Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 21, 2013

Church News

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., Corsicana presents “The Sound of Freedom,” a service to celebrate Black History Month, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Evangelist Valorie Horn of Taylor Memorial COGIC is the guest speaker. Horn was born and raised in the small town of Corsicana, and spent her formative years at only two churches, Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (until the age of 11) and the family later moved its membership to the Taylor’s Memorial Church of God in Christ. Elder Horn is married to Minister Clarence Horn. They have been married 27 years and have a beautiful daughter, Brittany, and handsome son, Taylor. She has lived in Corsicana all her life. Her guiding verse is Philippians 3:14; “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Horn realizes she can do all things through Christ who gives her strength.  The Bethlehem family invites everyone to join their congregation in celebrating this month in Black History. Where there is unity, there is strength.

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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 Cheryl Evans. Live entertainment will be provided by Danny Phillips, the “sax man,” and guest soloist will be Nicole Douglas Woods. For more information call (903) 602-0373.

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.

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.

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. 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. This Wednesday, we will have Bro. Fulfer come to present his ministry from the Philippines. For transportation to services, call (903)872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street in Corsicana is growing, Spiritually aware and full of wonderful fellowship. The church has services each Sunday beginning at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School with classes for all age groups. The Sunday Worship services begin at 10:50 a.m. and 4 p.m. Baptism of one candidate will immediately follow this week's Evening Worship. Wednesday evening Adult Bible Study and Youth Bible Study with refreshments and physical activities commence at 7 p.m. each week. These groups are conducted in very relaxed, welcoming settings. Missionary Baptist Church wants to share the blessings God has abundantly provided. Come and take advantage of these opportunities to worship, praise and learn from God's Word and be blessed for it.

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana, will hold a pre-anniversary revival service at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 with Minister Bobby Dowell, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ennis as the guest evangelist. The celebration will continue on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, with the 104th Church Anniversary and Old-Timers Day.  The members are asked to dress in old time attire all day.  In the 11:30 a.m. morning worship service, the youth department will make a black history presentation.  At 3:30 p.m., Ennis Mt. Zion Church, where Elder Rufus Gant is pastor and Elder Larry Rhone is overseer, will be the special guests. Come and join us for a glorious day as we honor the Lord for all that He has done. Dinner will be served after the morning service and carryout dinners will be available for guests after the evening service. Bishop John Baker is pastor and Minister Vanessa Baker is First Lady.

Bethel AME Church, 101 N. Fourth St. will sponsor its annual “Black History Program” with the focus on the Young People Dept. (YPD’ers) who will do readings, reciting poems, Christian rap and other activities. Please come out to encourage and support these young people who are working for the cause of Christ. These young people are our kids, grandkids, friends and neighbor children reflecting on our history. Sis. Lizzie O’Neal is program coordinator and has planned an awesome program. YPD President is Sis. Myeshia Ballard, VPD Director is Sis. Brittney Deckard. Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr. is pastor.

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., Celebrate Recovery and Mounted Shooting; Tuesday Night at 6 p.m. Women’s Fellowship and 7 p.m. Team Roping; Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 p.m., Youth Dinner from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and Youth Service at 7 p.m. Thursday practice at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. A Sortin’ Buckle Series is scheduled for Feb. 22, with books open at 6 p.m. and event starting 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. There will also be a Sortin’ Buckle Series on March 22, with books open at 6 p.m. and event starting at 7 p.m.

The New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow, Pastor Ernest Betts Jr., will hold its Annual Black History Program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. You are welcome to come and enjoy the Lord with us. There will be skits, biographies, singing and a special speaker. Speaker for the event will be Min. Orlando Williams, associate minister at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Corsicana. The New Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Samuel Washington, will hold its spring revival March 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Local Kerens area pastors will be the speakers nightly. The public is welcome.

Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 North Benton Street where David E. Wilson serves as Pastor and Sharron D. Wilson serves as Minister will have a special honor and recognition service to their Pastor, David E. Wilson at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  The theme for the occasion is: "Chosen To Change The Atmosphere" from the scripture text  II Timothy 4:2.  The spoken word will be brought by Bishop John Baker of the Harmony Baptist Church. Everyone is cordially invited to worship with us in this service.


The Women of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the Liberty Tabernacle Of God Church located at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. where Erma J. Waites serves as Pastor.  All women are given a special invitation to come and fellowship.  Pastor Erma J. Waites serves as Pastor; and Pastors Alvin E. Smith and David E. Wilson are advisors.

Corsicana District Church of God in Christ, supt. E.L. Baptist, will hold a fourth Sunday night fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 when the Corsicana District Choir presents “How Liza Jane John Gets Free,” written by Gladiola Johnson-Perkins, native of Corsicana. This event will take place at Johnson Memorial COGIC, 1700 S. Business 45, Corsicana, Joseph Johnson Sr., pastor.

God’s Holy Temple COGIC, 311 W. Third Ave., Pastor Eric Grant Sr. and First Lady Jacquelyn Grant, invite you to join them in “Filling the Pews” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 when guest speaker Minister Christine Whitehead addresses the congregation on “Fellowshipping in Love.”

Fourth Sunday Night Fellowship service will be held at The Bethel A.M.E. Church, 105 N. Fourth St., Rev. Willie L. Green, Pastor. Pastor Arthur Faulk of the Greater Wilgo Baptist Church will bring the message at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. 2013. We are encouraging all Churches and pastors to please be present. This service is sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Pastor Dairy Johnson, president. The public is invited to come and share in this worship experience.

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.)

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!

 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.