Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:28 am
The Messenger, October 15, 2009
Gospel music ministry set
Volunteer Baptist Church on Vendall Road near Dyersburg will host Blood Bought from Memphis, soloist Jennie Tucker Breeding and The Hinson Family from Newbern at a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Oct. 24.
A love offering will be accepted, with proceeds going to fund a Christian music scholarship.
For more information, call (731) 589-2663 or 589-2476.
Pumpkins for sale
The Interfaith Student Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin will sell pumpkins and gourds to fund college internships this year. The first shipment of pumpkins is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. and the “patch” will open as soon as the truck can be unloaded.
The location will be open Saturday-Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. six days a week and on Sundays from noon-6 p.m. at 312 Lovelace Ave. in Martin.
Pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn will be sold to support two scholarships awarded to UTM students based on academic performance, leadership ability and Christian character.
The Interfatih Student Center is a cooperative project of the United Methodist, Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Cumberland Presbyterian, Missionary Baptist and Presbyterian (USA) churches.
For more information, call the Rev. Jolinne Balentine-Downey at (731) 587-2603.
Revival to begin
Revival services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday.
The guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie McLaurin, ministry strategist with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
Leading in music will be the Rev. Dave White, director of the Greene County Association in Arkansas and former music minister of Calvary Baptist Church.
Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Weeknight services will begin at 6:30. Everyone is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Melvin Poe.
Preschool childcare will be provided for all services.
To mark anniversary
Anointed Church of the Living God extends an invitation to the community for fellowship this weekend. The church is celebrating their pastor’s 20th anniversary. Bishop Barbara Bolden will be honored Friday at 7 p.m., when Sarah Shivers of Humboldt will be the guest speaker. On Saturday at 7 p.m., Latisha Taylor of Fulton will fill the pulpit. Sunday’s 11:30 a.m. special message will be delivered by Deborah Gilmore of Martin, with copastor and evangelist the Rev. Gail Perry of Lighthouse of Worship Ministries in Humboldt meeting with the congregation for the 3:30 p.m. service.
“Bishop Bolden was saved at the age of 12, in her hometown at her church, Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of the Rev. Ball; however, in her growing years, she felt like something spiritually was missing in her life,” a spokesman said. “She was exposed to the Pentecostal belief in 1977 and was converted and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and subsequently was also called to the ministry in the same year.
“Bishop Bolden was appointed pastor in Woodland Mills in 1978 and, as the Lord blessed, she was able to relocate to 701 North Greenwood St. in Union City. Again, the Lord blessed in the growth of the church and the congregation moved into a larger building, where Bishop Bolden is presently pastoring, at 1211 South Miles Ave. Many souls have been added, saved, delivered and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Bishop Bolden is the assistant overseer of Anointed Churches of the Living God Inc., and the state bishop of the State of Tennessee.
”Bishop Bolden is a great warrior on the move for God, sacrificing and executing her office in the ministry to the fullest of her ability for the glory and honor of Almighty God, to the pleasing of His divine will,” the spokesman said.
Free food will be available today and on subsequent third Thursdays of each month from the Memphis Mid-South Food Bank. The distribution will be made at the site of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church food pantry, located at 720 East College St. in Union City, from noon to 4 p.m. today. This service is in addition to the regular offering of food to those in need of assistance in the community by the food bank. Those receiving food must have been screened by personnel at the food bank. For more information, call manager Valerie Hyde at 885-7362 or 697-4759.
Women to meet
“Celebrate Fall” will be the theme for Wednesday’s Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection meeting at Kappis Restaurant, located at 943 Main St. in Martin at 11 a.m.
The special feature will be a country fair, with members asked to bring items to sell. These may include homebaked cookies or pies, canned items or handmade crafts. Naima Johnston of Antioch will present the program, “Chasing the Dream,” and will also use her musical talents as she entertains with “Born to Sing” selections.
The $9.50 ticket price includes buffet and beverage. Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations may also be made by calling 885-9029, (731) 587-3915, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020.
The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection, in association with Stonecroft Inc.
Gospel singing slated
Randy Crowder will host the Fall Gospel Music Celebration Series in Paris Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Krider Performing Arts Center, located at 650 Volunteer Drive. The Dove Brothers and the Smith Family Trio will be featured.
Advance tickets are on sale at Promise Land Bookstore in Paris by calling (731) 641-4377 and will be available at the door.
For concert information, call (731) 676-1466.
A choir workshop is in progress tonight and Friday at 6 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church on East College Street in Union City. The fee is $10. O’Dale Satterfield will be playing drums, along with Jay Williamson on keyboard and Donald Southern on bass from Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The workshop is being held in preparation for the “Celebration in Mime” planned for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Union City Civic Auditorium. This program by IMPACT Praise Team is free and the community is invited to attend.
Gospel Extravaganza planned
New Mount Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Tiptonville is sponsoring a gospel extravaganza, “How Sweet the Sound,” Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Lake County High School cafeteria in Tiptonville. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.
The event is a pre-anniversary celebration for the Rev. Marvin Mays and his wife, Sandra.
Master of ceremonies will be Elder Stan Montgomery of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Tiptonville and local psalmists will be on hand from several churches in the area. The Rev. Michael Savage and the Porter Grove Missionary Baptist Church Male Chorus from Humboldt will be the featured artists.
Concessions will be available and door prizes will be awarded.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Shirley Davidson at (731) 253-7725, Nikki Pearson at 253-9023 or Dwayne Hensley at 446-6829.
The church is located at 515 State Route 212.
Beech plans celebration
Beech Cumberland Pres-byterian Church, located at 880 Beech Chapel Road near Union City, will host a wiener roast, marshmallow roast and hay ride Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m.
The community is invited to enjoy this special treat, according to the pastor, Dr. Bobby Williams.
Awakening Gathering set
Union City House of Prayer will sponsor an Awakening Gathering Saturday, with registration from 2-3 p.m. The gathering is planned for 3-5 and a free meal will be offered from 5-7.
Winter coats and free groceries will be provided for those who register.
The church is located at 120 East Main St. in Union City.
Fund-raising help offered
Iglesia Pentecostal Juan 3:16 Church is taking part in a fund-raising effort for their congregation and wishes to share the blessings and assist other churches who need the same assistance. “We will help ourselves by helping others,” according to the Rev. Francisco and Mara Villa, pastors of the church, which is located at 1002 North Clover St. in Union City. For more information about this assistance, call (731) 335-4277. There are no expenses connected to the program for participating churches.
Children’s Sabbath slated
Union City First United Methodist Church will have a Children’s Sabbath Celebration Oct. 25 at the church, which is located at 420 East Main St. in Union City.
Worship will be at 10:50 a.m. and the Fall Festival will take place from 12:30-3 p.m.
Christian illusionist Terry L. Scott will perform at 1:30 and there will also be a hot air balloon jumper; carnival games; contests, including a “Princesses and Heroes” costume event; face painting; music; and a cake/snack walk, according to the director of children’s ministry Kim Taylor.
For more information, contact Mrs. Taylor at 885-3573 or at email@example.com.
The community is invited to attend.
Friends to meet
Senior Friends of Cobb’s Cha-pel United Methodist Church will meet at Autry’s Country Kitchen in Troy Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
All members are reminded to attend, a spokesman said.