Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church

Lighthouse Christian Ministry and Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, under the leadership of G.R. Moore, president and pastor, invites the public to the sixth annual youth rally day extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 to be held at the Elnora P. Watson Adult Day Care Center, 1009 S. Fourth St. There will be a special youth program at 10:30 a.m. Guests and groups will include D.J. Hype Man Mo of Dallas, Pilgrim Rest Youth, Renfro Youth, Boy Scouts of America Troop 242 and Zion Dancers of Dallas. “A mind is a terrible thing to waste. We must support and encourage our youth — they are the future,” Moore said.

There will be food, fun, games, prizes, dominos contest, video games contest, and swimming if weather permits.

This event would not be possible if not for the generous support of local businesses such as Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Pactiv Corporation, Tom’s, Navarro Foundation, Kevin Jackson — Genesis Barber Shop, Sherretta Lewis — Sherretta’s Beauty Call, and Bill Robinson.

Donations will be accepted during the event. Your contributions will aid in the ongoing work efforts of the Elnora P. Watson Adult Day Care Center, Lighthouse Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America Troop 242 and Pilgrim Rest PBC Scholarship, awarded to a graduating senior of Corsicana High School.



Single Believers Ministries

Single Believers Ministries will present the first conference/revival at 7 p.m. March 22-24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave. The theme will be “It Only Gets Better.” Guest speaker will be Evangelist James Henderson, “The Power House Preacher,” from Dallas. Motivation speakers will be Danny Martin of Corsicana, Oil Field Services, March 22; Charles Samuels of Houston, Primerica, March 23; and Joseph Hemphill of Dallas, The Potter’s House Single Ministries, March 24. Guest soloists will be Minister Lee Kinder of Fairfield, March 22; Wayne Owen of Corsicana, March 23; and Pastor Douglas Turk of Frankston, March 24. Special appearance will be by Bishop Cardell Booker of Dallas. This will be a conference/revival you do not want to miss. Single Believers Ministries founder and CEO is Evangelist Cathy Douglas and executive administrator is Minister Margaret Evans. For more information, call (903) 874-2921 or (903) 641-5802.

Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 400 N. Benton St., where David Wilson is pastor and Sharron Wilson is minister, will have family and friends day at 11:30 a.m. March 19. The theme will be “It’s Praying Time” with scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. The sermon will be given by Pastor Wilson.



Wesley United Methodist Church

United Methodist Women of Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., will sponsor a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. March 25. Games will be played following the meal. Price will be $5 per person. The public is invited. Church school is every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:50 a.m. Dr. Sandy Sandlin is pastor.



Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church

Pastor Sonny Buie and the friendly congregation of Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church invite you to come and worship with them. Sunday services begin at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday school will follow at 9:30 a.m. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the church will have Bible study and prayer meeting and youth activities, followed by choir practice at 7:30 p.m. PCBC is located at 1300 Farm-to-Market Road 3041, Corsicana.



Second Avenue Baptist Church

The members of Second Avenue Baptist Church and Brother Jim Anderson, pastor, 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. and worship at 10:45 a.m. Worship will also be at 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. For more information, call (903) 874-6813 or visit the Web site at www.secondavenuebc.com.

Cornerstone Baptist Church

On March 19, Cornerstone Baptist Church will celebrate its second year anniversary of being together. Cornerstone began March 21 as a a group of 141 believers meeting at Fannin Elementary School gym. Since its inception, the church has grown 61 percent and moved twice. The present location at 801 N. 13th St. is a 60,000-square-foot facility with plenty of room to grow. Sunday’s activities will include Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., followed by a hamburger lunch with all the trimmings. Join in for a great family experience.



St. John Baptist Church

St. John Baptist Church, 200 T.A. Carroll Ave., (903) 872-0006, will serve breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 18 with donations of $3 each. Menu will be toast, rice, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee.



Family Life Revival Center

Family Life Revival Center, 1405 S.E. McKinney St., Rice, will have a revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 19 and at 7:30 p.m. March 20-24 with the Rev. James and Doris Morris. Come and be blessed.

Greater Renfro Memorial COGIC

Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ, 700 E. Park Ave., will present the live biblical drama, “Garden of Eden” and “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman,” at 6 p.m. March 19. You are invited to come and see this God-given play directed by Eldress Omega Renfro Kelly. The program will be as follows: opening conductor by Pastor Lewis, praise team singing “Because of Who You Are,” scripture reading by Sister Barbara Kelly, prayer by Evangelist Nora Taylor, solo by Minister Cathy Douglas, introduction of the play part one and two by Eldress Omega Kelly, singing by the cast “Oh Lord How Excellent is Thy Name.” Pianist is Sister Nadine Staling. Characters are as follows: Brother William Henderson, God; Brother Brandon Watson, Jesus; Brother Dominique Taylor, Adam; Miss Erica Daniels, Eve; Brother Johnathan Grant, serpent; and Sister Diann Jennings, Samaritan Woman. Cherubims will be Joycelin Watson, Breana Haily, Shalonda Keith, Amanda Newsome, Antoinette Newsome, Alexus Daniels and Kanesia Daniels. Reader will be Minister David Kelly, exhortation by Evangelist Mary Dixon, and altar prayer by pastor and ministers.

