First Baptist Church Avalon is raising money for youth camp


The First Baptist Church of Avalon is raising money to assist youth to attend church camp this summer. A day of fun and fellowship is planned for Saturday, April 21, 2018 with food, music, a washer tournament and more at the church. All monies raised will benefit the youth for camp. The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m.

Community Easter Love Feast


Join with other Italy and surrounding town church families to celebrate Easter week in song, prayer, worship and communion. Bring a dish to share at the potluck dinner as we observe Holy Week on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 pm in the Family Living Center located at 117 S. Ward Street, Italy. Churches from Italy, Milford, Forreston and Avalon are participating.

Parenting class offered at Central Baptist, Italy


Join us for a practical study of the art of parenting. It can be threatening to talk about our parenting skills, but it could also be the catalyst to grow families with deeper roots in Christ and better-working relationships.

National Day of Prayer in Italy


The National Day of Prayer for 2017 is May 4th. It is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

Texas Baptist Men volunteers help local church

Image: The Wagon Wheel depicts the ministries of Texas Baptist Men.

Central Baptist Church is building a new Family Life Center on the corner of South Ward Street and Travis Street in Italy. The Texas Baptist Men (TBM) Retiree Builders came to town and stayed two weeks to help with the project. An army of men and their wives in 19 campers rolled into town to begin the work. Some of the volunteers commuted daily to help. There were at least 25 builders not including their wives here each day. Several Central members worked along side the volunteers each day.

Sno Cone fundraiser for CBC Youth on Saturday, April 30


Central Baptist Italy Student ministry will be selling sno cones to raise money for summer camp, Saturday April 30th from 2pm to 7pm at the Cornerstone building on 205 Main Street. Cost is $1 for small and $2 for large. Assortment of flavors and add-ins. All donations will be welcome!

Italy Community Easter Sunrise Service

Image: Sunday, March 27, 7 a.m.
Italy Downtown Pavilion

You and your neighbors are invited to bring your families to the Easter Sunrise Community Service to celebrate our glorious Savior’s resurrection at the Italy downtown pavilion. After the service, you are invited to stay for a full Easter breakfast provided by the Mt. Gilead members.