National Day of Prayer in Italy


The National Day of Prayer for 2017 is May 4th. It is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

Texas Baptist Men volunteers help local church

Image: The Wagon Wheel depicts the ministries of Texas Baptist Men.

Central Baptist Church is building a new Family Life Center on the corner of South Ward Street and Travis Street in Italy. The Texas Baptist Men (TBM) Retiree Builders came to town and stayed two weeks to help with the project. An army of men and their wives in 19 campers rolled into town to begin the work. Some of the volunteers commuted daily to help. There were at least 25 builders not including their wives here each day. Several Central members worked along side the volunteers each day.

Sno Cone fundraiser for CBC Youth on Saturday, April 30


Central Baptist Italy Student ministry will be selling sno cones to raise money for summer camp, Saturday April 30th from 2pm to 7pm at the Cornerstone building on 205 Main Street. Cost is $1 for small and $2 for large. Assortment of flavors and add-ins. All donations will be welcome!

Italy Community Easter Sunrise Service

Image: Sunday, March 27, 7 a.m.
Italy Downtown Pavilion

You and your neighbors are invited to bring your families to the Easter Sunrise Community Service to celebrate our glorious Savior’s resurrection at the Italy downtown pavilion. After the service, you are invited to stay for a full Easter breakfast provided by the Mt. Gilead members.

Are You Ready or Nahh? Stage Play by Cynthia Chance

Image: Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary located at 301 Harris Street, Italy, Tx. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.

Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary Cafeteria located at 301 Harris Street, Italy. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.

Central Baptist Church of Italy will sponsor Operation Christmas Child


Girls in Action from Central Baptist Church in Italy will sponsor an Operation Christmas Child with a “Fill the Shoebox” Packing Party on Sunday, November 8, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Bring your bags of items to Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward St., in the Fellowship Center. You can help pack the boxes if you want to!

Happily Ever After?


All of the month of September, Central Baptist Church will be pouring wisdom and clarity and love into marriages. There will be a four-week sermon series, Sunday school series, and evening activity series. I beg you all to be involved in all of the events and to invite people to come to church for this series. I can’t stress this enough. Our marriages all need a time to refocus, whether we are in happy relationships or our marriage is falling apart. Bring your spouse or come alone.

Ladies Retreat – You are invited!


Stagecoach Cowboy Church Ladies’ Ministry would like to cordially invite all women to a Ladies Retreat on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The retreat will be held at the church located at 356 FM 55, Waxahachie.

Senior adult cook-out luncheon: Central Baptist Church, Wednesday, June 24


We invite Italy senior adults to a cookout hamburger lunch at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other seniors. There is no program for this luncheon, just the simple joy of good company. Stay as long as you like. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but come and eat either way. We’ll see you there!

Super Heros of the Bible Vacation Bible School: June 8-11


Stagecoach Cowboy Church will be having their Vacation Bible School on June 8th thru 11th (Monday – Thursday) from 6-8pm each night. Super Heros of the Bible VBS will have food, fun and games for ages 5-11. Children her the age of 5 is welcome with a parent or adult.

Horseless Rodeo for kids 12 & under!


Stagecoach Cowboy Church is planning a Horseless Rodeo on Saturday, April 18th for kids 12 & under at the Stagecoach Cowboy Church Arena. Hot dogs and fixin’s will be served beginning at 5:00pm with the Rodeo beginning at 6:00pm. Meal and Rodeo is Free!

Easter Sunrise Service planned


The Italy community is invited to the annual Italy Ministerial Alliance Easter Sunrise Service Easter Morning, April 5 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Italy Downtown Pavilion.

Men’s Breakfast for the Italy Community


This Sunday, March 29, Central Baptist Church will have a free breakfast for the men and boys of the Italy community. The hearty breakfast will be served in the CBC’s Fellowship Center beginning at 8:00am. There will be a guest speaker as well.