Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 25, 2013

Church News for Friday, July 26, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

 Love Chapel Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister and the Love Chapel Family, is proud to announce that Bro. John Pitts will receive his Minister's license and his wife Sis. Sandra Pitts will receive her Evangelist License at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013.  Bro. and Sis. Pitts, have completed their two-year Bible Principle Study and Fundamental training  Classes of Tuesday School administered by Pastor David E. Wilson.  They both have acknowledged their call to Minister God's Word and to be witnesses for the work of the Lord. The public is cordially invited to attend this service.

 Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Ave., Corsicana, will hold appreciation services for its pastor and wife, The Most Honorable Bishop John Baker and First Lady Minister Vanessa Baker, for their 19 years of dedicated service to the church. Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. will be the first service, with God’s Holy Temple COGIC as guest church, and message by Elder Eric Grant Sr., pastor. Bishop Robert Davis, Pastor, will bring the spoken word on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as Emmanuel’s Upperroom COGIC of Texas, Reagor Springs is the guest church. And at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 guest church will be Open Door COGIC with Minister Kenneth Albert bringing the message, under the leadership of Overseer Joan Thompson. There will be no morning service on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Appreciation services will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Sunday when Ennis Mt. Zion Church will be the guest church and Elder Rufus Gant, pastor, will be the speaker of the hour. Other guests will be:  Pastor Joe Hubbard, Sr. and Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman; Pastor Ronald Williams and Faith to Faith Ministries, Burleson; Bishop Annell Haney and Church of the Living God, Malakoff; and Pastor William Laktari and Gospel Springs International, Ft. Worth. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the MLK Community Center, 1114 E. Sixth Avenue, Corsicana.  Please come and share with us in these great services.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. Many thanks to the Daily Sun Church News readers for your prayers for Missionary Baptist Church as we continue to do the work God has blessed us to have. Every blessing is cherished. Worship, praise and teaching continue this week beginning at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School. Worship services are at 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. Homemade ice cream will be enjoyed by all in the Fellowship Hall following the Evening Worship. The Adult Bible Study and the Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. All visitors are welcome and always receive a warm welcome. Come and be blessed.

 NOW Faith Miracle Center, 301 Margaret Drive, Kerens will host an annual prayer brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the church. Praise and worship, corporate prayer, panel discussions, Men and Women’s classes. For more information call Pastor F.M. Crittendon at (214) 680-6243.

   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.

   True Deliverance Outreach Ministry, 801 N. 13th St. (original K-Mart store) will host Co-pastor Debbie Keele speaking at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013. Come out and hear this mighty woman of God and help us celebrate Jesus. For more information, call Shirley Lucas at (903) 879-1350. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 Evangelist Wee Wee Dawson will bring the spoken word, so come out and be blessed by this powerful young lady of God.

   Open Door Church of God in Christ, 1201 East Eighth Ave, Corsicana, will have a Seven Day Revival. It will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 and continue Monday thru Friday at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.  God designated three speakers for this VERY special occasion: Pastor David /Co-Pastor Erlene Williams of Waxahachie for Sunday through Tuesday, Evangelist Ella Coaster for Wednesday thru Friday and Pastor Ernie Sample of West for Sunday. Overseer Joan Thompson, (903) 872-6907, (903) 875-8348, or (903) 654-2448.

United Methodist Women’s Annual Salad Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 at St. Luke Methodist Church, 2308 N. Bowie, host church. Inspirational speaker Mandy Grounds, with her husband Donnie, will bring the program. Bring your favorite salad and join us. Bring a guest.

 Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church invites you to join its family as they celebrate the man and woman of God, Pastors Michael and Joann Donaldson with an appreciation service Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at 3 p.m. God has truly blessed Grace Temple with this awesome team and the church family wants to take this time to express their love for them and to thank them for their dedication and hard work. The speaker for this celebration will be the Rev. Jessie Williams of the Freedom Fellowship Church here in Corsicana. Chairperson Sister Lula Williams, co-chairpersons Brother B. J. Deeds and Sister Charlene Littleton. Pastors Michael and Joann Donaldson.

  Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold its Fourth Sunday Night Fellowship Service at at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Cox, Jr.  Rev. James E. Mitchell Sr., Associate Minister of the Bethlehem Baptist Church will bring the message.  Guest church is Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman, Rev. Joe Hubbard, pastor. We are encouraging all Churches, Pastors, please be present. President Dairy G. Johnson, Sr. the public is invited to come and worship with us.

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth, will hold a “Men Only” movement of God from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Area pastors/ministers will speak on the topics: 1) Breaking generational curses, 2) Receiving generational blessings, 3) Dead Men Walking, 4) No More Excuses. Rev. Fabian Jacko of Golden Gate, Dallas, will bring the sermon. Each one, reach one. Come and be blessed.

The Kingdom Connection Monthly Fellowship will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor.  The spoken word will be brought by Pastor David E. Wilson of the Love Chapel Baptist Church.  Everyone is invited to come and be blessed in this service.

God's Holy Temple COGIC located at 301 East Third Ave.  will honor its musicians with an appreciation service for their dedicated service to this ministry at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013. Our musicians are Eric Grant Jr. organist, Brian “BT” Tolliver, drummer, Johnathan Grant, bass. Special guests will be Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Choir, New Creation Fellowship COGIC, Fort Worth,  Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Abundant Faith Ministry,  Reconcile Group Bro. Patrick Gunnell, Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, New Beginning COGIC, Dawson,  Judah Band & God's Holy Temple Gospel Choir,  Special Guest Gospel Recording Artist E-Fetti of North Carolina and many more. Master of Ceremony is Minister Patrick Gunnell. Pastor Eric Grant Sr. and Lady Jackie Grant invite you to please come and support these great young men.

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.

Thirteenth Ave. Christian Church will hold a Benefit Barbecue Sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at A-1 Rental on Seventh Ave. behind Bush’s Chicken. Proceeds will go to the women’s group at 13th Ave. Christian Church.

The Liberty Tabernacle of God church family and Pastor Erma Waites invite the public to worship with them celebrating its “Man Up Ministry” program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Honored Guest will be Pastor Tommy Seals, co-pastor Sandra Seals and the Harvest Worship Center family of Hillsboro. Brother Morell Thomas will serve as Master of Ceremony, Greetings and Occasion Deacon J.B. Brown. You are also invited to worship at 9 a.m. Sunday followed by Praise and Worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. is Hour of Prayer and 7 p.m. is Bible Study (How to hear from God series0, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays is Praise and Worship/Choir Rehearsal. The church is located at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. (behind the Bowling Alley). For more information call (903) 641-5675.

The New Bethel Baptist Church, Goodlow, Pastor E. Betts Jr. will have its church anniversary/homecoming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013. Guest Speaker will be Pastor Rush ingrum, pastor of the Greater Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Dallas. The public is invited to come and enjoy the Lord with us.

East Texas District Pentecostal Church of God invites you to its Camp Meeting and Convention Aug. 5-7, with Guest Speaker Rev. Joe Skiles Sr. It will be held at the East Texas District Pentecostal Church of God Convention Center, 3521 Bus. 45 north, Corsicana. Hosted by te executive committee. Services are 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 5-7. Junior Church Activities will be provided for children ages 4-10. Special Music and great fellowship — everyone is welcome! For more information call (903) 872-3664.

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.