Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 31, 2013

Church News for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Westside Baptist Church, in conjunction with the Billy Graham nationwide evangelistic campaign, “My Hope America,” and along with 22,000 other churches in America, is making revival plans to reach out to unsaved neighbors and loved ones with our only true hope: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Over the past 12 years, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has organized My Hope events in 57 nations bringing millions to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Now is America’s time! Bro. James Berryhill will be bringing the timely messages. He currently serves as a missionary in Bogota, Columbia where he is involved in church planting and leadership preparation. Bro. Grady Manning, gifted soloist and member of Westside, will be the worship leader. Nightly services will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10, and the Sunday service is 11 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal and then a short 30-minute video by Billy Graham, “My Hope America, The Cross.” There will be no evening service Sunday. You are invited to join us for a time of refreshment and spiritual renewal. Nursery will be provided. For additional information, call Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St., Corsicana, (903) 874-874-4640.

Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church and Pastor Elvin Sikes would like to announce an added service time for Worship beginning Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. We would like to remind everyone of our Sunday morning worship schedule: Our first Worship service begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Our second Worship service will begin at 11 a.m. We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for worship and youth activities. We are beginning a series titled “Exploring the Bible.” Pettys Chapel Baptist Church will present The Texas Gospel Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 2. Brought to you in the tradition of the Grand Ole Gospel Opry, doors will open at 5 p.m. and show will begin at 6 p.m. Mercy Song, made up of Larry Green, Les Pratt, Tonya Eakins and Jeff McFarland, is known as one of the best quartets in the country. They will be joined by Marvin Stewart Jr., Beverly Kay Crocker, and Master of Ceremonies Royel Clark. Admission is free, though there will be a love offering. A meal will be served and there will be door prizes. We are located on Old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45, 1300 FM 3041. For more information or needs, please call (903) 257–5690 or (903) 875–0002. For more about the Texas Gospel Jamboree, visit

Community Baptist Church, 125 SWCR 3040 and Hwy. 31, Corsicana, will celebrate its 62nd Church Homecoming Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in its 11 a.m. worship service. Come and recharge your spiritual battery, plug into the source. Stay connected. Everyone is welcome. Covered dish luncheon following the service. There will be a special afternoon song service at 1:30 p.m. featuring the gospel quartet Southern Joy. Don’t miss this celebration!

Trinity Assembly of God (on Hwy 31 going West past Wal-Mart three miles) will hold a Woman’s Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The public is invited. The Theme is “Breaking the Alabaster Box.” Special speakers will be Sis. Stephens and Sis. Dawson.

Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 E. Collin St., invites you to join for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Worship with us in spirit and truth. For more information, call (903) 872-7379.

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.

St. John Baptist Church, T. A. Carroll Ave., will celebrate 36 years for its musician appreciation program for Sis. S. Gregg at 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 2013. Speaker of the hour will be Charles Kelley, Pastor of Rockhill Baptist Church and Woods Chapel Baptist Church.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. The youth of the church are starting preparations for a float in the City of Corsicana Christmas Parade. This is a great season of the year. The young people and the youth directors have done wonderfully with several projects this year and look forward to the few final events of 2013. MBC meets every Sunday for regular services: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. and Afternoon Worship at 4 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Wednesday evening activities are more casual for both the youth program and the Adult Bible Class at 7 p.m. Friday Night Fun Night has resumed with the cooler weather and the winding down of football season. Come and join MBC in any and all of these services and events. You will enjoy the fellowship and be blessed too while worshipping, singing and learning from the scriptures.

Kerens First Methodist Lord’s Acre will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the KESA Building in Downtown Kerens. Barbecue brisket, sausage lunch with sides will be served, tickets available at the door, with take-outs as well. Church members are asked to donate a dessert for the lunch, bring to the KESA building by 10:30 a.m. There will be a live auction at 1 p.m., as well as bake sale, and a children’s play area. All are welcome.

The Cowboy Church of Corsicana, located at 5864 W. Hwy. 31 (two miles past Wal-Mart) would like to invite everyone to our Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Derek Rogers is our pastor. We have no special singer scheduled for this coming Sunday, Nov. 3, but the CCC band composed of Elias Lowe, Gary Poe, Debbie and Kenny Carter and led by Jody Thomas will provide us with some great music, as they do every week. It's worth the trip alone to come out and hear our very talented band. Wednesday night Bible Study is conducted at the church at 6:30 p.m. each week.  There will be a Men's Prayer Breakfast and Skeet Shoot held at 8 a.m. on  Saturday, Nov. 16.  If you are interested in that, please call Dustin Murphy at 903-469-441-6973 or Jeromy Mink at 903-641-8278 for more information. Other upcoming events include Billy Roy Mitcham, as special guest singer, on Nov. 10 and the following week on Nov. 17,  Wayne Jumper will be singing for us. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar, Nov. 10, when we will be having our Thanksgiving “Meet & Eat” after church with turkey and dressing furnished and side dishes added by the ladies of the church.  Everyone is invited to come and be a part of our Thanksgiving worship service and enjoy food and fellowship with this very rapidly growing and enthusiastic church.

 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.

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South 5th Street, Corsicana where L.L. Polk, Sr., is the Pastor, will observe its 103 Anniversary/67th Homecoming Nov. 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. Theme: “Where Do You Stand?”  Scripture text 2 Chronicles 7:14. Special guests include Grace Temple AME, Professional Gospel singer Angela Blair of Dallas, Texas, and Mount Olive Baptist Church, where Alfred Cox serves as pastor and will be the speaker of the hour.

Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 S. Bus. 45, invites you to join them for Homecoming/Family and Friends Day 2013 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Guest Speaker will be Evangelist Christie Lampkin Dobbins of the Potter’s House, Dallas. For more information, contact Sis. Rosie Williams at 903) 879-3157. Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr.

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fourth St., Corsicana, Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr., pastor, will celebrate its 141st Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The church invites you to come and join this congregation as they count their blessings and worship and rejoice. The focus for 2013 is a renewal of the basics of church service as stated in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” Proclaiming the word of God will be guest preacher and church Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, founder and senior pastor, and members of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 3203 Holmes St., Dallas.

Rising Star Community Center will hold a miscellaneous sale to benefit its ministry from 8 a.m. Saturday until... ? at Ideal Self Storage, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana. There will be a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 also at Ideal Self Storage, 801 N. 13th St. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Pastor Leroy Goff at (903) 388-6403.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.   


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