Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 26, 2013

Church News for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Petty's Chapel Baptist Church would like to invite the public to its Fifth Sunday singing on Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m. featuring the Douglas Family.  We are located one-half mile east of IH-45 on Roane Rd.  Our regular worship service times are 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning with a brief time of fellowship and Sunday School following.  Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. You may contact Pastor Elvin Sikes at (903) 257-5690 for any needs you may have.

Westside Baptist Church will have its Fifth Sunday Gospel Singing Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. The program of southern gospel music will feature the well-known quartet Southern Joy. The quartet has been singing together for many years and have blessed and brought joy to the hearts of those who have heard them. The fact is, southern gospel quartet music doesn’t get any better than Southern Joy! The public is invited to attend the program and southern style fellowship immediately following the service. Nursery will be provided. Westside is located at 1522 N. 24th St. in Corsicana. For more information, please call (903) 874-4640.

The Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, 300 S. Kerr,  Blooming Grove, will be celebrating and honoring the 100th anniversary of its current church building on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The church doors will open to welcome past and present members, guests and visitors at 10 a.m. A special worship service will begin at 11 a.m. preached by Bishop Mike Lowry with special music by the Douglas Family.  Following the service, lunch will be served in its Heritage Hall. Please join us in celebrating this historic day.

The Grace Green Missionary Society of the Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church will be having its second annual Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Several members of the church will be involved in a special program to commemorate this event. The public is invited to attend. Sister Maxine Kelly is the president; Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson pastors.

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana, will hold its Fifth Sunday Mission Day Service on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  Special guest speaker will be Sis. Dinah Shitanda, member of Gospel Springs International Church, Ft. Worth, Pastor William Laktari. The theme for this service will be “Back To Business” from the scripture reference Luke 2:49. Please come and let us break bread together as we hear from this woman of God. Sis. Annie Solomon is mission president; Minister Vanessa Baker is First Lady; and Bishop John Baker is pastor.

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.  We now have Kings Kids for Teens also. 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., also we will be having a Luncheon for Pastor Owens being the Pastor of Unity for nine years. For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

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. There will be an Eatin’ meeting after church on Sept. 29. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1670. Oct. 2 we will be adding a children's bible study on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Children from Toddlers to the fifth grade are all welcome.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 North Third Street, will observe its Fifth Sunday program Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Women are in charge of the program. Speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Sister Sherretta Lewis. Theme: “Building Your Life On The Rock,” Luke 6:46-49. The public is invited to come and worship with us for this grand occasion. Sis. Sarah Roberts, President; Pastor Dairy G. Johnson, Sr. If you need a ride please call (903) 874-7834 for transportation.

Brown Chapel AME Church in Pelham invites the public to join them for a service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 to recognize Deborah Douglas for her work in and for the church.

Kelly’s Temple COGIC at 501 N. Third invites you to come and join its congregation in a soul-saving Revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 2-4. Bishop Annell Haney, Church of the Living God, Malakoff and Massey Lake will be the guest speakers. Come and be blessed. Host pastor is Elder Billy J. Kelly; First Lady Missionary Ruthie Kelly.

Pelham Community Homecoming will take place Oct. 11-13. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 a Worship Service by Rev. Charles Kelly will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Weaver will be the speaker. On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. will be Pelham “Fun and Frolic.” Family and friends activities at the Pelham Community History Museum, bring your lawn chairs, and the museum will be open for tours. Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 will be Sunday School, followed by 10:45 a.m. Homecoming Worship Services held at the Wesley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Willie Green of Bethel AME Church, Corsicana as the speaker. Dinner will be served following the service at the Pelham Community Center. If you can’t be present but would like to donate, please send donations to Mrs. Alva J. Porter, 22425 FM 744, Hubbard, Texas 76648.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton, will have a fundraiser spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Adult plates will be $8 and children’s plates will be $4. Plates will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink, and take out meals will be available. Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. Rev. Kevin Diggs, minister. Come join us, all are welcome.  The church resumed its afterschool program Noah’s Kids at 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. This program is for all third, fourth and fifth graders. Come and join us for snacks, crafts, Bible lessons and learning how to take care of God’s good earth in our church garden. For more information call the church at (903) 872-1877 or Noah’s Kids director Connie Warrington at (903) 874-0718.

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.

Grace Community Church invites you to some exciting fall events: we offer two Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., a Beth Moore study for women each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., a bi-weekly men’s breakfast and study at 6 a.m. (the next one is Sept. 25th), and Awana and Youth programs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.  That’s not all! Christian comedian Mike Williams will be entertaining us on Sept. 22, then musician Daniel Crawford will be performing on the evening of Sept. 29.  For more details, visit or visit us at 227 N. Beaton St. at the corner of Fourth Ave., or call (903) 874-7300.  

