Editor’s note: Due to Thanksgiving holidays, the church news deadline will be 5 p.m. Tuesday for next Friday’s edition.

Single Believers Ministries

Single Believers Ministries will present Pastor Douglas Turk and the Community Choir of Frankston live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Taylor Memorial Total Man Ministry Church of God in Christ, 1624 E. Fifth Ave., where Bishop Floyd G. Taylor is senior pastor and Elder Willie G. Brown is assistant pastor.

Special appearances will be by H.B. Horn, pastor of Greater Mount Calvary COGIC of Dallas; Patricia Rischer, pastor of Faith Temple COGIC of Fairfield; and Carlos and Demitria Daniels, pastor and co-pastor of Faith Tabernacle COGIC of Palestine.

The mission of Single Believers Ministries will be to assist singles in viewing their needs as opportunities that can be faced and met successfully in Christ, to provide an avenue for the church to become more sensitive to the needs of single adults, to provide avenues for community service outreach for single adults, and to affirm the singles’ lifestyle as a legitimate way of living, rather than wearing it as a badge of shame.

Founder and CEO is Evangelist Cathy Douglas and executive administrator is Minister Margaret Evans. New members are welcomed. Come and worship the Lord.

For more information, call (903) 874-2921.

Corsicana Ministerial Alliance

Corsicana Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to the celebration of the annual community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., (903) 875-1084, where Gary Johnson is pastor.

This year the Calvary Praise Team and the Navarro Chorale, directed by Jerry Westerman and accompanied by Shelia Herod, will be there to bless with inspiring music.

The speakers this year will be Pastor Floyd Petersen of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana and Billie Love McFerran from the community. The speakers will share encouragement and challenge you to new levels of your walk with Jesus Christ to the praise and glory of the Father God. There will be a love offering taken to help individuals in need.

The CMA thanks the Corsicana community for the generosity last year. Their freewill giving has allowed CMA to help numerous individuals in need of gas, food, shelter, transportation and various bills during the year.

Johnson Memorial COGIC

Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ will observe a time of celebration with services at 7 p.m. Nov. 25-26. Services will conclude with the annual homecoming service at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The speaker for these services will be Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Corsicana Adventist Church

Corsicana Adventist Church invites you to join in for an exciting seminar to be held beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and continuing through Nov. 20 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave. The seminar will focus on broken relationships, financial uncertainty and natural disasters. If your life is out of control and you are looking for answers, maybe it’s time for a new beginning. For more information, call (903) 229-2162.

Trinity Baptist Church

Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th St., has installed a new steeple. For several years, the church hasn’t had a steeple due to deterioration of the previous one that was installed on the church in the 1960s.

The ladies will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the prayer room. Adult assembly will meet in the sanctuary. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. with classes for all ages. The nursery will be open for little ones. Worship and children’s church will be at 11 a.m. The evening service has been dismissed so members can attend the community Thanksgiving service at Calvary Worship Center, and Trinity’s pastor, Brother Floyd Petersen, will speak at the service.

The homebound ladies group will meet at the church Nov. 26 to begin preparing gift baskets for Christmas. The church will observe a Thanksgiving-Christmas dinner Dec. 4 following the morning service. For more information, call (903) 874-6637.

Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast

Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will meet at 6:45 a.m. Nov. 23 at First Christian Church, 3704 W. State Highway 22. This meeting is open to all men in the community. The main emphasis is prayer for the community with interceding for leaders, schools, institutions, government and churches in the community. For more information, call (903) 872-7299.

Mount B. Zion Baptist Church

Mount B. Zion Baptist Church, 353 Goodlow Road, where the Rev. Nathan Carter is pastor, will celebrate its annual Christmas banquet at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., on the Navarro College campus. Keynote speaker will be Bishop K.D. Davis Sr., pastor of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Corsicana. For more information, call (903) 396-2759.

Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church

Members of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church look forward to the return of their pastor, Brother Sonny Buie. He and his wife, Jean, were involved in a tragic car accident which took the lives of their daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Bill Zerbe. The Buies are in rehab and will return soon to the pulpit. If you would like to send a card or word of encouragement to them, you can send it to: Brother Sonny and Jean Buie, in care of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Corsicana, TX 75151.

