Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:51 pm
The Messenger, December 10, 2009
The Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will present a Christmas musical entitled “One Small Child” at 11 a.m. Sunday. The cantata features beloved carols and original music created and arranged by Tom Fettke. Soloists Adam Campbell and Sally Tanner will add to the songs sung by the 19-voice choir with accompaniment by Norma Adams.
Dr. Roger Reid, pastor, will narrate. The cantata will be conducted by Barry T. Adams, director of music.
All are invited to attend this special worship service, a spokesman said. The church is located at 631 East Church St.
Christmas musical set
Union City First Assembly of God will present a children’s Christmas musical Sunday at 5 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy “Meet Me at the Manger.” A Christmas treat box will be given to all children attending the evening.
The Rev. Tommy Hall is pastor and the church is located at 1810 Pleasant Valley Ave.
Cantata at Liberty
A Christmas cantata, “Emmanual, Celebrating Hea-ven’s Child,” will be presented at Liberty Baptist Church at the intersection of highways 166 and 781 South near Fulton Sunday at 5 p.m. The program will be presented by the adult choir and directed by Chris Puckett. The public is invited to attend.
The Rev. Jim Keeling is pastor.
‘Joy’ to be the focus
“The Wonder of Christmas: Celebrate the Joy” will be presented by Calvary Baptist Church Worship and Youth Choirs Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The musical, written and arranged by Phil Barfoot and Dave Williamson, is a celebration of music, all dedicated to the glory of God. The songs are packed with warm nostalgic moments, fresh contemporary settings, fun “surprises,” seasonal favorites and special moments of worship, according to a spokesman.
The musical is under the direction of the Rev. Luke Parker, minister of music, and the community is invited to attend. The Rev. Melvin Poe is pastor.
The church is located at 2250 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City.
Church program planned
Antioch Union Church in the Crystal community will host a Christmas program Sunday at 5 p.m. The program is titled “True Meaning of Christmas.”
There will be a fellowship time following the program, with finger foods for members of the congregation and guests, and Santa Claus will make a special visit.
The Rev. Walt Asher is pastor.
The third annual Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., at Union City First United Pentecostal Church, located at 1105 Edwards St. The bazaar will feature homemade baked and canned goods, candy, craft items, Christmas decor and ornaments, new and used merchandise, antiques and other “special” bargains.
Breakfast will be served from 9-10:30 and there will be soup, chili and dessert for lunch.
Mount Zion musical set
Mount Zion United Methodist Church will present a Christmas cantata, “The Christ Miracle,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Catherine Roberts will direct the special performance, with Jane Moore serving as pianist.
The church is located at 5576 Mount Zion Road near Union City.
The Rev. Hugh Barksdale and the congregation invite the community to attend this inspirational Christmas program and to enjoy refreshments following the presentation.
Bethlehem to be focus
“Little Bethlehem,” presented by the congregations of Pleasant Valley and Shady Grove United Methodist churches, will be open to the public Dec. 18-20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley location at 1422 Pleasant Valley Ave. in Union City. The free 10-minute guided tour through the village of Bethlehem, presented as it might have appeared 2,000 years ago at the time of the birth of Jesus, has become a favorite holiday tradition for many families in the area.
Those taking part are reminded they can donate non-perishable food items to help needy families in this area.
Refreshments will be served.
The Rev. Kenny Locke, pastor of the churches, and the congregations invite the community to join them and celebrate the birth of the Savior.
‘Hope’ service set
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Rives, pastored by the Rev. Mickey Hanks, welcomes the community to the presentation by their adult choir of “Hope Has Hands” Sunday at 10:45 a.m.