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The Messenger 06.19.08

VBS set at Woodland Mills
Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
The theme will be Lifeway’s “Outrigger Island: Living God’s Unshakeable Truth,™” a tropical theme based on Psalm 86:11.
Classes will be offered for children who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed sixth grade. During the week, they will develop the stability they need to face a world of shifting sands and wavering options as they learn about God’s unshakable truth while visiting the VBS-themed Worship Rally Lagoon, Bible Study Beach Hut, Music Falls, Missions Lookout, Craft Cabana, Recreation Reef and Snack Shack.
The church’s VBS kick-off will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. in the area around the church’s ACTS building, located behind the main church building. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served and giant inflatables will be available for the children’s enjoyment, with those attending asked to bring their lawn chairs.
For more information about VBS, call the church office at 885-2033.
The Rev. Rick Burton is pastor.

VBS to begin
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 1303 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, will be the site of Vacation Bible School Monday through June 28.
Children from pre-school to sixth grade will enjoy “Power Lab: Discovering Jesus’ Miraculous Power” from 5:45-8:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28. Children will enjoy experiments as they learn God’s Word and have fun, a spokesman said.
For more information, call Carol Ward at 884-2848 or the church office at 885-0963.

Songfest opens in July
Jackson Songfest 2008 will open July 17 at 7 p.m. and continue at the same time July 18 and at 6 p.m. July 19 at the Jackson Civic Center.
There will also be a talent show July 19 at 10 a.m.
On July 17, ticket holders can enjoy the Booth Brothers, Jason Crabb, Aaron Wilburn, the Isaacs and Talley Trio. On July 18, headliners will be the Dove Brothers, the McKameys, Mark Bishop, Wilburn, the Hoppers and Triumphant Quartet. The Arnolds, the Perrys, Brian Free and Assurance, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Karen Peck and New River and Wilburn will appear July 19.
Tickets are on sale at Bible Book Store and Lifeway Christian Book Store, both in Jackson. Two free tickets will be offered for every 10 regular tickets purchased each evening. Ticket purchasers can save $5 per person by purchasing a three-night pass.
VIP tickets per night are $21.50, or $59.50 for three nights. Lower level seating is $19.50 per night or $53.50 for three nights. Upper level seating is $16.50 per night of $44.50 for three nights.
Children under age 13 will be admitted for $6 each night.
Tickets are also on sale by phone at 1-888-205-6723. There is a $2 handling charge per order.
The entry fee for the talent contest is $75 and there are two divisions, solo and group, with prizes awarded in both divisions. Admission to the talent show is $3. All amateur and semiprofessional gospel performers are eligible.

Morris will speak
Bells Chapel CME Church at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton will welcome the Rev. James T. Morris of Lane Tabernacle CME Church in St. Louis as a special guest at the congregation’s “Seed Sowing Service” Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
A former resident of Paducah, Ky., Morris has twice served as presiding elder in the CME Church and hosts his own radio talk show, “Speaking Truthfully.” He has also published several articles and journals and is currently working on his first book.
In addition, he has been elected a congressman in the Missouri House of Representatives for the 58th District.
The congregation at Bells Chapel expects to host several of Morris’ church family from St. Louis and the pastor, the Rev. Eric McKinney Sr., is inviting the community to attend as well.

VBS slated in SF
Vacation Bible School will be held Tuesday through June 26 at 6:30 nightly at Liberty Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy, located at 120 Forestdale in South Fulton.
The theme will be “Wanted by God,” with classes to be offered for children ages 2-9. Included each night will be Bible lessons, games, music and snacks.
Pastor is Danny Walker.

VBS scheduled
Exchange Street Church of Christ at 420 Exchange St. in Union City will be having their annual Vacation Bible School Sunday through June 26 from 6-8:30 nightly.
“God’s Big Back Yard” is the theme for the week and students will be learning about different ways of serving God through serving those around them. Each night, the boys and girls will be challenging each other in the annual Penny War, with proceeds to go to help sponsor a child for Chimes for Charity, Magi Boxes for Honduras and Medical-Mission-in-a-Box for an African mission.
Classes will be offered for children ages 2 through fifth grade. An adult class will meet each night at 7.
The week will culminate on June 26 with a Backyard Bash in the park.
For more information or to pre-register for the event, contact the church office at 885-1507.

Yard sale slated
Manna Ministries on the Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City will host a yard sale Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
“There is a little bit of everything,” a spokesman said.
Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the church.

Revival to be held
Annual revival services will be held Sunday through Wednesday at Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Judd Mowery, pastor of Troy United Methodist Church. Singing will be led by Buddy and Catherine Roberts, with Margo Lassiter serving as pianist.
Services will begin at 6 Sunday night and at 7 nightly during the week.
Pastor is Kenny Locke.

Gospel meeting set
Fremont Church of Christ, located at 461 Highway 22 West, 2 1/2 miles west of Lake Road School, will be the site of a gospel meeting Sunday through Tuesday.
Rick Lawson from Gardner Church of Christ at Martin will be the speaker and William Denman will be the song leader.
Sunday’s services will include Bible study at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. Evening services will begin at 7:30 Sunday through Tuesday.

Homecoming planned
A homecoming celebration will be held Sunday at New Concord Baptist Church, located at 3672 Concord Road near Kenton.
Former pastor the Rev. John Rhodes will be the speaker.
A potluck meal will be served at noon, followed by a singing featuring the McEwens of Dyer at 1 p.m.

Beech to hold events
Beech Cumberland Presby-terian Church and the Beech Cemetery Association will host homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday.
The morning worship service will be followed by a potluck meal at noon. The business meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Contributions for the upkeep of the cemetery and/or the Perpetual Fund may be mailed to Gwen Phillips, 2410 East Reelfoot Ave., Union City, TN 38261. For more information, contact Mrs. Phillips at 885-5744.

Gospel singing scheduled
Harvest Central Assembly of God, located at 9703 Highway 59 South at Mason, will host a gospel singing June 28 at 7 p.m.
Featured will be The Vancleave Trio from Tiptonville.
Pastor is Tommy Roper.
For more information, call (731) 297-9741.

Joylanders to appear
The Joylanders will be in concert June 29 at 6 p.m. at Union City’s First Church of God, located at 415 South Miles Ave.
The talented family will bless those in attendance with their songs of praise and worship, according to Wayne McLean, the host church’s director of senior ministries. Members of the group play several different stringed instruments and represent three generations of singers.
“You can expect a delightful time,” McLean said.
The church is pastored by the Rev. Mel Jacobs. For more information, call 885-3997.

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