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ORDAINED—Rev. Pamela Graham (L) was ordained a priest at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale, on Jan. 31, by the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas. Rev. Graham has been serving St. Thomas as Pastoral Leader since the fall of 2010 and will continue at St. Thomas as the vicar (pastor). ORDAINED—Rev. Pamela Graham (L) was ordained a priest at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rockdale, on Jan. 31, by the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas. Rev. Graham has been serving St. Thomas as Pastoral Leader since the fall of 2010 and will continue at St. Thomas as the vicar (pastor). 100 Women in Red event ahead Saturday

“100 Women in Red” will be hosted by the women of Allen AME Church in Rockdale on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon until 2 p.m.

Theme for the event is “Godly Women on the Move in 2013.” Speaker will be Sharri Allen of Waco. The program will include praise dancers and singers and representative from Manor Oaks will speak on “Heart Health.”

A salad luncheon will be served. All women of Rockdale and surrounding communities are invited, according to Rev. Keith Gavin, pastor. FMI: Elizabeth Johnson, 512-983-1921.

St. John’s UMC lists Lenten/Easter events

St. John’s United Methodist Church, Summit at Hillcrest streets, Rev. Rita Sims, pastor, has announced the following Lenten/ Easter events:

• March 28—Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m.

• March 29—Bake sale.

• March 30—Community Eater Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.

• March 31—Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m.

Easter Holy Week luncheons at FBC

Rockdale Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual noon-hour Community Holy Week luncheon services March 25-29 in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Each meeting features sandwiches and finger foods provided by participating local churches, plus music, scripture and a short Holy Week message brought by various local clergy.

‘Family Matters’ event March 6 at St. John’s

St. John’s United Methodist Church will host a “Family Matters” program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, geared towards parents, preteens and teenagers with behavior and discipline issues.

The program will begin with a snack supper at 6 p.m. and at 6:30 a panel of speakers will be featured. Location is the St. John’s fellowship hall.

Speakers will include Probation Officer Daniel Wheeler, Counselor Angela White and Justice of the Peace Andy Isaacs.

“Rare indeed is the parent who avoids discipline problems in today’s world,” noted Rev. Rita Sims, St. John’s pastor. She said families will receive help from local resources with helpful ideas to avoid problems and pitfalls.

“Come and receive valuable information from these local speakers. A nursery will be provided,” Rev. Sims said.

FMI: Raymon Puente, 446- 7064, or St. John’s Church, 446- 5853. St. John’s is located at 1700 Hillcrest, corner of Hillcrest and Summit.

New Hope’s pastor appreciation Sunday

New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate Pastor Roderick D. Jackson Sr. and Sis. Tamera Jackson’s 5th anniversary with an appreciation service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Speaker will be Rev. Derron Robinson of New Elam Baptist Church of Hearne.

‘Methodist Christian’ series at St. John’s

Rev. Rita Sims, pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Summit at Hillcrest streets, is presenting a sermon series at 11 a.m Sunday worship entitled, “The Unique Marks of being a Methodist Christian.”

Remaining topics:

• Feb. 17—“What’s the Common History of Christians?”

• Feb. 24—“What are Methodist Beliefs?”

• March 3—“What’s American Methodists’ Beginnings?”

• March 10—“How is the Methodist Church Organized?”

Rising Star Baptist lists February events

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

• Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m.— New member orientation.

• Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Financial Matters Course for teens and adults.

• Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. —Pastor appreciation program honoring Pastor Royal Johnson and wife Adrienne. Guest Speaker, Pastor Richard Coaxum, St. Mary BC, Pflugerville

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

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

Methodist Men’s chili supper set February 28

The Methodist Men will hold their annual chili supper on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 until 7 p.m. in the St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Tickets will be $7 each and will be available at the doors.

Women of St. John’s the Methodist

Men will provide homebaked desserts for this event.

Next men’s breakfast at Apostolic Faith Church

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 March 12 at Apostolic Faith Church, 400 West Davilla.

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

Thrift store volunteers listed through February

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:

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.—Judy Brown, volunteer chair


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