Brownwood Bulletin

Sunday Dec. 20

Fisherman’s Chapel United Methodist Church at North Lake Brownwood, located in Thunderbird Bay, holds services is 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Please come worship with us at the lake. Pastor is Billy Murphey.

Grand Starz Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Sundays. Sponsored by Brown County Toys for Kids and Rustic Moon Lodge.

Brownwood Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. daily at 700 E. Baker Street. Call (325) 646-5842 for information.

New Way Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. daily at 602 W. Commerce Street.

Brownwood Al Anon Family Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 400 C.C. Woodson. Call 325-647-6233 for more information.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

The Spiritual Living Study Group-Religious Science meets at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call James Smith at (325) 998-6131 or e-mail at for information.

Pioneer Families - those ancestors that owned property in Brown County up to 1920 -  can apply for a Brown County Historical Commission certificate to honor those pioneers. To be eligible, a descendant must prove family lineage or their blood line and their property in Brown County. Applications may be found either online at under Pioneer Family or at the Brown County Courthouse on the main floor. There is an $18 fee that is submitted with the application when mailing to P.O. Box 2006, Brownwood, TX 76804-2006. The BCHC will approve the applications and mail the descendant a certificate. Call 325-641-1926 for more information.

Monday Dec. 21

A Senior Citizen Dance is held each first, third, and fifth Monday at the Aldersgate Enrichment Center.

The local Autism Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Life Resources. For more information or questions call Randy Christian at (325) 998-4073.

The Brownwood Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church on Coggin Avenue. For more information, call Allen Griffith at (325) 998-6535 or visit for information about club events. Amateur radio exams are given on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Weight Watchers meets at 5:30 p.m. each Monday, with weigh-in/registration starting at 5 p.m. Located at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 2nd Street (Behind Wes-T-Go).

Women’s Winner Circle Peer Support Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at 408 Mulberry Street in the Center for Life Resources Building. Winner Circle Peer Support will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

Pray at the Gate will be held at 4:30 p.m. at County Road 422 and the entry of the North Lake community. Everyone is welcome to come and join.

The Salvation Army Service Center of Brownwood Loaves and Fishes program is open from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays serving a hot lunch at 403 Lakeway Drive. Everyone is welcome. Come by at 11:45 a.m. for a short devotional held daily prior to the lunch. Call the Salvation Army at (325) 646-5369 for information.

The Good Samaritan clothing room and food pantry are open from 1 to 5 p.m. at 305 Clark Street.

All men are invited to join Dallas Huston from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Fort Lemons (next to Lemon’s Bar-B-Que) for a topical Bible study and time of fellowship.

IGNITE (Influencing Girls Not to Imitate but to Truly Excel) is a young women’s group that meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at 1413 13th Street. Girls 9-11 are invited to come out. For more information contact Christy Barron at (325) 646-5414 or on Facebook: Ignitefaith-basedleadership.

Experience Works provides paid training for employment for those ages 55 and older. We pay you to learn new skills. Contact Liz Cox at 325-203-0536 or visit 1500 Dublin Street in Brownwood between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday Dec. 22

New Hope Clubhouse in Brownwood is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our doors are open to any adult whose life has been interrupted by mental illness. Come visit us at 2911 Avenue E (Brownwood Community Church) and look for our sign. Call 325-998-8725 or visit our website for more information.

A Service of Blessings and Soaking Prayer will be held at noon at Union Presbyterian Church in Brownwood. The public is invited to this prayer service to be held in the church sanctuary at 700 Fisk Avenue. This silent worship time offers an opportunity to request prayers and receive the blessings of prayer. There will be no sermon or offering – just music and silent prayer. All are welcome. Services will be held at noon each Tuesday.

The monthly meeting for Keep Brownwood Beautiful will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Bennie Houston Center, 505 Cordell. Everyone is welcome. KBB is always looking for new members. Call (325) 641-0533 for more information.

Burke Center for Youth, a foster care agency, offers an orientation from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for those interested in providing a loving home for a child in need. The meetings will be held at 2222 S. Highway 377, Suite 6, Brownwood. Call (325) 600-4419 if you wish to attend.

All professionals that provide or arrange services for the senior adult population and persons with disabilities are invited to attend the Heart of Texas Network meeting at 2 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Salvation Army, 403 Lake Way Drive. Refreshments will be served. For questions call Crystal Strader, APS Specialist, at (325) 643-7057 or Janie Harper, Redstone Park Executive Director, at (325) 203-1972.

Children's Art Class (ages 5 and up) are held at the Brownwood Art Center 215 Fisk every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor is Claudette West, call 512-940-1713 for information.

Adult art classes, for ages 14 and up, will be held at the Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Instructor is Claudette West, and she can be reached at (512) 940-1713.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Center for Life Resources, please contact Pam Stockman at (325) 643-6045, ext. 300 or come by 408 Mulberry Street. Volunteer to teach arts, crafts, exercise, help with fun parties, etc. Use your expertise and life skills to help others.

SilverSneakers free fitness classes for adults 55 and older are held at 11:15 a.m. every week at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1815 Coggin Avenue. For more information call (325) 642-3049 or visit their website at www. All equipment provided. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.

The Brownwood Chess Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at TexasBank on Fisk. Everyone from students to seniors are welcome. For more information or questions call George Nowowiejski at (325) 643-3524 or (325) 203-1061.

Brownwood Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at Adams Street Community Center. Cost is $3 per session. For information call Verle Rice at (325) 646-5162 or (325) 647-1035.

The 279 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the AA Big Book Study at First United Methodist Church 5751 Highway 279 across from Potter Industries. Call 432-661-9625 for information.