Greater Haynes Memorial COGIC

Family and friends day will be held at 3:30 p.m. March 19 at Greater Haynes Memorial Church of God in Christ, 601 N. Denton St., Mexia. Guest churches will be Celestial Haven Baptist Church with the spoken word by Deacon Noble Sims and Pastor James Foster will bring the message. Everyone is invited. For more information, call C.D. Washington Sr., pastor, or Gwen Washington, first lady, at (903) 874-1970.

A revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 22-24. Evangelist will be Dametrius Beachum of Cameron Chapel COGIC. Come and be blessed of the Lord.



New Bethel Baptist Church

New Bethel Baptist Church, 700 Elm Flat Road, Goodlow will have its annual men’s day at 3:30 p.m. March 19. Guests will be Pastor Dairy Johnson and Bethlehem Baptist Church of Corsicana. Host pastor is the Rev. Earnest Betts. For more information, call (903) 396-2333 or (903) 396-7437.



Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will have its Lord’s Acre March 25 at the Fannie Mae Vernon Room at the Navarro County Exposition Center. Turkey and dressing will be served at 5:30 p.m. at $6 for adults, $3 for children and $5 for senior citizens. A live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Ernest Sikes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be a raffle for a handmade quilt and a silent auction.



Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church

Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church, 100 S. Parham, where Elder Harold Lee Evans Sr. is pastor, will have its choir annual at 3 p.m. March 19. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Donné Watson, pastor of New Cornerstone Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served after the service. Choir is asked to render “A” selection. Deacon Roy Williams is choir president.



Second Mission Baptist Church

Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, where the Rev L.L. Polk Sr. is pastor, has extended its deadline for the new church souvenir book until March 31 to give more time to organizations, individuals and businesses that wish to purchase advertising space by calling Mary Joyce Wilson at (903) 872-7238. Members thank each business and others who have purchased advertisements. Tinnis Manning is chairman and Mary Wilson and Ruby Curry are coordinators. For more information, call Catherine Wright at (903) 872-4949.

Bethel AME Church

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will sponsor “Celebrate Life Banquet” at 6 p.m. April 1 at The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., on the Navarro College campus. The speaker will be Dr. Jill Waggoner.

Waggoner serves as COO and medical director of South Texas Medical Center in Dallas. “Dr. Jill,” as her patients affectionately call her, is a board certified family practice physician and holds certification from Cooper Institute in preventative medicine. She is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

Tickets are available from any member of the church. Donations are $20.

Elder R.C. Emanuel, pastor, officers and members encourage you to come hear empowering words while you “Celebrate Life.” The church is located at 105 N. Fourth St. in Corsicana. Sunday worship services begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call (903) 872-6190.



Texas State Missionary Baptist Convention

Texas State Missionary Baptist Convention’s Congress of Christian Education will hold its 75th session/convention March 20-24 in Corsicana. The public is welcome to attend any of the sessions.

The TSMBC is comprised of 11 associations and 11 district congresses totaling about 400 churches throughout the state of Texas. The session will open at 7 p.m. March 20 with a welcome program and musical at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St., Corsicana, where the Rev. A.E. Smith serves as pastor. This program will be hosted by Harmony Baptist District Association, where Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. is the moderator, Pastor Earnest Betts is the congress president and Brother James Borkchum serves as dean of the congress. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions will convene at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church. The closing session will be the morning session March 24.

Speakers for the late night services will be Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, March 20; the Rev. O.B. Winkley of Antioch Baptist Church of Houston, March 21; the Rev. Kennedy Young of Olivet Baptist Church of Austin, March 22; and Pastor McDonald of St. John Baptist Church of Gary, Ind., March 23. Pastor A.C. Stapleton is late night chairman.

The Rev. Randy Vaughn is TSMBC president, the Rev. Cedric Britt is congress president, the Rev. Charles Walls is dean of congress and the Rev. A.W. Colbert is director of Christian education.

For more information, call (903) 872-3299 or (903) 875-0862.

Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church

Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. 15th St., where the Rev. A.E. Smith is pastor, will have its pastor’s aide annual at 3 p.m. March 19. The theme will be “You Cannot Waste This Year.” The scripture will be Proverbs 6:6. Mistress of ceremony will be Sister Valarie Cephus. Musical selections will be by SWMBC choir, occasion by Sister R. Turner, and solos by Sister T. Wade and Sister K. Wade. A musical selection will be given by Freedom Fellowship and Pastor J. Williams of Freedom Fellowship will bring the spoken word. Sister Debra Slay, president of the pastor’s aide, invites the public to this blessed event.



Westhill Church of Christ

Westhill Church of Christ, 3400 W. State Highway 22, invites you to join in for “God’s Blueprint for the Home” seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1. Registration and donuts will be at 8:30 a.m. The seminar will explore God’s plan for improving marriages and families. Everything from improving communication, finances, in-laws and even the “wiring and plumbing” will be covered. Everyone is invited. The speakers will be Dr. Mike Cravens, licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and therapy therapist in Tennessee, and Dr. Roy Sharp, professor of Bible and interdisciplinary studies at Freed-Hardeman University and member of the American Counseling Association. To reserve free child care or for more information, call (903) 872-5696.



Ward Prairie Baptist Church

Mention the name The Perrys and any southern gospel music fan will be able to tell you they are the Mixed Quartet of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and Libbi Perry Stuffle is the Female Singer of the Year and Alto Singer of the Year in 2005. Some of their hit songs include “I Will Find You Again,” “Damascus Road,” “I Wish I Could Have Been There,” and “I Rest My Case at the Cross.” Ward Prairie Baptist Church, 600 Reed St., Fairfield, will host this prestigious group in concert at 2 p.m. May 21 at Fairfield High School auditorium. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and may be purchased from any church member. For more information, call (903) 389-3548 or (903) 389-2536 or e-mail wardpbc@yahoo.com. Proceeds will benefit the fellowship hall.



St. Luke United Methodist Church

St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Dr., would like to invite everyone to join in Sunday for “Bring-a-Friend Sunday,” along with the fellowship potluck meal immediately following the 10:50 a.m. worship service.

St. Luke has a prayer ministry and you are invited to call Pastor Bruce Carpenter at (903) 874-4413 to pray with you. You may also indicate if you would like to have the prayer chain activated in your behalf.

You are also invited to join in for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages. Youth will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. St. Luke is a family-friendly church and you are invited to become a part of the church family.



First Baptist Church of Dawson

First Baptist Church of Dawson will host a musical festival, “One Mission, One Voice,” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 1. Thirteen bands have been booked, some local and some nationally-known artists, which will come in and help the church raise money for missions. This summer, the church is planning to take a mission trip to Ecuador, South America. There will be no admission fee for the music festival, but donations will be accepted. There will also be barbecue, crafts, games, auction and face painting. For more information, call (254) 578-3492.



The Father’s House

Come and join in for a night of gospel singing at 7 p.m. March 18 at The Father’s House, 400 W. Main St., Richland. There will be many of Navarro County’s local gospel bands performing. For more information, call Bishop Eddie Jones, pastor, at (903) 875-9884.



Lovely Hope Baptist Church

Lovely Hope Baptist Church, 701 S.W. Second St., Hubbard, where the Rev. Floyd Thomas is pastor, invites you to its “Manna from Heaven” revival through April 13. Sunday services will begin at 3:30 p.m. The Monday through Saturday services will begin at 7:15 p.m. Guest speakers will be each night.



Sixth Avenue Baptist Church

Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, where Overseer/Bishop K.D. Davis Sr. is pastor and the Rev. H.P. Williams is associate pastor, invites you to come celebrate “An Evening with the Bishop,” a man after God’s own heart, at 6:30 p.m. March 25 in the third appreciation banquet for Bishop Davis at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana. Donations will be $15. For tickets or for more information, call (903) 874-4873.



Eureka United Methodist Church

Eureka United Methodist Church will have “game night” at 6 p.m. March 25. Everyone who enjoys good fellowship is invited to attend. Sunday school begins each Sunday at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. Pastor is the Rev. David Ricker.



Westminster Presbyterian Church

XYZ (Xtra Years of Zest) will meet at 11:45 a.m. March 21 in fellowship hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A delightful as well as entertaining musical program will be presented by Patty Knauth, Warner Redus and Joyce Watts. “Spirituals” will be the topic of their program. This will be an exciting presentation.

Gaylord and Dorothy Edling, co-moderators, invite everyone to attend. Men and women of all faiths and ages are encouraged to be present. A meat dish and beverages will be provided. Bring a salad, vegetable dish or a dessert and your friends. Come for warm fellowship, good food and a super program.



Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast

Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will meet at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Lone Star Room of the Walker Dining Hall on the Navarro College campus. 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.

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