Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:31 pm
The Messenger, September 10, 2009
Friends and Family Day set
Bells Chapel CME Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will host Friends and Family Day Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the church.
The Rev. Eric McKinney Sr. and the congregation will be welcoming the Rev. Gregg Hussey of New Visions Ministries in Mayfield, Ky., as the guest speaker and the congregation is inviting the community to join them for this special event.
To show ‘Fireproof’
Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 631 East Church St., will be hosting a special showing of “Fireproof” Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Childcare will be provided for this free event.
The community is invited to attend.
To sell plate lunches
Manna Ministries, located near Union City on the Ken-Tenn Highway, will be selling plate lunches with chicken and dumplings, vegetables and dessert for $6.
Takeouts will be offered Saturday from noon-2 p.m.
Those interested may place orders by calling 886-0664.
The Rev. Ruth Green is pastor.
Women’s event slated
Jacksonville Freewill Baptist Church, located at 202 College St. in South Fulton, will host a Women’s Day celebration Sunday at 3 p.m.
The guest speaker for the day will be the Rev. Michael McClure and his congregation from Turning Point Ministries in Hickman, Ky.
The public is invited to attend.
Elder James Watford is pastor.
Barton to speak
David Barton, nationally known author and historian, will present “America’s Godly Heritage” Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Carson Center in Paducah, Ky.
He will discuss America’s forgotten history and heroes, emphasizing the moral, religious and constitutional foundation on which America was built.
Eric Horner, a native of Paducah and a singer and songwriter who joined Lee Greenwood’s band as a guitarist and vocalist in 1988, will perform patriotic music.
Tickets are available at the Carson Center, 100 Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY or by phoning (270) 450-4444.
Cash and personal checks are accepted.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
For more information and biographical details, go to www.wallbuilders.com.
Special program planned
McCabe United Methodist Church Women will observe the annual Women’s Day program Sunday at 4 p.m. at the church in Martin.
The speaker will be the “First Lady” of Greater Deliverance Ministries in Fulton, Pearlie Hardin.
The theme will be “Women Stepping Out on Faith” and those attending are asked to wear red. Each lady is also invited to sport a favorite hat for the afternoon “Hatitude” march.
For more information, call Wanda Fields, president of the church’s United Methodist Women, at (731) 587-6794 or 587-5952.
The Rev. Jimmy Carter is pastor.
Ladies Day set
Hwy. 45 Church of Christ near South Fulton will observe Ladies Day Saturday, with registration from 9:30-10 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Gail Woolridge from Murray, Ky.
Brunch will be served following the morning program.
Gospel singing featured
A gospel singing featuring the Smith Family from Fulton will be at Samburg Pentecostal Church on Highway 22 Saturday at 7 p.m.
Rose Huey and the congregation invite the community to attend.
To begin mission study
The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Women group will begin a mission study on Sudan that will continue for three weeks on Sunday evening at 6 in the Christian life center at the church at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave.
This week, the movie “The Lost Boys of Sudan” will be shown and a light supper will be served.
Beth Brown will lead the studies on Sept. 20 and 27 and light meals will also be served at the close of the evening.
The public is invited to come and learn more about the nation in Africa where a humanitarian crisis continues and the need for a missional response is great.
The Rev. Kenny Locke is pastor.
‘Connection’ meeting set
The Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection will host a fall fashion show as part of the special feature presentation for the September “Cotton Pickin’” luncheon and program Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Kappis Restaurant in Martin.
Chico’s of Paducah, Ky., will provide fashions for the occasion.
A mystery guest will be performing “Cotton Pickin’” melodies and Peg Holt-Myers from O’Fallon, Mo., will be the guest speaker.
Her “Love Story” is an inspirational message, a spokesman said. All women are welcome to attend.
The $9.50 ticket includes the buffet and a beverage.
Walk-ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling 885-9029, (731) 587-3915, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020.
The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Christian Women’s Connection, in association with Stonecroft Inc.
Homecoming events set
Graves Chapel Church of God, located at 112 Luther Davis Road about 5.5 miles from Troy off Highway 21 West, will have homecoming services Sunday.
The Rev. Thomas Sanders of Greater Vision Ministries in Troy will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. service.
Lunch will follow the service and at 2 p.m. there will be gospel singing with The New Testimonials, or “TNT,” from Dyersburg.
Graves Chapel is the oldest Church of God operating in West Tennessee.
It was established in 1927 and its rich heritage includes the training of children who later became pastors and teachers in other churches of God.
The beloved Happy Goodman Family, well-known Southern gospel music singers, often joined the congregation to worship in song.
“We are so happy to still be carrying on the tradition of homecoming for all those who have attended through the years,” says the pastor, the Rev. William Matheny. “We welcome all to come and see how the Lord has blessed this congregation at Graves Chapel.”
The sanctuary is no longer in the former church building that many will recall with fondness.
The congregation moved into a new building in time for Homecoming 2005 and since then has completely refurbished the old building and made it into a fellowship hall, kitchen and classrooms for the children’s ministry.
The church is debt free, with the exception of the expense of paving the parking lot in 2009.