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Church news 12.4.08

Church news 12.4.08

Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2008 9:52 pm

Country Christmas Bazaar St. Jude Catholic Church’s ninth annual Country Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the social hall at 112 Hannings Lane, south of the University of Tennessee at Martin dorms. The day will start with a fresh hot breakfast with Santa followed by a spaghetti luncheon and a sale of delicious home-baked cookies and cakes. A large variety of handmade gifts, including jewelry, woven shawls, wooden baskets, soap and lotions, ornaments, wreaths, will be available. There will also be photos with Santa, games and crafts for children, a silent auction, a quilt raffle and book sale. Children can participate in the games and crafts by donating snacks, powdered drinks, soups and candy which will be sent to USA troops for Christmas. Donations for a food drive for American troops are also being accepted. Benefit concert set Christian rock band 7th Seal will hold its second annual “Joy To the World” benefit Christmas concert Saturday night at Crosswind Church on Barham Road near Union City. The evening’s events will consist of skits and performances by many local artists and youth groups. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7. Admission is free but donations are encouraged, with all proceeds from the concert to go to the KYTN “Angel Tree” project that provides winter clothing and Christmas gifts for needy children in the community. “7th Seal would like to invite everyone to a great night of entertainment and music, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ while also helping some of our area children,” a spokesman said. Gatlins to minister The Rev. Steve Gatlin of the Nashville area, formerly of Union City, will speak Sunday at Manna Ministries, located at 4001 Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City. His sons, Josh, Nick and Adam, who are musicians and singers, will minister in praise and worship. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Dinners to be sold Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center’s Building Fund will benefit from the sale of chitterling dinners Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at 1304 East Main St. in Union City, next to Save-A-Lot. The cost is $7 per plate and the menu includes chitterlings, spaghetti, cole slaw, rolls and cake. Pastor is the Rev. D. Ceaser. Hutson to appear Bryan Hutson of The Kingsmen will appear in concert Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Mount Pelia Baptist Church, located at 136 Littrell Road near Martin. A love offering will be received. Hutson, a former worship leader, is the singer of the top song “When God Ran.” He was nominated for Best Lead Vocalist for five years, voted Best New Artist in 1997, inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame and inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame. For more information about the concert, call (731) 587-9676. Schedule changed A change in the December service schedule has been announced by Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, located at 203 North First St. in Union City. The congregation will gather around God’s word Sunday at 3 p.m., which is a change of the regular schedule. The service time for Dec. 14 has been changed to 10:45 a.m. Musical to be presented A musical performance of “A Simple Christmas” is scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m. at Reelfoot Baptist Church, located on Highway 22 between Union City and Reelfoot Lake. The musical will be presented by the church’s sanctuary choir, which is under the direction of Joe Ray Wheat. It will include narration and drama depicting the nativity scene. Refreshments will be served afterward. The Rev. John Clark is pastor. Wynnburg hosts musical Wynnburg Baptist Church in Lake County will host the Reelfoot Baptist Church sanctuary choir Monday at 7 p.m. for a performance of the musical “A Simple Christmas.” Afterward, refreshments will be served. Pastor is the Rev. Larry Byassee. Anniversary celebrated True Gospel Baptist Church at 700 Greenwood St. in Union City will celebrate its 27th anniversary with special services Sunday. Evangelist will be Michael Kelly Jr. of Bainbridge, Ga., and the theme will be “The Real Christmas Story, Jesus.” Services will begin at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All visitors in attendance who register at the door will be eligible for a drawing for valuable prizes. There will be gifts for children, teenagers and adults. A spokesman said everyone is welcome and those attending are urged to bring a loved one or friend. “You are invited to come and celebrate with us our 27th year of preaching the gospel of the grace of Jesus Christ, our Lord,” the spokesman said. A nursery will be provided. Song leader is Robert Taylor Jr. and pastor is the Rev. Jerry King. For transportation, call 885-0953 or 885-4991. Published in The Messenger 12.4.08

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