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MasterPeace Quartet to sing at Full Gospel, Meadowbrook Baptist
Rockdale Full Gospel Chapel, US 77 north, will present the Master- Peace Quartet in concert during 11 a.m. morning worship services Sunday, Jan. 29.
The concert is free, and a freewill offering will be taken, accordin g to Ba r ba r a Springer, spokesperson. The quartet will make its second appearance Sunday at 6 p.m. at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1401 Colorado Avenue in Rockdale, according to Rev. Rick Hertless, pastor.
The MasterPeace Quartet is led by Rockdale native Scott Williams, lead singer. Others in the group are Jason Miller, first tenor; Joshua Wallace, baritone; and Glenn Cruey, bass.
“This talented group has a personal goal of delivering God’s message in song to people everywhere,” Rev. Hertless said.
The public is invited to either or both concer ts which are free. A love offering will be taken at each performance.
S&W blood drawing Sunday at St. Paul
THORNDALE— St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale will host a Scott and White blood drive from 8 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan. 29 on the church campus.
Regina Phinney, manager for donor recruitment, said the past year brought an increased demand on the blood supply from many locations including the S&W Round Rock hospital and now the new S&W Children’s Hospital.
“Also, various unexpected traumas, surgeries and pediatric patients have required a large supply of blood in the past month. Scott & White currently needs 1,450 units of blood each month for patients in Central Texas,” she said. “That means we need to find at least 70 donors per day to donate blood.”
Donors will receive a free blood donor T-shirt, a 2012 blood donor eligibility calendar, a coupon for a free week of Jazzercise classes, and a chance to win a $100 gift card.
“Bring a friend and be lifesavers— donate blood,” said Teresa Ging, St. Paul spokesperson.
St. Paul to hold annual BBQ dinner and auction
THORNDALE— St. Paul Lutheran Church and school in Thorndale will hold its annual barbecue brisket dinner and auction fund- raiser on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall. Serving and plates to-go will start at 11 a.m.
Plates, $8 each, will include brisket, potato salad, noodles, beans, slaw, pickles, onions and tea, according to Angie Becker.
A live auction with Buddy Johnson, auctioneer, will start at 12:30 p.m.
Homemade baked goods or specialty foods, along with arts and crafts and numerous other items, will be featured in the auction. “Everyone is invited to come out for a day of good food, fellowship and fun,” Becker said.
For more information or to donate auction items, call Angie Becker, 898-2257; Marilyn Johnson, 862- 4419; Tammy Pickett, 269-3598; or Teresa Ging, 824- 0224.
Gospel singing Saturday at San Gabriel Baptist
San Gabriel Baptist Church will host an old-fashioned gospel singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, featuring congregational singing, solos and instrumental specials of conventional and contemporary gospel music.
Refreshments will follow in fellowship hall and everyone is invited to participate. The church is located at 263 CR 421A in San Gabriel, six miles north of Thorndale just off FM 486. Tim Cheatham is pastor. For more information visit the website: sangabrielbaptistchurch.org.
Free movie night at Outreach Center
A free Family Movie Night will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Rockdale Outreach Center, 195 FM 487 (Ackermqn Street).
The movie “Courageous” will be shown and ever yone is invited, according to Gunar Gerthe, director.
St. John’s UMC to host chili supper Feb. 16
The Methodist Men of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale will host their annual chili supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, spokesperson Eldon Ball has announced.
The meal will be held in the church fellowship hall, located at Summit and Hillcrest. Tickets are $ 8 per person age six and older, available from MM members, at the church office, and will be available at the doors. Home-made desserts will be sold separately.
Women on Mission
Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Jan. 18 for bible study at the church, led by Jane Robinson.
Others attending were Joyce Cryer, Mary Lois Morgan, Margaret Havel, Becky Page, Barbara Clark, Ramona Barlow, Jane Darwin, Ann Sonntag, Laura Gary, Faye Simpson and Gladys Roberts.
Mission Focus, to be presented by Ramona Barlow, will meet Feb. 1 in the FBC Family Life Center.—Elaine Simpson, reporter
Men’s breakfast Feb. 14
A f ree, 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, Feb. 14 will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall. All men of the Rockdale area are invited.
Annual Rising Star golf event March 24
Rising Star Baptist Church will hold its annual Golf Classic on Saturday, March 24 at Blackhawk Golf Course in Pflugerville. Registration will start at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m., according to spokesperson Jo Ann Bradford.
“Details about registration and the tournament will be coming soon,” she said.
Proceeds from the tournament go to the Rising Star Baptist Church’s building fund.
Women’s Bible study
The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women to attend a continuing Bible study held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in the Citizens National Bank Community Room, 140 E. Cameron Ave. in Rockdale.
The six- week topic through Feb. 12 is “Simply Relevant: Module 3— Patience,” presented by Jo Ann Bradford. For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512- 657-3972, or Bradford, 446-3242.
RCS thrift store volunteers listed’
Member churches supply volunteers to work at Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy. Following are dates for January:
Jan. 26, Full Gospel; Jan. 27, Meadowbrook Baptist; Jan. 31, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 1-2, Murray St. Church of Christ; Feb. 3, Grace Lutheran; Feb. 7, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 8-9, First Baptist; Feb. 10, Foster Ladies; Feb. 14, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 15, Mt. Zion Baptist; Feb. 16, Guadalupanas; Feb. 17, First Christian; Feb. 21, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 22-23, St. John’s Methodist; Feb. 24, Cowboy Church; Feb. 28, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 29, First Presbyterian.
Brazos Valley Emmaus group to meet here Feb. 4
St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale will host the Brazos Valley Emmaus Community for its monthly gathering at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 in fellowship hall.
Helping the St. John’s Emmaus group host the event will be Emmaus groups from Lexington and Taylor.
“All who have participated in the Walk to Emmaus, their families and guests are invited,” said Dave Ogee, spokesperson. “The gathering will begin with a pot luck dinner so please bring a favorite dish. Following the meal will be announcements pertaining to the spring walks, and worship.”
For more information, call Ogee at 898-5381.