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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 ride on Feb. 18 will be 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,” said Ray Ditto, road captain. “We will meet in the new Walmart parking lot between 8:45 and 9 a.m. and depart from there.”

St. John’s UMC to host chili supper Thursday

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.

St. Thomas to hold Ash Wednesday celebration

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold their annual Ash Wednesday Celebration of Holy Eucharist and distribution of ashes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, according to Pam Graham, Pastoral Leader.

The church is located at 302 East Davilla in Rockdale. For more information, call the church at 512-446-5932.

Rockdale Christian sets garage sale, movie event

Rockdale Christian Church will hold a churchwide garage sale in fellowship hall from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 3 with proceeds to go to the church youth program.

Also, Rockdale Christian will show the movie “Courageous” in fellowship hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and refreshments will be provided, according to Tim Ramey, youth director.

The public is invited to both events, he said.

Meadowbrook Baptist BBQ event set Feb. 26

Meadowbrook Baptist Church youth will hold a barbecue beef and sausage plate fund-raiser from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, priced at $8 per plate (beef, sausage, potato salad and beans).

Tickets may be purchased from any youth group member or in the church office. Proceeds will help the youth attend “Acquire the Fire” in March.

World Day of Prayer planned here March 2

World Day of Prayer 2012 will be observed by Christian in over 170 countries on Friday, March 2. Locally, the service will be sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Alcoa, at 10 a.m. with a luncheon to follow in fellowship hall.

“ World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom,” said local service co-sponsors Donnie Rinn and Donna Mitchell.

“World Day of Prayer brings together international women from a myriad of backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions for informed prayer and prayer action,” they explained.

The 2012 ser vice has been written by women of Malaysia who chose the theme, “Let Justice Prevail.”

“Stories chosen by the Malaysian women give credence to the suffering that empowers their prayers,” Rinn said. “A clear message emerges: it takes courage, compassion and active engagement for justice to prevail.”

A choir with voices from several churches will sing and the program will be presented by representatives from local churches.

An offering will go to Church Women United. In the U.S., portions are designated to women’s projects locally and internationally.

“ We at First Presby ter ian Church inv ite you and your friends to join us and support women’s ecumenical ministries for peace and justice,” R inn said.

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.

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. 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.

Aglow Lighthouse to hear Brassfield

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse w ill meet Thursday, March 8 for fellowship and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a speaker at 7 at Rockdale General Store, 1201 W. US 79.

Speaker will be Nancy Brassfield who grew up in a minister’s home. She and husband Samuel have been in ministry for 51 years and founded Harvest International Ministries, Inc. which involves evangelism, church planting and serving as senior pastors for several churches. The Brassfields served as missionaries to Indonesia during the 1970s.

Mrs. Brassfield has long been involved in women’s ministries and was instrumental in founding of “The Texas Hill Country Women of The Word” in the Austin area where conferences drew hundreds of attendees.

She ser ved three years as Dean of Women at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, mentoring and serving as pastor to some 450 single women each semester. She holds a degree in theology and is an ordained minister under the covering of the Federation of Churches and Ministers International.— Sabrina Thompson, Aglow publicist

RSBC women’s Bible study now at church

The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women to attend Bible study each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rising Star Church, 1022 Texas Street in Rockdale.

Six-week topics through April 22 will be “Lies Women Believe,” presented by Lisa Dennis.

For more information contact Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

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.

Proceeds from the tournament go to the church’s building fund.


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