CHURCH NEWSCowboy Church sets open house, dedication Saturday and Sunday
Milam County Cowboy Church, 2100 N. Hwy 77 (one mile north of Rockdale), will hold an Open House at its new building from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, according to Greg Spears, pastor.
“We are inviting everyone to come out and see our new church building and see how God has blessed us,” Spears said. “Hot dogs and drinks will be served and there will be activities for the kids.”
The following day, Sunday, Oct. 10 a formal dedication of the new church building will be held with the public invited to the 10 a.m. service. “Come and see how much fun you can have with your boots on!” Spears said.
For more information call the pastor at 760-6282 or visit the church website, milamcountycc.com.
St. John’s announces special events ahead
St. John’s United Methodist Church has several special events scheduled in the next few weeks. Rev. John Warren, pastor, listed them as follows:
• Picnic—Sunday, Oct. 10, annual old-fashioned church worship service, hymn sing and picnic at Apache Pass, 10:30 a.m. Covereddish lunch following service, church youth in charge of afternoon games and recreation. Visitors welcome.
• Pumpkins—St. John’s youth will have a pumpkin patch after a quarter truck load of pumpkins are delivered. Pumpkins sales Oct. 17-31, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Sunday 1 to 7 p.m.
• Trunk or treat—Members will bring their vehicles to the church Saturday, Oct. 30, and distribute candy from their decorated car trunks to trick or treaters. Purpose: a safe environment, getting the kids off the streets, and introducing families to St. John’s. Saturday, Oct. 30 is the officially designated trick-or-treat night.
• Contata—St. John’s chancel choir is rehearsing at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for “Holy Night of Miracles: A Cantata of Hope for Christmas,” to be staged at 11 a.m. worship Sunday, Dec. 19. Additional voices welcome.
• Lord’s Acre—St. John’s annual Lord’s Acre fund-raiser will be held Sunday, Nov. 14 at noon, featuring a barbecue meal, an auction of arts, crafts, baked goods, theme baskets, gift certificates, children’s items, frozen “meals in a minute,” a silent auction, and more. For more information call Gaye Bland, 446-2693, or Dave Ogee, 898- 5381 (Thorndale number, not long distance).
Potter set to present ‘In His Hands’ Saturday
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.
Lawrence Chapel chili supper Saturday
TAYLOR—Lawrence Chapel, southeast of Taylor, will hold a chili supper fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 9 at the fellowship hall. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Also available will be homemade desserts, ice cream and a silent auction. For directions, call Doris Hatcher, 512-856-2448.
Men’s breakfast Tuesday at St. John’s UMC Church
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.
Aglow Lighthouse to meet October 14
Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at Rockdale General Store. Guest speaker will be Carrie Norton, president of Waco Lighthouse of Aglow International. All area women are invited.
Mrs. Norton’s testimony is about a transformation that saved her marriage and her life.
After teaching Sunday school and leading worship at a small country Baptist church for years, she and her family have been leaders at Church of the Open Door in Bellmead.