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Saturday, Dec. 10

ONE HOLY Night, a night of music with FBC choir, orchestra and cast, will be directors by worship pastor Neal Terwilliger at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 in FBC Worship Center.

CHORAL SOCIETY will present free concert from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. downtown on Celebration Plaza.

CHRISTMAS ON Main Street will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street in Sulphur Springs.

FILL THE TROLLEY Benefit and Concert will be conducted at City Hall Dec. 10. Kids can whisper wishes to Santa and have their photos taken from from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Matt Dunn will perform a concert starting at 7 p.m. Toys will be collected during that time for Children’s Hope, to benefit foster and disadvantaged children.

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 10, Dec. 16-17, and Sunday-Friday, Dec. 18-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

TIRA COMMUNITY Christmas Party will begin at 6 p.m. Brisket will be provided; residents are asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share. A brief Christmas program will follow the meal. Santa is expected to stop by to visit with kids.

LONE STAR Heritage Quilt Guild announces a new quilting group that meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 100 Texas St.

UNITED DAUGHTERS of the Confederacy meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

CAPTAIN DAVID Philips Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Visitors are always welcome.

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. The food pantry will also be open at the church building during that time. For more information, contact lunch ministry and food pantry coordinators Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison or Amanda Wilkins at 903-885-8511.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

 

Sunday, Dec. 11

LADIES IN Red Program will be presented at 4 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ, 402 South Jackson St. Evangelist Marye Mitchell Bell of Dallas will be the speaker. Bishop Nelson Gatlin is pastor.

ONE HOLY Night, a night of music with FBC choir, orchestra and cast, will be directors by worship pastor Neal Terwilliger at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 in FBC Worship Center. Childcare provided for children from birth through kindergarten on Sunday, Dec. 11.

COUNTY LINE Baptist Church is having a dedication from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the new sanctuary. The church is located at 6930 FM 275.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Monday, Dec. 12

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance will hold monthly meetings the second Monday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe on the downtown square. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. The group also meets every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy.

BEREAVED PARENTS Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the TU Electric Building located at 635 Clarksville St. in Paris. Call 903-785-7781 or 903-784-2011.

EVENING COMMUNITY Bible Study, a 36-week interdenominational Bible study, meets Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. The purpose of the “Return to Jerusalem” study is “to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all.” Contact Jon Coffee at 903-243-0681 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

FIT AND Strong is offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and Step by Step Yoga Workout with Peggy Cappy is offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, both at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

LIFE CHANGERS at Family Life Church meets every Monday night, except holidays, at 7 p.m. Learn how to overcome every destructive issue of life: addictions, depression, anger, fear, abuse, divorce, grief, broken relationships, etc. Family Life Church is located at1400 Loop 301. For more information, call 903-439-2016.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 13

DIAMOND SET, the 60-plus ministry of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs, will have meet at 11:30 a.m. Free blood pressure checks will be offered and Legacy Hospice will provide information from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Gary Newman will provide a special music program. The meal costs $5 per person.

CITY CEMETERY Society will meet at 10 a.m. at Myra Wilson Chapel. New members are always welcome. Memorials and donations to help maintain the cemetery are appreciated.

TEEN COURT, an alternative sentencing process for local teens to take care of Class C misdemeanor tickets, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. the Hopkins County courthouse. Teen Court is also a scholarship program for the teen Merit Club members who staff the court. It’s supported and funded by the United Way, private and business donations. If interested in sponsoring, donating or becoming a Merit member email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 903-348-1392.

NAACP (NATIONAL Association for the Advancement of Colored People) meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at Cypress Building, 400 Como St.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT of Health, 1400 College St., offers immunization services the first three Tuesdays of each month. Parents may call 903-885-6573 for an appointment all other times. Bring your child's immunization records.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Area of Retired School Personnel meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month during the school year, except January. No reservations necessary; all retirees welcome. For more information about SSARS, contact Bonnie Burtch at 903-885-9152.

