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Gospel meeting set to start here Sunday

Rockdale Church of Christ, 1522 West Cameron in Way-Mar Plaza, will hold a gospel meeting from Sunday, Oct. 9 through Friday, Oct. 14, featuring Minister Warren King of Temple.

Services Sunday will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Services Monday through Friday will be at 7 p.m.

For more information: Charlie Gant, 979-743-1066; Todd King, 446-2954; Richard Inman, 512- 638- 0928.

Preaching Rally set at Rockdale Christian

Rockdale Christian Church, 1406 Sager Road, will host a Preaching Rally at 7 p.m. Oct. 17-21, according to Harry Stevenson, minister.

“Speakers will be area ministers each evening and there will be special praise groups to lead us in worship and song,” he said.

For more information call 446- 2568 or 446-2799.

Gospel Fest slated Saturday in Milano

MILANO— First Baptist Church of Milano will sponsor a community Gospel Fest on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 until 8:30 p.m. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. at no charge.

“The public is invited for a day of gospel music, food, and more music by groups from Rockdale, Cameron, Milano, Calvert and Temple,” said Pastor Dave Lucus.

The event will be held under the pavilion behind the church, 211 South Church Street. For more information call the church office, 455- 2281. The church is located at 211 Church Street.

St. John’s youth group holding music series

“The Rock” Youth Group at St. John’s United Methodist Church is offering a six- week lesson focusing on the history of music in the church.

Students will also have an opportunity to present biographies of their favorite Christian artists and feature the artist’s top four songs. Featured artists include Skillet, Red, Thousand Foot Krutch, Casting Crowns, Kutless, Pillar, Flyleaf, P.O.D., The Afters, Chris Tomlin, and Jeremy Camp.

“We begin with a one- hour jam session and then the featured presentation by a student and follow up with food and a Bible study,” said Sylvia Olson, youth director. “All youth interested are welcome.”

The jam session starts at 4 p.m. and the dinner and Bible study start at 5 p.m. each Sunday at St. John’s. Transportation is available. For more information call Olson, 469- 585- 4964

Thrift store volunteers named for October

Rockdale Christian Services member churches are responsible for volunteers at Heavenly Treasures Thrift Store on the following dates:

Oct. 5 - 6, Cowboy Church; Oct. 7, St. John’s Methodist; Oct. 11, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 12-13, St. Joseph Catholic; Oct. 14, First Baptist; Oct. 18, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 19 -20, First Christian; Oct. 21, Meadowbrook Baptist; Oct. 25, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 26-27, St. John’s Methodist; Oct. 28, Grace Lutheran.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair

St. Monica’s carnival scheduled on Oct. 29

CAMERON—St. Monica’s Catholic Church will present its annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Simon & George Hall and parish grounds, according to Derek Brazeal, publicist.

Homemade spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, dessert and tea, $7 a plate, will be served from 5 to 7: 30 p. m., dine - in or take-out.

A horseshoe tournament will be held at 1 p.m., with registration from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Carnival booths and games, from 7:30 until 10 p.m., will include bingo, bounce house, hay ride, homemade tamales, cake wheel, concession stand, ring toss and more.

A silent auction will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the St. Anthony renovation and restoration fund.

Men’s breakfast Tuesday at First Presbyterian

A free, ecumenical Christian men’s fellowship breakfast is held each second Tuesday from 7 until 8 a.m., rotating between several local churches. Next breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 11 will be held at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. All men of the Rockdale area are invited.

Rockdale Aglow hosts Bible study sessions

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse is hosting “ E xperiencing Prayer” on selected Thursday nights through early November, with everyone invited.

“Attendees hear Bible-based teaching and faith building exercises designed to train you to be an effective prayer warrior,” said Sabrina Thompson, spokesperson. Topics are:

• Thursday, Oct. 6, “Hearing From God” (Part I).

• Thursday, Oct. 20, “Hearing From God” (Part II).

• Thursday, Oct. 27, “Spiritual Warfare” (Part I).

• Thursday, Nov. 3, “Spiritual Warfare” (Part II).

Aglow Lighthouse to meet here Oct. 13

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 for fellowship and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and speaker at 7. The meeting will be in the Rockdale General Store meeting room, 1201 W. Highway 79, said Sabrina Thompson, publicist.

“Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend,” she said.

A time of worship will be led by Jamie Lipe, singer/songwriter from Cross Plans and worship leader and head of intercession at Living Water Ministries.

Lawrence Chapel sets chili supper Saturday

THRALL—Lawrence Chapel in Thrall will hold a chili supper with serving to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the fellowship hall. “The public is invited to also enjoy the desserts, cake walk and silent auction,” said Doris Hatcher, 512-856-2448.

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