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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:00 pm

The Messenger, May 16, 2013
To celebrate DD
Antioch Union Church at 486 West Newman Glover Road near Union City will be celebrating Decoration Day  Sunday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Terry English will be conducting the service and a cemetery association meeting will be held immediatly after a barbecue pot- luck noon lunch.
To mark anniversary
United Church of the Living God, located at 609 Martin Luther King Drive in Fulton, will celebrate the anniversary of the denomination’s founder, Bishop Gussie Clifton, Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Barbara Shutts of New Pentecostal Temple in Humboldt will be the guest speaker.

 Observing special days
Obion County Memorial Gardens and Pleasant View Memorial Gardens will observe Decoration Day and Memorial Day May 27. The office will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3939 Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City. For more information, call 885-5661.

Gospel event set
There will be a gospel singing and preaching celebration Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Hornbeak City Park. In the event of rain, the celebration will be rescheduled.
Hornbeak Baptist Church, Hornbeak Pentecostal Church, Star of Bethlehem Assembly of God and Living Word Church will be leading in the service, with gospel groups Blood Washed Band, Blessed Assurance, Heaven’s Blessings and other local singers taking part.
Concessions will be available from Star of Bethlehem youth group.
Those attending are reminded to bring lawn chairs, according to Hornbeak Mayor Dennis Dozier, who is inviting the community.

To mark anniversary
The ninth anniversary of the Rev. Harry Hayes and First Lady Mai Hayes will be marked at 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of Jesus for All in Union City.
Apostle Mark Perry, pastor of Lighthouse of Worship Ministries Inc. in Humboldt, will be the speaker and his choir and congregation will be special guests.
A meal will be served upon the arrival of guests.
The community is invited to attend.

Association to meet
Fremont Cemetery Asso-ciation’s annual meeting will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fremont Church building on Old Lake Road near Union City. All members are encouraged to attend, a spokesman said.
Donations to continue upkeep of the cemetery are essential and may be mailed to Jana Covington, secretary, at 460 Freeman Store Road, Union City, TN 38261.

To mark Decoration Day
New Ebenezer Cumber-land Presbyterian Church will observe Decoration Day Sunday with worship services at 11 a.m. and a potluck meal to follow at noon. Visitors are welcome.

Benefit ride slated
The fifth annual Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Benefit Ride, with all donations going to missions, will be Sunday at Dyer First Baptist Church. Worship will begin at 10:50 a.m., with registration and a barbecue lunch from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and kick stands up at 1:30.
For more information, call (731) 562-7135 or go to

Homecoming slated
Shady Grove United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday, with Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. Worship will follow at 11 and the Rev. Tommy Jowers, former pastor, will be the guest speaker.
A noon potluck meal is planned. The cemetery association will meet at 1:30.
Contributions for cemetery upkeep may be mailed to Kay Bransford, 3221 Section Line Road, Union City, TN 38261.
The Rev. Caroline E. Farmer and the congregation invite the community to join them.

Usher Day event set
Miles Chapel Church in Martin will welcome the Rev. Derrick Fitts of Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Ky., for the annual Usher Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday. A meal will be served when guests arrive. Morning worship will begin at 11.
The community will be welcome.

Special events planned
Decoration Day will be observed at Old Republican Cemetery on West Highway 22 near Union City Sunday.
A business meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
To make donations to the perpetual fund or for cemetery upkeep, send checks to Johnny Martin at 675 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261; or to Sylvia Williams, 980 West Highway 22, Union City, TN 38261.
For more information, call 885-5856.

Special services set
Special events are set for Sunday at New Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1630 Ebenezer Road near Troy.
Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., with morning worship at 11.
A potluck meal will be served after the service and the cemetery association will meet at 1:30.
Donations for upkeep of the cemetery may be mailed to Kay Fultz at 903 Ebenezer Road, Troy, TN 38260.
The Rev. Mitch Boulton and the congregation invite the community to attend.

Old Fashioned Day set
Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will observe Old Fashioned Day, homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday.
Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., with worship at 11 and a meal featuring barbecue and all the trimmings at noon. There will be a cemetery association meeting at 1:30.
Dr. Bobby Williams and the congregation invite the community to take part.
There will be no evening services.

To focus on DD
Stovall Cemetery Decoration Day will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Leggett will be the speaker.
Donations for cemetery upkeep may be mailed to Janice J. Winsett at P.O. Box 48, Rives, TN 38253.
Perpetual care funds may be sent to Beauton Bowers at 2215 Old Rives Road, Union City, TN 38261.

Bible study set
Those interested in learning and sharing knowledge of the Bible are invited to take part in a home-setting study. Pastors will be welcome. For more information about these free sessions, call 885-2435.

Selling plate lunches
Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City, will be selling plate lunches Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
The menu will include buffalo fish, white beans, slaw, spaghetti and corn bread for $6. Desserts will be available for an additional charge.
The public is invited to support this effort, a spokesman said.
No service planned
There will be no homecoming celebration at the former New Chapel United Methodist Church this year since the church building has been donated and moved to Discovery Park of America in Union City.
There will be a homecoming celebration at the restored church at DPA soon after the complex opens this fall, a spokesman said. The date will be announced at that time.
Decoration Day will be observed at Elbridge Cemetery, with flags to be placed on veterans’ graves Saturday. Families and friends of those buried there are encouraged to place flowers, as well.
There will be no formal cemetery association meeting at this time, a spokesman said.

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