Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 7, 2013

Church News for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Petty's Chapel Baptist Church and Pastor Elvin Sikes invites you to join us for Worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. We also have a second Worship Service at 11 a.m. We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.  We are having a series titled, “Exploring The Bible.”  The series is an overview study of the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Bible. In the trying times that we live in, it is of upmost importance that individuals as well as families know the Word of God.  We are a Church that is focused upon ministry to the entire family.  We are located on old Roane Road a half mile east of I-45, 1300 FM 3041. For more information call (903) 257-5690 or (903) 875-0002.

Westside Baptist Church, in conjunction with the Billy Graham nationwide evangelistic campaign, “My Hope America,” and along with 22,000 other churches in America, is making revival plans to reach out to unsaved neighbors and loved ones with our only true hope: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Over the past 12 years, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has organized My Hope events in 57 nations bringing millions to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Now is America’s time! Bro. James Berryhill will be bringing the timely messages. He currently serves as a missionary in Bogota, Columbia where he is involved in church planting and leadership preparation. Bro. Grady Manning, gifted soloist and member of Westside, will be the worship leader. Nightly services will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10, and the Sunday service is 11 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal and then a short 30-minute video by Billy Graham, “My Hope America, The Cross.” There will be no evening service Sunday. You are invited to join us for a time of refreshment and spiritual renewal. Nursery will be provided. For additional information, call Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St., Corsicana, (903) 874-874-4640.

NOW Faith Miracle Center, 301 Margaret Drive, Kerens, will hold a Night of Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The theme is “Communion with The King.” Formal/semi-formal attire. This will be held in the Rosetta Stone Fellowship Hall of the church. Come and celebrate with us! For more information, call (214) 680-6243.

St. John Baptist Church, T. A. Carroll Ave., will celebrate 36 years for its musician appreciation program for Sis. D. Gregg at 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 2013. Speaker of the hour will be Charles Kelley, Pastor of Rockhill Baptist Church and Woods Chapel Baptist Church.

Lighthouse of Praise Ministry, 200 E. Collin. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and you will feel at home. For more information call (903) 872-7379.

The Cowboy Church of Corsicana, located at 5864 W. Hwy. 31 (two miles past Wal-Mart) would like to invite everyone to our Sunday morning services at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Derek Rogers is our pastor. Wednesday night Bible Study is conducted at the church at 6:30 p.m. each week.  There will be a Men's Prayer Breakfast and Skeet Shoot held at 8 a.m. on  Saturday, Nov. 16.  If you are interested in that, please call Dustin Murphy at 903-469-441-6973 or Jeromy Mink at 903-641-8278 for more information. Other upcoming events include Billy Roy Mitcham, as special guest singer, on Nov. 10 and the following week on Nov. 17,  Wayne Jumper will be singing for us. Be sure to mark this date on your calendar, Nov. 10, when we will be having our Thanksgiving “Meet & Eat” after church with turkey and dressing furnished and side dishes added by the ladies of the church.  Everyone is invited to come and be a part of our Thanksgiving worship service and enjoy food and fellowship with this very rapidly growing and enthusiastic church.

 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.

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 South 5th Street, Corsicana where L.L. Polk, Sr., is the Pastor, will observe its 103 Anniversary/67th Homecoming Nov. 10, 2013 at 3 p.m. Theme: “Where Do You Stand?”  Scripture text 2 Chronicles 7:14. Special guests include Grace Temple AME, Professional Gospel singer Angela Blair of Dallas, Texas, and Mount Olive Baptist Church, where Alfred Cox serves as pastor and will be the speaker of the hour. The Second Mission Baptist Church, “A church about Mission” 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!

Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 S. Bus. 45, invites you to join them for Homecoming/Family and Friends Day 2013 at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Guest Speaker will be Evangelist Christie Lampkin Dobbins of the Potter’s House, Dallas. For more information, contact Sis. Rosie Williams at 903) 879-3157. Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr.

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.

Rising Star Community Center will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Ideal Self Storage, 801 N. 13th St. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Pastor Leroy Goff at (903) 388-6403.

First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove will host Adam Paul Williams in concert this Sunday evening, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.  Adam Paul has spent seven years in full-time ministry.  He was classically trained at Stephen F. Austin State University and has spanned the globe with his God-given gift of music. He’s worked with contemporary artists such as Sonic Flood and 2012 Producer of the Year, Ed Cash. His music has been played on many radio stations across the nation, including the #1 Christian radio station, KLTY in Dallas.  He’s also performed with groups such as the Gaither Vocal Band and can been seen on a recent taping of InTouch Ministries at FBC Atlanta, Ga. with Dr. Charles Stanley.  Adam Paul’s concert repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary music. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 205 E. Second St in Blooming Grove. Call 903-695-2593 for more information.

First United Methodist Church of Dawson will host its Lord’s Acre on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. A barbecue lunch with dessert and tea will be served starting at 11 a.m. Adults lunches are $8 and children under 12 eat for $4. Carry-outs are available. There will be a live auction beginning at 12:30 p.m. with gift items, baked goods, holiday decorations, and there will be door prizes as well.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Avenue, Corsicana will be giving away Thanksgiving baskets to two needy families before Thanksgiving. Please watch the paper for more information to be given within the coming weeks or contact any member of Grace Temple. Reverends Michael and Joann Donaldson, pastors; Sister Maxine Kelly, Missionary president; Sister Lula Williams, Stewardess president.

Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th Street, Corsicana. The youth and sponsors had a wonderful time visiting with everyone who stopped by their location during the Downtown Fall Harvest Festival. Every balloon, piece of candy, Bibles and other available items were given out in short order. Next, the youth and their sponsors are getting ready for the upcoming Christmas Parade. These are great events that everyone can enjoy. Please be reminded of the regular order for worship, praise and Bible study each week at MBC. The week begins at 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages immediately followed by the Morning Worship at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon Worship begins at 4 p.m. to allow those who need to be safely at home before dark since the recent time change to do so. Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study and youth activities begin each week at 7 p.m. Rides are available to anyone who will let us know a ride is needed. You can call 903-874-6983 at your convenience. MBC is very blessed and welcomes you to come and be blessed too.

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 8:45 a.m. This Saturday at 8 a.m. we will have Brotherhood Breakfast. Then at 6 p.m. we will have our Monthly Sing Night. Southern Joy and Homer Belcher will be at the Sing Night. This is a free event and all are welcome. For transportation to services, call (903) 872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

First Baptist Church of Eureka’s Women's Ministry will host a Chili Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Cost will be by donation. Funds raised will go toward our Women of God Conference to be held on May 3, 2014. On this date we will also be drawing for the winner of the  FAITH 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.

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.

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.   

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 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.

Trinity Bibleway C.O.G.I.C. in Trinidad will hold a pastoral installation service for Pastor Walter Dickson at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be Pastor Bill Joe Kelly. For more information call 903-493-2529 or 903-493-2226.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church will hold its 109th church anniversary and homecoming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Special guests will be the Rev. K. Walton, pastor of First Independent Baptist Church, and the Rev. A. Stapleton, pastor of Shekinah Tabernacle Baptist Church.


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