service. Cowboy Church of Corsicana is located at 5461 W. Hwy. 31, Corsicana. This Frizzell was born into a legendary family in country music, then reborn into God’s family. He received the 2012 ICGMA’s Living Legend Award. Come join us and hear this award-winning Christian/Gospel artist. Services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. will be Family Fun Night, and everyone is invited. Come old, young, and in between. Bring your friends and neighbors. One of the special events for that night will be goat roping, which will be done on foot so if you don’t have a horse, come on. There will also be a water slide and other water activities so bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Calling All Prayer Warriors: Please meet in front of the Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013 for Intercessory Prayer for our community leaders and citizens as they prepare to go to Austin on Monday, July 15, 2013 to meet with state officials to discuss the possible closing of the Corsicana State Home. For more information please call Barbara Kelley at (903) 872-7973.

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, invites the public to our pastor and wife pre-anniversary service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12. Guest speaker will be Pastor Dairy Johnson of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Corsicana. Other guest will be Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor Nathan Carter. On Saturday, at 7 p.m. the program committee will sponsor a Pastor and Wife Appreciation Banquet in the fellowship hall at New Bethel Baptist Church. Special Speaker will be Pastor C. Jenkins of the Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Trinidad. Tickets are $7 each and may be purchased no through July 12. For tickets call (903) 851-0144. The Anniversary Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Guest Speaker will be Pastor Samuel Washington of New Hope Baptist Church, Kerens, along with Samaria Baptist Church, Pastor Johnny Vanibuls and Church of the Living God, Pastor Tessie Johnson. For more information please contact New Bethel at (903) 396-7437.

Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, 100 South Parham, Corsicana, invites you to its Family and Friend Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013. Guest speaker will be Pastor Robert Lee of Chatfield Baptist Church. Come looking for blessings. Elder Harold Evans Sr., pastor. There will be a Soul Seeking Revival at 7 p.m.  nightly Aug. 6-9 with Rev. Glory Hawkins as guest speaker.

Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St., invites children Kindergarten through sixth grade (completed) to attend its Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-19. This year’s theme is “SonWest Roundup, A Rip Roarin’ Good Time with Jesus.” It’s gonna be a cool, cool summer learning about Jesus with lots of music, Bible lessons, crafts, games, petting zoo, pony rides and more! For more information or for transportation, please call (903) 874-4640.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. “And the Lord added to the church...” Acts 2:47. MBC is humbly grateful for the two additions to the membership this past week. The youth and sponsors  return home today (Friday) from Summer Camp. Preparations will now begin for the next Youth Led Sunday Morning Worship. The youth did a wonderful job a couple of weeks ago. Sunday services begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. and Afternoon Worship at 4 p.m. Mid-week Adult Bible Study and youth devotional and activities in the Fellowship Hall and gymnasium begin each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone who does not have a regular church home or just wishes to visit MBC will find warm fellowship and bible centered teaching. Come and be blessed.

Texas Southern Gospel School of Music will hold its closing concert of the 17th annual session at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at Second Avenue Baptist Church. Come and be our guest for a wonderful evening of Southern Gospel Music at its best. There is no admission charge, and the public is invited to attend.

The Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church, 700 East Park Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 16-18. Ages 5 through high school are welcome. Pastor Bishop William Lewis Jr. and First Lady Marylyn Lewis.

Dayspring Apostolic Network will hold its 12th Annual Conference at 111 W. Collin St., Corsicana at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20 with John and Dixie Autry and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 21 with Elder Harald Clemens and Pastors Dan and Glenda Layne. Theme: “Times of Refreshing.” Acts 3:19-21. Be refreshed in the presence of the Lord! For more information call (903) 872-5466.

The Reaching Out to You Ministry of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., invites you to its Women’s Annual Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Special guest will be Rev. Alphonzo Scott from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Milford. For more information call (903) 874-4873. Come and be blessed! Bring a friend.

Liberty Tabernacle and Pastor Waites located at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. invite the public to the upcoming “Understanding the Times Prophetic Summit” to be held at 7 p.m. July 18 and 19. Intercessory prayer at 6:20 p.m. each night. Minister Sharron D. Wilson will be the honored guest teacher/messenger at  7 p.m. Thursday, July 18. She is from Love Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor David Wilson. Co-pastor Debbie Keele will be the honored guest teacher/messenger at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19. She is from Community Chapel, Pastor Lonnie Keele. The selected scripture is I Chron. 12:32 b) Understanding of the times to know what the people of God ought to do. For more information please call (903) 641-5675.

Griffin Chapel COGIC, 709 E. 12th Ave., invites the public to join as they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its pastor and wife, Supt. Elijah L. Baptist and Ethel P. Baptist at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013. For more information, contact (903) 851-3704.

Grace Community Church invites you to learn more about our current sermon series, The Cheater, during weekly worship services each Sunday at 10:45 a.m.  We offer nursery care, an engaging toddler class, and exciting children’s worship for kids PK through third grade. Join us on our journey of faith together by visiting or 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave.  (903) 874-7300.

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. Please note the return to 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.

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.

Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 15-19. Children age 5 through completed grade six are admitted free for a Bible School like they’ve never experienced before!! For more information, call (903) 695-2271.

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.  We now have Kings Kids for Teens also. 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, we will have our Monthly Sing Night starting at 6 p.m.  Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 9 a.m. Our VBS, The Kingdom of God, will be July 22-26 from 5-8 p.m. Ages are 4-14. Harvey Strain and his puppets will be at VBS also!  For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Bethel S.D.A. Church, 717 E. 13th Ave., will hold a Youth Pathfinders Parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Dr. Norman Stiggers, pastor. Come and sign up your child for great Pathfinders Adventure for Christ, Sabbath School at 9 a.m., Worship at 11 a.m. and Youth Parade at 4 p.m. Pathfinders Leaders from the City Temple will be there. For more information contact Deacon Clifton Scott at (972) 865-5181.

Rockhill Baptist Church will observe its 102nd Church Anniversary program at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at Richland. Theme: Rejoice in the Lord from Phillippians 4:4. Guest churches will be Woods Chapel Baptist Church, St. John Baptist Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, and Church of the Living God. The spoken word will be brought by Monroe Allen, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, Dawson. Charles Kelley is the host pastor.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 North Third St. will observe its 92nd Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, July 14, 2013 with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and then at 11 a.m. Morning Worship. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. the special guest will be the Mt. Olive Baptist Church; Pastor Alfred Cox, Jr. will bring the afternoon message. All former members and  general public are welcome to come and worship with us on the great day. Our Theme: “You Can Come Home” Isaiah 49:19-20. Sister Nellie Collins, Chairperson; Co-Chairperson, Sister Brenda Stovall; Bro. Claude T. Roberts, General Captain, Dairy G. Johnson Sr., Senior Pastor. Phone (903) 874-7834. Transportation is available.

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.

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.

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.