Second Mission Baptist Church celebrates 103rd Anniversary
Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South Fifth St., Corsicana, where L.L. Polk Sr. is pastor, will observe its 103rd Anniversary and 67th Homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The theme is “Where Do You Stand?” from the scripture text 2 Chronicles 7:14. Special guests include Grace Temple AME and Mount Olive Baptist Church, where Alfred Cox serves as pastor and will be the speaker of the hour.
In 1910 Kelly’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was organized under the leadership of Rev. Lloyd Allen and located approximately three and one-half miles east of Corsicana on Kelly’s Farm. In 1916 the church moved from this rural area to Corsicana where a building was constructed with dirt floors and kerosene wall lights on the corner of East 14th Ave. and S. Fifth St.; it was called the Tabernacle Church.
Years later, under the leadership of Rev. L.C. Collins, the Tabernacle Church was updated into a box-like structure and flooring was installed; in addition, W.M.S. and Sunday School were initiated during this time and the name was changed to Second Mission Baptist Church. In 1921 Rev. R. T. Pardee was called as Pastor and under his leadership several clubs and ministries were organized, such as Busy Bee and Church Choir. Tribe leaders were appointed and plans were made and implemented to replace the old box-like structure with a larger, new, beautiful white wood frame edifice.
In 1932, Rev. A.L. Moore was called as Pastor. Under his leadership the building was expanded in 1943 to include a baptismal pool and dining hall complete with a kitchen.
In 1957 Rev. Paul Curry was selected as the pastor. Under his leadership in June 1972 the church moved into a more modern new brick edifice, which included classrooms and an expanded sanctuary. Pastor Curry’s leadership produced four sons in the ministry. He served as Moderator for the Harmony Baptist District Association for 35 years and ordained 13 deacons. Pastor Curry’s and Sis. Mattie Curry’s belief in the youth initiated the Youth Church on third Sunday nights and the Good News Club. On Oct. 27, 1996 Pastor Curry retired from the ministry and it was stipulated that he be honored as “Pastor Emeritus.” He was so honored until the Lord called him home on Aug. 23, 2003.
On Nov. 24, 1996, Larry L. Polk Sr. accepted the call of God as Pastor of Second Mission Baptist Church and Installation services for Pastor Polk were held Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997. He is the first son under Pastor Curry’s leadership to serve in this capacity. Pastor Polk, like Pastor Moore and Pastor Curry, was elected as Moderator of the Harmony Baptist District Association in September 2002. With faith in God, Pastor Polk and the Second Mission members began the planning stages to erect a new building for worship. Sept. 19, 2004 was the last Sunday for the members to fellowship in the old edifice. The week of May 21 through 28, 2006, Second Mission entered into the new edifice filled with Thanksgiving to God led by Pastor L.L. Polk Sr. and Deacons.
The Second Mission Baptist Church, “A Church About Missions,” is on the move by the grace of God and the unction of the Holy Spirit led by the “under shepherd to the Shepherd” to serve with worth and dignity in the ministry of Jesus Christ. We cordially invite you to join us in this blessed observance to offer thanksgiving and praise as we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.
To God be the Glory!
Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church invites the public to hear Evangelist Alton Ray at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Bro. Ray has been active in ministry for over 32 years. He and his wife Shirley live in Burleson. He has pastored in China Springs and in the Waco area. He presently works in volunteer construction of youth camps and churches. He is available for pulpit supply, revivals, etc. We know you will be blessed by the word of God. Everyone is welcome to come and receive what God has for them.
Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 E. Collin St., invites you to join for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Worship with us in spirit and truth. For more information, call (903) 872-7379.
The Cowboy Church of Corsicana, located at 5864 W. Hwy. 31 (two miles past Walmart) would like to invite everyone to come out for our Family Fall Festival. It will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.this Saturday, Oct. 26. Activities will include a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, cake walk, hay ride, trunk or treat and other fun games. A hot dog dinner is included. Come and enjoy this wholesome and safe family fun time with us. Regular Sunday services are held each Sunday at 10 a.m. Derek Rogers is our pastor. This Sunday, Oct. 27, our guest singer will be Byron Haynie singing with our CCC band. We are a vital, growing church, presently in the process of doubling the size of our new building. We welcome everyone to our worship service at anytime.
Open Door COGIC, 1201 E. Eighth Ave., Corsicana, and its Youth Department will hold a revival beginning Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speaker is Pastor Carlos Daniel of Palestine. For more information call 903-872-6907 or 903-872-3618. Overseer Sis. Joan Thompson.
