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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:42 am

The Messenger, June 9, 2009
Women’s event slated
The Ken Tenn Women’s Connection meeting and luncheon will be held Wednesday  at 11 a.m. at Joe’s Steakhouse near Union City. 
“Come share with us the theme ‘Memories Are Made of This,’ a spokesman said. “Our special feature will be a ‘sweet surprises’ bake sale.  There will be enough ‘goodies’ there to tempt everyone’s sweet tooth. Music will be presented by Rebecca Easley of Union City. She will entertain us with ‘Delightful Ditties.’”
 Peggy Benifield of St. Louis will present a program entitled, “Life Along the River’s Edge,” in keeping with the “memories” theme.
 All women are welcome to attend, the spokesman said.  The $9.50 ticket price includes buffet, drink and tip. Walk-ins are welcome or reservations may be made by Monday morning by calling (731) 587-3915, 885-9029 or (731) 479-2979. The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Christian Women’s Connection in association with Stonecroft Inc.
VBS to begin
Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday to Wednesday from 6 to 8 nightly. “Crocodile Dock, Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light,” is the theme. There will be classes provided for children from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. An adult class will also be conducted each night. Participants are invited to come at 4:30 p.m. Sunday for the big kick-off and enjoy a fish fry, sno-cones, bouncy houses and other games. For more information, call the church office at 885-1507.

Sports camp planned
Union City First Assembly of God will be offering a free “Mega Sports Camp” for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. 
The camp will be June 22-26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will offer a choice of basketball, soccer or cheerleading. 
“We will be teaching basic skills in these sports, have a snack time, have large group rallies and small group teaching times,” a spokesman said.  Registration is a “must” by June 21. The church is located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave. Call 885-2612 to register. 

VBS set at Woodland Mills
Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
The theme will be Lifeway’s “Boomerang Express™: It All Comes Back to Jesus,” an Australian outback theme based on I John 4:9.
Classes will be offered for children who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed sixth grade. During the week, children — or “kidaroos” — will hop on board Boomerang Express and take a train ride across the Land Down Under to experience stops at the VBS-themed Worship Rally Central, Bible Study Outback, Music Opera House, Crafts Crossing, Missions Harbor, Recreation Rock and G’Day Cafe. They will discover the vastness of God’s love and learn that no matter where they go or what they do in life, it all comes back to Jesus.
The church’s VBS kickoff will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. in the area around the activities building, located behind the main church building. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served and giant inflatables will be available for everyone’s enjoyment, with those attending asked to bring their lawn chairs.
For more information, call the church office at 885-2033.
Pastor is the Rev. Rick Burton.

Youth Day event set
Bells Chapel C.M.E. Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will host a Youth Day program Sunday at 3 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Jenohn Smith of Elizabethtown, Ky. Everyone is welcome, according to the pastor, the Rev. Eric McKinney Sr.

Walkers to sing
The Walkers, a Southern gospel family music group from Perry, Fla., will be in concert Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Greater Vision Church in Troy.
“The Walkers will bless your heart in song with a high energy blend of Southern, country and contemporary gospel music,” the Rev. Thomas Sanders said.
“If you love gospel music, you do not want to miss this special service.”
The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 536-6388.

Decoration Day slated
Beech Cumberland Presby-terian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will observe homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., with worship at 11. A noon meal will be served and the cemetery association will provide the meat.
There will be a meeting of the cemetery association at 1:30 p.m. and there will not be an evening service.
Dr. Bobby Williams is the pastor.

To honor pastor
Friendship Freewill Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will honor their pastor, the Rev. Phillip Sanders, on his first anniversary at the church. The service is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday and the Rev. Richard Blakemore of Clinton, Ky., will be the speaker.
A fellowship meal will be served at 1:30 p.m.
The community is invited to attend.

Minnick church sets events
Minnick Bible Church will celebrate Decoration Day Sunday, with Sunday school beginning at 10, followed by worship at 11 and a meal in the fellowship hall after the service. The cemetery association will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend, a spokesman said.

Men’s conference set
A men’s conference is planned for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Anointed Church of the Living God at 1211 South Miles Ave. in Union City.
The prayer, praise and power theme will be “X-Men of the Anointed Church of the Living God,” hosted by Men of Extreme Vision at the church. Bishop Nolan Hardin Jr. of Greater Deliverance Ministries in Fulton will be the speaker Friday. The Rev. Charles Hooper of Walk of Faith Ministries in Martin will bring the message Saturday and Bishop Michael L. Carr Sr., representing the host church, will preach Sunday.
Bishop Barbara Bolden is pastor of Anointed Church of the Living God.

Garden dedication set
Trinity Episcopal Church, located in the Carr Historic District on Fourth Street in Fulton, will have a dedication of The Shepherd’s Garden Sunday at 2 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.

To celebrate anniversary
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 112 Roach St. in South Fulton will celebrate the pastoral anniversary of Dr. Marvin Mercer Sr. and Sherri Mercer Sunday. The Rev. A.E. McCadney, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Union City, will be the speaker at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Perry of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Medon will speak at 3 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.

Appreciation service planned
Highway 45 Church of Christ will observe its annual Minister Appreciation Day Sunday. Featured singers will be the Candle Lights from Murfreesboro.
A meal will be served following the morning service and afternoon services will begin at 2:30.
Thomas Todd is the minister and R.C. Nunley is the assistant minister.

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