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Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 2:59 pm

The Messenger, June 17, 2010
To feature gospel music
The pastor and congregation of Bemis First Baptist Church in Bemis invite the community out for a night of “good ole southern gospel music” Saturday at 7 p.m. Featured will be Cathie Harris, Randy Crowder, The Norvell Family, Ivan and Jamie Hodge and the group With Willing Hearts.
For more information, call (731) 618-0910.
Gospel singing set 
Abundant Life Assembly of God, located on Highway 51 Bypass in Ripley, invites the community to the quarterly gospel singing June 26 featuring the group Master’s Call, Cathie Harris, Randy Crowder and Ivan and Jamie Hodge. For more information, call (731) 618-0910.

VBS set at WM church
Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon daily at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
The theme will be Lifeway’s “Saddle Ridge Ranch™: Roundin’ Up Questions, Drivin’ Home Answers,” a western theme based on James 1:5.
Classes will be offered for children who have completed kindergarten through those who have completed sixth grade. During the week, children will saddle up and ride the range as they visit Worship Rally Valley, the Bible Study Bunkhouse, Mustang Mountain for recreation, Blazing Star Stables for crafts, Firefly Cavern for missions and the Big Sky Grill for snacks. At the end of the day, they will discover that God’s Word has all the answers.
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.
The pastor is the Rev. Rick Burton.

Plates lunches for sale
Members of Friendship Freewill Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will be selling plate lunches with a choice of fried chicken or fish, plus potato salad, cole slaw and spaghetti, for $6. The sale will be Saturday.

To celebrate homecoming
New Concord Baptist Church near Kenton will celebrate homecoming/Decoration Day June 27, with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11.
The Rev. Eric Burress of Walnut Log will be the guest speaker.
A fellowship meal will follow morning worship and at 1:30 there will be gospel music with Brotherhood from Union City Second Baptist Church.
“Those who have loved ones buried in the New Concord Cemetery are encouraged to decorate their graves with flowers placed on shepherd’s hooks or on the tombstones prior to June 27,” a spokesman said.
Donations for cemetery upkeep may be mailed to the church at P.O. Box 64, Kenton, TN 38233-0064.

Ministry selling food
PEOC Ministry at 1209 East Main St. in Union City will be selling catfish plates Friday for $6. On Saturday, church members will be selling slabs of ribs for $18 and will also offer rib plates, barbecued chicken plates, hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the trimmings. Slabs of ribs must be ordered by Friday by calling 335-5129.

Youth revival slated
True Gospel Baptist Church at 700 Greenwood St. in Union City will host a youth revival with the theme “Be a Man” Friday at 6 p.m. The evangelist will be the Rev. Chris Chaney of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lemon Grove, Calif. The scriptural theme will be “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” (Corinthians 16:13).
All are invited to attend.
On Saturday at noon, there will be a church picnic with lots of food, cold drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. Children and youth can also enjoy games with prizes, plus fun in the Bounce House and Boom Blaster and Point Zone activities.
Preaching will continue Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Robert Taylor Jr. will be song leader and a nursery will be provided. For transportation, call 885-0953, 885-4991 or the church office at 885-9840.
The Rev. Jerry King is pastor.

Self-defense program set
First Baptist Church of Union City will host a ladies self-defense presentation Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the family life center at 500 East Church St.
Deputy Dave Davis of the Obion County Sheriff’s Department will be instructing women in ways to protect themselves in parking lots, while out walking, while entering or leaving public buildings and even in their own homes.
This is a basic self-defense presentation and does not include karate or Tae Kwon Do moves.
It is open to women of all ages and is free.

Gospel meeting planned
Troy Road Church of Christ in Obion will host a gospel meeting Sunday through June 24.
On Sunday there will be a luncheon from 1-2:15 p.m., followed by a message from Terry Allen at 3 based on Mark 13:34 and titled “To Every Man His Work.” The theme for the meeting will be “Work Out Your Own Salvation” (Philippians 2:12)
Weeknight services will be at 7:30.
On Monday, Tom Bright will speak on “Ye That Work Iniquity” (Matthew 7:23).
Tuesday’s message will be by Adolphus Walker with the theme “If This Work Be of Men” (Acts 5:38) Wednesday’s session, presented by Roger Jones, will be “He Went Not With Them to the Work” (Acts 15:38) and on Thursday, Cecil Jones will use I Corinthians 3:13 as the text for his message, “Man’s Work Shall Be Made Manifest.”
The public is invited to attend.

VBS to begin
Vacation Bible School will begin Monday and continue through June 25 from 9-11:30 a.m. each day at First Baptist Church on East Church Street in Union City. The theme will be “Star Patrol: Serving and Trusting Our God.” The public is invited to attend.

Fortress welcomes all
“Come as you are and experience the presence of God. God is doing a new thing, in a new season, as His people that are chosen and called by His name open up their spirits to what He is calling them to do in the last days. All are welcome Friday at 7 p.m.,” a spokesman for Fortress Ministries at 4464 Possum Trot Road near the Clayton community said.
For more information and directions to the church, call 335-0751 or 885-0725.

Men’s Day event set
The 49th annual Men’s Day will be hosted by Greater Victory Freewill Baptist Church 3 p.m. Sunday on Todd Street in Union City. The Rev. Richard Davis is pastor.
Congregations taking part in the event will be New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in Union City and the Rev. Ron Smith, Mount Herman Missionary Baptist  Church in Woodland Mills and the Rev. James Jones Sr.; and Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Union City and the Rev. A.E. McCadney. The Rev. Clay Holliday Sr. of Brown Chapel AME Church in Union City will be the speaker.
Dwayne Hensley of New Mount Zion Church in Tiptonville will be the pianist.

Crick to speak
Jim Crick of Murray, Ky., a former volunteer with Benny Hinn Ministries, will be the evangelist 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carr Street Community Center in Fulton. There will be a time of refreshing, of worship, teaching and prayer for the sick, a spokesman said.
For more information or for directions, call 885-3663.

Church honoring pastor
Members of Union City First United Methodist  Church will honor their pastor, Dr. David Russell, and his wife, Denise, at a special luncheon following the 10:50 a.m. worship service Sunday at 420 East Main St.
Sunday will be the Russells’ final service at FUMC, where they have served for four years. They will be moving to Dyersburg to First United Methodist Church.
Russell will also preach at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday and Mrs. Russell will be the worship leader in that service.
The community is invited to help honor the Russells for their years of faithful service not only to the church family, but to the community in which they invested so much time, talent and energy.


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