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Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 2:33 pm

 The Messenger. 10.02.08

  Animals to be blessed

 The annual “Blessing of the Animals” will take place in the garden area and back parking lot of St. James’ Episcopal Church at 422 East Church St. in Union City Sunday at 4 p.m.

“Everyone is welcome to bring their pets or companion animals for a blessing in honor of St. Francis, whose feast day is Saturday. Please have your pets either in a carrier or on a leash, and also bring a water bowl for them, as the day is predicted to be warm,” said the Rev. Donald Brooks. “Pet snakes will be blessed but not handled, and pet rocks are also welcome.”


Gospel meetings set

Smith Street Church of Christ will be having a series of gospel meetings beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday, with William Woodson of Lawrenceburg as the speaker. The church is located at 411 East Smith St. in South Fulton.

The times for meetings are Sunday at 9 a.m. for Bible study and 10 a.m. for worship, with afternoon worship at 5 and gospel meeting services through Wednesday at 7.


Revival to begin

 Obion First Baptist Church will be holding revival services Sunday through Wednesday, with meetings nightly at 7. The Rev. Randy Pool will be leading the services, which will have an emphasis on personal prayer revival. “We invite you to be with us for a special time in the Lord,” the Rev. Michael Julian, pastor, said.


 To observe homecoming

Lake Road Baptist Church will be observing homecoming Sunday.  This will mark the 20th anniversary of the church, as well as the 10th year of service by the Rev. Chip Davis. The Rev. Jerry Leggett, the church’s first pastor, will bring the morning message. Following the service, a note-burning will occur to celebrate the retiring of the debt on the activities building.  A fellowship meal will conclude the day’s festivities.

 Everyone is encouraged to join in celebrating God’s wonderful grace and blessings, a spokesman said. The church is located at 1366 East Hwy. 22, near Union City.  For more information, call 885-0660.


 Revival to begin

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting revival services Oct. 13-17, with the Rev. Kenneth Hillsman from New Reddy Creek Church in McLemoresville as the evangelist. Services will be at 7 each evening.

Kick-off services will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 12, with the Rev. Arthur Hannah of Beech Grove Church and members of his congregation as special guests.

A meal will be served.

The Rev. John Brooks and associate pastor Robert Fulton and the congregation invite the community to attend.

To offer children’s church

Sisters-in-law Kim Becton and Elizabeth Becton have accepted the call as directors of children’s church at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, according to the pastor, Dr. Doy Daniels Jr. The church is located at 631 East Church St. Children’s church is designed to give children 4-8 years old a genuine worship experience.

Dr. Daniels says the church has stressed excellence in Christian education for children in this age range for many years and the new ministry will build on a wonderful foundation established in Sunday school. The second floor of the church’s Christian education building will be devoted to children’s education and worship.

Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m.

Kim Becton has several years’ experience with the Union City School System and in children’s ministry at both Union City Cumberland Presbyterian and at other churches. Elizabeth Becton is a registered nurse and mother of two who is committed to introducing children of all ages to the person and gospel of Jesus Christ, he says.

For more information, call the church office at 885-9773.


Church to sell ribs

Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center, located at 1304 East Main St. in Union City, next to Sav-A-Lot grocery, will be selling barbecued slabs of ribs for $18, whole barbecued chickens for $6 and chicken plates with cole slaw and baked beans for $6 Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the church.

A spokesman said the church will also be selling a kidney-shaped child-care-sized table that will seat six to eight children, plus four chairs. For more information, call 885-8738.


Old-fashioned Day set

Bashan Baptist Church in Rives will be celebrating Old-fashioned Day Sunday. Paul Jenkins, associate pastor, will bring the message at 11 a.m. and a meal will follow the service. An old-fashioned brush arbor service, with the Rev. M.L. Easley of St. James Baptist Church in Obion speaking, will be held in the afternoon.

The Rev. Rozelle Dotstry and the congregation invite the public to join them.


Block party planned

Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be featured at the Harris Station United Methodist Church block party Saturday at 5 p.m. Those attending can also enjoy music, games and other activities. The public is invited to attend.

R.K. Kane is the pastor.


To celebrate homecoming

The Rev. David Bayer and the congregation of Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1159 Parker Road in South Fulton, welcome the community to the church’s homecoming celebration Oct. 12. The Rev. Don Tabor of Nashville, former pastor, will bring the morning message and a fellowship luncheon will follow.At 1:30 p.m., Southern Sound Gospel Quartet from Nashville will provide a concert of toe-tapping favorites.


Fall revival slated

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, located at 720 East College St. in Union City, will begin fall revival services Sunday and continue through Wednesday. Sunday will be Men’s Night, followed by Women’s Night on Monday, Youth Night on Tuesday and Family Night on Wednesday.

The Rev. Keith Norman of First Baptist Church in Memphis will open the time of spiritual growth and praise each evening at 6 with a lecture. Revival services will follow at 7, with the Rev. Roney Strong Sr. of New Independence Baptist Church in Coldwater, Miss., as the speaker.

“There are two powerful men of God and we are expecting God to do great things,” says the Rev. A.E. McCadney, pastor. “There will also be special music from several choirs and transportation will be provided for those who call 885-7362 by 5 p.m.”


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