Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Trunk or Treat!!
Community Praise and Worship at 6:30pm and then we'll head out to let the little ones have some fun!  At around 7:30 we'll start handing out candy and go until we run out!
Everyone be careful!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Please pray for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

Please HELP!

Cari Johnson just posted:  "We need help!!!!!! This job is bigger than what a few of us can handle. Please help us to get this family back in their house by Saturday.  We have to have everything cleaned before Wayne can come in and do floors. Wayne and Robyn will be there tomorrow by 6:30 AND all you need to bring is gloves. We need help!!!!! Please, if you know anyone that would be willing to give us an hour, we would truly appreciate it. Help us to help this family. 2470 Highland."

Prayer Request - 10/29 - 9:30pm

Update on local insurance agent, Gil Flautt"All test results have not been good at all. Unless there is a change overnight they will take him off the vent tomorrow and allow him to pass."  Please pray for Gil and his family also.  We know the power of prayer is mighty!

Prayer Request - 10/29 - 7:45pm

Charlene Holmes' surgery to repair an aneurysm today was unsuccessful.  They were taking her back to ICU to watch her tonight.

Please help....

Once again....if you can meet tonight at 6pm, at 2470 Highland Road to finish the clean-up work on this home, it would be greatly appreciated. Wear your work clothes, bring tools, work gloves, face masks and any cleaning supplies.
If you aren't physically able to help and would like to make a monetary donation, please give to one of the Elders.
Her name is Sue Smith and the address is 2470 Highland Road, here in Paris. Directions: Turn at the Dairy Queen, go straight down NE 25th, just past the water tower. Highland is on the left side of the street and her house is on the left side of the street.

Prayer Request - 10/29 - 11:35am

Lindsay McCarter asked that we pray for her Mom, Dianna Welch, as she prepares for her upcoming knee surgery on Nov. 8th.  Pray specifically for a smooth recovery and no infection.
Misty Gage asked for prayers for her Mom, Lillian Taylor, for improved health.
Greg Wilson asked that we pray for him as he travels to Dallas next week.

Our Sympathy....

Dickson House's grandson, Stephen Scott (son of Marilou House Maxwell) passed away.  No other details are known at this time.

Our Sympathy

Charles and Barbara Richards lost a grandson, Ben (age 22) in an automobile accident Saturday night.  They are with Charles' daughter, Stephanie who lives in Keller.  We mourn their loss and ask that you keep the Richards' family in your prayers.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Prayer Requst - 10/28 - 10pm

Joe Lindsey, former resident of Paris, passed away suddenly this afternoon.  No other details are known at this time. 

Prayer Request - 10/28 - 9:19pm

Rickey McFadden just sent this message:  "Roger Siebels, a member at Powderly Church of Christ, had a massive heart attack last Monday, but didn't know it till yesterday. He and his wife thought he had a bug until she took his blood pressure yesterday and found it was 70/40. Took him to the hospital and his kidneys and liver are shutting down. He is in an induced coma and on a vent. Dr's said the next 24 hours are very critical."

Weekly Update - 10/28 - 6:51pm

Gerald Henderson as he mourns the loss of his step-brother.
Brooke and Daniel Hays and family as they mourn the loss of her Mom, Sue Melton.  Her funeral service will be Monday afternoon at 1pm at Bright Holland Funeral Home.
Gil Flautt, local Farm Bureau agent, was CareFlighted to Dallas on Friday after suffering a heart attack.
Lillian Taylor is still having health issues.
Randi Haggard remains in PRMC - Room 308 after falling a breaking her femur.  She is in tremendous pain and only feels like limited visits at this time.
William and Lucy Offutt are both needing prayers.  William, after he fell and received a major facial injury and Lucy, who is having problems with an old shoulder injury that is causing her to not be able to use her arm.
My cousin Linda Flanary, as she will have surgery, for breast cancer, at Baylor/Dallas on Thursday morning.
Chris Whitaker, local realtor, is rejoicing after his wonderful report this week of a 70-75% shrinkage of his tumor.
Debra Usry's family member, Tommy Malone, as he travels to the Texas/Mexico border for his job.

