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Gospel preaching week to start here Sunday

Gospel preaching will be held Sunday through Friday, Feb. 14- 19 at Rockdale Church of Christ, 204 North Main Street, according to Charles Gant, minister.

He announced topics as follows:

• Sunday 10:30 a.m., “First Things First.”

• Sunday, 6 p.m., “Raising Godly Children Today.”

• Monday 7:30 p.m., “What Must I Do to be Saved?”

• Tuesday 7:30 p.m., “Problem Solving—Killing Giants.”

• Wednesday 7:30 p.m., “There is Only One Body.”

• Thursday 7:30 p.m., “Not All Believers will be Saved.”

• Friday 7:30 p.m., “Another Night with the Frogs.”

“The public is invited,” Gant said. “Bring your Bibles. Guests attend free. No nightly collections taken.”

Chicken/sausage meal Sunday at Marak Center

CAMERON—Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 7 miles northwest of Cameron on FM 2296, will sponsor a homefried chicken and sausage dinner from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Marak Parish Center.

“Plates will include fried chicken, sausage and all the trimmings, plus dessert, tea or coffee,” according to Janice Marek, spokesperson.

Meals will be $8 each and there will be a drive-through line for plates-to-go, she said. A silent auction and sweet shop will also be held.

Women hear former missionaries to Zambia

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Feb. 3 for a program given by Fred and Joy A llen, emeritus missionaries from Zambia. They are members of First Baptist Church in Temple and have been interim music directors at FBC-Rockdale.

They were missionaries for 23 years in Zambia. Their base was in the western part and they told of their work, including schooling of students, living conditions, the food, markets, wild animals and language and answered questions about life in Zambia.

Faye Simpson read the birthdays of missionaries and prayed in their behalf. Fred Allen said his birthday was Dec. 22 and said it was wonderful that people were praying for them on that day.

Ramona Barlow gave the closing prayer. Also attending were Laura Gar y, Jane Robinson, Elaine Simpson, Barbara Clark, Carrie Adams, Margaret Havel, Gerr y Offield, A nn Sonntag, Mary Lois Morgan and Myrtle Love.

Methodist Men set chili supper Feb. 25

United Methodist Men will hold their annual UMM Chili Supper Thursday, Feb. 25 in the fellowship hall of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Tickets are available from UMM members at $6 each and will also be sold at the door. Serving will be from 5 until 7 p.m.

Bible answer forum available at web site

A new Bible answer forum is now available in the Milam County area, according to Charles Gant, Rockdale Church of Christ minister.

“This medium is free to anyone with e-mail access and provides Bible answers to Bible questions,” he said. “It is bible. questions@live.com. It is available now and promises to provide Bible answers with book, chapter and verse quotations to your question.”

Gant said anyone having difficulty with a Bible passage is encouraged to give the forum a try. “You have nothing to lose and lots to gain,” he said. “Let’s return to the days when Bible things were done in Bible ways and answers were given with book, chapter and verse directly from the World of God.”

Bible reading, outreach ministry being formed

A Eulogetos Bible Reading and Outreach ministry is currently being formed, according to Patricia Moreno, spokesperson.

“Eulogetos means ‘for honorable praises’,” she explained.

Anyone interested in reading the Old and New Testaments together is asked to call Moreno at 512-629-9167. “If there is no answer, leave a message and phone number and I will call back,” she said.

Food ministry works from new location

Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry has a new location, having rented and begun renovating a building between Milano and Rockdale on CR 334, according to Rebecca Telg, publicist.

“It’s the white building just across the tracks on the right hand side,” she said. “Please excuse any mess as cleanup and renovation are ongoing.”

Loaves & Fishes continues to offer food through the Angel Food Ministries and menus/order forms can be picked up at the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, City Hall or White’s Leather Shop in Milano.

“We have added a new meat pack that is not through Angel Food, but rather from an area meat market,” Telg said. “This month’s order forms are due on Thursday, Feb. 11 and food pickup day will be Saturday, Feb. 27 at the new location, between noon and 1:30 p.m.,” she said.

The menu offers $60 worth of food for approximately $30 (enough food to feed a family of 4 for one week), she said. There are a variety of other options available.

“There are no income qualifi- cations, everyone is welcome to order,” Telg said. “We understand that times are very difficult and we do not want to see anyone go without food.” For more information, 446-9140.

Men’s breakfast held each second Tuesday

A community men’s Christian fellowship breakfast is held from 7 to 8 a.m. each second Tuesday, rotating between several local churches.

Purpose is to bring men of the community together for Chris- tian fellowship, said Bill Avrett, spokesman.

Next breakfast will be March 9 at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. All men of the community are invited.

Golf tourney to aid church building fund

Rising Star Baptist Church has scheduled its annual Golf Classic at Blackhawk Golf Course, in Pflugerville, on Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m.

A free barbecue meal for participants will start at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will include trophies for the winning team and individual trophies, eight free rounds of golf and more.

Persons wishing to participate in the tournament or to be tournament sponsors are asked to contact either of the following persons for details:

Royal Johnson, 512-576-4483; Kenny Dennis, 512-968-2271; Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242, or visit the website at http://risingstarbaptistchurch. com/

Proceeds from the tournament will go to Rising Star’s building fund.

Aglow Lighthouse to meet Thursday

The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 meeting of the Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse at the Rockdale General Store meeting room.

Speaker will be Pam Crowe of Buckholts. She and husband Rickard moved to Milam County in 1971, have 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren,

“The death of an infant son in 1973 caused them to begin seeking something deeper in their lives, and a Navigators Conference in 1977 radically changed their lives,” Betty Amerson, Lighthouse spokesperson said. “Since then, they have traveled and ministered in many countries.”

For more information call Betty or Mary Amerson at 254- 931-1481.


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