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CWF to host chili supper Thursday

CHURCH VETS—Veterans who are members of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, along with some guests, were on the church's float during Saturday's Veterans Day parade through downtown Rockdale. From left are Jerry McPeek, Dr. John Armour, David Phillips, Sgt. First Class Ray Powell, Sgt. First Class Ray Cooper and Cheryl Blackstock. CHURCH VETS—Veterans who are members of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, along with some guests, were on the church's float during Saturday's Veterans Day parade through downtown Rockdale. From left are Jerry McPeek, Dr. John Armour, David Phillips, Sgt. First Class Ray Powell, Sgt. First Class Ray Cooper and Cheryl Blackstock. The Christian Women's Fellowship of First Christian Church, 231 Burleson Street, will host a chili supper fund-raiser on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the church fellowship hall (Scarbrough Street side of church).

Serving will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Cost will be $5 and will include a drink. Desserts will be available for an extra charge.

Money raised from this event will go toward various projects for First Christian Church in the coming year. For advance tickets call the church office, 446-5090, or Peggy Fischer, 446-3308.

Lord's Acre event set Sunday at St. John's

St. John's United Methodist Church will hold its annual Lord's Acre fund-raiser at noon Sunday, Nov. 15 in the church fellowship hall, with the public invited.

The event will include barbecue plates with all the trimmings for $7, an auction of hand-crafted items, gift baskets, holiday decorations, gift certificates, baked goods, jellies and jams, paintings, plants, Longhorn and Aggie items and more.

"This is the perfect event to get your Christmas shopping done early," said Gaye Bland, Lord's Acre director. There will also be a silent auction, "meals-in-a-minute" and a country store, Bland said.

Meal tickets are available at the church office for $7 each, or call Ken Cooke at 446-5838.

Church plans annual nativity display Dec. 3-5

The annual Rockdale Nativity Display, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will be open to the public at the chapel, 310 Calhoun Street, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 5, 11-3 p.m.

"Join us for a walk down Christmas Lane to explore the art and beauty of the Christmas Nativity from around the world," said Chalice Marcano, publicist.

"Last year we had over 80 nativities on display and with the public's help we can make this year even more spectacular," she said.

To include your nativity, contact Chalice Marcano, 512-430-0291, or e-mail cemarcano@yahoo.com First Christian offers Thanksgiving meals

First Christian Church will hold its annual free Thanksgiving meal at noon Thursday, Nov. 26 in the church fellowship hall.

"There's no reason for anyone to go without a Thanksgiving meal or to eat alone," said John Elbert Fischer, church spokesman.

For more information call the church, 446-5090, or Fischer, 446- 3308.

New Hope plans Thanksgiving meals

New Hope Baptist Church, 327 East Third Avenue, will serve its annual Community Outreach Thanksgiving meals from its fellowship hall Saturday, Nov. 21 from noon until 2 p.m.

Meals are free. Church members ask that all sick and disabled lists be turned in by Monday, Nov. 16 to assure delivery. Call Vera Rivers, 760-0489; Pam King, 446-7296; Pearl Mack, 446-6626; or Deborah Crawford, 760-5241.

St. Joseph's Ladies plan annual Bazaar

The Ladies Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5, spokesperson Madeline Kovar said.

This event in the church's educational building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. with a drawing of raffle and door prizes. There will be a variety of baked goods, an arts and craft room and silent auction. The kitchen will offer chicken stew, chili and all sorts of sandwiches, and free coffee.

Praise team from Rusk at Outreach Center

Worship and prayer will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at the Rockdale Outreach Center. Featured will be the River of Life Praise Team of Rusk, along with Robert Corbell, Gunar Gerthe and David Haines. The community is invited to participate, Gerthe said.

Aglow Lighthouse to meet Thursday

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse invites the public to its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at Rockdale General Store. Speaker will be Dr. Monique Vanderpuye who, with her husband Dr. Oliver Vanderpuye, lead Glory Salvation & Praise ministries in Austin.

Dr. Vanderpuye, after 4 years dental surgery practice, taught at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. From 1997 to 2002 she and her husband pastored in Rockdale before joining a team of revivalists at Palestine (Texas). They moved to their Austin ministry in 2008.

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

Cowboy ministry sets kids donation drive

Southern Comfort Ministry for Milam County Cowboy Church is sponsoring a donation drive, Christmas for Kids, for children of the Rockdale ISD, according to spokesperson Darlene Applegate.

They are accepting items such as coats, hoodies, sweaters, new underwear for elementary-age students, socks for all ages and cash. For more information, call Applegate at 446-2835.

'Dollar Days' at RCS Heavenly Treasures

Heavenly Treasures Thrift Store will not have it's monthly "Bag Sale" during November and December, spokesperson Rachel Lopez said. Instead, there will be "Dollar Days" every Wednesday of those months.

On those Wednesdays, Heavenly Treasures will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Dollar Days" means all clothing and other merchandise can be purchased for $1 per item, Lopez said.

The store is located at 233 N. Main Street in Rockdale. Regular store hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

"We gladly accept your donations either one of those days," Lopez said.

Women on Mission

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Nov. 4 for a focus program, "Plowing Concrete— Breaking Through Hard Hearts With Unconditional Love," given by Ramona Barlow, assisted by Margaret Havel, about missionary service in the Czech Republic.

Sally Brumbelow gave the prayer calendar. Faye Simpson distributed prayer request slips for church leaders. Ann Sonntag gave the closing prayer. Others attending were Robin Scott, Myrtle Love, Barbara Clark, Laura Jones and Mary Lois Morgan.


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