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Meadowbrook presents the ‘Moses Museum’

Meadowbrook Baptist Church will present the “Moses Museum” on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 until 8 p.m., according to Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor.

“There will be lots of fun and activities, games and candy,” he said. “You will meet Pharaoh, Moses, experience the parting of the Red Sea, and witness many plagues,” Rev. Hertless said. “Everyone is invited to join us for a great adventure.”

Rockdale Christian revival continues

Rockdale Christian Church, 1406 Sager Road, is holding a revival which opened Monday and will conclude Friday, Oct. 29. Services are at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Leonard Navarre of Edgewood, New Mexico.

Mary Ross is 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.

Halleujah Festival Sunday 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.

Forest Grove Church Trunk-or-Treat Saturday

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.

138th anniversary for Springfield Nov. 21

Springfield Baptist Church, 232 East Third Street in Rockdale, will celebrate its 138th anniversary and homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 with the public invited, according to Rev. S.L. Ross, pastor.

Pastor J.R. Roberson of New Flower Hill Baptist Church in Smithville will be the speaker.

Springfield was established in 1872 before Rockdale was incorporated as a city.

Trunk-or-treat event Saturday 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.

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).

First Baptist sets 6th Trunk-or-Treat

First Baptist Church will holdsits sixth annual Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 until 8 p.m. in the church parking lot and the Family Life Center, Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor, has announced.

“We’ll have no traffic hassles for parents and plenty of candy for all the kids of Rockdale,” he said.

First Baptist is located at 240 Green Street in downtown Rockdale.

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.

Thorndale FBC plans Trunk-or-Treat Sunday

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 carnival 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.

St. Joseph’s Society sets Monday meeting

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ladies Society will meet Monday, Nov. 2, with benediction and rosary at 5:30 p.m. in the church with the meeting to follow.

Ladies on altar duty are Nettilee Korenek, Edna Davidson and Gloria Thrasher. Hostesses are Jo Ann Miller, Lillian Galbreath and Mary Jimenez.

The annual Christmas bazaar, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, will be the main topic of discussion. The annual bazaar will be held at the church’s educational building on San Gabriel Street, Rockdale. Final activity of the day at 1:30 p.m. is the drawing of raffle and door prizes.

Ladies Society members are urged to attend Monday’s meeting where they will discuss baked goods, arts and craft rooms and silent auction items. At the bazaar, the kitchen will be serving an assortment of foods with free coffee.—Kelley Zapata, spokesperson

Black Jack Baptist plans Fall Festival

A Fall Festival will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Black Jack Baptist Church, beginning with a meal and followed by fellowship, games and a cake walk, according to Jimmy Haile.

Prize candies will be passed out at each game and a costume contest will be held.

The church is located between Rockdale and Caldwell on CR 301 just off FM 908. For more information call 979-535-4738.


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