Our mission is to build a bridge between racial, cultural, educational, and economic divisions within the community.


Dear Church friends,

It has been such a joy meeting all of the wonderful volunteers who bring Burton Bridge Ministry to life in this area. I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of you during our Volunteer Appreciation Event on Sunday, November 5. This is a catered event; let me know you’re coming by October 30.

Everybody is invited to the Community Thanksgiving Meal on Sunday, November 19. If you know of a neighbor who is homebound or lacks transportation, please invite them to join you during this wonderful event that focuses on food, fellowship and giving thanks. We are grateful to Citizens State Bank for helping to underwrite the meal.

Ninth Annual Hymn & Beer Fest, sponsored by local area Lutheran Churches, is on Sunday, November 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Brazos Valley Brewing, 206 South Jackson Street in Brenham.

Please continue filling your Advent bundles with condiments or baking goods, depending on whether you’ve selected list one or two. We also are collecting new, unwrapped toys for area children, in partnership with the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. All toys stay within Washington County and Burton Bridge Ministry distributes to Burton families.

Please share the attached calendar listings and promotional flyers with your church members through your website, worship leaflet and slide presentations.

With gratitude,


Debbie Schroeder, Executive Director

Bridge Ministry of Burton Texas

601 North Main in Burton

Mailing: PO Box 68, Burton, TX 77835

Phone: 979-337-3370



Burton Bridge Ministry Events
Volunteer Appreciation Event, Sunday, November 5, 4-6 p.m. at the Oliver Whitener-Roy
Winkler Pavilions. We’re serving up chili and Frito pies at 5 p.m., with ice cream
novelties for dessert. Everybody who has volunteered with the ministry is invited.
RSVP by Monday, October 30.

A spectacular Half Price Furniture Sale is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the old Foehner building, 13560 West Washington. Everything’s got to go,
and don’t miss our Super Shopper Deals with $5 price tags on certain items. Cash
only, please.

Community Thanksgiving Meal, Sunday, November 19, 4-7 p.m. (dinner served at 5 p.m.) at
the Burton American Legion, 13100 West Washington. Everybody in the community is

Partner Church Events
Ninth Annual Hymn & Beer Fest, sponsored by local area Lutheran Churches, on Sunday,
November 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Brazos Valley Brewing, 206 South Jackson Street in
Brenham. Enjoy special performances by Allison Crowson and On Zion’s Hill, purchase
a souvenir glass and two beer tickets for just $25, bid on silent auction items, and nosh
on hot brats (free will offering). Proceeds benefit Burton Bridge Ministry.
Area Events

KBTX Food for Families Food Drive. Help collect, inspect, sort and box donated foods on
Wednesday, December 6 at the Washington County Expo in Brenham. This is an all
day event and volunteers are welcome to work a shift during the 12 hour food drive. At
6:30 p.m., we’re looking for a truck and trailer to pick up the pallets of food allocated to
our Manna Food Pantry, and another team waiting at 601 North Main to help unload
and stack the banana boxes filled with nonperishables. Financial donations also are

welcome, as they help underwrite our wholesale food purchases. Visit

Senior Fellowship and Meal
We welcome anybody 55 and older to join us most Fridays for the Senior Fellowship and
Meal. No reservations are necessary for dine-in service, and the suggested price is $4.
Where: St. John’s UCC, Family Life Center, 516 N. Colorado
When: Fellowship and games from 10 a.m. until noon

Bingo at 11 a.m.
Lunch is served at noon

Upcoming Menus:
November 3: Cheese enchiladas, charro beans and Mexican rice (catering by Juanita’s

Tacos, with volunteers from St. John’s United Church of Christ)

November 10: Taco lasagna, salad and garlic bread (catering by white Horse Tavern,

with volunteers from Zion Lutheran Church)

November 17: Chicken pot pie, winter salad and dinner rolls (with volunteers from

Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church)
November 24: No meal due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 1: Fried fish, mac-n-cheese, cole slaw and hush puppies (catering by The
Cannery, with volunteers from St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg)
If you want a “to go” meal, call 979-337-3370 no later than the Tuesday before Friday. We
suggest you arrive at 12:10 p.m. to pick up your meal.
If you’re 55+ or have health issues that require you to stay home, let one of our volunteers
deliver a hot meal to you each Friday at no charge. Call Lois Mooney at 979-421-0617 for
more information. Our delivery area is limited to Burton.
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The Corner Shoppe

Burton Bridge Ministry’s boutique thrift store accepts gently used donations of clothing, goods
and household décor. These items are lovingly curated and sold at affordable prices to the

November 2-4

If your date book is filling up with events as fast as ours, you’ll want a few new looks for the
holidays. Save big on clothing and jewelry for men, women and children this week at The
Corner Shoppe. We’re unpacking our inventory of cold weather wear, too, so stock up, stay

warm, and feel good knowing your purchase helps underwrite Burton Bridge Ministry’s

programs and services.
November 9-11

Your personal style all comes together with the polished look of quality accessories. Purses
and shoes are both functional and fashionable, and help you make a great first impression.
Save big on pumps, kicks and boots, as well as clutches, handbags, cross body purses and

so much more.
November 16-18

Hey, diddle, diddle. The dish may have run away with the spoon in Mother Goose, but here at
The Corner Shoppe the dishes take center stage. Save 50% on all dishes this week at The
Corner Shoppe. Mix and match to your heart’s content and set a table that will wow your

guests at the next holiday gathering.

November 25

Our hard-working volunteers will spend time with their families on Thursday and Friday,
November 23-24. But shop with us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as we celebrate a
Manager’s Choice weekend. We’re not sure yet what will be on sale, but we’re fairly sure it

will be both awesome and affordable.
November 30-December 2

Tick, tick, tick. The holidays are nigh upon us and this is the weekend to find fabulous deals
for everybody on your Christmas list. Find clothing, jewelry, linens, fabric and toys at half off
deals this week. Our prices can’t be beat and you might even have enough left in your budget

to treat yourself to something nice.

All sales exclude “red dot” merchandise. More details can be found on our Facebook page

and in the store.
The Corner Shoppe
307 North Brazos, Burton
Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.