BELLS — Hebron Baptist Church members and Houston Garner, pastor, invite you to join them for worship each Sunday, starting with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. followed by the worship service at 10:45 a.m.
Join them as they worship and praise God.
Wednesday services, including CIA’s for the children and Bible study for the youth, all start at 7 p.m.
The church’s Christmas fellowship will be held at 5 p.m. this Sunday.There will be music, fellowship and refreshments. Make plans to join them. Everyone will receive a gift.
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 service, with congregational singing, starts at 10 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. The Lord’s Supper is given each Sunday.
Bible study classes are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
They have radio programs each Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on KFYN 1420 AM 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 the Leonard church of Christ at 8:30 a.m., both on KFYN 1420 AM.
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.
Forest Ave. Baptist
SHERMAN — The Forest Ave. family and Brian Taylor, pastor, invite you join them this Sunday for study, worship and fellowship.
The pastor’s message this Sunday will be "The First Christmas Gift." The FABC worship team will lead in praise and worship and the Sanctuary Choir will present the special music "Every Light That Shines at Christmas."
Remember to bring your items for the shut-in baskets this Sunday morning so they can be assembled and delivered. Also remember to bring your Angel Tree gifts. They will also be delivered on Sunday.
The church’s traditional Christmas caroling and delivering of baskets to their homebound folks will take place this Sunday at 4 p.m.
A Christmas Eve Service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Bring your family and enjoy this meaningful service together.
There will be no Wednesday services or activities this week.
The church is located at 106 W. Forest Avenue in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-3506 or visit fabcsherman.com
SHERMAN — Jubilee Fellowship Church has services each Sunday at 11 a.m.
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 call 903-868-9496.
Center St. C of C
SHERMAN — You are invited to worship with the Center Street Church of Christ in Sherman. This Sunday Jerry Jones will be preaching at the 10:30 a.m. service and David Corder will speak at the 6 p.m. service.
Jack Ringo will speak on I Chronicles 23 on Wednesday evening.
Services include congregational singing, prayer, communion, teaching and giving.
The congregation meets at 1105 W Center St. in Sherman.
North Park Baptist
SHERMAN — The staff and congregation of North Park Baptist Church invite everyone to the upcoming services and activities.
Saturday Night @ The Park will be at North Park Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
Sunday worship services start at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. David Murphy leads the worship services and Mark Bennett leads the music. There will be no evening service this week.
The Christmas Eve Service will be held at 6 p.m. December 24.
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 8:3 a.m to noon on Friday.
The church is located at 2605 Rex Cruse Dr. in Sherman. Church offices will be closed December 25 and 26.
For text message updates throughout the week, text northpark (one word) to 903-821-7000.
Choctaw Creek Cowboy
SAVOY — The people of Choctaw Creek Cowboy Church and Lowell Howard, preacher, invite you to join them for music, doughnuts and fellowship at 10 a.m. Sundays followed by worship music and Bible preaching at 10:30 a.m. The Choctaw Creek Cowboy Band provides the music.
Lowell Howard’s message this Sunday is entitled "Remembering Jesus" based on Luke 2:1-49.
Join the church family and friends for a "Country Gospel Singing" at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
You are invited to these monthly events: 1st Sunday-Chuck wagon lunch after worship each month. 2nd Tuesday-11 a.m. The Lunch Bunch eats out. (January TBA); Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Country Gospel Singing at CCCC. 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 Veterans Home, Bonham. 3rd Thursday-2:30 p.m. Gospel concert, Texoma Healthcare, Sherman. Today-3 p.m. Gospel music concert, Victoria Gardens, Allen. 3rd Saturday-7 p.m. Pickin’ and Singing, Sadler Community Center. 5th Sunday Breakfast-8 a.m. December 29 (Pop’s Restaurant, Denison).
The church meets in the red western-style building on the south side of Hwy 56 at the east side of Savoy.
SHERMAN — This Sunday, this 4th Sunday of Advent, Rev. Craig Sturm will preside with Duane Compton assisting and John Krenek leading Children’s Church. Sunday School classes meet at 9 a.m. followed by fellowship at 10 a.m. and worship, Holy Communion and Children’ Church at 10:30.
