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Men’s breakfast 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 July 10 in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church. The event incudes breakfast, a short devotion and fellowship.

All men of the Rockdale area are invited.

Calvary Baptist cleanup

Volunteers are needed to help clean up and/or remove trees knocked down or damaged at Calvary Baptist Church during recent thunderstorms.

For more information, contact pastor Leslie Adams at 446-0752 or 446-0749. The church is located on FM 487 in the Praesel Addition.

Friendship Baptist VBS

MILANO—Friendship Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School on July 9-13, pastor Delmar McCracken announced. Each day’s VBS will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

This year’s theme is “Club VBS: SpaceQuest.” Children ages three through grade six are invited.

Friendship Baptist is located at 9000 South TX 36, six miles south of Milano. For more information, call 979-567-0242 or 979-450-4785.

Thrift store volunteers

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

July 5, Guadalupanas; July 6, Mount Zion Baptist; July 10, Tuesday Volunteers; July 11-12, Cowboy Church; July 13, Foster Ladies; July 17, Tuesday Volunteers; July 18-19, First Baptist; July 20, Full Gospel; July 24, Tuesday Volunteers; July 25-26, St. John’s Methodist; July 27, Meadowbrook Baptist; July 31, Tuesday Volunteers.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair

Pleasant Retreat VBS

THORNDALE— Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 12- 13, spokesperson Linda Grimm announced.

This year’s theme is, “Operation Overboard: Dare to go deep with God”. VBS will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days for children ages 5-11.

To get to Pleasant Retreat UMC, go south on FM 486 in Thorndale for 7.5 miles. Take a left on CR 458. The church is at the top of the hill on the right.

Milano UMC VBS

MILANO—Vacation Bible School will be held at the Milano United Methodist Church, 410 West Ave. D, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, July 23 to July 25.

Kids 5-13 years old are welcome to attend.

New Hope to honor pastor

New Hope Missionar y Baptist Church, 327 E. Third Street, will celebrate Pastor Rodrick D. Jackson Sr.’s 20th year of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Terrance Grant Malone, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Houston. The public is invited. FMI call Mrs. Angela Stinnett, 979-540-9582.

Milano FBC youth camp

MILANO—Fund-raisers have been set by Milano First Baptist Church to help defer costs for youth church camp.

A bake sale and car wash is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Edward Jones parking lot, 715 W. Cameron Ave. in Rockdale.

The youth will also sell sausage wraps.

On Friday, July 13, the youth group will hold another bake sale starting at noon at the Cameron Auction Barn.

St. John’s VBS Aug. 6-8

Vacation Bible School, with the theme “Operation Overboard,” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6- 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, a joint VBS with Peace Lutheran Church.

All children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited, said Rev. Rita Sims, St. John’s pastor. For more information, call the church office, 446-5853.

RSBC women’s study

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. FMI: Lisa Dennis, 512-657-3972, or Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

Aglow to meet July 12

Rockdale Aglow Neighborhood Lighthouse group will meet on Thursday, July 12 at the Rockdale General Store meeting room, according to Sabrina Thompson, spokesperson.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the guest speakers Keith and Nancy Norman of Unshackled Ministeries to begin at 7 p.m.

The Normans’ outreach youth and adult prisons, churches, rehabilitation/ transitional houses, youth groups, as well as Keith’s own carpentry business.

Unshackled Ministries, International has ministered and helped build orphanages in India, Africa and Nicaragua.


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