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Annual Lord’s Acre Sunday at St. John’s
St. John’s United Methodist Church will hold its annual Lord’s Acre fund-raiser 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 Christian to host Thanksgiving meal
First Christian Church will hold its annual free Thanksgiving meal at noon Thursday, Nov. 25 in the church fellowship hall.
“There’s no reason for anyone to go without a Thanksgiving meal or to eat alone,” said John Elbert Fischer, church spokesman.
Last year the church served 90 meals.
For more information call Fischer at 446-3308.
New Hope planning Thanksgiving meals
New Hope Baptist Church will provide its 10th annual free Thanksgiving meals on Saturday, Nov. 20 and is now accepting donations for this community outreach event, according to James King, spokesman.
“The past nine years were very successful and we hope the 2010 event will be an even greater success,” he said.
For questions or to make donations, call Deborah Crawford, 760-5241; Pamela King, 446- 7296; Pearlie Mack, 446-6626; or Vera Rivers, 760-0489.
Those donating turkeys are asked to do so by Nov. 13, with other donations requested by Nov. 12.
Monetary donations can be made by check payable to Community Outreach Dinner and mailing to PO Box 242, Rockdale TX 76567. 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.
Gospel meetings end Friday at local church
A series of five nightly gospel meetings conducted by the Rockdale Church of Christ, 204 N. Main St., will end Friday, Nov. 12. The gospel is being preached by Charles Gant and the public is invited.
“Admission is free and no collections are taken nor solicited,” Gant said.
Meeting times are 7:30 p.m.
For more information or directions, call 979-743-1066, 512- 760-5892 or 512-638-0928.
‘Operation Christmas Child’ collection at FBC
The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child collection will be Nov. 15-20 at First Baptist Church in Rockdale, according to spokesperson Barbara Clark.
“Use a shoebox or plastic shoebox for items such as school supplies, hygiene items, small toys, hard candy, gun and sunglasses. Boxes can be wrapped or unwrapped,” Clark said. “Also enclose a personal note if you like.”
For more information, call the church, 446-5375, or Clark, 446-4207.
Aglow Lighthouse meeting Thursday
Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will hear guest speaker Lydia McCroskey of Brenham during its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday, Nov. 11 at Rockdale General Store.
Mrs. McCroskey is vice-president of the Aglow International East Texas Area Team. She and husband John have served mis- sion trips to Hungary, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Guatemala and Mexico.
They have also journeyed to Israel four times with Aglow.
All interested women of the Rockdale area are invited to attend Thursday’s meeting.
Next men’s breakfast ahead at Meadowbrook
The monthly second-Tuesday communit y men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. Dec. 14 at Meadowbrook Baptist 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.
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 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.