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Barbecue, desserts cookoff to benefit church building fund

Rising Star Baptist Church has scheduled a barbecue and desserts cookoff to benefit its building fund.

The cookoff will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 on the church grounds, 1022 Texas Street in Rockdale.

Desserts—Entry fee is $5 per category for cakes, pies and cobblers. Turn-in time is noon.

Barbecue—Entry fee is $20 per category for chicken, ribs, brisket and beans. Turn-in times are: beans 1 p.m. chicken 2 p.m., ribs 3 p.m., brisket 4 p.m.

Entry fees must be paid before 9 a.m. on cookoff day. Alcohol is prohibited.

For more information call Lionel Washington at 512-429-0105 or Nathan Roberts at 661-305- 9562.

Rising Star VBS

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.

"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:

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

Sunday, June 14—A n nua l Youth Day at 3 p.m. with special guest: 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.

Murray St. to host VBS here June 22-24

"Crocodile Dock" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School to be held from 9 until 11:30 a.m. June 22-24 at Murray Street Church of Christ, hosted by Murray Street and Pecan Street Churches of Christ.

Pre-registration can be done daily between now until June 21, according to Ray Don McIntosh, minister at Murray Street.

For more information call the church office, 446-2179.

Peace Lutheran VBS planned next week

Peace Lutheran Church will conduct Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday, June 8-12 at the church.

Theme will be "Crocodile Dock," according to Angie Lara, spokesperson. For more information call the church office, 446-2834.

First Baptist VBS will start Sunday

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.

Food ministry now taking orders for June

Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry of The Master's Gateway Church is taking food orders for June. Menus can be picked up at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or White's Leather Shop in Milano.

Call 446-9140 or 446-9130 and leave a message or e-mail loaves andfishes@themastersgateway. com to request a menu and order form. Orders must be received by June 12 if they are mailed. Food pick-up day is June 27.

Orders may be placed in person June 5 at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce's Hogan-Hall Building from 9 until 11 a.m., or June 10 at The Master's Gateway Church in Milano from 6 to 7 p.m. Food Stamp orders are accepted and must be placed in person.

The ministry does not require income qualifications; everyone is welcome to order. You receive approximately $60 worth of food for $30, and it contains enough food to feed a family of 4 for one week. Included are meats, vegetables, pastas, and more. Other optional boxes are available.— Rebecca Telg

Church to sell barbecue in Rockdale Saturday

The Master's Gateway Church of Milano food ministry will sell barbecue at Tisket A Tasket's summer show on Saturday, June 6, and browsers are invited to stop by for barbecue sandwiches and sausage wraps, or a free iced tea or water. Angel Food menus and order forms will be available.— Rebecca Telg

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 be 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.

Monthly men's breakfast Tuesday at St. John's

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.

Aglow Lighthouse to hear Durham

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at the Hogan- Hall building adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce.

Speaker will be Robin Durham of Killeen, area president for the Heart of Texas Aglow International. She serves an international prayer ministry. As a military wife, she has lived in seven states and two nations, serving her ministry in many settings.

For more information call Betty or Mary Amerson of Milano at 455-9622.

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