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

GALE HAGUE’s Lone Star Express Band will be featured at a Senior Citizen Dance held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Arbala Community Center. Bring finger food. Admission costs $5.

RECOVERY GROUP will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at “The ROOOM,” located across the street from Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 211 Fuller St.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

BRIDGE is played at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (except the first and third Tuesday) at Pizza Inn.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older is taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.; watercolor painting is taught from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday (the class if free but participants must bring a water bowl, styrofoam plate, 8x10-inch piece of cardboard and two brushes) at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy Worley at 903 439-8449 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN Academy’s Christmas program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Baptist Church Auditorium. Community members are invited. 

SILVER LEOS Writers Guild, a group whose goal is to create and improve writing opportunities for themselves and others, meets from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month at the Alumni Center on the Texas A&M Commerce campus. "Encouraging Writers to Tell Their Story," the Guild invites all interested parties to attend and learn more about membership/activities.

DIVORCE CARE, a 14-week seminar and support group designed to help people heal from the hurt of divorce or separation, continues at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Open Door Sunday School classroom in the basement of First United Methodist Church. Childcare available if needed. For additional information, contact Tom Young at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 903-413-1673 or Debbie Young at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 903-243-1235.

BINGO IS played at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 42 at noon p.m. every Wednesday and Friday; and Yoga is offered for free from 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all at the Senior Citizens Center. The monthly birthday party will also be conducted at 10:45 Dec. 14 since the center will be closed Dec. 19-31.

FREE LUNCHES are offered at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Enter from the south side of the building behind Alliance Bank on Atkins Street; look for the signs. This Dinner Bell ministry “is a servant program reaching out to people in need in Hopkins County.”

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and with their batteries at the CANHelp Community Thrift Store, 613 Gilmer St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Donations should be placed in the bin just inside the door. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 9 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Call 903-450-6445 for information.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Dec. 15

HOPKINS COUNTY Beekeepers Association Will meet 6:30 p.m. in the Agrilife building. Texas Beekeepers representative Roger Farr will be the guest speaker. For further information, call HCBA President Rolanda Hasten at 903-450-7580.   

SENATOR BOB Hall will be holding town hall meetings throughout District 2 to discuss the upcoming Legislative Session and answer constituents questions. Hall will be in Sulphur Springs from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 North Davis St. Topics include “his work in the interim, property tax relief, transportation funding, including plans to eliminate toll roads and reduce congestion, implementing meaningful border security, securing the Texas Electric Grid, and other legislative topics.” Questions are encouraged.

HOPKINS COUNTY Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the meeting room in Sulphur Springs Public Library, unless otherwise indicated. The meeting is free and open to the public. Each month has a designated program. Contact the library at 903-885-8523 for additional information.

CANCER OUTREACH support group will be held at Weaver Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. For information, call Eleshia Rupey at 903-243-1259. 

HOPKINS COUNTY Detachment 1357 Of The Marine Corps League meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. New members welcome. Call Derb 903-582-2263, for more information.

IN THE Heart of a Parent, a support group for those grieving the loss of a child, will be held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at League Street Church of Christ, 1100 South League St. For more information, call Liz Etzkorn at 903-439-0592.

PRAYER ON the Plaza, a non-denominational prayer group, meets at 12 noon for approximately 30-45 minutes near the Veteran's Memorial. The purpose is to promote unity of different Christian churches and groups in the Sulphur Springs area. Anyone is welcome. Each month a different church or organization will bring a short devotional thought followed by small groups forming for brief prayer time. First United Methodist Church-Sulphur Springs will lead in November and December.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

FIT AND Strong for those ages 60 and older will be taught free every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Dec. 16

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

CHRISTMAS PARTY will begin at 10 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Bring a favorite holiday finger food to share and bring a $5 gift to exchange. Christmas games will be played. Bingo will also be played at 9:30 a.m., 42 at noon and yoga will begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at the center.

