Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:05 pm
The Messenger, July 28, 2011
Whisnants to sing
The Whisnants will make a rare West Tennessee appearance at Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Doors will open at 10. There will be no charge, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Caren Jordan at (731) 414-8277 or at email@example.com.
Church to host
The women of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church at 1106 East Vine St. in Union City will host their second Women’s Conference Aug. 11-14.
Registration for the conference is $15 and may be paid in advance or at the door.
The conference will begin on Thursday night at 6:30 with a praise and worship service, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. On Friday evening at 7, the speaker will be co-pastor Pearlie Hardin of Greater Deliverance Ministries of Fulton.
Sessions will begin on Saturday morning at 8 with “Morning Manna.” The speaker will be Kimberly Abram of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and her presentation will be followed by several workshops.
The featured speaker for the luncheon on Saturday will be Thelma Nelms, founder and executive director of Mission Possible Inc. in Memphis.
On Sunday Dr. Lula Mae Harper of Albany, Ga., will bring the morning message. The theme for the conference is “Claiming Our Inheritance.”
Special day planned
Mt. Olive Baptist Church in the Crystal community will begin hosting fifth Sunday special services known as Friend and Family Day this week, when there will be special music and singing featured at the 11 a.m. service.
A fellowship meal will follow and more singing will be featured. The community is invited to attend and meet the new pastor, the Rev. Steve Carr, and his family.
The congregation is also hosting Vacation Bible School today and Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.
Children will be welcome at this special summer event.
Pinnell to speak
The Rev. Jim Pinnell of Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be the guest speaker Sunday at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 631 East Church St.
The congregation will meet for prayer at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10, Holy Grounds coffee fellowship at 10:40 and morning workshop at 11.
A fifth Sunday potluck is planned for 5 p.m., with the church providing barbecue and beverages and those attending encouraged to bring side dishes and dessert.
Pinnell and his wife, Carol, have been married for 33 years and have three adopted sons and four foster sons, in addition to eight grandchildren and an eagerly-awaited great-grandchild.
He has served the Gleason congregation the past 11 years and is a 1984 graduate of Bethel University in McKenzie. He completed the program of alternate studies in 1998 and has been serving Cumberland Presbyterian churches since that time.
He also has private work experience as a police officer, security guard, construction worker, substitute teacher, civil service employee and truck driver.
His sermon will be based on Matthew 1:18-25 and he suggests it could be titled “Christmas in July.”
The morning worship service will be broadcast live on WOBT-TV at 11 a.m.
The community is invited to join the congregation for any or all opportunities to worship and study God’s word.
Revival to begin
Mt. Zion United Meth-odist Church, located at 5576 Mt. Zion Road near Union City, will host its annual revival Sunday through Wednesday. There will be a light meal Sunday evening at 5:30 and worship services will begin each evening at 7.
Homemade ice cream will be served Wednesday when the service is over, as is the long-standing custom at the church.
A nursery will be available for all services and the Mt. Zion choir will sing each night and will also welcome guest singers every evening.
The theme for the revival will be “Living in the Spirit” and Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson, nationally known speaker and writer, will open the revival on Sunday night. She will have copies of her books available for sale and for signing.
Week night speakers will be certified lay ministers of the United Methodist Church, including Sherry Daugherty from Union City Monday and Anita Hayslett and Cathy Barnett, both from Martin, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
The community is invited to attend and share in the time of worship, singing, prayer and fellowship while hearing God’s word proclaimed with power and celebrating the power of the people in the pews, a spokesman said.
One-night revival set
The Rev. Kevin Hardin will be the guest speaker for a one-night revival Saturday at 7 at Brown Chapel AME Church, located at 801 East College St. in Union City. Hardin and his congregation from Greater Deliverance Ministries in Fulton and Bishop Nolan Hardin will be special guests.