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First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

A-CROSS scoots to $29K

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A Christian Response of Shelter and Service (A-CROSS) got a big boost on Friday evening, as some of Ennis’ movers and shakers met at the Ennis National Bank Event Center for Boot Scootin’ With A-CROSS, an annual fundraiser. Jesse DeLeon, board president for A-CROSS, said the money raised far exceeded his expectations. “With all the […]

PUMP’s work continues on 10th anniversary this week

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In 2005, seven members of the First United Methodist Church of Palmer went to Ruston, La., for a “Weekend of the Cross” – a youth mission weekend – and on the way home decided, “We can do this in Palmer.” Katie Meek was the youth director in Palmer and the group essentially said, “Katie, we […]

New Hope holds grand opening Sunday

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After two weeks of test runs at holding worship services in a converted, 95-year old landmark building in downtown Ennis, New Hope Church will open its doors Sunday in their grand opening on Fathers Day. Pastor Buck Marshall has extended an invitation to newcomers of all ages to visit them on the corner of West Ennis Avenue […]

Cring & Clazzy at FUMC in Ennis June 21

Appearing Sunday, June 21, at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 300 Sherman Street in Ennis, are Cring & Clazzy, dubbed by a recent reviewer as “the biggest 2-piece band in America.” They will share an entertaining and inspirational program called 567: go tell it from the Mount, a modern-day […]

Local minister contributes original music to motion picture film and soundtrack.

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JCFilms, a Christian movies producer, has released its latest is a film called ONE CHURCH, starring former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch – and a song by an Ennis man. Brandon Hixson, the worship pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis, had his original composition, “Only By His Grace”, placed in the film’s soundtrack. See […]

Southern Gospel artist coming to Ennis

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Southern Gospel recording artist Gordon Mote performed a concert at Anthony Drive Baptist Church in Ennis a couple of years ago, and he is returning on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21. The concert is free and will begin at 7 p.m. Few artists possess a more impressive resume than Gordon Mote. And few artists have […]

New pastor is in tune and in step

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Grace Lutheran Church introduced their new pastor, Steve Dygert, last month. His past is so well-versed as a jazz musician that he feels with his feet. Though his birthplace, Omaha, is not known as a musical hot spot, he found plenty enough to collect two degrees, including a masters of music at the University of […]

New Hope Church finds home downtown

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Much has been made of city ordinances regarding establishments who serve alcohol near a church, school or hospital. New Hope Church, who begin holding services downtown this month, have a different point of view. “We’re not here to keep something out,” said senior pastor Buck Marshall, “but rather, to bring something, or someone in,” in […]

Nicaraguan team trains in Ennis

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World Outreach Training Center, located at 1107 S. Clay St. in Ennis, is hosting a bilingual conference over three weeks, ending on June 18, in which the primary audience is 35 ministers from Nicaragua. Dr. J. David Ford, who directs More Than Conquerors School of Theology at the same location, has a heart for reaching […]

‘Nic at Night’ at Baylor Baptist

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On Sunday, May 17, the children’s choir at Baylor put on a star-studded production of “Nic at Night,” a three-act play written by Kathie Hill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Philippines Mission for Baylor Baptist pastor, members

On Thursday, May 21, Chet Hensley, pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, and church members Nic Collins and Dudley Fox left the United States to travel to Oslob, Cebu, the Philippines, for a 14-day mission trip. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

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For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

Ezekiel’s vision of the Glory of the Lord

I am currently doing a series of sermons from Ezekiel, one of the most interesting books of the Bible The Book of Ezekiel begins as follows: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river […]

Prayers offered for city, those in need

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Muggy conditions did little to dampen the spirit of a multi-ethnic group that joined for prayer at Lions Park on Thursday evening. Organized by the Ennis Christian Ministers Association, sixteen different individuals led verbal prayers that covered a spectrum of topics as part of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place in cities across […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday

The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, set for Saturday morning at Tabernacle Church, will be a time for the community of Ennis to come together, said Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, who is spearheading the event. With doors opening at 8:15 a.m. and breakfast being served until 10 a.m., people of various walks of faith are […]

Couple starting church in Ennis

David and Ruth Harness have announced the beginning of their church. They will serve as senior pastors of the Ennis Word of Life Church. Starting on Sunday, May 10 the pastors will host meetings on the second, third, fourth and fifth (if applicable) Sunday of each month at Comfort Suites, 400 South I-45 in Ennis, […]

Ennis author’s Christian novels are redefining the genre

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A local pastor’s wife has started her own ministry of a kind, a literary one that complements her husband’s work, yet charts her own Christian course. Tammy L. Gray, wife of Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Pastor Todd Gray, and mother of three young children, has found her creative destiny as a writer, incorporating traditional morals and […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast benefitting Ennis students

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The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be a beautiful picture of a community coming together. Slated for May 2 at Tabernacle Church in Ennis, the doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for the first-ever event of its kind in Ennis, according to Mayor Pro Tem Matt Walker. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

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