TRUNK OR TREAT:  This Wednesday night!  We will have a community Praise and Worship time in the auditorium, from 6:30-7pm, Then T or T will start at 7:30 and go until the candy runs out.

FAMILY RETREAT:  For fun, food and fellowship, join us at Beaver's Bend State Park on November 16-18.  This is a time for our families to grow closer and get to know one another better.  It's also a time of spiritual growth.  Be looking for sign-up sheets and more details in the coming weeks.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Crackers, jelly and cereal


Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
Nov 3:  Set your clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed!!!
Nov 4:  Family LIFE Groups
Nov 7:  Blood Drive
Nov 11:  Faithful Readers
Nov 16-18:  Family Retreat
Dec 16:  Holiday Party

Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Prayer Requests - 10/26 - 2:32pm

Gerald Henderson's step-brother, Jerry Johnson's, funeral will be tomorrow at 1pm at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.  Visitation is from 6pm-7pm tonight at Maxey Funeral Home.

Sue Melton passed away yesterday.  We've had Sue on our prayer list for a while.  She is Daniel Hays' mother-in-law.  Bright Holland Funeral Home has charge of her services.

My cousin, Linda Flanary, has been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.  She will have surgery next Thursday at Baylor/Dallas.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/25 - 4:16pm

Randi Haggard fell, while on a trip to Branson, and broke her femur.  She has had surgery over the past weekend and was fitted with a leg brace.  She is in PRMC/N - Room 308 for physical therapy.   She is in quite a bit of pain and only feels like limited visits at this time.

Opportunity to Serve

God has blessed us with an opportunity to help a local widow and her daughter, whose home is in great disrepair. 
This Sunday at 1:30pm, everyone who can, meet at 2470 Highland Road to work on this home.  Wear your work clothes, bring tools, work gloves, face masks and any cleaning supplies.  (Crow-bars and hammers are especially needed.)
If you aren't physically able to help and would like to make a monetary donation, please give to one of the Elders.
Her name is Sue Smith and the address is 2470 Highland Road, here in Paris. Directions: Turn at the Dairy Queen, go straight down NE 25th, just past the water tower. Highland is on the left side of the street and her house is on the left side of the street.

If you have any questions, please check with Wayne Kirby or Robyn Figgins.


Local realtor, Chris Whitaker, got a WONDERFUL report from the Dr. today!  His cancer has shrunk 70-75% of its original size! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/24 - 9:17pm

Debra Usry asked that we pray for a family member, Tommy Malone, who is a truck driver along the border.  Please pray for his safety and for those working with him.

My friend, Stefany Ellis, asked that we pray for her grandmother, Louise Cope.  She was taken to PRMC on Sunday with a UTI.  She's now had a light heart attack and her kidneys are not functioning properly.  Stefany asked that pray for peace and comfort.

Prayer Request - 10/24 - 2:57pm

Charlene Holmes has been admitted to PRMC/North - Room 407 for some testing.

Monday, October 22, 2012

PRAISE - 10/22 - 3:58pm

Update on Dennis Johnson: "Vent has been taken out and he is breathing on his own...he has stated his name, told family that he loves them, asked what happened etc. This is the best news EVER!!! Dennis is back and God is good!!!!!"

Responses on Sunday

Kristi Garrett went forward thanking everyone for their prayers for their son Landon, while he was in Afghanistan, and asked for continued prayers as he is back on base in Alaska.

April McClure asked for prayers for her family.

Ora Lee Henderson asked for prayers for her family also.

Paris Junior College Honors.....

Ruth Ann Stallings has been selected as the 2012 Paris Junior College Distinguished Alumna and will receive her award at a special luncheon, Saturday, November 3 at Noon at the Civic Center.  If you would like to reserve your ticket(s), please call the PJC Alumni Affairs office at 903-782-0276.  Cost for the luncheon is $20 per person.

