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Jun. 19—First Christian Church

The church, 401 N. Dixon St., is having in-person worship in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook. Open communion is celebrated each Sunday. Sunday school for all ages starts at 9 a.m.

For more information about First Christian Church, call 940-665-2053, email or visit

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with Jo Brannon as guest minister.

Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

DASH deliveries are at 10 a.m. from Pecan Creek Village on the 26th.

VISTO (Volunteers In Service To Others), the local food bank, could use macaroni & cheese (boxes), spaghetti sauce, rice (1 or 2 pound bags) and beans (1 or 2 pound bags).

The church is at 401 S. Denton St. at Church Street. For more information, leave a message on the church voicemail at 940-665-5153 or email

Gainesville Bible Church

The church, led by Pastor Mark Wascom, begins Sundays with a prayer at 9 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. Children's church is at 10:50 a.m. and bible study is at 7 p.m.

There's a prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Childcare is available for all services.

The church is located at 601 N. Radio Hill Road. For more information call 940-668-2781 or email The church's website is

Valley View Church of Christ

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Ladies' Bible class is expected to resume after Labor Day.

All other services, classes and events at the building have been canceled for the time being.

"In Search of the Lord's Way" program airs Sunday mornings on Sherman and DFW TV stations (KXII 12.3 at 7 a.m., KDFI 27.1 at 7:30 a.m. or KTEN 10.3 at 9 a.m.), on the program's Facebook page and on YouTube. Study sheets can be downloaded from the website,, before the program airs. The website also has archived programs.

For further information or to set up a personal study, call 940-726-7010. The church meets at 202 N. McCubbin St. on the northeast corner of the square in Valley View.

Era Church of Christ

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Visitors are welcome in any of the church's services or events. The church meets at 111 Hargrove St. in Era, just west of the school and on the north side of Farm-to-Market Road 922.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Gainesville is having worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. Worship is livestreamed on Facebook. More information and daily devotionals are posted to the church's Facebook page. The church is praying for the community.

Sunday school for children, youth and adults is starting back. Contact the church office for more information.

Second Time Around Resale, a mission of FUMC, is open for shoppers 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and is accepting donations 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays as well as during operating hours.

Learning Tree Preschool opened registration for the 2021-22 school year on Monday, March 29. The school is looking forward to next year as they celebrate 40 years of growing children in the community.

First United Methodist Church is at 214 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. The phone number is 940-665-3926 and its website is

First Baptist Gainesville

Early First Contemporary service is at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. is the Classic First Traditional service. Both services feature music and fellowship. Sunday school is from 10-11 a.m. The church's sanctuary is at 308 E. Broadway St. The pastor's sermon will be "Unstoppable Faith" from Ps. 71. This sermon will be honoring fathers on their special day.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27, First Baptist Church of Gainesville is presenting its annual "God & Country Celebration."

There will only be one service at 10 a.m. on June 27th and 10 a.m. on July 4th. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. for these two Sundays.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday Shelly Langley leads a ladies' Bible study.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 211 Pastor Jeff Langley continues his Bible study through the book of Genesis.

If you can't make it to church in person, join in on one of the church's streaming videos via Facebook, on or via Suddenlink on Channel 3 Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for Sunday school lessons and 11 a.m. for the sermon. On Thursdays you may watch on Nortex. These run one week behind.

For more information about First Baptist Church, visit the church's website at or call the church office at 940-665-4347.

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