BREASTFEEDING Is Best Support or BIBS will be offered the third Friday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 101 in Memorial Medical Plaza. Everyone welcome to attend, share their stories and experiences. Questions may be directed to Angie via phone or text at 816-344-2353.

STORYTIME FOR Preschoolers will be held at 10:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of each month during the school year at Sulphur Springs Public Library, 611 North Davis St. Books, songs, stories, puppets and guest authors will be featured. Direct questions to 903-885-4926.

HOPKINS COUNTY Marketers Association meets the third Friday of each month at noon at Pizza Inn.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 No

 

Saturday, Dec. 17

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday-Friday, Dec. 17-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at Tractor Supply Co. The shelter is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays when the facility becomes “code red,” that is filled with limited space. The shelter is located at 1313 North Hillcrest Dr. Adoption fees apply. Call 903-439-9369 for information.

REILLY SPRINGS Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, with the RS Kitchen open from 6 p.m. for a full meal and concessions available for a fee. Admission to the Jamboree is $10 per person. The Jamboree is a non-smoking, non-alcohol family-friendly environment, staged at the Reilly Springs Community Center, 109 County Road 1439. For information, contact Enola Gay at 903-438-3568 or go online to reillyspringsjamboree.com.

PINE FOREST United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month to give groceries to all who are in need. Pine Forest UMC is located on FM 269 (Weaver Road), halfway between Interstate 30 and Pickton.

 

Sunday, Dec. 18

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Friday, Dec. 18-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

LADIES BIBLE Class will be held at 4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at MLK Church of Christ, 154 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Children’s worship is also held at 11 a.m. the third Sunday of every month.

 

Monday, Dec. 19

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN’s Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Pioneer Cafe. Maci Newsom 903-951-8790.

YOUNG AT Heart meets at 10:30 a.m. with a covered dish lunch served at noon at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. Everyone young at heart welcome. Meets the third Monday of the month.

EVENING COMMUNITY Bible Study, a 36-week interdenominational Bible study,  meetsMondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Spence Chapel at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. The purpose of the “Return to Jerusalem” study is “to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available to all.” Contact Jon Coffee at 903-243-0681 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information.

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

LIFE CHANGERS at Family Life Church meets every Monday night, except holidays, at 7 p.m. Learn how to overcome every destructive issue of life: addictions, depression, anger, fear, abuse, divorce, grief, broken relationships, etc. Family Life Church is located at1400 Loop 301. For more information, call 903-439-2016.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 20

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 20-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

AMERICAN LEGION Post 66 meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome to attend. Call Art Romanat at 972-742-1256 for information.

WANNA BEES circle of quilters meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday and first Thursday of each month at League Street Church of Christ, 1100 South League St.

MOPS (MOTHERS of Preschoolers) meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Shannon Oaks Church for food, fellowship and fun. Meetings are open to all moms with children in kindergarten or younger. For more information, call Amy Ritland 903-395-0353 or 3rd This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

COMMUNITY PLAYERS’ regular business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Main Street Theatre, 227 Main St. New members welcome.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT of Health, 1400 College St., offers immunization services the first three Tuesdays of each month. Parents may call 903-885-6573 for an appointment all other times. Bring your child's immunization records.

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

GALE HAGUE’s Lone Star Express Band will be featured at a Senior Citizen Dance held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Arbala Community Center. Bring finger food. Admission costs $5.

RECOVERY GROUP will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at “The ROOOM,” located across the street from Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 211 Fuller St.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy Worley at 903 439-8449 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

First Day of Winter, Wednesday, Dec. 21

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 21-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

DINNER BELL Ministry at the First United Methodist Church will not provide a free Wednesday meal on Dec. 21 and 28 . The program will resume serving meals in January.

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and with their batteries at the CANHelp Community Thrift Store, 613 Gilmer St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Donations should be placed in the bin just inside the door. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 9 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Call 903-450-6445 for information.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Dec. 22

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 22-23. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT Group for individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, cancer or other ailment or disability will be facilitated by Christine Jackson at 2:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation 1414 College St. A fun activity will be offered for the loved one receiving care during the meeting. For information, call Christine Jackson at 903-932-5823.

