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St. John’s UMC to hold Christmas Eve service

St. John’s United Methodist Church invites the public to its annual Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, according to Rev. Rita Sims, pastor.

On Dec. 25, Christmas Day, a special one-room Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. will feature the children’s pageant enacting Luke 2 in fellowship hall. The church’s Christmas Day celebration will follow at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Peace Lutheran’s annual Christmas Eve service

Peace Lutheran Church’s traditional Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. This service includes Holy Communion and ends in candlelight with the singing of “Silent Night” in German and English.

Morning worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25.

Cowboy Church to host service on Christmas Eve

Milam County Cowboy Church will host a Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 from 6 until 6:30 p.m. with the public invited, according to Greg Spears, pastor.

Presbyterians to host next men’s breakfast

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, Jan. 10 will be held at First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. All men of the Rockdale area are invited.

First Assembly sets ‘Cross the Line’ Friday

First Assembly of God Church invites the public to a “Cross the Line Communion—A Personal Time with Our Lord,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, according to Jason Armstrong, pastor.

“Cross the Line is an alternative ministry and open to everyone. We will be serving food afterwards,” Armstrong said.

First Assembly of God Church is located at 310 Childress.

Gause church plans revival January 4-5-6

GAUSE—Stephens Chapel AME Church, 422 US 79 in Gause, invites the public to a “Come Unto Jesus” revival Jan. 4-5-6, 2012.

• Wednesday, Jan. 4, will feature a community prayer meeting at 7 p.m.

• Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, will be revival services at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mhyrun Hurst as evangelist. He is pastor of Living Branch Christian Center in Calvert.

Also, there will be a praise and worship musical on Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 5 p.m.

“Please join us in an anointed time of revival, praise and worship,” said Delores Fisher, publicist.

Heavenly Treasures holidays announced

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

Holidays—Heavenly Treasures w ill be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 5 for the holidays.

The store will reopen Jan. 6 and will hold a “$3 bag day” on that day.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair

‘Celebrating the Gift’ at Rising Star Baptist

Rising Star Baptist Church invites the public to its December “Celebrating the Gift From Our Father,” with services at 11 a.m. each Sunday.

“As we struggle as a nation, view the conditions in our community, and in the midst of our many personal issues, we still have a reason to celebrate the Gift that brings light in darkness, hope, peace and everlasting joy,” said JoAnn Bradford, spokesperson.

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