The youth of First Baptist Church of Italy were given the opportunity for “hands on” missions last week during their annual camp. For the first time, instead of going to another location out of town, the camp was held at the church here in Italy. This year’s theme was “Do Something.”
“Facing fear, trusting God!,” is the theme of this years Vacation Bible School to be held at the Central Baptist Church at 113 S. Ward Street, Italy. VBS will start on Monday June 24th through June 28 from 9:00am to noon each day.
Mt. Zion AME Church is planning Revivals every third Thursday of the month. The date for the May Revival will be Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00pm.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance has a new location for their Italy Food Pantry. They are now located at 405 W. Moseley, Suite #4, Italy.
It was a bittersweet Sunday for members of Central Baptist Church in Italy as member of the Italy High School class of 1968 presented its last Kayrene Uehlinger Scholarship.
“We are Easter people!” said Pastor Bill Morgan from Family Fellowship Church. Committed people of Italy representing different churches came together Sunday to celebrate the Easter morning at sunrise—beautiful, moving and quite untraditional.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance (IMA) invites everyone to the Easter sunrise service on Sunday, March 31st. The service will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. at the downtown pavilion.
The Mt. Zion AME Church, at 733 Hardeman Street, Italy, welcomes everyone to their “Old Time Revival” scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcomed to join for singing and praising!
On Saturday, March 2, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church hosted its Entrance Ceremony. The church has opened its new doors and sanctuary and is ready for the business at hand. In the Bible, Mt. Gilead was the region east of the Jordan River and took a prominent place in the history of the Bible. (Gen. 31:25) It was considered a rugged mountain.
After much prayer and persistence, we are peacock proud, hyena happy, and elephant elated to announce the entrance service for our new sanctuary. Please join us as we celebrate what the Lord is doing at Mt. Gilead MBC!
First Baptist Church of Milford is hosting a marriage enrichment study. It is a two part study that will begin on Friday evening, February 22, and will conclude Saturday, February 23.
Once again Central Baptist Church is having its monthly Primetimers Lunch this Wednesday, February 6, 12:00 p.m. with soup and cornbread and don’t forget the dessert!
Frost United Methodist Church to begin an addiction recovery ministry on Wednesday evenings.
The holidays have arrived in Italy. The kick off was a community wide Thanksgiving feast held at the Italy High School dome. The whole city was invited to participate in a non-denominational church service, BBQ and all the fixins, activities for the children and fellowship.
Fellowship 5 sends out a community wide invitation to all for their First Annual Formal Winter Banquet. The elegant evening of dining and entertainment will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Red Oak Civic Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway in Red Oak.
Central Baptist Church has scheduled its annual Fall Round Up for Sunday, Oct. 21.
Joseph Barrett, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Italy, wears many hats. He is a pastor, a teacher, a comforter, a leader, a supporter, a blogger, a musician, a motivator, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend and now an author.
Local residents, Sam Nance and Clay Riddle, were recognized at Texas Royal Ambassadors and Challengers Mission Rally this past Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Back in 2009 the Milford Titus Women celebrated their one year anniversary and with gladness and happiness in their hearts they celebrated their fourth anniversary this month.
Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church welcomes everyone to their upcoming Fall Harvest Revival. The event will begin at 7:00pm nightly on Monday, September 10th through Wednesday, September 12th, 2012.
Joseph Barrett, as a young man, had no plans to become a minister of the gospel. Instead, he was going to be a rock star. God, on the other hand, had other plans for the new pastor at Central Baptist Church in Italy.
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will have a special speaker during their special Youth Sunday celebration on Sunday, July 8 at 11:00am. Keith Davis, retired NFL player and one of Italy’s own will speak at the special Sunday event.
The mission of Milford Titus Women is to unite the Women of Milford and to be Jesus to our community by meeting one another’s needs and encouraging each other to be all we can be in christ.
Central Baptist Church of Italy hosts Vacation Bible School-Amazing Wonders Aviation, June 18-22.
This Saturday night thar’ll be some big goings on at the Italy First Baptist Church (200 Clark Street, Italy) and the whole town is invited. This’ll be tha day fer a hillbilly weddin that ya won’t wanna miss!
Kaytlyn Bales, Italy High School senior, was named recipient of the Kayrene Uehlinger Scholarship at Central Baptist Church in Italy Sunday morning.
The Italy Church of Christ (601 College Street) will sponsor an area wide singing this Saturday, March 31st at 6pm. Everyone is invited.
On Sunday, April 1st, the Central Baptist Church Worship Choir will present The Crucifixion by John Stainer. There will be two performances, one at the 10:45 am worship service and one at 6:00 pm. A reception will follow the evening performance.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance would like to invite everyone to the Community Easter Sunrise Service. This year it will be held at the Italy Downtown Plaza on April 8th at 7:00 a.m.
