The Duncan Banner

October 28, 2012

Area church briefs


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — First United Methodist Church

5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday is the annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Fun Festival, in the south parking lot and the FUMCenter.



Church Women United of Duncan

The Church Women of Duncan will celebrate World Community Day 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the First United Methodist Church, 2300 Country Club Rd., in the north wing of the building. There is a large parking lot by the north entrance facing the Magnolia Apartments. There is no connecting drive between the church and the apartments. Hostesses for the event will be the Methodist Women of the church. This year’s theme is “The Sights and Sounds of Harmony as we Abide in the Community Together.” In this study they hope to learn how to abide in their own community with diverse faith groups. World Community Day is celebrated by Christian women and is a volunteer movement initiated by women in the United States and Puerto Rico. It brings together women of diverse cultures, races and traditions in close Christian fellowship.



Parkview Baptist Church

Noonday bible study will be Wednesday, with a continuation on relationships focusing on Godly relationships titled “If you are happy and you know it, share your faith.” Annual Trunk or Treat at the church is Wednesday. For information, call 580-255-5525.



City Heights Baptist Church

Singing celebration is 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at City Heights Baptist Church. Special service will be led by Bill Greer and feature George Hopkins guitarist, Brenda Petty and June Ward. Event is open to all. The church is located at 401 S.12th.



First Baptist Church, Comanche

Toby Walker is interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Comanche. Afternoon and evening activities on Sunday include choir practice at 4:30, youth programs at 5 and evening worship at 6. Loops of Love group, for women working on knit and crochet projects, meet at 3 p.m. Tuesdays in the Ruth classroom. The church will participate in downtown Comanche’s Halloween celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. At 6:30, youngsters and teens will find learning, fellowship and service opportunities with Teamkids and youth Bible study, while adults meet in the auditorium for Wednesday’s prayer service. For more information, call the church at 580-439-5335.



West Side Christian Church

Terry Schlein is pastor. The choir will meet for rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Birthday Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Vineyard Tea Room in the Canterbury Cottage. For information, call the church at 580-255-2825.



Immanuel Baptist Church

Adults and teens met for a joint service in the Worship Center and were able to preview the long awaited and worked on Judgment House. The Judgment House is a special church-wide project envisioned by high school student Matt Crook. As he spoke months ago to the church about his dream of serving the community in this way, teens and adults jumped on board helping with stage sets, learning lines and becoming actors and actresses for the special program. The performances began Thursday and will continue 6 to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 28. Churches in Duncan and its surrounding areas are invited to make plans to bring their teen youth groups and adults to walk through “The Judgment House.”

The annual “Trunk O’ Treats” event is Wednesday and open to all church members and neighborhood children. Cars with decorated trunks filled with treats will be in the church parking lot, to give to the children who come to this event. The church is located one block north of the East Main St. Love’s on Second St.

Free hot dogs will be served that evening in the parking lot while the church treats the children with candy from their car trunks. Choir will meet at 7:30 p.m. following “Trunk O’ Treats.”

Some church members will be working with Abba’s Hands and Hannah’s Hands. Others will be working in a ministry to help the needy with food while giving them an opportunity to work and learn skills to help them with employment. There were many other ministries members had a chance to choose from a wide variety of service projects from filling Christmas shoe boxes to filling car trunks with candy.

Immanuel is collecting gloves and warm caps for the Woodrow Wilson Hornets. The school is in the IBC area and has been “adopted” by the church.

Nov. 10 is an opportunity for area people to support the mission efforts of Immanuel. The ROAR (Reach Out And Run) 5K and 1 mile fun run will be at Halliburton Stadium. One of the events this run supports will be a trip to Ethiopia to assist an orphanage that was recently ravaged by local flooding. For information, call 580-255-0467.

Music minister Brian Holland is leading choir members as they prepare for an exciting Christmas program to be performed in December by the choir. Anyone can join in this event.

Oct. 24 was the Preschool Fall Fest, led by preschool minister, Mandy Robbins. Games, crafts, corndogs, cookies and lots of fun were had by all the younger children that evening accompanied by their parents. While the Fall Fest was taking place, the older children had activities going on that were supervised by Children’s Ministers Barb Spradlin and Kaley Neal.



True Gospel Tabernacle

The church is located at 301 S. First St. Duncan, the pastor is Suff. Bishop Sherman P. Tyler Sr. They start their Sunday with prayer led by their pastor, followed by Sunday school for all ages. If you need free transportation to any service or assistance call 580-467-2555 or 580-252-7283.



First Baptist Church Duncan

Dr. Bryan Pain is pastor at FBC. It will conduct its annual Fall Fest 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at 901 W. Ash in the Family Life Center and parking lots. Candy, games, hot dogs, inflatables, and a display of emergency vehicles and their personnel will be on hand.

“Trunk or Treat” activities will be Wednesday Oct. 31 in the FBC parking lots. “Trick or Treaters” are encouraged to come by and see all the decorated car trunks and candy will be handed out.

FBC is collecting gently used coats, hats, and mittens for a winter coat drive to keep a child or teen warm this winter. Drop off boxes are in the church welcome center or call Morgan Collier at 580-606-0957 to pick them up. For information call the church office at 252-5885.