Monday —Al-Anon meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday — The Church office is closed for Christmas Eve. Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday — The church office is closed for the Christmas holiday.
There will be a Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Thursday — Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m. Friday — The Garden Angels meet at 8 a.m.; the Sisterhood group meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday — Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m.
The church, a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is located at St. 1515 N. Travis in Sherman. For more information call 903-893-3906 or visit www.tlc.sherman.org.
St. Luke’s Episcopal
DENISON — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Denison has worship services each Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Donald Perschall officiating.
This Sunday, following the 10:30 a.m. service, the Women’s Ministry will decorate the church for Christmas.
The ECW will meet at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday.
The "Jesus Birthday Celebration" will be held this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Kohfeldt Hall.
The church office and Manna Ministries will be closed Dec. 24-30.
AA meetings are held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 306 N. Fannin. For more information contact the church office, 903-465-2630.
St. Luke’s Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. There will also be a Christmas Day service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
St. Luke’s is located at 427 W. Woodard St., corner of Woodard and Fannin Avenue in Denison. Parish office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
For more information call 903-465-2630 or visit www.saintlukesdenison.org
First Baptist, Bells
BELLS — The First Baptist Church of Bells invites you to worship with them each Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and Children’s Church is available during the 11 a.m. service.
First Baptist will only have morning services on December 22 and December 29.
Also, there will be no services on December 25 or January 1.
To listen to weekly sermons online, go to fbcbellstx.org under the hearing "sermons." The entire service, including the music, can now be heard.
A nursery is provided for all services.
Dr. Billy Neal Jr. is pastor of the church.
The church is located at 105 S. Pecan (Hwy. 69 South) in Bells. Additional church parking is located at 112 S. Broadway. For more information call 903-965-4813 or 903-815-1775.
First UMC, VA
VAN ALSTYNE — The First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne has church 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 a traditional service with the Chancel Choir leading the music. Holy Communion is observed on the first Sunday of the month.
This Sunday, Rev. Scott Holcomb-McLain will be bringing the message "Premarital Counseling," using Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matt. 1:8-25.
The Ministerial Alliance will be giving away coats and food baskets at 11 a.m. this Saturday in the gym.
Sunday — If you are interested in caroling, they will be leaving the church at 4 p.m. Sunday and will return to Benton Hall for hot chocolate and cookies. Junior High youth meet from 5-6:30 p.m and Senior High meet from 6-7:30 p.m.
The church will have three services on Christmas Eve. The family oriented service will begin at 5 p.m. and candlelight services will start at 7 and 11 p.m.
The church is located at 303 S. Preston in Van Alstyne. For more information on any church event visit them at www.vafumc.com
BELLS — You are invited to worship at Antioch Baptist Church this Sunday.
Sunday School meets at 10 a.m. followed by worship 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."
A Youth Christmas Fellowship will be held at 5 p.m. this Sunday at the church. Bring snacks and finger foods. Everyone is invited to help with this fellowship.
Prayer meeting, RA’s, GA’s, Mission Friends and youth all meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
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.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal
SHERMAN — The congregation of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the community to worship with them on the Fourth 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 for everyone 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. Sundays and by appointment. Call the church office for a schedule of daily Masses and Morning and Evening Prayer.
A potluck lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. Sunday followed by the Greening of the Church. This will give everyone the opportunity to help decorate the church for the Christmas celebrations.
Tuesday’s Christmas Eve Services are as follows: Low Mass at 5 p.m.; Service of Carols at 10:30 p.m. followed by High Mass at 11 p.m.
Wednesday’s Christmas Day services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Day will be celebrated with High Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by brunch.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at the church at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SHERWOOD SHORES — David Frierson, senior pastor, and the congregation invite everyone to the services and activities at Sherwood Shores Chapel this weekend.
Elder Jack Adler will read the scripture lesson for the day, Matt. 1:18-25. The choir anthem will be "What Child Is This?" The pastor will be preaching a message entitled "Bethlehem" based on Micah 5:2 and Luke 2:4-7.
Sunday School for children and adults begins at 9:15 a.m. A Coffee Fellowship time starts at 10 a.m. and the worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship hour.
The church’s annual Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. David Frierson will be preaching a Christmas Eve message entitled "The Mighty God" based on Isaiah 9:6-7 and Luke 1:32-33. Everyone is invited to this special service.
