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The Messenger. 05.15.08
Women’s event slated
All area women are invited to come to the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection’s “Tastes From the Past” luncheon Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Catfish Restaurant in Martin.
“Special Feature” for the day will be a May Day auction of baked goods and other items.
Everyone is urged to bake and/or buy the “sweet stuff,” a spokesman said.
Music will be presented by Chris Norton of Union City. She is a talented singer who is well known in the area.
Marguerite L. Vella of Chattanooga will be the speaker. She lived in the Philippine Islands for 35 years and will be covering the subject “From Horse and Buggy to Cyberspace.”
The $8 ticket price includes the program, bountiful buffet, drink and tip. Walk-ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling 885-9029, (731) 587-3915, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020. The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection in association with Stonecroft Inc.

Homecoming events set
Star of Bethlehem Assembly of God, located on Marvin Vaught Road near Troy, will celebrate homecoming Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11.
There will be a fellowship meal at the close of the service at approximately 12:30 and The Borders Family will provide a gospel music concert at the close of the meal.
Interim pastor the Rev. Jerry Grimsley and the congregation invite the community to join them.

Annual Men and
Women’s Day set
Bells Chapel C.M.E. Church at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton will celebrate the annual Men and Women’s Day Sunday at 3 p.m.
Special guest will be the Rev. Gregg Hussey and his congregation from New Vision Ministries in Pryorsburg, Ky.
“Everyone is invited to come and worship with us on this special day,” said the Rev. Eric McKinney, pastor.

Homecoming news told
The annual Rush Creek homecoming and meeting of the Cemetery Association will be held May 25. Church services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Hugh Barksdale, pastor of Rush Creek United Methodist Church, as the speaker.
A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30, with a program honoring veterans to follow.
The meeting of the Rush Creek Cemetery Association will be held afterward.

Cane Creek needs told
Donations are being accepted for the upkeep of Cane Creek Cemetery. The interest on the perpetual funds is no longer sufficient to cover the expense of maintaining the grounds, according to a spokesman. Mail donations to Cane Creek Cemetery Fund in care of Pamela Screen at 4778 East Caudle Road, Rives, TN 38253 or to Mrs. C.H. Jones, 4708 East Caudle Road in Rives.
Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church is in need of some maintenance as well, the spokesman added. There is need for exterior and interior painting and a new ceiling. Donations may be mailed to Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church Fund to Ms. Screen or Mrs. Jones.
Anyone interested in more information may call 536-0456.

Cemetery meeting set
Stovall Cemetery will host Decoration Day Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the cemetery near Rives.
The Rev. Jerry Leggett, Second Baptist Church associate pastor in Union City, will be the speaker.
Those attending are reminded to bring lawn chairs.
Contributions for cemetery maintenance may be mailed to Janice James, P.O. Box 48, Rives, TN 38253.
Contributions to the perpetual care fund may be mailed to Beauton Bowers at 2215 Old Rives Road, Rives, TN 38253.

Fremont meeting planned
Fremont Cemetery Decoration Day will be Sunday.
All are welcome to attend the business session at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be sent to Jack Freeman at 461 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261.

Decoration day slated
Decoration Day will be observed Sunday at Old Republican Cemetery on East Highway 22 near Union City.
A business meeting is planned for 2 p.m. at Woodland Mills Baptist Church in the tea room. A financial report will be given and officers for 2008 will be elected.
Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery or for the perpetual fund may be mailed to Sylvia Williams, 980 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261 or Johnny Martin, 675 West Highway 22, Union City.
Checks should be made payable to Old Republican Cemetery Fund.
For more information, call 885-5856.

