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.
  • A concert of folk music by award-winning songwriters Adler & Hearne will be held during the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday. Self-proclaimed "organic song farmers" Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne live in Winnsboro, TX, and tour nationally with their "homegrown music" that deals with love and longing, losing and finding, and which has overtones of blues and jazz.
  • Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 29 - We will commemorate the Messiah’s entrance into Jerusalem with the children leading a palm procession at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
  • Time again for the quarterly free gospel music event produced by Dustin May to be at First Christian Church, 780 20th N.E., Paris, Texas on Saturday night, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Rev. Dr. Christine Tata will speak on the topic "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast" 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 explores humans' sense of wonder and the ways it is affected by "miracles" that were once the stuff of science fiction but are now coming true.
  • Historic Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, Denton County’s oldest Presbyterian Church, is celebrating the Easter Season with special Worship Services, a Cantata, a free supper and an Easter Egg Hunt.
  • "A Priest from Boston" is the topic of the Rev. Douglas Strong's sermon on Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. service of Red River Unitarian Universalist Church. The title refers to the Rev. James Reeb, who was killed during the civil-rights protest at Selma, AL, 50 years ago and who--despite misidentification in the current film Selma--was actually a Unitarian Universalist minister from Washington DC, one of many UU ministers who in 1965 answered a call from black civil-rights leaders to "come to Selma and make a difference."
  • Avon Acker, local author of four books and Silver Leos Writers Guild member, has been notified by a representative of the Texas Prison System educational program that his book, Rom and the Promised Land, will be used by a prison ministry book club to help promote literacy and education of inmates at the Mark W. Stiles Unit of the Texas Prison system which is located in Beaumont, Texas.
  • "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."