Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 14, 2013

Church News

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — The Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, 100 S. Parham St., Corsicana will have a city wide “Marriage is a Ministry” seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Minister Clarence W. and Elder Valorie D. Horn, of Taylor’s Memorical Church of God in Christ will be the speakers. The seminar is beneficial for our families as well as for our city. Recognition will be given for “the oldest” married couple, the “longest” married couple, as well as those engaged or newlyweds. Door prizes, gifts, and awards will be given through the seminar. We invite and welcome the Single, Married, Engaged and Just Curious to come out and enjoy this annual seminar. Do you know that marriage is a ministry? Come have fun and be blessed and bless your household with what you will receive on this day. Brunch will be served.

Bethel SDA Family Ministries Department will present a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 717 E. 13th Ave., Corsicana. Elder Charles and Dr. Gloria Miller, licensed and certified professional educator and therapist of Rockford, Ill. will present the workshop. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Lorraine James-Stiggers at (469) 567-1619 or

Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will present a Black History Program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Special guests include Derica Pipkins of Johnson Memorial COGIC, Pastor Joseph Johnson, Sr.; HeavynneLeigh Johnson of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Cox, Jr.;  Curtis Sparks, Jr. of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Bishop k.d.davis, Sr.; Hopewell Baptist Church of Dawson, Pastor Monroe Allen; Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Pastor Curtis Johnson, Sr.;  and the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Dairy Johnson, Sr.  The spoken word will be brought by Minister David Brashawn Wilson, the son of Pastor David E. Wilson. David is married to Cynthia, and they have two sons, David Jr. and Caleb.  He is a member of the North Richland Hills Baptist Church in Ft. Worth under the leadership of Pastor Scott Maze.  In observance of Black History Month our theme is “Connecting The Past to the Present” from the scripture text Psalms 77:11-14. Everyone is cordially invited to come and give Praises and thanksgiving to God for the many blessings He has given to us!

Bethel A.M.E. Church, 101 N. Fourth St., invites you to the Women Missionary Society Annual Prayer Breakfast. Guest speaker will be Elder Linda Moore, Assistant pastor of Life Works Bible Church of Dallas. The men of Bethel will cook breakfast. Donations are $10. This will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the church.

The North Beaton Church of Christ, 2725 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, would like to extend to you an invitation to its Gospel meeting Feb. 17-20. Ferman Carpenter will be the speaker and his theme is “Beauty and the Beast.” The lessons will be taken from the parables of Jesus. Sunday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. is “Changing Your Label.” Sunday at 6 p.m. is “Good Answer Bad Heart,” followed by Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. with “Missing the Point.” Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. Carpenter will cover “The Father’s Pet,” and the session will finish at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 with “Pharisee Faith.” Each evening after the evening service light refreshments will be served and all are invited to stay for this time of fellowship. Make plans to stay and enjoy this added time together.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church invites the public to join them in celebrating their Women's Day Annual, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Avis Washington of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church of Hubbard. The theme for this program will be “A Virtuous Woman” from Proverbs 31:10-31. Sister Lula Williams chairperson, Sister Berniece Henry co-chairperson, Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson are pastors.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., and its Reaching Out to You Ministry will have a special Black History Month program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Special Guest is Sis. Patricia Daniels of Straightway Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.  For more information call (903) 874-4873. Also, come get your pictures taken — each Sunday in February, following morning worship service, there will be individual photos, group photos, etc. for a donation of $5 each. On Sunday, Feb. 17 The Homecoming Committee will be selling Link Baskets for a $5 donation.

Mildred Baptist Church will host a gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. The music group, No Other Way, from the Fort Worth area will present the concert. You are cordially invited to attend. The concert is free, but a love offering will be received. Also, CDs of the group will be available for purchase. Mildred Baptist Church is located on Highway 287 about five miles from the intersection of I-45 and U.S. Hwy 287 South.