The youth department of the Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit concert at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00pm. The event, titled “Transformed,” will feature DFW gospel recording artist, Kirisma Evans.
The second annual Men and Boys Community Chili Dinner took place at the Cornerstone on Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. Several churches throughout the town were represented. Family Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church of Italy, and Central Baptist Church all had church members attend the dinner. Murray Wainscott was in charge of putting it together and he did a great job.
The Central Baptist Prime Timers meal will not be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at noon. The entree will be fried chicken. Everyone that is attending is asked to bring a side dish or dessert. For more information, please contact Jo Ivy at (972) 483-6482.
Tonight, December 28, 2011, Central Baptist Church of Italy will sponsor a Chili Supper. All men and boys of the community are invited to attend. The menu will feature Murray Wainscott’s famous chili along with Curtis Riddle’s delicious beans. There will be a guest speaker along with music and fellowship. Come join in on the fun tonight at 6:30pm at the Cornerstone Building of Central Baptist Church (205 E. Main Street, Italy).
Saturday December 10th a benefit gospel concert was held in the cafeteria of Stafford Elementary to raise money for Camisha Monk and her son. Many friends and family members and church members from surrounding churches came out in support.
Christmas hymns and beautiful faces graced Central Baptist Church on Sunday evening as Italy Ministerial Alliance hosted the annual Christmas Service. The weather was a little sloppy and cold but that did not stop the faithful from coming.
On Saturday, December 10 Purified Records will present “Love In Action,” a benefit concert for Camisha Monk and her son Dylan who were recently involved in a serious automobile accident. The benefit will be held at the Stafford Elementary Cafeteria in Italy and will begin at 7:00pm.
On Sunday, December 4, the Italy Ministerial Alliance will host different activities that includes all faiths, all people and all walks of life. The following is the schedule for that day:
On Sunday, area churches hosted a community Thanksgiving feast at Stafford Elementary that made even the best cooking grandma’s meal pale in comparison. BBQ chicken, sausage and brisket, prepared by Mt. Gilead, Union and Mt. Zion, were just a few of the delights offered at the Thanksgiving Feast.
Early Saturday morning many of the members of the Italy Church of Christ were up and cooking a delicious appreciation breakfast for the City Employees of Italy. The dinning hall was decorated to the hilt and delicious aromas were wafting through the air.
On Saturday, November 19 at 8:00am the Italy Church of Christ will have a pancake breakfast in honor all of the Italy City employees. The church is located at 601 S College Street in Italy. Everyone is invited to come and thank our city employees and enjoy a great breakfast.
Several years ago the Italy Ministerial Alliance (IMA) began to meet the needs of local residents by providing non-perishable food items. The ministry has grown and so has the need for the ministry to continue.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance is excited to launch the VFW toy drive. Mt Gilead MBC located at 117 Harris, Italy, Texas will host the event. Everyone within the Italy and Milford area can qualify.
Thursday at noon things were hopping at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. There was all kinds of singing and praising the Lord in honor of the “senior saints”. Special guest speakers Pastor Dixon from Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Todd Gray from Tabernacle Baptist Church were there to make it a real celebration.
Central Baptist Church in Italy is excited to announce that their new cookbook, Fruit of the Spirit, has arrived. In addition to wonderful recipes from current members and staff and former members and staff, it also includes the church history.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance in partnership with the Italy ISD has planned a community Thanksgiving Barbecue for Sunday, November 20th. This event will be held at the Stafford Elementary sports field from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. It will be complete with bounce houses, fun children’s activities and of course, lots of food!
The First United Methodist Church will have its annual Lord’s Acre Dinner and Live Auction on Saturday, October 22 at the church at 129 Harpold St. A barbecue brisket lunch with home cooked beans, slaw, bread, and a variety of desserts will be served at 11:00 a.m.
The Fields of Faith 2011 event has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.
September 11, 2001 was a day remembered all over the nation. People of all walks of life lost their lives in a tragedy that surrounded our country in turmoil. However, in the midst of this remembrance, celebrations occurred all over the nation—celebrations of life.
A local pastor shocked her congregation recently by predicting that “Winter is coming, and not a moment too soon, on August 27th and 28th!” There was a collective sigh of relief when she went on to explain that renowned Biblical Dramatist Mark Winter, of One Man Show Ministries (www.onemanshow.org) will be traveling to our neck of the woods this coming weekend, to kick off the “Back to School/Back to Church” weekend of celebrations at both Italy and Frost United Methodist Churches.