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ST. JOHN’S HONOREES—Women’s Recognition Sunday was held at St. John’s United Methodist Church May 6 with morning worship led by church women and annual awards presented at a fellowship luncheon. Honored were (L-R) Mary Lou Evans, Senior Youth Leadership Service Award; Mary Brannam, the Martha Parsley Lifetime Achievement Award (named in honor of the award’s first recipient); and Peggy Cooke, Woman of the Year. Presenters were Eva Strong, Margo Gilless and Elizabeth Temple. Mrs. Temple also delivered the morning worship message. ST. JOHN’S HONOREES—Women’s Recognition Sunday was held at St. John’s United Methodist Church May 6 with morning worship led by church women and annual awards presented at a fellowship luncheon. Honored were (L-R) Mary Lou Evans, Senior Youth Leadership Service Award; Mary Brannam, the Martha Parsley Lifetime Achievement Award (named in honor of the award’s first recipient); and Peggy Cooke, Woman of the Year. Presenters were Eva Strong, Margo Gilless and Elizabeth Temple. Mrs. Temple also delivered the morning worship message. ‘Pastor Emmy,’ Rising Star Choir at 1st Baptist

“ Pastor Emmy” Nnyanzi, founder of Parental Care Ministries which operates orphanages in Uganda, will visit First Baptist Churchfora6p.m.Mother’sDay service Sunday.

The Rising Star Baptist Church Choir will sing and all mothers attending will receive a free necklace, said Rev. Jack Chelf, First Baptist pastor.

“Parental Care Ministries helps the poor and orphaned children of Uganda by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs in the context of Christian schools,” Rev. Chelf said.

David Kaufmann, First Baptist deacon, visited Parental Care orphanages in Uganda last year.

FGCC plans support for Project Hope Center

Forest Grove Christian Church is collecting money for Project Hope, the new Christian pregnancy center in Rockdale, located next door to The Rockdale Reporter.

Anyone who would like to fill a baby bottle (or 2 or 3) with change, dollars or checks is asked to sign up at the church. Collection period will be from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day.

These bottles will be taken to the Project Hope Center.

Millers to minister at Rockdale Outreach

Mike and Marilyn Miller of Father’s House Ministries from Fort Collins, Colorado, will be ministering Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12-13, at Rockdale Outreach Center, 193 North FM 487.

They will speak at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Gunar Gerthe, center director.

“You don’t want to miss this powerful message of God’s love,” Gerthe said. For more information call Gerthe at 512-446- 3003.

Erwins to lead revival at Milano First Baptist

MILANO—Evangelist Dennis Erwin and family will lead a revival May 20-23 at First Baptist Church in Milano.

The Sunday, May 20 service will start at 11 a.m. and the services on the next three nights will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information call 512- 455-2281.

Aglow Lighthouse will hear Lemke Thursday

Rockdale Aglow Community Lighthouse w ill meet Thursday, May 10 for fellowship and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and a speaker at 7 p.m. at Rockdale General Store, 1201 West US 79 in Rockdale.

Guest speaker will be Theresa Lemke, a wife, mother of four and grandmother of three who teaches in the public school system as well as her church.

Sabr ina Thompson, Aglow publicist, said:

“ Theresa believes that God will use this hour to introduce us to His majesty not through our giftings, but through our weakest areas and places of challenge. The divine order of 2012 that the prophets have spoken about will bring about warriors who can reclaim inner territory and ‘see’ the territory that the Spirit wishes to give us. Come hear as she shares how to take out a negative by exposing it to the goodness and kindness of God, and replacing it with one of His own attributes.”

Men’s breakfast held each second Tuesday

An ecumenical Christian men’s breakfast fellowship is held from 7 to 8 a.m. each second Tuesday, the location rotating between several local churches.

Next breakfast will be held on June 12 in the fellowship hall of Apostolic Faith Church, 400 West Davilla Street. The event incudes breakfast, a short devotion and fellowship.

All men of the Rockdale area are invited.

Thrift store volunteers announced through May

Member churches supply volunteers to work at the Rockdale Christian Ser v ices Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy.

May 10, Murray Street Church of Christ; May 11, Foster Ladies; May 15, Tuesday Volunteers; May 16-17, First Christian; May 18, Mt. Zion Baptist; May 22, Tuesday Volunteers; May 23-24, Cowboy Church; May 25, Grace Lutheran; May 29, Tuesday Volunteers; May 30-31, St. John’s Methodist.— Judy Brown, volunteer chair

Women on Mission hold focus meeting

Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met at the church recently for a mission focus program given by Ramona Barlow on ministering to the Aboriginal Australians.

Attending in addition to Mrs. Ba rlow were Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Gladys Roberts, Margaret Caffey, Mary Lois Morgan, Jane Darwin, Laura Gary and Jane Robinson.

RSBC women’s Bible study held weekly

The ladies ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church invites all women to attend Bible study at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at RSBC, 1022 Texas Street. For more information call Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

“A faithful man shall

abound with blessings.”

—Proverbs 28:20


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