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RISING STAR VBS—Rising Star Baptist Church of Rockdale held its annual Vacation Bible School Wednesday through Friday with a daily attendance of 19 students, age pre-K through grade 12. Theme was “Exploring the Depths of God’s Love.” Coordinator was L.C. Richards and team leader was Rev. Kenny Dennis. Teachers were Mildred Lee, Linda Henderson, Alma Fay Bell, Rev. Dennis, Jo Ann Bradford, Mary Ware, Stephanie Washington, Donald Davis, Lionel Washington and Nick Hernandez. Pastor Royal Johnson, James Bradford, Ernest Russell, Leroy Phillips, Doris Phillips, Lula Rivers, Georgia Richards, Minnie David, Barbara Williams and Lon Williams were volunteers. RISING STAR VBS—Rising Star Baptist Church of Rockdale held its annual Vacation Bible School Wednesday through Friday with a daily attendance of 19 students, age pre-K through grade 12. Theme was “Exploring the Depths of God’s Love.” Coordinator was L.C. Richards and team leader was Rev. Kenny Dennis. Teachers were Mildred Lee, Linda Henderson, Alma Fay Bell, Rev. Dennis, Jo Ann Bradford, Mary Ware, Stephanie Washington, Donald Davis, Lionel Washington and Nick Hernandez. Pastor Royal Johnson, James Bradford, Ernest Russell, Leroy Phillips, Doris Phillips, Lula Rivers, Georgia Richards, Minnie David, Barbara Williams and Lon Williams were volunteers. The Reporter welcomes news of special events at local area churches. There is no charge. Email bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 446-5317.

RCS celebration honors Lopez here on Sunday

Heavenly Treasures manager retiring after decade of service

Rockdale Christian Services board of directors honored Rachel Lopez on Sunday, June 13 for her 10 years of service to the RCS Heavenly Treasures thrift store which serves the needy.

Mrs. Lopez will retire as Heavenly Treasures manager at the end of June.

A covered-dish celebration was held at the home of Patricia Watson with board members and volunteers of the RCS Heavenly Treasurers and food pantry in attendance.

Mt. Zion Baptist VBS set next week

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School at “Saddle Ridge Ranch” June 21-25 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 years old through high school, according to Pastor Luther Shelander.

Mt. Zion is located at 3739 FM 1712 in Rockdale. For more information call Pastor Shelander at 446-3903.

Catholic youth BBQ chicken sale June 27

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church youth group will be sell one-half barbecue chickens on Sunday, June 27 at the KC Hall for $5.

Please purchase your tickets in advance by calling Fawn Simpson 979-777-0753. Delivery will be available for large orders by calling Cynthia Gonzalez, 760- 0165.

“These students are raising money to attend World Youth Day in Spain,” Simpson said.

St. Joseph’s youth group will hold a garage sale on Saturday, July 10. They are currently accepting donations of gently used items (no clothes please). Proceeds will also go toward their trip to World Youth Day in Spain.

For pick up or drop off call Fawn Simpson, 979-777-0753

First Baptist VBS starts with dinner on Sunday

First Baptist Church, 240 Green Street in Rockdale, will host their Vacation Bible School, “Saddle Ridge Ranch,” for 4-year-olds through 5th grade, according to Janet Vaughn, VBS coordinator.

“Grab your boots and head on over on Sunday, June 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and we will feed you supper that night. The rest of the VBS runs Monday-Thursday, June 21-24 from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.,” she said.

Next men’s breakfast July 13 at St. John’s

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 July 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.


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