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New Prospect Baptist hosts appreciation service
New Prospect Baptist Church will host its sixth appreciation service for the Rev. and Mrs. Charles A. Cummings on July 10. All area pastors and churches are invited to attend. Pre-appreciation service speaker, at 10:30 a.m., will be the Rev, James Horton, associate minister of Cooper Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth; appreciation service speaker at 3 p.m. will be the Rev. W.D. Brown, pastor of Carter Chapel Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Blount Chapel Baptist Church of Rusk.
St. Paul Baptist plans women’s ministry program
The women’s ministry of St. Paul Baptist Church, 558 N. Main, in Jacksonville, will present “100 Women in White” at 3 p.m. July 17. Featured speaker will be Minister Margo Bates. Come be a part of a powerful coalition of women uniting together for strength, encouragement, edification and enlightening spiritual growth. No matter your age, economic or social status, or your ethnic background, this gathering will be an awesome experience. Come hear what God has to say to us. Don’t miss your opportunity to be blessed and be a blessing. To schedule transportation via the church van, call the church or Bro. WM. Tilley at 903-586-3768.
Ponta Baptist sets VBS
Vacation Bible school will begin at Ponta Baptist Church, Hwys. 110 and 204, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 23. Bring your Bandanas and dust off your boots because we are searching for the truth. For more information call Amy Derrington 903-683-5916
St. Paul Baptist Church needs musician
St. Paul, located at 558 N. Main in Jacksonville, is looking for a musician to enhance the praise and worship service. Interested applicants can contact the church at 903-586-6006 or 903-586-3245.
River of Life certified to train veterans
River of Life School of Ministry is certified to train veterans. Veterans may recieve their GI benefits for financial aid. We are able to train our soldiers for a whole new and different spiritual battle. Please call 903-683-3132 for more information on how to use your GI Bill benefits.
Central Baptist offers divorce recovery seminar
DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group meets at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville each Monday at 7 p.m. Child care is provided through 6th grade. The church is located at 1909 East Rusk St. DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “Depression,” “New Relationships,” “Kid Care,” and “Forgiveness.” The companion group, DivorceCare4Kids, for children of divorce ages K-6th grade will also meet at the same time. DC4K helps these children deal with similar issues through an age related curriculum that helps them understand that divorce is a grown-up problem that is never their fault. For more information or to register, call Central Baptist Church at 903-586-2215.
Break Free Recovery held
Woodland Heights Baptist Church will host Break Free Recovery, a 12 step Christ-centered program for those who are suffering from hurts, habits or hangups. The program will meet at 6 p.m. every Tuesday evening. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and meetings begin at 6 p.m. The church is located at 273 Hwy. 204 in Jacksonville. For more information, call the church at 903-586-6019 or call Bernie Hutson at 903-714-9540, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John’s UMC seniors hold fellowship time
The St. John’s United Methodist Church seniors hold a fellowship group at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Games, dominos, etc., and a light meal are included in the activities. All are welcome to come for the free fun and fellowship at Terrific Tuesday.
Mah Jongg lessons offered
The J'ville Mah Jongg Club plays every Monday at 11:00 am at St. John's Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall (round back). We would love to teach you. Please come by or call Judith at 903-571-9050.
Eagle’s Nest youth center hours
The Eagle’s Nest Christian youth center is open for Jacksonville youth from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The center is at the corner of Nacogdoches and Ragsdale streets in Jacksonville. Call operator Larry McGlade, 903-539-1996, for more information or to donate to the center.
Cove Springs UMC potluck
Join us at our 11:00 AM service to enjoy fellowship and a potluck lunch immediately following at noon the second Sunday of each month. Cove Springs UMC is located on CR 3406 off HWY 175, five miles West of Jacksonville.903-477-8803
Healing Room offered
River of Life Christian Church in Rusk has recently opened a Healing Room in which they offer prayer free of charge to anyone in need of healing. If you would like to come for prayer, the Healing Room is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday though Thursday or by appointment. Call 903-683-3132 for details.
Our Lady of Sorrows offers tax preparation help
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church is sponsoring training to help you learn how to prepare EZ tax forms for low income, elderly or the disabled. IRS will send in trainers and provide access to on-line training, to help you learn to prepare EZ tax forms for others or for yourself. The training is free. You can help your neighbors prepare and file their tax. If you make a mistake, relax, you are not liable for mistakes. This is a great opportunity for college and high school students, retirees and others willing to help our neighbors. Please see or call Fr. Mark at 903-258-3911 or 903-586-4538, for more information. Time is essential. The tax season is not far away and the training is important.
Ministerial Alliance meets
The Ministerial Alliance provides an opportunity for the leaders of local churches to meet for prayer, fellowship and planning. All pastors are welcomed. This is a great chance to meet and hear the concerns and needs people face as well as the many ways God blesses them in the community. If anyone has questions, they can call Jackie Spraggins at 903-625-0924. Please forward your e-mail to: email@example.com.
Eagle Scout wants community support
Dustin Simmons, a Jacksonville boyscout is looking to finish his eagle scout project, a prayer garden on the campus of Jacksonville College. The prayer garden is encompassed with personalized bricks which have a etched and sealed area with personalized text. These bricks are to remember or honor a family member, a child, a friend or yourself. Bricks are $35 and can have 45 characters engraved. While the project is underway the bricks are significantly discounted, after the project is completed brick prices may go as high as $100. Donations are accepted. For more information call 903-586-2850.