August 21, 2015 - Pastor Byron Coutee Jr. and Blount Chapel Baptist Church will be hosting family and friends day on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 3pm. Guest speaker will be Pastor Terrance Hicks of the Power of the Word Ministries, Nacogdoches, Texas. Everyone is invited in welcome thank you in advance.

August 19, 2015 - Sardis Pentecostal Church presents Rev. Stan Cook this Saturday, August 22 starting at 7pm and Sunday, August 23rd at 10am and 6pm. Come join us for a time of anointed singing and preaching. You will be blessed.

August 12, 2015 - The Center Noon Lions Club would like to welcome everyone to a southern gospel concert on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at the John D. Windham Civic Center in Center with pre-concert music beginning at 6:30pm and the main concerting starting at 7pm.

The featured acts will be The Cavalry Boys, Grounded, and the The Tipps Trio. The concert will be benefitting the Lions Camp for Crippled Children and Children with Diabetes.

August 12, 2015 - Shelbyville United Methodist Church and Short United Methodist Church are excited to welcome Ryan Stratton as their new pastor. Rev Stratton is a newly appointed pastor in the Texas Annual Conference coming from the Central Texas area where he served Buda United Methodist Church as the youth director for four years. Prior to his calling into ministry, Pastor Ryan spent 13 years teaching martial arts in the Austin area.

Ryan has a passion for being involved in the community. The church has a back to school blessing of the backpacks on Sunday, August 23 at 11:00am, all people going to school are invited. This is also a day when we will pray for and offer a blessing to the teachers, school staff and administration for the upcoming school year. Some of the mission and activities the church supports are a prayer blanket ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Women and Shelbyville UMC supports the Shelby County Outreach ministries with volunteers and financially. This is a great time in the life of the church to learn, grow and serve together. Pastor Ryan is thrilled to be part of the ministry here which has been serving this community since 1825 and in the current church building since 1897.

There are bible study times beginning. Tuesday mornings at the men’s breakfast, we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday. Beginning in September, we will be offering a study on the book of Genesis called “Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World.” These studies are open to anyone.

To keep up with events and activities at the church, follow on Facebook at Shelbyville United Methodist Church. Pastor Ryan also has a blog at ryanstrattonblog1.wordpress.com.

Pastor Ryan would like to extend an invitation to join us in worship each Sunday at 9:00am at Short United Methodist and 11:00am for Shelbyville United Methodist. There are also several opportunities for fellowship and mission throughout the year. Feel free to call the church office at any time to learn more. 936.598.7388 and connect with us on Facebook at Shelbyville United Methodist Church.

Pastor Ryan and his wife, Amanda Boyd-Stratton along with their two young children are excited to become involved in the communities of Shelbyville and Short.

August 11, 2015 - House of Refuge will be hosting their annual Homecoming on Sunday, August 16th starting at 3pm with the guest speaker being Pastor Sam Cumby of Fairville, Texas. Lunch will be served.

The revival service will start Wednesday, August 19th through Friday, August 21st. The services will start each night at 7:30 pm.

The nightly speakers will be:

  • Wednesday night - Pastor Steve Standley of New Beginning Church in San Augustine, Texas
  • Thursday night - Pastor Bruce Yarbough of New City of Refuge in Joaquin, Texas
  • Friday night - Apostle W.E. Nash Jr.

August 11, 2015 - House of Refuge will be hosting their annual Homecoming on Sunday, August 16th starting at 3pm with the guest speaker being Pastor Sam Cumby of Fairville, Texas. Lunch will be served.

The revival service will start Wednesday, August 19th through Friday, August 21st. The services will start each night at 7:30 pm.

The nightly speakers will be:

  • Wednesday night - Pastor Steve Standley of New Beginning Church in San Augustine, Texas
  • Thursday night - Pastor Bruce Yarbough of New City of Refuge in Joaquin, Texas
  • Friday night - Apostle W.E. Nash Jr.

August 11, 2015 - The Joaquin First United Methodist Church will host the G-Force vacation bible school starting on August 10th and running through August 14th from 9am to 12pm each day.

The vacation bible school will be offering classes for ages 4 through teens. For more information please call (936) 269-3661. Everyone is invited to come share in the Fun.

August 10, 2015 - Come join the fun! Vacation Bible School at Messiah Baptist Church from August 10 through August 14, 6pm to 8:30pm nightly. See you there!

August 10, 2015 - Inviting all of the the community to come out and participate in the Change 1 Fun Day Volleyball and Kickball Tournament on Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 running from 10am to 2pm at the Abundant Love Church.

Entry into tournament is 3 school supplies per person or 1 large school supply such as a backpack. All school supplies collected will go to surrounding community children in need. *gently used items are accepted*. So come and support The Change 1 Foundation. Helping people, Changing Lives!

August 10, 2015 - Old Home Baptist Church will be hosting the annual Back To School Bash on August 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM. There will be Water Games, Volleyball, Adult Board Games, Food and fun for all ages. Everyone welcome to come join in.

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