Forest Avenue Baptist

Forest Avenue Baptist

SHERMAN — The Forest Avenue Sanctuary Choir will present their Christmas musical "There’s a Song in the Air," during this Sunday’s 10:45 a.m. worship service. The Sunday School hours begins at 9:30 a.m.

A special choir practice is planned for this Saturday at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Members of the choir and church will go Christmas caroling at 4 p.m. on Dec. 22. The gift baskets for the shut-ins, which will be assembled that morning, will be delivered that afternoon. (Please remember to bring your items for the baskets)

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

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

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 — Humility". The scripture readings will be Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and John 1:6-8, 19-28. Join them for adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.

The Sunday afternoon Bible study will not meet this week.

Key Care Mission, a Sherman area community food pantry (The Green House) is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. 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.

Mt. Pleasant Miss. Bapt.

DENISON — The Texoma Regional Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 2401 W. Morton St. in Denison.

A youth fund-raiser, a Chicken Spaghetti Lunch, will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church is located at 2401 W. Morton St. in Denison.

First Presbyterian

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

The choirs of First Presbyterian Church and Grand Avenue Presbyterian Churches will present a Christmas cantata during the worship service.

The choir will go caroling at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by their Christmas party.

The Administration Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday.

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

On Sunday, Dec. 22, following the 11 a.m. worship service, there will be a retirement reception for Jim Hawthorne and his wife Sally. The Session will meet after the reception.

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.

Virginia Point UMC

SAVOY — Virginia Point United Methodist Church invites everyone to the services at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Rev. Louella Williams will be preaching a message entitled "Mary’s Praise" from Luke 1:47-55. This is the third Sunday of Advent. A 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, Dec. 22, along with a Christmas dinner. There will also be a special guest to see the children.

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

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

Country Chapel Bapt.

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

Charles Sneed will bring a sermon this Sunday titled "Comfort of Christmas." The message is from the book of Isaiah 40:1-11.

The worship service will be led by Logan Bartley and Norma Whitehead. Following the worship service, the church will have a Christmas Fellowship.

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.

North Park Baptist

SHERMAN — The staff and congregation of North Park Baptist Church invites 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 start at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. David Murphy, pastor, lead the worship services and Mark Bennett leads the music. The Candlelight Services will be held at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m on Sunday.

The Adult Bible Study and Youth Christmas party will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

For more information call the church, 903-892-8429 or visit them at 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.

Child care for infants through age 3 is provided for most services. For text message updates throughout the week, text Northpark (one word) to 903-821-7000.

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 worship services start 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.

The worship service meets in their new sanctuary. They have 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, 903-921-7006.

Calvary Baptist, Anna

ANNA — Christian musician Kent Arrendell will be sharing a mini-concert of "Christmas Music" during the 11 a.m. worship service this Sunday at Calvary. Arrendell, with more than 25 years of experience in Christian music, is an accomplished soloist and orchestra conductor. He plays both the piano and guitar.

Raymond Horne’s message this Sunday is be titled "The Name Above All Names," based on Isaiah 9:6.

The Calvary Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will be held this Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening service this Sunday as the church family is invited to the pastor’s home for a Christmas fellowship.

Payne Chapel AME

SHERMAN — Payne Chapel AME invites you to join them for their "Come Home for Christmas" Advent series 2013.

During this Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service, the Advent series is entitled "The Holy Highway" based on Isaiah 35:1-10.

The Holiday party and nursing home visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 6-9 p.m.

The Children’s Christmas program "A Christmas to Believe In," will be presented 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.

Price United Methodist

DENISON — The pastor and congregation of Price United Methodist Church invites you to worship with them any time.

Sunday School begins at 5 p.m and worship follows at 6 p.m. The morning services have been discontinued.

Snack foods will be served on Sunday in lieu of the regular third Sunday potluck.

Jimmy Greene, pastor, will bring the message this week. The second and third Advent candles will be lit.

Please bring items for the food basket. The goal is to fill it by Dec. 22 so it can be delivered to the church’s "family."

There will be a children’s time at 5 p.m. December 22 in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. The worship service will follow.

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

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.

Central Christian

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

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

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

You are always welcome to worship with them.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 to prepare Christmas baskets for the shut-ins. Remember to bring individually wrapped items this Sunday to go in the baskets.

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, e-mail or call the church office, 903-893-1529 or Dr. Berrier, 903-357-5691.

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" in Sunday School.

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, 903-624-2547.

Reformed Bible study

SHERMAN — The Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.

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

Calvary Baptist, Sherman

SHERMAN — Kevin George, pastor, and the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church invite you to be a part of the following Christmas programs to be held on Sunday, Dec. 22. "Gather At the Manger" will be presented at 10:45 a.m. and "Christmas in the Kitchen," the children’s program, will be presented at 6:30 p.m.

Discipleship classes, led by the pastor, are normally held each Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Other services include Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and adult Bible study on the "Parables of the Bible" and AWANA at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. If you need transportation to any of the services, contact the church office 903-892-2505.

