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First Baptist Church Hubbard, 501 N. Magnolia, Hubbard, will host The Steel Magnolias of San Marcos at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. This will be a fully choreographed, upbeat concert of Southern Gospel Music. The Steel Magnolias are filled with “electric excitement” for the Lord. These ladies are the epitome of Christ-like grace and love. If you’ve never seen The Steel Magnolias, you won’t believe your eyes, and you will certainly be clapping your hands, snapping your fingers, stomping your feet, and maybe even let out a “whoop” now and then. It’s a program you won’t want to miss of some of the most recent gospel music being sung. Admission is free.

Grace Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 402 East 14th Avenue, is pleased to welcome back its pastors, Rev. Michael and Joann Donaldson after the conclusion of the NWTX Annual Conference of the 10th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Sister Lula Williams was the delegate to the conference and she brought back information to the church congregation. On Tuesday night, Sept. 9, the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) hosted a “Night in White.” During this service the WMS recognized and installed the first set of Pearls. These women have worked in their local missionary societies for 25 years. Grace Temple is pleased to announce that Sister Maxine Kelly was installed as a Pearl at this service. Sister Maxine Wheeler was also honored that night as a Lifetime Member of the WMS. On Wednesday night, Sept. 10, the conference recognized the different congregants of the year. Brother Marshall Deeds was recognized as Grace Temple’s congregant of the year. Grace Temple is proud of its honorees and extremely glad to have their pastors back! Please join the congregation in saying congratulations to these individuals.

Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St., Corsicana, will host a revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sept. 24-26. Come with expectations, It’s time for restoration. God has got a blessing waiting on you. Minister George Kitchen is under the leadership of Pastor A.E. Smith. Min. Kitchen is a man committed to serving, he has been an active member of brotherhood, Sunday School, a teacher, and the Sunday School superintendent. He has served in various churches in Navarro County, and Ellis County. He is a servant seeking to please the Lord by “compelling them to come in so that Go’d house may be filled,” Luke 14:23.

S.I.P. Ministry celebrates seven years: Come join us at Sirloin Stockade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 as we united in fellowship and praise of “The Seasons of our Lives” with Sister Valorie D. Horn as speaker. Every woman is invited to join us.

Community Worship for the Blooming Grove Community will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. On Sept. 22 the service will be held at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church; Oct. 13, it will be held at Olive Grove Baptist Church. Oct. 27, it will be back at Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. Central Baptist Church will be the site for Nov. 10 service. No worship on Nov. 24, Happy Thanksgiving. Worship for Dec. 8 is moved to Dec. 13, which will be a Christmas Celebration at Blooming Grove City Park. No worship on Dec. 22 — Merry Christmas!

Blooming Grove United Methodist Church will hold its Lord's Acre celebration on Sept. 20, 2014 at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church. The Country Store will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30, with take-outs starting at 11a.m. Free delivery in Blooming Grove area. Call 903-695-2334. The meal will consist of brisket, potato salad, beans, slaw, dessert and tea. Adult meals are $8 and children 10 and under $5. There will be a silent auction from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The live auction will begin in the sanctuary at 1 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, will hold its annual Chili Pepper Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. There will be food, games, rides, sporting events, prizes, live entertainment, raffle, vendors, chili pepper expo, chili plate contest, and on Saturday evening there will be a concert and dance. For more information call 903-874-4473.

The Cowboy Church of Corsicana, 5864 W. Hwy. 31, invites the public to join us for worship services on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Derek Rogers serves as Pastor. A nursery is provided for infants and a class for small children during the worship service. Bible Study is held at the church every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. This week-end, on Sept. 19 and 20, the Family Overnight Camp-Out will be held. There will be a Hamburger and Hot Dog cook-out on Friday evening and a Sunrise Service and Chuckwagon Breakfast on Saturday morning. Bring your horse for the trail ride and your fishing gear if you care to fish. The camp out will be held on SWCR 3120 in the Corbet area. Please call Jeromy Mink at 903-641-8278 for further instructions or if you have any questions. Two upcoming events are planned for Sunday, Sept. 28. The band, Crossfire, will be musical guests for the Sunday morning service and later in the afternoon, church members will be traveling to the Dallas area to help the Buffalo Soldiers in getting their new Cowboy Church established. A service is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Kitchen Team will be going as well to prepare and serve dinner that evening. Please come and join us for worship services and/or any event held at the church. You will be more than welcome.