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 at 7 p.m., Youth Dinner 6:30 to 7 p.m. and Youth Service 7 p.m. Thursday Practice is at 7 p.m. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1670. Truck or Treat will be Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Guest speaker on Sunday, Oct. 27 will be Local Texas historian Bill O’Neal, with an Eatin’ Meetin’ after church. Come and be blessed!
Kelly’s Temple COGIC, 501 N. Third, Corsicana, will celebrate its pastor and wife’s 26th Anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Pastor Billy Joe Kelly and Missionary Ruthie Nell Kelly have served the Lord through Kelly’s Temple COGIC for 26 years. The guest speaker Friday will be Pastor/Supt. David Williams of New Greater Deliverance COGIC, Waxahachie. The guest speaker for Sunday will be pastor Nathan Carter of Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church of Goodlow. You are welcome to come and help celebrate this special occasion.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fourth St., Corsicana, Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr., pastor, will celebrate its 141st Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The church invites you to come and join this congregation as they count their blessings and worship and rejoice. The focus for 2013 is a renewal of the basics of church service as stated in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” Proclaiming the word of God will be guest preacher and church Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, founder and senior pastor, and members of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 3203 Holmes St., Dallas.
Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th, Corsicana will have a booth at the Annual Harvest Feast in downtown Corsicana Oct. 31. Please feel free to stop by for some free goodies. Fall has finally arrived for which everyone is grateful. The weekly fall services schedule is Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday followed by the Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. and the 4 p.m. Afternoon Worship. Wednesday evening services begin at 7 p.m. with activities for both the youth in the Fellowship Hall and the gymnasium and an Adult Bible Study in the main building. MBC welcomes all visitors with friendly, warm fellowship. All are encouraged to attend and share in God's gracious blessings.
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 its Men In Black program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The spoken word will be brought by Minister Roy Sanders, III of the Love Chapel Baptist Church. The theme for the occasion is “Perilous Times” from the scripture text II Timothy 3:1. The public is cordially invited to worship with us in this service.
The Women Of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at the Liberty Tabernacle of God located at 2708 W. Eighth Ave. where Erma J. Waites serves as Pastor. Last month the Women of Glory went out to witness for Christ and to leave pamphlets about the plan of salvation with residents of the Villa Apartments. We are thankful to God for His many blessings, and the awesome opportunity to go to the streets and be a Witness for Christ. All women are given a special invitation to come and fellowship with us. Sis. Pamela Colbert serves as President. Evangelist Ora Lusk serves as Secretary, Pastor Erma J. Waites serves as Founder and Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith are Advisors.
First Baptist Church Corsicana is a Relay Collection Center for Navarro County for Operation Christmas Child. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Navarro County sister churches and friends are invited to work alongside Samaritan’s Purse in filling Christmas shoebox gifts to be sent to places that we could never reach. With each shoebox gift a child goes to a 12-week Bible Study class called The Greatest Journey teaching them about the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Millions of children, their parents, their grandparents and entire villages have been saved through the shoebox gifts. The goal for Navarro County is 1001 Christmas shoebox gifts. Pre-folded shoeboxes and brochures with details are available for pick-up at the FBC Family Life Center (at southeast corner of N. 15th St. and W. Fifth Ave.) from 8 a.m. .to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lead your family, church, or organization to be a part of this special ministry. Check out details and testimonies at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Don’t miss out on this blessing. For more information, contact Nanette Bray (Relay Center Coordinator) at (903) 654-7910 or FBC at (903) 354-5439.
Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., will host a Trunk or Treat Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Children will go car to car collecting treats from church members. This year we are adding games and a concession stand. Games are free and there will be a charge for food and drink. Come join the fun. If you are looking for a church home, you are invited to join us Sundays at 9:45 p.m. for Sunday School and Worship at 11 a.m.
The Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 East Jones Avenue, is celebrating its 101st Church Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. In the 11 a.m. morning worship hour, the spoken word will be by Pastor Fabian Jacko of Dallas. At 3 p.m. the guest church will be Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Bishop k.d. davis sr.; Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pastor Dairy Johnson; and New Cornerstone Baptist Church, Pastor Donne Watson, who will bring the message. Sis. Betty Garrett will be the Mistress of Ceremony for the afternoon; Sis. Ruby Williams, Chairperson and Rev. Alfred Cox Jr., pastor. The Harvest continues to be plentiful.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold its Fourth Sunday Night Fellowship at the Second Mission Baptist Church , Pastor Larry L. Polk, Sr. Host. The Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Bishop K.D. Davis, Pastor will bring the message for the evening service at 7 p.m. Come and worship with us in this great experience. President Dairy Johnson, Sr. IDMA.
