Bible Bee

The Waxahachie-Area Bible Bee will be hosting a local contest on Sept. 12, at Waxahachie Bible Church. 

Interested contestants and their families may find out more about the Bible Bee competition by visiting the Bible Bee Web site www.biblebee.org. 

In order to learn more about this local contest, contestants and their families may call Debbie Sanchez at 972-923-1604, or send an e-mail inquiry to Wax-AreaBibleBee@live.com.

Official enrollment in the Bible Bee has begun, and is handled online at www.biblebee.org. An associated enrollment fee of $20 is collected, which covers the cost of a Bible Bee T-shirt and administrative costs associated with the national contest to be held in Washington, D.C.

Biblical solutions

for life’s problems

Times are tough!

Harvest Hill Church is offering free pastoral counseling to those dealing with life’s problems.

The service is being offered to the community by the church body and staff and no fees or donations will be accepted.

“Our team is here to help and all we ask is you call the church at 972-723-6443 for an appointment,” said a church spokesman.

Harvest Hill Church is located at 1250 Walter Stephenson Road in Midlothian. For more information visit www.harvesthillchurch.org

Habitat for Humanity seeks local volunteers

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian-based organization that has completed several homes in the Ellis County community for people who otherwise would not be able to afford a home of their own.

Habitat for Humanity works every Saturday throughout the year (lunch is provided), and new volunteers are always welcome.

For more information on contributing to Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County, call the local office at 972-937-2797.

CFF seeks churches to pray to cure cancer

Imagine a day when cancer is a thing of the past. Imagine a day when cancer is one of those diseases such as polio that has essentially been eliminated.

That is what members of Christ Family Fellowship Church of Midlothian have been praying for.

Christ Family Fellowship is now taking this request to God and praying for a cure for cancer.

CFF’s slogan for this effort is “Remember to pray at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, pray for a cure.” The slogan is just a trigger to jog the memory and the number 7 was used as a biblical symbol of perfection.

CFF has created a brochure to send to congregations where there is a connection in hope that they can do likewise. As it states in Matthew 18:19 “…I tell you that if two of you on Earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in Heaven.”

Copies of the “Pray for a Cure” brochures may be obtained by calling  Steve Oliver, at (214) 729-2757.

Reconciled to Pray

Reconciled to Pray is seeking to move into a local church.

Visit www.reconciledtopray for a listing of community prayer groups, as well as information on how to start a group at your local church or call Laurie Whitlock  at 214-796-9602.

Game Night at Cowboy Church

The Cowboy Church of Ellis County has Game Night for the seniors 55 or older from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday of every month. There is fellowship, a potluck dinner and games including 42, dominoes, chicken foot, Rummikub and others. Call LaFonda Gentry at 972-938-7544.

Heaven’s Attic thrift 

serving community

Heaven’s Attic is the community’s thrift store with all proceeds from items sold benefitting Manna House.

Heaven’s Attic offers men’s and women’s clothes as well as a limited variety of kids and baby clothes. The store also has nick-nacks for your home and kitchen.

Heaven’s Attic is open from 10 a..m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Heaven’s Attic also accepts clean donated items from the community. Items to be donated should be dropped off during regular business hours. Heaven’s Attic is staffed by volunteers and can be reached by calling 972-775-1992. Heaven’s Attic is located at 212 West Avenue F.

Free pregnancy

testing at WRC

The Women’s Resource Center of Waxahachie offers free pregnancy tests on a regular basis. No appointment is necessary.

Operating hours for the center are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. The center is located at 1204 Ferris Ave., No. E, Waxahachie. Call 972-938-7900 for details.

St. Vincent DePaul Society serving area

St. Vincent DePaul Society is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance in the areas of housing, water, electricity and other.

The society has a food pantry and clothing store, with services provided for free to those who qualify.

A thrift shop helps raise money for the services. The shop is open from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays and Fridays and is located on the property of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call 972-923-9395 for details.

Donations needed

Ellis County Community Achieving Real-life Empowerment Skills, a nonprofit organization, is gathering items for local women and children in need, such as maternity, baby, children and adult clothing and for office space, including, furniture and office equipment.

For more information, call Dalaine Fletcher at 214-773-7191 or Denise Gibbons at 214-773-2761.