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
SHERMAN — Dr. Mark Berrier will bring a message this Sunday morning titled "Do You Have Room for Jesus?" based on Luke 2:1-20.
The traditional service, with hymns and organ music, begins at 10:50 a.m. Randy Reddell leads the praise and worship.
Children’s Church also begins at 10:50 a.m.
The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
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 email@example.com or contact the church office 903-893-1529. To contact Dr. Berrier call 903-357-5691 (home) or 214-914-2435 (cell).
POTTSBORO — This Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent in many churches, Lakeway’s Eleventh Hour Choir will present their cantata at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship service.
A time of gathering, food, and fellowship will be offered between the services. Lakeway’s members and guests invite you to join them.
Lakeway’s Christmas Eve services will be "Children, Carols and Nativity" at 6 p.m. with "Carols, Communion and Candles" at 11 p.m. Dec. 24. Lakeway members, guests, visitors and Allen Snider, pastor, invite you to join them.
Temple Beth Emeth
SHERMAN — Rabbi Bonnheim will be at Temple Beth Emeth at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday for services.
For more information call 903-892-9326.
SHERMAN — Worship at Covenant begins with Church School classes at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. The church service and cantata will begin at 10:50 a.m. The scripture used will be Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7 and Matt. 1:18-25.
The Junior and Senior High Christmas Party will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Monday — Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12 noon Monday-Friday and again at 6 p.m. Friday. Tuesday — The church will close at 12 noon. Depression support group is canceled. The Christmas Eve Service will begin at 6 p.m. in the Wynne Chapel at Austin College with Neill Morgan preaching. Wednesday — The church office is closed on Christmas Day. All Wednesday activities are canceled. Thursday — The Men’s Discussion group is canceled.
The church is located at 322 W. Pecan in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-1502.
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. every Sunday 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 for the remainder of December. Meetings will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Everyone is invited to join them for "Stew for the Soul", a free lunch and a time of fellowship from 12 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 Thursdays.
The TOPS group meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays.
The church is located at 101 E. Hwy. 69 in Denison. For more information call them at 903-465-4996 or visit trinityumcdenison.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 entitled "The Nativity of the Messiah" based on Matthew 1:18-25. This is the fourth 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.
A Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday along with a Christmas dinner and a special guest to see the children.
Virginia Point Prayers hold their regular monthly meetings on the 6 p.m. second Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Virginia Point UMC is located at 1386 County Road 1200, north of Savoy/ Bells. Visit them at www.virginiapointumc.com
Christian Science Soc.
DENISON — The Christian Science Society invites everyone to the Sunday services and Sunday School at 10 a.m. Testimonies of healing are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
This Sunday’s lesson is "Is the Universe, including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?" the Golden Text is Jeremiah 32:17.
Services include hymns of praise and a Bible lesson. A vocal solo will be presented.
Document reports of Christian healing are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.
They meet at 927 W. Sears 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 begins at 10 a.m. followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. Novice Northington, pastor, will be sharing the message. A nursery is attendant is provided from 9:45 a.m. to noon for newborns to age 4.
Worship services, now held in the new sanctuary, include a song service with a band and an overhead screen who allows everyone to sing along in a casual setting. Coffee and doughnuts are available during the service.
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.
Country Chapel Bapt.
DENISON — The Country Chapel Baptist Church family invite everyone to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel will hold their annual "Christmas Family Luncheon" right after this Sunday’s morning worship service. The church family and friends are welcome.
Charles Sneed will bring a sermon titled "The Heart Beat of Christmas," based on Luke 2.
Logan Bartley, Sue Barthel and Norma Whitehead will lead the worship service.
The church is located at 8414 Dripping Springs Road. From Denison take Hwy. 69 South to Dripping Springs Road and turn right for two miles. From Sherman take Hwy. 82 east to Bethany Road and turn left on Calf Creek. The church is about two miles on the left. Follow the signs. For more information call 903-546-6596.
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. Sundays on KXII-TV Channel 12.
Everyone is invited to gather at 6 p.m. this Sunday for the annual Silent Lord’s Supper. Remember, not a word will be spoken during the entire service. The only intended sound will be that of the organ "as it portrays the memories and the glories of our Savior through the strains of the music of the church."
