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Barbecue chicken and peach cobbler fundraiser, 9 a.m., First English Lutheran Church, 500 block of N. Main St. Drive through and pick up. Cost: $7 chickens; peach cobbler $6. Proceeds benefit youth mission work. For information, call 361-575-3623.
20th Annual Holy Family Church Bazaar 11 a.m., KC Hall, 2820 N. Fulton St., Wharton. Barbecue pork steak and sausage dinner will be served for $7.50 per plate at the door. An auction, country store and various games will be offered through the afternoon. For information, call Joseph B. Kubena, 979-532-3135.
Summer Friends, church school 9:30 a.m. worship: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Grace Presbyterian Church, 3604 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. For information, call 361-573-4840.
July 4th family fun carnival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cuero Park Pavilion. The “Young Patriots Parade” will being at 9:30 a.m. Activities for the entire family; old fashioned booths including cake/toy walk, face painting and raffle. For information, call 361-275-3423 or Emily Davis, 361-275-3643.
4th of July Gospel Concert, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Templo Jerusalem Baptist Church, 2205 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. Featuring The Telestials, New Direction, Ministries, Song of Glory, Reunion, Dwain Harbers and Jim Miller. For information, call Lola Felder, 361-578-8379 or John Petty, 361-572-9423.
Rocky Creek Baptist Church’s Independence Day Celebration, Bible study at 9:45 a.m.; worship at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon, 1147 Reinecke Road, Mission Valley. For information, call 361-573-2041.
Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m. Christ The Victor Lutheran Church, 202 Stanly, Victoria. Space limited to 50 children, ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Dinner provided. To register, call 361-575-4363.
Beef enchilada dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christian Multi Ethnic Baptist Church, 601 E. Red River St., Victoria. Cost: $6.50 per plate; baked items for sale and drive through available. Sponsored by the children’s ministry. Benefits the new building fund. For information, call 361-482-2838 or 361-946-2173.
Barbecue fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mumphord’s Place, 1202 E. Juan Linn St., Victoria. Cost: $6, 1/2 chicken with green beans and potato salad. Hosted by Bethlehem Baptist Church. Tickets being sold by members of the church. For information, call 361-575-6666.
Vacation Bible School, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Lolita United Methodist Church, off County Road 426, Lolita. Registration from 5:30 to 5:30 p.m. on July 13.
Loose the Youth Camp, cost is $50, Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St., Victoria. For information, call New Wine Fellowship Ministries, 361-573-0544.
July 30-Aug. 1
Vacation Bible School, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Victoria, 310 Larkspur St., Victoria. Ages 4-11. Puppets, dancing noodles, games and more. For information, call 361-570-0958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepov.org.
Games party, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 8300 N.E. Zac Lentz Parkway, Victoria. Cost: $7 per person; door prizes, light lunch and those attending can bring their own games. Reservations required by calling Maxine Mathias, 361-578-6474, or Evelyn Williams, 361-575-5846.
Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish in Cistern will hold its annual homecoming picnic, 8 a.m., with a trail ride leaving from the corner of Highway 95 and Highway 154 with destination of Cistern. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. followed by a meal from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outdoor auction, bingo, music and games. For information, call 361-865-2518.
Need A New Recipe? Reserve a copy of Mount Calvary Baptist Church Women’s Auxiliary’s personalized cookbook, call 361-575-2949, leave name, phone number and how many books wanted. $15 per book.
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The Latin Tridentine Mass is held in the Hallettsville area. Masses are said on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the same week. This mission is operated under the auspices of the Franciscan Friars of the Strict Observance. For information, call 361-772-0700 or 806-744-6363.
Live, Learn, Lead, from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Junior High, Room 117 and Senior High, Room 114, Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. For information, call Josh Joines at 361-573-2484, Ext. 35. Kids Life and Mix 56, 10:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall, Faith Family Church. For information, call Eli Sauseda, 361-573-2484, Ext. 29.
