Center St. C of C

Center St. C of C


SHERMAN — Center St. Church of Christ invites everyone to worship with them.


Jack Ringo will be preaching during this Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. worship service and Lewis Belknap will be speaking at the 6 p.m. service.


Mr. Ringo will be leading the congregational singing practice at 7 p.m Wednesday.


The congregation meets at 1105 W. Center St. in Sherman.


Key Memorial UMC


SHERMAN — The congregation of Key Memorial United Methodist Church invites everyone to come to their worship services at 10:30 a.m this Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent.


Rev. James Welch’s sermon is entitled "Stops on the Road to Bethlehem — Repentance." The scripture readings will be Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8. Join them for adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.


Rev. Welch leads a Bible study at 5 p.m Sundays at the church. The topic of study is the book of Exodus.


Key Care Mission, a Sherman area community food pantry (The Green House) is open from 1-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Donations of nonperishable canned goods are always appreciated.


The church is located at 901 E. Houston St. in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-9162. In case of a pastoral emergency call 903-267-0155.


Tom Bean C of C


TOM BEAN — The Tom Bean Church of Christ invites everyone to worship with them. Sunday services begin with Bible class at 9 a.m and worship with congregational singing at 10 a.m. The evening service starts at 6 p.m. The Lord’s Supper is given each Sunday.


Bible class begins at 7 p.m Wednesdays.


They have radio programs Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on KFYN 1420 and KFYZ 93.5 FM. A.C. Quinn brings the lessons. Also airing each Sunday on KFYN are the North Side church of Christ at 8 a.m and Leonard church of Christ at 8:30 a.m.


The Gospel of Christ newsletter can be found at www.thegospelofchrist.com/newsletter. Their television program comes on CBS at 7:30 a.m.


The church is located at the corner of FM 902 and FM 2729 South in Tom Bean.


North Park Baptist


SHERMAN — The staff and congregation of North Park Baptist Church invite everyone to their upcoming services and activities.


3rd Annual North Park Christmas Market will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Saturday Night @ The Park will be at North Park Baptist at 6 p.m.


Sunday worship services begin at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m and Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. David Murphy, pastor, leads the worship services and Mark Bennett leads the music.


Adult Bible study and youth activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.


On Thursday, Men’s Breakfast will be 6:30 a.m. at IHOP. SongLight StoryBright begins at 10 a.m. Men’s Lunch will be at noon at Track’s.


Child care for infants through age 3 is provided for most services.


For more information call the church, 903-892-8429 or visit them at www.northparknet.com. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.


The church is located at 2605 Rex Cruse Dr. in Sherman.


For text message updates throughout the week, text Northpark (one word) to 903-821-7000.


Antioch Baptist


BELLS — Everyone is invited to worship at Antioch Baptist Church this Sunday.


Sunday School meets at 10 a.m and worship follows at 11 a.m Children’s Church and a nursery are available during the morning service.


Kenneth VanHorn, pastor, will continue his sermon series "Women of Christmas."


Sunday night services are canceled until further notice.


Bring an appetizer and join them for a Fellowship Breakfast to be held at 9 a.m this Sunday before Sunday School.


Prayer meeting, RA’s, GA’s, Mission Friends and youth all meet at 6 p.m. each Wednesday.


There will be a worship practice for the youth at 5 p.m. this Sunday at the church.


A worship service will be held at the Pecan Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sherman at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. For more information contact Judy Johnson, 903-965-4124 or Bernice Phelps, 903-965-4126.


The church is located at 455 Pink Hill Road, three miles west of Bells, just off Hwy. 56. Turn south on Antioch Road to Pink Hill Road and into the church parking lot.


Forest Ave. Baptist


SHERMAN — You are invited to worship with the Forest Avenue family during this Christmas season.


Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship services follow at 10:45 a.m.


Brian Taylor, pastor, will continue the second part of a 4-part series on "The Very First Christmas" this Sunday with a message titled "Deeper Still," from Matt. 2:16, 18. The FABC praise team will lead in praise and worship and the Sanctuary Choir will present "I Want to Know You."


There will be a special choir practice at 4 p.m. this Sunday.


The women will meet for a special time of fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday.


Prayer meeting and Children’s Ministry meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.


The Christmas musical, "There’s a Song in the Air" will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir on Sunday, Dec. 15.


The church is located at 106 W. Forest Ave. in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-3506 or visit them at fabcsherman.com


Virginia Point UMC


SAVOY — Virginia Point United Methodist Church invites everyone to services at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Rev. Louella Williams will be preaching a message titled "The Messiah’s Herald" based on Matt. 3:1-12. This is the second Sunday of Advent. Children’s service will be conducted during the worship hour.


Sunday School for adults and children begins at 10 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.


The Virginia Point Prayers meet at 6 p.m. each second Wednesday.


The church is located at 1386 County Road 1200, north of Savoy/ Bells. Visit them at www.virginiapointumc.com


First UMC, VA


VAN ALSTYNE — The First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne welcomes you join them for worship services each Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.


The 9 a.m. service is contemporary and features Saved by Grace, the praise band. Holy Communion is served weekly. The 11 a.m. service is in a traditional worship format with the Chancel Choir leading the music. Holy Communion is observed every first Sunday of the month.


