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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:16 pm

The Messenger, March 31, 2011

Troy yard sale planned
Troy United Methodist Church, located on the square in Troy, will host its annual yard sale to benefit Reelfoot Rural Ministries Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The sale will feature adult clothing of all sizes, baby clothes of all sizes, including knick-knacks, linens, shoes, books, used TVs and some furniture.
The sale will also feature the usual array of delicious baked goods.
The public is encourage to support the effort, according to the pastor, the Rev. Judd Mowery.

Game Day planned
The members of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church invite the community to a Game Day Saturday at the Obion County Public Library from 12:30-3 p.m. The library is located at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite board and card games and share in the fun and fellowship.

Yard sale planned
United Church of the Living God, located at 609 Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton, will host a spring yard sale Friday beginning at 8 a.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the church. The sale will include clothing, shoes and many other items and free coffee and doughnuts will be offered.

Focus to be on 12 tribes
Bells Chapel C.M.E. Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will host a program entitled “The 12 Tribes of Israel” Sunday at 3 p.m.
The pastor, Elder Martha Granger, invites the community to attend.
Special guest will be the Rev. Tammy Acree of Spillman Chapel C.M.E. Church in Princeton, Ky.
Mrs. Adams to preach
Jamie Adams will be the guest speaker at Sunday morning worship at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 631 East Church St. She has chosen I Samuel 16:1-13 as her text and will focus on missions with a sermon entitled “Are We There Yet?”
Mrs. Adams is the congregation’s youth director and is chairman of the Youth Ministry Planning Council for the West Tennessee Presbytery.

Chuck Webster to preach
Chuck Webster, minister at Hoover (Ala.) Church of Christ and co-author of “Get Real! Real Teens Making a Real Difference in the Real World” will be the speaker at a gospel meeting Sunday through Wednesday at Bishop Street Church of Christ in Union City. The congregation worships at 908 Bishop St. and services will be 9:30 a.m. Bible study Sunday, with morning worship at 10:30, followed by 7 p.m. services each day.
The community is invited to attend.
Webster earned his bachelor’s degree in math from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson and his graduate degree from Memphis School of Preaching. He has also received a master’s degree in speech communication from the University of Alabama and is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School.
He is married to the former Melony Martin of Salem, Va., and they are the parents of four children.

Gospel singing set
The Jubilaires Quartet of Jackson and the Legendary Roy McNeil with the Boosters Band will sing at Ms. Carolyn’s Booster Sing in Braggadocia, Mo., at Crossroads Worship Center Saturday.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and everyone has an opportunity to sing one song at the Trac Sing at 5.
Singers who come early may sing more.
At 6 there will be a Boosters and hymn sing and at 7 The Jubilaires will take the stage. Those attending will be served ice cream bars, compliments of Turner Dairy in Paragould, Ark.
Admission and drinks will be free and a free-will offering will be accepted for building expenses and to share with the feature group for travel expenses.  
For more information, send an e-mail to; visit the website at; or call  (270) 705-0868.

Cemetery funds needed
Funds are needed for the upkeep of Simpson Hill Cemetery in the Glass community in Obion County. This is a reminder to families with loved ones buried in the cemetery that donations would be greatly appreciated, a spokesman said. Funds may be mailed to Simpson Hill Cemetery in care of Billy J. Foster, P.O. Box 14, Rutherford, TN 38369. For more information, call (731) 665-7360 or send an e-mail to Those interested may also contact Betty Wright Wells at

Pancake breakfast set
House of Prayer Pente-costal Church is hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday from 6:30-11 at the church’s family life center on West State Line Road in Fulton.
The menu will include pancakes and syrup, sausage, bacon, orange juice, milk and coffee for $5 at the door. Local delivery will be available by calling (731) 514-4661. The Rev. Donnavun Burnett is pastor.

Saturday singing slated
Bethel Baptist Church will host Saturday Singing at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church.
A time of fellowship with sandwiches will follow the singing. The community is invited to attend.

East View clean-up set
Union City Parks and Recreation will be conducting spring clean-up in East View Cemetery beginning Monday and continuing through April 8.
The department requests that all flowers, vases and other objects placed around grave markers and monuments be removed or attached to the monument itself prior to Monday.
Objects placed on or in the ground around markers are allowed during the winter months but must be removed before mowing season to allow maintenance crews to properly mow and trim around monuments.
After Monday, the department crews will be removing items that hinder proper maintenance.

To sell meals Saturday
Right Path Ministries will be selling barbecue, hamburger and hot dog meals with all the trimmings beginning at noon Saturday at Union City Housing Authority office at 1409 East Main St.
A musical program is planned from 5-7 p.m. at the same location. Meals will be sold as long as food supplies last, a spokesman said.
The Rev. Phillip Sanders and the congregation invite the community to attend.


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