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First Christian’s annual chili supper Thursday

First Christian Church will hold its annual chi li super Thursday, Jan. 17, in fellowship hall with serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m.

Cindy Cates, spokesperson, said bowls will be $6 each (dinein or to-go) and will include cornbread, beans (if desired) and all the fixings. Desserts will also be available.

For more information, call the church office, 446-5090.

St. Paul to hold annual BBQ meal, auction Jan. 27

THOR NDA L E— S t . Pau l Lutheran Church is holding its annual barbeque brisket dinner and auction on Sunday, Jan. 27, with serving to start at 11 a.m. at Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.

Plates will be $8 and will consist of brisket, potato salad, noodles, beans, slaw, pickles, onions, bread and tea.

“Bring your friends and enjoy the meal and the live auction at 12:30,” said Angie Becker, event publicity chair.

Thrivent Financial will be giving matching funds.

“The church and school both will benefit from this dinner and auction.

“There will be dine in or take out plates available and also senior citizen delivery in Thorndale,” said Becker.

Rising Star Baptist lists events for month

Rising Star Baptist Church, 1022 Texas Street, has scheduled the following events for early 2013:

• Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Church leadership conference in fellowship hall.

• Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.— Leadership recognition service. Guest speaker Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Baylor University professor, school of social work.

• Feb. 10 at 11 a.m.—Black History observance, sponsored by RSBC youth department.

• Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.—Pastor and wife appreciation program.

• Saturday, March 23—Fourth annual RSBC golf tournament, Blackhawk Golf Club, 2714 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville. Registration 11:30 a.m., shotgun start 1:30 p.m.

• Bible study at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.—Jo Ann Bradford, publicist.

Youth Rally planned Wednesday, Jan. 30

First Baptist Church, Meadowbrook Baptist Church and Red Door Church will sponsor a youth rally for junior and senior high age youth on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Rockdale High School gym, according to Ken Ansell, organizer.

It’s called “ The Life Book Event,” and every student attending will receive a free Life Book.

The rally starts at 6 p.m. and the speaker will be Mark Hoover with The Journey Church in Killeen. Music will be provided by Joshua from Dallas.

All are welcome and the event is free. FMI: 972-921-4221.

Allen AME Church to host guest speaker

Allen AME Church, 216 East Third Street in Rockdale, will hear a guest speaker at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Rev. Keith Gavin, pastor. Speaker will be Rev. Abdulk Kargbo from the House of Solutions in Killeen. The pubic is invited.

St. Thomas hosting video lecture series

“Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad” is the topic of a video lecture/discussion series to be held Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 20 at St Thomas Episcopal Church parish hall, 302 East Davilla Street (Davilla at Green Street) in Rockdale.

The event will be held from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. and the public is invited.

The video presentation is hosted by Mark W. Muesse, PhD, Harvard University.

Methodists to host next men’s breakfast

An ecumenical monthly men’s Christian fellowship breakfast is held from 7 until 8 a.m. each second Tuesday, the site rotating between several local churches. Next breakfast will be Feb. 12 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Purpose is Christian fellowship and all men of the Rockdale area are invited, according to Bill Avrett, spokesman.

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