Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 5, 2013

Church News for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

From Staff Reports
Associated Press

Corsicana — God's Holy Temple COGIC, located at 301 East Third Ave. downtown Corsicana in the home center, would like to thank everyone who came last week and celebrated with us our Third Year Church Anniversary service. The official day will end Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 4 p.m. with special guest church and congregation, Behind The Veil Ministry with Bishop Sam Cumby and First Lady Lurna Cumby of Fairfield. Come and worship God with us in singing and praising God for the mighty things he is doing at God's Holy Temple COGIC. Pastor Eric Grant and Lady Jackie Grant, pastors.

The Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, 300 S. Kerr,  Blooming Grove, will be celebrating and honoring the 100th anniversary of its current church building on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The church doors will open to welcome past and present members, guests and visitors at 10 a.m. A special worship service will begin at 11 a.m. preached by Bishop Mike Lowry with special music by the Douglas Family.  Following the service, lunch will be served in its Heritage Hall. Please join us in celebrating this historic day.

NOW Faith Miracle Center, 301 Margaret Dr., Kerens, celebrates its Eighth Year Church Anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Come and celebrate with us. There will be guest churches, great choirs, praise dancing and a dynamic speaker.

The 66th Annual Silent Grove Cemetery Annual will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at the St. John Baptist Church located at 209 T. A. Carroll Avenue. The spoken word will be brought by Pastor Charles Kelley of the Rockhill Baptist Church. All family members and other relatives are encouraged to come and support this service. For further information you may call Minister Florine Hubbard at (903) 872-4661 or Sis. Gloria Miller at (903) 872-6106.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., will resume its after school program Noah’s Kids at 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Registration is Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. This program is for all third, fourth and fifth graders. Come and join us for snacks, crafts, Bible lessons and learning how to take care of God’s good earth in our church garden. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1877 or Noah’s Kids director Connie Warrington at (903) 874-0718. Looking forward to our second year of Noah’s Kids.

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, and Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. will hold its Ushers Annual Day on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor M. Taylor and The TrueVine Baptist Church, Ferris. Come and enjoy the Lord with us.

Carroll Chapel A.M.E. Church, Richland, will celebrate its Homecoming with services on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The morning service will be 11 a.m. followed by dinner at 2 p.m., and an evening service at 3 p.m. Take I-45 South to Hwy. 14, Richland exit, go about one mile and make a right on View Lane, Church to left past curve.

Community Baptist Church, corner of Hwy. 31 and SW CR 3040, Corsicana, is proud to announce a celebration of its Pastor David L. Spann and wife, Liz Spann’s first year anniversary. You are invited to worship with them at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Family and friends are invited to come and help say Thank You to our Pastor and wife for their service. It will be a great time of fellowship and worship. Special music and song will be provided by the King Family. Lunch will be served. There will be an Ordination service at 2 p.m. for Bro. Johnny R. Covington. Please come and join as the church supports this man in his call to ministry.

The Reaching Out to You Ministry at Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., invites you to join for its morning worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, with a Spirit-Filled hour of Miracles and Blessings. Sunday School follows at 10:30 a.m. Bring a friend and come and be blessed. For more information call (903) 874-4873.

The Liberty Tabernacle of God, 2708 W. Seventh Ave., and founder Pastor Erma Waites will observe their third year anniversary as the Lord’s Church. This year the celebration will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, when Pastor David and Minister Sharron Wilson and the Love Chapel Church family will be the distinguished guests. Pastor Wilson will bring the anniversary message in the 10:30 a.m. service. The theme is “Do not despise small beginnings” Job 8:7. “Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Bro. Morell Thomas will serve as master of ceremony, greetings by Glory Cyrus and the Church History by Venes Brown. Special tribute to our deceased member Bro. Robert Schultz, and special recognition to others who have been a blessing to the ministry. The public is invited to attend these and all services: Intercessory Prayer and Bible Study each Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (followed by Praise and Worship/Choir Practice at 8 p.m.). For more information, call (903) 641-5675.

Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ, Elder Joseph Johnson Sr., Pastor, would like to invite you to its Pastor and Wife Appreciation Service Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Johnson Memorial COGIC, 1700 South Bus. 45, Corsicana, Texas 75110. Special guest speaker on Sunday will be Bishop k.d. davis sr. Come and experience the great move of God. For more information you may reach Sis. Bridgitt Jennings at (903)879-3301 or Sis. Petrina Johnson (903)851-3459.

Grace Community Church invites you to some exciting fall events: our weekly Awana and Youth programs are starting back up at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4, we will be offering two Sunday worship services and a new sermon series on Acts at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. beginning Sept. 8, a new weekly Beth Moore study for women begins at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 10, and there’s a men’s breakfast and study at 6 a.m. on Sept. 11 and  25.  That’s not all!  Christian comedian Mike Williams will be entertaining us on Sept. 22nd, then musician Daniel Crawford will be performing on the evening of Sept. 29th.  For more details, visit or 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave., or call (903) 874-7300.  

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. Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 9 a.m. For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana is preparing for two special youth-sponsored events in September. On Saturday, Sept. 14,  a “Back to School Fun Day” will begin at 3 p.m. There will be food, games and fun including a large water slide on the church lawn. This event is also for adults. Come and enjoy the fun and good eats. A special youth-led Morning Worship is scheduled for Sept. 22. The entire service will be conducted by the youth of the church including the morning message. This is a tried and true group of young people who do a wonderful job. The church is really looking forward to these two events. This week, regular services are scheduled: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. and Afternoon Worship at 4 p.m. Wednesday Evening Youth Program and Adult Bible Class begin at 7 p.m. MBC is alive and growing in spirit and number. Come and enjoy great fellowship and be blessed by being in God's house.

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.

First Baptist Church of Eureka would like to invite anyone searching for a home church to visit with us for Sunday morning service beginning at 11 a.m. We are a growing, relaxed, comfortable, casual dress, family oriented church, with a loving and caring congregation. If you haven't yet found 'your' church, we invite you to 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 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. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1670.

Blooming Grove United Methodist Church will hold its Lord's Acre celebration on Sept. 14, 2013 at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The Country Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with take-outs starting at 11 a.m.  Free delivery in Blooming Grove area.  Call (903) 695-2334.  The meal will consist of brisket, potato salad, beans, slaw, dessert and tea.  Adult meals are $8 and children 10 and under $5.  The live auction will begin in the sanctuary at 1 p.m. There will be a drawing for a beautiful homemade quilt made by the BGUMC quilting group. Tickets are being sold now and on the day of the Lord's Acre.  If interested in tickets now you may contact  Carolyn Turner at (903) 695-2226. The donations for the tickets  are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.    

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.

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) 654-4980.

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.