HOPKINS COUNTY Master Gardeners meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the AgriLife Extension Building, 1200B Houston St. Potential master gardeners are invited to attend. For more information, call Wyvonne McDaniel at 903-439-4997. For information on becoming a master gardener, call the AgriLife Extension Office at 903-885-3443.

HOPKINS COUNTY Historical Society meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Chapel at Heritage Park. Members and guests welcome.

UAW LOCAL 967 retirees meet every fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the hall located on Jack Finney Blvd., just west of L3 in Greenville, for bingo and fellowship. Lunch will be provided.

PRAYER ON the Plaza, a non-denominational prayer group, meets at 12 noon for approximately 30-45 minutes near the Veteran's Memorial. The purpose is to promote unity of different Christian churches and groups in the Sulphur Springs area. Anyone is welcome. Each month a different church or organization will bring a short devotional thought followed by small groups forming for brief prayer time. First United Methodist Church-Sulphur Springs will lead in November and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Dec. 23

NORTH POLE of Texas offers free train rides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The North Pole of Texas is located at 227 County Road 3378 in Pickton. For additional information, visit: www.northpoleoftexas.com. To check for weather closings, check The North Pole Of Texas on Facebook.

FRIDAY FRIENDS quilting group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Our Savior Lutheran Church, located at 1000 Texas St.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24

SULPHUR SPRINGS Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at Atwoods. The shelter is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays when the facility becomes “code red,” that is filled with limited space. The shelter is located at 1313 North Hillcrest Dr. Adoption fees apply. Call 903-439-9369 for information.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 1300 League St. in Sulphur Springs. VE exam sessions are available at the meeting. Weekly public information net is Mondays at 7 p.m. Everyone invited. Contact Ed Olague, K5OLA, to test for new license or an upgrade. Call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

 

Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

 

Monday, Dec. 26

NEW LIFE Group of Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open 12 & 12 study meeting beginning at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION Sessions are held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 297 Texas St. All are invited to “come and increase your knowledge about God and the Catholic Church.” For more information, call Diane Ames at 903-648-2345.

GRATITUDE ALANON Group meets Monday nights at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 302 South Chestnut St., in Winnsboro. Call 903-342-3011.

HOPKINS COUNTY Amateur Radio Club (HCARC)’S Public information net is every Monday at 7 p.m. on frequency 146.68. Everyone invited. For more information, call 903-513-4601 or visit www.k5sst.org.

LIFE CHANGERS at Family Life Church meets every Monday night, except holidays, at 7 p.m. Learn how to overcome every destructive issue of life: addictions, depression, anger, fear, abuse, divorce, grief, broken relationships, etc. Family Life Church is located at1400 Loop 301. For more information, call 903-439-2016.

BIBLE DISCIPLE Bible study will be held at Como Methodist Church Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 903-488-3541.

TEEN GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at Franklin National Bank in Winnsboro, corner of Main and Broadway streets. Call 903-342-8941.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 27

WOODMEN OF the World meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Drive.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT Group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church, 301 Church Street.

LEGACY HOSPICE Grief/Bereavement Support Group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday each month at Pizza Inn, 1320 Mockingbird Lane, unless otherwise noted. The group is open to all interested in sharing a meal and emotional and spiritual suport during times of grief. For more information, call 903-335-8901, or send an email to C.J. Duffey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Nancy Rooks at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

VFW POST 8560 hosts an 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. every Tuesday. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 903-885-4666.

GALE HAGUE’s Lone Star Express Band will be featured at a Senior Citizen Dance held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Arbala Community Center. Bring finger food. Admission costs $5.

RECOVERY GROUP will meet every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at “The ROOOM,” located across the street from Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 211 Fuller St.

GRACE ALANON, a support group for family members and friends of people abusing alcohol, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter, located just east of the church. No smoking.

