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Food ministry free BBQ coming up Saturday
Loaves & Fishes Food Ministry will provide free barbecue plates to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15 on a firstc first-served basis until all food is gone.
The ministry is at The Crossing, US 79 and CR 334 between Milano and Rockdale. Cross the RR tracks and the building is on the right, said Rebecca Telg, publicist. For details call 446-9140.
Primera Iglesia food Saturday at Walmart
Primera Iglesia Bautista will hold a fund-raiser food sale to raise funds for their Vacation Bible School. The sale will be held Saturday, May 15 at Rockdale Walmar t. For sale will be tacos, tamales and other food plates. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and continue until “sold out.”
Crawfish boil Sunday at St. John’s Methodist
St. John’s United Methodist Church w ill host its fifth annual Crawfish Boil Sunday, May 16, John Warren, pastor, has announced. Proceeds will go to the St. John’s summer mission trip.
An old-fashion church service w ill star t at 10:30 a.m. and serving of the meal will be from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The meal, prepared by Miller Bassler and his “Cajun” crew, will include crawfish, corn and potatoes. A new feature will be red beans and rice with cornbread.
Prices are: Craw fish meal, $12 pre-sale, $15 on meal day; red beans and rice with sausage, $7 pre-sale, $9 on meal day.
Pre-sale tickets available until May 14 at the church office, 446- 5853; The Rockdale Reporter, 446-5838; or by calling 512- 966-5003. ‘100 Women in Red’ Sunday at New Hope
New Hope Baptist church will hold a “100 Women in Red” program at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Theme will be “He saw the best in me (Jer. 29:11-13).”
Guest speaker will be Rev. Eddie L. Taylor and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church congregation of Benchley.
“Come join us as we celebrate and praise the Lord,” said Deborah Crawford, spokesperson.
Aglow meeting Thursday here at General Store
Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse w ill meet Thursday, May 13 at Rockdale General Store, just west of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home on US 79.
Susan Haslett of Bryan, who has Tapestry of Grace Women’s Ministry, will be guest speaker. “Susan ministers in a joyful, down-to-earth way, is prophetic and a remarkable woman full of compassion, love and purpose,” said Mary and Betty Amerson, Lighthouse publicists.
For more information call 254- 931-1481.
Monthly men’s breakfast
A community men’s 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 June 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church.
Velvet Ridge Singers
First Shiloh Baptist Church, 100 CR 481, Thrall, invites the public to hear the Velvet Ridge Singers at 7 p.m.. Saturday, May 22. The group’s web site is velvetridgesingers. com.
Women on Mission
Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met May 5 for a monthly missionary focus program, “Going From Grace to Grace,” presented by Ramona Barlow. Sally Brumbelow gave the prayer calendar. Others attending were Faye Simpson, Barbara Clark, Elaine Simpson and Ann Sonntag.