Missionary Baptist Church is located at 405 S. 15th Street in Corsicana. Services are held each Sunday beginning at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School. The Sunday Worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bro. William Dollar will conduct both worship services this week. The expanded Wednesday evening Adult Bible Study and the Youth Program are being well attended and growing. All are welcome to attend each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Refreshments and physical activities in the gym are part of the Youth program. Planning for Vacation Bible School and Summer Church Camp are progressing well. Missionary Baptist Church believes that Jesus Christ formed and commissioned the New Testament churches during His earthly ministry to evangelize, baptize and make disciples. Come and join in services this week for worship, praise and study from God's Word and be blessed!

The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave. is celebrating its Annual Women and Men Day. Annual Women Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. service Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The theme is “Don’t worry, be Happy (putting God first) Matthew 6:31-34. Sis. Eddie Wilson will be the Mistress of Ceremony and Sis. Cathy Austin will be speaker. Pastor Phil Butler and the New Beginning Fellowship of Praise Church will bring the message. Presidents for our Mission Society are Sis. Betty Garrett and Sis. Virginia Kitchens. Annual Men Day will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Theme: Godly Men are hard to find, Psalm 1:4. Master of Ceremony will be Bro. Charles William, Brotherhood President. Bro. Elbert Turner will have Words of Encouragement for all men. Mount Olive M.B.C. of Rosser will be our guest and Pastor William Williford will bring the message. Please come and join us for these occasions and celebrate Jesus. Alfred Cox Jr., pastor.

Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry Lane, Will hold its Usher Annual at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Stephen PIckney, pastor of the New Beginning Baptist Church, Lufkin. The Lord is going to meet us in a great way so come expecting a blessing. The theme is “Ministering Servants,” Mark 10:42-45. The Psalmist says in Psalms 84:10b, “I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” May God continue to bless the Citywide Ushers who serve the people of God so faithfully. Pastor Samuel Chambers.

Westminster Presbyterian’s XYZ (Extra Years of Zest) invites members and friends in the community to enjoy a delightful program, “Music and Laughter are the Best Medicine” presented by Sandra Huffman, Rob Larson and others. Come and share an excellent lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Bring a side dish or dessert; entree is provided. Call Westminster at (903) 874-3781 for more information.

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 young women to a special time of fellowship and Bible study - “Seeking answers to the trials and challenges of life.” Beginning on Feb. 9 it will continue on every second and fourth Saturday of each month. It will start at 11 a.m. and meet in the Fellowship Hall.  (Light lunch and childcare will be provided.)

Word Alive Church, currently meeting at I.O.O.F., will host Dr. Jerry Savelle at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God’s help. While he considered himself a “nobody,” when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God’s faithfulness and Dr. Savelle’s “no quit” attitude, his life is totally different than it was 38 years ago. Since 1969, Savelle has traveled the world teaching people how to win in life. He has ministered in more than 3,000 churches in 26 nations, and has overseas offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and a mission’s outreach in Tanzania, Africa. God has used Dr. Savelle to impact people who are burned out on religion and who have backslidden in their walk with God, as well as Christians who have a need to hear the Word of God presented in terms applicable to their lives, dreams, and destinies. He is the host of the Jerry Savelle Ministries television broadcast which airs in 200 countries worldwide. Dr. Savelle is the author of more than 40 books, including his bestsellers, If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy, He Can’t Keep Your Goods and Called to Battle, Destined To Win. He and his wife, Carolyn, also serve as founding Pastors of Heritage of Faith Christian Center in Crowley, Texas.

