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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:21 pm

The Messenger, June 25, 2009
Revival to begin
Bells Chapel CME Church at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton will host a revival Sunday through Tuesday at 7 each evening. The Rev. Alvin Summers of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Martin will be the speaker.
The Rev. Eric McKinney and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Turnbow to speak
Richie Turnbow of Martin will be the speaker at Manna Ministries’ “last Sunday of the month” testimony service Sunday at 6 p.m.
Turnbow will share the story of his bondage and of his deliverance from drugs and alcohol and will tell how he has been filled with songs of praise for his deliverer. He and his wife, Stephanie, sing many of those songs as the opportunity is given to them.
“Richie and Stephanie are truly a blessing wherever they go. Everyone is welcome to attend and hear this wonderful testimony,” said the Rev. Ruth Green, the pastor.
The church is located at 4001 Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City.

VBS to begin
 Set sail for adventure with “Pirates of the Cranium!” at Union City First Baptist Church Monday through July 3 from 9 a.m.-noon each day. 
Children’s Conferences International is a traveling children’s ministry serving churches and conferences across the United States.  The VBS staff will include CCI’s director James Bonjour, longtime ventriloquist and storyteller; Nicole Stark, registrar and song leader; and Frances Bonjour, coordinator. There will be dramatized stories, puppet shows, super singing, crafts, snacks, games and more for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 
For more information or to register a child, call 885-9481. First Baptist Church is located at 500 East Church St. in Union City. Those interested may visit the Web site at www.fbcuc.com.

‘Ride for Christ’ set
Exchange Street Church of Christ is hosting “Ride for Christ” Saturday to benefit Angels in Recovery, Anchor House and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee-Union City. Sign-in will begin at noon, with bikes leaving the church at 1 p.m. There will be a $10 fee per bike and rider. Participants will receive a “Wheel of Fortune” card with a chance to win a prize. Bikers will be escorting the church van delivering needed items to each organization. Upon returning to the church building, participants will enjoy a barbecue meal, play a game of “Wheel of Fortune” and auction off some donated items.
For more information, contact Denise Lee at 796-5005.

Homecoming 2009 slated
New Concord Baptist Church near Kenton will be celebrating Homecoming 2009 Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10, followed by worship at 11 and a potluck meal at the conclusion of the service. A gospel singing featuring Jason Griggs, the speaker at the worship service, and the Joylanders Quartet will begin at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Johnny Witherspoon and the congregation invite the community to attend.

To celebrate homecoming
Jacksonville Freewill Baptist Church, located at 202 College St. in South Fulton, will be celebrating homecoming July 5 at 3 p.m. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Buster Johnson, who will be joined by his congregation from New Beginning Ministries in Fulton.
A meal will be served at 1:30 p.m. or upon the arrival of the guests.
Elder James Watford and the congregation invite the community to join them for this special event.

Plates to be sold
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at 720 East College St. in Union City will be selling plates with turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce, ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage for $5 Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., eat in or carry out.
“Come by and get your Sunday dinner after church,” a spokesman said.
The Rev. A.E. McCadney and the congregation are extending an invitation to join them for this fundraising event.

Ozark group to sing
Simply His, an Ozark gospel music group, will sing at South Fulton Seventh Day Adventist Church Saturday at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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