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SHOE ON THE Q—Methodist Men member John Shoemake (L) and John Stutzman dish up barbecue and all the ‘fixins’ to a long line of folks at St. John’s United Methodist Church’s annual Lord’s Acre fund-raiser Sunday which raised over $9,330 for the church’s capital improvements fund. SHOE ON THE Q—Methodist Men member John Shoemake (L) and John Stutzman dish up barbecue and all the ‘fixins’ to a long line of folks at St. John’s United Methodist Church’s annual Lord’s Acre fund-raiser Sunday which raised over $9,330 for the church’s capital improvements fund. Forest Grove youth to honor police, EMS personnel on Monday

The youth of Forest Grove Christian Church will host their fourth annual “Heroes Dinner—A Night of Thanks and Giving Back” for local fire, police and EMS personnel of Rockdale, Lexington, Black Jack and Tanglewood.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 and feature a free meal for all of these law enforcement and emergency personnel, according to Jennifer Walch, spokesperson.

“It’s our big service project for the year—a free spaghetti supper and free door prize drawings for these local heroes that put their lives on the line for our community,” Walch said. “We want to be sure all our heroes know they are invited to attend.”

FMI: Jennifer Walch, 979-540- 7285.

Black Jack Baptist sets movie at 6 p.m. Sunday

Black Jack Baptist Church will show the movie “Seasons of the Heart” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the church, located on FM 908, CR 301 between Rockdale and Caldwell.

“The movie is about a couple, Martha and Jed Richards who live in Oregon in 1862 with their two daughters. They moved there to make a new life, but life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan, but it always turns out the way God plans,” said Jimmy Hale, Black Jack Baptist pastor.

“This is a wonderful movie and everyone is invited and we hope that you can make plans to attend,” he said. FMI: call 979-535-4738.

Christmas Bazaar set Saturday, December 7

The Ladies Society of St Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the church’s educational building on San Gabriel Street in Rockdale.

The Ladies are selling raffle tickets for $1 each after all masses and at The Rockdale Reporter. Prizes include a 50-inch TV, gift cards and a crocheted afghan.

The bazaar will conclude at 1:30 p.m. with the raffle drawing and door prizes. The bazaar will offer baked good, arts and crafts and a silent auction.

The kitchen will have chicken stew, menudo and sandwiches for sale with free coffee for visitors while they are shopping the bazaar.

Mini revival Nov. 20-22 at New Hope Baptist

Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 20-22, New Hope Baptist Church, 327 East 3rd Street in Rockdale, is holding a mini-revival at 7 p.m. Pastor T. C. Collins of Canaan Baptist Church in Lufkin is bringing the message nightly.

‘Christmas Child’ drive under way at First Baptist

First Baptist Church in Rockdale is again sponsoring a Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child gift drive.

“A shoe box is filled with small gifts for a child by you and the box will go to an Operation Christmas Child processing center and then sent to children around the world,” said Barbara Clark, publicist. “We have information kits on how to fill the shoe boxes and extra shoe boxes. If an organization, classroom, club, business, church or individual wants to fill one or more boxes, please call the church.”

Collections days are Nov. 18-25 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday, with extra 5 to 7 p.m. hours on Wednesday and 6-7 p.m. Sunday, also 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

FMI: 446-5375 or 446-4207.

Next men’s breakfast Dec. 10 at Apostolic faith

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, Dec. 10 at Apostolic Faith Church, 400 West Davilla Street in Rockdale.

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

Thrift store volunteers listed through December

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:

Nov. 21, First Presbyterian; Nov. 22, Murray Street Church of Christ; Nov. 26, Tuesday Volunteers; Nov. 27-28-29, closed for Thanksgiving; Dec. 3, Tuesday Volunteers; Dec. 4, First Christian; Dec. 5, St. John’s Methodist; Dec. 6, Full Gospel Chapel; Dec. 10, Tuesday Volunteers; Dec. 11, Guadalapanas; Dec. 12, St. Joseph’s Catholic; Dec. 13, Foster Ladies; Dec. 17, Tuesday Volunteers; Dec. 18, Meadowbrook Baptist; Dec. 19, Mt. Zion Baptist; Dec. 20, Grace Lutheran; Dec. 24 through Jan. 6, closed for holidays (reopen Jan. 7).—Judy Brown, volunteer chair


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