Church news - 07.23.09
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:41 pm
The Messenger 07.23.09
Recovery cook-out set
Celebrate Recovery cook-out will be July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Troy First Baptist Church, located at 519 East Harper St. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program. A night of food, fun and fellowship is planned with free hamburgers and hot dogs, live praise and worship music and a guest speaker who will share his testimony.
The public is invited to attend, a spokesman said, and “see what is going on at Celebrate Recovery.”
Abortion info provided
Given that the current health care bill includes language requiring every American to have healthcare that includes abortion coverage, that federal tax dollars will fund elective abortions and that no conscience clause is being included (such a clause would have allowed healthcare providers to “opt out” of performing or referring for elective abortions), pro-life supporters have arranged for a special Webcast showing tonight at 8.
The Webcast includes addresses from Dr. James Dobson, Dr. Richard Land and Congressmen Joe Pitts and Chris Smith, as well as others. The Webcast will give details of the health care bill in its current form and suggest specific actions individuals can take to ensure their voices are heard and incorporated into the bill.
The Webcast will be shown at Central Baptist Church in Martin and Second Baptist Church in Union City or those interested may log on at www.stoptheabortionmandate.com to view the Webcast from their computer.
For questions, contact Linda DeBoard at Agape Medical Clinic at (731) 588-0305. For more information, visit www.stoptheabortionmandate.com.
Johnson Grove Baptist Church, located on Chapel Hill Road near South Fulton, will celebrate homecoming Sunday. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a meal will follow. The Rev. Mike Hazlewood is the pastor.
Honoring St. James
The Feast of St. James the Apostle will be celebrated Sunday at St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at 422 East Church St. in Union City. The event is part of the Parish Patron’s Festival and will begin with worship at 8 a.m., with a coffee hour following.
A second worship service will begin at 10:30 and an add-a-dish meal will follow.
A free afternoon concert in the worship area featuring pianist John Alston of Union City is planned.
Parking is available on Church Street or behind the building off Exchange Street.
The Rev. Donald Brooks and the congregation invite the community to join them.
Revival to begin
Certified lay ministers will be the speakers when Mount Zion United Methodist Church hosts “Rethink Revival” Sunday through Wednesday at 5576 Mount Zion Road near Union City. Services will begin at 7 each evening.
The theme of the revival directs the attention to “doing something new for a second time,” according to the pastor, the Rev. Hugh Barksdale.
Prayer, praise, worship and fellowship will be part of each evening’s service and guest pianist John Alston will be present, along with other guest musicians and the Mount Zion choir. A nursery will be provided and a light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Refreshments will be provided following weeknight services and Wednesday will be homemade ice cream night.
United Methodist certified lay ministers who will be speaking include Anita Hayslett of McCabe UMC in Martin on Sunday, Tom Smith of Cayce (Ky.) UMC on Monday, Cathy Barnett of Martin First UMC on Tuesday and Sherry Daugherty of Union City First UMC on Wednesday. The public is invited to attend, Barksdale said.