late church news
The Messenger. 05.02.08
Homecoming will be celebrated at Calvary Baptist Church at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City Sunday. The Keffers will be the featured singers in an afternoon concert beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Keffers have a unique blend of family harmony with a youthful approach. They have had a full-time traveling ministry for 20 years and have enjoyed tremendous success in southern gospel radio and as regulars on Gospel Music Television. They are currently enjoying the success of their most recent album project “Mercy.”
Other song releases include “Jesus Came In,” “Love Was the Lamb” and “The Hand of God.”
They have appeared in some of the greatest churches in America. The Keffers will be presenting special music in both the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services as well as performing the afternoon concert. A noon meal will be served in the mission activities center following the morning worship service.
There will be no evening worship.
For more information, contact the church office at 885-2961.
On Saturday the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will host its 21st annual “Run for the Son.” The Dyersburg Disciples, one of more than 950 chapters involved in CMA, will be participating in this run. This will be a ride in which riders will seek sponsors to help raise money for CMA to “spread the light of Jesus to every nation.”
Anyone interested in participating in this ride can meet the group at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Dyersburg at 10 a.m. for registration. The ride will leave at 10:30 a.m. and will cover approximately 100 miles, round trip, including a run to Columbus-Belmont Park, Ky., where riders will have lunch.
Also, for those who would like to ride but cannot go to Dyersburg, the group will be going through Union City at approximately 11 a.m. Those wanting to join can convene at the parking lot at Second Baptist Church on Everett Boulevard and fall in with the ride coming through.
The group will also be cooking pancakes at Abernathy’s Harley Davidson in Union City from 8-10 a.m. Anyone who would like to greet the riders is welcome to come by and have a pancake and coffee and can also ride over to Second Baptist Church and join the ride.
For more information, call Van and Nancy Reed at 538-3551.
There will be a giant “almost free” rummage sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Troy First Baptist Church at the corner of Highway 51 and Highway 21 West in Troy.
Items available will include adult and children’s clothing, toys and household items such as kitchen utensils, plates, silverware, small appliances, towels and bedding. These will be sold for pennies to those in need. Churches participating in this sale to those who need personal or household essentials include Troy United Methodist Church, Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Troy Church of Christ, Troy First Baptist Church, Greater Vision Church of God, Mount Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church and New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The churches are also sponsoring a “gas buy down” from 9 a.m.-noon at Troy BP service station, across from Food Rite. Members of the churches will be pumping gas and washing windshields and the first 140 cars will receive a $5 discount on the gas purchase.
These events are part of the Sharefest program.