“The Message Ministries” invites you to tune in this Sunday at 9:15 a. m. to KAND RADIO 1340AM . Listen to Patrick McCurrin with the message. Call Patrick and Nancy McCurrin 903-874-5226-for information on receiving the salvation and healing that Jesus paid for on the Cross. 1 Peter 2:24-by His stripes we were healed –and 2 Timothy 1:7-For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

St. John Baptist Church located at 209 T. A. Carroll Avenue, where Arnold Carter serves as Pastor will host the Silent Grove Cemetery 67th Annual at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The theme for the occasion is “See How Far We Have Come” from the scripture text; Psalm 100:5. The spoken word will be brought by Minister Clarence Ford who serves under the leadership of Pastor Billy Joe Kelly of Kell'y's Temple Church Of God In Christ. All family members, churches and the public is invited to attend. Sis. Melissa Brown serves as President.

The Women Of Glory Ministry will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street where Alvin E. Smith serves as Pastor. All women are given a special invitation to attend. Pastor Pamela Colbert serves as President; Pastor Erma Waites Founder; Pastors David E. Wilson and Alvin E. Smith are Advisors.

Bethel AME had its prayers answered for the return of its Pastor and Wife, Rev. Willie Lee Greene Sr. and First Lady June Greene. Congratulations to Rev. Pamela Colbert and her first church, Brown Chapel AMEC, Pelham. Bethel will always be her church home. Again the members say “thank you” to the community for its prayers of support during the annual conference. In attendance were Denise Freeman, Pauletta Hines, Charles Colbert, Beth Colbert, Catherine Wright, Dolores Carter, Rev. Erma Waites and Ora Lusk, Brittney Deckard, Jeremy Deckard, Zachary, Za’ryah and Zane Deckard and Penny Liggins and Rev. W. L. Greene Sr. We are back and ready to work for the cause of Christ. Amen.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., Corsicana will host its yearly clothes giveaway from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 on the church campus.

Frost United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Lord’s Acre Lunch and Auction beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Frost School Cafeteria. A barbecue lunch with all the trimmings will be served beginning at 11:30, takeouts will start at 11 a.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. A country bakery will also be available.

Westside Baptist Church, 1522 N. 24th St., invites you to attend revival services scheduled for Sept. 19-21, with Mark Moore, senior pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton as the evangelist. Moore served First Baptist Church, Corsicana from 1986 to 1989 as minister of education/administration. He is the first and only pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church, which has grown from 75 to 600 in worship, and moved into a $1.8 million worship center in 2002. Grady Manning, a gifted and talented musician and member of Westside, will be the music worship leader. Friday and Saturday services will be at 7 p.m. and Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A meal will be provided after the morning worship hour. For more information please call 903-874-4640.

First Baptist Church Corsicana began a new series of Divorce Care classes on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The meetings are in the basement, room A-100. The cost is $15 for the workbook. Divorce Care is a network of thousands of divorce recovery support groups meeting worldwide. Our goal is to help you find help for your hurts, discover hope for the future and experience God's healing. Chuck McElroy leads the group. Call the church for more information at 903-872-7473. The church is located at 510 W. Collin Street in Corsicana.

Eureka United Methodist Church will have its 52nd Lord’s Acre on Oct. 4, 2014 with the country store from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. A barbecue dinner will be served from 5 to 7 pm. consisting of brisket, pinto beans, potato salad, bread, pickles, onions, homemade pie, and coffee or tea. Adult plates are $8 and children age 3 and under eat free. There wil be a drawing for a homemade quilt during the auction. For more information call Rosellen Richards at 903-874-4842.

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St. Come and be blessed! Listen to our radio broadcast every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on KAND 1340 AM. Tune in and let the Lord bless you real good! If you want prayer call 903-874-4873. You are invited to Early Morning Service, “One Hour of Power” at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Sixth Ave. Baptist Church. Special guest will be recording artist Min. Christi Tillman of The Impact Church, Dallas. On Saturday, Sept. 27 all youth are welcome for Inner/Outer City Cry with special guest Minister Brenton Haynes of the Lifeline Family Church. Come, bring a friend, and be blessed.

