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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:38 am

The Messenger, May 26, 2011
VBS to begin
New Concord Baptist Church near Kenton will be hosting “Big Apple Adventure” Vacation Bible School Monday through Wednesday. The fun begins each evening at 6 and ends at 8:30. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to attend. 
For transportation call (731) 665-6446 or 749-5297.

To honor guard
First Christian Church in Union City will have a special service Sunday honoring the local National Guard unit, which will be deployed to Kuwait in August. Members of the congregation have made prayer patches that fit in shirt pockets. Each patch has a card attached quoting Psalm 18:2-3 and explaining that service personnel are being prayed for while they are deployed in active service to the nation. 
The church is inviting the community to attend this special service to honor service men and women and to let them know they and their families will be upheld in prayer. 
The worship service is at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, which is located on the corner of Lee and Second streets in Union City.
Daniels will preach
Dr. Doy Daniels Jr., former pastor of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be returning to the pulpit Sunday at the 631 East Church St. location. His sermon, “Love One Another Deeply,” will be based on I Peter 1:13-23. The service will be broadcast live on WOBT-TV. Doy earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Memphis and his master of divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. He also has a doctor of divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen.
His service has taken him into the inner-city ministry at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Memphis and he pastored Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church 2007-09. He is currently pastor at Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Revival to begin
Bethel Baptist Church will be in revival this evening through Saturday at 7, with the Rev. Charles  Southerland of David’s Chapel Church near Hickman, Ky., as the evangelist.
On Saturday, a fellowship sandwich meal will follow the service.

Homecoming planned
Sunswept Baptist Church in Union City will celebrate its 20th anniversary with homecoming services Sunday. The Rev. Houston Northcut will bring the message and Rusty Petty and The Living Truth will lead the music. Services will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, and worship will follow at 10:30. A potluck meal will be served and there will be gospel singing with Petty and The Living Truth in the afternoon.
That evening, the Rev. Wayne Perkins will kick off revival services at 6. Ray Peery will lead the music and services will continue through Wednesday at 7 each evening.
The community is invited to attend.
The Rev. James Kinsey is pastor.

Café will be open
Exchange Street Church of Christ’s Soul Food Café will be open Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be focusing on an “Out of School Party” theme. There will be games and  jumping toys for children, plus popsicles and ice cream, and the dinner menu will include hot dogs, chili, chips, salads, drinks and desserts.
“There are no strings attached and it is all free for the community,” a spokesman said.
For more information, call the church office at 885-1507.

To offer plate lunches
Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City, will sell plate lunches Saturday beginning at 10. The menu will include ribs or barbecued shoulder, baked beans and slaw. Fried peach pies will be offered for an extra price. The congregation’s founder, the Rev. Eugene Coleman, will be preparing the shoulders. Slabs of ribs may be ordered in advance. Call 885-7775 to place orders.

Gospel singing set
Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will host a gospel singing Sunday at 5 p.m. Several churches from the area will be involved. Anyone who would like to sing or to listen is invited to attend.
Following the singing, there will be a time of fellowship and food at the church.
Dr. Bobby Williams and the congregation invite the community to attend.

To celebrate anniversary
Right Path Ministries will celebrate the congregation’s anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Paul Jenkins of Martin will be the guest speaker. A meal will be served when guests arrive.
The Rev. Phillip Sanders and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Groups will sing
Joe Gant and Living Truth Quartet, the Vancleaves and The Mistonaires with Timothy Gant will be singing at Samburg Assembly of God Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Rev. George Hutchison and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Hall to conduct meeting
John Hall, a former resident of Obion and Lake counties, will conduct a gospel meeting June 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. at Fremont Church of Christ near Union City. Born in the Pierce Station community, Hall is the son of the late Wyatt and Eunice Hall and is a graduate of the former Tiptonville High School and of Freed-Hardeman  University and Texas A&M University.
He began his ministry in February 1961 and in 1963 became the regular minister at Fremont Church of Christ while attending college. He has since served churches in Tennessee, Louisiana, Michigan and Arkansas and has been a missionary to Cameroon and in the South Pacific. He has preached in more than 20 states and 12 foreign countries and is now retired from full-time ministry, although he serves a church in Mt. Ida, Ark., and teaches at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope.
The community is invited to attend.

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