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Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 3:14 pm

The Messenger, May 3, 2012
Yard sale slated
United Church of the Living God, located at 609 Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton, will host a yard sale Friday beginning at 8 a.m. There will be free doughnuts and coffee.

Food pantry open
The One for All food pantry, sponsored by Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave. in Union City, will be opened Tuesday  from 4-6 p.m.  Proof of income and proof of residency must be provided.

Communion service set
Oak Street Community Church, located on the corner of Oak Street and Miles Avenue in Union City, will observe communion services Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Brad Boucher, the pastor, will bring the morning message.
The community is invited to attend and to “join in this special service to honor our Lord and Savior,” a spokesman said.

Social event slated
Right Path Ministries will host a Mother-Daughter Tea Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Union City Housing Authority community room. The Rev. Joan Blackmon, Frances Crain and Maybelline Hurt will be the speakers. Refreshments will be served and the community is invited to attend.
The Rev. Phillip Sanders is pastor.

Welcoming Jubilee Tour
Union City Second Baptist Church, located at 831 North Everett Blvd., will welcome three of America’s favorite groups — Booth Brothers, Legacy Five and Greater Vision — as part of the Jubilee Tour May 12 at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $18, with artist circle admission at $20 and artist circle and meet and greet prices set at $30.
All ticket prices will increase by $3 on the night of the concert. Tickets are available at or by calling 800-965-9324 or locally at the church, at Five Seasons Men’s Store, from Tim Doss or at Lifeway Bookstore.
A spokesman said the groups, who are among the best known and most talented of today’s Southern gospel singers, will perform favorites that mirror their own recording set-ups and will also combine talent on-stage to present some slightly different styling effects for favorites.

Seminar set
Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, will host a seminar entitled “Defending Your Faith” Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and continuing through the worship hour. The session will resume at 5 p.m. and several area churches will join the congregation to present special music at that time.
Fred Overton, a gifted teacher and communicator of God’s Word, will be the presenter for the PowerPoint and workbook presentation.

Emphasizing Women
Women will be the focus during the month of May at Brown Chapel AME Church, located at 801 East College St. in Union City. The Rev. Clay A. Holliday Sr. and the congregation invite women in the community to take advantage of the opportunity to fellowship, study and share at several events that have been planned. The theme is “We Shall Not Die, But Live,” based on Psalm 118:17.
There will be a women’s Bible study each Thursday in May at 6 p.m., with the focus on The Beatitudes.
May 11 will be a movie night at 6:30 p.m., with the ticket price set at $2. A Mother’s Day breakfast is planned for 8:30 and a “Pink Tea” is being organized for May 19, with a donation of $5 suggested.
A special “Weekend With the Sistas” is set for May 25-27. “Bad Women of the Bible” will be the theme and the opening session will be May 25 at 7 p.m. A workshop titled “I Shall Not Die, but Live” will open with a continental breakfast at 8 May 26 and continue with the workshop at 10 and a 12:30 luncheon. The final service is set for 3 p.m. May 27.

Yard/bake sale set
Exchange Street Church of Christ is hosting a yard sale/bake sale Saturday at the Obion County  Auction building on South First Street in Union City. All proceeds will go to the KIDS-4-kids ministry. The sale is set for 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and will include furniture, toys, clothes, dishes and miscellaneous items.

Cemetery meeting set
Stovall Cemetery near Rives will be the site of the annual Stovall Cemetery Association meeting Sunday at 2:30 p.m. This is a change of meeting date from the usual annual session, a spokesman said.
The Rev. Judd Mowery of Troy United Methodist Church will be the speaker.
Donations for the maintenance fund may be mailed to Janice James Winsett at P.O. Box 448, Rives, TN 38253. Donations to the perpetual fund are to be sent to Beauton Bowers at 2215 Old Rives Road, Union City, TN 38261.

Fish dinner planned
Members of the Usher Board at Brown Chapel AME Church, located at 801 East College St. in Union City, will host a fish dinner Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and featuring eat-in, take-out or deliveries for those who call 885-2675.
The menu will include fish, spaghetti, slaw, white beans, dessert and drink for $6.
Rosa Harris is president of the Usher Board. The community is invited to support this effort.

Decoration Day set
Decoration Day will be marked Sunday at Obion Chapel United Methodist Church. Sunday school begins at 10, with worship at 11, a potluck meal at noon and the annual cemetery association meeting set for 1:30. The Rev. Terry English is the pastor.
To purchase a lot or make a contribution, contact Brenda Baker at 1077 Board Road, Obion, TN 38240.

F-Friend Day event set
Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City, will host a Family and Friends Day program Sunday at 3 p.m., with Elder Paul Jenkins, pastor of Miles Chapel Church in Martin, as the speaker and his congregation as special guests.
The community is invited to attend.
Mt. Manuel meeting told
The annual meeting  of the Mt. Manuel Cemetery Association will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Manuel United Methodist Church, located on Highway 22 near Union City. All who are interested in the upkeep of the cemetery are invited to attend, a spokesman said.

Fish fry planned
PEOC Ministries in Union  City will host a fish fry featuring catfish, cole slaw, white beans, hushpuppies, dessert and cold beverage for $6.50 Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Take-out and eat-in will be available at 2131 Nailling Drive in Union City.

Spring Fling slated
Obion United Methodist Church is sponsoring a youth “Spring Fling” Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the park in Obion. The fun day will feature games, concessions and fellowship with Christian youth and the community is invited to attend.

To offer fish dinners
Bethel Baptist Church will host a free fish fry Saturday at 4 p.m. The meal will also feature barbecue, with all the trimmings for either selection, a spokesman said.
The church is located on Bethel Church Road near Troy, off the Old Troy Road.
For delivery of a meal, call 446-0488.  The Rev. Marvin Wilson is pastor.

Quartet to sing
Living Truth Quartet, along with The Van Cleaves and Blood Washed, will be featured Friday at 7 p.m. at Wynnburg Baptist Church in a benefit singing for the Troy Mathina family. The community is invited to attend.

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