Scott Holcomb-McLain, pastor, will be bringing the message at both services.


There will be a children’ Advent workshop, with hot dogs and crafts, beginning at noon Sunday in the gym.


Sunday — The Junior High youth meet at 5 p.m. and the Senior High youth meet at 6 p.m. Both groups have dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday — The Mission Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Thursday — Welcoming Ministry Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.


The Chancel Choir Cantata will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 in the sanctuary.


The church is located at 303 S. Preston in Van Alstyne. To learn more about the church visit them at www.vafumc.com


Christ the King


SHERMAN — Christ The King Reformed Church invites you to join them for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a time of coffee and fellowship. They are beginning a new discussion on "Issues that involve our daily walk with God in contemporary America."


They meet in the Texoma Room at the Hampton Inn, Hwy. 75 and 82 in Sherman. Weekly audio sermons are posted at shermanreformed.net and sermonaudio.com


Christ the King is a mission work of the South Central Classis under the Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States, Presbyterian in government. For more information call Rev. Neale Riffert, 903-624-2547.


Reformed Bible study


SHERMAN — The Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend as they study the book of Acts in the Bible and various timely topics. The study meets in the Texoma Room at the Hampton Inn in Sherman.


The Men’s Fellowship breakfast meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Sweetberries Café in Sherman. Discussions center on the Belgic Confession. Both fellowship meetings are led by Rev. Riffert. For more information call 903-624-2547 or shermanreformed.net


Central Christian


SHERMAN — Dr. Mark Berrier will bring a message this Sunday morning titled "Christmas — Fall of some, Rise of others" with scripture text from Luke 2:21-38.


The traditional worship service, with hymns and organ music, begins at 10:50 a.m. with Randy Reddell leading the praise and worship.


Children’s Church also begins at 10:50 a.m.


The Church Family Christmas dinner and program will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. Remember to bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange.


The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 to prepare Christmas baskets for the shut-ins. Remember to bring individually wrapped items this Sunday to go in the baskets.


Bible study will meet at 1:30 p.m Wednesday at the home of MaryLou Lueb.


The General Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church library.


The church is located at 401 S. Travis St. in Sherman. The elevator entrance is located on the south side of the building for ease of access. The church office is open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information visit them at www.centralchristiansherman.org, e-mail cccsherman@yahoo.com or contact the church office, 903-893-1529. To contact Dr. Berrier, call 903-357-5691 (home) or 214-914-2435 (cell).


Christian Science Soc.


DENISON — The Christian Science Society in Denison invites everyone to the Sunday services and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Testimonies of healing are held at 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month.


The lesson for Sunday is "God the Only Cause and Creator". The Golden Text is Psalm 86:10.


Services include hymns of praise and a Bible lesson. A vocal solo will be presented.


Documented reports of Christian healing are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.


They meet at 927 W. Sears St. in Denison.


First Presbyterian


DENISON — The First Presbyterian Church of Denison has worship services at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary and Sunday School at 11 a.m.


The scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Advent are Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matt. 3:1-12.


The Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Monday.


On Tuesday, the Men’s Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Circle I will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor; Circle II will meet at 9:30 a.m. with Pat Hartsell, hostess; and Circle III will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the library.


The choirs of First Presbyterian Church and Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church will have two Christmas Cantata rehearsals. One rehearsal will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at GAPC and the other rehearsal will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at FPC.


The Prayer Group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the library.


The joint choirs will sing the Christmas Cantata during the worship service at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. That evening, the choir will go caroling at 6 p.m. followed by their Christmas party.


The church is located at 213 N. Burnett, corner of Burnett and Gandy in Denison. For more information call the office, 903-465-3923 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Trinity UMC


DENISON — The members of Trinity United Methodist Church invite you to join them for worship this Sunday.


Church School classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship follows at 10:45 a.m. Jimmy Greene, pastor, will be preaching this Sunday. A nursery is provided at all services.


Dinner and The Word is taking a holiday break during December. The meetings will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8.


Join them for "Stew for the Soul", a free lunch and a time of fellowship, to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.


Trinity’s Game Day meets at 1 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.


The TOPS group meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays.


The church is located at 101 E. Hwy. 69 in Denison. For more information about the church, visit them at trinityumcdenison.com or call 903-465-4996.


St. Stephen’s Episcopal


SHERMAN — The congregation of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the community to worship with them on this Second Sunday of Advent. Rev. Martin Yost, rector, will celebrate the services of Morning Prayer at 7:30 a.m., Said Mass at 8 a.m. and Sung Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday.


Christian Education is offered at 9 a.m. Sundays. A nursery is provided during the 10 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to meet in the parish hall after the 10 a.m. service for coffee, refreshments and fellowship.


Confession is offered at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment.


Call the office for a schedule of daily Masses and Morning and Evening Prayer.


A parish work day is planned for this Saturday beginning after the 9 a.m. Mass in All Saints’ Chapel. Come and lend a hand as they prepare the church and grounds for Christmas. Coffee and a bite to eat will be available in the Parish Hall following Mass.


Narcotics Anonymous meets at the church on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.


