Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 7, 2013

Church News

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, under the direction of the  Pastor Rev. WIllie L. Greene Sr., has gone “Back to the Basics.” Bethel AMEC, the second oldest African American church in Corsicana, began 2013 with a renewed focus on Sunday School as basic biblical training for youth in the church and in the community. Sis. Pam Colbert, youth teacher, combines the Bible and Sunday School literature with arts and crafts activities and real-life illustrations to share the truth of the Holy Trinity. Sis. Dolores Carter is the adult teacher. All are welcome to join Bethel on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for sunday School and at 11 a.m. for morning worship.

Bethel AMEC observed its Black History Celebration on Feb. 24, 2013 during the 11 a.m. worship service. Sis. Lizzie O’Neal, director and coordinator, along with members of the church, highlighted African Americans of the past and present, well-known and not so well-known, who used their skills, talents and opportunities to make this a better world for all.

Bethel AMEC will host Rev. Walter McDonald of Baker Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Ft. Worth, and former member of Bethel, Corsicana on March 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. The service will celebrate the Sunday School, Ushers, and Youth of Bethel. Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr. will bring the message at the IDMA Fourth Sunday Night service to be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Dairy Johnson, on March 24, 2013.

Westside Baptist Church says STOP!! Do not move your clock forward Saturday night. Come to Westside Baptist Church for Bible Study and Worship this Sunday, March 10 and set your watch forward one hour at the close of the service. This will be the fourth year Westside has waited until after the 11 a.m. service to observe the time change. It has been met with enthusiasm because you do not lose one hour of sleep. Bible Study begins at 9:45 a.m., Morning Worship starts at 11 a.m. The Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m. and will conclude with the observance of The Lord’s Supper. Southern Joy will present a concert for the Fifth Sunday Gospel Singing Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 31. The public is invited to attend. Following the service there will be a time for food and fellowship. A nursery will be provided for all services. Westside is lcoated at 1522 N. 24th St. in Corsicana. For information, please call (903) 874-4640.

 Believers Outreach Ministries will hold a revival March 6-8 at 7 p.m. nightly. Host pastor is Cathy Horn Douglas, with assistant pastor Margaret Evans. Apostle Juanetta Tave is the speaker. She is a native of Ft. Worth, mother of five children, has six grandchildren, and is the dedicated guardian of her three nieces and one nephew. As the people of God attended and witnessed the power of God, by word of mouth news began to go out throughout the communities, it was stated in a local newspaper that a Bare Foot Prophetess was traveling through the land. People came from far and near to hear, see what mighty workds were being manifested through this vessel that God was using. In between many of her engagements she would find herself obligated to ministry out in the field, such as in homes, speaking with other pastors, as well as talking with souls in the local malls and grocery stores. The faithfulness and willingness of this woman of God was highly favored in the eyesight of God, and shortly after serving in her respected call to do the work of an Evangelist, she was ordained and properly licensed. Apostle Tave has traveled in and throughout many cities both far and near. The faithfulness of Pastor Tave has definitely given her favor in the eyesight of God, as time progressed and the divine approval of God she was again licensed as Senior Pastor/Elder under Bishop Kirvin James, Houston. She is a woman of integrity, humility based on the principles and oracles of God. She takes no credit of her own, she is very much aware that without God she can do nothing and the accomplishments that have taken place in her life are all due to the Divine Will of God acting in accordance to the obedience of the call. She has recently become the overseer and founder of Apostles Pastors Church Care Fellowship, and has established churches in Bryan/College Station, Arlington, Wichita Falls, Corsicana, Tyler and Fort Worth.

Lighthouse of Praise, 200 E. Collin St is hosting:   PASSOVER with JESUS presented by Ze’ev Nevo, a Jewish believer from Jerusalem and the son of a holocaust survivor at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013. Ze’ev is the founder and president of Israel Media Ministries. Come get an authentic insight into what it was like to celebrate Passover with Jesus in the upper room. Gain an understanding of the original Jewish roots of Communion.  Discover how each item on the Passover table foreshadows the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Ze’ev will present a “Model Seder” which will last approximately 75 minutes. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to:  (903) 519-9082 by March 11.  No accommodations for children under 12 yrs of age.

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.)

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana, will hold its Annual Men's Day program on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.  Elder James Donald, Pastor, and Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, Dallas, will be guests.  Please come and enjoy special selections to be rendered by our brotherhood. Elder Michael Williams is brotherhood president; Deacon Billy Hubbard is Chairman of Deacons; and Bishop John Baker 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 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. March 9 the church will host a Play Day, with books opening at 10 a.m. and event starting at 11 a.m. March 22 there will be a sorting, Buckley Series, books open at 6 p.m. and event starting at 7 p.m. March 23 there will be a motorcycle ride, meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. Fee is five items to support the food basket ministry. We will ride to Glen Rose and have a barbecue lunch. March 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be Eggstravaganza, and March 31 is Easter Eatin’ Meetin’.


