150 Years to Celebrate, 150 Ways to Serve

November 6, 2015 - The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Center will commence a year-long celebration “150 Years to Celebrate, 150 Ways to Serve” in honor of their sesquicentennial anniversary beginning in January 2016. According to church records, FUMC was organized during the early part of the year 1866. The FUMC Anniversary Steering Committee announces a series of worship services and events to be held throughout 2016 to commemorate our church’s historic milestone including:

Sunday, January 31, 2016: 5th Sunday Worship Service & Lunch – Rev. Keefe Cropper delivering the sermon.
Sunday, April 24, 2016: Worship Service & Lunch – Rev. Carol Clifford Turner delivering the message.
Sunday, July 31, 2016: 5th Sunday Worship Service & Lunch – Dr. Wesley Welborn delivering the sermon.
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 2016: Celebration Weekend – Saturday will be a day of celebration with lunch at the church for members and former members. Sunday’s worship service will be delivered by Dr. Jerry Neff.

In addition, the FUMC Anniversary Steering Committee is requesting any vintage church photos from your family’s photograph albums, including the church building, weddings, Sunday School, choir, MYF, and other church-related holidays and events held at the First United Methodist Church in Center, Texas. Photographs can be scanned by Larry Hume at Chief Imaging located at 614 Tenaha Street, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or emailed directly to fumccenter@sbcglobal.net with the subject line “FUMC 150th Anniversary Celebration – Calendar 2016.” Please include your contact name, phone number, the year the photo was taken and any names of people shown in the photographs. The FUMC photograph collection deadline has been extended through Friday, November 13, 2015.

More information regarding FUMC’s 150th anniversary celebration will be announced as details become available. If you have any questions regarding the anniversary celebration, please contact Rev. Karen Jones at FUMC (936) 598-2707.

November 5, 2015 - The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. The guest speaker this month will be Mr. David Swanzy. He will speak to us about the Elusive Historical Facts that enhance Shelby County traditional history. Everyone is invited to attend.

First Baptist Church, Center, Texas
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

November 6, 2015 - Keron Jackson is an outstanding singer with an unusual background, a man with a voice as big as his personality.  Of course, you’d have to either hear him or know him for that to make much sense.  Jackson is a gifted musician who has dedicated his life to serving God through his gifts and talents.

Through his vocal gift, Jackson has been transported to opera houses, national singing competitions, schools, and churches throughout the United States.  He has a powerful bass-baritone voice and a charisma that flavors his performances from opera and musical theater to spirituals, pop music, and gospel. Keron has performed the National Anthem at political events, including opening for Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.  He mixes his God-given gift of song with a powerful personal testimony of God’s grace in venues such as The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Baylor University Bible Conferences, Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas and the Baptist General Convention of Texas Annual meetings in 2010 and 2012.

Jackson’s life experiences have greatly influenced his career.  He found himself homeless and helpless but God placed people in his life who loved him unconditionally, taught him about God’s grace, and encouraged him to use his talents to sing for God’s glory. With their help, he enrolled in Panola College in East Texas and later transferred to Baylor University as a music major.
“God has given me a voice to sing,” he says.  “I understand that it is a gift to be able to sing, and I’m thankful for it.”

There will be no charge for the concert, but a love offering will be taken to support Keron’s ministry.

November 5, 2015 - First Baptist Church of Center will present a Concert of Thanksgiving and Christmas Praise featuring Keron Jackson on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6pm.

November 5, 2015 - We the members of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Center will be celebrating our Annual Choir Anniversary on Sunday, November 15th at 2:30pm with special guest Rev. Ronderick Kirkendoll. Rev Kirkendoll is pastor at St. Luke Baptist Church of Logansport LA. We are asking all to come and fellowship with us as we uplift our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For more information please contact Sis Nita Dodd - President, Sis. Sandrel Slaughter - Youth President, Sis. Denetra Slaughter - Vice President. The address is 2308 CR 2050 Center, TX.

November 3, 2015 - Open Door Baptist Worship Center and Pastor Alvin Davis will be hosting a Men’s Day Program on November 15, 2015 at 3pm. Everyone is invited to come and share with us at our Men’s Day Program. Special Guest will be Pastor Charleston Johnson and the First Smyrna Baptist Church, Timpson, TX

Open Door Baptist Worship Center is located at 900 Cotton Ford Road, Center, Texas.

November 2, 2015 - Please join us at Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God in Christ 908 Daniels St. Center, Texas on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3pm for Our Pastor, Bishop Howard Cloudy, Sr. and 1st Lady Barbara Cloudy's, 24th Pastor & Wife Anniversary, special guest Pastor Marlin Cloudy and the Abundant Love Ministries family.

For details please contact LaTreaser Cartwright, Youth Director at 936-590-1201.

October 30, 2015 - Fall Outreach Revival services will begin Wednesday, November 4th through Friday, November 6th starting at 6:30pm nightly. Dinner will follow each service with Bro. J.C. Lewis bringing the messages. Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church is located at 140 CR 3569, Joaquin, Texas 75954

October 28, 2015 - Shelbyville and Short United Methodist churches invite you to join us for a special worship service. This coming Sunday, November 1 is “All Saints Day.” This is a special day we take time to give God glory for the people, who have gone to the Kingdom Eternal, who have made an important impact on our lives.

We all have had people who have helped us grow mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally. God has given us these people to guide us in life. We give God glory for the presence and the impact they had on us. There will be time during the worship service, we will honor God by reading names and people speaking names of those who have passed away.

9:00am - Short United Methodist Church
11:00am - Shelbyville United Methodist Church (live stream available)

October 27, 2015 - First United Methodist Church in Center, TX invites you to their fun filled fall festival! The festival will take place at the church on Wednesday, October 28th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The festival is directed towards the youth of the community, from grades Pre-K to 5th. There will be tons of fun, games and prizes!