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Landmark BC begins Wednesday youth event

This Wednesday a new program for children begins at the Landmark Baptist Church in Rockdale.

“Patch the Pirate’s Pee-Wee Club will meet at 7 p.m. every Wednesday,” said Rev. David Gonnella, pastor. “Designed for children pre-school through Grade 2, the program will feature singing, coloring, crafts, creative Bible stories and prizes.”

Ron Hamilton developed the “Patch the Pirate” program after a work-related accident left him blind in one eye, forcing him to wear an eye patch. Rather than feel sorry for himself, he turned his personal tragedy into a blessing for children all over America.

Parents wanting more information should call 446-4684. Landmark Baptist Church is located on South Wilcox Street, next to the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale.

Southern Plainsmen to sing at Milano FBC

MILANO—The Southern Plainsmen Quartet will be in concer t at t he First Bapt ist Church in Milano at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 25, Dave Lucas, pastor, has announced. “The public is welcome,” he said.

The Southern Plainsmen have the distinction of being named Louisiana’s Goodwill Ambassadors,” Rev. Lucas said. “From Hornbeck, Louisiana, they have been delighting audiences and lif t ing spir its f rom coast to coast for more than 30 years.”

For more information, call the church office, 455-2281.

New Hope Baptist All Ministries Day

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 327 East Third Avenue in Rockdale, will hold its annual A ll Ministries Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, according to an announcement by Freddie Robertson,

Guests for the event will be Pastor Joe Montgomer y and the congregations of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Hearne, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Caldwell and Zion Hill Missionar y Baptist Church of Gause.

The public is invited.

Worship at the River set April 30, May 1-2

Worship at the River 2010 at Apache Pass w ill be held Friday, April 20 and Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2 at Apache Pass, according Josh Brymer, director, True Worship Ministries (TWM).

“This is our third annual event at the river,” he said. Listing the schedule as follows:

Friday, April 30—Bible study and fellowship, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 1 beginning at noon—Music festival featuring True Worship Ministries, Fire Proof, Brenda Flore s Ba nd, Primera Iglesia Bautista’s Children’s Choir, and Rick Hertless. Other features: classic car show and barbecue.

“This is a Christian family event,” Brymer said, “so bring the kids. There will be fishing, hiking, camping, music, food, moonwalks and more.”

Sunday, May 2—Morning worship at 11 a.m. in Apache Pass pavilion.

National Prayer Day observance set May 6

Meadowbrook Baptist Church will host a National Day of P rayer brea k fa st on Thu r sday, May 6 from 7 until 8 a.m., according to Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor.

Meadowbrook’s sanctuary will be open for prayer from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“The community is invited to come pray for our nation in the areas of families, churches, educ at ion, business, media, military and government,” Rev. Hertless said.

Men’s breakfast

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 Christian fellowship.

Next breakfast will be May 11 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church fellowship hall. All men of the community are invited.

Women on Mission

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met April 7 for a mont hly missionar y focus program, “A Small Spoon With a Big Heart,” presented by Ramona Barlow about missionar y work in Bolivia.

Sally Brumbelow presented the prayer calendar for missiona r ies. O t hers at tend ing were Ann Sonntag, Mary Lois Morgan, Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Margaret Havel, Myrtle Love, Barbara Clark, Delores Sonntag and Laura Gary.


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