Pelham Community Homecoming will take place Oct. 10-12. This 57th Annual Celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 with a Worship Service by Rev. Charles Kelly (Master of Ceremonies) at Wesley United Methodist Church. Speaker will be Rev. Curtis johnson of Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove. Saturday from 2 to 6 .m. is Pelham “Fun and Frolic.” Family and friends activities at the Pelham Community History Museum. Bring your lawn chairs; museum will be open for tours. Sunday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. will be Sunday School, followed by Homecoming Worship Services at Wesley United Methodist Church at 10:45 a.m. with Rev. Thomas McMullan of Walls, Mississippi speaking. Dinner will be served following services at the Pelham Community Center. Contributions welcomed. Dinner will be served by hosting volunteers. If you can’t be present and would like to donate, please send donations to Mrs. Alva J. Porter, 22425 FM 744, Hubbard Texas 76648.

The Second Mission B. C. located at 909 South Fifth Street where Larry L. Polk, Sr., serves as Pastor, will celebrate its Annual Youth Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. The theme: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me” from the text of Phillippians 4:13. Mistress of Ceremony - Jada Betts, Welcome - Za'Nyia Gibson, Announcements - Ajah Jones, Speaking on the Theme - Stephen Jones & Bryson Weaver, Praise Dance - SMBC Youth Ministry, Special Guest - the Navarro College Drumline featuring Cameron Franklin. The Gospel Message will be given by their Membership Minister Sis. Catherine Manning. Everyone is invited to share this celebration of praise and worship to God for all the great things He has done! SMBC - “A Church About Mission” To God Be The Glory.

Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church cordially invites you to help bid farewell to Pastor and First Lady Drs. Norman and Lorraine Stiggers from 11 a.m. to 5 .m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Bethel SDA Church, 7171 E. 13th St., Corsicana. “When Praises go up, blessings come down.”

Taylors Memorial Total Man Ministry invites you to an appreciation service to honor its leaders, Pastor Willie and Elect Lady Chandra Horn at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Overseer Pastor Kevin Taylor.

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. We have a second Worship Service at 11 a.m. Our Wednesday night prayer and Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. We are presently in Deuteronomy as we continue in our Pentateuch studies. In the age that we live in it is of great importance that we assemble ourselves together to encourage one another for the furtherance of the gospel. Everyone welcome!

Church of the Living God PGT, 517 S. Powell, Corsicana, Overseer Wilma Johnson, pastor invites you to its G.L.O.W. Missionary Society Western Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27. The theme is “Peace in the Valley.” Come and Fellowship with us.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton, holds Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., church service at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Bible Study is at 11 a.m. Minister is a lay supply pastor named Barbara Strmiska. Come join us.

Intercessors for Navarro County Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lone Star Dining Hall at Navarro College. All men who are interested in praying for those in authority please join us. (1 Timothy 2:1-3) For more information, please call (903) 874-5561.

Dresden United Methodist Church will hold its first Lord’s Acre Vendor Craft Fair and Flea Market on Oct. 4, 2014 benefiting the church. We plan to have bounce houses, carnival games, food, raffles, vendors, crafts and flea market booths at the all-day event. The event is being held on the church grounds, and the goal is to raise funds to build a fellowship hall onto the sanctuary. Vendors, crafters and flea market sellers are still needed, so if you would like more information please visit or call Bobbie Simmons at 903-654-8912. We hope people from all over will come shop, eat and play at Lord’s Acre.

Lone Star Cowboy Church of Navarro County, located at 4495 W. State Hwy. 22, is selling raffle tickets to benefit the Benevolence Fund. The raffle will be held at the church on Sept. 21. Enter to win a Home Defense 12 ga. Shotgun ($200 Gander Mtn. Gift Card for shotgun or item of your choice). Donation is $5 per ticket or 5 for $20. Enter to win a Stun Gun. Donation is $1 per ticket. Please contact Eddie Gregory (903-654-8733), Debra Gregory (903-654-0099), Darla Robinson-Littrel, or any of the members of Lone Star Cowboy church for tickets. You are invited 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 old. Children's Church for ages 5 through 12. Join us through the week: Monday: Celebrate Recovery at 6 p.m., Horsemanship classes 6 p.m., and Mounted Shooting 7 p.m.; Tuesday: Team Ropin' at 7 p.m. and Women's Fellowship 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study in the Children's Building 7 p.m., Children's (0-12 years old) in the main Church 7 p.m., and Youth Dinner from 6:30 to 7 p.m. followed by a Youth Service; Thursday: Barrel Practice 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 903-654-4980.

Northside Baptist Church offers Grief Share, a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close. Grief Share began a new 13-week study on Sept. 3, at 211 Forest Lane. Grief Share is non-denominational and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. You will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a loss, learn from their experiences and share your own. For further information call Thelma Harvey at (903) 875-8944 or (903) 874-3277.

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