Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran

SHERMAN — On this 1st Sunday of Advent, Rev. Charles Meyer will be presiding with Rev. Samira Izadi giving the message. Joyce White will assist and Sue Peippo will lead Children’s Church. Sunday School class will be led by Rev Samira Izadi at 9 a.m. with fellowship at 10 a.m.

Worship, Holy Communion and Children’s Church start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a "Moment With Mosaic" meeting and luncheon immediately following worship. The Daughters of the King will meet at 12 noon.

Monday —Dr. Case’s piano lessons are from 2:30-7 p.m. GNTX, 5 p.m.; Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday— The Luther Group will meet at 1 p.m.; Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday— The Women Morning Quilters meet at 9 a.m.; Al-Anon group meets at 12 noon.

Thursday — The National Association of Retired Federal Employees Christmas party will be held at 10 a.m.; the Prayer Circle meets at 11 a.m.; Dr. Case’s piano lessons begin at 2 p.m. Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m Friday— The Garden Angels meet at 8 am; Sisterhood group meets at 9:30 a.m Saturday — The Fox Hall AA meets at 8 p.m.

The church, a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is located at 1515 N. Travis in Sherman. For more information call 903-893-3906 or visit

First UMC, VA

VAN ALSTYNE — The First United Methodist Church in 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 church’s 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.

Rev. Marvin Guier III, the District Superintendent, will bring the message this week. There will be one service only at 11 a.m. Immediately following the service, there will be a potluck lunch followed by the annual Charge Conference.

Sunday — The Junior High meets from 5-6:30 p.m and the Senior High meets from 6-7:30 p.m. with both groups having dinner at 6 p.m. Monday — The Staff-Parish Relations Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room.

The church is located at 303 S. Preston in Van Alstyne. For more information about the church, visit

Forest Ave. Baptist

SHERMAN — You are always welcome to worship, study and fellowship with the Forest Avenue family. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship services start at 10:45 a.m.

Brian Taylor, pastor, will begin a four-week series on "The Very First Christmas." This Sunday’s message is titled "Much More Than a Manger." The worship team will lead in praise and worship, and the Sanctuary Choir will present "The Next Time He Comes."

The proposed budget/ vote will be held after this Sunday’s service.

A special choir practice will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Evening services will be held this Sunday and December 8.

Bible study and Children in Action are held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the fellowship hall.

The FABC Sanctuary Choir’s Christmas musical "There’s A Song in the Air" will be presented during the morning service on December 15.

The Candlelight Christmas Eve Service will start at 6 p.m. December 24.

The church is located at 106 W. Forest Avenue in Sherman. For more information call 903-892-3506. Visit them at

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. and the worship service follows at 11 a.m. Novice Northington, pastor, will be sharing the message. A nursery attendant is provided from 9:45 a.m. until noon for newborns to age 4.

Worship services, held in the new sanctuary, include a band and an overhead screen which allows everyone to sing along with the music 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.

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 "No One Knows the Day or Hour" based on Matt. 24:36-44. The children’s service will be conducted during the worship hour. Holy Communion will be celebrated this Sunday.

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. on the second Wednesday of each month.

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

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. followed by worship with congregational singing at 10 a.m. The evening worship service starts at 6 p.m. The Lord’s Supper is given each Sunday.

Bible classes begin at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

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.

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

"A Woman’s Choice" a WEB video concerning a woman’s pregnancy, can be see at

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

Calvary Baptist, Anna

ANNA — This Sunday begins the "Week of Prayer for International Missions" at Calvary Baptist Church. Through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and weekly Cooperative program giving, Calvary helps support more than 5,000 missionaries service in 153 countries. Prayer guides will be given to everyone present so they can pray for specific missionaries during the week.

Raymond Horne’s sermon will focus on "God’s Call to Go and Make Disciples of All Nations." The pastor will be sharing about some lessons he learned from his experience as a missionary in Togo, West Africa.

Sunday morning Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday evening Bible study is at 6 p.m. and Wednesday Prayer time and Bible study is at 6 p.m.

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

Country Chapel Baptist

DENISON — The Country Chapel Baptist Church family invites everyone to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 and worship services at 10:30 a.m.

Charles Sneed will bring a sermon this Sunday titled "Adore Him." The message is from Matthew 2 and the Christmas hymns, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by John Francis Wade.

Logan Bartley and Norma Whitehead will lead the worship services.

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.

