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Rising Star BC to serve Thanksgiving meal Sunday
Rising Star Baptist Church will serve a Thanksgiving meal to worshipers following 11 a.m. morning service on Sunday, Nov. 18 with the public invited, according to Jo Ann Bradford, church publicist.
Bible study—RSBC hosts a women’s bible study at 9 a.m. Sundays. Current topic: “Daring to Dance With God.”
New Hope Baptist sets revival November 28-30
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Rockdale invites the public to its revival Nov. 28-30 at 7 p.m. nightly. Speaker will be Pastor T. C. Collins of Lufkin.
New Hope, during November, is holding “Worshiping Wednesdays” at 6:30 p.m. “Everyone is invited. The message is brought by a different minister from this area,” said Deborah Crawford, publicist.
Christmas Bazaar set Dec. 1 at St. Joseph’s
The Ladies Society of St Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the church’s educational building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale.
The bazaar will conclude at 1:30 p.m. with a raffle drawing and door prizes. The bazaar will offer baked goods,arts and crafts and a silent auction.
The kitchen will have chicken stew, chili and sandwiches for sale with free coffee for visitors while they are shopping the bazaar
Aglow Lighthouse to meet here Dec. 13
Rockdale Aglow Neighborhood Lighthouse will meet Thursday, Dec. 13 with refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7.
Speaker will be pastor Carolyn Strong of Milano who will speak on “What Hinders Your Ministry?”
Meeting place is Rockdale General Store (side room), 1201 West US 79 in Rockdale.—Sabrina Thompson, publicist.
‘Christmas Child’ drive continues at First Baptist
First Baptist Church is again sponsoring a Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child gift drive.
“Get your shoe boxes, fill them and bring them to the First Baptist relay center to go out to children in different parts of the world,” said Barbara Clark, spokesperson.
Collections days continue through Monday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 to 11:30 Saturday and Sunday, with extra 5 to 7 p.m. hours Wednesday and Sunday.
FMI: 446-5375 or 446-4207.
‘Dinner and a Movie’ series starts Nov. 25th
The public is invited to join “Dinner and a Movie” on Sunday, Nov. 25. This is a four-week study with a showing of the movie classic It’s a Wonderful Life.
Dinner is available for purchase at Lee’s Landing, followed by a clip of the film and discussion to be held in the restaurant’s outdoor covered area.
The meal will start at 5 p.m., followed by the movie and discussion led by Rev. Rita Sims, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church. To sign up, please call 446-5853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 19.
Thrift store volunteers announced for month
Rockdale Christian Services volunteers from members churches for November:
Nov. 14-15, St. Joseph Catholic; Nov. 16, Mt. Zion Baptist; Nov. 20, Tuesday Volunteers; Nov. 21-22-23, closed for Thanksgiving; Nov. 27, Tuesday Volunteers; Nov 28, Guadalapanas; Nov. 29, St. John’s Methodist; Nov. 30, Grace Lutheran.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair
Women on Mission hear program on Ukraine
Women on Mission of First Baptist Church met Nov. 7 in the Family Life Center for a program on mission focus. Lynette Simpson Fischer gave a presentation on her recent mission trip to Ukraine with the Singing Men of Texas. Borscht soup was served.
Others attending were Ramona Barlow, Jane Darwin, Jane Robinson, Faye Simpson, Elaine Simpson, Sharla Wilson, Margaret Caffey, Gladys Roberts, Elaine Holliman, Joyce Cryer, Inez Tipps and Gerri Offield.—Elaine Simpson, reporter