From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun
Please Note: Due to early deadlines for July 4 holiday, Church News will be due for the July 5 newspaper at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 2.
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.
Wesley United Methodist Church will welcome its new minister, Rev. Kevin Diggs, his wife Amy, and daughter Grace at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 23, 2013. A lunch will be enjoyed after the service. All are welcome to come fellowship with us.
The DIVAS 2 (Divinely, Inspired, Virtuous, Anointed Sisters) Women’s Ministry of the Liberty Tabernacle of God, 2708 W. Eighth Ave., and the Pastor Erma Waites invite you to attend “You Don’t Know My Story” at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Guest speaker will be Co-pastor/Evangelist Sandra Seals of the Harvest Worship Center in Hillsboro, Pastor Tommy Seals. Evangelist Seals is head of the women’s department at the church and enjoys working with women of all ages and from all walks of life. The selected scripture is Prov. 27:17 — Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage all who are in ministry, those who had not accepted their purpose in ministry, or those thinking of leaving the ministry due to its trials and tribulations. Please pray and come expecting to receive. Dress casual — you may be part of the Floor Ministry! For more information call (903) 641-5675.
The New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor D. R. Watson, 1808 W. 10th Ave., cordially invite the general public to celebrate the sixth appreciation service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013. Special guest church will be the New Bethel Baptist Church of Goodlow, with Rev. E. Betts bringing the message. There will also be other churches on the program. Mistress of ceremony will be Sis. Lois Ballard, welcome will be given by Sis. Joann Green, asst. pastor and wife Deacon Don Jones and Sis. Cynthia Jones and others. Rev. Green has been a member of New Cornerstone since the church was organized in 2001. He expressed his calling to pastor not long after that and has been on an uphill journey since then. he has been diligent in his ministry as a father, and as a husband. He and his lovely wife Trina were joined together in matrimonial bliss Jan. 1, 2013 and she became his helpmate in the ministry. He is devoted to his calling and to his pastor and church. These two young people are devoted to each other and to all of their children. Sis. Green has done everything to promote his ministry, from serving as president of the choir, working with the youth, helping on the kitchen committee, and a strong supporter of the church and her family. She is a dedicated wife, mother, friend and church leader. Pastor Watson and the New Cornerstone Family would be excited to see to see you there to celebrate this lovely couple for six years of exceptional service to the Lord and New Cornerstone at 3:30 Sunday, June 23, 2013.
New Victory in Christ Sanctuary, 805 S. 15th, Pastor D.R. Washington Sr., invite you to a dedication service at 12 noon Sunday, June 23, 2013 for newborn infants Keionna and Teionna Jones. In the morning service also will be an ordination of Sis. Julia Hernandez. The first message by this missionary will be the Sunday, June 30, 2013 morning service.
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 www.welcometograce.org or 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave. (903) 874-7300
First Baptist Church , 510 W. Collin in Corsicana, is having Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Monday-Friday, June 24-28 for boys and girls who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. This year we will study “Athens, Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth.” There will be Bible study, singing, crafts, recreation and snacks. Call or come by the church office (903) 872-7473, 510 W. Collin for more information. Join us for some fantastic fun!
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.
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.
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.
The Women Of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor. On last month the Women of Glory Ministry had the opportunity to go out and witness for Christ and share Jesus to the residents at the Eastside Apartments. Some residents were not home, but we left tracts at their homes to let them know that we are concerned. The Women of Glory are transformers and it is our goal and purpose to be witnessess, and to impact the Kingdom of God. So a special invitation is given to all women to come and fellowship with us. For it is our prayer that you will not leave the way you came, in Jesus Name. For further information you may call (903) 641-5675 or (903) 872-4661. Sis. Pamela Colbert serves as president; Pastor Erma J. Waites serves as Founder, and Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith serve as Advisors.
Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana will hold its Annual Youth Day Service on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Special guests will be God's Holy Temple COGIC, Corsicana, and its pastor, Eric Grant, Sr. will bring the message. Captains for this year's service will be: Jazzton Williams and Michaela Williams; Anaria Brown and DeMarcus Williams; Tamia Smith and Tadrian Hervey; and Amiriya Perkins and Alexis Barrett. All are welcome to come and see our youth in action. Sis. Annie Solomon and Sis. Shirley Colbert are Youth Directors; Minister Chasity Portis is Youth Choir Director; Minister Vanessa Baker is First Lady; and Bishop John Baker is pastor.
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 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, Larry L. Polk Sr., pastor is holding its annual Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013. Theme is “A Life Worth Living,” II Peter 1:3. Speaker will be Pastor Richard W. Williams of the Greater New Faith Baptist Church of Troup. Come and be blessed by the word of God.
Fourth Sunday Night Singing sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman. Rev. Donnie Watson of The New Cornerstone Baptist Church is the guest speaker. Pastor Joe Hubbard, host pastor. Everyone is invited. Dairy Johnson Sr. is president.
The Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., and its Pastor Aide Department will host its Annual Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013. Theme: II Corinthians 5:17 — God does not call the qualified! He qualifies the CALLED. Guest Churches: Greater Love Outreach Church, Bishop William Lewis; Gethsemane Baptist Church, Dallas, Pastor Vincent Collier will bring the message and The Gospel Five of Corsicana will provide music. Sis. Joan Lee will be the Mistress of Ceremony, Welcome by Sis. Ava Jackson, occasion by Bro. Fred Hall and Presentation by Bro. Leroy Johnson. Please come and help us celebrate this man of God.
Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. At this writing, Vacation Bible School is in full session. The VBS commencement will be tonight at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Mission is not only part of our name but also part of our ministry. Bro. Estrada from one of the ABA supported Missions in Mexico will present an overview of his work during the Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:50 a.m. immediately following Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. The church will also receive the Lord's Supper at the close of the Morning Worship. This Sunday only, lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall and the Afternoon Worship will begin soon thereafter rather than at the usual 4 p.m. time. Wednesday evening services resume this week at 7 p.m. for both the Adult Bible Study and Youth Program. Preparations for camp are being finalized for the week of July 8. All are welcome at MBC. Come and be blessed.
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.
That Church at 3640 N. Bus. 45 will host a Freedom Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Bring your lawn chair and be our guest for hot dogs, chips, homemade ice cream, bounce houses, games for all ages and a Patriotic Musical Tribute to America. Open Mic entertainment — bring your instrument or soundtrack and share your talent on our outdoor stage. Gospel, Patriotic and Family Friendly music only. There will be a Fireworks Display at the water’s edge at 9 p.m.
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 www.fbccorsicana.org or by contacting the church office at (903) 872-7473.
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 Reaching Out to You Ministry, Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., invites you to early morning service at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013. There will be a Fifth Sunday Fellowship at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Sixth Ave. Baptist. Come and be blessed and bring a friend! You are also invited to join for Family and Friends Day at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013. For more information call (903) 874-4873.
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. 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.
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.