Bob Wills singing family to minister at Spring Creek Baptist Church

Spring Creek Baptist Church invites everyone to be special guests at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, to enjoy the music and ministry of the Bob Wills singing family.

The family has been singing gospel music since 1976.

“We invite everyone to stay and eat dinner with us at noon and the Bob Wills singing family will give a concert at 1 p.m.,” a spokesman said.

Call 97-938-7729 to RSVP or for more information.

Black history program at Samaria Baptist  Church

“Remembering the past as we look to the future” is the theme for the annual black history program at Samaria Baptist Church, 508 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Waxahachie.

The program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21.

“Come and enjoy this spiritual service featuring talented individuals from the community and the metroplex,” a spokesman said.

Revival at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene

Evangelist Gary Haines will be speaker and singer at a revival being held at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene. 

Haines was a renowned nightclub singer and entertainer before he gave his heart and life to Jesus in 1972. He is a full time preaching, singing evangelist and is in great demand throughout the United States and Canada. 

The revival will run from Sunday, Feb. 21 through Wednesday, Feb. 24. 

The Sunday revival times are 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The revival time for Monday through Wednesday is 7 p.m. 

The church is located at 2420 Brown Street in Waxahachie. 

“Come hear Gary Haines and let God revive your heart,” a spokesman said.

‘You Too Can Soar’ at DeSoto Library

March is Women’s History Month.  Phyllis J. Bedford, author of “A Personal Journey ‘Finding Wings with Shattered Pieces,’” will offer a free five-week “You Too Can Soar” series to help women become managers of their lives, giving them tools to connect with their inner power to manage change and loss.

The series will be held from noon-12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 2-30, at the DeSoto Public Library, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd., in the DeSoto Town Center Complex.

To register, call the DeSoto Public Library information desk at 972-230-9661.

Ellis County singers

Ellis County Singers meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the choir room at First Baptist Church in Waxahachie. 

“Come join this energetic and encouraging group of Christians who enjoy music and have a heart to minister to the community,” a spokesman said.

For information, call Terry Bensmiller at 972-938-1940.

Wesleyan theology

A study of Methodist heritage with Jon Bailey will begin Wednesday, March 31, and will take six weeks.

The class will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in meeting room 122 of First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave.

Celebrate Recovery meets at First Assembly

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone struggling with any hurt, habit or hang-up.

The group meets at 7 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God in Waxahachie, 701 W. 287 bypass. For more information, call 214-399-7153.

Contemporary service at Christ the King Lutheran

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 301 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass in Waxahachie, offers a contemporary worship service at 7:15 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call the church at 972-938-1633.

Biblical solutions for life’s problems

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.

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Children’s Church

Christ the King Lutheran Church offers Children’s Church for ages 18 months to 8 years during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children are dismissed to the fellowship hall to participate in stories and activities that  deliver the message in a unique way.

Game Night

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.

For more information, call LaFonda Gentry at 972-938-7544 or Barbara Jones at 972-842-8105.

Hidden Miracles Children’s Church

Hidden Miracles offers a special needs class during second service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cowboy Church of Ellis County.

“This is a great opportunity to come and enjoy service while children have fun in a safe environment,” a spokesman said.

For more information, call 972-937-6255.

Cowboy Church of Ennis

The Cowboy Church of Ennis has arena barrel practice at 7 p.m. every Monday, youth group for grades 7-12 and pre-teen group for grades 3-6 at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Men’s Round Table Bible study and topical discussion at 7 p.m. every Monday, men’s breakfast at the Ranch House Café at 7 a.m. every Thursday, team roping practice at 7 p.m. every Thursday and ladies’ Bible study at 6 p.m. every Sunday.

St. Vincent DePaul Society

St. Vincent DePaul Society is a nonprofit organization that serves the less fortunate by providing 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 Thursday-Saturday and is located on the property of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

For more information, call 972-923-9395.

Ombudsmen needed

The Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas Ombudsman Program has an immediate need for volunteers to help elderly and disabled residents throughout Ellis County.

Volunteer ombudsmen advocate for the rights of residents in nursing and assisted living facilities. Volunteers also help identify and resolve complaints for, or on behalf of, residents or their families. 

For more information, call Lisa Walker at 800-272-3921, ext. 1172, or e-mail Pat Borgfeldt at

Volunteers needed

The Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center is seeking volunteers to serve as family greeters for the center. The family greeter volunteer will assist the center’s forensic interviewer in greeting each family. Each volunteer must complete a required volunteer application and background check. For additional information and questions, contact 972-937-1870.

Food and clothes closet

The food and clothes closet of the Lee Turner Ministries Life of Victory Global Outreach Center Inc. is open from 9-11 a.m. Monday-Thursday and from 3-5 p.m. Friday. The center is located at 1521 E. Main St.; the telephone is 972-937-0323.

For additional information, call 972-938-9013 or 972-937-8345.

Volunteers needed

Family First Hospice is calling for volunteers in the areas of Ovilla, Red Oak, DeSoto, Duncanville, South Dallas, Ferris, Ennis, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Venus, Kaufman, Corsicana, Blooming Grove and Cedar Hill.

Volunteers offer a variety of services including sitting with patients while a caregiver is out of the house or running errands for patients or caregivers. First Family Hospice needs men, women and teens who can speak English and Spanish.

For more information, contact Margie Norum at 972-878-2273.


to Pray

Reconciled to Pray is moving to a local church. Visit for a listing of community prayer groups, as well as information on how to start a group at local churches. For additional information, call Laurie Whitlock at 214-796-9602.