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, from 5 until 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 until 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. until 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 Marcano, 512-430-0291, or e-mail

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

St. Joseph's 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 for 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," Kovar said.

Praise team from Rusk

Worship and prayer will be held at 7 p.m. this 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.

Cowboy ministry

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 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 on any of those days," Lopez said.

Bingo at Manor Oaks

The Ladies of St. Joseph's Catholic Church hosted bingo at Manor Oaks Nursing Home Nov. 16 with 18 participants. Attending from St. Joseph's were Vivian Yezak, Jo Ann Miller, Pat Watson, Florian Skubal, Adeline Kovar, Nettilee Korenek and Georgia Kerlin. Next bingo will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Manor Oaks.

Celebrate Recovery'

"Celebrate Recovery," a Biblical, balanced and non-denominational program to help people overcome "their hurts, habits and hang-ups," meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church. There is no cost. For more information, call Kenny Kilcrease at 446-6878.

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