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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:59 pm

The Messenger, April 21, 2011
 Sunday events set
Zion United Methodist Church on Zion Church Road near Obion will host an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 7. Breakfast will be served following the service at Cloverdale Community Center. The breakfast is a potluck style.
“Please join us as we celebrate Easter together,” a spokesman said.

Focus on ‘Last Words’
New Hope Freewill Baptist Church will observe Good Friday at 7 p.m. at 1106 East Vine St. in Union City with a special service focusing on “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” The presenters will be Elder Ron Smith, pastor of the church; the Rev. Darrell Turner of Mt. Zion CME Church; the Rev. Clay Holiday of Brown Chapel AME Church; Elder Curtis McLendon of Emmanuel  Church of God in Christ in Tiptonville; the Rev. Marvin Mayes of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Tiptonville; the Rev. Charles Crumble of New Bryant’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Hickman, Ky.; and the Rev. Carl Minor of Brooks Chapel Baptist Church in Fulton.
Music will be presented by the New Hope choirs.
The community is invited to attend.

Noon service planned
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hickman, Ky., will celebrate Easter at noon Sunday with the Rev. Kempton Baldridge as celebrant. Fellowship will follow in the parish house. Baldridge is the chaplain for the Seamen’s Church Institute, a ministry for people who work on the rivers, including Coast Guard personnel.
The public is invited to attend.
 Music will
celebrate Easter
The combined choirs and cast of Kenton First Baptist Church, Rutherford First Baptist Church and Macedonia Baptist Church will present “Easter Musical Celebration” Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Kenton First Baptist Church.
 A nursery will be provided for both performances.
“Come join us for an evening of worship and praise as we celebrate our Risen Savior,” a spokesman said.
For more information, contact the churches.
 Cantata featured
Union City First United Methodist Church, located at 420 East Main St., will present an Easter cantata, “Love Is Alive: A Resurrection Celebration,” at the 10:50 morning worship service Sunday. The choir is directed by John Easley.
The Rev. Stan Waldon and associate pastor the Rev. Scott Smyth join the choir in welcoming the community to this uplifting and joyous celebration of the Savior’s resurrection.
Waldon will preach at the 8:45 a.m. service and the contemporary service at 6 p.m. will feature the ususal casual atmosphere, intense passion and overflowing love that is a part of each week’s service, with music by the Praise Band and preaching by Smyth.
The community is invited to join the congregation for any or all of these services, plus Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Easter service planned
The community is invited to join the congregation at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in downtown Union City on Easter Sunday to celebrate the joyous resurrection of Jesus with an Easter brunch at 9:45 and worship service beginning at 10:45, followed by Bible study and Sunday school.  The church is located at 203 North First St. across from Charlie T’s restaurant.

Church welcomes speaker
Tony Caccamisi of Bartlett, where he is a lay speaker, will bring the Easter message at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 631 East Church St., Sunday.
“Easter is such an emotional and joy-filled day and we are sure to be lifted with Tony’s sermon, “If Christ Be Not Raised!” based on I Corinthians 15:14.  He will be examining the implications and ramifications of the resurrection,” a spokesman said.
There will be no sunrise service this year. The community is invited to join the congregation at 11, the regular worship time.

Prayer breakfast set
The Men’s Good Friday Prayer Breakfast will be Friday at 7:30 in the fellowship hall of Union City First Assembly of God at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave. Sausage, eggs, pancakes and all the fixings will be served. Music will be provided and Dr. Jack Long, director of missions of the Beulah Baptist Association, will bring the devotion.  
All men are invited for this free meal. Donations will be accepted for missions.

Easter events slated
“Shout for Joy,” a musical presentation, is planned for the 8:30 and 10:30 worship services Sunday at Union City First Assembly of God, located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave. Following the second service, everyone is invited to a “picnic on the grounds” and Easter egg hunt on the congregation’s newly-developed property. In case of inclement weather, the meal will be inside the activities building.
For information about the church, go to

Church plans studies
Grace Community Church (PCA), located on the square in Troy, will be offering two new studies and is inviting the community to join them.
“Christ, the World, and You,” a study considering presuppositions toward life which influence thinking, beliefs and behavior, will be taught by Dr. Arthur W. Hunt III, professor of communications at the University of Tennessee at Martin and author of “The Vanishing Word.” The study, which will begin May 1 at 9:30 a.m. seeks to answer the question, “What is a Christian worldview?”
The Rev. Billy L. McGarity, pastor of the church, will begin a series of lectures from Ligonier Ministries 2004 National Conference May 6 at 6:30 p.m. The lectures, featuring J. Ligon  Duncan III, Sinclair Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul and R.C. Sproul Jr., discuss God’s glorious character and explaining how God’s attributes are defined according to scripture. The study will also critique recent movements that question the biblical definition of God’s wrath, love, immutability and other crucial aspects of His character.
For more information, call the pastor at 446-5157.

Revival to begin
David’s Chapel Baptist Church near Hickman, Ky., will be hosting revival services Monday through Wednesday at 7 each evening. The Rev. Ben Stratton of Farmington (Ky.) Baptist Church will be the evangelist and Ryan Green of Calvary Independent Baptist Church near Hornbeak will be in charge of music for the services.
The Rev. Charles Southerland and the pastor invite the community.

‘Fun Day’ planned
Brown Chapel AME Church, located at 801 East College St. in Union City, will present a special Easter program at 5 p.m. The community is invited to attend.
The “Fun Day” planned by the congregation for Friday has been canceled because of the possiblity of poor weather conditions.

Dildines to sing
The Dildines will be featured at homecoming services at Tabernacle of the Living God on Highway 45 near Milan at 10 a.m. May 1. The community is invited to attend.

Beech welcomes Easter
Beech Cumberland Pre-sbyterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will celebrate Easter with an early morning service at 7, followed by an old-fashioned country breakfast. Sunday school will begin at 10, followed by worship and Holy Communion at 11.
Dr. Bobby Williams and the congregation invite the community to attend.
There will be no evening service.

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