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CHURCH NEWS

Rockdale Christian revival to start Monday

BIG PUMPKIN PATCH—Youth groups from First Presbyterian Church and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale are raising money by selling pumpkins daily through Oct. 31. A truck load of 600 pumpkins was unloaded at St. John’s on Saturday, with a big assist by John Shoemake manning a front-end loader. Sales are conducted Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 until 7 p.m. Photo courtesy Gary Griesbach BIG PUMPKIN PATCH—Youth groups from First Presbyterian Church and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale are raising money by selling pumpkins daily through Oct. 31. A truck load of 600 pumpkins was unloaded at St. John’s on Saturday, with a big assist by John Shoemake manning a front-end loader. Sales are conducted Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 until 7 p.m. Photo courtesy Gary Griesbach Rockdale Christian Church, 1406 Sager Road, will hold a rev ival Oct. 25-29 at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be Leonard Navarre of Edgewood, New Mexico. Special music each evening will be provided by area churches.

Mary Ross will be the instrumentalist with Felicia Richardson leading praise singing. “Everyone in our community is invited to share in praise, fellowship and learning from God’s Word how to grow in our faith,” said Harry Stevenson, RCC minister.

Festival set October 31 at New Jerusalem Church

A Community/City-Wide Halleujah Festival will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at New Jerusalem Church, 103 Mulberry Street, Dr. Dennis Brooks, pastor.

“This festival is a time for everyone to come together and share in fellowship, games and food,” Rev. Brooks said.

For more information call Denitra Lewis-Rideaux, 446-4910, or Linda Brooks, 254-421-6208.

Ladies ministry offers Bible study series here

The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women interested to attend an upcoming series of Bible Study.

The first six weeks of study will be “Women Who Dance,” led by Lisa Dennis. Classes will start Sunday, Nov. 7 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 12. Classes will meet each Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Citizen’s National Bank Community Room, 140 E. Cameron Ave.

For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

Trunk-or-treat event Oct. 30 at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold a “trunk-ortreat” event 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. Saturday, Oct. 30 is the officially designated trick-or-treat night.

Other news from St. John’s:

Cantata— 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 performed at 11 a.m. worship Sunday, Dec. 19.

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).

Thorndale FBC plans Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 31

THORNDALE—First Baptist Church in Thorndale will host a Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat Sunday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 until 8 p.m., according to Millette Fisher, spokesperson.

The event will open with carni- val games, bounce houses, horse rides, crafts, food and drinks and a prize giveaway. At dusk trickor treaters will pass by decorated car trunks, or backs of vehicles, as costumed participants hand out candy.

“There will be something for everyone, so bring the family for a night of fun and fellowship,” Fisher said.

Forest Grove Church Trunk-or-Treat Oct. 30

Forest Grove Christian Church will hold a Trunk-or-Treat at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Minister Brandon Navarre announced. “Members will bring their vehicle and decorate their trunk, tailgate or back hatch with a game or decoration for the kids, and distribute candy,” he said.

Fifth Sunday will be Youth Sunday at Forest Grove Christian when the church youth will conduct the entire morning service on Oct. 31.

Also on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m., Forest Grove Christian will provide a ministry at Manor Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center.

On Sunday, Nov. 14, Forest Grove Christian will hold its Thanksgiving meal, a traditional pot luck meal following morning services.

Next men’s breakfast Nov. 9 at Meadowbrook

The monthly second-Tuesday communit y men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. Nov. 9 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.


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