Revival at Next Dimension Covenant Church

Next Dimension Covenant Church, 811 Ferris Ave., Waxahachie, will hold its final night of revival with pastor Bishop Cedrick D. Beard at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Next Dimension will celebrate its third anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Special guest will be pastor Edward Libsey and Foundation of Life Church.

For more information, call 972-937-9995 or visit

Senior Coalition to meet

The Senior Coalition will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Central Presbyterian Church, 402 N. College St., Waxahachie. Use rear entrance.

“We invite first timers to our Christian based program where we have fun, food and fellowship. Bring a covered dish to share,” a spokesman said.

For more information, call Kelly Johnson at 214-949-3871.

Bob Will singing family at Spring Creek Baptist

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 972-938-7729 to RSVP or for more information.

Prayer vigil at FHUMC

Is life rough for you these days? Do you have nagging worries, or troublesome thoughts? Are you overjoyed with a recent event and want to thank God in some personal quiet time?  

Ferris Heights United Methodist Church is offering residents of Waxahachie the time and space to do that. The church will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 7, to provide a quiet, private atmosphere to unload your burdens or pray for special needs or joys in your lives.

“You will not be asked to join others or participate in any organized activities; you may pray and meditate at your own pace,” a spokesman said. However, if you wish to have someone pray with you, members of our Care Committee will be present to do that. You don’t have to enroll or make reservations; come and go as you please.”

The church is located at the corner of Brown and Center Streets. For more info, call 972 937-2344.

‘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.

‘Top of the Morning’ luncheon

Christian Women’s Connection of Ellis County, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will host “Top of the Morning” luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednes-day, March 17, at Waxa-hachie Country Club, 1920 W. Business 287, Waxa-hachie.

Mary Marshall of Custom Design Jewelry by Mary Ellen will be featured this month as she assists with “Wearing O’ the Green.”

The speaker will be Jane Thacker presenting “A Bit O’ Wit and Wisdom.” Her theme is “if the shoe fits wear it.”

Cost of the luncheon is $13. RSVP by Sunday, March 14. Vouchers for the nursery are available by asking for them when you make reservations.

For more information or reservations, call 972-937-2807, 972-937-9984 or 817-790-6350.

Waxahachie Care offers


Waxahachie Care is a community food pantry that helps those in need and emergency situations with food, utilities and gas, and also helps the elderly with special needs. The nonprofit agency is located at 609 Kaufman St. in Waxahachie.  The hours of operation are from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Call 972-923-2273 for information.

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.

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.

For information, visit at

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.

Children’s Church at Christ the King

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.

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

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.

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.