Key Memorial UMC

SHERMAN — The congregation of Key Memorial United Methodist Church invites everyone to their Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Rev. James Welch’s sermon is entitled "He Comes with Words at Last." The scripture readings will be Jer. 33:14-16 and Luke 21:25-36. 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 study topic 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.

A Christian Fellowship

LUELLA — Angie Howery will be leading worship services at A Christian Fellowship in Luella this Sunday. Join them for coffee and doughnuts 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.

Children learn Bible verses, play games and have puppet shows in the In Da Zone for Jesus class that meets during the worship service.

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

The church celebrates the Lord’s Supper during worship each week.

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.

Choctaw Creek Cowboy

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

The Bible message this Sunday is entitled "Religious People Stood Against Jesus" based on John 5:16—30.

This Sunday is the First Sunday Chuck Wagon. Bring a dish to share and join them.

The church and friends gather for a Country Gospel Singing at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

You’re invited to these monthly events: 1st Sunday monthly-First Sunday Chuck Wagon lunch after worship. 2nd Wednesday- 6 p.m. Dec. 11 CCCC Country Christmas Party, The Rig in Denison. Wednesdays- 7 p.m. Country Gospel Singing at CCCC. 4th Wednesday- 11 a.m. Music with a message,, Wesley Village Denison, Thursdays-3:30 p.m Gospel Music Concert, Cosper Veterans Home, 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).

This western heritage fellowship meets in the red western-style building on the south side of Hwy. 56 at the east side of Savoy.

Hyde Park Presbyterian

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

Dr. Ron Cunningham will present the sermon titled "Now Is the Time to Wake Up and Take Notice."

There will be a congregational meeting after church this Sunday to elect new elders, followed by a Corporation Meeting to elect new trustees.

The Annual Women’s Circle Christmas Party will be held at 11 a.m. December 9 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 Avenue in Denison. For more information call 903-465-6197.

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 the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.

This Sunday’s lesson is "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced." The Golden Text is Gal. 6:7.

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.

The church is located at 927 W. Sears St. in Denison.

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. and morning worship follows at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Dr. John McGinn will be bringing the message. The evening worship service begins at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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

A covered dish meal will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by the monthly business meeting. Bring your favorite meat, vegetable or dessert. The business meeting, GA’s, Mission Friends and youth activities all start at 6:30 p.m.

Transportation is available to their services by calling the church office at 903-465-6003.

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

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 for all services.

Dinner and The Word is taking a holiday break for the remainder of November and for all of December. Meetings will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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

Trinity’s Game Day meets at 1 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Thursday.

The TOPS group meets at 9 a.m. each Thursday.

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

Lakeway UMC

POTTSBORO — Lakeway United Methodist Church invites you to join them for this season of Advent. Lakeway has worship services each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Allen Snider, pastor, will be offering a Bible study on Sunday and Mondays for two weeks, starting this Sunday at 5 p.m. The study will be called "Methodism in the Christian Tradition," and will include classis understandings of the Christian faith with an explanation of Methodist beliefs and practices.

The last Wednesday Dinner of 2013 will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. You are invited to enjoy entrees such as Thanksgiving pizza, turkey enchiladas, turkey tacos and turkey pepper casserole.

The Lakeway Eleventh Hour Choir will be performing its cantata at various nursing homes, rehab centers and retirement homes in the area.

St. Luke’s Episcopal

DENISON — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has worship services each Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev Donald Perschall officiating.

The service of Holy Eucharist is held at noon Tuesdays.

The DOK will meet at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday in the Lattimore Room.

St. Luke’s Manna Ministries is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Monday-Friday. Anyone who needs food is welcome.

The Men’s Prayer and Study Group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

The Seasoned Senior Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. this Tuesday in the Lattimore Room.

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.

English as a Second Language is held Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.

St. Luke’s Manna Meal is held at 5 p.m. Saturdays in Kohfeldt Hall.

The church is located at 427 W. Woodard St., corner of Woodard and Fannin Ave. Parish office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call 903-465-2630 for more information.

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Jubilee Fellowship

SHERMAN — Jubilee Fellowship Church in Sherman 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 about the church call 903-868-9496 or 903-892-4000.

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 in Sunday School 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 and

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 at 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 and various timely topics. The study meets in the Texoma Room at the Hampton Inn.

