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Barbecue feed to aid Milano church youth

MILANO—First Baptist Church, 211 Church Street in Milano, will hold a BBQ supper fund-raiser on Friday, July 16 from 6:30 until 8 p.m., according to Dave Lucas, pastor.

The fundraiser is to help the youth to be able to attend church camp, he said. For more information call the church office, 455- 2281.

Rising Star to present Gospel Explosion 2010

Rising Star Baptist Church will present “Gospel Explosion 2010” at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Institute for Teaching God’s Word, 103 Mulberry Street. Featured will be the Rising Star Workshop Choir, directed by Carol Smith, vocalist/ musician of Longview.

Special guests/performers will be Dr. Vanessa Beaumont, mezzo soprano, Round Rock, accompanied by Pastor Fred Warren, Hutto; Rickey Johnson, musician, Palestine; Vann Johnson, percussion, Palestine; Rising Star Paise Danc- ers and combined choirs.

Local choir members are invited to participate in the workshop choir and should attend the first rehearsal at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at the Institute for Teaching God’s Word.

Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance from church members and will be available at the door. Proceeds go to the Rising Star Worship/ Ministries Building Fund.

Church sets July 3rd celebration, fireworks

CALDWELL—The public is invited to attend the 14th annual Community Wide Elizabeth Lutheran Church July 3rd Celebration and Fireworks Display to be held 6-11 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Elizabeth Lutheran Church, on Highway 21 East and CR 307 in Caldwell.

The event will offer homemade hamburgers, sausage on a stick, hot dogs, cold drinks, watermelon, and ice cream in a variety of flavors; live music by Southern Roots Band; bingo, games, face painting, duck pond, bounce and slide, adrenaline rush maze, raffle, silent auction and much more.

Bring your lawn chairs. Fireworks will close out the evening. Admission is free to the event and dance. Food, drink, games, and raffle tickets can be purchased. Shuttle service provided from Caldwell High School. Handicap parking available at the church. No pets allowed.

For more information call Elizabeth Lutheran Church at (979) 567-4286 or visit www.elizabethlutheran. org.

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 allow men of Christian faith to meet for fellowship, food and a brief devotion.

Next breakfast will be July 13 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Rockdale Aglow sets parenting seminar

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will host a free “Parenting With Style” seminar from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, July 10 at First Assembly of God, 310 Childress in Rockdale.

The seminar will feature Vivian Tillotson with Empowering to Improve, a ministry to “establish, equip and encourage the body of Christ by developing today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.”

Aglow publicists Betty and Mary Amerson said Ms. Tillotson’s teachings

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teachings “are engaging, witty and facilitate listeners to personally grow.” The seminars are presented in churches and businesses.

Ms. Tillotson is a board-certified Faith-Based Clinical Therapist and holds a Bachelor of Religious Arts in Biblical Studies.

The event is open to men, women and teens. Registration is requested, but not required. Each attendee will receive a syllabus study guide. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on seminar day. Light refreshments will be served. Provided on site will be a program with puppets and crafts for children age 4-12 and childcare for ages 0-3.

For more information call Shirley Rogers, 512-429-0000, or visit

Pleasant Retreat UMC to hold VBS July 23

THORNDALE—Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church of Thorndale will host “Egypt—Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 23.

Children age 4 through fifth grade are invited to attend. Fun will continue that evening with a swim party at the Thorndale pool from 6 until 8 p.m. with everyone invited, said Elaine Alexander, publicist.

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