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Rising Star VBS planned June 10-12

Vacation Bible School will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 10-12, with youth activities to follow Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14 at Rising Star Baptist Church, 1022 Texas Street in Rockdale.

"Heroes of the Faith" will be the VBS theme, based on Hebrews 11:32-34, according to Georgia Richards, spokesperson. The VBS classes will be held from 6 until 8 p.m.

The weekend youth activities will include:

Saturday, June 13—Youth praise and worship, 9:30 a.m. until noon. Special guests: Youth Pep Rally for Jesus, praise dance, gospel rap by J.B. Martin of Austin, and more.

Sunday, June 14—Annual Youth Day at 3 p.m. with special guests: Pastor DeChard Freeman of Abundant Life Community Baptist Church of Pflugerville.

Milano FBC will host Engage Ministry Revival

MILANO—A Southern Baptists of Texas Convention Engage Ministry Revival will be held June 7-11 at First Baptist Church in Milano, with services at 7 p.m. nightly.

This will be a youth-led evangelistic event with the public invited. For more information call 455-2281 or 512-587-5701.

First Baptist VBS scheduled June 7-11

First Baptist Church of Rockdale will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 7, through Thursday, June 11, according to Leslie Hasselbach, spokesperson.

Sunday Bible School will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will include a hot dog supper. Monday through Thursday Bible School will be from 8:45 a.m. until noon.

"Our theme this year is Boomerang Express: It all comes back to Jesus! Bible School will be for 4-year-olds through 6th graders," Hasselbach said.

VBS set June 1-5 at Forest Grove CC

Forest Grove Christian Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School June 1-5 at 9 a.m. with classes until 11:30, followed by a lunch to be provided for the kids. Dismissal will be at noon.

"Kids of all ages are invited, from Pre-K through 8th grade," said Brandon Navarre, pastor.

"Our theme of Crocodile Dock each day will include activities such as Bible Bayou, Crawfish Crafts, Gator Games, Chadder Movie Theater, and a Dock-side Drive-In," the minister said. "This will be a great opportunity for kids to learn more about God while having a 'bayou full of fun'," he added.

For more information call 446- 5627.

Dinner to benefit Milano church youth

An enchilada dinner will be held starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the Milano First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

The dinner is available for a donation and all proceeds will help send the church youth to camp this summer, spokesperson Sherry Barnett said.

For more information call, 455- 6001 or 455-9724.

Youth in IMPACT ahead at Thorndale

THOR NDA LE—The second week in June, Thorndale will be home to 250 youth from churches of all denominations from around the state. Thorndale area churches with participants will include St. John Lutheran, Pleasant Retreat Methodist, Mount Zion Baptist, San Gabriel Baptist, San Gabriel Christian and First Baptist.

The event is IMPACT, "Making People Aware of Christ's Truth." The mission, according to publicist Deana Caffey, is "to help local churches share God's love in practical ways through service to the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged residents of the community, at no cost."

Youth will go out in teams in the community, painting homes, doing minor repairs, yard work or clean-up tasks.

Men's breakfast

An ecumenical Christian men's fellowship breakfast is held each second Tuesday, 7 to 8 a.m., the site rotating between several churches.

All men of the Rockdale area are welcome and the purpose is to bring men of the community together for Christian fellowship.

Next meeting will be June 9 at St. John's United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Women on Mission

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met May 20 to continue a study of Revelations, led by Jane Robinson. Mary Lois Morgan read the names of missionaries with birthdays and led a prayer for them and for needs within the local community. Others attending were Viva McGregor, Carrie Adams, Myrtle Love and Ramona Barlow.


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