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BEST RELIGIOUS—This nativity scene in the yard of Tim and Glenda Guthrie, 703 Vogel, was part of a display which won the Best Religious category in the annual decoration contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Results, more photos, pages 1B and 6B. 
Reporter/Mike Brown BEST RELIGIOUS—This nativity scene in the yard of Tim and Glenda Guthrie, 703 Vogel, was part of a display which won the Best Religious category in the annual decoration contest sponsored by the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce. Results, more photos, pages 1B and 6B. Reporter/Mike Brown The Reporter welcomes news about special events from area churches. There is no charge. Fax items to 446-5317 or email bill@rockdalereporter.com.

Peace Lutheran plans Christmas Eve service

Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale w ill hold its traditional services of lessons and carols at 7 p. m. Friday, Dec. 24, Pastor Jan Campbell has announced.

“ This service includes Holy Communion and ends in cand lelight with the singing of ‘Silent Night’ in German and English,” she said.

No ser vice w ill be held on Christmas Day at Peace Lutheran, but regular worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, she said.

First Baptist sets 8th Christmas Eve service

First Bapt ist Church, 240 Green Street in Rockdale, will hold its eighth annual Christmas Eve candlelight ser v ice from 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24.

Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor, said the public is invited. “Families are invited to bring their visiting relatives to this special service,” he said.

Christmas Eve service at St. Thomas Episcopal

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 302 Davilla Street in Rockdale, will hold a Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols, followed by the Celebration of Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24.

Pam Graham, pastoral leader, said the public is invited. For more information call 446- 5932.

Christmas Eve service ahead at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church w ill hold its annua l Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 with the public invited, according to Rev. John Warren, pastor.

Jews for Jesus set Milano presentation

MIL A NO — Jew s for Je su s will present “ Message from the Word” with Stan Meyer on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 during 11 a.m. worship at First Baptist Church, 211 South Church Street in Milano.

For more information call the church office, 455-2281, said Rev. Dave Lucus, pastor.

‘First Place 4 Health’ series to begin Jan. 13

“ First Place 4 Health,” a Chr ist- c entered weig ht- loss and healthy living program, will begin a new session in Rockdale on Jan. 13, 2011, according to Suzanne Turner, spokesperson.

To enroll or for more information, call Turner at 446-3145.

Next men’s breakfast Jan. 11 at Presbyterian

Next monthly second-Tuesday communit y men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. Jan. 11 at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.

Purpose of the 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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