Previous sermon podcasts are available at the church website

The church is located at 421 W. Moore St. in Sherman.

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 served on the first Sunday of each month.

Pam Holcomb-McLain will bring the message at both services this Sunday, using Isaiah 35:1-10 and Luke 1:46b-55.

The Ministerial Alliance will give away coats and food baskets at 11 a.m. Saturday in the gym.

The Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata "Start at the Manger … Then Go to the Cross," will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

Sunday — The youth will have a party from 5-7 p.m. Sunday in the Youth Lounge, and will then attend the choir cantata. Monday — United Methodist Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Benton Hall. Tuesday — WEE School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanford Center. Wednesday — Grocery distribution is at 5:30 p.m. in the gym.

The church will have three Christmas Eve services — a family-oriented service will start at 5 p.m., and the Candlelight Services will begin at 7 and 11 p.m.

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

Lakeway UMC

POTTSBORO — The ice prevented regular worship last Sunday at many area churches including Lakeway, but the Advent season continues.

Lakeway United Methodist Church has worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Children and youth will be practicing for the Christmas Eve service.

The choir will present their Cantata at both services on December 22.

The youth will enjoy their progressive dinner Christmas celebration this Sunday, Dec. 15. The celebration will begin at the church at 4 p.m. and end at the parsonage with dessert and a gift exchange.

If you have questions about the church, call them at 903-786-2138.

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

Dr. John Stewart will present this Sunday’s message "More Than a Prophet" based on Matt. 11:2-11.

The Children’s Christmas program will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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 or visit them at

Christian Science

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. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

The lesson for Sunday is "God the Preserver of Man." The Golden Text is Numbers 6:24, 25.

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.

Pottsboro C of C

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

Joe Ed Furr, former minister of Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman, will be speaking at the morning and evening services. Furr will also teach the Sunday School Class at 9 a.m.

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 the distributed to various organizations in Grayson County. Joyce Kent teaches the class.

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

The church raised $2,543 to purchase new tennis shoes for the children of the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home.

You are invited to 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.

Red River Unitarian

DENISON — "The Star Didn’t Stop" is the topic of D. Scott Cooper’s Christmas sermon at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church.

A long-time member of First UU Dallas, Cooper is currently in his second year of seminary at Brite Divinity School and lives in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas.

Concurrently with worship service, Children’s Religious Education will read and discuss UU principles three and four from the book "Everybody Is Important" and will continue with an ongoing craft project.

At 10 a.m. the Adult Forum will discuss a portion of "Building Your Own Theology".

RRUU meets at 515 N. Burnett 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

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. Nursery and Children’s Church 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.

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

You are invited to the worship service at the Pecan Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sherman this Sunday at 3 p.m. 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.

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.

The choir cantata "Hope Has Hands" will be presented during this Sunday’s morning service.

The Ladies Tuesday Bible Study will have their Christmas Party at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hospitality Room.

Dress rehearsal for the Children’s program will be held this Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The Christmas banquet, which was canceled because of the bad weather, has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. this Sunday. Each family is asked to bring a dessert. Make sure you have signed up for the banquet at the Welcome Center.

The Children’s Christmas program will be held in the auditorium following the banquet.

Church visitation is held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer meeting, King’s Kids and mid-week service start at 7 p.m Wednesdays.

Transportation is available to all services by calling the church, 903-465-3636. Check out other information at

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

Friendship UMC

SHERMAN — This Sunday’s scripture at Friendship United Methodist Church is "You each have gifts to use for the church," based on Eph. 4:12.

Sunday School begins at 9:50 a.m. followed by the worship service at 10:50 a.m.

This Sunday retired pastor Tom Fife will be leading the 3rd Sunday of Advent Service.

The Choir Cantata will be presented on Dec. 22. A Christmas Chinese exchange party will be held immediately after the Cantata service. They will be serving finger foods and soft drinks. Bring your favorite finger foods to share.

Park Ave. 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. Basil McClure leads the worship service.

Join them for Bible classes at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Park Avenue Wednesday Suppers are taking a break over the holidays and will resume in the new year.

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

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

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

Hyde Park Presbyterian

DENISON — You are invited to attend the worship services at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. this Sunday.

Dr. Ron Cunningham will present the sermon, with Hal Hargis as the worship leader and Cristian Soltero providing the musical accompaniment.

There will be a Session Meeting at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the home of Ron and Cherry Cunningham.

The Women’s Circle Christmas party has been rescheduled to 11 a.m. this 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 Avenue in Denison. For more information call 903-465-6197.

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

Alex Warnes is the evangelist.

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

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

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.

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

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

AA meetings are held at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 306 N. Fannin. For more information call the office, 903-465-2630.

St. Luke’s School Christmas Play will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.

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

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 Avenue. Parish office hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. For more information call 903-465-2630. Visit them at