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CHURCH NEWS

The Reporter welcomes news of special events from area churches. There is no charge. Email to bill@rockdalereporter.com or fax to 512- 446-5317.

Cowboy Church women set Fall Fling Saturday

Milam County Cowboy Church Women’s Team will hold their Fall Fling 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, said Cindy Jerman, publicist.

“The Fling will feature 2011 Female Horizon Award winner Sandie Dickey and our very own songstress Janice Cowen,” Jerman said. Lunch and door prizes will be provided. FMI and to purchase tickets: 254-697-5236.

Wednesday youth night at San Gabriel Christian

San Gabriel Christian Church holds Christian Youth Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for children/youth grades K–12. A light supper is served at 6:30 p.m. with praise/worship at 7, followed by classes for all ages, ending at 8 p.m.

CYF director is youth minister Jason Gordon. FMI: 512-377-1220.

Outreach Center showing Bible Miniseries Sundays

Rockdale Outreach Center is showing the History Channel’s The Bible Miniseries. “It totals 10 hours that we break it into 1-2 hour events starting each Sunday at 1:30 p.m.,” said Pastor Tom Peoples. The center is at 193 N. FM 487 in Rockdale.

“There is no charge and we want to share this with the community and hope you will join us,” he said. FMI: 512-413- 4522 or 512-756-2999.

‘Hallelujah Festival’ set Oct. 27 in Rockdale

New Jerusalem Church will hold a free community wide Hallelujah Festival from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the church, 103 Mulberry St. in Rockdale, according to spokesperson Denitra Rideaux.

“The festifal is a time for everyone to come together and share in fellowship, games and food,” Rideaux said.

FMI: Denitra Rideaux, 512-446- 4910 or Adrianna Guiterrez, 512- 446-5152.

Trunk-n-Treat Night Oct. 31 at First Baptist

First Baptist Church will hold its annual Trunk-n-Treat Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 in the church parking lot.

“This is the easiest yet most effective service event we do for the families of Rockdale each year,” said Rev. Jack Chelf, pastor. “If the weather is good, we’ll have 500 or more children plus parents participate.”

Barbecue, music to benefit Shiloh BC

THORNDALE— Barbecue and live music will benefit First Shiloh Baptist Church’s construction of a Family Life Center.

The event of music and barbecue will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at First Shiloh Baptist, 9.5 miles south of Thorndale at the corner of FM 486 and FM 112. Heaven’s Heirs will perform, as will Sam Dowdy. Faye Eller and Lily Dennis will perform songs from the album, The Path.

FMI: www.firstshilohtexas.com.

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

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 Tuesday, Nov. 12 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Summit at Hillcrest in Rockdale.

“Purpose is Christian fellowship and all men of the Rockdale area are invited,” said Bill Avrett, spokesman.

Thrift store volunteers listed through October

Rockdale Christian Services Heavenly Treasures thrift store, serving the needy at 233 North Main Street, is staffed by volunteers from RCS member churches. Volunteer assignments for churches are:

Oct. 10, Guadalapanas; Oct. 11, Foster Ladies; Oct. 15, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 16, St. Joseph’s Catholic; Oct. 17, St. John’s Methodist; Oct. 18, closed for Rockdale Fair; Oct. 22, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 23, First Christian; Oct. 24, First Baptist; Oct. 25, Meadowbrook Baptist; Oct. 29, Tuesday Volunteers; Oct. 30, Peace Lutheran; Oct. 31, Cowboy Church. —Judy Brown, volunteer chair

Lawrence Chapel chili supper ahead Saturday

THRALL—The Lawrence Chapel Cemetery is celebrating 175 years, according to spokesperson Rebecca Garcia, and the anniversary will be marked during the group’s annual chili supper.

The supper will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Lawrence Chapel fellowship hall. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

The evening will also include a cake walk, kids train rides, a silent auction and door prizes, Garcia said.

The chapel is located off FM 112, six miles southeast of Thrall.

Women on Mission study trips to India

Women on Missions of First Baptist Church met Oct. 2 with a mission focus on India and members sang “From Greenland Icy Mountain.”

The church raised $3,100 for the Mary Hill Davis missions.

Mary Morgan, Laura Gray, Elaine Simpson and Jane Darwin presented the program. Others attending were Joyce Cryer, Jane Robinson, Faye Simpson, Barbara Clark, Delores Sonntag and Elaine Holliman.—Jane Robinson, reporter


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