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The Messenger. 01.10.08
Women’s group to meet
“Let’s Get Organized” will be the theme for the upcoming Ken-Tenn Christian Women’s Connection Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Catfish Restaurant of Martin.
The special feature will be “Closets by Design,” presented by Travis McDonald of Obion.
“Memorable Melodies” will be performed by Joanne Gill of Martin. She is a talented singer and recording artist.
The speaker for the day will be Frances Lynch of Knoxville, who will present “Role Models to Succeed.”
She is a former high school teacher who loves gardening and traveling. Most of all, said a spokesman, she enjoys loving and “spoiling” her grandchildren.
All women are welcome to attend. The $8 ticket price includes the program, a bountiful buffet, drink and tip. Walk ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning. Call (731) 587-3915, 885-9029, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020. The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Christian Women’s Connection in association with Stonecroft Inc.

Dottie Rambo to sing
Internationally acclaimed recording artist and Southern gospel music legend Dottie Rambo will be in concert at Clay Campbell’s Kentucky Opry in Draffenville Jan. 25.
In addition to her recording career, both as a solo artist and as a member of the Rambos, Dottie has written some of the most cherished songs in Christian music, including “Behold the Lamb,” “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need,” “He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothing but Good,” I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before” and the Dove-award-winning, “I Go to the Rock,” which was performed by Whitney Houston in the motion picture “The Preacher’s Wife.”
Dottie was honored as “Songwriter of the Century” in 1994 by the Christian Country Music Association and was presented the “Living Legend” award in 2002. She is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame twice, once as a soloist and as part of the Rambo trio.
Music will begin at 7:30 p.m., with Dottie taking the stage at 8. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Christian radio station WVHM. For ticket information, call (270) 527-3869, and for more information on the Kentucky Opry, visit the Web site

Turners to minister
The Rev. Eddie Turner, District Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, and his wife, Amanda, will be ministering in the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services at Union City First Assembly of God, located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave. in Union City.
The Rev. Tommy Hall and the congregation invite the community to join them for this special service.

Prayer Week set
The Interfaith Student Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin will observe “The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” with a series of special prayer services Jan. 22-25.
The 30-minute prayer services, which will begin each day at 5:30 p.m., will feature music, prayers and mediations led by local pastors and lay people from a variety of denominations in the Martin area.
Speaking on Jan. 22 will be the Rev. Jimmy Carter, pastor of McCabe United Methodist Church in Martin. The Rev. Richard Cortesi, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union City, will be the speaker Jan. 23. The Jan. 24 speaker will be the Rev. Lee Clements of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin and the Jan. 25 speaker will be the Rev. Don Brooks of St. James Episcopal Church in Union City.
Other participants will include the Rev. Morgan Owen, director of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at UT-Martin; the Rev. Joe Paolozzi, pastor of St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin; Rebecca Russell, director of youth and college ministries at Martin First United Methodist Church; and the Rev. Alvin Summers, pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
The services will be open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community.
The Interfaith Student Center is a co-operative ministry of the United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran and Presbyterian (USA) churches. The center is located on the east side of the UTM campus at 312 Lovelace Ave. and is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and weekends from noon-10 p.m.
For more information, call the Rev. Jolinne Balentine-Downey at (731) 587-2603.

To welcome pastor
Members of Bell’s Chapel CME Church, located on North Highland Drive in Fulton, will be welcoming their new pastor and “First Lady,” the Rev. Eric and Kimberly McKinney, to the community Jan. 27. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Michael Wade, along with the choir and congregation of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Paducah, Ky. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Michael Pryor of Brookport (Ill.) Unity Baptist Church will be the speaker.
The community is invited to “hear the Word of God, sing His praises and worship God with the congregation on this great day,” a spokesman said.

Fundraiser breakfast set
Youth in grades kindergarten through sixth will host a breakfast Sunday from 9-10 at Mount Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy. Donations will go to help children attend church camp this summer.
The Rev. Billy McGarity is pastor.

White to lead revival
The Rev. Leon White is the speaker at revival services at Greater Bethel Church of God in Christ this evening through Friday at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Elder Richard Johnson is pastor. The church is located at 805 East Gibbs St. in Union City.

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