Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:12 pm
The Messenger, July 9, 2009
Women’s event slated
The Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection will host its “Let Freedom Ring” luncheon Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Joe’s Steakhouse near Union City.
“Wear your red, white and blue and join us in our patriotic celebration,” a spokesman said. “Our special feature from Majestic Travel will be Diane Schmeltzer from our own Martin area. We will climb aboard the Liberty Train as she shares places for us to visit. Singing words with a freedom theme will be Sarah Triplett from Union City and the speaker for the luncheon will be Marketi Perry from Danville, Ky. She entitles her presentation ‘Breaking Free.’”
All women are welcome to attend. The $9.50 ticket price includes buffet, drink and tip. Walk ins are welcome or reservations can be made by Monday morning by calling (731) 587-3915, 885-9029, (731) 479-2979 or 479-8020.
E-mail requests for information or registration may be sent to Maurine Hickman at email@example.com.
The program is sponsored by the Ken-Tenn Women’s Connection is association with Stonecroft Inc.
Pastor to be honored
Bells Chapel CME Church at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton will honor the pastor, the Rev. Eric McKinney Sr., and First Lady Kimberly McKinney Sunday at 3 p.m. with the annual pastor’s appreciation service.
Special guest will be Bishop Nolan Hardin of Greater Deliverance Ministries in Fulton.
Everyone is welcome.
Decoration Day set
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Decoration Day will be July 18, with a potluck meal at noon. Those attending are reminded to bring lunch and lawn chairs. The cemetery is located in Graves County, Ky., on Mount Pleasant Church Road about two miles north of Pilot Oak, Ky., just off Highway 129.
Donations to help with the upkeep of the cemetery are welcome and may be given to a committee trustee that day or mailed to: Mount Pleasant Cemetery Fund, in care of Laura Davis, 9584 Fields Road, South Fulton, TN 38257.
Trustees are Laura Davis, Darrell Fuqua, Gene Murphey, Gayle Russell and Charles Shelby.
Phillips to speak
Marvin Phillips from Tulsa, Okla., will be guest speaker for Missions Sunday at Exchange Street Church of Christ Sunday. He will preach during the 9 a.m. worship service and speak to a combined adult class at 10:30.
Phillips was senior minister of Garnett Church of Christ in Tulsa from 1970 to 1996, when he founded Marvin Phillips Ministries. From 1976 to 1996, he was director of the Tulsa International Soul Winning Workshop and he still speaks there every year. He was a missionary to Australia from 1962 to 1970 and has made several trips back.
Since 1986, Phillips has made 25 missions trips to South Africa, the most recent in February, when he was involved in the various ministries overseen by Patrick Kenee, who is sponsored by Exchange Street Church of Christ. Currently, his main projects are “Bibles for Africa” (a million free Bibles) and “Dehydrated Soup Project” (a million servings, so far). The public is invited to attend Missions Sunday to learn of these and the many other foreign and domestic missions supported by Exchange Street Church of Christ. For more information, call 885-1507 or 885-5735.
To honor Long
First Apostolic Church of Union City at 2113 West Main St. will be honoring their new pastor, the Rev. Shane Long, and his family Sunday. Long is a native of Obion County and has pastored locally in the non-denominational ministry. His wife, Kristy, is a second-grade teacher at Union City Elementary School. They have three children: Audrey, 11, and David, 9, who attend UCES, and Natalie, 2.
In addition to honoring the congregation’s new pastor and his family, there will be special recognition for the church’s two high school graduates, Brittany Lindsay and Abby Long.
Everyone is invited to come and worship Sunday and enjoy a meal in the fellowship hall immediately after morning worship, a spokesman said.
The annual “Union Revival” for Troy United Methodist Church and Troy Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be Sunday through Wednesday. Troy United Methodist Church will host the event. The Sunday service will be at 6 p.m. and week night services will be at 7. The evangelist will be the Rev. Daniel Tilly.
The community is invited to attend.
Friendship Freewill Baptist Church will host homecoming services Sunday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Charles Crumble from Clinton, Ky., as the guest speaker. He will be joined by his congregation and a meal will be served as soon as guests arrive after the morning worship service.
The Rev. Philip Sanders is pastor.