Open Door COGIC, 1201 E 8th Ave, poses the question, “Is there anything too small or too big that God cannot handle or fix?” Pastor Ernie L. Sample of West can answer your question and provide proof.  He will be in revival at Open Door COGIC starting Tuesday, Oct. 1 thru Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bring your Holy Bible; Bring your pain of any form; Bring your burden of the world; For God (through Pastor Sample) has a word JUST FOR YOU! Overseer Sis Joan Thompson. For more information, please call (903) 872-6907, (903) 872-3256.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. The church ordinance of the Lord's Supper will be observed this Sunday at the close of the 10:50 a.m. Morning Worship at Missionary Baptist Church. MBC observes “Closed Communion” but welcomes visitors to the service who wish to observe or be excused prior to the Lord's Supper being served. Sunday School and Afternoon Worship will begin at the usual times of 9:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectfully. MBC will again conduct a “Youth Led” Morning Worship Oct. 6. All portions of the service will be led by the youth of the church. Lunch will be served afterwards and an early after “singing” will follow that day only. The guest speaker is an associate pastor of another American Baptist Association church. If past performance is any indicator, this will be a wonderful and uplifting service for all. Mid-week services begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. We anticipate the warm Texas weather to begin to cool some in the evenings very soon that will again allow for the Friday Night Fun Nights to resume. More on that next week. Come and join the church in these services and events. You will enjoy the wonderful fellowship and be blessed too.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1215 S. Fifth St., invites you to come praise God with the Corsicana High School Class of 1973 at a Special Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Help this class celebrate 40 years since graduation. For more information, call the church at (903) 874-4873. Bishop k.d. davis sr., pastor.

Beulah Baptist Church, 814 Martin Luther King Ave., Wortham, invites you to join for “Fill My Cup” at 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Pink is the color. Pastor Arthur Minnit of Nazareth Baptist Church of Perry, overseer. Guests will be 7-UP Women’s of God Assembly of Waco. Pastor of Beulah Baptist Church is John L. Delancey.

Bethel A.M.E. Church and it’s Young People’s Dept. cordially invite you to attend the second annual Youth Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Special guest speaker will be Bro. Kamar Chambers of Lifeline Fellowship Church where Pastor Rickey Walters serves. Other guests will bring their awesome choirs from Corsicana and Palestine. Refreshments will be served. Sis. Myeshia Ballard is the YPD president, Sis. Brittney Deckard is the YPD director, and Rev. Willie L. Greene Sr. is pastor.

Shady Grove Baptist Church of Pursley will have a Fifth Sunday singing Sept. 29th at 4:30 p.m. Lots of country and blue grass gospel music. There will be a pot luck dinner to follow. Come join us. For more information call Bro. Brian at (903) 673-2301. Thanks and God bless.

Community Baptist Church, 125 SWCR 3040 and Hwy 31, Corsicana, invite you to its Fifth Sunday Dinner on the Grounds. Special guest will be Cross Timber. Please join for this special gathering and to hear this talented group.

The City Wide Women Convention Quarterly Revival will convene at 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 7-8, 2013 at God's Holy Temple where Elder Eric Grant, Sr., serves as Pastor.  The speaker will be Minister Wanda Dixon Williams of Dallas.  She is a member of  Christ The Kingdom Church and is a graduate of Dallas Baptist and Reedemer Church.  She has been married for 48 years and is the mother of five children and 10 grandchildren.  Everyone is cordially invited to come and hear this woman of God.  Evangelist Mary Jo Dixon serves as president of the City Wide Women Convention.

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 observe its Sunday School Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.  Pastor Donne' Watson who serves as Pastor of the New Corner Stone Baptist Church will be the messenger.

God's Holy Temple COGIC, located at 301 East Third Ave. downtown Corsicana  will have its Fifth Sunday Women’s Day Service dedicated to our Leading Lady Jackie Grant at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is First Lady Dorothy Walters of Lifeline Fellowship Church. Mistress Of Ceremony is Evang. Dawn Hawkins of the Potter’s House. Special Testimony from Evang. Clara King of Dangerfield, speaking of how God delivered her from drugs and alcohol. Everyone is invited to come and be a part of this God given service coming from the Praise and worship team — The Gospel Choir, prayer by Minister Carol Burgess, scripture reading by Sis. Joann Jackson, and a special Praise Dance by Sis. Kimiko Roberts. Pastor Eric Grant and Lady Jackie Grant .

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.

First Baptist Church of Eureka would like to invite anyone searching for a home church to visit with us for Sunday morning service beginning at 11 a.m. We are a growing, relaxed, comfortable, casual dress, family oriented church, with a loving and caring congregation. If you haven't yet found 'your' church, we invite you to give us a try.

Eureka United Methodist Church located at 8644 S. Hwy 287 will hold its 51st Annual Lord’s Acre Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. A barbecue dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The BBQ plate will consist of brisket, pinto beans, potato salad, bread, pickles, onions, homemade pies, coffee/tea. Adults will be $8, children 3 years old and under free. The Country Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon then 4 to 7 p.m. Auction will be at 7:30 p.m., and a drawing for a quilt will be held during the auction. For more information call (903) 874-4842.

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.

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.