Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 9:29 pm
The Messenger, October 8, 2009
Revival to begin
Hornbeak Baptist Church’s revival will begin Monday and continue through Wednesday at 7 each evening. The speaker will be the Rev. James Kinsey of Sunswept Baptist Church in Union City.
The music worship leader will be Clark Perkins, accompanied by Joan Gregory at the piano.
The public is invited to attend.
Gospel meeting set
Hwy 45 Church of Christ near South Fulton will be hosting a fall gospel meeting beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday. Afternoon services Sunday will be at 2:30, following a meal served from 1-2:15 p.m. Donald Priddy Sr. from Hollow Rock will be the speaker Sunday. Various speakers will be in the pulpit the remainder of the week at 7 each evening.
State rally slated
Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, located at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City, will host the state rally Sunday at 3 p.m., with Shonda Daniels as the narrator.
The public is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Phillip Sanders.
Tai Chi classes set
Union City First Christian Church will sponsor 20 participants for eight sessions of Tai Chi for Arthritis Oct. 19, 21, 26 and 28 and Nov. 2,4,9 and 11 from 10-11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall on the corner of Church and Lee streets. The event, to be led by certified instructor and UT/Obion County Extension Family and Consumer Science agent Benita Giffin, will be free.
For more information or to register by Wednesday, call the UT Extension office at 885-3742 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
To begin fall revival
New Hope Freewill Baptist Church at 1106 East Vine St. in Union City will begin an annual fall revival Wednesday and continue through Oct. 16 at 7 each evening. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Octavia S. Lindsey, pastor of Holsey Chapel CME Church in Gadsden.
Bishop Robert L. Merri-weather; Elder Ronald Smith, assistant pastor; and Leroy Stricklin, chairman, invited the community to join the congregation.
To honor pastor
The Rev. Ruth Green of Manna Ministries, located on the Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City, will be honored with a pastor appreciation day Sunday. Morning worship is at 10:30 and there will be a fellowship lunch at noon.
The community is invited to attend.
Welcome to revival
A five-night revival will begin Monday and continue through Oct. 16 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Union City. The church is located on Melrose Street.
Services will be at 7 each evening and the Rev. Derrick Tehus of Trenton First Baptist church will be the evangelist. Several choirs will lead in worship through the week.
The Rev. John Brooks and the congregation invite the community to attend.
Friend Day-homecoming set
Hornbeak Pentecostal Church, located at 258 West Main St., will host “Friend Day Homecoming” Sunday. Friend Day service will be at 10 a.m., followed by dinner on the grounds at noon and gospel singing featuring The Dildines of Union City at 1.
The Rev. Dale Batchelor and the congregation invited the community to attend any or all of the special events to honor the bond of love between family, friends and the Lord Jesus Christ.
For more information, call 538-3867 or 446-7659.
Family and Friend Day set
The Rev. Harry Hayes and the congregation of Church of Jesus for All invite the community to join them for Family and Friends Day Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Barbara Miller of St. John No. 1 Church in Jackson will be the speaker. Refreshments will be served following the service.
“We look forward to having you join us to celebrate this special day and to have a high time in the Lord,” Hayes said.
The church is located at 817 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City.
Stewart to speak
Dennis Stewart, son of Dale and Janice Stewart of Woodland Mills, will be the guest speaker at Oak Street Community Presbyterian Church on the corner of Miles and Oak streets Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
He is a graduate of Obion County Central High School in Troy and of Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. His ministry has included youth ministry and the founding of a new church.
He and his wife and their “miracle baby” make their home in Chicamauga, Ga.
The Rev. Wayne McLean and the congregation invite the community to attend.
Groups to sing
The Voices of Zion and Spirit of Zion will observe an anniversary celebration Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Ken-Tenn Community Center on Rosenwald Drive in South Fulton. Several other groups will appear, including The Sensational Southerners of Ripley. The community is invited to attend.
Celebrating their 70th
The Baptist Collegiate Min-istry (formerly known as the Baptist Student Union) is celebrating 70 years of ministry on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus. During those years, thousands of students participated in missions, retreats and fellowships.
In 1939, while head coach of the football team, Joe Black Hayes saw the need for a Baptist Student Union.
The original center was dedicated in October 1960. The latest addition, The Clarice Thomason Memorial Worship Center, was dedicated Oct. 31, 1998.
The BCM is a student-led organization at UTM whose purpose is to reach out to the university community with the gospel, encourage spiritual growth among students and challenge students to live out the mission that God has placed in their heart.
During homecoming activities Saturday, the BCM will host special events:
• The BCM/BSU will have a tent in Quad City with pictures from the past beginning at 10 a.m. This is a drop-in event.
• Following the football game (around 5:30 p.m.), BCM will hold a BCM/BSU Alumni Dinner at the Baptist Student Center at 112 Hurt St. The featured musical artist will be “Min of Praise,” made up of former BSU students Bart Bumpus, Henry Richerson, Chuck Doss of Union City and Michael Murray.
The dinner will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact the BCM office at (731) 587-2265 by Friday for reservations. All BCM/BSU alumni and supporting church members are welcome to attend, a spokesman said.
Coleman to preach
The Rev. Daryll Coleman, a third-generation CME pastor and the great-grandson of a founding delegate of the denomination, will be the speaker when Mount Zion CME Church in Union City celebrates the third anniversary of its reopening at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The church is located just east of the former Miles School in Union City.
Coleman’s grandfather and his uncles have all been great church leaders and the pastor of Jackson’s Mother Liberty CME Church is the son of the late Bishop Ceaser D. Coleman and Elizabeth Coleman of Memphis.
His previous pastorates include Kirkwood CME in Dallas (14 years) and Lewis Metropolitan CME in Los Angeles.
He is also actively involved in service on many denominational committees and is a much-sought-after speaker.
He has been a delegate to many world Methodist conferences, as well, and is a candidate for the office of Bishop of the CME Church in 2010.
Mother Liberty CME Church was destroyed by fire a few years ago and Coleman is credited with rebuilding it into one of the most beautiful houses of worship in Jackson.
The Rev. Darrell Turner, pastor of Mount Zion, says, “He is a great preacher and is sought after all over the nation, not only in CME churches but in churches everywhere. The members of Mount Zion invite the community to come and hear this dynamic preacher.”
Coleman is married to the former Robbie Denise Mathis, who is a gifted singer. She will be with her husband for the special service at Mount Zion and various choirs will also take part in the celebration.