Wichita Falls area churches announce services

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Wichita Falls First Baptist Church: Wichita Falls First Baptist Church has changed some worship times for its campuses. We invite you to join us at any of our services.

The downtown campus, 1200 9th Street, will host their mixed worship with choir, worship team and orchestra on Sundays at 8:15 a.m. Contemporary worship is offered at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

West Campus, 4317 Barnett Road, offers contemporary services at 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Sheppard’s Church, 2101 Puckett, will offer contemporary services at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Life groups are available for all ages every Sunday.

Sunday morning services are broadcast live on CFNT, cable channel 10 or live on 20.1 or 24.1 each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. The services are also streamed on our website as well as on our Facebook page.

The church is offering five new classes for Wednesday family home evenings for the winter/spring. Information about First Baptist Family Nights for all campuses at https://fbcwf.org/next-steps/family-night/.

First Christian Church3701 Taft Boulevard, 940-692-2282, www.firstchristianwf.com:

First Presbyterian Church, 3601 Taft Blvd. : At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 27, Reverend Michael Hansen, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will preach. He will continue the series of sermons on the Gospel of Luke. His sermon is titled “When Jesus Returns” and is based on Luke 7:36-50; 8:1-3.

Reverend Hansen leads a 5-week study, A Prayer Bible Study, at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel.

The Church partners with Interfaith Outreach Services for a special donation for Lent. Bags and a list of necessary items are available for pickup in the Narthex. As a Lenten discipline, each participant will place the suggested items in a bag each day and pray for those who will receive these items. Bags must be returned to the church during Holy Week or Easter Sunday.

The Church collects a love offering for Dr. Ron Hough. A special retreat recital was given by Dr. Hough on March 20 at the Sanctuary. The Church will host a family reception for him on April 3 at noon after Sunday morning worship.

The Outreach Committee is pleased to announce its 2022 International Mission Trip to Belize. The missionary group will partner with The Word at Work, a thriving missionary group based

in Amarillo. All interested members of the Church are invited to join the group in Belize to “BE THE WORD AT WORK”. For more information, you can contact the secretariat of the Church.

Holy Week is fast approaching and the Church will be hosting these special services throughout the week:

  • Palm Sunday April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary
  • Maundy Thursday April 14 at 6 p.m. in the courtyard
  • Good Friday April 15 at 12:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary
  • Easter Sunday April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary

Sunday School for K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. each Sunday in the Hallelujah Hallway. The youth group in grades 6-12 meets from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Undercroft every Wednesday.

First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, 201 E. Bank: Come worship with us at 9 a.m. on Sundays. Social distancing and security measures are respected. At this time, we still do not have any Fellowship or Sunday School events.

Wichita Falls First United Methodist Church909 10th Street: Worship with First UMC Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in person or live on TV-KJBO and online at www.fumcwf.org/live.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church: Sunday school will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Morning worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. All members are asked to use the Harding Street entrance and wear a face mask. If you cannot attend the service, deacons will be available on the Bailey Street side of the church 30 minutes after the service if you wish to contribute tithes, offer and receive the Lord’s Supper. Sunday afternoon on Facebook, Pastor Castle will have echoes from the pulpit and a prayer. You can also use the Givelify app. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected]

New Presbyterian Hope: We are very grateful to announce that effective Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022, we will begin to hold our services in our new building at 1701 Enterprise. The time of our worship service will be changed and will start at 10:00 a.m.

Until then, we will continue to offer our services at our temporary location at 812 Travis St at 10:30 a.m.

Our services will continue to be available on our FB page for those who have joined locally and across the country in the past two years.

New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1420 Borton Lane: New Jerusalem offers meals for the locked down, food distribution through the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank’s mobile pantry, clothing and health checkups on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Please contact Rev. Angus Thompson, pastor of the church, at 940-766-4022 with any questions. For more information on vaccinations, contact Mary Ann Merriex at 940-322-5728.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church: Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent: Knights of Columbus #1473 hosts a Fish Fry from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Plates are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Take-out meals are available.

We also have the Stations of the Cross from 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Lenten Parish Mission: We invite you to join us for our Lenten Parish Mission – Why Be Catholic presented by Father Ken Geraci. The mission will take place in the church each evening at 7 p.m. starting Sunday, April 3 and ending on Wednesday, April 6.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4403 Phillips: Trinity Presbyterian Church holds in-person worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 4403 Phillips. Social distancing remains in practice.

Wichita Falls Metropolitan Community Church, 1401 Travis (at 14th Street): As always, all are welcome. Visit us on Sundays: 10:15 a.m. for study, 11 a.m. for worship services. . . just late enough to sleep! Relaxed comfort to an embraced finer dress; zone without negative judgment. WE HIDE MASKS, CHECK THE TEMPERATURE, SANITIZE IN/OUT, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR NEIGHBOURS’ HEALTH. Ours is a safe and nurturing environment. We are also LGBTQ+ affirming. Children and young people welcome and included in the service. Daycare available. Networking and lunch connections following (Dutch draft). 1401 Travis St. 940-322-4100, [email protected], Register online at https://bit.ly/WFMCCWorship.