Paul Gene Roden is being inducted into the PJC Academic Hall of Honor later the same afternoon at 2:30pm in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom.  Paul Gene has served for 24 years on the PJC Board of Regents, 12 of those years as President.  This ceremony is open to the public.

Weekly Update - 10/22 - 9:56am

  • Misty Gage asked that we remember her Mom, Lillian Taylor, and pray for improved mental and physical strength.
  • Please pray for my Mom, Louise McMillan, she's been feeling really bad.  Had the beginnings of pneumonia and wouldn't eat.  Her kidneys had quit working at one point this weekend. They've started her on antibiotics and she's some better.
  • Please pray for former Paris resident, Tony Nolan, and his family as they are grieving his death.  No funeral arrangements at this time.
  • Monzerath Garcia is a 3rd grader at Justiss Elementary.  His mom died after a battle of cancer.  There are 3 other children also.
  • Jeanie Lamb as she has cancer.
  • Carle Usry - heart health
  • Jimmy Faulkner  - heart health
  • Dianna Welch - as she prepares for surgery on her knee
Congratulations to the CHIPS (Christian Homeschool in Paris) Robotics team won 1st place of 29 schools in East Texas.  They will go to the State meet in Garland.  Justin Welch was a driver on the team.

TRUNK OR TREAT IS NEXT WEEK!!!  The community is welcome to join us for Praise and Worship in the auditorium from 6:30-7pm, at 7:30 we will have TRUNK OR TREAT until the candy runs out!  20 cars will be decorated and full of candy and an inflatable slide is also in the works!!!  Wear your costume and enjoy lots of treats in a safe Christian environment.

SIMPLE SUPPER:  This weeks entree' is CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP.  If you were not able to sign-up on Sunday morning and would like to join us for dinner and fellowship, please call the church office by noon on Tuesday to reserve your spot!  Please donate at least $2 per person.

FAMILY RETREAT:  For food, fun and fellowship, join us at Beaver's Bend State Park on November 16-18.  This is a time for our families to grow closer and get to know one another better.  It's also a time of spiritual growth.  Be looking for sign-up sheets and more details in the coming weeks.

PANTRY NEEDS:  Canned Chili and Ranch Style Beans

Keep the Date:
Oct 31:  Trunk or Treat
Nov 4:  Daylight Savings Time....FALL BACK ONE HOUR
Nov 7:  Blood Drive
Nov 11:  Faithful Readers
Nov 16-18: Family Retreat
Dec 16:  Holiday Party


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/21 - 1:15pm

I just received a message that local realtor, Dennis Johnson, is awake and responding this morning.  He had a little set-back with his blood pressure and they sedated him again.  He's trying too hard to talk, but that's good news. 

Prayer Requests - 10/21 - 12:06am

Lucy Offutt sent this message tonight:  "Please add William and me to the prayer list. William is still having problems with BP bottoming out. He had a severe facial injury due to falling into the nightstand on Thursday while I was out of town working. His pressures are beginning to stabilize but his facial injuries are drastic and will need a long time to heal. As for me, I have a left shoulder injury that has rendered my left arm unusable. We love you all and appreciate all the prayers."

Tony Nolan (former Paris resident that we've been praying for) passed away earlier today from complications from the heart transplant, that he had yesterday.  No further details are known at this time.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Praise! 10/18 - 10:51pm

My friend Tiffanie Steinruck posted this message regarding her cousin, Misty Horn, whose husband was a police sergeant in Hooks, that we've been praying for this week:  "I wanted to thank you and update you on Misty. The charges were raised on her husband and bond set at $1 million after they found out he injected her with an animal euthanasia drug not a tranquilizer as they first suspected. She started trying to breathe around the ventilator and trying to wake up yesterday morning. They were able to take her off ventilator and she woke up some and tried to talk. Today, she's fully conscious, talking normal and going to make a full physical recovery! Praise God and thanks to everyone who prayed for this sweet woman to make it through this horrible attack. Please continue praying for her and her family and his family also. It will be a rough emotional road for all of them. Apparently it wasn't a spontaneous act of violence, but planned for awhile, with no clue to family or co-workers. Her sister commented that it's like a story on Lifetime, so surreal. But with strong faith and family, she'll be okay. She's a fighter!! Thanks to everyone! God answers prayers!!"

