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Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:59 am

The Messenger, April 22, 2010
Children to sing
Calvary Baptist Church’s children’s choirs will be presenting “Sermon on the Mound” by Celeste Clydesdale Sunday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The choirs are under the direction of Kathleen Parker. The church is located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City and all are invited to attend.
For more information, contact the church office at 885-2961. 
The pastor is the Rev. Melvin Poe.

Smyth will preach
Scott Smyth, youth minister and associate pastor at Union City First United Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker at Crosswind Church Sunday morning. 
The Crosswind worship celebration begins at 10:25.  
The church is located at 4440 Barham Road in Union City. 
Everyone is invited to attend.
 Revival to begin
Revival services are planned for Reelfoot Baptist Church at 1926 West Highway 22 Sunday through Wednesday.  The Rev. Rick Burton from Woodland Mills First Baptist Church will be the speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.  
Music will be led by Joe Wheat. 
The congregation of Reelfoot Baptist Church invites the community to attend.

Spring luncheon planned
“Well, Hello, ladies! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong,” is the greeting those taking part in the upcoming Ladies Spring Luncheon at Union City First United Methodist Church will hear.
“Hello, Dolly” is the theme of the luncheon and program being staged in honor of Mother’s Day May 5 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the church’s family life center at 420 East Main St.
Mothers, grandmothers, daughters and all women are invited to attend.
Reservations are due by May 3 and may be made through the church office or by contacting church members Jill Emmons, Paula Buckner, Ginny Suter or Patsy Garrison. Tickets are $10.
The “Hello, Dolly” theme will be carried out with “center stage” praise and worship led by Sarah Smyth; the “cast of characters” Biblical meditation will be led in the morning and afternoon by Susan Engel of Benton, Ky., First United Methodist Church; “spotlight” entertainment will be provided by Sacchi Doss of Union City, a member of the church, and Debbie Bradshaw Hart of Dyer County.
The theme will also be carried out in the favors and table decor and door prizes, with the luncheon menu featuring Chicken Alfredo with bowtie pasta, fruit salad, rolls, beverage and “Hello, Dollies” for dessert.
All ladies will be welcome, according to Paula Chapman, who is director of programs for the congregation.

To host revival
A two-night revival will begin at New Beginnings Church at 2221 Oakshire Road in Union City Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Marilyn Leck of Smithville will be the speaker.
“Prophetess Leck has been in the ministry for many years and really hears the voice of God. Come and see what God is saying to His church in these end times,” the Rev. Angie Simbeck, pastor, says.
For more information, call her at 885-6324.

Homecoming planned
Protemus Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Obion County will celebrate homecoming Sunday, with Sunday school at 10, worship at 11, luncheon at noon and special singing with The Hinson Family of Newbern at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. James Gunter and the pastor invited the community to celebrate with them.

Women’s retreat set
Brown Chapel AME Church at 801 East College St. in Union City will host a women’s retreat Friday through Sunday.
The theme will be “Redo — Restore — Renew” for Christ, based on Psalm 51:10-12. On Friday at 7 p.m., the focus will be on “Bad Women of the Bible.” Saturday’s schedule begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m., with workshops and health screenings. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The church’s annual Women’s Day will be observed at 11 a.m. Sunday, with Dianne Eskew, Union City councilwoman, as the speaker.
At 3 p.m., the annual United Women’s Day musical will be staged.
Sue Wilkins and Janice Holliday are chairmen for the event.
The Rev. Clay A. Hol-liday Sr. is the pastor.

Spring Fling to begin
Dyersburg Christian Center at 824 Finley St. is inviting the community to enjoy the annual Spring Fling, sponsored by the Mother Board, May 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
There will be games of skill and chance, a petting zoo for children and food, with carry-out plates available.
The event will serve as a fund raiser for the pastor’s anniversary. For more information, call Helen Moses at (731) 445-5810.

To celebrate anniversary
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, located at 112 Roach St. in South Fulton, will host the 18th anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Marvin Mercer Sr. and his wife May 2.
There will be an anniversary banquet at 6 p.m. April 30 at the Pontotoc Center at 112 East State Line St. in Fulton.
Tickets for the banquet are $35 and the deadline for purchasing them is Saturday.
Call (731) 479-2714 or (731) 446-4339.
The Rev. A. E. McCad-ney and members of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Union City will be special guests May 2.
The community is invited to share in this special time.

Ensemble to perform
The Praise Ensemble Band of Lambuth Univesity in Jackson, led by Dr. Brandon Goff, will perform at Troy United Methodist Church Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Rev. Judd Mowery is pastor. The community is invited to attend.

Mount Zion featured
Mount Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Union City is featured in an article available online by “Google”ing the following information: Mount Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church — Union City.
The article is then listed under “Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at the beginning of the site.
The story originated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and features an interview with the Rev.Darrell Turner about work done on the historic Union City structure.
The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, yet it had been suggested by some members of the city council that it be demolished, according to the article.
The story focuses on restoration efforts at the church, many of which were made possible by an anonymous donation.
A photo of the church is featured, as well.

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