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Brookshires building sold to Avenue Church

Avenue Church pastor Zach Wright and his wife, Ashley, who directs Ave. Kidz ministry to children, hope to move into the former Brookshires by the end of 2019. Avenue Church of Ennis and its mother church in Waxahachie purchased the former Brookshires building and property at 2300 W. Ennis Ave. The deal became official on […]

Holsey Chapel presents award

At the city-wide revival at Holsey Chapel CME, the Progressive Ministerial Wives presented Mary Dowell with an award for Minister’s Wife of the Year. Dowell is first lady of Mt. Olive Church of Ennis. James Oakry serves as pastor of Holsey Chapel. Brenda Oakry is president of the Alliance Wives. Read more stories like this […]

Around Town – First Presbyterian Church

Holy Week Schedule at First Presbyterian Church On Palm Sunday, April 14, worship at the First Presbyterian Church will begin at 10:45 a.m. with a palm branch processional. Maundy Thursday, April 18, worship will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Readers will narrate some of the key events of Holy Week from the […]

Parable of the Two Debtors

When our Lord arrived, there was little enthusiasm in the welcome. In those days, to enter a house with bare feet was much the same thing as entering a house today and not taking off one’s hat. Shoes and sandals were removed at the threshold. The visitor was always greeted with a kiss on the […]

Tabernacle Worship Releases New Song – Ennis Group Gets Radio Play

Courtesy photo Brandon Hixson, Robin Gibson and Brandy Gradberg recently recorded the song “Life With You.”The video for the single, now on YouTube, was shot locally. Ennis’s Tabernacle Worship, one of the most active local gospel groups, released a new single last week called “Life With You (Your Goodness)” and it has caught the ears […]

Around Town – WOW to Meet March 23

Ladies, come join us for “WOW” – Women of Worship on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express, 601 N. Sonoma Trail. Then, stay afterwards for a delicious lunch and great fellowship. We looking forward to seeing you. For more information contact Mary at 972-729-9691. Read stories like […]

Around Town – Revival at First Baptist Church

A tent meeting is being held by First Baptist Church Ennis. On the corner of N. Mc-Kinney and W. Baylor St., Ennis. The pastor, Dr. Chris Bradford and the members of FBC would like to invite you to come out and join us at 7 p.m. every evening, March 11 through 16. The Hawkins family […]

Crisp Cemetery Assoc. Meeting

The Crisp Cemetery Association, Inc., annual business meeting and memorial service will be held Sunday, May 6. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m., weather permitting. For those planning to attend remember to bring a lawn chair. A one time minimum donation of $30 is being requested. Donation money will be used to help […]

Citywide Easter egg hunt this Saturday

Volunteers and organizers have been busy the last couple of days prepping for the citywide Easter egg hunt, slated for this Saturday. Festivities will be held at Bluebonnet Park from 9 to 11 a.m. RaeAnne Jones, one of the organizers and member of Foundation of Life Church, said the event will feature 20,000 toy and […]

Bitterness and forgiveness

It is interesting to note that the very first words Jesus spoke from the cross were, “Father forgive them.” It is also interesting that forgiveness by Jesus was front and center either directly or indirectly in 65% of what He left us in scripture. St. Paul says in Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, […]

God tells us to stay awake

In Mark 13:33-35, Jesus tells His disciples, “Be awake. Be alert…you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cock crow, or in the morning.” Most of us probably hear such a passage as if it were threatening or punitive, as if Jesus […]

The tumbling apples

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. In their rush to catch the plane home and with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a […]

Where is God?

Many people imagine God to be “up there”, in the sky somewhere, yet transformation comes by realizing our union with God is right here, right now, regardless of any performance or achievement on our part. That is the core meaning of grace. Authentic Christianity overcame the “God is elsewhere” idea in at least two major […]

The quickest ticket to heaven

Our conscious need for mercy is our real boarding pass. The ego does not like that very much, but the soul fully understands. Perhaps it wasn’t different from Jesus’ time. The issues have varied a bit, but we still hear the “who’s out and who’s in” among the followers of Jesus. Some ask Jesus, “Lord, […]

The temple, a dilemma for the apostles

In the Sermon on the Mountain, Jesus is not presenting a new program for society, He is announcing the end of human society, i.e., the end of it as it was legally, economically, politically, and relationally ordered. Jesus never fights against the normal world order; He simply ignores it, which makes His opponents furious. One […]

Ash Wednesday

Editor’s Note: The season of Lent began this past Wednesday, with Ash Wednesday. This article is the first in a series that will print through the Lenten season. Lent is once again upon us. The ashes we receive today are telling a very sobering story—ashes we will all be someday. Lent is about subtraction more […]

Blessing of the animals set for Oct. 7

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will host a “Blessing of the Animals” for the 15th consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 7. The service will begin at 10 a.m. at Minnie McDowal Park. The date coincides with the church’s celebrating the feast day of the patron saint of animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. As is a custom […]

Tabernacle Church collecting, distributing supplies to refugees

Tabernacle Baptist Church is seeking donations to be handed out to evacuees in the Ennis area who have come from Houston. In an emailed statement to The Ennis News, Associate Pastor Brandon Hixson said the church has already distributed 52 bags to evacuees in area hotels. “There are A LOT of evacuees here in Ennis […]

The write stuff: Local author among finalists for award

A well-known local author of Christian fiction received heavenly news recently when Romance Writers of America announced that her latest novel is being considered for an award. Find this story and more in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

Group hosts meeting to build support for Ugandan aid

A group in support of aid to Uganda will host an informational dinner at the K.C. Hall at 6 p.m.Thursday March 2. Get the full story in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

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