Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 17, 2013

Church News for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — News and announcements from congregations throughout Navarro County.

First Independent Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th Church Anniversary Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 with an 11 a.m. service in which Rev. Marvin Jones, executive assistant pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Waco, where Rev. Delvin Atchison is pastor, will deliver the message. At 3:30 p.m. Bishop Cedric Beard and the True Vine Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas will be the special guest for the afternoon service. The public is invited to share in this special day with the First Independent Baptist Church congregation.

Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church and Pastor Elvin Sikes would like to announce an added service time for Worship beginning Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. We would like to remind everyone of our Sunday morning worship schedule: Our first Worship service begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Our second Worship service will begin at 11 a.m. We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for worship and youth activities. We are beginning a series titled “Exploring the Bible.” Pettys Chapel Baptist Church will present The Texas Gospel Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 2. Brought to you in the tradition of the Grand Ole Gospel Opry, doors will open at 5 p.m. and show will begin at 6 p.m. Mercy Song, made up of Larry Green, Les Pratt, Tonya Eakins and Jeff McFarland, is known as one of the best quartets in the country. They will be joined by Marvin Stewart Jr., Beverly Kay Crocker, and Master of Ceremonies Royel Clark. Admission is free, though there will be a love offering. A meal will be served and there will be door prizes. We are located on Old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45, 1300 FM 3041. For more information or needs, please call (903) 257–5690 or (903) 875–0002. For more about the Texas Gospel Jamboree, visit

Ebenezer Baptist Church, FM 633, Powell, Elm Flat area will hold a Revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Oct. 17, 18. Evangelist is Elder Curtis Johnson Sr. of Olive Grove Church in Blooming Grove. The word of God will be preached and you will be blessed by this anointed man of God. Dr. Arilla Moore, pastor.

Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 South Fifth Street, Corsicana,  is hosting a Harvest Day Event on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be hayrides for the young and young at heart, free clothing giveaway and shoes for children and adults, food, fun, and fellowship for all. We invite everyone to come out and join us in the festivities.

Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana, where Bishop John Baker is pastor, will hold its Annual Usher Day Service on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Special guest will be Pastor Joe Hubbard, Sr., messenger, and Macedonia Baptist Church, Streetman. Other guest churches and/or ushers include:  Greater Love Outreach Fellowship, Bishop William Lewis; Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Pastor Gary Moore; Second Mission Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Polk; Greater Wilgo Baptist Church, Pastor Arthur Faulk; Love Chapel Baptist Church, Pastor David Wilson; Thirteenth Avenue Christian Church, Pastor Clyde Chambers; Mount Olive Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Cox; New Victory in Christ, Pastor Donald Washington; Bethany Baptist Church, Pastor Samuel Chambers; and Open Door COGIC, Overseer Joan Thompson. Ushers officers are:  Sis. Annie Fortune, Adult Ushers President; Sis. LaTresa Hervey, Teen Ushers President; and Sis. Linda Collins, Youth Ushers Director. Refreshments will be served after the service.

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 Cornerston eBaptist 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.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 North Third Street, Corsicana, will observe Family and Friends Day on Oct. 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. Theme: Year of Total Recovery, Submission To God, Recapturing, Releasing, And  Discovering” 1 Samuel 30:8,  James 4:7. Minister Christopher Hawkins will bring the message. Dinner will be served immediately after morning worship at 1:30 p.m. Service will start at 3:30 p.m. for Family Day hour, special guest will be the Greater Love Out Reach Fellowship Church, Bishop William Lewis, Jr. , Pastor Guest Speaker. All family and friends around the Corsicana area are encouraged to come and worship with us. Chairperson-Family and Friends Day 2013 is Sis. Ellender Johnson, Co-Chairperson Bro. Claude Roberts, Sis. Aria general Chairperson. Dairy G. Johnson Sr., Senior Pastor. Contact can be made by calling Church (903) 874-7834.

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.

Hubbard Methodist Church will hold its 35th Annual Lord’s Acre  on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hubbard First United Methodist Church, 208 NW Second St. Activities will be begin at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Many handmade gift items, baked goods of all kinds, jellies, etc. will be available for purchase at the Country Store until 12:30 p.m. Visitors may enjoyed a sandwich lunch as they preview the many beautiful quilts and other items that will be featured in the auction that begins at 2 p.m. At the conclusion of the auction, a turkey and dressing meal with all the trimmings will be served in the Haralson Family Life Center which is adjacent to the Church. Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Take out meals will be available too. For more information, contact the church office at (254) 576-2313.

Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 E. Collin St., (903) 872-7379. Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a study on prayer.

Life in the Word Bible Church located at 1408 N. Beaton, where Emma Jessie is pastor, will host “Reaping the Harvest” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Guest preachers are Minister Valorie Horn and Prophetess Shantae Littleton. Recognition of cancer survivors will be held and prayer of healing for those previously diagnosed. Come and witness a mighty move of God through ministry in worship songs, The Spoken Word, food and fun. If you are interested in setting up a booth the fee is $15. Contact Beverly Molly at (903) 872-9218.

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

Rockhill Baptist Church, Richland, will honor its pastor Charles Kelley with an appreciation program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. For 32 dedicated years Rev. Kelley has preached the gospel. If this man of God has touched or has made a difference in your life through the years, please come to this program and be a blessing to him. Guest churches are Woods Chapel Baptist Church, and St. John Baptist Church. Soloist will be Bro. Curtis Sparks, with Sis. Gloria Miller as Mistress of Ceremony. The Spoken Word will be brought by Pastor Sharon Holmes of Carroll Chapel and Church of the Living God.

“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. Thanking you in advance.

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., invites you to its Pastor Anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Special Guest will be Bishop k.d. davis sr., pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, who will honor Bishop WIlliam Lewis, pastor. For more information call (903) 874-7273. Bring a friend.

A Pastor Installation Service for Pastor-Elect Shirley Lucas will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at God Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of Pastor Eric Grant Sr., and First Lady Jackie grant, 301 E. third Ave., Corsicana.

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. Oct. 2 a children's Bible study began on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Children from Toddlers to the fifth grade are all welcome. A Lone Star Stampede will take place on Oct. 18, and Truck or Treat will be Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.