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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2011 2:55 pm

The Messenger, September 8, 2011
Food pantry to open
The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church One For All food pantry will be open Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. only.  Proof of residency and income is required. The One For All food pantry is open the second Tuesday of each month at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave.
The Rev. Kenny Locke is the pastor.

CP service set
Members of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church on the corner of East Church and South Home streets will begin Sunday services at the church with prayer at 9:45 a.m. for the congregation, the worship service, the church and the nation. Sunday school will follow at 10, with worship at 11. The latter will be broadcast live on WOBT-TV. Holy Grounds coffee fellowship with coffee, doughnuts and good conversation will take place at 10:40. A nursery is provided for services.
The Rev. Mike Osment, chaplain at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, will be the guest speaker. His sermon, based on John 3:14-21, is titled “God’s Plan for Conquering Evil.”
Family meals on Wednesday night at 5:15 have begun. Bible classes follow at 6 each week.

Night out planned
First Christian Church, located at 603 South Second St. in Union City, is sponsoring a Parent’s Night Out Friday from 5-8 p.m. This will be a Vacation Bible School format geared for children 4 years old through fifth grade.
The event’s mission project will benefit the 913th National Guard unit that is on deployment. Those who attend are asked to bring playing cards, hard candy, notepads and travel-size toiletries (non-hotel) such as lotion and shampoo.

To honor pastor
United  Church of the Living God, located at 609 Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the pastor, Margaret Pettigrew, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Special guest will be Michael Carr of Anointed Church of the Living God in Union City.
The community is invited to attend.

Large to speak
Dr. Kenny Large will speak at Living Word Church at 252 North Main St. in Hornbeak Sunday at 10 a.m. and Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Large is based in Kentucky and travels throughout the United States and overseas preaching repentance to God and faith in Jesus Christ. The message is one he says delivered him from drugs and alcohol.
He has earned a master’s degree and a doctor of ministry degree in Biblical theology and is an author and featured writer in many Christian publications. He also holds revivals, seminars and crusades and is known for operating in the gifts of the Spirit, through the laying on of hands.
The public is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Archie Larry.

To mark homecoming
Graves Chapel Church of God, located at 112 Luther Davis Road, 5 1/2 miles from Troy, will celebrate homecoming Sunday. The Rev. Clayton Mahan, pastor in Ridgely, will be preaching at 11 a.m. and a meal will follow at noon. At 2 p.m., Carl and Sherry Borders; their daughter, Amy Caudill; and Steve James — members of the gospel music group The Borders — will present a music program.
The community is invited to join the congregation for the celebration.

Revival to begin
Protemus Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be in revival Sunday through Wednesday, with the Rev. Dennis Lemonds of Dyersburg as the evangelist. The Sunday service will be at 5 p.m. and finger foods will be served following worship. Week night services will be at 7 and there will be a fellowship meal at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Special music is planned for each evening.
The Rev. James Gunter and the congregation invite the community to attend.

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