Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:01 pm
The Messenger, April 14, 2011
‘Passion’ showing Sunday
Overflow contemporary worship service at Union City First United Methodist Church will be preceded by a showing of the movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” Sunday at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at 420 East Main St. Parking is available in the lot behind the church off Ury Street. Following the movie, the worship service will commence immediately and will feature discussion of the movie and questions and answers about its message. All are invited to attend either or both services, according to the pastor, the Rev. Stan Waldon, and the associate pastor, the Rev. Scott Smyth.
Women’s meet set
“It’s spring and time to come join the ladies for the monthly Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection luncheon. The ‘Egg-Citing Season’ theme luncheon will be held Wednesday at 11 at the Ole West Steakhouse at 943 Main St. in Martin,” a spokesman for the group said.
The special feature will be in keeping with the spring theme and will be provided by Sherry Henry of Virgin’s Nursery. She will be sharing new trends and ideas for this season to help spruce up gardens and flower beds.
The musical portion of the program will be a surprise guest who will incorporate the theme, “Springtime Melodies.”
Martha Frickie of Decatur, Ala., will be the featured speaker.
Her presentation will be “Overcoming Disappoint-ment and Strife.”
The $10 price includes buffet, beverage and tip. Walk-ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling 885-0087, (731) 587-3915, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020.
Barna to preach
Clifton Barna, full-time coach and chaplain over athletics at Bethel University in McKenzie, will be the speaker Sunday at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 631 East Church St. Barna, a graduate of Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., attended Bethel on a football scholarship, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems. He then played a year of professional football in the Arena League in Huntsville, Ala., and began work on his first master’s degree in education.
“When I was in Huntsville I was cut to the heart by the Holy Spirit and gave all my life to Christ. Being in Huntsville had nothing to do with football but everything to do with having a beautiful collision with Christ,” Barna says.
Upon returning to Bethel University, Barna decided to start Bible studies on campus. “Just ‘come as you are’ was the saying for these Bible studies,” he says. After completing work on his master’s degree in 2010, he immediately began work on a second master’s degree, this time a Master’s in Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary.
In addition to his other duties, Barna leads the Bethel Fellowship of Christian Athletes group on campus.
The message for Sunday is entitled, “Meeting LOVE” and is based on I Corinthians 13:1-13.
The public is invited to join the congregation.
Sunday events told
Everyone is invited to join the congregation at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 203 North First St. in Union City Palm Sunday, April 17, at 10:45 a.m., as they gather around God’s word in a friendly, family setting for worship and Sunday school followed by a Wii bowling tournament at the church, located across the street from Charlie T’s Restaurant.
May homecoming set
The congregation of Cayce United Methodist Church, located on Highway 94 West in Cayce, Ky., will hold their annual homecoming May 1. Services will begin at 11 a.m., with a potluck meal to follow.
“Come and reminisce, and visit with old and new friends,” a spokesman said.
Egg hunt planned
A community Easter egg hunt will be held at Samburg ball park, sponsored by Samburg Baptist Church, Saturday at 10 a.m. The rain date is April 23. The hunt will be open to three age groups. The community is invited to attend.
Palm Sunday service set
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hickman, Ky., will host a Palm Sunday service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Joan Smith as the speaker. Fellowship will follow in the parish house. The community is invited to attend this special service and recall Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem as Holy Week begins.
Selling plate lunches
Friendship Freewill Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will be selling plate lunches Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. The menu will include white beans, fish, chitterlings, cole slaw, potato salad, spaghetti and corn bread for $6. Desserts will be available for an additional charge.
Super Sunday set
Super-Sunday is set for this week at 3 p.m. at Church of Jesus for All at 817 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City. The Rev. Harry Hayes and the congregation invite the community and say, “A change is coming.” The Tag Team Minister-ing Service 3 in 1 will feature Bishop Brenda Greer and copastor Henry Greer from Deliverance Ministries in Fulton and the Rev. J.W. Bolen of Moore Chapel in Clinton, Ky., and Allen Chapel in Wingo, Ky.
The public is invited to attend.
Fund-raiser service set
Friendship Freewill Baptist Church at 1304 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City will host a fund-raiser service sponsored by Casey-Johnson Lions Club Sunday at 4 p.m. James Dluzniewski of Dukedom will be the evangelist and a freewill offering will be accepted to support Lions Club projects. The community is invited to attend. The Rev. Eugene Coleman is the founding pastor.
to new address
The congregation of Powerhouse Evangelistic Outreach Center has moved to 2131 Nailling Drive in Union City from a previous location on Main Street. The community is invited to join them for services.
Cemetery needs aid
Cane Creek Cemetery in Obion County is in the mowing season and contributions are needed to fund the upkeep on the site.
Donations may be mailed to Cane Creek Cemetery Fund in care of Pamela Jones Screen, 4778 East Caudle Road, Rives, TN 38253.
Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church, located adjacent to the cemetery, holds services once a month, weather permitting. The building is seriously in need of maintenance, a spokesman said.
A separate account from the cemetery fund has been established, but donations may be sent to the same address and marked for the church account, a spokesman said.
Willetts to lead worship
The public is invited to join the congregation at Samburg Assembly of God Sunday at both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services to welcome the ministry of James and Judy Willett.
They will be sharing miracles in their own lives and ministering in Word and song.
The Willetts pastored for 28 years in Bad Axe, Mich., and for two years in Union City.
“They are now obeying God as they bring healing and restoration to the hurting and broken hearted in churches all across the United States and abroad,” according to the Rev. George Hutchison, pastor of the church.
In August of 2006 Mrs. Willett had a massive stroke and was told if she lived for 48 hours, it would be a miracle.
“Well, God does still perform miracles and Judy, as well as Jim, will be sharing that miracle and ministering in both Word and song Sunday,” Hutchison said. “Come and be with us for a wonderful time in the presence of the Lord.”
Special service planned
Zion United Methodist Church on Zion Church Road near Obion will have a special Easter musical in observance of Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. this week.
“Were It Not for Grace” will help the congregation and all who wish to join them prepare their hearts for Holy Week, according to the pastor, the Rev. Richard Carruth.
Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m.
On Easter Sunday, there will be a sunrise service at 7 at the church, with breakfast served afterwards at the Cloverdale Community Center.
The community is invited to attend.