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Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:53 am

The Messenger, September 9, 2010
Women’s group to meet
“Come join the ladies at the local Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection luncheon Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ole West Steakhouse at 943 Main St. in Martin,” a spokesman for Ken-Tenn  Women’s Connection invites. “‘Live and Learn’ is this month’s theme. We may not be returning to school, but learning and sharing with friends is always on our agenda.”
 Barbie Greer of Fulton will provide the special feature. She will “show and tell” some new items from the Ivy Depot.
 The main presenter, Lynne Drysdale Patterson, and the local organization’s chairman, Maurine Hickman, will be sharing the music spotlight. They will present selections with the theme, “Music Is the Language to Live By.”
Ms. Patterson will also present the program  “What Is Your Purpose in Life?” 
The $10 price includes buffet, beverage and tip. Walk-ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling (731) 587-3915,  885-0087 or (731) 479-2979 or  479-8020.
 The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection in association with Stonecroft Inc.

Homecoming event set
Graves Chapel Church of God at 112 Luther Davis Road, 5 1/2 miles from Troy, will celebrate homecoming Sunday. The occasion will mark five years of worship in a new facility.
Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., with morning worship at 11. The Rev. Richard Bane of Collinwood, former pastor of Kenton Church of God, will be the guest speaker. He is noted not only as an outstanding preacher and pastor, but also as a dynamic singer and pianist. He will share his gift of music at the service.
A meal will follow the worship service and there will be a singing at 2 p.m. with The Vancleaves of Samburg. Chad and Angie Vancleave and their daughter are described as “anointed gospel singers” who celebrated homecoming with church members in 2009 and were a “real blessing.”
Graves Chapel Church of God is the oldest Church of God in West Tennessee, dating from 1927.
The Rev. William Matheny invites the community to enjoy this special celebration. There will be no Sunday evening service.

Go-Go group plans trip
The Go-Go group at Union City First United Methodist Church at 420 East Main St. is planning a special trip Oct. 19-23 to places of interest in Missouri. The group will begin their adventure in Hannibal, Mo., on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, where they will visit sites made famous by the fictitious Tom and Huck in Mark Twain’s novels. Plans call for a trolley ride, the exploration of McDougal’s Cave and tours of homes and locations where storybook children once played in 1876. “Mark Twain” will also be on hand to tell local tales. Guests will enjoy dinner and a classic movie at The Star Theater and the group will explore the Garth and Rockcliff mansions and view original Norman Rockwell paintings.
Rooms for Oct. 19-20 will be at Best Western on the Mississippi River in Hannibal’s historic section.
On Oct. 21 and 22, the group will be in St. Charles, Mo., made famous by Lewis and Clark’s westward adventure. The town is also the homeplace of Daniel and Rebecca Boone. They will spend those nights at Country Inn and Suites in the historic district on the Missouri River and will visit Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, Haviland China Museum, the Lewis and Clark Boat House, the shrine of Philippine Duchesne and a guided tour of First State Capitol building.
Fun will also be enjoyed at a ghost story event, a trolley tour, Die Laughing Dinner Theatre (where a four-course meal will be served), dining at Mother-in-Law Restaurant, shopping and the viewing of beautiful autumn scenery.
The fee for the trip will be $499 for double occupancy and $449 for triple.
For more information or to sign up for the trip, contact Paula Chapman, FUMC program director, at 885-3573.

Anniversary event set
House of Prayer Pentecostal Church, located at 201 Carr St. in Fulton, will celebrate their 25th anniversary weekend with services Saturday at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a noon meal at Pontotoc Center in Fulton and a 2 p.m. service at the church.
The Rev. Donnavun Burnett is pastor.

Revival to begin
Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will begin revival services Sunday and continue through Wednesday, with the Rev. James Gunter as evangelist.
On Sunday, revival services will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by food and fellowship. Week night services will be at 7, with a meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Dr. Bobby Williams, pastor, and the congregation invite the community to join them.

Selling plate lunches
Friendship Free Will Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will be selling a choice of lunch menues Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. The fundraiser menu will include a choice of fried chicken, green beans and macaroni and cheese or fish, spaghetti and slaw for $6 each, dine in or take out. Dessert will be available for an additional fee.

To host revival
Manna Ministries, located at 4001 Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City, will begin revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Kenny Chessor of Junction  Church of  God in Finley as the evangelist. On Monday and Tuesday evenings, services will be at 7.
The Rev. Ruth Green and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Gospel meeting set
Bishop Street Church of Christ, located at 908 Bishop St. in Union City, will host a gospel meeting with Garland Elkins as the speaker, Sunday through Wednesday.
His topics will include:
• Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth”
• Sunday morning worship at 10:30, “The Steps of a Good Man”
• Sunday evening at 7, “The Conversion of a Persecutor”
• Monday evening at 7, “The Greatest Question Ever Asked”
• Tuesday evening at 7, “The Church of Christ Is Different”
• Wednesday evening at 7, “Self-encouragement”
A fellowship meal will follow morning worship Sunday.
 Gospel Explosion set
Gospel Explosion, featuring Gospel Divine of Ripley; Pearls of Paradise of Jackson; Heavenly Singers, 4 Runner, Redeemers, Denzel and Company and Sensational Southernaires, all of Ripley; Spiritual Gifts of Humboldt; John Hampton and the Cavilers of Holly Springs, Miss.; Lil Chris and Reunited of Bolivar; and Gospel Goldenaires of Union City, will be at Casey-Johnson Center in Union City Sunday at 5 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
Diaz to speak
Rene Diaz of Texas, a retired judge, will be the guest speaker for Wall-builders at Calvary Baptist Church at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City Sunday at 10:30 a.m. His topic will be “The Influence of the Bible in America.”
Wallbuilders is an organization dedicated to representing America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious and constitutional foundations on which America was built.
He will also speak Sunday evening at 6 at Union City Second Baptist Church at 831 North Everett Blvd. at a community-wide rally. His topic there will be “America’s Godly Heritage.”
A love offering will be received there.


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