Wesley United Methodist Church has started its afterschool program “Noah’s Kids.” If you know a third, fourth or fifth grader who would benefit from Noah’s Kids, please call (903) 874-0718. The program will focus on how to care for God’s creation through Bible studies, crafts, gardening, and snacks will be provided. Noah’s Kids is every Tuesday from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church announces the beginning of V.I.P.’s, designed to minister to Very Important People (children with special needs). FBC Corsicana believes everyone is created in God’s image and can relate to God, and that salvation is a gift that is not dependent on a certain level of intelligence or ability. If you have a child with special needs, you may bring him/her to Sunday School at 9:45 Sundays in the Fourth Floor Room E405 (purple door). Someone will be there to meet you, find out more information about your child and his/her needs, and match them up with a “buddy” (aide). From there, your child will be placed in an age-appropriate classroom with their buddy. There is a “purple room” for children who may need less stimulation for a time, or a medically-fragile child, or one who requires more individualized attention. During the contemporary worship service at 11 a.m., you may choose to take your child into worship service with you, or children with special needs may remain in the VIP Room on the Fourth Floor after Sunday School with adult special needs people. When Kidzpraise (Children’s Church) begins, the VIP students will transition down the hall to join that service with their “buddy” (aide). After the contemporary service ends, you may pick up your child from the Kidzpraise Room (Fourth floor Room E411). Kids (and adults) with special needs and their families are loved and welcome at FBC Corsicana!

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, invites all to join us for our Sunday Church Services 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; Tuesday Night 7 p.m., Team Roping and Women’s fellowship. 7 p.m. each Wednesday is Bible Study and Youth Service. Barrel racing is held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Everyone is welcome. Saturday, Feb. 16 is the Sweetheart Dinner/Ball, Dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., Ball starts at 7 p.m.  There will be a Play Day on March 9. Books open at 10 a.m., Play Day will start at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Scott Reed at (903) 804-7377.

 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.

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will meet at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays. After meeting at various local churches through the holidays, the men returned to the usual meeting place at Navarro College on Jan. 16. 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.

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.

The New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, Pastor Earnest Betts Jr., will host a FREE male screening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 until 2 p.m. The screening will be sponsored by the Methodist System of Dallas. All men are welcome to come. On Sunday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m., New Bethel will host a Christian baptism. Anyone wishing to receive a Christian baptism are welcome to contact Pastor Betts at (903) 396-2333.

Life in the Word Bible Church, 1408 N. Beaton, Emma Brown-Jessie pastor, invites you to worship with them, as they celebrate Men of Honor Ministry at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 during morning worship. The theme is “Dress Up” from Ephesians 6:10-11. Guest preacher will be Minister Corey Crawford who is an associate minister at New Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Open Door Church of God in Christ, 1201 E. Eighth St., Pastor David Thompson, invites you to share in its Black History Program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 put on by its Youth Department. For more information, please call (903) 875-8348.

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 6 p.m. and Service 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. This Friday will be our Valentine Banquet at 7 pm.  Sunday, a group teaches and sings at Twilight Nursing Home at 9 a.m. and another group sings at Country Meadows at 2 p.m. For transportation to services, call (903)872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Believers Outreach Ministries will hold a Tea Brunch to celebrate Black History Month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 3301 W. Hwy 31. The speaker will be Pastor Dot Clark of Believers Christian Cathedral in Hillsboro, and introducing Psalmist Jody Hudson. Live entertainment will be provided by Danny Phillips, the “sax man.” For more information call (903) 602-0373.

Community Baptist Church, at the corner of Hwy 31 and FM 1126 (about six miles past Wal-Mart) will host a free Valentine spaghetti dinner with great fellowship at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Casual Dress.

The New Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1808 W. 10th Ave., where the Rev. D.R. Watson is senior pastor will host a winter banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The banquet will be at The Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 409 N. Third St. The Special Guest Church will be New Life Full Gospel Church of Dallas. The spoken word will be given by Apostle James R. Weaver, pastor of The New Life Full Gospel Church of Dallas. The theme is “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Weaver has been a pastor for 25 years, serving in Kaufman, Kemp and Crandall, and also has an outreach ministry in Athens. He was born and raised in Kerens. Pastor Watson and the New Cornerstone Family cordially invite you to come and be part of the first Winter Banquet in Fellowship Hall.