The Men’s Fellowship breakfast meets at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Sweetberries Café, 1835 Texoma Parkway in Sherman. Both fellowship meetings are led by Rev. Neale Riffert. For more information call 903-624-2547 or

First Baptist, Sherman

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

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

At 4 p.m. Sunday, they will continue to set up the stage for the church’s annual Christmas Pageant. Volunteers are needed for help with the set up.

The FBC Christmas Pageant will be presented on Dec. 8, 9, and 10, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. A matinee performance will be held on December 8, beginning at 4 p.m.

Upward Registration is still underway. Makeup evaluations will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in the church’s Family life Center. Register online at

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

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. The worship service follows at 10 a.m. and includes singing, praying, taking the Lord’s Supper and giving. They also meet at 5 p.m. Larry Adams will bring the sermon.

The Ladies Class meets at 10 a.m Wednesdays for Bible study. The first Wednesday of each month is dedicated to making quilts, throws, baby blankets and neck pillows to be distributed to various organizations in Grayson County.

A ladies Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. All ladies are encouraged to come and enjoy the food and fellowship.

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 on KXII, My Texoma Cable One Channel 2 at 7 a.m. and on KXII, Channel 12 at 7:30 a.m.

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

Grand Ave. Presbyterian

SHERMAN — Grand Avenue Presbyterian welcomes everyone to worship with them during this Sunday’s 11:30 a.m. service. On this first Sunday of Advent, choir will change to 10 a.m. with Church School at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Lander Bethel will be preaching a message this Sunday titled "Be Ready, Be Awake" from Matt. 24:36-44. Dr. Tom Nuckols will be the co-celebrant and lesson reader of Isaiah 2:1-5 and Romans 13:11-14. After worship, members and friends will join one another for lunch at a nearby restaurant.

On the four Sundays of Advent, Grand Avenue will host an Alternative Gift Market. Alternative gifts do what traditional gifts do — express love, celebrate Christmas and show that you care. Alternative gifts inspire support for humanitarian and environmental causes, both 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. each Sunday through December.

Ladies Dominoes will meet with Sandra Noth at noon Tuesday for fellowship, lunch and games. WYN! for youth and adults will meet at 6 p.m Wednesday. The Pat Nuckols Book Group will provide supper. Youth will have fellowship and Bible study with Sally Kate Humphries, and the adults will discuss Matt. 11:2-11.

Members and friends are getting ready for the 59th year of the Live Nativity Scene to be presented December 15-16. This is 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.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

SHERMAN — The congregation of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church invites the community to worship with them on this First 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.

Call the church for a schedule of daily Masses and Morning and Evening Prayer. Confession is offered at 4:30 p.m Saturday and by appointment.

The community is invited to attend a service of Advent Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.

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. Wednesday.

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

North Park Baptist

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

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

Sunday morning 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. Evening services start at 6 p.m.

Wednesday activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and include adult Bible study, youth activities and Team Kids.

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

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

The church is located at 2605 Rex Cruse Dr. in Sherman. For more information call the church, 903-892-8429 or visit Office hours are 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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

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, will start a new sermon series for Christmas called "Experience Nativity." This Sunday’s message is called "Faith Through the Journey — Holding onto the Promise." Ryan Dickson and the Creek Band lead in worship. Join them this Sunday for a time of celebration.

Sunday evenings during December will be filled with fellowships and service projects. All are welcome to their "Sing for Joy" , the songs of Christmas, to be presented on December 15 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a fellowship after the service, and refreshments will be served.

The church is located at 2501 Sunset St., just a block east of Hyde Park Elementary in Denison. For more information call 903-465-2081 or visit

Sherman Nazarene

SHERMAN — On this first Sunday of Advent, the Sherman Church of the Nazarene invites you to join them for worship at 10 a.m Sunday.

The Seniors Adults meet for Sunday School at 9 a.m. each Sunday with worship to follow at 10 a.m. Children Church classes are held during the service. A class is available for children age 2 to 5 years and another class for those in K-4th grade.

Bible study groups meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for newborns through 2 years.

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), between Hwy. 56 and Washington St. in Sherman. For more information call 903-893-2643.

Serviccos en Espanol: Domingos-2 p.m. Miercoles-6:30 p.m. Pastor: Emeterio Gomez (806) 576-9579.

Red River Unitarian

DENISON — "Yule Find It Here" will be the topic of the Rev. Douglas Morgan Strong’s sermon at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church.

