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Feast of Sharing Volunteer Deadline Nears
The deadline to register for the annual HEB Feast of Sharing is Nov. 22. Registration may close earlier than Nov. 22 if all shifts are filled. Click here to regjster to volunteers. Volunteer shifts range from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event will be held Dec. 6 at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

Lord’s Acre Meal and Auction
Pioneer Memorial United Methodist Church will host its annual Lord’s Acre Meal and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Activities begin at 6 p.m. at the church, located 14 miles south of Merkel on FM 126. The event, a tradition in the United Methodist Church, will feature a covered dish supper, followed by the auction, which benefits the church. Auction items will include items donated by area merchants, handmade crafts, and speical homemade baked and canned goods.

Novena for the Solemnity of Christ the King
The Diocese of San Angelo is offering a Novena to Christ the King as a lead up to the Solemnity of Christ the King on Nov. 20.

The nine prayers are for Nov. 11-20. Click here to access the Novena. In Catholicism, the Solemnity on Nov. 20 proclaims “the sovereignty of Jesus Christ Our King.”

Ragtown Gospel Theater Presents ‘Bethlehem’ Through Mid-December
Ragtown Gospel Theater in Post is presenting “Bethlehem, a Christmas Musical” Saturdays through Dec. 17.

The play, written by Chip Polk and directed by Glenn Polk, begins with the creation of man, and culminates in the birth of Jesus. The story depicts the events leading to the birth of the Savior presented from God’s perspective. All performances begin at 3 p.m.


The Big Country Thanksgiving Worship Service will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 North Sixth St.

Theme for the service with be “Thankfulness for God’s Faithfulness in Our Community.” Several pastors and churches of denominational and ethnic diversity will be speaking, and leading prayers of thanksgiving and worship.

Don’t forget to “fall back” as Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

Turn you clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Each year, Pioneer Drive Baptist Church sponsors a Christmas store for families at Bonham Elementary School.

Gifts are being collected now for children from newborns through age 18. Families are referred to the store by the counselor at Bonham. Parents pay 10 percent of retail prices for gifts. Wish lists are posted on Amazon, Walmart, and Target websites.