Community Thanksgiving service attended by 150
The evening's offering totaled $516, according to Rev. Jan Campbell, treasurer for the Ministerial Alliance. That will be split between the Rockdale Christian Services food pantry, and radio station KRXT to pay for air time for the Alliance's morning "prayer for kids" held before each school day, she said.
Brandon Navarre, Forest Grove Christian Church minister, delivered the Thanksgiving message.
Special music was presented by a Rockdale ISD school choir, directed by Mary Ray, and the Rising Star Baptist Church choir, directed by Joann Bradford.
Earl Presley, minister of First Christian Church, led the congregational singing.
Others on the program were Rev. John Warren, pastor, St. John's UMC, welcome and announcements; Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor, Meadowbrook Baptist Church and Ministerial Alliance president, call to worship, responsive reading and reading of proclamation by Rockdale Mayor John Shoemake; Rev. Harvey Wampler, pastor, First Assembly of God, old testament reading; Rev. Royal Johnson, pastor, Rising Star Baptist Church, prayer for the nation; Rev. Campbell, pastor, Peace Lutheran Church, gospel reading; and Harry Stephenson, minister, Rockdale Christian Church, benediction.