Victoria First Church of the Nazarene, 1105 Edinburgh St., Sunday School For All Ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship services, 10:30 a.m.; evening worship services, 6 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Bob Fuller, 361-573-4502 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Gathering, 11:15 a.m. at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, 202 Stanly Drive, Victoria. Casual and upbeat worship service. All denominations welcome. For information, call 361-575-4363.
Anointed Worship Services with the Rev. Darrel McManus, children’s church, 10 a.m. Christ the King Church, 1262 U.S. Highway 77 south, Hallettsville. For information, call 361-798-5481 or visit www.ctkc.net.
Single Adult Small Group, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria.
“Out to Lunch” Program, monthly fellowship nights or worship services. Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 361-573-2484, Ext. 10.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 9 a.m., Sunday in Room 103; and 6 p.m., Wednesday in Room 103, Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, Victoria. For information, call 361-652-8137.
Divorce Care and Divorce Care 4 Kids, 7 p.m. at Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, Rooms 112 and 113 in Victoria.
Pickleball, from 7 to 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 407 N. Bridge St., Victoria. For information, call Mo Armstrong, 361-578-2843. Anyone 8-80 is welcome.
Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, 1001 S. U.S. Highway 77A, Yoakum. Free program.
Young-at-Heart meets 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, Baptist Temple Church, 1804 N. Laurent St., Victoria. Potluck lunch at noon. For information, call 361-573-9157.
Baptist Temple Church Mother’s Day Out, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1804 N. Laurent St., Victoria. For more information, call 361-573-9157.
Fellowship/meeting/snacks for The Gabriel Project Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 704 Mallette Drive, Victoria. Lean about this ministry reaching out to women in a crisis pregnancy. Volunteers and churches are needed in the effort to “Protect the Sanctity of Life.” For information, call 361-655-9951 or 649-1612.
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Greater Victoria Toastmasters, from 6 to 7 p.m., Man 2 Man office, 1908 N. Laurent St., Victoria.
Country Fellowship Hosts a Christian Get-Together at 6:30 p.m., J.B. Wells Arena, Gonzales, corner of U.S. Highway 183 and state Highway 97. Featuring country Gospel music, a short sermon, free fajitas, and free practice team roping. Signup for ropers is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and you must attend the service to rope. For information, call 830-672-7899 or visit www.countryfellowship.org.
Bible study, 7:14 p.m. at Solid Rock Church, 2008 S.W. Ben Jordan St., Victoria. Eight-week series.
Crossfire, Band Together, 7 p.m. at Faith Family Church Airport Campus. Teens discover how to use their lives to make a difference in the world. For more information, call Josh Joines, 361-573-2484, Ext. 35.
Caravan Youth Ministry and Adult Bible Study, youth: 6:30 p.m.; adults: 7 p.m., Victoria First Church of The Nazarene, 1105 Edinburgh St., Victoria. For information, call the Rev. Bob Fuller, 361-573-4502.
Family Night at Christ the King Church, 1262 U.S. Highway 77 south, Hallettsville. Adult bible study, Upstream Youth group for grades 8-12; Junior high youth group for grades 5-7; Super kids for grades 1-4; and Super Kids Jr. for ages 2-kindergarten. For information, all 361-798-5481 or visit www.ctkc.net.
Contemplative Holy Eucharist, 6 p.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 3002 Miori Lane, Victoria.
Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Victoria, 310 East Larkspur Drive, Victoria. For information, call Pastor Bryant Clark, 361-570-0958 or visit
Bible series on DVD, “Driven by Eternity” by John Bevere, 7 p.m. Victory Christian Life Center, 1604 E. Crestwood Drive, Victoria.
JOY (Just Older Youth), from 2 to 4 p.m. at United Evangelical Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 1103 N. Ave. B, Shiner.
Faith Toastmasters, 7-8:30 p.m. 2002 E. Mockingbird Lane, second floor. For information, call 361-576-1863.
Religion news items must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication Saturday’s Faith section. Items must be submitted in writing and can be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 361-574-1220, or mailed to Victoria Advocate, P.O. Box 1518, Victoria, Texas 77901. For information, contact Karla Woodward at 361-580-6303.