If you are looking for a church family that makes you feel welcomed, come to Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church. Come this Sunday and receive a blessing. Worship service will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. At 2 p.m. there will be a Bible study of the book of Revelation. A Bible study and prayer meeting, along with youth activities, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by choir practice at 7:30 p.m.

Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church

The members and Brother Jim Anderson of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., invite you to regular scheduled services each Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday devotional will be at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Midweek services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday due to Thanksgiving holidays. For more information, call (903) 874-6813 or visit the Web site at www.secondavenuembc.com.

Corsicana Bible Church

Corsicana Bible Church is open to all who are interested in verse by verse, line by line, precept by precept study of the word of God. With the help of God the Holy Spirit, the Bible is meant to be understood by believers and Corsicana Bible Church’s emphasis is on achieving that goal through consistent isogogical, categorical and exegetical presentation of the scripture.

Corsicana Bible Church is a non-denominational fellowship. All are welcome to attend. The current study is faith-rest, emphasizing the life of the patriarchs. Basic doctrine through a line-by-line study of Psalm 119 is being studied on Thursday evenings.

Bible class times are: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Classes are approximately one hour each. Dress is casual. Audio CDs are available at no charge. For more information, call (903) 641-3359.

New Bethel Baptist Church

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, invites all to worship Nov. 20. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. The ministers alliance will sponsor a Thanksgiving program at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Kerens auditorium.

New Bethel Baptist Church will have a Thanksgiving service at 11 a.m. Nov. 24. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Huey Williams of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Greater Renfro Memorial COGIC

The Table is Spread Ministry of Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ, 700 E. Park Ave., will give away Thanksgiving dinners at noon Nov. 19. The ministry is focused on senior citizens and the homeless; however, if you have a need or if you know someone that the church can be a blessing to, please contact (903) 875-0562 or (903) 872-3947. The pastor is Elder William Lewis Jr. and The Table is Spread Ministry coordinator is Sister Marie Wafer.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave., will have a Thanksgiving service at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 23. Please come and be blessed by this program. The public is invited. The Rev. Alfred Cox Jr. is pastor.

Move Ministries

The “Christmas Love Outreach 2005” is now in progress. Requests are being accepted for those who need help during the upcoming holiday season. It is the intent to help provide a very special Christmas for as many families and individuals as possible this holiday. Move Ministries will spend Christmas Day having a family-style Christmas with those who accept the invitation. Requests need to be submitted no later than Dec. 11.

Dec. 25 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a very special Christmas worship service including Patt and Harvey Strain with the Little Acorn Puppets at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 1816 W. Second Ave., followed by a Christmas feast and gifts such as toys, clothing, or other special need items. The desire of Move Ministries is to reach out to those who need hope for the future. To schedule your personal interview to discuss your needs, or to become involved in any way the “Christmas Love Outreach,” contact the Rev. Elvin Sikes for more information at (903) 872-9611.

First United Methodist Church of Corsicana

The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., will have the annual bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 22. The luncheon menu will be turkey spaghetti, green beans, salad, Methodist bread and pumpkin cake. Tickets are on sale from the members of the UMW and at the church office. Tickets are $5 per plate. You may dine in and enjoy the video of the history of the church while enjoying your lunch or call (903) 874-5657 to make arrangements for a take-out lunch. The phone line will be activated from 10 a.m. to noon on the day of the event. There will homemade cakes, pies, breads, plus miscellaneous items and plenty of crafts for sale. Tickets are only good for the luncheon, regardless if you eat in or take it home. Also for sale will be quarts of turkey spaghetti for $7 or pints of the spaghetti for $3.50.

St. Luke United Methodist Church

St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Drive, will have a fall festival from noon to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings plus dessert will be served. Eat in, take out or have delivered. Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children. Buy tickets ahead or at the door. To place orders, call (903) 874-4413 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. There will also be a bake sale, craft items and a silent auction. There will be drawings for a beautiful handmade quilt, guardian angel throw and framed cross-stitch of the Lord’s Prayer. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Landmark Independent Baptist Church

From 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30, Landmark Independent Baptist Church, 111 S. Beaton St., will host X-Treme Teens at The X-Treme Center, 303 S. Seventh St. A midweek church service just for teens from the ages of 13 to 18, featuring games, preaching and free skating for all who attend. Bring your own skates for all ministry events to insure your opportunity to skate. (No inline skates will be loaned during these events.)

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