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, you may listen to Dr. Michael Lawson’s sermons and watch video of their services at www.fbcsherman.org.
Pottsboro C of C
POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Church of Christ invites you to worship with them. They meet at 9 a.m. Sundays for Bible study classes. The worship service begins at 10 a.m. which includes singing, praying, taking the Lord’s Supper and giving. They also meet at 5 p.m.
Larry Adams will be speaking at the morning and evening services. He will also teach the Sunday School Class at 9 a.m.
The Fifth Sunday contribution will be to the Building Fund.
The Ladies Class, which usually meets for Bible study at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, has been canceled. The class will resume January 8.
The church meets at 7 p.m Wednesdays for Bible study, a short devotional and singing.
You are invited to watch "The Gospel of Christ" each Sunday at 7 a.m. on KXII-My Texoma, Cable One Channel 2 and at 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 903-786-9606.
Calvary Baptist, Sherman
SHERMAN — Kevin George, pastor, and the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church invite you to two Christmas programs this Sunday. The adult choir will present "Gather At the Manger" at 10:30 a.m. and the children will present "Christmas in the Kitchen" at 6:30 p.m.
Come early Sunday morning for doughnuts and coffee.
Wednesday nights include AWANA and a Bible study for adults on "The Parables of the Bible" 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 St. in Sherman. Previous sermon podcasts are available at the church website calvarymbc.com
Westwood C of C
SHERMAN — "Which Came First, The Chicken Or the Egg?" will be the topic of study during this Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. worship assembly. "Realized Eschatology" will be the subject discussed during the 5 p.m. assembly.
They will continue their study of the Gospel of John during the adult Bible study class at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
In the adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday they will continue their study lessons from the Life of Jacob.
Everyone is invited to join them as they worship God and consider these subjects.
You are encouraged to place your questions in their question box. For further information call 903-487-2783.
Unity Miss. Baptist
DENISON — Jim Branscum, pastor, invites you to join them for Sunday School each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m.
The choir will be singing special Christmas music during this Sunday’s morning service. Also this Sunday, the entire church will be a part of the Christmas presentation at 6 p.m.
Among the items still needed for this Sunday’s evening service are pillows, sheer curtains, brass items, baskets, pop up covers, a manger and greenery. For a complete list see Della Brown or Beth Russon.
There will be no mid-week service the week of Christmas. The mid-week service for the New Year will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, starting at 6:30 p.m.
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.
SHERMAN — James Moore, pastor, and members of Fairview Baptist Church in Sherman invite you to worship with them.
This Sunday, Dec. 22, there will be only one worship service at 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday School classes and no Children’s Church.
James Moore’s message is titled "Searching For A King" based on Luke 2.
The church office will be closed on Dec., 24, 25, and 26 and January 1.
Children’s Church will not be held on December 29.
Due to the holidays, there will be no evening meal on Wednesday, Dec. 25 or Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Fairview Baptist, as a ministry, participates with Fairview School in collecting "Boxtops 4 Education."
The church is located at 222 W. Taylor St. in Sherman. For more information contact them at 903-892-3543 or visit www.fairviewsherman.com
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.
Join them for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
The church is located at 301 W. Maple in Whitewright. For more information call the church office, 903-364-2411 or visit www.firstumcwhitewright.org
Marvin UMC, Ector
ECTOR — Marvin United Methodist Church in Ector will have Christmas Eve Services at noon Tuesday, Dec. 24 followed by a potluck lunch.
Marvin UMC is located at 7668 FM 898, between Whitewright and Ector.
Hyde Park Presbyterian
DENISON — You are invited to attend the worship service at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m Sunday.
Hal Hargis will be worship leader and Cristian Soltero will provide the musical accompaniment. Dr. Ron Cunningham will present the sermon titled "He Is Come!"
The Christmas Eve Service will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
The church is located at 1708 Hyde Park Avenue in Denison. For more information call 903-465-6197.
DENISON — Parkside Baptist Church will hold one joint worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Then, join them for their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. You and your family won’t want to miss this service of carols and candles.
