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NEW PASTORS—Jason and Tiffany Armstrong are the new pastors of First Assembly of God Church, 310 Childress Street in Rockdale. “We would like the opportunity to welcome those not going to church anywhere to come and be a part of our church family,” they said. “Everyone is welcome. Our goal is to help individuals mature as Christians, and to build a church that can touch, grow and lead by example.” Services are held at First Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. NEW PASTORS—Jason and Tiffany Armstrong are the new pastors of First Assembly of God Church, 310 Childress Street in Rockdale. “We would like the opportunity to welcome those not going to church anywhere to come and be a part of our church family,” they said. “Everyone is welcome. Our goal is to help individuals mature as Christians, and to build a church that can touch, grow and lead by example.” Services are held at First Assembly of God at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Reporter welcomes news about special events from area churches. There is no charge. Fax items to 446-5317 or email bill@rockdalereporter.com. Cowboy Church sets ‘To Save a Life’ film Saturday, February 5

A film for teenagers and their parents, To Save a Life, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at Milam County Cowboy Church, with soft drinks and popcorn provided.

“ This is a power f ul mov ie about an all- star athlete and his girlfriend whose lives spin out of control when he loses a childhood friend,” said Greg Spears, church pastor. “Help comes when he does something unlikely—reaches out to help new friends.”

The film is rated PG-13 “due to mature thematic elements involv ing teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images, and sexuality,” Spears said.

“Teens today are hurting and facing challenges like never before,” he noted. “This film asks the question ‘What’s my life going to be about?’ and dares viewers to answer with honesty.” First Christian’s annual chili supper Thursday

The annual chili supper at First Christian Church in Rockdale has been set for Thursday, Jan. 13, spokesperson Cindy Cates said.

The supper, which will include chili and all the fixings, will be served 5-8 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, Bell and Scarbrough Streets.

Tickets are $5 each for dine in or take out, Cates said. To purchase tickets, call Peggy Fisher, 446-3308, or Cates, 446-0649. Rising Star golf event to aid building fund

Rising Star Baptist Church’s second annual Rising Star Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. (shotgun start) Saturday, March 26 at Blackhawk Golf Club, 2714 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville.

Registration will start at 11 a.m., according to Joann Bradford, publicist. Cost is $65 per player with a maximum of 72 golfers, 18 teams. Registration table will provide tourney data and goodie bags. The driving range and putting green will be available for pre-tourney practice.

Tournament prizes and other prizes will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. Trophies will also be awarded a putting challenge on the practice green, longest drive on hole No. 11, and closest-to-pin challenge on hole No. 8. Gospel singing set Jan. 29 at San Gabriel

San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an “old-fashioned gospel singing” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, featuring congregational singing, solos and instrumental specials of convention and contemporary gospel music.

“Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the singing and everyone is invited,” said Tim Cheatham, pastor.

The church is located at 263 CR 421A in the San Gabriel community, six miles north of Thorndale just off FM 486 north. Visit sangabrielbaptistchurch.org. Women’s Bible study continues on Sundays

The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women to attend Bible Study each Sunday.

Jan. 9—Feb. 27: “Seven Steps to Answered Prayer.”

March 6: “Women Who Dance” Part II (will continue until completed).

Classes meet each Sunday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Citizen’s National Bank Community Room, 140 E. Cameron Ave., Rockdale. FMI: Lisa Dennis, 512- 657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242. ‘First Place 4 Health’ series starts Thursday

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

To enroll or FMI, call 446- 3145. Heavenly Treasures volunteers for January

Rockdale Christian Services member churches are responsible for volunteer workers at the Heavenly Treasurers Thrift Shop on the following dates in January:

Jan. 12-13, St. John’s United Methodist; Jan. 14, Full Gospel Chapel; Jan. 18, Tuesday Volunteers; Jan. 19- 20, First Presbyterian; Jan. 21, Milam County Cowboy Church; Jan. 25, Tuesday Volunteers; Jan. 26-27, Peace Lutheran; Jan. 28, Meadowbrook Baptist.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair Aglow Lighthouse to hear Rev. Grant

Rev. Elizabeth Grant will be the speaker when Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Rockdale General Store.

“Rev. Grant is an ordained pastor and evangelist of New Bethel Holiness Church and founder of Daughters of Zion Ministries,” said Shirley Rogers, Aglow president. “She is also co-founder of Cross Roads, an outreach ministry in Brenham.”

Rev. Grant’s husband, Keith Grant Sr., is Senior Pastor/Bishop Elect of New Bethel Holiness Church.

Rogers said the meeting is open to all interested women of the area. Next men’s breakfast Feb. 8 at St. John’s

Next monthly second-Tuesday ecumenical community men’s fellowship breakfast will be 7 to 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Purpose is to allow men of all denominations to gather for food, fellowship and a brief devotion.

These breakfasts rotate between several local churches and all men of the Rockdale area are invited.


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