Men’s Day slated
Bashan Baptist Church in Rives will celebrate Men’s Day Sunday with a special service at 3 p.m.
The Rev. John Williams will be the guest speaker and he will be joined by his congregation from Progressive Baptist Church in Martin. Music will be provided by their choir.
The Rev. Rozelle Dotstry and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Anniversary service planned
Anointed Church of the Living God will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sunday. The church is located at 1211 South Miles Ave. in Union City.
Bishop Michael Carr will speak at the 11:30 a.m. worship service. He is pastor at Rock Church of Owensboro, Ky.
At 3 p.m., the Rev. James Jones of Mount Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Woodland Mills will fill the pulpit in celebration of the event.
A mid-day meal will be served at approximately 1:30 or when guests have arrived, according to the pastor, Bishop Barbara Bolden. She invited the community to this special celebration.

Homecoming celebration set
Homecoming and Decoration Day services will be held Sunday at New Chapel United Methodist Church and at Elbridge Cemetery.
The memorial service will begin at the church at 10:45 am., led by the former pastor, the Rev. Larry Tubbs. Old-time singing by the congregation and special music by Rachal Hudgins is planned. Following the service, there will be a meeting of the Elbridge Cemetery Association.
“We hope you can join us as we remember those who have gone before us,” a spokesman said.

Antioch Church sets program
Antioch Union Church in the Crystal community near Union City will celebrate Decoration Day Sunday. Services will begin at 11 a.m, with the Rev. Walt Asher to speak. A meal will be served in the family life center at noon and the cemetery association will meet at 1 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join the church in fellowship, a spokesman said.

Spaghetti dinner set
Lakeview Baptist Church will host a spaghetti dinner and gospel singing May 24. The dinner will be 4:30-6 p.m., with a singing featuring the Vancleave Trio beginning at 7.
Plates will be $5.
A love offering will be accepted during the concert.
All proceeds will benefit the Lake County Relay for Life event.

Yard and bake sale set
Protemus Cumberland Presbyterian Church will sponsor a yard-bake sale inside the church at 2033 West Shawtown Road near Troy Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are being sold for a quilt drawing.
There will also be a hotdog lunch with beverages.
The Women’s Ministry is hosting the sale and luncheon.

‘Friend’ Day slated
New Life Worship Center at 406 East Bransford St. in Union City will host “Bring a Friend” Day Sunday. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a fellowship meal to follow.
The Rev. Chris Brady is pastor. He and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Anniversary service set
Members of Everfaithful Missionary Baptist Church at 817 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will honor their pastor, the Rev. Harry Hayes, and his wife on their fourth anniversary of service to the congregation Sunday. The Rev. Stan Kenton of Union City will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. service. The 3 p.m. service speaker will be Elder Willie Burnett of Pentecostal Temple in Union City.
The Joyful Noise of Paducah, Ky., will provide special music.
A fellowship meal will be served when guests arrive, a spokesman said.
The public is invited to attend.

CP church to celebrate
Sunday will be Decoration Day and homecoming at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1630 Ebenezer Road near Troy.
Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 10:50.
A potluck meal will begin at the close of the service and the cemetery association will meet at 1:30.
Donations for upkeep may be mailed to Teenie King at 485 Campground Road, Troy, TN 38260.
The Rev. Frank Dalton is pastor.

Special service set
Shady Grove United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30.
The former pastor, the Rev. Walter German, will be the guest speaker.
A potluck meal will be served following the service and the cemetery association meeting will commence at 1.
The Rev. Kenny Locke is pastor.
Donations for the cemetery fund may be mailed to Kay Bransford at 3221 Section Line Road, Union City, TN 38261.

Women’s retreat slated
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Bap-tist Church women’s retreat will be Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
The speaker will be Ellena Gooch of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Ripley.
The Rev. A.E. McCadney is pastor.

Bake sale being planned
Kenton First United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women’s group will sponsor a bake sale Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. in front of C.W. Sanderson’s store in downtown Kenton.
The community is urged to support this annual fund raiser.

Pentecost celebration set
First United Pentecostal Church, located at 1105 Edwards St. in Union City, will be observing their Pentecost Sunday celebration services this Sunday.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Services will include powerful worship and anointed preaching, according to a spokesman.
The community is invited to attend.
The Rev. Paul R. Cagle Jr. is pastor.

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