Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:48 pm
The Messenger, October 28, 2010
Union City First United Methodist Church will host a “Trunk-or-Treat” event Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. on the parking lot at the back of the church, which is located at 420 East Main St.
There will be hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks and lots of candy. The Overflow Praise Band, which is a part of the congregation’s regular Sunday evening contemporary worship service, will also be playing throughout the evening and children will have the opportunity to trunk-or-treat at a variety of vehicles on the parking lot that will be specially decorated for the occasion.
The community is invited to attend, according to the pastor, the Rev. Stan Waldon, and the associate pastor, Scott Smyth.
To offer ‘Soul Food’
Soul Food Café will be open at Exchange Street Church of Christ Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
“Join us for an early Thanksgiving celebration with smoked turkey, dressing and all the fixings. As always, everyone is welcome and the food is free,” a spokesman said.
For more information, call 885-1507. The church is located at 420 East Exchange St.
Fund raiser planned
A spaghetti supper fund raiser is planned at First Baptist Church in Rutherford this evening to benefit Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry. Call the church at (731) 665-6159 to order plates for take-outs only. A fall fun festival is set for this weekend. Games, food, praise and worship music, ministry displays and a men’s cake baking contest will begin at 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Hallelujah Fest slated
Woodland Mills First Baptist Church’s annual Hallelujah Fest will be held Sunday from 6-9 p.m. in the church’s ACTS Building, located behind the main church building.
The Christ-centered family event sponsored by the church’s youth will include chili, hot dogs for roasting, chips and a variety of desserts for everyone to enjoy, as well as special activities for children. After the Hallelujah Fest for all ages concludes, the youth will enjoy their own special time of fellowship.
Love offerings will go toward next year’s summer camp and mission trip.
For more information, call the church office at 885-2033. Pastor is the Rev. Rick Burton.
Fall Fest planned
There will be a community wide “Old Time Family Fall Fest” at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the mission activities center and on the church grounds. Organizers promise lots of candy, hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn, along with a hayride, snack walk, face painting, games, contests, free family photos and much more. Costumes are welcome, but please no “scary” ones, a spokesman said. Because of the Fall Fest plans, there will be no evening services.
Dr. Melvin Poe is pastor.
Bean supper set
First Church of God in Hickman, Ky., will host the annual bean supper this evening from 5-7. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds go to the Lions Club Telethon in Paducah, Ky., and to Hope Hill, which is a Church of God orphanage.
Fall Festival slated
On Saturday, from 4-8 p.m., Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 631 East Church St. will be offering food, games and fun for all ages at a special fall festival.
For more information, call the church office at 885-9773.
Dr. Roger Reid is pastor.
To host fall bazaar
Troy United Methodist Church will host the annual fall bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the church activities building on the square in Troy. Clothing in all sizes, knick-knacks, books, shoes, Christmas decorations and more will be available. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m., with a lunch menu in effect at 11.
Baked goods, prepared by women of the church, will also be offered.
The community is invited to support this effort, according to the Rev. Judd Mowery and the congregation.
FunFest to open
Union City Second Baptist Church will be hosting Family FunFest Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at 831 Everett Blvd.
This alternative to Halloween will feature free admission and concessions at reasonable prices, plus a Biblical character scavenger hunt, games, inflatables, photos, horse rides, buggy rides, a hay ride, face painting, a cake walk, music and candy. There will also be costume parades, with children from birth to pre-kindergarten taking the stage at 5:30, kindergarten through second-graders featured at 6 and third-graders and up on parade at 6:30.
Children may wear costumes but are asked not to dress as ghosts, goblins, witches, demons or other such characters.
The Rev. Eddie Mallonee is pastor.
Alliance sets program
The Obion County Ministerial Alliance is hosting a fund raiser to assist young people in the community who are attending college. The Rev. Willie Burnett of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in Union City will be the speaker Saturday at 7 p.m. at Church of Jesus for All at 817 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. A free will offering will be accepted to assist the students, a spokesman said.
The community is invited to attend and “praise God with us,” a spokesman said.
To honor loved ones
Church of Jesus for All, located at 817 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City, will sponsor a Family and Friend Day celebration Sunday at 3 p.m. Johnnie Jones, assistant pastor at Open Door Church of God in Christ, and the choir from that congregation, will be special guests. Refreshments will be served following the service.
The Rev. Harry Hayes, pastor, invites the community to “come worship with us as we lift the name of Jesus.”
Brown Chapel AME Church, located at 801 East College St. in Union City, will host a Halloween party Saturday at 4 p.m. at the church. There will be lots of fun and prizes and the public is invited to bring children and enjoy the event, according to the pastor, the Rev. Clay Holiday Sr.
Special service set
True Gospel Baptist Church, located at 700 Greenwood St. in Union City, welcomes Dr. Ed Carter, founder and president of Death Unto Life Ministries, Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Carter and his wife, Shirley, live in Chattanooga and are the parents of two sons, Mark and Jeffery.
His testimony of God’s deliverance centers around a story that begins with his mother’s warning in 1970 not to board a plane that would ultimately crash and kill his coach, his team mates and the team’s cheerleaders. He was shocked to see his own photo and read his own obituary in the paper on the day after the plane crash. Finally, he had to go on national television and radio to prove that he was still alive.
Carter is on a mission to visit supporting churches and update them on the status of his ministry and his ongoing effort to bring others from death to life.
Robert Taylor Jr. is song leader and the Rev. Jerry King is pastor.
For transportation, call 885-4991, 885-0953 or 885-9840. A nursery will be provided.
Fall revival slated
Lake Road Baptist Church will begin a fall revival Sunday at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Cody Pritchard as evangelist and John Paul Berry as music leader. Services will continue through Wednesday, with week night meetings at 7.
A meal will be served at 6 week nights.
The church is located at 1366 East Highway 22 near Union City.
Prayer event planned
Union City First Baptist Church is continuing its monthly prayer session Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the congregation’s old sanctuary at 500 East Church St. The topic for the month is “Praise and Thanksgiving.” There will also be a special time of prayer for the newly-appointed pastor search committee in the session that precedes Sunday school.
Don Pierson, prayer coordinator for the Southern Baptist Convention, will be the speaker Sunday morning at 10:45 and that evening at 6. He will also be speaking Monday night at 6 at the church.
The community is invited for all services.