CHURCH NEWSNew Hope sets 119th anniversary Sunday
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 327 East Third Street, will hold its 119th anniversary/homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.
Pastor James Petty of Samaria Baptist Church will be guest speaker. He is a former member of New Hope Church.
Pastor Rodrick D. Jackson said the public is invited.
Pleasant Retreat sets chili supper Saturday
THORNDALE—Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church, Thorndale, will hold its annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. One run through the line includes chili, beans, Frito pies, hot dog or coney dog and a drink, $8 adults, youth 12-under $4. Desserts will be available to buy.
A live auction will start at 7 p.m. and LAMBS will have a craft table. The church is 6 miles south of the downtown light on FM 486, then left on CR 458 for one-half mile.
Potter set to present ‘In His Hands’ Oct. 9
CAMERON—United Methodist Women will present a program for women by Rachel Norris, owner of Joy Pottery in Bryan. “In His Hands” will be Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in First UMC Fellowship Hall, 3rd and Travis Streets.
Tickets are $10, include lunch and must be bought in advance. Call the church office, 254-697- 4933 by Oct. 3. Tickets will not be available at the door. Holland pens book of poems, prayers
A book of poems and prayers written by Rev. Trish Holland, former pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rockdale, will go to press in November. “Glad2b4u Press is publishing a collection of my poems and prayers in time for Christmas giving,” Rev. Holland said.
The books, God is Not Nice: Growing Up in Christ in the Bible Belt (poems and prayers 1975- 2010), is priced at $12. A 25 percent pre-publication discount (i.e. $9 each) is offered for orders submitted by Oct. 15 from:
Glad2b4u Press, 7004 Wheeler Branch Trail, Austin TX 78749.
Men’s breakfast Oct. 11
The monthly second-Tuesday community men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. Oct. 11 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Purpose of the monthly meetings are to allow men of all denominations to gather for food, fellowship and a brief devotion.
These breakfasts rotate between several local churches.