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.
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Central Baptist Church in Italy is producing a cookbook to raise money to purchase a new people mover. The cookbook will be a three-ring binder and feature recipes from some of the church’s best cooks, past and present.
Additional photographs covering the Baptist Church Builders of Texas constructing the new Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Italy.
The First United Methodist Church excels in seeking the best pastor for the area and this time there is no exception. Pastor Leah Hidde-Gregory, sixth generation pastor from Oklahoma, is the new kid on the block and is loving every minute of her new appointment.
If you drive to the corner of Clark and Harris Streets, you might be pleasantly surprised. There is a building being erected that appeared out of nowhere. One day it was an empty slab and the next day it was the beginning of a new church. On Monday morning, strangers moved into town to give Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church an awesome present.
The jr high and high school youth groups of First Baptist Church are selling Gladiator Flip Flops. The flip flops have black fabric straps, gold text with white outline and the Italy Gladiator logo embroidered onto the strap. They are very comfortable with thick foam rubber soles and contoured arch supports.
First United Methodist Churches of Italy and Frost sent their junior high and senior high youth to Oakdale, Louisiana June 12-18th for an organized labor of love.
I am very excited to announce our Music Workshop at CBC, a chance for you to improve your music skills! There will be two opportunities for you to learn:
June 6th through 10th Central Baptist Church will host a NYC themed Vacation Bible School event. Titled “NYC Big Apple Adventure,” this week long VBS program will begin at 9:45am and end at noon each day. In this adventure kids will connect faith and life through Bible stories, motivating music, and games.
Epiphany Mission in Italy, Texas recently received a $37,500 grant from The Catholic Foundation during the 2011 Spring Grant Ceremony. Epiphany Mission was among 17 religious, educational and charitable organizations within the Diocese of Dallas that received more than $897,000 in grants from the Foundation this spring. The grant they received will fund renovations to their church building.
The First United Methodist Church of Italy would like to let everyone know that their Sunday morning schedule is changing.
The congregation of the Mt. Gilead Mission Baptist Church invites everyone to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of their future place of worship. The ceremony, at 117 Harris Street, Italy, will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011, and will begin at noon.
The youth of CBC will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Next Friday, May 20th. Doughnuts are only guaranteed by your pre-order.
Central Baptist youth will be having a bake sale at the Uptown Cafe this Saturday, May 7th from 11am-2pm. Please come support them as they are raising money for camp this summer, and enjoy some delicious baked goods in the process.
Brian Thomas of the Institute for Creation Research will show five facts about dinosaurs, most of which are not widely known and could change popular conceptions of earth history. One of the most effective teraching tools that contrasts the evoluntionary versus Bible-based views uses a discussion of dinosaurs.
The sun was rising and the sound of glorious singing filled the air. The Italy Ministerial Alliance hosted the Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday at Dripping Springs, a local ranch. Many of the churches in town came together as one heart, one voice to celebrate the holy day.
Melissa Smithey, an Italy High School senior, was presented the Kayrene Uehlinger Memorial Scholarship on April 17, 2011 at Central Baptist Church. Smithey is the daughter of Michael and Rita Smithey of Italy.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance is pleased to invite you to the Annual Sunrise Service this Easter Sunday (April 24) at 7am. The anointed event will be held at Dripping Springs on Hamrock Road. It is a beautiful time to be together and to be one voice on Easter. If you haven’t been to a sunrise service before, this is the year for you to come. Bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship.
Todd Gray, Pastor of Central Baptist Church, will present “The Cross" on Easter Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 113 S. Ward Street in Italy.
The of Central Baptist Church youth group will be traveling to Glorieta, New Mexico for their youth camp at Centrifuge this summer. With fundraising efforts ongoing the youth have began a new money making campaign. They are selling adorable hair bows!
Central Baptist Italy Youth are planning trip to Glorieta, New Mexico for youth camp this summer.
The Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church is hosting its first annual Dinner Concert on February 26th, 2011 at 6:00 pm. The event will be held at the Stafford Elementary Cafeteria (301 Harris Street, Italy) and tickets are $10. The entertainment will feature the Anointed Temple Mime Ministry.
Central Baptist Church has cancelled all services for Wednesday, February 9th. There will be no RAs, GAs or Mission Friends also. Jeremy Beggs, Youth Minister, will open the Cornerstone for the youth that want to come tonight.
The men of Central Baptist Church would like to invite fellow men and boys of Italy and surrounding community to join us for a chili dinner on Wednesday, December 29th at 6:30 PM at the Cornerstone on Main Street in Italy.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance hosted the Christmas Tree lighting event with a live Nativity, hot chocolate, kids singing and a glorious service that included a message that spoke to the heart. This is what Christmas is all about.
