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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:36 pm

The Messenger, May 12, 2011
Women’s event set
“April and May showers have really been active in our area,” says a spokesman for Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection. “Hopefully they will bring lots of spring flowers. Leave the weeding until tomorrow and come join us for the monthly Ken-Tenn. Women’s Connection luncheon. The theme will be ‘Help Wanted’ Wednesday at 11 at the Ole West Steakhouse at 943 Main St. in Martin.”
 John Schommer from Martin will present the special feature. John’s theme is “Heart for Habitat,” and he will be representing Habitat for Humanity. 
The musical portion of the program will be presented by Tempe Brown of Greenville, S.C., who will also provide the program entitled “Putting the Puzzles of Life Together Without the Boxtop.” 
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.
 Celebration planned
Beech Chapel Cumber-land Presbyterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will celebrate homecoming and Decoration Day  Sunday in a sanctuary built in 1911, making it a century old.
The sanctuary has recently been painted and the reflection from the beautiful stained glass windows makes a beautiful atmosphere for worship, a spokesman said.
Sunday school will begin at 10, with worship at 11 and a noon meal of barbecue and chicken with all the trimmings will be provided by the church.
Drinks and desserts will be added by the congregation.
Following the meal, there will be a brief business meeting of the cemetery association.
Dr. Bobby Williams and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Revival beginning
Liberty Baptist Church, located on Middle Road near Fulton, will hold revival Sunday through Wednesday.
Sunday’s speaker at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be the Rev. Mark Burnette.
On Monday at 7 p.m., the Rev. Max Cooper will bring the message.
Tuesday’s 7 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. David Gossum and Wednesday’s message at the same time will be delivered by the Rev. Dale True.
Leading the worship music will be Joe Pillow.
The public is invited to attend
To mark anniversary
United Church of the Living God, located at 609 Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the church’s founder, Bishop Gussie Clifton, Sunday at 3 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Barbara Shutts of New Pentecostal Temple in Humboldt.
The pastor, Elder Margaret Pettigrew, and the co-pastor, Elder Betty Gordon, invite the community to attend.

To sell barbecue plates
Right Path Ministries will be selling barbecue and chicken plates Saturday beginning at noon at the community room at Union City Housing Authority.
The public is invited to support this fund raiser.

Dowdy to speak
The Rev. Aaron Dowdy, former pastor of Shady Grove United Methodist Church near Union City, will be the guest speaker at homecoming services there on Sunday.
Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., with worship at 10:30.
A potluck meal will follow and the cemetery association will meet at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Kenny Locke and the congregation invite the community to join them.

Decoration Day set
Decoration Day will be observed at Old Republican Cemetery on West Highway 22 near Union City Sunday.
A business meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church in the tea room.
Those wishing to make donations to the perpetual fund or for upkeep may send checks to Johnny Martin at 675 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261; or Sylvia Williams, 980 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261.
For more information, call 885-5856.

To host revival
Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Troy will open revival services Sunday at 11 a.m. and continue that evening  at 6 and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Dr. Melvin Poe, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Union City, will be the evangelist. The public is invited to attend.

Cemetery meeting set
Stovall Cemetery’s Decoration Day will be  Sunday, with a meeting set for 2:30 p.m. at the cemetery near Rives. Dan Huggins of Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City will be the speaker.
Those wishing to make contributions for cemetery upkeep may mail them to Janice James, P.O. Box 48, Rives, TN 38253.
Perpetual fund donations may be sent to Beauton Bowers at 2215 Old Rives Road, Union City, TN 38261.

To sell plate lunches
Friendship Free Will Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will sell plate lunches Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
The menu will include chicken and dressing, turnip greens and potato salad, with dessert available for an extra price.

Homecoming event set
Homecoming and Decoration Day will be observed Sunday at New  Chapel Church and  Elbridge Cemetery.
The Rev. Tommy Jowers will preach at 10:45 a.m. and a meeting of the Elbridge Cemetery Association will be held following the service.
Members of the former New Chapel United Methodist Church and those with loved ones buried in Elbridge Cemetery are urged to attend, a spokesman said.

Weekend revival set
House of Prayer Pentecostal Church, located at 201 Carr St. in Fulton, will host a weekend revival beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m. and continuing at that time Saturday and on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Jason Pearcy, Tennessee District Youth Division secretary, will be the speaker.
The Rev. Donnavun Burnett is inviting the community to attend.

To mark anniversary
The congregation of Church of Jesus for All will be marking the pastor’s seventh anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Allen Kinney as the speaker at 11 a.m. and Dr. Jessie Webb, pastor of Brooks Chapel Church in Fulton, as the speaker at 3. His congregation will be special guests.
A meal will be served upon their arrival.
The congregation invites the community to celebrate with their pastor, the Rev. Harry Hayes.

To mark homecoming
Antioch Union Church in the Crystal community will celebrate homecoming Sunday, with a worship service to begin at 11 a.m., followed by a meal. The community is invited to attend.

To sell fish plates
Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center, located at 2131 Nailling Drive in Union City, will sell fish plates Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $6 and the menu will include a fish fillet, white beans, cole slaw, bread, dessert and drink.
The church will also sell baked chicken, dressing, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, a dinner roll, dessert and a beverage for $5 on Sunday, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Roberson to speak
David Roberson, a Gideon for more than 40 years, will be the guest speaker at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sunday. His sermon will be based on Isaiah 55:11 and is titled “God’s Word Never Returns Void.”
The church is located at 631 East Church St.
Roberson lives near Reelfoot Lake and does charitable work at a camp in Obion County.
His granddaughter, Mayci, is the “poster child” for children with medical needs in the area. He is the father of three grown children and has two other grandchildren, as well.
The community is invited to attend.

Cemetery meeting set
The annual Fremont Cemetery Association meeting will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fremont building on Highway 22 West near Union City.
Members are encouraged to attend, a spokesman said.
Send donations to Jana Covington, secretary of the organization, at 460 Freeman Store Road, Union City, TN 38261.
Donations are needed, a spokesman said, to keep the cemetery in good condition.

Antioch events set
Antioch Baptist Church near Hornbeak will host homecoming services, followed by a meeting of the cemetery association at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Pat Murdock and the congregation invite the community to attend and enjoy The Soul Searchers from Dew Drop Independent Baptist Church, the Rev. Jimmy Goodman and other local singers.

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