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St. Paul to hold annual BBQ meal, auction Sunday
THORNDALE— St . Paul Lutheran Church will hold its annual barbeque brisket dinner and auction on Sunday, Jan. 27, with serving to start at 11 a.m. at Thorndale Fireman’s Hall.
“Bring your friends and enjoy the meal and the live auction at 12:30,” said Angie Becker, event publicity chair.
Thrivent Financial will provide matching funds.
“The church and school both will benefit from this dinner and auction,” Becker said. “There will be dine-in or takeout plates available and also senior citizen delivery in Thorndale.”
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.
Rising Star Baptist lists events for month
Rising Star Baptist Church, 1022 Texas Street, has scheduled the following events:
• Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Church leadership conference.
• Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.— Leadership recognition service. Guest speaker Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Baylor University.
• 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.
• Bible study at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.—Jo Ann Bradford, publicist.
St. Thomas hosting video lecture series
“Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad” is the topic of a video lecture/discussion series held Sunday mornings this month at St. Thomas Episcopal Church parish hall, 302 East Davilla Street (Davilla at Green Street) in Rockdale.
The event is 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.
RCS thrift store volunteers listed
Rockdale Christian Services Heavenly Treasures thrift store serving the needy at 233 North Main Street is staffed by volunteers from RCS members churches. Church assignments through February are as follows:
Jan. 24, Full Gospel; Jan. 25, Mt. Zion Baptist; Jan. 29, Tuesday Volunteers; Jan. 30, Guadalupanas; Jan. 31, First Christian; Feb. 1, Meadowbrook Baptist; Feb. 5, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 6, St. John’s Methodist; Feb. 7, First Baptist; Feb. 8, Foster Ladies; Feb. 12, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 13, First Christian; Feb. 14, St. Joseph Catholic; Feb. 15, Murray St. Church of Christ; Feb. 19, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 20, First Presbyterian; Feb. 21, Cowboy Church; Feb. 22, Grace Lutheran; Feb. 26, Tuesday Volunteers; Feb. 27, Meadowbrook Baptist; Feb. 28, Full Gospel Chapel.