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Heaven’s Highway Riders list meeting, rally plans

He aven’s Hig hw ay R ider s motorcycle club’s monthly meetings will be held every second Tuesday of the month at Busy Bea’s Restaurant.

“We meet for fellowship and to eat at 6 p.m. and our meeting starts at 7 p.m.,” said Ray Ditto, road captain. “Our first meeting in Rockdale will be on Feb. 14.”

Ditto also announced that the club will hold its monthly ride on Feb. 18 to go to the “For The Love Of God Rally” in Thrall.

“This rally is sponsored by the Taylor CMA chapter, the Cross Country Riders, and they will have live music, vendors and food at the city park,” Ditto said. “We will meet in the new Walmart parking lot between 8:45 and 9 a.m. and depart from there.”

Valentine luncheon Sunday at First Baptist

A valentine luncheon will be held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 12 following morning worship, according to Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor.

“ We w ill enjoy a meal and Christian fellowship,” he said. “This event is for the whole family and is provided at no cost. If you like, you will be able to bid for Valentine baskets and other items to help raise funds for youth camp scholarships.”

The event is being coordinated by the church special events and youth committees.

Dur ing the Sunday school hour, the children’s council will host a “Love for Jesus” party for all children, ages 2 through fifth grade. Children will hear a Christian valentine story, make “Jesus loves you” valentines, and enjoy refreshments. On Feb. 14, the children will deliver the valentines to nursing home residents.

FBC in Thorndale sets vow renewal, reception

THORNDALE—In celebration of Valentine’s Day, First Baptist Church in Thorndale will host a fun evening complete with vow renewal and reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11..

“Vow renewal is a way for couples to express to each other that they are still in love,” said Millette Fisher, FBC publicist. “This will be a meaningful ceremony for you, your children, your family, and friends,” she said.

The vow renewal is offered to all married couples in the community and FBC invites everyone, she added. Refreshments, door prizes and child care will be available.

St. John’s UMC to host chili supper Feb. 16

The Met hodist 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.

New Hope Baptist sets pastor appreciation day

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will hold its fourth appreciation service for Pastor Rodrick Jackson and wife Tamara at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the church, 327 East Third Ave. in Rockdale.

The public is invited to help honor the couple for their service to the church, a spokesman said.

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.

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.

For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann- 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:

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.

St. John Lutheran turkey/dressing meal

THORNDALE—St. John Lutheran Church in Thorndale will hold a turkey and dressing meal Sunday, Feb. 12 at Fireman’s Hall, with serving beginning at 11 a.m.

Meals will be $8 each, for takeout or dine-in. Desserts will also be available.

An auction will begin at the hall at 12:30 p.m., conducted by auctioneer Buddy Johnson.

“This is a Thrivent-sponsored event,” said Bobbie Love, publicist. “All are invited to come and enjoy this meal.”

For more information call Love at 898-5152.

Aglow Lighthouse to hear Windrum

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse will meet Thursday, Feb. 9 for fellowship and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a speaker at 7 p.m. at Rockdale General Store, 1201 W. US 79, according to Sabrina Thompson, publicist.

Guest speaker will be Scott Windrum, a modern day missionary who has served as a local church pastor for 20 years and now travels.

“Scott is a friend to pastors, ministering to large and small churches, with a special focus on helping rural congregations,” Thompson said. “He has a gift of teaching as well a unique ability of imparting prophetic insight and peace through spiritual songs.”

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

Women on Mission

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Feb. 1 with Ramona Barlow serving as mission focus leader.

Others attending were Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Joyce Cryer, Mary Lois Morgan, Margaret Caffey, Gladys Roberts, Jane Darwin, Laura Gary, Jane Robinson and Ann Sonntag.

Bible study will be Feb. 15 in the FBC Family Life Center.— Elaine Simpson, reporter

Gospel concert Sunday

HEARNE—Bethany Baptist Church, 9520 FM 391, Hearne, will sponsor Myra Green in a country gospel concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, according to Randy Aly, pastor. FMI call 979- 587-3536.


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