Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 4, 2013

Church News

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Harmony Baptist Church, 400 East 12th Avenue, Corsicana, will hold a special benefit service at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 for first lady Minister Vanessa Baker, wife of the most honorable Bishop John Baker, pastor of the church. Pastor Jimmy Lawrence, Hills Chapel Baptist Church, Huntsville, will be speaker for this service and other family members will be special guests. Minister Baker is a true woman of God and is very worthy of this blessing after enduring a recent surgery and ongoing illness.  As well as being a wife and minister, she is a mother and grandmother. Her daughters, Sis. Adrienne Perkins, Sis. Semetric Walker and Minister Chasity Portis and their children are a vital part of the Harmony Church ministry.   

We are calling on all who are acquainted with Minister Baker and/or her family to please join us in this service to lift up the name Jesus.  We ask that you come to be a blessing with your presence, your kind words and your love offering. If you have additional questions, please call the church at (903) 874-6108 or Sis. Colbert at (903) 654-2809. Sponsors for this service are:  Sis. Verdell Walton, Pastor's Aide President; Sis. Annie Solomon, Mission President; and Sis. Shirley Colbert.

Bethlehem Baptist Church will honor its Pastor and Wife Dairy G. Johnson Sr. for 28 years of service and pastoral leadership. Special events will take place April 6, 7, 12 and 14 at the church, 409 N. Third St. There will be a prayer breakfast at 10 a.m. April 6, with Dr. Preston Malone, vice-moderator at large of the New Rising Star Institutional District Association Dallas, Inc. as the speaker. At 3:30 p.m. April 7, their will be several guest churches, with spoken word being brought by Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. of New Bethel Baptist Church, Goodlow. April 12 at 7:30 p.m. there will be more guest churches, and spoken word brought by Pastor Alfred Cox Jr. of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The appreciation festivities will conclude on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. with C.M. Iglehart, interim pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Duncanville as the speaker. Theme of the event is “The Servant, His Role, His Message.” Please join this congregation in these worship opportunities.

Reaching Out to You Ministry at Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, invites you to join for its pastor’s 14th Anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013. Bishop k.d. davis sr. will be honored again on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. The anniversary will culminate in a final day of celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Bishop k.d.davis sr. is a native of Corsicana, and has for the last 14 years been serving as Overseer/Bishop of the historic 109-year-old Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He serves as the presiding Prelate Bishop of the United Together for the Kingdom Work of Christ Fellowship. Bishop Davis has served two terms as President of the Corsicana Ministerial Alliance. He currently serves as supervisor of the Usher’s Department of the Galilee-Griggs Memorial District Association. He also serves as supervisor of the Usher Department in the Texas State Missionary Baptist Convention. The Bishop is active in the community and the surrounding area. He is a spirit-filled preacher, evangelist, pastor, multi-talented drummer, recording artist and radio personality. Sixth Ave. Baptist Church is the first African-American church in the Corsicana area to be blessed to be on radio and television at the same time. Bishop Davis can be heard on KAND 1340 AM on Sundays from 8 to 9 a.m. The Sixth Ave. Broadcast may be seen on Community Cable Channel 28 on Wednesdays at 12 noon and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Davis is the host of the “Just Believe” radio program on KNON 89.3 FM in Dallas each Thursday from 4 to 7 a.m. Check out under Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Corsicana. His motto is “I Believe God.”

Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, 100 S. Parham, Elder Harold Evans Sr., pastor, invites all to a revival at 7 p.m. April 10-12. Guest speaker is Minister Sharon Wilson of Love Chapel Baptist Church, where David Wilson is pastor. Come and be blessed. Also, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 the church will observe its Usher Annual. Guest speaker is Pastor Gerald Williams and Alexander Chapel Church from Mexia. Guest choirs are asked to render a selection. Dinner will be served following the service. Sister Earnestine Hailey is president of the ushers. For more information, please contact Daisy Pace at (903) 493-0343.

Benefit for Sister Vergie and Elder Willie Brown who lost their home, car, and all their possessions in a house fire March 16. This benefit program will be held Saturday, April 6 at Taylor Memorial Church, 1624 East G.W. Jackson Ave., beginning at 5 p.m. It is sponsored by the Taylor Memorial Church family. “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18. Please avail yourselves to a blessing to the Browns. If you cannot be there for any reason and would like to give money, gift cards or clothing, please brothers and sisters contact Evangelist Gertrude Richardson at (903) 654-1180 or (903) 654-2292. If no answer, please leave a message. If you would rather mail in a check, please make your checks out to Taylor Memorial Church. All proceeds will go to Elder and Sister Brown. Keep them in your prayers. Thank you so much for your unselfish support.