The Rector’s Bible Study on the Gospel of St. Luke meets at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays.


The Brotherhood of Saint Stephens’ will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for the annual Christmas Feast.


Visitors are invited to attend all worship, study and social gatherings. Prayer requests are welcome. Call or e-mail your requests to the office.


The church is located at 401 S Crockett in Sherman, 903-892-6610; e-mail office@saintstephenssherman.org


Faith Fellowship Bapt


DENISON — The Faith Fellowship Baptist family invites you to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m., led by Russell Clemons, pastor.


The Christmas program "It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m Sunday.. The choir will be presenting the Christmas musical along with drama. There will also be a puppet show and Christmas snacks to share. The public is invite to come and enjoy this free event.


"S.O.N." (Sports Outreach Night) is held at the church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays.


Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Nick’s Restaurant in Denison.


The monthly adult mission study and covered lunch will be held at 10:30 a.m Tuesday at the church. All adults are invited to come for a time of mission study, prayer, lunch and fellowship.


The Wednesday schedule for the fall includes Acteens at 4:30 p.m. and family supper at 5:30 a.m. After the meal, they have GA’s, RA’s, and Mission Friends, student worship, and prayer meeting, all beginning at 6:30 p.m.


The church is located at 4305 W. Crawford in Denison, just one mile west of Hwy. 75 at exit 68. For more information log onto www.faithfellowshipbaptist.com.


Choctaw Creek Cowboy


SAVOY — The people of Choctaw Creek Cowboy Church and Lowell Howard, preacher, invite you to join them for music, donuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. Sundays followed by Bible preaching at 10:30 a.m. The Choctaw Creek Cowboy Band provides the music.


This Sunday Lowell Howard’s Bible message is "Who Can Be Believed?" based on John 5:31-47.


A Country Gospel Singing is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.


The CCCC Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Rig One Grill in Denison. No Wednesday evening events will be held at the church.


You are invited to these monthly events: 1st Sunday — Chuck Wagon lunch after month each month. 2nd Wednesday-6 p.m. Tuesday, CCCC Christmas Party, The Rig. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-Country gospel singing. 4th Wednesday-11 a.m. Music with a message, Wesley Village, Denison. Thursdays-11 a.m Gospel music therapy, Cosper Veterans Home, Bonham. 2nd Thursday-3:30 p.m. Gospel music concert, Cosper, Bonham. 3rd Thursday-2:30 p.m. Gospel music concert, Texoma Healthcare Sherman. 3rd Saturday-7 p.m. Pickin’ and Singing, Sadler Community Center. 5th Sunday Breakfast-8 a.m. Dec. 29 TBA.


The church meets in the red western-style building on the south side of Hwy. 56 at the east side of Savoy.


First Baptist, Bells


BELLS — First Baptist, Bells invites you to join them for worship services each Sunday at 8:30, 11 a.m and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday School at 10 a.m. FBC provides a free breakfast from 9:30-10 a.m. for all students, 12th grade and younger.


For the next few weeks, the Sunday sermon series will be "Spiritual Gifts." This Sunday’s morning message will be "Tongues Must Be Interpreted," from I Corin. 14:6-19. Kevin Brown, youth pastor, will present the evening message this Sunday.


On Wednesdays they have Bible study and prayer meeting, C.A.M.O Kids and youth Bible study. The Wednesday sermon series is entitled "The Coming End", a study from Revelation.


On Sunday, Dec. 15, the Christmas musical will be presented during the 8:30 and 11 a.m worship services. The Children’s Program will be held during the 6:30 p.m. that evening.


To listen to their weekly sermons go to fbcbellstx.org under the heading "sermons."


Dr. Billy Neal Jr. is pastor of the church, located at 105 S. Pecan (Hwy. 69 South) in Bells. For more information call 903-965-4813, 903-815-1775 or visit fbcbellstx.org.


Grand Ave. Presbyterian


SHERMAN — Grand Avenue Presbyterian welcomes everyone to worship with them at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday and Church School classes at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Lander Bethel’s message will be "Advent Promises" from Matt. 3:1-12. Amy George will be the lesson reader of Isaiah 11:1-10 and Romans 15:4-13. After worship, members and friends will have lunch at a nearby restaurant.


On the four Sundays of Advent, Grand Avenue is hosting an Alternative Gift Market. Alternative gifts just like traditional gifts. They express love, celebrate Christmas and show others that you case. These gifts inspire support for humanitarian and environmental causes both in the U.S. and around the world. This year’s alternative gifts include wheelchairs, honeybees, trees, educational scholarships and clean water. The market will open at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday through December.


WYN! will have a potluck supper at 6 p.m Wednesday. Youth will have fellowship and Bible study with Sally Kate Humphries and the adults will discuss Matt. 12:18-25.


The 59th year of the Live Nativity Scene will be presented on December 15-16 as the church’s gift to the community.


The church is located at 901 N. Grand Avenue, across from Austin College. The facilities are handicapped accessible. For more information call the church office, 903-893-1921.


Hebron Baptist


BELLS — Rita Fulmer will be in concert at 10:45 a.m this Sunday at Hebron Baptist Church. Join them and be blessed by Rita’s songs and testimony.


Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and Sunday evening services begin at 6 p.m.


Wednesday services, including CIA for children and Bible study for the youth, all begin at 7 p.m.


Everyone is invited to join them as they praise and worship God


First Baptist, Pottsboro


POTTSBORO — The First Baptist Church in Pottsboro invites you to join their services. Sunday worship services begin at 10:45 a.m and 6 p.m.


Josh Burton, pastor will continue the sermon series this Sunday night on "Creation: Day Six" from Genesis 1:24-31 and the morning message will be from Mark 13:24-31.


Bible study is offered at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s Church is available during the morning service for 4th graders and under.


The church has a well-staff nursery for all services, and a relaxed dress code.


First Presbyterian, WW


WHITEWRIGHT — The First Presbyterian Church of Whitewright invites you His Story classes for adult and youth at 10 a.m. Sundays followed by worship services at 11 a.m.


The Manse Christmas Open House will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.


The Whitewright Community Choir will present a "Bethlehem Morning Christmas Celebration" on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Whitewright, 301 W. Maple in Whitewright.


The choir is composed of singers from several churches including the Cowboy Church, the Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church, Mission Baptist and various other area churches.


Immediately after the program, there will be a Spaghetti Dinner prepared by Boy Scout Troop 42.


This will be a time of celebration, food and fellowship.


First Presbyterian is located at Walnut and Blanton, behind Pettit’s Grocery in Whitewright. For more information call 903-324-2411.


Red River Unitarian


DENISON — David Roth, renowned songwriter and singer, will return to Red River Unitarian Universalist Church this Sunday to present "A Sermon in Song" at 11:15 a.m.


An acclaimed musician and composer whose music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the United Nations, Roth has brought his unique blend of powerful and heartfelt song, offbeat observations and moving stories to RRUU before.


Besides the Sunday morning concert, Roth will offer a songwriting workshop this Sunday from 2-4:30 p.m. at the church.


Concurrently with the morning concert, Children’s R.E will study the book "Everybody Is Important" and will continue with an ongoing craft project.


At 10 a.m. Adult Forum will discuss a chapter from the Building Your own Theology curriculum called "Can We Be Good Without God?"


RRUU meets at 515 N. Burnett Ave. in Denison, one block north of Morton St.


A nursery is provided and everyone is welcome. More information about Unitarian Universalism is at www.rruu.org.


Price UMC


DENISON — The pastor and congregation invite you to worship with them. The Sunday worship service begins at 6 p.m. and Sunday School is at 5 p.m. Price has discontinued its morning services.


Jimmy Greene, pastor, will be bringing the message this Sunday. The second Advent candle will be lit.


Game times are Monday at 5 p.m and Friday at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The Surrender Group meets at 7:30 p.m Sunday-Thursdays.


Grace Communion-Texoma worships at 10:30 a.m Saturdays. Arnold Clauson is the pastor.


A nursery is available.


The church is located at 411 N. York Ave. in Denison


Jubilee Fellowship


SHERMAN — Jubilee Fellowship Church in Sherman has services at 11 a.m each Sunday.


This Sunday JFC will welcome Cecil and Lisa Paxton to the 11 a.m. services. Cecil is an international teacher and minister.


Everyone is welcome to come and hear him teach on "How to Receive and Minister Healing." Come and see the scriptures come alive with new understanding of what Jesus has done for you. Personal ministry time will be available following each session.


JFC is a multi-cultural cross generation church with ministry for all ages.


Sherman and Paula Haggard, pastors, invite everyone to worship with them.


The church is located at 5525 N. Travis St. in Sherman. For prayer or more information about the church, call 903-868-9496 or 903-624-9889.


A Christian Fellowship


LUELLA — Mike Ball will be leading worship services at A Christian Fellowship in Luella this week. Join them for a coffee and doughnut fellowship at 9 a.m. followed by classes at 9:30 a.m and worship services at 10:30 a.m.


David Ellis leads praise and worship in a contemporary style service.


Dress is casual. The church also celebrates the Lord’s Supper each week during the worship service.


A class for children, age 2-10, called Kidz in Da Zone for Jesus, meet during the worship services. They learn Bible verses, stories and have puppet shows.


Wednesday nights begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by praise and worship and a devotional.


The church is located on the west side of Hwy. 11 in Luella. Look for the red brick building with the green metal roof on the hill. The cross will light the way for you. For more information contact David Ellis, 903-815-1333 or Mike Ball at 903-271-1870.


First Baptist, Sherman


SHERMAN — The First Baptist Church of Sherman invites everyone to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday and worship services at 10:45 a.m.


FBC worship services are broadcast at 10 a.m. each Sunday on KXII-TV Channel 12.


The church’s Christmas pageant, "Our King Has Come," will be presented this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly, with a matinee performance at 4 p.m. this Sunday. Join them for this dramatization of the Life of Christ from His miraculous birth to His glorious resurrection.


The church is located at 400 S. Travis in Sherman. For more information contact the church, 903-892-9121. If you are unable to attend, listen to Dr. Michael Lawson’s sermons and watch video of their services at www.fbcsherman.org


Calvary Baptist, Anna


ANNA — Get in the Christmas spirit at Calvary Baptist of Anna this Sunday as they sing some of the great Christmas carols and have special music. Raymond Horne, pastor, will be sharing a sermon about "The Coming of the King of Grace," from Matt. 1:1-17. Join them for this hour of Christmas worship, starting at 11 a.m.