A retired UU minister and a member of the RRUU congregation, Rev. Strong will discuss Christmas traditions, music, and the importance of ritual in a Unitarian context.

Concurrently with worship, Children’s Religious Education will study two of the seven UU principles from the book "Everybody is Important" and will continue an ongoing craft project.

The Adult Forum topic, at 10 a.m. Sunday, is on "Being Good for Nothing" about the relationship of ethics to belief.

The church meets at 515 N. Burnett Ave. in Denison. All are welcome at the church events. A nursery is provided. More information about Unitarian Universalism is at

First Christian, VA

VAN ALSTYNE — The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Van Alstyne invites you to join them for Sunday worship services at 10:50 a.m. Dr. John Stewart’s message this Sunday will be "We Have Peace" based on Luke 2:8-14. On this First Sunday of Advent, the "Hanging of the Greens" service will be held during the service.

Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m followed by the coffee fellowship at 10:30 a.m.

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 contact them by e-mail at or visit

Fairview Baptist

SHERMAN — Jams Moore, pastor, and members of Fairview Baptist Church in Sherman invite you to worship with them each Sunday.

Sunday services start at 8:15 and 11 a.m. with Bible study classes at 9:30 a.m. A fully staffed nursery is provided during the services.

James Moore’s message this Sunday will be "Shepherds of the Flock" based on I Peter 5:1-5.

The Ladies Prayer group will meet at 12 noon Wednesday in Room 205 at the church.

On Wednesdays, they have a meal from 5:30-6:15 p.m in the CFAC. Reservations need to be in by noon Monday. Adults are $6 and children, age 12 and under, $4.

Fairview Baptist, as a ministry, participates with Fairview School to collect Boxtops 4 Education.

Adult Bible study, Team Kids and Student Worship, all meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

The church is located at 222 W. Taylor St. in Sherman.

Park Avenue C of C

DENISON — Everyone is invited to Bible classes at 9 a.m. Sundays followed by a pulpit message led by Todd Catteau at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Basil McClure leads the worship services.

The Park Avenue Wednesdays Suppers (PAWS) are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The meal is followed by Bible classes at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery meets from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the building.

PAK groups meet on Sunday evenings and at other times. Check out their website for up to date information or the groups available.

For more information visit them at or contact the church office, 903-465-1288.

Denison Nazarene

DENISON — This Sunday’s scripture focus at the Denison Church of the Nazarene is Ezekiel 11:17-25.

They have coffee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m., discussion at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m.

"Old Fashioned Sunday Night Church" is at 6 p.m. Tracie Pettigrew is this week’s speaker and Melissa Sue Rice will provide the music.

Join them for prayer Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m.

Join them Sunday Dec. 22 at 6 p.m for "Carols, Candles and Cookies."

The church is located at 2710 W. Crawford in Denison. Rev. Dave Pettigrew is the pastor. For more information find them at or contact them at 903-465-4250.

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.

All children, pre-K-5th grade and their parents, are invited to a Children’s Advent Workshop from12 noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday. They will meet in Henderson Fellowship Hall for pizza, Christmas crafts, hot chocolate and cookies.

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

Friendship UMC

SHERMAN — Friendship United Methodist Church invites everyone to attend their traditional worship service at 11:50 a.m. each Sunday.

The Advent season begins this Sunday and Kathy Brown, pastor, will be bringing the Advent message series "Watching for the Light".

Sunday School classes begin at 9:55 a.m. Child care is available for newborns through age 3. Following the pastor’s children’s message, elementary age children attend Children’s’s Church, time of worship and learning activities.

The church is located at 293 Friendship Road. For more information call 903-892-9450.

Covenant Presbyterian

SHERMAN — Worship at Covenant begins with Church School classes at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Services will begin at 10:50 a.m. with Neill Morgan leading. The scriptures will be Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14 and Matt. 24:36-44. Kelly Reed will be serving as the lay reader.

Monday — Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12 noon Monday-Friday and again at 6 p.m. Professor Richard Davis will be leading a discussion class on the "The Dead Sea Scrolls" at 6 p.m. in the CCC. Tuesday — Depression Support group begins at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday — Wednesday Morning Bible Study group meets at 9:30 a.m. Worship Planning begins at 4 p.m. Thursday — Men’s Discussion, led by Bob Robertson, will meet at 7 a.m. at Grandy’s.

