Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:58 pm
The Messenger, December 15, 2011
C.P. Church tells plans
The Rev. Mike Osment, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City chaplain, will be bringing the message of hope for the fourth Sunday of Advent. “The Misunderstood Gift” is taken from Matthew 2:1-12.
“Rev. Osment’s perspective on the scriptures is always heart-warming and informative,” a spokesman said. “He has lived the ‘missionary life’ and served many years in China. His profession as a chaplain here, as well, has uniquely fitted him to share the Good News through the eyes of hope, charity and love.”
The church is located on the corner of South Home and East Church streets. Services are broadcast live on WOBT-TV each week.
The community is invited to join the congregation for prayer at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 and Holy Grounds coffee fellowship at 10:40, just prior to the worship service at 11.
A nursery is provided for all services.
Christmas cantata set
A chamber orchestra and the 40-voice sanctuary choir will present the Christmas cantata, “God Is With Us,” Sunday at 10:50 a.m. at Union City First United Methodist Church. The congregation worships at 420 East Main St. and invites the community to join them.
John Easley will direct the 14-member orchestra and the choir, which will include soloists Josh Gatlin, Rita Winter and Asha Moody.
Organist Terry Hailey will provide the prelude and pianist Delana Easley will present the offertory and play as part of the orchestra.
The Rev. Stan Waldon is pastor and the Rev. Scott Smyth is associate pastor.
Music program set
Mount Olive Baptist Church in the Crystal community will present “The Songs of Christmas” Sunday at 5 p.m.
“Join us for this special evening as we celebrate the birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ,” says the Rev. Steve A. Carr.
To reach the church, take Highway 22 West, also known as Old Lake Road, and turn right on Crystal Road at the first right past Preuett’s Quik Mart. Travel two miles to the church, which is on the left side of the road.
There will be a fellowship meal in the family life center following the musical presentation and the community is invited to attend.
Interim pastor serving
The Rev. Jerry Rollins of Rutherford is serving the congregation of Faith Assembly of God as interim pastor. The church, whose pastor is the Rev. Danny Jones, is located at 208 West Jackson St. in Union City.
Christmas program set
Manna Ministries will present “Free Gifts” as a Christmas program Sunday at 6 p.m. A reception with finger foods will follow the program.
The community is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Ruth Green.
Santa ‘Interview’ set
Blessed Hope Baptist Church, located at 126 South Maple St. in Troy, will present “Interview With Santa” Sunday at 5 p.m.
Children will be able to enjoy puppets and music and will learn some things about Santa as he answers questions and tells of his timeless adventures.
The public is invited to attend and learn why Santa is also called “Saint Nick.”
Churches not exempt
Rural churches in Obion County are reminded that they are not exempt from the rural fire subscription fee of $75 per year that is due on or before July 1 of each year to provide coverage from July to June. The 2011-12 fees are currently $75 and will be prorated after Jan. 1 to $37.50 for coverage through June 30, 2012.
For more information, contact Vollie J. Boehms, Obion County clerk, at 885-3831.
‘Gift’ event slated
Phil Barfoot’s “The Gift of Christmas” will be presented by the sanctuary choir of Union City Second Baptist Church Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 7:15 p.m. Choir director Barry Keathley and the pastor, the Rev. Eddie Mallonee, join the congregation in inviting the community to attend.
The program will also feature youth ensembles, the handbell choir, soloists and praise groups, narration and drama with live nativity.
Admission is free.
Calvary events set
The youth choir of Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, will present “Twas the Last Mailing Day Before Christmas” Sunday at 6 p.m.
“This production is a hilariously zany musical/drama written by Custer and Hoose and Dennis and Nan Allen,” according to director Luke Parker, minister of music of Calvary. The community is invited to attend this special Christmas presentation.
The annual live nativity scene will be depicted Wednesday through Dec. 23 from 6-8 p.m. on the back lawn of the church. The community is invited to drive by and share in the true meaning of Christmas, a spokesman said.