Religion
  • This is a listing of Grayson County churches that wish to be posted on North Texas e-News. You will find the name, address and phone number of the church followed by the pastor's name and website address.
  • This is a listing of Fannin County churches that wish to be posted on North Texas e-News. You will find the name, address and phone number of the church followed by the pastor's name and website address.
  • "The Silence of God" is the topic of the Rev. Dr. Don Fielding's sermon this Sunday at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church. A retired UU minister who pastored Oak Cliff UU Church in Dallas and Denton UU Fellowship in Denton, Dr. Fielding will be reflecting on the utter silence of the universe, its likely destiny, and humans' proper role in the cosmos. Share-the-plate cash donations will go to Texoma Earth Day Festival, the annual environmental-awareness day in April sponsored by RRUU.
  • Last November, First Presbyterian Church of Bonham hosted Bonham’s first ever Spirit of Giving Community Christmas Party. Church members donated new and gently used items which were given away, free of charge, to those in attendance. Approximately 325 men, women, and children were served during the event, and both volunteers and guests were richly blessed. The church already has plans to hold the second annual Spirit of Giving on Saturday, November 21, 2015, and would like to invite other churches, organizations, and families in Bonham to join in this unique event.
  • Acclaimed folk musician Andrew McKnight will present a concert of music and humor at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. His presentation, which is free to the public, is titled “Embracing Our Whole Story.”

  • Austin College’s annual Allen-Head Lectures on campus February 19 will feature renowned religion scholar Dr. Philip Jenkins in two sessions. Both sessions are free and open to the public.
  • The Rev. Dr. Christine Tata will speak on the topic "Beyond Fight or Flight: Real Responses to the Real World" at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. Dr. Tata, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is Director of Policy Administration for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her sermon on Sunday asks whether stress and distress are the only possible responses to the postmodern world, and draws on the ancient Stoics to suggest other ways humans might respond to a world that seems out of control.
  • The Rev. Doug Strong will speak on the topic "A Vision Beyond Belief" at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. Rev. Strong is a retired UU minister and a member of the congregation. His sermon takes a look at "some intriguing, familiar and perhaps surprising revelations about love."
  • This bible study group meets at the Hall-Voyer Foundation in Honey Grove with the ultimate purpose of having a countywide revival.
  • The topic of the Rev. Dr. Don Fielding's sermon at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday will be "Life Passed Through the Fire of Thought." In his sermon, Dr. Fielding, a retired UU minister from Dallas, will reference the thought and words of Chet Raymo, a scientist, theologian, and self-described "religious naturalist" who explores the thinking of such individuals as Martin Buber and Pierrre Teilhard de Chardin on the question of "the unfathomable mystery of creation."
  • The movie Courageous will be shown in Fellowship Hall at Fannin Bible Baptist Church on Saturday, February 7, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Popcorn and beverages will be provided by the church. You may bring other goodies (non-alcoholic). The public is invited.
  • The Rev. Marlin Lavanhar will speak on the topic "End the New Jim Crow" at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. Rev. Lavanhar's sermon, which is on video and was originally delivered January 18 of this year at All Souls UU Church in Tulsa. RRUU meets at 515 N. Burnett Ave. in Denison, one block north of Morton St. All are welcome at RRUU services.
  • The Rev. Doug Strong will speak on the topic "Black Lives Matter" at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. In his sermon, Rev. Strong, a retired UU minister and a member of the RRUU congregation, will raise the question of what recent incidents--in which black men have become victims of police brutality--require a middle-class, white congregation to do when society acts in ways that clash with the denomination's first principle (which affirms the worth and dignity of every person).
  • The Rev. Christine Tata will speak on the topic "Infinity by Threes: New Trinities for Unitarian Universalists" at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. Dr. Tata, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is Director of Policy Administration for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Her sermon, which is on video, recognizes that, although the denomination moved beyond the Christian Trinity centuries ago, many still see a need to account for the mystical, magical power of things that come in threes.
  • Faith Lutheran Church will host the North Texas Free Conference on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 at Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas. The conference, themed “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Thy Word” will feature two guest speakers -Dr. Cameron MacKenzie and Rev. Dr. Martin R. Noland - discussing a variety of topics including the Bible, modern culture, Martin Luther and more.