Bible study is held at 9:45 a.m and 6 p.m. Sundays and Bible study and prayer time is at 6 p.m Wednesday.


The church is located at 2710 S Powell Parkway (Hwy. 5) in Anna.


Morton St. C of C


DENISON — The Morton St. church of Christ invites you to their services. They meet at 9 a.m. each Sunday to study and assemble for worship at 10 a.m and 6 p.m.


They meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for study and devotional.


Alex Warnes is the evangelist.


Feel free to call 903-465-4127, or e-mail them at cofc@cableone.net if you desire a Bible study, free correspondence course or information about the church. Visit them at www.mortonstreetchurchofchrist.com


You can find them at 2223 W. Morton St. in Denison.


Red River Cowboy


SHERMAN — The members of Red River cowboy Church invite you to spend your Sunday mornings with them. Sunday School for infants through adults begins at 10 a.m. and followed by the worship services at 11 a.m. Novice Northington, pastor, will be sharing the message. A nursery attendant for newborns to age 4 is provided from 9:45 a.m until noon.


Worship services are now held in the new sanctuary. The song service includes a band and an overhead screen which allows everyone to sing along in a casual setting. Coffee and doughnuts are available during the service.


They will meet at the church at 5:15 p.m. this Saturday. Bring finger foods. After a time of food and fellowship, they will go to a gospel concert at the Pottsboro High School auditorium that starts at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 or may be purchased at the door for a slightly higher price.


The church is located on Hwy. 691, one-half mile west of Hwy. 75 N. and the new TMC Hospital on the Sherman/ Denison border. For more information call the pastor, 903-821-7006.


Lakeway UMC


POTTSBORO — Like other area churches Lakeway United Methodist Church will be celebrating the Second Sunday of Advent this Sunday. Worship services at Lakeway begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m.


The scripture passage will be Matt. 3:1-12. Allen Snider’s sermon title will be " … and Fire."


The Pastor’s Bible study, "Methodist in the Christian Tradition" will continue at 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Bring your Bible or ask for one when you arrive.


The Eleventh Hour Choir will be touring nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and retirement homes throughout December, singing their 2013 cantata. They will ultimately sing the cantata during both worship services on December 22.


Christmas Eve Services will be held at 6 p.m and 11 p.m. Dec. 24. The earlier service will be a nativity, children and carols, and the later service will be lessons, carols, candlelight and communion.


Lakeway children will have a lock-in on December 14. For details call the church office or contact Christy Wolff, children’s minister.


The youth will be having their annual Christmas Progressive Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 15. The meal will begin at 4 p.m. and end with dessert and a gift exchange at the parsonage.


Unity Miss. Baptist


DENISON — Jim Branscum, pastor, invites you to join them for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m and worship services at 10:45 a.m and 6 p.m. each Sunday.


The business meeting will take place this Sunday night. There will also be a finance committee meeting followed by the evening services.


AIA will meet at Huck’s at 12:30 p.m. today. Join them for good food and fellowship.


Wednesday services start at 6:30 p.m.


The ladies will hold a Christmas celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Bring a wrapped ornament and a finger food to share.


On Dec. 15, after the morning service service, there will be a lunch celebration, including turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Bring a dish to go with the meal. Everyone is welcome.


On Dec. 22, the choir will be singing special Christmas music during the morning service, and the entire church will be part of this Christmas presentation. Some of the items they need for the presentation are: pillows, brass items, wooden items, baskets, plain flat sheets, (preferably king), etc. See Della Brown or Beth Russon for a complete list.


Unity Christian School is accepting new students for the 3rd-12th grade. To contact the school, call 903-465-1909


The church is located at 1900 S. Woodlawn Blvd. in Denison. For a ride to the services call 903-465-4317.


Payne Chapel AME


SHERMAN — Payne Chapel AME Church invites you to join them at 11 a.m. each Sunday in December for the "Come Home for Christmas" Advent Series. This Sunday’s message will be "Let’s Turn to God," based on Matt. 3:1-12.


The Holiday Party and nursing home visitation will take place Dec. 18 from 6-9 p.m.


The Children’s Christmas program "A Christmas to Believe In" will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday Dec. 21 in the fellowship hall.


The church is located at 701 N. East St. in Sherman. Rev. Marjorie Hamilton Scott is the pastor.


Cottonwood Creek


DENISON — The Cottonwood Creek family and staff invite you to their weekly services. Bible Fellowship Groups begin at 9:45 a.m. and worship services follow at 11 a.m. Children’s church is available during the worship service.


Danny Broughton, pastor, is starting a new sermon series for Christmas called "Experience Nativity." This Sunday’s message is "Birth of the Messiah — The Promise Fulfilled." Ryan Dickson and the Creek Band lead in worship. Join them this Sunday for a time of celebration.


Each Sunday evening in December will be filled with fellowships and service projects. Everyone is welcome to come to their "Sing for Joy" — The songs of Christmas, to be presented at 6 p.m Dec. 15 in the sanctuary. After the presentation, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.