TOPS CHAPTER No. 1719 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Street Baptist Church. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Call Judy Worley at 903 439-8449 for more information.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Club, a program providing respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 301 Church St. One-on-one care is provided for the individuals, who engage in various activities during the sessions. Lunch is included. Volunteers are always needed, and new participants are welcome. Call 903-243-5620 for more details.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

PASTOR NELSON J. Gatlin and the Mitchell Chapel Church family welcome everyone to “The Hour of Prayer” every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Mitchell Chapel Church of God In Christ, 402 South Jackson St. All are welcome to pray, share testimony and “hear an encouraging ‘word.’”

SULPHUR SPRINGS Civil Air Patrol meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the old terminal building at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information call Robert Stidham at 903-885-6605.

PARENTS ANONYMOUS Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Quitman. Call 903-629-2114.

LEAGUE STREET Church of Christ Benevolence Clothing Room is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. For easier access, there is parking in the back.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 28

DINNER BELL Ministry at the First United Methodist Church will not provide a meal on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The program will resume serving meals on Nov. 30.

CANHELP WELCOMES the donation of recycled cell phones and with their batteries at the CANHelp Community Thrift Store, 613 Gilmer St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Donations should be placed in the bin just inside the door. Call 903-885-9797 for more information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

TOPS NO. 1233 meets at 9 a.m. in Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 614 Texas St. Call 903-450-6445 for information.

TRINITY OAKS will hold a Bible class at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room at 610 Woodlawn St.

 

Thursday, Dec. 29

PRAYER ON the Plaza, a non-denominational prayer group, meets at 12 noon for approximately 30-45 minutes near the Veteran's Memorial. The purpose is to promote unity of different Christian churches and groups in the Sulphur Springs area. Anyone is welcome. Each month a different church or organization will bring a short devotional thought followed by small groups forming for brief prayer time. First United Methodist Church-Sulphur Springs will lead in November and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group will hold a open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets at Brashear Baptist Church Family Life Center each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recovery healing is based on the word of God for issues such as loss of a family member or friend, divorce, addiction, job loss, or any other personal crisis. All are welcome. For more information, call 903-348-4105, 903-348-1981 or 903-582-2334.

SULPHUR SPRINGS Downtown Business Alliance meets Thursday mornings at 8 a.m. at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization or downtown business is invited to attend. 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Olive Branch Baptist Church, 225 Parkins St. Call group facilitator at 903-885-1344, and leave a message.

ROTARY CLUB of Sulphur Springs meets at noon Thursdays in the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church.

 

Friday, Dec. 30

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

CHRISTIAN RECOVERY Group meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, 155 North Jackson St., for anyone with addictions, broken emotions or broken relationships.

 

New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31

SULPHUR SPRINGS Animal Shelter will hold a pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first, third and fifth Saturdays of the month at Tractor Supply Co. The shelter is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays when the facility becomes “code red,” that is filled with limited space. The shelter is located at 1313 North Hillcrest Dr. Adoption fees apply. Call 903-439-9369 for information.

BETTER LIFE Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Wesley United Methodist Church, 614 Texas St. Call Gary or Lillie at 903-473-3329.

 

New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS New Life Group meets at 9 a.m. for open discussion in First Presbyterian Church Epicenter (the old white Color Blind Ministries building), just east of the church. No smoking. Call Mike at 903-440-2218 and Gary at 903-335-8152.

 

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. The food pantry will also be open at the church building during that time. For more information, contact lunch ministry and food pantry coordinators Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison or Amanda Wilkins at 903-885-8511.

 

 

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. The food pantry will also be open at the church building during that time. For more information, contact lunch ministry and food pantry coordinators Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison or Amanda Wilkins at 903-885-8511.

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MLK CHURCH of Christ Community Outreach Program offers a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the church, 154 MLK Jr. Drive. The food pantry will also be open at the church building during that time. For more information, contact lunch ministry and food pantry coordinators Sequita Mosley, Katie Robinson or Bettye Harrison or Amanda Wilkins at 903-885-8511.

 

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