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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:51 pm

The Messenger, March 10, 2011
To welcome pastor
Crosswind Church will be hosting a “Welcome Celebration” Sunday for their new pastor, the Rev. Mike Baker, and his family. A time of fellowship begins at 10 a.m. Crosswind’s contemporary worship celebration is set for 10:25 and a fish fry will be held, with the meal to be served following the morning service. Everyone is invited to attend.

  Women to meet
“Freedom Thru Creativity” is the theme for the monthly Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection luncheon to be held Wednesday at 11 at the Ole West Steakhouse at 943 Main Street in Martin.
“Come join us for the ‘Wearing of the Green’ month,” a spokesman said.
 Club participants will share their talents with “Craft and Kitchen Creations,” all of which will be offered for sale.
The club’s speaker will be Hope Horkavy from Hiawassee, Ga., who will sing and present the program.
The $10 price includes buffet, beverage and tip. Walk-ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling 885-0087, (731) 587-3915, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020.
 The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection in association with Stonecroft Inc.

‘Game Plan’ to begin
John Warner will lead an Andy Stanley six-week video series, “Game Plan,” in the basement’s old conference room at Union City  First United Methodist Church at 420 East Main St. starting March 23 at 6:15 p.m.  
“God does not think about you the way you think about you. You look at where your life has been. God is more concerned with where your heart currently is and where you are going from here. Don’t waste any more years. Come, this class will offer the framework and opportunity to take an honest, prayerful  look at God’s purpose and will for your life,” a spokesman said.
For more information, call the church office at 885-3573.
The Rev. Stan Waldon is pastor.

Revival planned
Manna Ministries, located on the old Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City, will host revival services Wednesday through March 18 at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Jim Maddox of Columbia, pastor of Straightway Christian Center in Spring Hill, as the evangelist.
The Rev. Ruth Green and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Free concert slated
Union City First Baptist Church, located at 500 East Church St., welcomes everyone to a free concert by the Annie Moses Band from Nashville. The group will perform two songs in the Sunday morning worship service, with a special concert planned for Sunday evening at 6.
“The Annie Moses Band is an ensemble unlike any in America today,” a spokesman said. “The group  is a blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused with soaring, folk-inspired vocals that creates a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. The Annie Moses Band is a family bringing classicism to the common man.”

‘Single Adults’ to meet
Union City First Assembly of God Single Adult Ministry is hosting a get-together Saturday at 6 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 1810 Pleasant ValleyAve. There will be lots of food and fun activities. 
“We would like to welcome all single adults in our area to join us for a night of great Christian fellowship,” a spokesman said.
For more information, call the church office at 885-2612 or send an e-mail to
The Rev. Tommy Hall is the pastor of the church.

Benefit singing set
The Rev. Robert Waddle and the congregation of Holly Leaf House of Prayer in Milan invites everyone to a benefit gospel singing and lunch at Milan City Park Amphitheater in Milan Saturday, beginning at 11. A love offering will be received to help finance a new well for the church.
For more information, call the pastor at (731) 388-3126.

Lenten service set
Lenten services have begun at Faith Lutheran  Church at 2012 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, across from the Coca-Cola plant.
The theme for the 7 p.m. Wednesday services will be “Miracles of the Passion.” A short meal will be served at 6 each Wednesday evening during Lent, with the service to follow.
All are welcome to attend.

Women’s conference set
Reelfoot Baptist Church near Union City will host the 2011 “Uniquely Designed by God” women’s conference March 19, with registration at 8 a.m. and a breakfast of pastries to follow. Lunch will be served, as well.
The conference is free to all women and the speaker will be Lorraine Gossett from Union City.
The sessions include the topics “Does This Bible Make My Faith Look Big?” and “Wearing the Designer’s Label.”
Ms. Gossett, a member of Union City Second Baptist Church, will be discussing the unique stresses, demands and challenges that women face today.
The Rev. Jim Keeling, “the preaching potter,” and Dee Keeling, who will present special music, will also be joining the group, as will Bertha Dinwiddie with comedy and Karen Brown with special music.
There will also be “crazy fashions of the Reelfoot runway.”
Door prizes will be awarded to the church with the most people represented, as well as for the individual bringing the most guests.
In addition, there will be a special gift for everyone in attendance, a spokesman said.

Conference slated
“A Prophetic Word for Leadership” conference is planned for March 25-26 at Brooks Chapel Church, located at 425 Brooks Chapel Road in Fulton.
Marcia Morrison of Morrison Ministries in North Brunswick, N.J., will be preaching and teaching and the community is invited to attend.
Dr. Jessie L.O. Webb Sr. is pastor.

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