The church is located at 25010 Sunset St., just a block east of Hyde Park Elementary in Denison. For more information call 903-465-2081 or visit www.cottonwoodcreek.org/denison.


FUMC Whitewright


WHITEWRIGHT — The First United Methodist Church invites you to worship with them this Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m followed by worship at 10:50 a.m. Everyone is invited to their Holiday Dinner to be held in Henderson Fellowship Hall following worship.


Marvin United Methodist Church will have a Live Nativity on Friday Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Marvin UMC is located at 7668 FM 898, between Whitewright and Ector. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this special event.


The church is located at 301 W. Maple in Whitewright. For more information call the church office, 903-364-2411 or visit them at www.firstumcwhitewright.org


Calvary Baptist, Sherman


SHERMAN — Calvary Baptist Church, Sherman invites you to worship with them at 10:45 a.m. this Sunday and come to Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.


Sunday night discipleship discussions, led by Kevin George, pastor, are held at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. If you are looking for a challenging discussion on living as a Christ follower, join them.


On Wednesdays, they have Bible study and AWANA at 6:30 p.m.


If you need transportation to any of the church services, contact the church office, 903-892-2505.


The church is located at 421 W. Moore in Sherman. For more information visit them at calvarymbc.com.


Legacy Bible


DENISON — Legacy Bible Church has worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Make plans to join them this Sunday as they worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


The nursery, preschool and children’s’s church programs are available during both Sunday services. They also have weekly student ministry for middle and high school students , plus a college and young adult ministry.


Join them for Legacy Café, from 7:30 a.m. to noon each Thursday in December, for specialty coffees and pastries plus free Wi-Fi. The special of the month is "The Snowball".


The Christmas Candlelight Service will be held during the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Dec. 22. Join them as they celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.


The church is located on FM 691, between Hwy. 75 and Grayson College. For more information about the church, visit www.legacybiblechurch.org


Covenant Presbyterian


SHERMAN — Worship at Covenant begins with Church School classes at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Worship services begin at 10:50 a.m. with Neill Morgan leading. The scriptures used will be Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13 and Matt. 3:1-12.


Sunday — Junior and Senior High will be having their Christmas Party and Angel Tree service project, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday — Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12 noon Monday-Friday and again at 6 p.m. Friday. CPC works at Grand Central Station, beginning at 9 a.m. Professor Richard Davis leads a discussion class on "The Dead Sea Scrolls at 6 p.m. in the CCC.


Tuesday — Tuesday Morning Circle meets at 9:45 a.m. for a discussion using "An Abiding Hope". Depression Support group will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday— Wednesday Morning Bible Study group begins at 9:30 a.m Worship Planning starts at 4 p.m. Thursday — Men’s Discussion begins at 7 a.m. at Grandy’s, with Art Stoolfire leading the discussion. Saturday — Parents Night Out set up will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the event at 6 p.m.


The church is located at 322 W. Pecan in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-1502.


Southside Baptist


DENISON — Southside Baptist Church has Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday and worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.


The Christmas Banquet will be held December 11 at 7 p.m. (Sign up at the Welcome Center.) Each family is asked to bring a dessert —the church will provide everything else. The meal will include turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. The cost is $1 per adult.


The Red River Valley Youth Rally will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at Liberty Baptist Church in Lewisville.


Dress rehearsal for the children’s program will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.


The adult Christmas cantata "Hope Has Hands" will be presented during the morning service on Sunday, Dec. 15.


The Children’s Christmas program will take place on Sunday night, Dec. 15. The Sunday School parties will be held in the gym.


They have church visitation at 7 p.m Tuesdays. Prayer meeting, King’s Kids and midweek service are all held at 7 p.m Wednesdays.


Transportation is available to all of the services by calling the church office, 903-465-3636. For more information, check out www.ssbctx.org


Rev. Keith Taylor is pastor of the church, located at 3500 W. Park Ave. in Denison.


Hyde Park Presbyterian


DENISON — Everyone is invited to attend the worship services at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Hal Hargis will be worship leader and Cristian Solter will provide the musical accompaniment.


Dr. Ron Cunningham will present a sermon titled "Are You Aware of God’s Movement in the World?"


The Annual Women’s Circle Christmas party will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cunningham home. Meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. to carpool. Bring traditional food to share and a wrapped toy or can of food for the needy.


Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.


The church is located at 1708 Hyde park Ave. in Denison. For more information call 903-465-6197.


Calvary Baptist, Denison


DENISON — The members of Calvary Baptist Church invite you to worship with them. Bible study groups start at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Morning worship starts at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Dr. John McGinn will be bringing the message.


The Sanctuary Choir will present the cantata "Bethlehem Morning" at 6 p.m. Sunday. The cantata will be directed by Alton Lynch.


Men’s Bible study meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. All men are encouraged to attend.


Transportation is available to their services. Call the church office, 903-465-6003.


The church is located at 300 W. Acheson in Denison.


New Beginning Fellowship


HOWE — Teen Life Challenge is coming to New Beginning Fellowship in Howe at 10 a.m this Sunday.


