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Peace Lutheran invites new teachers to dinner

Peace Lutheran Church, 303 Meadow Drive in Rockdale, will kick off the new school year with a fellowship dinner for new teachers and school staff, Pastor Jan Campbell said. The meal is set for noon Sunday, Sept. 12.

“Teachers and school staff do not need to bring anything. Church members, please bring a covered dish to share,” Rev. Campbell said. A nurser y is available. For more information, call the church office, 446-2834.

Grace Lutheran Ladies set bake sale Saturday

The Ladies Aid of Grace Lutheran Church will hold a bake sale and garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 4, spokesperson Mickey Meadors said.

Grace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Wilcox and Bell in Rockdale. Sandwiches and drinks will also be available.

First Christian holding garage sale Saturday

First Christian Church in Rockdale, located at the corner of Scarbourgh and Bell streets, will hold a garage sale, Saturday, Sept. 4, spokesperson Nancy Bell said.

She said the sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Primera Iglesia sets fund-raiser Saturday

Primera Iglesia Bautista will hold a church fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. with a car wash and tamale and taco sale. The event will take place at Texas Plaza, next to Brookshire Bros. super market.

For more information, call Andrew Aguilar, 446-3981.

Methodists to hold garage sale Saturday

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Summit at Hillcrest in Rockdale, will hold a garage sale Saturday, Sept. 4 in conjunction with the city-wide garage sale.

Rev. John Warren, pastor, said the church fellowship hall is “filled with merchandise donated by church members, including items of all sizes.”

Meadowbrook youth set Saturday sales

Youth of Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Rockdale will hold a garage sale and bake sale beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, according to spokesperson Bea Williams.

The sales will take place in the church fellowship hall. Sausage wraps and drinks will also be available. The church is located at 1401 Colorado Street.

Cowboy Church to meet Sept. 19 in new building

Milam County Cowboy Church will begin meeting each Sunday in their newly constructed facility, beginning Sept. 19. Services are at 10 a.m. A dedication and grand opening will be scheduled later. The new facility is at 2100 North US 77.

The church has been meeting at the New Salem Clubhouse since March, 2007. For more information about the church, visit

Breakfast— The church hosts a men’s fellowship breakfast at 7 a.m. each first Saturday of the month. The gathering is called “Ranch Hand Outfitters.”

“We invite men of all ages to meet others and hear a little bit of God’s plan for us guys,” said Kirk Glasby, spokesman.

Women’s Bible study to start September 9

The Ladies Ministry from Milam County Cowboy Church would like to invite any women interested to be a part of their Fall Bible Study.

The study will be on “Daniel Pt. 1—Living Out a Biblical Worldview” and will be led by Gaye Hawkins. Classes will start Sept. 9 and will end Nov. 4.

“We w ill be meet ing each Thursday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Rockdale General Store, 1201 West US 79.

Anyone interested should contact Hawkins at 446-6454 for more information.

Stephen Chapel A.M.E. to honor pastor Sunday

GAUSE—Members of Stephen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Gause will salute pastor Linda M. Wallace and family on their seventh appreciation services at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5.

The church is located at 422 E. US 79 in Gause. Rev. L. O. Lang of New Corinth Baptist Church in Giddings will be the guest speaker.

St. Joseph’s Ladies Society meeting ahead

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ladies Society will meet Monday, Sept. 6, with benediction and rosary at 6 p.m. in the church and the meeting to follow. Ladies who are on altar duty are Julia Molina and Mary Helen Ortega. Hostesses are Barbara Hormuth, Pat Doud and Vera Villanueva.

“All ladies are invited to come and join in an evening of fun and planning for future events,” said Kelley Zapata, spokesperson.

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

Next breakfast will be Sept. 14 at First Presbyterian Church.

Heavenly Treasures holding weekly sales

Rockdale Christian Services’ Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy is holding sales each Wednesday through September, according to Pat Watson, RCS volunteer.

Dates and sale items are: Sept. 1, skirts, 50 cents; Sept. 3, $3- bag day; Sept. 8, all children’s clothes, 25 cents; Sept. 15, dollar day; Sept. 22, half-price sale; Sept. 29, T-shirts, 50 cents.

St. Mary’s-Taylor sets annual fall festival

TAYLOR–St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylor will hold its fall festival for Sunday, Sept. 12, according to spokesperson Melanie L. Martin.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor. For more information, call Martin at 512-289-0545.

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