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LIFESTYLES EDITOR kali bolle For many Christians, Sunday marks the beginning of the religious season known as Advent that involves spending time in spiritual preparation for remembering the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin “adventus,” meaning “arrival” or “coming,” particularly of something having great importance. In the Christian faith, many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of Jesus Christ.
Tullahoma’s First Assembly of God will welcome Mike Motley to lead the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Motley discovered his musical gifts during the Brownsville revival, learned to play the piano, and was mentored by worship leader, Lindell Cooley. After only a few months of learning music, he entered into worship ministry by serving as the worship leader in the Hearts Ablaze youth ministry at Brownsville
REV. STEPHEN YATES First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma will hold an installation service at 5 p.m. Sunday for its new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Stephen G. Yates. The service is open to the community; a reception will follow. Yates is a 1998 graduate of Vanderbilt University Divinity School. His first pastorate was at First Presbyterian Church in Rockwood, where he served for four years. In August of 2002, he
Grace Baptist Church will welcome Southern Baptist Convention president the Rev. Fred Luter Jr. for a special service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. “We have had him scheduled (to visit) for a long time and are excited to have him at the church. We invite the public to come out and hear Mr. Luter speak,” said the Rev. Tim McGehee, senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church. Luther, the
First United Methodist Church is planning out its Wednesday fall programming schedule, called “Extend the Table.” The full slate of activities will begin on Aug. 14. Wednesday evening programming, said the Rev. Paul Purdue, senior pastor, “will prayerfully bring together families around the table, not just for a meal, but for fellow-ship, devotion and prayer. It will be a time when activities in the church cease and every-one focuses on
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ): “Table Talk: a casual, conversational celebration around God’s Table begins Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the church Annex, 201 NW Atlantic St. This service is particularly directed toward those who are unable to attend a regular church service on Sunday mornings though anyone is welcome to participate. Gathering around tables, worshippers will join with one another in conversation about Jesus’ parables, hear music from
Grace Baptist Church Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Friday. Childcare for birth through three is available. Grace will celebrate Easter with three identical worship services on Sunday at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Grace Baptist Church is located at 1901 Ovoca Road. www.graceintullahoma.com St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Holy Week services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Stations of the Cross; 5 p.m. Thursday Mass of the