The church is located at 301 N. Lillis Lane in Denison. For more information call 903-465-1686 or visit www.thepark.org
VAN ALSTYNE — The Greywood Heights Church of God congregation and Lance and Mary Baker, pastors, are having a Candlelight Service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Join them as they celebrate Christ’s birth and worship our Lord and Savior.
The Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m.
On Wednesdays, Children’s Church and youth classes are held at 7 p.m in the GHC Life Center. Adult Bible study is held at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
A fellowship is planned for Dec. 31, beginning at 7 p.m. The evening will feature board games and finger foods. Invite your friends and family and join them. You do not have to regularly attend GHC to join in this time of fun. If you have a favorite board game or finger food you would like to share with the group, bring it.
The church is located at 352 Sanford Circle in Van Alstyne. To learn more about the church and ministry visit www.greywoodheights.org
DENISON — The First Presbyterian Church of Denison has Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. (Note the changes in time).
The scripture readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent are Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matt. 1:18-25.
A Retirement Reception for Jim Hawthorne, pastor, and his wife, Sally will be held following the worship service.
The Session will meet after the reception.
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary.
The church office will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday in observance of the Christmas holidays.
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.
SHERMAN — The congregation of Pilgrim Nazarene Church invites you to worship with them. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m.
The Sunday evening services start with the young people’s class at 5:30 p.m. followed by children’s activities at 6 p.m. and worship services at 6:30 p.m.
The Christmas program will be presented during the 6:30 p.m. service this Sunday.
The annual Christmas Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight. For more information call 903-965-7342.
The Bibles study group will meet for Prayer and Praise at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Prayer requests are always welcome.
If you need transportation to one of their services. If you want to submit a prayer request to be printed in the church bulletin call 903-893-8523.
The church is located on State Hwy. 56, east of the Sherman High School 1.5 miles.
Price United Methodist
DENISON — The pastor and congregation of Price United Methodist Church invite you to worship with them any time. Sunday School begins at 5 p.m. and worship services start at 6 p.m.
Rev. Jimmy Green, pastor, will bring the Christmas message this Sunday and the fourth Advent Candle will be lit. This candlelight service will also include special music.
Price will host a Christmas party (and a visit with Santa) at 5 p.m. Sunday. A time of worship will follow. Bring the kids and have a good time.
The Surrender Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursdays.
Grace Communion-Texoma worships at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday. Arnold Clauson is the pastor.
The church is located at 411 N. York in Denison.
Key Memorial UMC
SHERMAN — The congregation of Key Memorial United Methodist Church invites everyone to come to their worship service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Advent.
Rev. James Welch’s sermon is entitled "Stops on the Road to Bethlehem — Receptivity." The scripture readings will be II Samuel 7:1-11, 16 and Luke 1:26-38. Join them for adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.
Bible study will meet at its regularly scheduled time, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Key Memorial will celebrate a traditional Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary.
Key Care Mission, a Sherman area community food pantry (The Green House) will be open from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 27. 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.
First Christian, VA
VAN ALSTYNE — The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Van Alstyne invites you to join them for worship services at 10:50 a.m this Sunday.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m followed by the coffee fellowship at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. John Stewart will present the sermon on this Fourth Sunday of Advent.
The Christmas Eve Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
The church is located at 274 S. Waco St. in Van Alstyne. A nursery is provided for newborns through age 2. For further information call the church office, 903-482-5515 or e-mail them at fccva@airmailnet or visit them at www.fccvatx.org
Park Avenue C of C
DENISON — Everyone is invited to Bible classes at 9 a.m. this Sunday followed by a pulpit message by Todd Catteau at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. The worship service is led by Basil McClure.
Join them for their traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
There will be no Bible classes this Wednesday evening and no PAWS meal.
Celebrate Recovery will meet at the normal time, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information visit them at www.parkavenuechurch.com or contact the church office, 903-465-1288.
Woods St. C of C
SHERMAN — The Woods St. congregation invites everyone to join them for Bible class at 9 a.m. Sundays followed by worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Wednesday worship is at 7 p.m.
Jon Smith, the minister, will bring Sunday’s lesson "INreach" based on II Peter 3:18. Tim Howard will lead a cappella singing. The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday.
If you want to study the Bible or have questions call 903-892-4519 or visit them at www.woodsstchurchofchrist.org
The church is located at 2100 N. Woods St. in Sherman.
