Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 7:52 am
The Messenger, August 20, 2009
Homecoming events set
Bells Chapel C.M.E. Church, located at 207 North Highland Drive in Fulton, will celebrate homecoming Sunday at 3 p.m. Their special guests will be the congregation from House of Hope Ministries in Paducah, Ky. The Rev. Michael Pryor will bring the message and a meal will be served upon the arrival of guests, a spokesman said, adding that everyone is welcome.
The Rev. Eric McKinney Sr. is pastor.
Revival services set
Johnson Grove Baptist Church, located at 8135 Chapel Hill Road near South Fulton, will be in revival beginning Sunday at 6 p.m. and continuing through Wednesday at 7 each evening.
The evangelist will be the Rev. Rick Burton from Woodland Mills First Baptist Church and worship leaders will be Bud and Barbara Lee.
Casual dress will the style and a nursery will be available. Everyone is welcome, a spokesman said.
Special ‘challenge’ planned
Representatives of Teen Challenge of Memphis will be at Manna Ministries on the Ken-Tenn Highway near Union City Sunday at 10:30 a.m. These young adults will be sharing their message of overcoming addictions to drugs and alcohol through God’s grace and mercy.
Richie and Stephanie Turnbow will also provide special music.
The community is invited to attend and hear these special testimonies from former substance abusers, according to the pastor, the Rev. Ruth Green.
Divorce Care to begin
A new Divorce Care for Adults and Kids session has begun at Union City Second Baptist Church, located at 831 Everett Blvd.
Pam Avery Murphy will be leading Divorce Care for Kids, suitable for those from 5-12 years old who need help and healing because of divorce in their families, from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. The session for adults who are experiencing separation and divorce will begin at 6 p.m. Workbooks for adults are $10.
Sessions for adults will include “What’s Happening to Me?” “New Relationships,” “The Road to Healing,” “Forgiveness,” “Financial Survival,” “Moving On and Growing Closer to God,” and “Facing Your Depression and Loneliness.”
To register or for more information, call 885-5223.
Bishop to visit
The Right Rev. Don E. Johnson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee, will make his annual visit to St. James Episcopal Church in Union City Sunday.
The public is invited to join the congregation for worship at 10:30 a.m. A potluck meal will follow.
The Rev. Donald Brooks is pastor.
Revival will open
A revival will be in progress Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, located at 2221 Oakshire Road in Union City. The Rev. Donald Coomes, who has been preaching for 25 years, and the Rev. Lou Coomes, who has eight years in the pulpit, will be preaching and delivering the Word of God, a spokesman said.
“We are expecting great things to take place. The community is invited to attend and hear this anointed man and woman of God,” said the pastor, the Rev. Angie Simbeck. For more information, contact her at 885-6324.
Jubilee events slated
Reelfoot Baptist Church will host “Jubilee” events Saturday at 1926 West Highway 22 near Troy.
This all-day celebration will begin with breakfast at 7:45, will include lunch at 11:45 and will close with supper at 5. In between there will be “wonderful music and preaching,” a spokesman said.
Guest speakers include the Revs. Terry Griffin of Bible Union Baptist Church near Martin, Bob Copeland of Beech Springs Baptist Church in Gleason, Jason Griggs of Dyer First Baptist Church and James Kinsey of Union City’s Sunswept Baptist Church. The Joylanders, The McEwens and Reelfoot Baptist Church choir will provide the special music.
To honor men
Bashan Baptist Church in Rives will host Men’s Day Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Timothy White, associate pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Kenton, will be the speaker. The Rev. Willie Pounds, pastor of the Kenton church, and his congregation will be special guests.
The Rev. Rozelle Dotstry is the host pastor.
Musical evening planned
A musical evening is planned for Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at Fulton Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located on Parker Road in South Fulton. The program will include gospel and country music and a heartwarming men’s quartet, trios and solos, a spokesman said.
“You will feel so blessed. Please join us for an evening of fun and worship,” a spokesman said.
Dixie Echoes to sing
Martin’s Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 562 Old Troy Road, will host the legendary Dixie Echoes Quartet Sunday at 6 p.m.
For 50 years, the Dixie Echoes have been delivering the gospel message in song across America through their spiritually uplifting musical ministry, a spokesman said. Many may recall their performances on the television show Gospel Singing Jubilee of 1960s.
“This special night will be unforgettable for all. The Dixie Echoes sing songs that raise people’s spirits, bring smiles to faces and make great memories,” the spokesman added.
The Dixie Echoes Quartet features the spectacular sounds of Randy Shelnut singing lead, Pat Barker singing bass, Wesley Smith singing tenor and Randy Shelnut Jr. singing baritone. The quartet is accompanied by pianist Stewart Varnado.
For more information, call (731) 587-5393. The Rev. Mac McCaleb and the fellowship of Pleasant Hill invite the community to attend.