The Capital Cowboy Church meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 am. The Capital Cowboy Church is now meeting on their own property, located at 8399 Niederwald Strasse Road (also known as FM 2001) Kyle, Texas 78640. Directions are as follows: From South IH35 in Buda, take the Niederwald – FM 2001 exit and head east. FM 2001 is the first turn you come to, approximately 1,000 feet off of IH-35. There is a sign indicating FM 2001 turns to the right. There is a Fire Station on the corner. Go down FM 2001 for 9 miles (when you are getting close, you will curve to the right and you will see Kai Vista Road on the left; you will then pass a plant nursery on your left; then you will see Johnson Lane on the right side of the road; and then you will see Engelke Road on your left.) The church property is located on the left side of the road and there is a orangy-yellow sign on the fence with the street address on it (8399) and there is a small pond in front. If you look closely you will see a reddish-colored box container setting way off the road. There is a home located right before our land, and there is an abandoned house just past our property. If you reach Windridge Drive on the right side you have gone too far.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS:
Meets every Sunday morning starting right after the regular church service special singing and before the sermon.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY:
Meets every second Saturday of the month, at 10:00 a.m. at Salli Wilson’s home in Mountain City - address 220 Maple Drive - telephone 262 - 7771. Please contact Salli for directions or to confirm meeting. All women are invited to attend for this time of Bible studies, fellowship and sharing.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY:
Our Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 7 pm at La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant on Manchaca Road. Join us at 6:30 pm if you want to eat with us.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:
We collected wedding dresses for ladies in Sudan, Africa. In their country, if you could not have a proper wedding with a wedding dress, then you were not officially married. A group of ladies got together and sent out the word about this, and our cowgirls were able to send two wedding dresses.
We collected white bed sheets, and gave a total of 57 of them to a church that was making strips out of them for bandages for a country in Africa. They were very excited in getting this many white sheets from us and said it would make over 500 bandages. We gave them $25 to help with postage to send them to Africa.
Three times, we have collected and taken over 100 boxes of cereal to the Round Rock Children's Home for distribution to the cottages where the displaced children are living. Once when we took the boxes, the receiving clerk just started crying and took me back to the shelves where the cereal was supposed to be, and the shelves were completely bare. She said she did not know how they were going to feed the children the next day. What a blessing that was.
Each summer for the last 4 summers, we have had a non-perishable food drive and have collected canned foods and items such as corn meal, flour, sugar and other non-perishable items for the Austin Community Center, located on East 2nd Street. A lot of churches do a concentrated effort to provide food to them around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the summer months are the hardest for the Center, as children are home from school and are not getting the free breakfast and lunches provided by most elementary schools. We have always taken in excess of 400 pounds of food.
At Christmas each year, we make up stockings for the Austin Baptist Chapel, aka The Soup Kitchen on East Cesar Chavez. The stockings contain such hygiene items as a toothbrush and toothpaste, emery boards or nail files, bars of soap, shampoo and conditioner, individual packages of Kleenex, deodorant sticks, chapsticks, hand lotions and hand sanitizer, combs, razors, candy and gum, and a note which tells each individual "God Loves You, And So Do We". The person who runs the Soup Kitchen says the recipients absolutely love to get the stockings.
Each January, we collect new white socks to be given to be put onto the trucks for the "Mobil Loaves and Fishes" organization. We started out giving about 50 pairs, and this year we gave 116 pairs. January is a rough month for the homeless and new socks are always appreciated.
For Mother's Day each year, our group makes up Mother's Day sacks for the mothers who are residents with the Round Rock Children's Home. These mothers have usually had to leave a bad situation quickly, and they truly appreciate the niceties which we put into their Mother's Day sacks. We give them such items as nice body lotions, good smelling body wash or fancy soaps, fancy bath scrunchies, a manicure kit as well as new fancy nail polish, combs or brushes, hair scrunchies for pony tails, nice candy, and an encouraging plastic card for their wallets with a Bible verse on it, and hopefully they look at this verse and know that they are never alone.
We have given baby products to the San Marcos Women's Shelter, such as disposable baby diapers, baby wipes, baby powder and baby lotion, and other items of baby clothing and towels and wash cloths. This was very well received and appreciated.
We have held 3 ladies retreats which were very well attended. The first one was a direct result of our ladies attending the Cowgirl Get Together (as it is called now), in Tyler, Texas. Michelle Carson attended our first retreat, which was truly an honor. We had a terrific turnout and it was a day of fun, food, good music and great inspiration. Our next retreat was very successful also. Well known author and speaker, Janet Burton, was our speaker, and the attendance was wonderful.
Our third retreat we invited the Cowboy Church of Fischer, Texas, and the retreat was held at Texas Old Town, in one of their venue buildings. It was a lot of fun for the two churches to get to know each other, and the speakers were outstanding.
Each fall, our ladies group hosts and runs a large garage sale. We solicit donations from all over and the Manchaca Fire Hall outside area is filled with all sorts of items. The sale is held on a Saturday morning, and a terrific amount of work goes into putting this garage sale on. We have raised in excess of $2,000 from the garage sale each time, and all of this money is donated to our Building Fund for our new building in Niederwald. This last year we added a cold drinks, sausage wraps and pulled pork sandwiches which was very profitable. Once again, a lot of work goes into this venture.