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CHURCH NEWS

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

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.” Heavenly Treasures volunteers for January

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

Jan. 19- 20, First Presbyter ia n; Ja n. 21, Mi lam C ount y Cowboy Church; Jan. 25, Tuesday Volunteers; Jan. 26- 27, Peace Lutheran; Jan. 28, Meadowbrook Baptist.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair 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 for a putting challenge on the practice green, longest drive on hole No. 11, and closest-to-pin challenge on hole No. 8. St. Paul sets annual BBQ, auction Jan. 30

THORNDALE—St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale invites the public to the church’s annual barbecue dinner and auction on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Thorndale Firemen’s Hall.

Plates will consist of brisket, sauce, beans, potato salad, noodles, slaw, onions, pickles, bread and tea for $ 8. Plates will be available for dine-in or take-out starting at 11 a.m.

“ The auction w ill begin at 12:30 p.m. with Buddy Johnson auctioneer and will offer many home-made food items plus other items displaying the talents of a lot of people,” said Angie Becker, publicist.

For more information call Becker, 898-2257, or Marilyn Johnson, 512-862-4419. “For a day of fun and fellowship come out and enjoy a delicious meal and the auction,” Becker said. 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. Methodist Men set annual chili supper

The Met hodist Men of St. John’s United Methodist Church have scheduled their annual chili supper fund-raiser for Thursday, Feb. 17 with serving from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are being sold by members of the Methodist Men, priced at $7 each, and will also be sold at the doors, according to Bill Phillips, spokesman. Desserts will be sold separately, he said. 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. Morning Star sets competitive trail ride

MILANO–Morning Star Ranch, located off County Road 328 southwest of Milano, will host an American Competitive Trail Horse Association trail competition, owners Andy and Rita Kay Isaacs have announced.

The two- day event will run April 30 and May 1 and funds raised will be used to help finish the Hospitality House at MSR for this spring and summer programs.

“Riders, beginners or advanced, will have fun,” Rita Isaacs said.

To sign up for the event, visit www.actha.us. For more information on the ranch, contact the Isaacs at 512-455-2552 or at msrministries.org. 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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