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CHURCH NEWS

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First Baptist to host Uganda Children’s Choir

The Parental Care Ministry Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa will present two concerts in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church on April 20 and 21, according to Rev. Jack Chelf, FBC pastor.

On Saturday, April 20, the choir will sing at 7 p.m.

On Sunday morning, April 21, the choir will sing for the combined worship service at 9 a.m.

“These children are well-known for their love of singing, dancing and praising,” Rev. Chelf said, “but they are best known for their joyful worship that draws others before the Lord.”

“Everyone is invited to these concerts,” he added. FMI about this ministry: pcmonline.org.

‘Human Trafficking’ Family Matters topic

“Human Trafficking,” a modern-day form of slavery, will be the topic for the next Family Matters program Wednesday, May 1 at St. John’s United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1700 Hillcrest in Rockdale.

A snack supper will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:15. Speakers will be Dennis and Bobbie Mark of Redeemed Ministries, a faith-based non-profit formed in 2005 and dedicated to the liberation of victims trapped and exploited within human trafficking for sexual exploitation or forced labor.

A nursery will be provided. All parents interested in learning how to protect their children from human trafficking are encouraged to attend. The meeting is free.

FMI: Raymon Puente, 446-7064, or the church office, 446-5853.

Meadowbrook women’s ‘May Tea’ ahead May 4

Meadowbrook Baptist Church believes specialized ministries for and by women are important to the health of a church. “A thriving Women’s Ministry (WM) group can help create a thriving church,” said Kathy Willis, spokesperson.

Biggest WM event at Meadowbrook is the annual May Tea, to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4.

“Meadowbrook’s May Tea is a special gathering created for all women inside and outside of their church—a time to pause our busy lives and get refreshed,” Willis said.

National author and speaker Rebecca Barlow Jordan from Greenville will be the speaker. Theme is “Beautiful Hearts/Beautiful Homes.”

Tickets, $10, are available at the church office. Meadowbrook is located at 1401 Colorado Avenue. FMI: Kathy Willis, 512-446-2359.

St. Joseph’s Mayfest coming up on May 5

St. Joseph’s Parish and the Rockdale Knights of Columbus will sponsor their 26th annual Mayfest on Sunday, May 5 at the KC Hall off US 79 east.

Serving of barbecue brisket and sausage plates with all the trimmings, priced at $8 per plate, will begin at 11 a.m., available to-go or dine-in.

Games and activities for both youth and adults will begin at 12:30 p.m. and a live auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Other activities will include a silent auction, raffles, cake walk, plant walk, crafts and country store, homemade kolaches and baked goods, religious merchandise and book sale.

In addition, there will be antique cars and motorcycles, a “cow train,” Bounce House, clown, pony rides, face painting and more.

Church of Christ gospel series Thursday-Sunday

Rockdale Church of Christ will conduct a series of gospel lessons presented by Robert N. Moore of Beeville, according to Charles Gant.

The lessons will take place Thursday through Sunday, April 18-21 at the church, located at 1522 W. Cameron Avenue (Way-Mar Plaza). Meeting times are 7:30 p.m. April 18-19, April 20 at 5 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on April 21.

“Please bring your Bible when you come as Mr. Moore will be giving book, chapter and verse for the things he preaches,” Gant said.

For more information, contact Gant at 979-743-1066 or 512-446-4717.

Marlow BC to host Steel Magnolias

CAMERON—The Steel Magnolias will be in concert at Marlow Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28th. “This is a group of inspirational women who present a fully choreographed gospel music program,” said Carolyn Tate, spokesperson.

Marlow Baptist is located at 1794 CR 229, Cameron. FMI: 154-697- 2509.

Blood drawing set Sunday at St. Paul’s

THORNDALE—Scott & White Bloodmobile will be on the campus of St. Paul Lutheran Church and school on Sunday, April 21 from 8 a.m. until noon.

To preregister, contact Teresa Ging at 512-924-0151. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors will receive a T-shirt, a food coupon and other prize opportunities.

Five drives remain in 2013—April 21, June 16, Aug 11, Oct. 6 and Dec. 1. “That’s five times that your name can be entered for a quilt drawing at the end of the year,” Ging said.

“Be a lifesaver. Extend your arm and donate blood,” Ging said.

Thrift store volunteers announced for month

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 April are as follows:

April 19, Mt. Zion Baptist; April 23, Tuesday Volunteers; April 24, Grace Lutheran; April 25, Guadalupanas; April 26, Meadowbrook Baptist; April 30, Tuesday Volunteers. —Judy Brown, volunteer chair

Next men’s breakfast at St. John’s Methodist

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 May 14 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Hillcrest at Summit streets. Purpose is Christian fellowship and all men of the Rockdale area are invited, according to Bill Avrett, spokesman.

Christian philosophy Bible study each Sunday

Rockdale Outreach Center, 193 N. FM 487, is offering the Andrew Wommack Bible Study, “Christian Philosophy,” Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.

Participants are studying 14 different topics such as: “Why I Should Care About Philosophy,” “Is the Bible True,” “How Do We Know The Bible Is Inspired” and “Can I Really Know God.”

FMI or to register: Tom Peoples, pastor/study leader, 512-413-4522. FMI about Andrew Wommack and Charis Bible College: www.awmi.net.


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