The subject will focus on "How to Cope with Everyday Life Issues — Not Just for Teens."


The church is located at 910 S. Denny St. in Howe. www.nbfhowe.com


Inspiration Point Cowboy


TOM BEAN — Duane Peters, pastor, and the congregation of Inspiration Point Cowboy Church invite everyone to join them each Sunday for music, worship, and fellowship. Sunday School begins at 9:4;5 a.m. and morning worship begins at 11 a.m. The Sunday evening service starts at 6 p.m.


Services start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Bible study and prayer time start at 7 p.m. Monday.


All services are casual dress.


The church is located 2.5 miles south of Tom Bean on FM 2729 South, or 3.3 miles north of FM 121. For more information or directions call 903-546-9839, 903-815-2278 or 903-815-2270.


Grayson Bible Bapt.


SHERMAN — Roy Webster, pastor, and the staff of Grayson Bible Baptist invite everyone to join them this Sunday for Sunday School at 10 a.m and worship services at 11 a.m and 6 p.m.


On Sunday mornings, the pastor is preaching a series entitled "The Majesty of Christmas" and on Sunday evening, he is preaching a series titled "Building God’s Way."


The Grayson Christian School choirs will present "The Joy of Christmas" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Grayson Bible Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy several selections of Christmas carols.


The GBBC adult choir will present "O Holy Night" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.


The church is located on Hwy. 82, three miles east of Hwy. 75 at FM 1417. For more information call 903-892-2141 or visit www.graysonbbc.org


Federated Choirs


SHERMAN — The Federated Choirs of Sherman invite everyone to join them at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James UMC in Sherman.


Everyone is invited to join them as the choir ends the year by presenting songs of praise.


Rev. Commie Linson is pastor of the church, located at 1200 N. East St. in Sherman.


Luella First Baptist


LUELLA — Harvey Patterson, pastor, will deliver a message this Sunday morning entitled "How to Have a Christmas in the Name of the Lord Jesus." Morning worship begins at 11 a.m and everyone is welcome to attend.


Luella has a casual dress style for worship and the music is a blend of traditional and contemporary music.


The church will have en evening service this Sunday at 6 p.m The pastor’s message is entitled "How to Recognize God’s Best Blessings for Your Life" from Eph. 3:1. Everyone is welcome.


The ladies of Luella have two Bible studies on Tuesdays, including a brunch and Bible study from 10 a.m. to noon and a women’s Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The evening study is designed for those who work during the day. Both groups are studying "Women of the Old Testament."


They have age-related Bible studies for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m Wednesdays. All studies end at 8 p.m.


For further information about the church call the church office, 903-893-2252.


The church is located at 3162 State Hwy. 11, halfway between Sherman and Tom Bean.


Sherwood Shores Chapel


SHERWOOD SHORES — David Frierson, senior pastor, and the congregation invite everyone to the services and activities of Sherwood Shores Chapel this weekend.


Elder Jack Adler will read the scripture lesson for the day, Matt. 3:1-12 and the choir anthem will be "There’s a Song in the Air."


Sunday School for adults and children begins at 9:15 a.m. followed by a coffee fellowship time at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship hour


The pastor’s message is entitled "Abraham and Christmas."


The Junior and Senior High Youth Group have a meal at 6 p.m each Sunday followed by a Bible lesson. Geoff Andress, assistant pastor and youth pastor, and leads this group.


Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. They are studying the Book of Acts.


JOY Bible Class will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Lora Thornton is the teacher.


The 12-week seminar on the Constitution, led by Jim Wade, will conclude at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


The community is invited to a special Christmas musical entitled "Joy in This Place" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. After the musical Christmas goodies will be served.


The chapel is located at 969 Hillcrest Circle in Sherwood Shores on the western side of Lake Texoma. They are 15 miles north of Whitesboro off of Hwy. 377 N. Visit them at www.sherwoodshoreschapel.org


Parkside Baptist


DENISON — The Parkside Worship Choir and Orchestra will be presenting "The Hope of Christmas", a musical full of Christmas favorites old and new. There will be three free performances of the musical, including: this Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday is Dessert Night. Plan to stop by The ROC Café after the performance for coffee, wassail, and cheesecake (cost $3).


Parkside has Sunday worship services at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and Sunday School for all ages at 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.


Wednesdays at Parkside begin with supper (by reservation) at 5 p.m. followed by children’s activities, youth worship and Bible study, adult Bible study, and adult Sunday School teachers’ meeting, all starting at 6:15 p.m.


The church is located at 301 N. Lillis Lane in Denison. For more information call 903-465-1686. Visit them at www.thepark.org.


Truth Church


DENISON — Truth Church will host their annual December Revival with Travis Houston, pastor, of Boguelusa, La. The special services will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Sunday.


True Ladies will be serving a ticket luncheon this Sunday after the morning service.


The Children’s Drama "The Great Late Potentate" will begin at 9:30 a.m. December 15. After the service there will be a "Christmas With the Pastor" catered luncheon with entertainment on the saxophone and media by Rev. Duane Nelson of Claremore, Okla. There will be no evening service on Dec. 15.


A special "Echoes From Christmas Concert" will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, featuring local talent and highlighting the True Men’s Chorale.