Highland Park Baptist Church

Bro. Jerry Couch will deliver the message “The Man of Lawlessness” with Scripture reference from 2 Thessalonians 2:1 during the evening service. Eleanor Couch will provide music for the evening service. Bro. Jerry will continue the study of Philippians at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for children and teens will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.



All Saints’ Episcopal Church

All Saints’ “Trunk or Treat” will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. This will be in the church parking lot. There will be fun, games and treats for the kids.

Tuesday Noon Bible Study is studying the Letter of James. On Sunday, Mr. Charles Coulter will be the guest preacher this week.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, there will be a special service for All Hallows’ Eve in the Chapel. All Saints’ Episcopal Church is located at 809 W. Cedar Ave.



Grace Baptist

Pastor John Croy will be bringing the message in evening services. Adults Discipleship Training class is 5 p.m. Sunday. GBC will be handing out candy to trick or treaters from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Brother Croy will lead the 7 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study, and prayer meeting. The Men and Boys monthly Prayer Breakfast will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 3.



First Christian Church

The Rev. Arnold Nelson keeps the activity calendar busy at FCC.

At the Well, 913 W. Main, middle school and high school youth will meet at 3:30 p.m. to pick up bags for “Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat.” This week’s Wonderful Wednesdays includes: LOGOS at 4 p.m., All-Church Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Gathering Hall, Trunk or Treat in the parking lot behind the church at 5:30 p.m., Handbell Choir rehearsal at 6 p.m., Book Study, Walter Scott – A 19th-Century Evangelical, led by Arnold Nelson at 6:30 p.m. and Chancel Choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 2.

“World Community Day” will be held at First United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Church Women United. The free meal at the Well will be held at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 will be the Men’s Breakfast, it will be held in the Gathering Hall at 8 a.m.



Lakeside Baptist

Lakeside Baptist will be hosting “Trunk or Treat” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31. There will be candy, hot-dogs, chips, tea and Kool-aid. Everyone can wear friendly costumes.



Gospel Beams Church

Rev. F. Ray Ledbetter and the people of the Gospel Beams Church are celebrating its 60th annual Homecoming Celebration Sunday. Rev. Bobby and Karen Scott of Lighthouse Church in Burkburnett, Texas, will be ministering for the morning services. An all-church luncheon will follow and evening services will be dismissed. Open to the community. For more information call 580-255-8031.



Gospel Tabernacle Church

Gospel Tabernacle Church, located halfway between Marlow and Rush Springs, will be hosting a gospel singing 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. A covered dish fellowship will follow the singing. This will be the second such event hosted this year by the church, the first having had representatives from at least five churches. This is intended to be an interdenominational event. Anyone who loves to sing gospel music, play an instrument or sit back and enjoy is welcome to come and participate. There will be a sign-up sheet for those who want to sing and ample space for musicians who want to bring their instruments. Recorded accompaniment is also an option for those who prefer to bring their own tapes or CDs. Jim Barton will be the master of ceremonies for this event. He or his wife, Peggy, can be reached at 580-512-5804 or 580-658-3652.



NewLife Church

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday is the Family Fall Festival, inside the Chisholm Mall. Come and join for a night of family fun, games, candy and prizes.



Open Heaven Church

Open Heaven Church has begun its ministry crusade, with evangelists traveling in from around the United States and Canada. Its first day was Saturday. The next one is Nov. 3, with evangelists Arthur and Freddie Gibson ministering. Arthur has a powerful testimony of deliverance from prison and what God can do when you surrender to him. Nov. 10, prophetess Karla Craft will minister in word and power in Christ. These next few weekends will be life changing. Bring the lost, the hurting, the sick and those in need. Located at 1302 S. Ninth in Duncan.



Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene

Heritage Oaks Church of the Nazarene will be hosting its Treasure Village 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with games and hay rides for all ages. There will be door prizes and a grand prize of an iPad. There is no cost to participate in this event. Sept. 30, was the “Something Better” kickoff in which all participants started off with a single paper clip and have been going through the community trying to trade it for “Something Better.” People have turned their paperclips into things such as laptops, TV’s, and even a 99 Harley Davidson. All of the items collected from this campaign will be displayed for the silent auction during Treasure Village. Proceeds from the auction will go towards child sponsorship. The goal is to raise $7,500. For more information call the church at 580-255-2869.



First Baptist Church of the Countyline

The First Baptist Church of the Countyline will be hosting its first annual community cookout 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be hamburgers and hot-dogs; eating will be from 5 to 6. Music and games will be from 6 to 7.



New Hope Baptist Church West

“Friend Day” Revival will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with guest speaker Robert Smith. Smith will bring the “Friend Day” Revival message at 10 a.m. Sunday. He specializes in youth culture. His goal is to inform adults and parents about the culture their children are growing up in. He believes it is important for adults to know how to relate to this generation of teens and be able to teach them God’s standard on today’s difficult issues. He will bring the evening message. On Wednesday night there will be prayer time at 5:30 p.m. and Sanctuary Bible study at 6 p.m. If you need a ride to church or have any questions call 580-252-3899.



Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The “God For Us’ class, for those wanting to know more about the Lutheran faith, is offered at noon on Tuesdays. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Country Club and Plato roads. For more information call 580-255-3267.