Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:24 pm
The Messenger, August 25, 2011
CP speaker noted
Members of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church will begin Sunday services at the church with prayer at 9:45 a.m. for the congregation, the worship service, the church and the nation. Sunday school will follow at 10, with worship at 11. The latter will be broadcast live on WOBT-TV. Holy Grounds coffee fellowship with coffee, doughnuts and good conversation will take place at 10:40.
The Rev. Corey Cummings, associate pastor for youth and families at Milan Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be the guest speaker and will address the parable of the sower found in Matthew 13:1-9. The title for his sermon will be “What Kind of Dirt?”
Cummings grew up in Parsons and graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary. His wife, Kate, is a student at Bethel University.
The community is invited to attend the church, located at 631 East Church St.
Homecoming event set
Bells Chapel CME Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will celebrate homecoming Sunday at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Elder Margaret Pettigrew of United Church of the Living God in Fulton.
The Rev. Claudette Snorton and the congregation invite the community to attend.
Free car wash set
The youth at Faith Lutheran Church, located at 2012 Reelfoot Ave. in Union City, will host a free car wash Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Vacuuming will be available upon request and donations will be accepted and used for future youth gatherings.
To mark homecoming
New Hope Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, beginning with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and continuing with worship at 11 and a meal at 1:30 p.m.
The Rev. Leroy Brent and the congregation of Fairview Baptist Church in Mayfield, Ky., will be special guests, with Brent to speak at 3. The Rev. Ron Smith and the congregation invite the community to attend.
Tearing down walls
“Need to remodel and tear down some walls? Then come join us Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.,” says a spokesman for Pentecostal Tabernacle in Water Valley, Ky.
The church will be sponsoring a free women’s conference with Niki Mayes and Katherine Mayes as guest speakers. A meal will follow the morning service on Saturday.
For more information, call 446-8263.
Family/Friend Day set
Family and Friend Day will be celebrated Sunday at 3 p.m. at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, located on the corner of Ury and Harrison streets in Union City.
Elder Willie Burnett and the congregation will be hosting the Rev. Johnny Jones of St. John No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Newbern, who will be the guest speaker.
The community is invited to attend.
Church offers help
Union City Second Baptist Church, located at 831 Everett Blvd., is offering a fall semester that features a variety of classes. These include:
• Bible — prayer meeting
• Discipleship – read the Bible for life
• Evangelism — bring someone with you
• Marriage — from anger to intimacy
• Parenting – parenting your teenagers
• Adults — caring for aging loved ones
• Women — morning will come
• Cancer support — everyday strength
• Grief Share
• Divorce Care
Classes are on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and are open to anyone who is interested.
The Divorce Care session is a Christian-based support group for divorcing or divorced individuals and is moderated by Pam Murphy, a licensed mental health service provider. The 13-week session is a place to find help, discover hope and experience healing, according to a spokesman.
Children in families going through divorce are also offered a place to help them find their way through the difficult time through the Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K) program led by Mrs. Murphy at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
For more information about any programs, call 885-5223 or visit the Facebook site at Second BC-CLU.
To celebrate anniversary
Alamo Baptist Church, located in the Hop-In community near Rives, will celebrate 125 years of service to God Sunday, with worship to begin at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday school will be dismissed because of the many other events set for the day.
The Rev. Donald Doster will bring the morning message and Sterling Peery will lead singing. A fellowship meal will follow the worship service and The Finchers will present a gospel music concert at 1:30 p.m.
The community is invited to join the congregation for this special day of celebration of the love in Christ.
Choir event slated
Union City Second Baptist Church sanctuary choir will present “Songs That Changed the Church” Sunday at 6 p.m. in celebration of the church’s 60th anniversary.
The public is invited to join the congregation for this night of praise and worship, according to the pastor, the Rev. Eddie Mallonee, and the music director, Barry Keathley.
The church is located at 831 North Everett Blvd.
Dramatic event slated
Rives’ Bashan Baptist Church will present the play, “The Old Ship of Zion,” Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The performance will be based on scripture from Acts 27:31, “Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.”
“All are welcome to come and help us lift the name of Jesus and put the devil in its place. You are sure to have a wonderful, enlightening experience,” a spokesman said.
The Rev. Rozelle Dotstry is pastor.
Gospel singing set
Earnest Brooke is sponsoring the McKenzie Spiritual Aires and several other groups for a gospel singing event Saturday at 7 p.m. at Church of Jesus for All.
The church is located at 817 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Union City. The community is invited to attend.
The Rev. Harry Hayes is pastor.