Our Sympathy....

Gerald Henderson's step-brother, Jerry Johnson, died unexpectedly yesterday.  No arrangements are known at this time.  (This is no relation to Miss Ora.)  This is the second family member that Gerald has lost in the last couple of weeks.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Prayer Request - 10/18 - 12:19pm

Local realtor, Dennis Johnson, is still in ICU at Parkland.  I received this message earlier:  "They are taking out the cranial monitor and will be doing an MRI this morning, which will tell us a lot more about how much brain damage we are looking at.  We know it's in God's hands.  Please pray all day for him."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/17 - 8:34pm

Debra Usry posted this earlier about her granddaughter, Carle:  "Dr. just came to talk to me. Carle did good. They could not find the direct source by medically inducing the heart rate increase but did find the place they thought it occurs and burned around it. She should no longer have this same problem. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prayer Requests - 10/16 - 11:30am

PRAISE THE LORD!  I went to see Dr. Hashmi this morning...my echo and stress tests were all good.  But, still no clue why I'm having the "episodes"!  Thank you all for your prayers!

My friend Paula Serrano asked that we pray for her brother, David Wood.  The Dr. has found several masses and are unsure if they are cancer.  David needs to find the Lord and the love of God.

Dennis Johnson is breathing on his own, but needs the vent for extra oxygen due to pneumonia.  He's not yet ready to come off meds/vent just yet.  He is getting a CT right now to see if they can get the cranial monitor out.  His wife, Nita, says there is minimal brain swelling today.  His pressure goes up if they are "messing" with him.  Ortho specialist says no surgery on pelvic fracture, but he will need rehab for 4-6 weeks on a walker.  Please pray for this family!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/15 - 9:08pm

Tiffanie Steinruck posted this message:  "Please add my cousin Misty Gayle Horn to your prayer list. Her family is adding her to every prayer chain we can find. Her husband, a police sergeant in Hooks, beat her and shot her up with animal tranquilizers before her 19 year old daughter got away and called 911. She's in a coma, on a ventilator at St Michaels' Hospital in Texarkana. They don't know how long she was without oxygen, so until she wakes up, it's in God's hands. Her children and parents need the healing and comfort only God can give."  Please click on this link for more information.

Prayer Requests - 10/15 - 8:20pm

One of my friends from Cooper, Treva Burns, will have a stress test next Tuesday.

Mavis Duncan is suffering with depression and asked that we pray for "the temptation of suicide be removed and I need to learn to like myself again".


The white tablecloths, that fit the round tables, are missing from the church pantry.  If you have any of these, or know when they were last used, please send Linda Erwin a message at lerwin75@gmail.com.  Thanks for your help!

Prayer Requests - 10/15 - 6:41pm

Misty Gage sent this message today:  "My Mom, Lillian Taylor, is haveing a colonoscopy tomorrow (Tuesday).  She is very weak, so the procedure will be hard on her body.  We are praying for good results!"

Sue Munday sent this message today:  "Please pray for my friend, Chet Hilyer.  He has been diagnosed with liver cancer."

Dennis Johnson (local realtor) was involved in a car accident last night and was taken by CareFlight to Parkland, where he is in ICU and on a vent. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/14 - 9:23pm

Doug Melton asked that we keep Dawn Cato on our prayers.  She is having a rough time with her health right now.  She has Lupus and Leukemia.

