Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:36 pm
The Messenger, November 19, 2009
Alpren to speak
Rabbi Ken Alpren, representing Chosen People Ministries and pastor of a Messianic Jewish congregation in Nashville, will be welcomed to a special service Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Union City First United Methodist Church, located at 420 East Main St.
His topic will be “Christmas Through Jewish Eyes.”
Alpren holds dual citizenship in the United States and in Israel. His organization is aimed at furthering understanding between Messianic Christians — Messianic Jews are those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as their Messiah — and the Church.
A nursery will be provided, along with special activities for children in grades kindergarten through sixth. Christian illusionist Terry Scott of Dyersburg will be a part of that children’s program.
There will also be an informal gathering in the family life center fellowship hall for fellowship and questions following the service.
For more information, call the church at 885-3573.
Dr. David Russell is pastor.
Community service slated
The annual community Thanksgiving service, sponsored by the Obion County Ministerial Association, will be Sunday at 6 p.m. at Union City First United Methodist Church, located at 420 East Main St.
Dr. Matthew Wohlfarth of Union City First Baptist Church will be the speaker. A community choir will provide special music, with practice at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary, and children from First Friends Preschool program will also be featured.
The offering will be received on behalf of Helping Hand Ministries in Union City.
Thanksgiving service set
Union City House of Prayer will host a Thanksgiving service at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by a Thanksgiving meal at 5. There will also be free groceries and door prizes for those who register from 2-3 p.m.
The church is located at 120 East Main St. in Union City.
The Rev. Ronnie Gorton is pastor.
To host singing
Word of Life Fellowship will welcome The Borders Family Sunday at 6 p.m. for a gospel singing program. The church is located on Highway 45 between Union City and Kenton.
The Rev. Terry Neil is pastor.
Free shopping event set
“Need a free shopping trip?” a spokesman from Union City First Assembly of God, located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave., asks.
The church will be giving away free like-new used infant and children’s clothing, winter clothing for adults and blankets. There will also be a free bag of groceries for each family while supplies last, the spokesman said, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 885-2612 or go to www.unioncityfirstag.com.
Thanksgiving program set
The Rev. M.L. Easley and the congregation of Saint James Baptist Church, located at 512 Troy Road near Obion, is inviting the community to the annual Thanksgiving program at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Special guests will be members of Bashan Baptist Church in Rives.
Contact Lucy Allen at 536-6718 for more information.
‘House’ building event set
Union City First Assembly of God will be hosting their annual “Family Build a Gingerbread House” and potluck lunch Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The only cost is in ordering a kit from the church, a spokesman said.
“Come and enjoy a new family holiday tradition,” invites the Rev. Lori Eilers, children’s pastor for the congregation. The church will provide all supplies for using the kit and beverages and tableware for the potluck lunch.
Call 885-2612 to reserve a kit for $12. The church is located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave.
Renewed to sing
Local gospel group Renewed is scheduled to sing Sunday at 6 p.m. at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Rick Burton is pastor.
The community is invited to attend.
To host bazaar/luncheon
Faith Lutheran Church, located at 2012 East Reelfoot Ave. across the street from the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Union City, will host a Christmas bazaar, bake sale and homemade chili luncheon Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church.
The congregation’s youth group sponsors the annual event to earn money to attend the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.
Homemade baked items and gifts, items from several local vendors and take-out orders of chili will be available, according to a spokesman.
For more information, call (731) 514-3033.
Warren to speak
Bart Warren will be the speaker for the gospel meeting planned at Obion Church of Christ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9:50 a.m. Bible study and 10:50 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship.
The church is located at 226 West Main Ave.
“There is a great need today to return to the scriptures in every way and to restore New Testament Christianity. This is our goal. We invite you to come and hear the gospel preached in its truth and simplicity,” a spokesman said.
Bake sale planned
St. James Episcopal Church’s annual bake sale will be Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
The church is located at 422 East Church St. in Union City.
There will be cakes, pies, casseroles and soups prepared by members of the church.
The public is invited to attend.