There will be a special one hour Christmas Eve Service at 6 p.m December 24.


Truth’s regular services include: Sunday — 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday — Breakpoint 6:59 p.m. and "In the Word" at 7 p.m. Saturday is family prayer at 8 p.m.


David Gilbert is pastor of the church, located at Hwy. 75 at Exit 67 on the southwest side of Denison. Visit them at www.denisontruth.org


Sherman Nazarene


SHERMAN — The Sherman Church of the Nazarene and Rev. Bob Lothenore, senior pastor, invite the entire community to join them in celebrating the Christmas Season. The morning worship begins at 10 a.m. Sundays.


They have a nursery for babies and Children’s Church through 5th grade. Sunday praise and worship starts at 6 p.m. Kids Reaching Kids age 3 through 4th grade. Teens Bible study.


Bible study groups for all ages starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for newborns through age 2.


The church van will pick up anyone who needs a ride, call 903-892-2643.


La Iglesia hispana del Nazareno los invita a celebrar nuestro primer aniversario Este domingo 8 de Diciembre a las 2 p.m. — Todos son bienvenidos."


Servicios en Espanol: Domingos-2 p.m. Miercoles, 6:30 p.m. Emeterio Gomez, pastor, 806-576-9579.


The public is invited to attend.


The church is located at 601 N. Heritage Pkwy (FM 1417) in Sherman.


Pottsboro C of C


POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Church of Christ invites you to worship with them each Sunday, starting with Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship services follow at 10 a.m. and include singing, praying, taking the Lord’s Supper and giving. They also meet at 5 p.m.


To celebrate the monthly birthdays and anniversaries, there will be finger foods and a Chinese gift exchange in the Fellowship Room after the evening service.


The Ladies Class meets at 10 a.m Wednesdays for Bible study. Joyce Kent teaches the class.


A Ladies Christmas Party has been planned for this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. All ladies are encouraged to come and enjoy the food and fellowship. A recipe and garage sale gift exchange will add to the festivities.


The church meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday for Bible study, a short devotional and singing.


The amount of $2,543 was donated to the New Mexico Children’s Home to purchase shoes for each child there.


Watch "The Gospel of Christ" at 7 a.m. Sundays on KXII, My Texoma, Cable One Channel 2 and 7:30 a.m. on KXII, Channel 12.


The church is located at 522 W. Hwy.120, just east of Hwy. 289. If you have questions or would like to study the Bible, call the church, 903-786-9606. You can also send an e-mail to jgknight@mail.com


Trinity Lighthouse


DENISON — Trinity Lighthouse Church has Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. and Sunday School classes at 10 a.m. Wednesday services start at 7 p.m A nursery is available during all services.


Steve and Angie, pastors, are hosting a special birthday party for Jesus in Children’s Church this Sunday. Children, Pre-K thru 6th grade, are invited to join in the celebration.


This Sunday is Communion Sunday at TLC. Every born again believer is invited to partake of communion regardless of church membership. The monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m Tuesday in room #109.


TLC’s youth are invited to participate in the Christmas festivities on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m They will be going to see the Loy Lake Christmas Lights and then eat at Town Center in Sherman. Bring money for food. See Cole Massey for more info.


The TLC’s annual Christmas Celebration titled "Mystery of the Ages" will be held Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m.


The senior adults are invited to meet on the church parking lot at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 to take a scenic drive through the Loy Lake Park Christmas Lights. If weather permits, they will also drive through "Bethlehem Drive", a live drive through Christmas story, held off Hwy. 1417. Sign up at the info booth in the church foyer. Contact Mary Berry, 316-250-8033 for more info.


The Pathfinders group has been canceled until the first of the year. Margaret Starnes will host Healing Words at 10 a.m. today in room #105.


Wednesday prayer group will meet at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.


The church is located at 2914 W. Spur 503 in Denison.


First Baptist, Denison


DENISON — First Baptist Denison invites you to worship with them during this Christmas season. This month’s sermon series is titled "God’s Greatest Gift." This Sunday’s message will be "Interruptions at Christmas."


Bible Fellowship Groups meet at 9:45 a.m. and children’s worship and a nursery are available for newborns through 2nd grade.


The Senior Adult Christmas Dinner has been changed to Friday, Dec. 13 due to the bad weather that is expected this weekend. It will still take place at the Paper Plate on Main St. in Denison. Cost is $5. Bring a "white elephant" gift for exchange. Make your reservations by Dec. 10. Contact Terry at 903-465-1133.


The next "Gathering" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.


The Youth "Tacky Sweater" Christmas party is set for December 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Pit. Bring a $5 gift for change.


The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.


On Tuesdays, the men’s Bible study, "Lift" by Louie Giglio meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the CLC Friendship Room. A Senior Adult Bible study meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the CLC Friendship Room. They are currently going through an in-depth study of the book of Genesis.


On Wednesdays, they have adult Bible study and Awana, at 6:30 p.m. followed by SWAT for students at 7 p.m. The Embrace Grace/ Embrace life classes meet at 6:30 p.m in the Office Building.


The church is located at 601 W. Woodard St. in Denison. For more information call 903-465-4886 or visit www.fbcdenison.org