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 for study and assemble for worship at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
They meet at 7 p.m Wednesdays for study and a devotional.
Alex Warnes is their evangelist.
You can find them at 2223 W. Morton St. in Denison. Call 903-465-4127 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire a Bible study, free correspondence course or information about the church. Visit them at www.mortonstreetchurchofchrist.com
DENISON — Southside Baptist has Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday and worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Saturday Night Teens will have their Christmas party at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday in the gym.
The Lord’s Supper will be observed during this Sunday’s evening service.
Southside will be having a Christmas Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Senior Saints/ Grace Class: If you plan to attend the Lunch/ Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 29, you are asked to sign up at the Welcome Center.
Church visitation is held at 7 p.m Tuesdays.
Prayer meeting/ King’s Kids and mid-week service start at 7 p.m Wednesdays.
Transportation is available to all their services by calling the church, 903-465-3636. For more information about the church, check out www.ssbctx.org
Rev. Keith Taylor is pastor of the church, located at 3500 S. Park Ave. in Denison.
Grayson Bible Baptist
SHERMAN — Roy Webster, pastor, and the staff of Grayson Bible Baptist invite everyone to join them at 10 a.m this Sunday for the cantata "O Holy Night!" presented by the Grayson Baptist adult choir, led by Jeff Paget. The pastor will be completing his series entitled "The Majesty of Christmas."
Grayson will be holding a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Sunday. The service will include the singing of carols, Christmas videos and a brief sermon by the pastor.
The public is invited to attend a Bible Conference on January 12-15, featuring speaker Jonathan Stewart. The services will be held at the regular time on Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Ron K. Jones, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in El Dorado, Kan. will be speaking at a Youth Rally at Grayson Bible Baptist at 8 p.m. January 10. Attendance is free and is open to all 7th-12th graders. The rally will include games, singing, a skit and a message from Ron Jones. A meal will be provided after the rally. For more information contact Tyler Bittner, youth pastor, 903-892-2141.
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 them at www.graysonbbc.org.
DENISON — The members of Calvary Baptist Church invite you to worship with them. Bible study groups start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and morning worship follows at 10:45 a.m in the sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Choir will be presenting the cantata "Bethlehem Morning" during this Sunday’s morning service.
A Christmas Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The ordinance of Communion will be observed. Everyone is encouraged to attend this worshipful experience.
The church office will be closed on December 24-25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
All Wednesday night activities are canceled on Dec. 25.
Transportation is available to their services. Call the church office, 903-465-6003.
The church is located at 300 W. Acheson in Denison.
A Christian Fellowship
LUELLA — Palmer Miller will be leading this week’s worship service at A Christian Fellowship in Luella.
Join them for a coffee and doughnut fellowship at 9 a.m. followed by classes at 9:30 a.m and worship at 10:30 a.m.
David Ellis leads praise and worship in a contemporary style service. Dress is casual.
The church celebrates the Lord’s Supper during worship each week.
During the worship service, children, age 2-10 meet for the Kidz in Da Zone for Jesus class, where they learn Bible verses, hear stories and have puppet shows.
Wednesday services 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, 903-271-1870.
YARNABY, Okla. — Rick and Darlene Ring, pastors, of Yarnaby Assembly of God Church will be having their Christmas program and Christmas carols this Sunday. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m and the program will begin at 11 a.m.
Following the service, the pastors invite everyone to stay for the potluck lunch. Join them for a time of fun and fellowship.
Church services will be dismissed on Sunday and Wednesday nights.
For further information call 580-285-2335.
SHERMAN — The Sherman Church of the Nazarene and Rev. Bob Lothenore, senior pastor, invite you to join them at 10 a.m. this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
The Seniors Adults meet for Sunday School at 9 a.m. each Sunday followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. During the service, they offer Children Church classes. They have a class for children age 2 to 5 years and another class for grades K-4th.
On Sunday evenings, they meet at 6 p.m for prayer meeting. During the evening service, they have Kids Reaching Kids project which includes lessons, music, games, snacks and fun. This time is for children age 3 to 4th grade.
On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. they have Bible study groups for all ages.
A nursery is provided for newborns through age 2.
The van will pick up anyone who needs a ride to the church.
The church family invites you to all of their services and activities.