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

Calvary Baptist, Sherman

SHERMAN — Kevin George, pastor, and the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church invites you to be a part of any of their services. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., with worship services at 10:45 a.m and discipleship classes at 6:30 p.m.

AWANA and Bible study for adults begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

During the week, Mom/ Grandmoms In Prayer is at 8:45 a.m. Mondays (call 214-577-3542) for information. Ladies Bibles study (Beth Moore’s "John-The Beloved Disciple" meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. (call 903-892-0198) for info.

The church is located at 421 W. Moore St. in Sherman. You are also invited to visit the church website at

First Presbyterian

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

The scripture readings for the First Sunday of Advent are Isaiah 2:1-5 and Romans 13:11-14.

This Sunday is Communion Sunday. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the local food pantries.

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

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. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Antioch Baptist

BELLS — You are 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." Come experience with Christmas season anew with Elizabeth, Mary and Anna.

Sunday night services are canceled until further notice.

A fellowship breakfast will be held before the morning services at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

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.

Pilgrim Nazarene

SHERMAN — The Pilgrim Nazarene Church welcomes you to worship with them this Sunday. The day begins with Sunday School classes at 9:45 a.m and morning worship at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday evening, the young people meet at 5:30 p.m. followed by children’s activities at 6 p.m. and evening worship at 6:30 p.m.

Bible study, Prayer and Praise begin at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

A nursery is available for each service.

Prayer requests are always welcome. If you need transportation to the services or want to submit a prayer request for the church bulletin call 903-893-8523.

The annual Christmas dinner will be held Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located on Hwy. 56 just 1.5 miles east of Sherman High School. For more information call 903-893-8523.

Price United Methodist

DENISON — The pastor and congregation of Price United Methodist Church invite you to worship with them any time. Sunday School meets at 5 p.m and worship follows at 6 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Greene will be bringing the message. The first Advent candle will be lit and Holy Communion will be celebrated.

The Annual Charge Conference will start at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Game time is Monday at 5 p.m and Friday at 10 a.m.

The Surrender Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Grace Communion-Texoma worship services start at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday. Arnold Clauson is the pastor.

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

Luella First Baptist

LUELLA — Harvey Patterson, pastor, will deliver a message this Sunday morning entitled "How to Recognize God’s Best Blessings in Your Life" from Eph. 1:3. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Luella FBC will have evening worship at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Everyone in Grayson County is welcome.

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

Age-related Bible studies for children, youth and adults meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

They are located at 3162 State Hwy. 11, halfway between Sherman and Tom Bean. For further information on the activities of Luella FBC call the office, 903-893-2252.

Parkside Baptist

DENISON — Parkside’s annual Bethlehem Breakfast will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9-11 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Bed babies through kindergarten, siblings and their parents are invited to breakfast in honor of Baby Jesus. Come share in this special time as Tammy Guttridge shares with the children, "God’s Greatest Gift". Salvador and Shannon Rosas will be Mary and Joseph and baby Juliana Rosas will be Baby Jesus.

Family pictures will be taken in front of the nativity scene. There is no cost for the event. RSVP to or call 903-465-1686 by December 1. This celebration is sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of Parkside.

Sunday morning worship begins at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and Sunday School starts at 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

On Wednesday, Parkside has supper by reservation at 5 p.m. followed by children’s activities, youth worship and Bible study, adult Bibles 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 or visit www.the

Faith Fellowship Bapt.

DENISON — The Faith Fellowship Baptist Church family invites you to join them for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. with Russell Clemons, leading the services. The monthly church conference will take place at 6 p.m. this 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 Wednesday winter schedule includes Acteens at 4:30 p.m., church-wide supper at 5:30 p.m.., followed by RA’s, GAs and Mission Friends, student Bible study and prayer meeting all starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Christmas program "It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. The choir will be presenting the Christmas musical along with drama. There will also be a puppet show and Christmas snacks to enjoy. The public is invited to come and enjoy this free event.

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

Trinity Lighthouse

DENISON —Trinity Lighthouse Church has services each Sunday 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.

The youth will be eating at Panera Bread immediately the 2nd service this Sunday. Each youth is responsible for the cost of their own meal. For info see Arie or Cole Massey.

The monthly fellowship meetings will be held this Tuesday. Ladies will meet at 6:30 p.m. in room #106 and men will meet at 7 p.m. in the gym. Bring a favorite snack to share and enjoy the fun, food and fellowship. Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome.