First Baptist Church of Eureka is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be many carnival-style activities for children of all ages, ranging from a duck pond, basketball toss, horse shoe toss, ring toss, waterless apple bobbing, pumpkin toss, and more. Children are welcome to trick or treat and play the games as many times as they like. We will be serving a hot dog dinner with chips and a drink for $3 each (funds raised go towards our children's camp fund). Come out and enjoy a safe fun filled family evening. FBCE's Women's Ministry will be hosting a Chili Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost will be by donation. Funds raised will go towards our Women of God Conference to be held on May 3, 2014. On this date we will also be drawing for the winner of our monthly drawing. The item in this months drawing is an adorable set of F A I T H blocks. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you have any questions or to purchase tickets please contact Pastor Eddie Jones at (903) 875-9884 or Marsha Jones at (903) 875-9706. We welcome anyone looking for a home church or wanting to visit a welcoming, family oriented, comfortable, casual dress church, to visit with us on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, will be the site for a free seminar on Social Security at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Keynote speaker Jim Caulder is a Social Security expert, having been employed by the Social Security Administration for over 33 years. He is known for his witty and entertaining presentations that explain complex Social Security laws in a way that is easily understood by all. This workshop will cover what your full retirement age is and how your benefit is determined; how to maximize your benefits and avoid costly mistakes; how retiring earlier than, or later than, your full retirement age will affect your benefits. This educational workshop is hosted by Natalie Topham, MBA, financial advisor with Thrivent Financial and is open to the public. Refreshments will be available. To register contact Natalie Topham at (903) 939-8711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Baptist Church, 125 SW CR 3040 and Hwy. 31, Corsicana, will celebrate its 62nd Church Homecoming Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Come celebrate this milestone as Community Baptist gives God the glory. Special music will be provided by Southern Joy Gospel Quartet. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. Everyone is welcome.
Northside Baptist Church “Surviving the Holidays” will begin Nov. 13 on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Northside Baptist Church Parlor. (Enter the parking lot behind the church in front of the new fellowship hall. Someone will direct you to the Parlor.) If you have suffered a serious loss this past year (divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, career, financial loss) this seminar is for you. The truth is, your life is not the same. You might feel like skipping the holidays. This seminar will feature a video geared specifically toward facing the holidays after a loss, a discussion group, and a holiday survival guide with devotions. This Grief Share seminar will help you not only survive the holidays, but help you find strength and healing, as well.
Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 E First Ave., where Arthur C. Faulk currently serves as pastor, will observe its 109th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 27. The celebration services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. and our guest speaker will be Pastor Johnny Moss, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Oakwood. Closing the services at 3 p.m. will be Pastor Joseph Brown, Sr. and the First Saint Holland Baptist Church of Buffalo, with Pastor Brown proclaiming God's Holy word. Please join us as we celebrate 109 years of God's blessings. Please come and hear these great men of God. Come expecting a blessing and ready to receive it.
Trinity Assembly of God (on Hwy 31 going West past WalMart three miles) will hold a Woman’s Meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The public is invited. The Theme is “Breaking the Alabaster Box.” Special speakers will be Sis. Stephens and Sis. Dawson.
The Greater Love Outreach Fellowship, 720 E. Park Ave., is proud to announce 28 years of Pastoral Service by Bishop and First Lady William Lewis Jr. Friday, Oct. 25 the evening service will be done by Bishop k.d. davis sr., of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Sunday evening the service will be led by Pastor Lee James Keeton and The Word of Life Church of God in Christ, Pastor David Houston and The Greater Crossway COGIC, Pastor Dennis Albert and church. You are invited to come and be a part of these services to celebrate 28 years of servanthood. Pastor Eric Grant Sr. will be a part of the services with God’s Holy Temple. Pastor William Lewis Jr. and First Lady Marylyn Lewis extend a heartfelt Thank You.
Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Curtis Johnson, Pastor, cordially invites you to Musician, Brother Buford Gee's Appreciation Service on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at 3 p.m. Guests will be from Blooming Grove, Burleson, Corsicana, Dallas, Ennis, Forreston, Frost, Kirven, Pelham, and Richland.
Saint Luke United Methodist Church is a wonderful caring congregation who would like to welcome anyone looking for a church home to give us a try. We are located at 2308 N. Bowie Drive just beyond Collins Middle School. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and our Sunday worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Pastor John Nader preaches encouraging messages that will stir your heart and enliven your relationship with God through Jesus Christ. St. Luke United Methodist Church is also a church that loves children of all ages. Children's sermons are energetic and well thought out. Your children will feel loved and inspired by the congregation. So, come visit us on Sunday morning and find the Spirit-filled worship for your thirsty soul.
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.
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.
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