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. and another group sings at Country Meadows at 2 p.m. This Saturday is Brotherhood Breakfast at 8 a.m. and also our Monthly Sing Night at 6 p.m.   For transportation to services, call (903)872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Reaching Out to You Ministry of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1125 S. Fifth St., invites you to join for its Annual Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Lifeline Fellowship Church, 5301 W. Hwy 31, Corsicana. BIshop Ricky Walters, host pastor. Keynote Speaker will be Rev. R.E. Daughtery of New Zion Baptist Church in New Boston. Tickets are on sale for $15 per couple, $10 adults 15 and up, and $5 for children 14 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information call (903) 874-4873. Bishop k.d. davis sr., pastor. You are also invited to join the Sixth Ave. Baptist Church family at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 for “Super Tuesday,” when there will be free giveaways and prizes. Bring a friend.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. Preparations are underway for a special Easter Sunrise Service on March 31 and Vacation Bible School the week of June 17. Details for these events will be forthcoming as they approach. Regular times are scheduled this week for Sunday School (9:45 a.m.), Morning Worship (10:50 a.m.), Evening Worship (4 p.m.) and Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth Activities (7 p.m.). The scriptures teach that salvation is offered to all mankind by God's grace through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross at Calvary. Come worship, praise and learn of our God and our living Savior. He is NOT dead! You will be blessed.

The Harmony Baptist District Women Executive Board will convene at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Rock Hill Baptist Church in Richland, where Rev. Charles Kelly serves as Pastor.  The spoken word will be brought by Minister Orlando Williams of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where Alfred Cox, Jr., serves as Pastor.  All churches of the District are asked to be present.  Evangelist Machleann Grant serves as Women's President and Pastor Monroe Allen serves as Moderator.


Johnson Memorial 1600 South Bus. 45 at T. A. Carroll Avenue where Elder Joseph Johnson, Sr. serves as Pastor will have a Spring Break Revival at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15, 2013.  The speaker for the week will be Elder Ernie Sample pastor of the Victory Sanctuary COGIC in West. If you need to be saved, healed, delivered or just need a blessing from God come and hear this Man of God. For further information you may call (903) 872-4661.


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 their Family and Friends Day Program on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m and Morning Worship at 11 a.m. with the spoken word brought by Elder Valorie Brown Horn of the Taylor's Memorial COGIC where Elder Floyd G. Taylor serves as Pastor. All former members, family and friends are invited to come back home for this service. The public is cordially invited to worship with us any time at the Love Chapel Church where the doors are always open and love is given.

Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th, Pastor A. E. Smith, will celebrate its Pastor Aide Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Mother A. Reese is the Pastor Aide President. The theme is “A Team in 2013.” Sis. S. Hicks of Dallas will serve as Mistress of Ceremony. Welcome by Evangelist D. Jackson. The occasion for the hour by Sis. R. Washington. Special solo by Sis. T. Wade of Killeen. The guest period will be handled by Pastor J. William and the Freedom Fellowship Church family, who will bring songs of joy for the hour. Mother Reese, Pastor Smith and the Straight Way Church family invite the public out to be part of this team Sunday.

God’s Holy Temple COGIC, 301 W. Third Ave., invites you to come and be blessed at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 for “Our Souls Are At Stake!” Guest speaker will be Pastor Billy Simmons from Church of a New Beginning, Dawson.

Bethany Baptist Church, 1900 Mulberry Lane, cordially invite all women to its Kingdom Women Seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Come celebrate with us in worship and praise to God for his Grace and Mercy. Our Seminar speakers are Evangelist MacLean Grant of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman, and First Lady Ellender Johnson of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Our theme is “Women Working In the Kingdom” from Acts 16:1-2. We are looking for God to encourage, empower and energize us to work while it is day!


The Taylor’s Memorial Church of God in Christ  family presents their annual Family and Friends Day. The theme for this event is “God has the Master Plan.” We believe that whatever God is  planning we want to be apart of his plan. This annual service is a way of gathering all of our family and friends in one sanctuary to worship together. Our special guest for this service will be Greater Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ of Dallas. We are grateful for the opportunity to worship with this awesome church. Their Pastor, Elder H.B. Horn, Jr. will bring the message on this day. He is a native of Corsicana. He attended school in this city and graduated from G. W. Jackson High School. He is the son of the late Mr. H.B. Horn, Sr. and Mrs. Lena Horn who is currently a member of Taylor’s Memorial. The service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Please come out and worship with us if you are not otherwise engaged. For further information, please contact Elder Willie L. Horn, (903)851-1344 or Elder Valorie Horn (903) 493-4212. Taylor’s Memorial COGIC is located at 1600 G.W. Jackson Ave.

Beulah Baptist Church, 814 Martin Luther King Ave, Wortham, invites all to join their Youth Revival March 13-15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor John L. Delancey and the congregation invite you to come and hear the spoken words from Minister Tipps of Waco. You are invited to come, praise, and uplift the name of the Lord with them. For more information call (254) 765-3513.

Community Baptist Church, corner of W. Hwy 31 and SW CR 3040 will host the gospel group from Mesquite “His Call” in concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Everyone is invited!

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., Rev. Dairy Johnson, pastor, invites the public to its Choir Annual at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10. The special guest will be the Trinity Baptist Church family of Dallas, where the pastor is the Rev. Charles Smith. Come and be blessed, and sing praises unto God.

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.