Weekly Update - 10/14 - 8:08pm

  • Carle Usry will be having a heart ablation procedure at Parkland this Wednesday morning at 7am.
  • Jeanie Lamb as she goes to the cancer doctor on Wednesday to see what her latest test results are.
  • Jimmy Faulkner recovering from heart procedures.
  • Dianna Welch - will be having knee replacement on Nov. 8th.
  • Renee Crews' friend, Kim Click, was injured in a car accident last week.
  • Lesa Bulls' friend, Suzanne Culbertson (a teacher at North Lamar), has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has starting chemo.
  • Derald Bulls' friend, Randy Rader, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  He had surgery in Plano this past Thursday. 
  • Tanya Welch's brother and niece, Mike Wallace and Tabitha Hearne, are both in jail.  Tanya asked for prayers for them and that their hearts be turned to God.
  • Mike Bishop's friend, Tom Gentry, as he will be having by-pass this week.
  • Charolette Bollman asked for prayers for baby Hudson Butler.  He had to have another surgery on Friday.
  • Linda Erwin's high school classmate, Kae Gibbs Chaffin, passed away this past week from a heart attack/bypass complications.  Please keep her family in your prayers.
  • Ramona Hickerson, a First Grade teacher at Justiss Elementary, is having health issues.

 Family Retreat at Beaver's Bend Park  will be on November 16-18. A times for families to grow closer and get to know one another better. It's also a time of great spiritual growth! Sign-up sheets and more details to come!

Simple Supper: This weeks' entree is Spaghetti and Meatballs. Please donate $2 per person. If you did not sign-up on Sunday morning and want to join us, please call the church office by Tuesday at noon, to reserve your spot.

Pantry Needs: Vegetables
Oct 21: Family LIFE Group
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 7: Blood Drive
Nov 16-18: Family Retreat
Dec 16: Holiday Party
Jan 18: Winterfest

Love you - MEAN IT!

It's A Girl

Clay and Maurine Spencer are proud parents of another baby girl, born last night at 11:36pm.  She weighed 7 pounds 10 1/2 ounces.  Jay and Gay Spencer are the very proud grandparents!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/12 - 7:10pm

Please keep Donna McGee's mother, Jeanie Lamb, in your prayers. She goes to see the cancer doctor on Oct.17th to see what the latest test results show and if anything can be done treatment wise.
Please remember the whole family in your prayers.

Our sympathy...

Former member, Harold Hervey's brother, Edwin Hervey, passed away.  Visitation is Sunday from 3-5pm at Restland Funeral Home/Wildwood Chapel.  Funeral service is Monday at 10am at Restland Funeral Home/Wildwood Chapel.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prayer Request - 10/11 - 8:29pm

Carle Usry will go into Parkland Hospital on Wednesday morning (the 17th) at 7am to have an Ablation procedure on her heart. She will spend the night and if everything is okay, she will come home on Thursday, the 18th. She can return to school the following Monday. Please keep her in your prayers,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a GREAT!!!

Bill and Nadra Tribbey are proud to announce the arrival of their great grandson, Brylen Michael Felker.  He was born this (Tuesday) morning at 12:01am and he weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce and 21 inches long.  His mommy is Dichelle Parson.  Even prouder grandparents are Wayne and Glenda Parson.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Prayer Requests - 10/8 - 7:36pm

Leslie Keele posted this earlier:  "My Grandma is starting chemo therapy right now. Please remember her in your prayers. Her name is Leona. She has stage 3 Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. She has beat breast cancer before. We know this is possible with God's help!"

Parker Craft, newborn baby of Sam and Aubrie Craft, passed away today.  He was born on Friday night. Services are pending at Starrett Funeral Home.  (Sam is a photographer with The Paris News.)

Weekly Update - 10/8 - 1:34pm

Our sympathy goes to Gerald Henderson and his family in the loss of his cousin, Curtis Pitts.
  • Wendall and Brittany Johnson and their family.
  • Carle Usry and her health issues.
  • Jimmy Faulkner is in a hospital in Houston.
  • Martha Lenoir is experiencing health issues.
  • Dianna Welch will be having knee replacement surgery.
PANTRY NEEDS: Deodorant/Bath Soap/Toothbrushes
SIMPLE SUPPER: This weeks' entree is SLOPPY JOE'S. A good meal for a donation of only $2. If you did not sign-up to come and eat with us on Wednesday night and would like to join us, please call the church office by Tuesday at noon.
Oct 14: Faithful Readers
Oct 31: Trunk or Treat
Nov 7: Blood Drive
Nov 16-18: Family Retreat
Dec 9: Holiday Christmas Party
Jan 18-20: Winterfest
Love you - MEAN IT!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Prayer Requests - 10/5 - 4pm

