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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 7:53 am

 The Messenger. 10.23.08

Founder’s Day planned

Bells Chapel C.M.E. Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will be celebrating the annual Founder’s Day in the church’s 126th year Sunday at 3 p.m.

 Special guests will be the Rev. Michael McClure and his congregation from Turning Point Ministry Church in Hickman, Ky.

 “Everyone is invited to come and fellowship with us. Dinner will be served upon the arrival of our guest church,” said the Rev. Eric McKinney Sr.


Dinner and a Movie Night set

On Nov. 1, Exchange Street Church of Christ will be hosting a “Dinner and a Movie” family night out. The night will start at 5 with a pizza dinner in the fellowship hall and will be followed by the movie “Hidden Secrets,” starring David A.R. White (“Mercy Streets”), John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazard”), Tracy Melchloir (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Reginald Vel Johnson (“Die Hard”) and Staci Keanan (“Step by Step”). The movie, rated PG, will be shown to adults and children in the 6th grade and up. 

“Hidden Secrets” is a 90-minute feature film which was in movie theaters in limited release in 2006.  

“Our story is about real people with real struggles. Christians deal with these issues every day,” said producer and co-star David A.R. White. “We know that in churches around the country we find people who have either had an abortion, struggled with homosexuality or given in to sexual temptation, yet we would rather not talk about it. With ‘Hidden Secrets,’ we decided it was time to tear off the blinders and let people see that Christians are affected by these issues. We want people to see that there is hope and redemption, no matter what the issue. We also wanted to approach these topics in a humorous way, because laughter helps us deal with life when it gets tough.”

During the movie, all children ages 2 years old through fifth grade will be participating in “Slime Time,” a fall festival with Christian values. The children will enjoy games, crafts, story time, hayrides, snacks, face painting, “jumpers” and more. The fun will begin at 5:15 p.m. A nursery will be provided for children younger than 2.

Everyone is invited to share in this free night of food and fun. The church is located at 420 Exchange Street in Union City.


‘Friends-Family’ Day slated

St. James Baptist Church at 512 Troy Road near Obion is hosting the annual Friends and Family Day Sunday. The congregation of St. John III Church in Tiptonville and their pastor will be guests. Lunch will be served upon their arrival. The afternoon program will begin at 3. Morning service times are 9:45 for Sunday school and 11 for the morning service. 

Everyone is invited to attend, a spokesman said.


‘Slime Time’ event set

Calvary Baptist Church on East Reelfoot Avenue in Union City is hosting a Slime Time Fall Fest Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the mission activity building for children in preschool through fifth grade and their families. Included in the fun evening will be lots of games, exciting experiments, Mink’s inflatables, an old-fashioned hayride, family photos and refreshments, including hot dogs, popcorn, Cokes™ and lots of candy. For more information about this fun evening, contact the church office at 885-2961.


New SS class started

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church has started a Sunday school class for Hispanic residents. The class meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave. in Union City. Angela Morales is the class teacher and all who are interested are invited to attend. For more information, call the church office at 885-5203. The Rev. Kenny Locke is pastor.

El Valle agradable Unio la Iglesia Methodista ha comenzado una clase de la Escuela del Domingo para personas Hispanas. La clase encuentra cada el Domingo a las 9:30 de la manana. La iglesia es situada en 1422 Avenida Agradable del Valle en Ia Ciudad de Ia Union. Angela Moral son el maestro. Todo es invited a asistir. Para mas informacion, llame la iglesia office (885-5203). El Kenny Locke Reverendo es pastor.


Fall bazaar planned

Troy United Methodist Church will host its annual fall bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church on the square in Troy.

The event will feature fresh baked goods, plants, white elephant items, fresh vegetables, clothing in all sizes up to extra-large and extra-extra-large, plus furniture and much more.

Sausage and biscuits will be served from 8 a.m. throughout the morning and, at 11, the members will begin to serve a menu of white beans, spaghetti, corn bread, sandwiches, pies and beverages.

The Rev. Judd Mowery is pastor.


Walkers to appear

The Walkers of Perry, Fla., will be in concert Wednesday at Greater Vision Church of God, located at 701 Mary Jane St. in Troy. The high-energy blend of Southern, country and contemporary gospel music will begin at 7 p.m.
“If you love gospel music, you do not want to miss this special service,” said the Rev. Thomas Sanders, pastor.

For more information, call the church at 536-6388.


Gospel meeting set

A gospel meeting will begin Sunday and continue through Wednesday at Mount Zion Church of Christ in the Shawtown community. Loy Mitchell will be the speaker. On Sunday, Bible class will begin at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 and a noon luncheon. Services will be at 7:30 each evening.


Revival to begin

New Concord Baptist Church near Kenton will begin revival services Sunday at 6 p.m. and continue through Wednesday at 7 week nights. 

Larry Eddings of Kenton will be the speaker. A nursery will be provided and those who need transportation may call 665-6446 to request a ride, a spokesman said.

The Rev. Johnny Witherspoon is pastor.


To celebrate 75th

The congregation of Samburg Assembly of God will be celebrating their 75th anniversary Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10, followed by worship at 11. Following that service, there will be a noon meal and, at 2 p.m., the congregation’s new activity building will be dedicated. Special singing with the Van Cleave Family will be part of that celebration.

Several former pastors will also be attending and will be “sharing what is on their hearts” during the dedication, a spokesman said. 

The Rev. George Hutchison and the congregation invite the community to attend and share this special time.


Block party planned

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, located at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave. in Union City, is inviting the community to the Fall Community Block Party and cook out Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be lots of fun-filled activities for everyone, including inflatable rides, a dunking booth, face painting, Bingo, a basketball shooting contest, a bicycle and wagon parade, a cake walk and many other surprises.


The Messenger. 10.23.08

To sell barbecue

Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center, located at 1304 East Main St., next to Sav-a-Lot in Union City, will be selling barbecue and whole chickens Friday and Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. Rib slabs will be $18 and whole chickens,  $10.

For advance orders, call 885-8738.

The Rev. Demetries Ceaser and the congregation encourage the community to support this fundraiser.


Lunch-bake sale set

The fall bake sale and luncheon held each year at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and sponsored by the women of the church, is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. The church is located at 1422 Pleasant Valley Road in Union City. The salad luncheon will be $6.

Take-outs will be available by calling 885-5203. All proceeds will go to missions.


Gospel meeting to begin

There will be a gospel meeting at Obion Church of Christ Friday through Monday at 7 each evening. Sunday morning Bible study will begin at 9:50 and worship will begin at 10:50.

Charles Pledge will be the speaker.

The community is invited to attend and hear Bible-based, scripture-filled, Christ-centered preaching.


Block party slated

Union City First Baptist Church will be hosting a block party Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on East Church Street between Ury and Morgan streets. 

B.B. Angelo will be on hand for the “main event” at 1:15 p.m. 

Activities will include free food, face painting, a live band, a children’s train, giveaways, a cake walk, blow-ups for children and teens and a climbing wall.



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