Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:56 pm
The Messenger, April 28, 2011
Cemetery meet set
The Mt. Manuel Cemetery Association will meet Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Manuel United Methodist Church on Old Lake Road between Union City and Samburg. Everyone interested in the upkeep of the cemetery is invited to attend.
Soul Food Café open
Soul Food Café at Exchange Street Church of Christ at 420 East Exchange St. in Union City will be open 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday. The menu will include tacos, nachos, beans, salads and desserts.
The meal is always free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Cummings to preach
Corey Cummings, ministry associate for youth and families at Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be the guest speaker Sunday at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 631 East Church St.
Cummings is married to Kate Cummings and attends Bethel University in McKenzie. He will graduate from Memphis Theological Seminary this semester. He is a native of Parsons.
The public is invited to attend and hear him preach on II Timothy 1:1-14. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with Holy Grounds coffee fellowship at 10:40 and worship at 11.
Meat sale planned
There will be a fund-raiser meat sale, sponsored by Samburg Assembly of God youth department, featuring baby back ribs for $20, shank hams for $25, Boston butts for $25 and barbecued bologna for $5 per pound. Orders must be placed before Wednesday and may be picked up May 7 from 3-5 p.m. at the Samburg ball park. Items not picked up by 5 will be considered donated to the effort, a spokesman said.
To place an order, call (731) 624-0140 or (731) 335-3067 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Children to sing
The children’s choirs of Calvary Baptist Church, located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, will present the musical/drama “Under God’s Sea,” Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The choirs are under the direction of Kathleen Parker. The community is invited to attend.
Williams to speak
Union City First Assembly of God at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave. will welcome the Rev. Lee Williams of First Assembly of God in Radcliff, Ky., Wednesday at 6 p.m. Williams’ wife and two daughters were among 27 who were killed in a tragic bus accident in May of 1988 in Carrollton, Ky., as the 67 passengers were returning from a church youth trip to a theme park in Ohio. The bus was hit head-on by a drunk driver.
The Carrollton crash remains the worst bus crash in U.S. history.
The community is invited to attend and hear Williams’ story.
Women’s retreat set
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at 720 East College St. in Union City will host a Women’s Retreat Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The theme will be “The Power of a Praying Woman and the opening speaker will be Darlene Minor of Brooks Chapel Church in Fulton. Vikki Stevenson of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in South Fulton will be the keynote speaker.
A light lunch will be served. The community is invited to attend.
For more information, call 885-1165 or 885-8071.
Decoration Day slated
Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Crystal community will observe Decoration Day Sunday, with worship at 11 a.m. and a potluck meal following at noon. The cemetery committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Larry Nichols and the congregation invite the community to join them.
For more information, call 796-0639 or 796-0223.
To mark anniversary
Dr. Marvin Mercer and his wife, Sherri, will be honored on their 19th anniversary of service at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 112 Roach St. in South Fulton Sunday. The Rev. Wayne Isbell of Lexington, Ky., will speak at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Quinton Smith of Historical First Baptist Church in Millington will be in the pulpit at 3.
The community is invited to attend.
Prayer event set
The National Day of Prayer observance will be at noon May 5 at the Obion County Courthouse in Union City. The Rev. Lee Williams of First Assembly of God in Radcliff, Ky., will be the speaker for this annual event.
The community is invited to attend.
Bake sale planned
United Methodist Women of Kenton United Methodist Church will host a fund-raising bake sale Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., on the sidewalk downtown in front of Kenton Drug Co.
Proceeds will go to Reelfoot Rural Ministries.
Crabtree to preach
Dr. Charles T. Crabtree will be the speaker Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m. at Union City First Assembly of God, located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave.
He has pastored churches for 25 years and in 1988 was appointed national director of the Decade of the Harvest evangelistic and discipleship effort. He served as assistant general superintendent of the denomination for 14 years and in 2007 accepted the presidency of Zion Bible College.
He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and around the world as a convention and pulpit speaker and has authored seven books on theology, pastoral ministry, church development and discipleship.
He is married to the former Ramona Hudgins, an accomplished pianist and recording artist.
They have three married daughters and 11 grandchildren.