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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:33 pm

The Messenger, May 19, 2011
Dinner theater set
The youth of Calvary Baptist Church are presenting “Suspect Hollywood,” a murder mystery dinner theater Saturday and Sunday at the church’s activities building at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. There will be three performances: one planned for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and two for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30.
The mystery revolves around six people who are auditioning for a part in Cameron Stone’s newest movie, “Peril of the Prodigal Son.” But when Stone dies on the set, everyone, including the casting director, is under suspicion. Everyone is invited to bring a friend and find out who killed Cameron Stone.
The meal includes spaghetti, bread, drink and dessert. Tickets are available for a $10 donation. Funds raised will help the youth attend summer ministry events. For tickets and more information, contact the church office at 885-2961 or any of the Calvary Baptist Church youth.

Benefit singing slated
The Rev. Tommy and Audra Oatsvall of the Open Door Church, located at 100 Cottonwood St. in Camden, invite the community to a benefit singing May 27 at 7 p.m. The singing will feature Randy Crowder from Paris, The McEwens from Dyer, Ivan and Jamie from Humboldt and Barbara Roach from Franklin, N.C., formerly of Camden. A love offering will be accepted. Call (731) 618-0910 for information.

To mark Decoration Day
Decoration Day will be observed Sunday at Stanley’s Cemetery near Everett-Stewart Regional Airport. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., with the Rev. Franklin Gardner of Martin as the speaker. A basket lunch will be served at noon and the business meeting will be in progress from 1:30-2 p.m. There will be special singing from 2-3.
Members of the Finance Committee include Angie Tate (Stanley area), Jennifer Powers (Midway area), Lucy Winter Johnston (Union City), Tammy Rinks (Gardner and Terrell communities), Martha McWherter Brown (out-of-town) and Patsy McWherter (out-of-town).

Special service set
Sanders Chapel United Methodist Church near Union City will observe Decoration Day Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10, with worship at 11, led by the Rev. Judd Mowery. A potluck meal will follow and a short cemetery association meeting will begin at 1. Following the meeting, Ed Moreland and other talented people from the area will present a program.
The public is invited to attend.
Those wishing to make donations to the cemetery association are asked to send them to James H. Mobbs at 325 South Fifth St., Union City, TN 38261; Harold Fowlkes at 2707 Troy-Hickman Road, Union City, TN 38261; or Tracey Coleman, 2592 Troy-Hickman Road, Union City, TN 38261.

VBS to begin
A one-day Vacation Bible School is planned for June 4 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Union City. “The Power of the Word and Water” is the theme and activities and a noon meal will be offered free of charge. Children in the community are invited to attend. For more information, call 536-6608.

Association to meet
Special events are set for Sunday at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1630 Ebenezer Road near Troy. Sunday school begins at 10, with morning worship at 11. A potluck meal will be served after the service and the cemetery association will meet at 1:30.
Donations for cemetery upkeep may be mailed to Kay Fultz, 903 Ebenezer Road, Troy, TN 38260.
The Rev. Mitch Boulton is pastor.
Homecoming set
Mt. Zion United Meth-odist Church in the Mt. Zion community near Union City will observe homecoming  Sunday, with Sunday school to begin at 10 and worship following at 11. The worship service will include special music. A fellowship meal will be served at the close of the service.
The Rev. Hugh Barksdale and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Mt. Moriah event set
The congregation at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church,  located on Mt. Moriah Road three miles west of Obion, will observe homecoming Sunday, with Sunday school at 10 and worship at 11, followed by a noon meal and special singing at 2, with the Bethel Boys and The Sims.
All former members and those who have attended the church are issued a special invitation to attend.
The board of directors of Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association will meet  Thursday at 7 p.m. at the church. Those interested in purchasing lots in the cemetery and those who need more information may contact Brenda Baker at 536-5442 or at 1077 Board Road, Obion, TN 38240.

Plate lunches offered
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at  720 East College St. in Union City will be selling plate lunches Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The menu will include ribs, grilled chicken or fish, plus baked beans, cole slaw and dessert for $6.50.
Slabs of ribs will also be offered for $20 and whole chickens will be available for $8.
For delivery or more information, call 885-7362.
The Rev. A.E. McCadney and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Dinners to be sold
Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center, located at 2131 Nailling Drive in Union City, will be selling meals Saturday from 11 a.m.-2:30  p.m. and Sunday.
Saturday’s menu will include fried chicken, green beans, corn, potatoes, dessert and drink for $5. The Sunday menu will feature spaghetti, garlic bread, green beans and other sides and dessert and beverage for $5.
For delivery, call Sherrill Sellars or Laura Spears at 335-5539 or 796-5129.

Decoration Day set
Decoration Day will be observed May 30 at Obion County Memorial Gardens near Union City and at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, according to a spokesman.

To mark Memorial Day
The congregation of Rush Creek United Methodist Church will mark Memorial Day with a special observance May 29 at the church. The Rev. Hugh Barksdale will lead the 11 a.m. service and Buddy and Catherine Roberts will provide special music.
Dinner on the grounds is set for 12:30, with a Veterans’ Memorial service at 1:30.
The Rush Creek Cemetery Association will convene the annual meeting to conclude the day.
The community is invited to attend.

Osment to speak
The Rev. Mike Osment, chaplain at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, will be the guest speaker Sunday at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 631 East Church St. Sunday school begins at 10, preceded by prayer at 9:15 and followed by Holy Grounds fellowship at 10:40 and worship at 11. The worship service is broadcast live on WOBT-TV.
A native of Memphis, Osment has been married for 32 years and has two daughters. His family were missionaries to Taiwan from 1988-2003 and he has been a part of the chaplaincy program for Baptist Hospital System of seven years. He has also pastored churches in North Carolina and Mississippi and started three Chinese congregations while on the mission field. He currently serves both the local hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon.
His sermon title will be “The Answer to Despair,” based on Deuteronomy 34:1-8.

Events set
at Cobb’s Chapel
Members of Cobb’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located on Shaw-town Road near Hornbeak, will celebrate homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday.  Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11.  The community is invited to attend.
A potluck meal will be served following the worship service, and the cemetery association  meeting will begin at 1:30.
Donations for the upkeep of the cemetery may be mailed to Mayme Denton at 3623 West Main St., Union City, TN 38261.
The Rev. Terry English is pastor.


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