The church is located at 601 N. Heritage Pkwy. (FM 1417), located between Hwy. 56 and Washington St. in Sherman. For more information call 903-893-2643.
Serviccos en Espanol: Domingos-2 p.m. Miecoles-6:30 p.m. Pastor: Emeterio Gomez, (806) 576-9579.
DENISON — Legacy Bible Church invites you to join them this Sunday for a special Christmas Candlelight Service during both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services. There will also be a special musical performance by the children of Legacy Kids during each service.
The nursery, preschool and children’s church programs are available during both Sunday services. They also have weekly student ministry for both middle and high school students and a college and young adult ministry.
Lisa Burlingame will continue to teach the women’s Bible study series on "Foundations from the Book of Genesis" from 7-8 p.m. each Tuesday through January 7.
The church is located on FM 691, between Hwy. 75 and Grayson College. For more information on their services, visit them at www.legacybiblechurch.org
Red River Unitarian
DENISON —"Two Perspectives on the Winter Solstice" will be the topic during this Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. worship service at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church. Two ministers from All Souls UU Church in Tulsa will be speaking on video.
The Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister at All Souls and Rev. Randy Lewis, an adjunct minister, will celebrate the heritage that accompanies Dec. 21, the longest night of the year.
Concurrently with worship, Children’s Religious Education will read and discuss "The Third Gift" about the gifts the Three Wise Men brought the baby Jesus and will make kirigami snowflakes.
At 10 a.m. the Adult Forum will discuss "Caring and Deception," a story of moral dilemma.
RRUU meets at 515 N. Burnett Ave. in Denison, one block north of Morton St. A nursery is provided, and all are welcome at church events. More information about Unitarian Universalism is at www.rruu.org
DENISON — The Cottonwood Creek family and staff invite you to their weekly services. Bible Fellowship Groups begin at 9:45 a.m. and worship service follow at 11 a.m. Children’s Church is available during the worship service.
Danny Broughton, pastor, will continue the sermon series for Christmas called "Experience Nativity." This Sunday’s message is titled "Quest of the Wise Men — Guided by the Promise". Ryan Dickson and the Creek Band lead in worship. Join them this Sunday for a time of celebration.
A Candlelight Christmas Communion Service will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. They will be singing Christmas carols and partaking of communion. All are welcome.
The church is located at 2501 Sunset St., just a block east of Hyde Park Elementary. For more information call 903-465-2081 or visit www.cottonwoodcreek.org/denison
Faith Fellowship Bapt.
DENISON — The Faith Fellowship Baptist family invites you to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m this Sunday and morning worship at 10:30 a.m., led by Russell Clemons, pastor.
The Wilburn’s will host the annual church-wide Christmas fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday.
"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 annual Christmas Eve Carols, Candles and Communion Service will be held at the church at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24.
The Wednesday schedule for the winter includes Acteens at 4:30 p.m. and family supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by GA’s, RA’s and Mission Friends, student worship and prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 4305 W. Crawford in Denison, one mile west of Hwy. 75 at exit 68. For more information log onto www.faithfellowshipbaptist.com
First Baptist, Denison
DENISON — The First Baptist Church of Denison invites you to join them at 11 a.m this Sunday for a special sermon series on "God’s Greatest Gift …" This Sunday’s message is "And They Were Amazed."
Bible Fellowship Groups meet at 9:45 a.m. and children’s worship is available for newborns through 2nd grade.
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m Tuesday, Dec. 24 in the FBC auditorium. This will be a special night to celebrate the message of Christ through various ways.
There will be no Wednesday night activities this week due to the Christmas holiday. Regular activities (Bible studies, AWANAs for children, SWAT for youth will all resume Wednesday Jan. 8.)
A new semester of Embrace Grace and Embrace Life will be starting in January. These groups provide emotional and spiritual support for single moms ages 15-29, both before and after giving birth. For more information contact Julie at email@example.com
Divorce Care will begin a new class on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. on the top floor of the McCarthy Building.
The Senior Adult Bible study is taking a break for the Christmas holidays. This Bible study will resume Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 9-11 a.m. in the Christian Life Center Friendship Room.
"The Gathering" a young adult ministry (20-something) will resume sometime in mid-January.
