June 19, 2018 - White Rock Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 7 West in Center, Texas is holding a Vacation Bible School program on June 25-29 from 6pm-8:30pm.

Join us as we take an underwater adventure. The redeemer is an exciting and interactive learning experience for all children ages 3 to adults.

For more information or to preregister your child, please call Sonya Wilburn - 936-591-0175 or Jessica Dillard - 936-488-0673.

Children can register at the event. We hope to see you there!

June 19, 2018 - We, the members of  the Blount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, cordially invite everyone to our Pastor and Wife Anniversary Celebration Honorees: Pastor Byron Coutee, Jr. and First Lady Larissa Coutee July 8th, 2018 at 3:00pm.

Guest Speaker: Pastor Derrick White of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas

"Keeping the commitment to serve God." ~ Colossians 1:25

June 19, 2018 - Sunday was the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. It was also Father’s Day. It is hard to believe that we are about halfway through this year. Time really does fly by. Our Sunday School class moved out one of the big tables and we all sat around it instead of Ms. Fannie standing behind a podium. Today’s lesson was titled “Jesus Teaches About Justice.” The Pharisees and legal experts came to Jesus complaining that his disciples didn’t follow the purity codes before eating; Jesus dealt handily with them as usual. 

The Gospel Lesson was Mark 4: 26-34, one of Jesus’ Kingdom parables. Jesus describes the Kingdom as similar to the miracle of seeds that grow and produce crops. In that way, raising children is similar. We are not guaranteed that everything will turn out all right, but you do your best and most things work out. Fathers are an important part of the equation in raising children. 

Last week we ventured to Focused Care in Center and had a nice program. Pastor Matt led the singing and shared scripture and prayer with the residents. Minnie played the piano and Ms. Hilda lent her strong voice to our singing. This Tuesday we will head to Holiday Nursing Home.

“Whoever you are, in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess; if you come to this house to find God you are welcome here.” Paxton United Methodist Church is an inviting church that takes to heart the idea of “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is paxtonumc@yahoo.com. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist you can send me your email address to the Paxton email address and I will add you to the list. Godspeed.

June 19, 2018 - DeMontre Palmer, 18-year-old from Houston, will be closing out the youth revival at the House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries this Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3pm. Everyone invited.

June 13, 2018 - House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries pastor and church family are hosting a Youth Revival on June 20-22, Wednesday through Friday at 7:30pm nightly. Special guest speaker for the week is Minister Jerald Shields of Little Zion Baptist Church, Nacogdoches, Texas.

House of Refuge Apostolic Ministries is located at 215 South Church Street, Center, Texas 75935.

June 19, 2018 - Two ways to live; either to live in the Spirit, in Christ Jesus, or, to live in the flesh, to follow the world and God’s will.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:8)

So there you have the options, to either follow God or to follow the devil and his worldly passions, it is a choice every single person has to make in this life.

The manner in which one makes his choice does not matter for the results are the same, one is either, of the Spirit, of God, and receives eternal life in Christ Jesus, or, one is , of the flesh, the devil, and receives damnation and suffering in the lake of fire for eternity. 

I know for the world today, this is hard to accept for we live in a twisted society which does not, cannot accept discipline, or correction for their wrong doings and sins. But, that does not matter to God, for his law, his will, does not change, we either accept him and follow him or we do not. The results of which are repaid in like manner, evil for evil and good for good. 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

For those blessed ones who are living in acceptance of Christ Jesus as Lord the day is blessed.

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and, for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” (Romans 8:2-4)

For those who have refused his offer of eternal life in Christ Jesus there is a much different future.

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Romans 8:6-8)

I ask you today to put away the false teachings of those of the flesh, of the devil. 

I pray that you will no longer believe the lies being told to you by the world but that you will come to acceptance, believing the Word of God, accepting the Lord Jesus as your salvation from the penalties of sin, which is death of the soul, of the spirit.

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:13-14)

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” (Romans 8:16)

What better blessing, what better gift could one receive than to be listed in the Lamb’s Book of Life, being heirs to the throne of God in heaven. Amen… Accept him today, turn from the devil and accept the free gift of life, forever.

June 18, 2018 - Timpson Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting VBS June 25th-29th from 6pm-8pm! We will also serve a meal each night. Please join us for an exciting adventure through the Bible and discover all the places you could go with God!

Timpson Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2142 HWY 59 N, Timpson, Tx.

June 18, 2018 - Center First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School, Bible Heroes, is June 18th through June 21st for grades entering K-5th. VBS is nightly from 6pm until 8pm.

“My hero doesn’t hide behind a mask. He doesn’t need a cape to fly. He’s stronger than the ocean. And bigger than the sky… Jesus Christ: The Only Superhero.”

*A permission slip will need to be filled out on each child on the first night. Please come around 5:30 PM to take care of that.

Center First United Methodist Church is located at 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas.

June 18, 2018 - Pleasant Grove MBC will be celebrating their 4 year Anniversary on Sunday June 24th, 2018. There will be an inflatable water slide along with other activities directly following morning service. Service begins at 11 am and the fun will last for hours! Come worship with us and stay for the celebration. We would love to have you and your family there. For more information, please contact Bro. Josh Crawford at 572-5303.


…..a fervent prayer availeth much….

June 18, 2018 - A little girl spent the night with her friend Susie who lived with her grandmother. As they were saying their prayers that night, Susie prayed so loudly that her friend remarked, “You don’t have to pray so loud! God’s not deaf!” “I know”, she replied, “but Grandma is!”

We know quite a lot about what to pray for. We’re told to pray for each other, our leaders, our friends, our enemies…. We’re told not to babble (Matt. 6:7), “to pray with joy” (Phil. 1:4), “that we may be healed” (James 1:16), “to pray believing”(Matt. 21:22, “to pray constantly” (Acts 1:14)….

But there’s one element in prayer that, if missing, dooms our prayer to failure. Since it’s not the length of prayer, or how loud it is, or how many people hear us…. Then what is it? It’s sincerity. 

June 18, 2018 - Mt. Zion 142nd Church Anniversary Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00pm. Theme: "Moving Forward" Philippians 3:13-14. Special guest speaker is Rev. Gary Suell, pastor of the Mt. Gillion Baptist Church, Center, TX. Rev. Elgena Weaver, Pastor. Kristi McClelland, Program Chairperson.