Mt. Zion AME Church is inviting all senior citizens to join them for their “Senior Saints High Noon Worship Service” on Thursday, November 11 at noon. The church will be honoring the Senior Saints of the community with fellowship and food.
Old western clothes, spurs, cowboy boots and bandannas were the costume for the day at Central Baptist Church in Italy, Saturday, October 24-in other words your “Sunday-go-to-meetin’” clothes. The church hosted a city-wide Annual Round Up for the youth and adults. They all had a rip-roaring time at the Rodeo.
Friday, November 5th Central Baptist Church is hosting the last 5th Quarter of the season! This will also be the biggest as it will be sponsored by Citizens National Bank, Chick-fil-a, IHOP, Chilis, Dairy Queen, McDonalds and Magic Mirror Salon.
The youth at Central Baptist Church are doing an on-going fundraiser. We will be collecting aluminum cans (vegetable or soda) to turn in for cash to use for youth events, fifth quarters, camps, and whatever else the youth may need. We have a trailer on the side of the Cornerstone that you can put your cans in.
The community is invited to the Central Baptist Church’s Annual Fall Roundup. The fun filled family event will be held on Sunday, October 24. There will be a stick horse rodeo for the young cowboys and cowgirls at the “Central Corral” and a hayride for everyone to enjoy.
One man’s story is another man’s dream. With the help of Coach Heather Richters, Italy High School Head Volleyball and Track Coach, Willis Field was transposed from a frightful playing field on Friday nights to a gentle meeting place for over 180 Christian students, hailing from Hubbard, Frost, Milford, Blooming Grove and Italy.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 the First Baptist Church of Italy will have their annual Fall Festival. This free, fun event for the entire family will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be a bounce house and games along with treats and eats. The entire community is invited!
The Italy chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at the Italy HS football field. Students from Italy HS will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the 7th Annual National Fields of Faith event. This rapidly growing, interdenominational outreach, event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date.
Godly men and women, brothers and sisters in Christ and soul searchin’ preaching is what you can find at Mt. Gilead Church in Italy. Located at 117 Harris St in Italy, Pastor Preston Dixon invites everyone to the Fall Harvest Revival.
The congregation of Bethel United Methodist Church in conjunction with the Bethel Cemetery Association invites everyone to attend it’s 59th Annual Lord’s Acre Sale on Saturday, October 16th. Festivities will kick off at noon with a free barbecue lunch, followed by the auction that will raise funds for the church, cemetery and the completion of the new Bethel Community Center.
The monthly Prime Timers Luncheon held at the Central Baptist Church (CBC) in Italy, not only served up a great meal to guests, it also gave the community a chance to meet and enjoy a discussion with Ellis County Commissioner of Precinct 3, Heath Sims, who highlighted the current status of the county and gave insight into the everyday business of the Commissioners’ Court.
Central Baptist Church (CBC) is holding an event on Sunday, October 31st called “The Alternative”.
The First United Methodist Church of Italy, Texas, would like to invite everyone out for the 2010 Lord’s Acre on Saturday, October 9! Festivities begin at 2pm with a Children’s Carnival and bounce house at the Methodist Church at 124 Harpold. The fun continues with a FREE concert on the lawn provided by JRIDE (www.jrideministries.com) and The Followthrough (www.thefollowthrough.com), from 2-5pm. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit under the trees and enjoy the music.
Even though it was raining cats and dogs it did not dampen the spirits at the Family Fellowship Church where they were hosting an outdoor Back to School Blast Saturday afternoon.
This Sunday, September 12, the First Baptist Church of Milford will have a Free-4-All. This high energy event will have something for everyone. Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the day.
One hundred thirty two Italy Junior High and High School students of all faiths feasted on hot dogs, nachos and homemade desserts Friday night after the Gladiator football game. The members of Central Baptist Church were happy to host the group and have them come to the Cornerstone and enjoy themselves in a safe, Christian atmosphere.
The youth of Italy Junior High and Italy High School are invited to a Fifth Quarter at Central Baptist Church’s Corner Stone following the football game tonight.
First Baptist Church of Italy is setting sail for Vacation Bible School fun on the HIGH SEAS! Kids will feel the sea spray on their face as sails snap overhead. They’ll experience the deep rolling waters of God’s love. It’s easily the best time they will have all summer. It’s five solid evenings of activities for the children of Italy. All kids are invited—so, pack up and head to First Baptist Church!!! We are serving supper and fun all week!
The Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to join them in what will be the start of an explosive worship service through Vacation Bible School. All ages are welcome to a Praise Party in Worshiping God with Head, Heart, Hands, Feet, and Soul!! There will be games, stories, crafts, and music. Be ready to move! It’s a Praise Party!