Yesterday afternoon little Reed Owens (Doug and Amy's baby) started having trouble breathing.  He was admitted him to the hospital.  He's had many breathing treatments and chest x-rays.  He is feeling better and has been released to go home today.  Dr. seems to think he has asthma.

On a personal note...I had an EKG, Echo and chest x-ray yesterday and a stress test today.  I won't have any answers until the 16th.  Thank you for your prayers!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mid-Week Update - 10/3 - 8:27pm

  • Jimmy Faulkner will be having some surgical procedures done while down in Houston.  He and Marie are there to help their daughter, who just had surgery.
  • Carle Usry has an appointment on Friday with a heart rhythm doctor at Parkland/Dallas.
  • Debra Usry asked that we continue to remember their family in prayer.
  • Brittany Twitty-Johnson asked that we continue to remember their family in prayer.
  • JoAnn Parkman's son, Mark, had surgery for a brain tumor on Monday.  He is still in ICU, but is up walking around.
  • Pat Goolsby's brother, Jerry Don Pickard, past away last week of a massive heart attack.  Pat is Carole Anderson's friend.
  • Margaret Lough's friend, David Rhoden, has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Travis Cooke is back in the USA!  He is at home in Alaska.
  • On a personal note:  Please keep me in your prayers.  I have an appointment with Dr. Hashmi tomorrow.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekly Update - 10/1 - 8:09am

Please remember these in your prayers:
  • Cheryl Bullard and her family as they mourn the loss of her cousin, Kenneth Baxter.
  • Troy Ashby, as he recovers from a fall from a horse.
  • Linda Erwin's high school classmate from Telephone, Kae Chaffin, had a massive heart attack and her prognosis is not positive.
  • Derald Bulls co-worker, Gloria Richter, began chemo this week.  Please pray for comfort and resolve her cancer.  Her husband is also in the hospital.
  • Leslie Keele's friend, Leona Cowan, has cancer that has returned to her liver.
  • Another friend of Leslie's, Bill Loyd, is in a lot of pain.
  • Lindsay McCarter asked that we continue to remember her Mom, Dianna Welch, as she will be having knee replacement surgery and heart tests.
  • Lindsay also asked that we remember her friends, Chris Whitaker (local realtor), has brain cancer and is not doing well.  And also, Patti Kyle, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Wayne Kerby asked that we remember Martha Lenoir.  She fell and cut her head.  She is also battling cancer.
  • Justin Russell asked for prayers for Hazel Dover.  She is going to Dallas on Wednesday for heart surgery.  She's only one year old.
Trunk or Treat: - October 31st: We will once again have TorT. We'll have worship service, open to the community from 6:30-7:00pm, then open the TorT! If you are interested in being involved with this event, sign up sheets will be provided at the Welcome Center soon.
The Family Retreat - November 16-18: Be looking for sign up sheets and more details
 Remember that the food pantry is in dire need of EVERYTHING!
•1 lb bags of Rice
•1 lb bags of Beans
•Canned Goods (with pop top lid)
•Peanut Butter and Jelly
•Macaroni and Cheese
•Hot and Cold Cereal
•Cornbread Mix
Simple Supper: This week's entree for Simple Supper is PANCAKES. If you were not able to sign up on Sunday morning and want to join us on Wednesday night, please call the church office before noon on Tuesday.
Keep The Date:
Oct 7: Family LIFE Groups
Oct 14: Faithful Readers
Oct TBA: Trunk or Treat
Nov 7: Blood Drive
Nov 16-18: Family Retreat
Jan 18-20: Winterfest
Love you - MEAN IT!