Plan to attend TLC’s annual Christmas Celebration titled "Mystery of the Ages" to be presented on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m.

The senior adults are invited to meet on the church parking lot on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. 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 foyer. Contact Mary Berry, 316-250-8033, for additional info.

The Pathfinders group has been canceled until the first of the year. James and Sharon McCrory will host Kingdom Builders at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Doretta Lang’s home. Wednesday prayer group will meet at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.

The church is located at 29914 W. Spur 503 in Denison.

Southside Baptist

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.

Missionary Kenny Keck will be speaking during this Sunday’s evening service. Keck will be going to the mission field in Papua, New Guinea.

Saturday night Teens is canceled for Saturday, Nov. 30.

Church visitation is at 7 p.m Tuesdays and prayer meeting/ King’s Kids/ midweek service is at 7 p.m Wednesday.

Sign up now for the Christmas Banquet to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Welcome Center. Each family is asked to bring a desert. Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings will be served. The cost is $1 per adult.

The Adult Christmas Cantata "Hope Has Hands" will be presented during the Sunday morning service on Dec. 15. The Children’s Christmas Program will take place on Sunday night, Dec. 15.

Rev. Keith Taylor is pastor of the church, located at 3500 S. Park Avenue in Denison. Transportation is available to all their services by calling the church, 903-465-3636. Check out other information at

First UMC, Sherman

SHERMAN — On this First Sunday in Advent, join them for the "Hanging of the Greens" ceremony at 8:30 a.m and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. Chris Dowd, pastor, will be preaching a sermon titled "Isaiah ’Twas" based on Isaiah 9:2, 6-7. Holy Communion will be served and is open to all who wish to partake.

Sunday School for adults and children starts at 9:40 a.m. If you would like more information on adult classes, contact Cassie Wade at For information on programs for children, contact Abbey Echols at

The church is located at 401 N. Elm St. in Sherman. For more information call the church office, 903-893-6514 or e-mail

Legacy Bible

DENISON — Legacy Bible Church has worship services each Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m.

This Sunday Doug Greene, family pastor, will continue in the current sermon series "Living Life as a Steward."

Nursery, preschool and children’s church programs are available during both Sunday services. They also offer weekly student ministry for both middle and high school students and college and young adults.

Join them every Thursday in December from 7:30 a.m. until noon for "Legacy Cafe" — a time for coffee, pastries and free Wi-Fi. Try their special of the month, the Snowball.

The Christmas Candle Light Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Join them as they celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Child care will be available for children age 3 and younger.

The church is located on FM 691, between Hwy. 75 and Grayson College. For more information visit them at

Morton St. C of C

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

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

The evangelist is Alex Warnes.

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

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

Georgetown Baptist

POTTSBORO — Georgetown Baptist and Friends will present two performances of "Christmas At Georgetown" on December 8 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre. Chris Lovejoy, music minister at Georgetown and his wife, Lesa will direct nostalgic remembrances of Christmas songs, new music and carols celebrating the true meaning of the season. This show will feature singing and dancing by the Lovejoy extended family, Georgetown Baptist folks and other friends. Bobby Hancock, pastor, and his wife, Lynn will be narrating the show. There is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 for elementary-age children and younger. For more information call the office, 903-786-2233.

The performance dates for this year’s Live Nativity will be Dec. 12, 13 and 14 with a rain date on Sunday, Dec. 15. The journey will begin each night at 6 p.m. and start every 15 minutes. The last journey of each night will begin around 7:45 p.m.

A Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service will be held at 5 p.m Dec. 24. The service will include the singing of familiar Christmas carols, words from Bobby Hancock, the pastor, and Christmas music led by ChrisLovejoy, Minister of Music. Homemade cookies and wassail will be served. All are welcome.

The church is located at 207 Georgetown Road in Pottsboro, 75076.

Greywood Heights

VAN ALSTYNE — Greywood Heights Church of God congregation and Lance and Mary Baker, pastors, invite you to join them for worship services. The Sunday School hour is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship begins 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 meets at 7 p.m. in the chapel.

The Children’s Christmas program will be presented during the 10:30 a.m. service on Dec. 15.

The Church Christmas Party will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Everyone is welcome. There will be games and prizes for all ages. If you would like, you can bring a special dessert to share. All other food will be provided by the church. Invite your friends and join them.

The church is located at 352 Sanford Circle in Van Alstyne. To learn more about the church and ministry, visit