New Victory in Christ Sanctuary, 805 S. 15th St., D.R. Washington Sr., pastor, invites you to attend its Fourth Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Guest church will be Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Alfred Cox will bring the spoken word, mistress of ceremony will be Sis. Tinisha Blair, and reciting the church history will be Sis. Julia Hernandez.

House of Refuge COGIC, Dawson, invites you to worship with them on Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. This church is located at 413 FM 709 East, Dawson. Pastor, Elder Paul E. Puckett. “Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,” Psalm 96:9a. For more information please call (254) 582-0890.

The Women of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., invite all the ladies to join us in “Removing the Masks” at the 2013 “Sisters 2 Sister Conference{ from 9 a.m. ti 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the church. The theme is “Let’s Be Real.” Speakers will be Sis. Hazel Cox, Sis. Ruby  Williams, Sis. Sherry Mullins, Sis. Betty Garrett, Sis. Sherry Willis of Euless, and keynote speaker will be Sis. Monique Foster of the Gethsemane Baptist Church, Dallas. Lunch will be served afterward by the men of Mt. Olive. Rev. Alfred Cox Jr. is pastor. Please come.

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. and 7 p.m. is our Ladies Meeting. Florence Young will give the devotional. 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. For transportation to services, call (903)872-2861. A nursery is open for church services.

Missionary Baptist Church is located at 405 S. 15th Street in Cosicana. Response to the new Friday night Family Fun and Fellowship in the church gymnasium has been wonderful. The gym opens at 6 p.m. and continues with games and treats without a specific closing time. A brief devotional will be presented.The 10:50 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Hour is preceded by Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. A guest speaker will present the morning message this week. Sunday Afternoon Worship will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday evening offers both Adult Bible Study and a program for the youth in the Fellowship Hall and gymnasium. God continues to answer the many prayers offered for Missionary Baptist Church and those with special needs. God's blessings are running our cups over.

Church on the Rock in Rice will hold a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. All are invited to join.

The Cowboy Church of Ennis Cracked Pots invites 55-plus seniors to join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. We will show our youth how much we appreciate them with a covered dish meal. Our very talented hand puppet ministry will entertain us after dinner.  Bring a covered dish to share and have  a fun evening.   Highway I45, exit 244.

The City Wide Women Convention Quarterly Revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly April 8 & 9, 2013 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church where Bishop William Lewis,Jr. serves as Pastor.  On Monday, April 8 the spoken word will be brought by Pastor Tessie Johnson of the Church Of Living God in Kerens, and Tuesday, April 9 the spoken word will be brought by Sis. Betty Garrett who is a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where Alfred Cox, Jr., serves as Pastor. The City Wide Women Convention was founded over 30 years ago by the late Mother Josie Hudson.  God gave her the vision for this ministry, so she contacted many of the Pastors of Corsicana and surrounding areas sharing her vision so that the women could come together and pray, and use their gifts of teaching and preaching the Word of God and many of the pastors accepted her and opened their doors so the work of the ministry would be spread abroad.  And thanks be to God her vision yet continues, some of the women who were young then are now a little older but yet they have a zeal to keep on marching, teaching and preaching the Word of God and many others have caught on with the vision.  Many souls have been saved, delivered, healed and have become transformers themselves and  are yet giving God Praise and Thanksgiving for His many blessings. The City Wide Ministry also share a token of love to those in hospitals, and also in some other areas when it is possible.  So the public is cordially invited to come and help us Lift up the name of Jesus and also share a gift of love.  If you have a received a token of love from the City Wide Women Convention come and be a blessing and give back, for you are a testimony of how the City Wide Women Convention was a blessing to your life in your time of need.


Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 400 N. Benton St., Corsicana, will host a “Woman in Red” program at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The theme is “The Blood, Then and Now” from 1 Peter 1:19 and Romans 5:8-9. Guest speaker will be Evangelist MachleAnn Grant of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Streetman, Pastor Joe Hubbard. Praise dance by Kendra Royster of the Cross Road Covenant CHurch, Pastor Josef Rasheed of Dallas. Pastor David Wilson, pastor of Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Program chairman is Patricia Sanders.

Taylor’s Memorial COGIC, 1600 G.W. Jackson Ave., will host God’s DIVAS (Divine Intelligent Victorious Anointed Sisters) are Pursuing Holiness (1 Peter 2:9) on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. with speaker Dorothy Walter, co-pastor at Lifeline Fellowship Church; and Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. with speaker Dot Clark, pastor of Believers Christian Cathedral in Hillsboro. Attire for Saturday is Bling and Blue Jeans. For more information contact Valorie Horn at (903) 493-4212.

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow will host a benefit program at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 for Keitra Lawrence. For more information, please contact Sis. Sharon Gray at (903) 229-1342.

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.)

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.  

 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 meet at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Navarro College. 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.