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Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 3:46 pm

The Messenger, June 2, 2011
VBS to begin
Children from kindergarten-ready through fifth grade-ready are invited to attend “Big Apple Adventure” Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City Monday through June 9 from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Family night will be Wednesday at 6:30 with a short program followed by hot dogs, soft drinks, nachos and all the trimmings.
To register, call the church office at 885-2961. The Rev. Melvin Poe is pastor.

Church welcomes speaker
Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church will welcome members and visitors to the regular worship schedule with prayer at 9:15 a.m., Sunday school at 10, Holy Grounds fellowship at 10:40 and worship at 11. The worship service will be broadcast live on WOBT-TV.
The community is invited to attend to welcome the congregation’s youth director, Jamie Adams, who will preach from Matthew 13:1-9 and whose sermon will be titled “How to Grow Your Garden.”
Mrs. Adams, a graduate of Union City High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she earned a master’s degree in education, is currently pursuing her divinity degree.
She is a longtime member of Mount Ararat Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy. She and her husband are the parents of two teenagers and she is also a teacher and technologist in the Lake County School System and is actively involved in programs at Camp Clark Williamson.
The public is invited to attend.

‘Adventure’ is the theme
“Big Apple Adventure” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Union City Second Baptist Church, located at 831 Everett Blvd. in Union City, Monday through June 10 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to the adventure connecting faith and life through Bible stories about people who stepped out in faith and connected with Jesus, crafts, motivating music and games.
For more information, call 885-5223 or e-mail

To host homecoming
Star of Bethlehem Assembly of God, located on the corner of Marvin Vaught and Possum Trot roads near Troy, will celebrate homecoming Sunday. The pastor, the Rev. Tommy Roper, will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10. There will be a fellowship meal following worship and at 2 p.m., The Vancleaves and other local singers will be featured in a gospel music concert.
The public is invited to attend.

Saturday Singing set
Bethel Baptist Church will host Saturday Singing 5 p.m. Saturday. A fellowship meal will follow. The community is invited to attend.

Special program planned
Friendship Free Will Baptist  Church, located at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will host the annual Men and Women Day program Sunday at 11 a.m. Elder Eugene Coleman, the congregation’s founder, will be the speaker. At 3 p.m., Vanessa Cox, a member of the congregation from Dyersburg, will be the speaker.
The community is invited to attend.

Youth revival planned
True Gospel Baptist Church, located at 700 Greenwood St. in Union City, will host the annual youth revival with evangelist Angelo Davenport of Merrillville, Ind., as the speaker Friday through Sunday. The theme will be “Our Youth at the Cross” and youth and the public are invited to attend and “experience the power of the cross.”
The Friday service, with great preaching and a special surprise, will begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., there will be a free fun day with hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, games, cold drinks, ice cream, a pizza blast and special surprises. Bowling and fireworks will also be part of the celebration.
Saturday night services will be at 6 and on Sunday, services will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Robert Taylor Jr. will be the song leader. For transportation, call 885-0953 or 885-4991. The Rev. Jerry King is pastor.

Memorial singing set
Beverly Tucker Memorial Singing will be hosted by Volunteer Baptist Church on Vendall Road in Dyersburg Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Performing will be Steppin Out in Faith from Memphis, Voices of Grace from Alamo and The Hinson Family from Newbern.
The event is free and seating is limited.

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