The Senior Adults play dominoes in the CLC from 1-4 p.m. every 1st Thursday.
The church is located at 601 W. Woodard St. in Denison. For more information call 903-465-4886 or check out www.fbcdenison.org
First UMC, Sherman
SHERMAN — This Sunday, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, join them for worship at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church of Sherman. Chris Dowd, pastor, will be preaching a sermon called "Can’t Even Comprehend It," based on John 1:1-5. The Handbell Choir will be performing.
Sunday School for adults and children is held from 9:40-10:50 a.m. If you want more information on the adult classes contact Cassie Wade, pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org For information on programs for children contact Abbey Echols at email@example.com
The church is located at 401 N. Elm St. in Sherman. For more information call the church office 903-893-6514 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DENISON — Everyone is welcome to worship at Trinity Lighthouse Church. Their service times are 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. and Sunday School classes begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday services start at 7 p.m. A nursery is available during all services.
The church office will be closed for the Christmas holiday break Tuesday thru Thursday (Dec. 24-26). Due to the holidays TLC’s Wednesday night services have been canceled on December 25 and January 1.
All youth are invited to meet at the church on Friday, Dec. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. for a prophetic art night. Art supplies will be provided. For more info see Cole Massie.
The Pathfinders group has been canceled until the first of the year.
The church is located at 2914 W. Spur 503 in Denison.
Luella First Baptist
LUELLA— Luella First Baptist Church welcomes you to their special Christmas Service at 11 a.m this Sunday. The children and youth will present a Christmas play featuring a lot of Christmas singing. You are invited to attend.
Sunday Night they will have a share time in the sanctuary and will recall many of their fondest Christmases. This will be a time to see and learn what is most important about Christmas. Afterwards, they will have hot cocoa and cookies.
There will no weekday activities at the church this next week. The church office will be closed on Christmas Day.
The church is located at 3162 State Hwy. 11 halfway between Sherman and Tom Bean. Call them at 903-893-8893.
SHERMAN — Friendship United Methodist Church will hold their annual "Cantata" this Sunday morning rather than their traditional service.
The cantata will be followed by a church-wide Christmas party with snacks and favorite desserts and finger foods. The party is an enactment of the "Chinese Christmas party". All gifts should be $10 or less in price. For the children: Make sure that each boy brings a boy’s gift and each girl brings a girl’s gift, because they will be matched accordingly.
A "Blue Christmas Service" will be held from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary. Christmas is not always a joyous time for everyone. Sometimes, because of a loss we have experienced, it is the hardest time of the year. This special service will be a way to acknowledge together our sadness and grief and claim God’s ability to bring good even out of loss, death and despair. This service is open to anyone who is able and willing to join them. It is not strictly a Methodist service.
The annual Christmas Eve Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and will end with everyone leaving the service by candlelight, and in silence.
Grand Ave. Presbyterian
SHERMAN — Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church will enjoy a service of Lessons and Carols at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday as the story of Jesus’ birth is celebrated. Advent candles will be lit on the wreath and some favorite hymns of Christmas will be sung. Members of the congregation will read the lessons that lead up to the 12 days of Christmas. The Christmas Joy Offering will be received in support of servants of the Church and Racial Ethic Colleges and Schools. Church School begins at 10:30 a.m.
Grand Avenue will host its second to the last Sunday for the Alternative Gift Market this Sunday. These gifts inspire support for humanitarian and environmental causes in the US 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 Sunday.
On Christmas Eve, they will join members and friends from Covenant Presbyterian Church for a festive service at 6 p.m. at Wynne Chapel on the Austin College campus. Rev. Neill Morgan will be preaching. Dr. John Williams and Dr. Lander Bethel will provide the leadership for the service, which will include communion, concluding with "Silent Night," by candlelight.
Grand Avenue is located at 901 N. Grand Ave., across from Austin College. The facilities are handicapped accessible. For more information call the church office 903-893-1921.
Bethel Community Bapt.
DENISON — The Bethel Youth Ministry will hold their Christmas program at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The youth of the church will be featured in "Were You There?" Solos and speeches will also be a part of the program.
Come out and join them as they celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior.
Rev. Michael Braxton is pastor of the church, located at 401 W. Walker in Denison.