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ECUMENICAL About 120 persons from many Milam County congregations gathered Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in a special service to pray for rain. First order of the day was to "greet those around you" and this smiling group included: L-R: Nettilee Korenek, Father Gregory Hanks of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Madison Simpson, Jack Simpson and Jo Pruett. See page 4C for more coverage. ECUMENICAL About 120 persons from many Milam County congregations gathered Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in a special service to pray for rain. First order of the day was to "greet those around you" and this smiling group included: L-R: Nettilee Korenek, Father Gregory Hanks of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Madison Simpson, Jack Simpson and Jo Pruett. See page 4C for more coverage. The Reporter welcomes news from local churches about their special events. There is no charge. E-mail items to bill@rockdalereporter, fax to 446-5317, or drop them by the office.

Liberty church to host cemetery meet Sunday

The annual meeting of the Liberty Cemetery Association will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Liberty Community Church.

"Bring your picnic lunch and join us for a day of relaxing and renewing friendships," said Judy York, publicist.

Those unable to attend are asked to send their cemetery maintenance dues of $20 per individual plot to: Mrs. Frances Gilliland, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron TX 76520.

Food ministry taking orders for July issue

Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry of The Master's Gateway Church in Milano is taking food orders for July. 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 loave sandfishes@themastersgateway. com to request a menu and order form. Order deadline is Friday, July 10. Food pick-up date is Saturday, July 25.

Food stamp orders can be placed in person at White's Leather Shop, 10 a.m. to noon weekdays (food stamp orders must be placed in person).

"This ministry does not require income qualification; everyone is welcome to order," said Rebecca Telg, publicist. "You receive $60 worth of food for $30, enough food to feed a family of 4 for one week. The menu includes meats, vegetables, pasta and more. Other optional boxes are available."

Financial Peace U. at Milano Church

MILANO—Master's Gateway Church in Milano is sponsoring Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Classes will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Cost is $99 and includes Ramsey's Financial Peace book, workbook, CDs of lessons, envelope system, lifetime membership and more.

To sign up or FMI, call 446- 9130 or e-mail Beverly@thema stersgateway.com. Deadline to register is July 17.

Women's Bible study ahead at Meadowbrook

Esther, by Beth Moore, will be the topic for a women's Bible study beginning Aug. 19-20 and continuing through Oct. 21-22, according to Suzanne Turner, spokesperson.

Groups will meet from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Workbooks are $15.

Call Mrs. Turner, 446-3145, or Frances Hertless, 446-6865, to reserve a workbook and/or childcare. Financial assistance is available if needed, Mrs. Turner said.

Barbecue, desserts cookoff to aid church

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.

Son Rock' VBS set at Springfield Baptist

Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday, July 6-10, at Springfield Baptist Church, according to Rev. S.L. Ross, pastor.

Theme will be "Son Rock Kids Camp—where kids build their lives on the Rock: Jesus."

"All children are invited to come join the fun," Rev. Ross said.

Aglow Lighthouse to meet here July

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 9 in the Rockdale General Store conference room.

Speaker will be Scott Windrum who founded his Windsong Ministries in 2002 after having been a pastor for two decades. He now travels as a "modern-day missionary throughout the U.S.," according to Betty Amerson, spokesperson.

"There is a great need in our own nation for an awakening to the purposes of God," she said, "and that is Scott's mission."

An emphasis of his ministry is playing guitar while singing songs of the Lord to individuals, couples and congregations.

The public is invited. The General Store is located just west of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home on US 79.

For more information call Betty or Mary Amerson, 455-9622.

Monthly men's breakfast July 14 at Meadowbrook

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. Next meeting will be July 14 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall.


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