Month of October
Sunday evening church service is held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3099 West Union Road at 6 p.m. in the Family Living Center. A pot luck dinner follows the bible study. Children’s activities and youth activities start at 6 p.m. and finish at 7 p.m., just in time for dinner. Come join us for singing, fellowship, bible study and food. Currently, the theme of Bible study is the “Job – Beyond the Ashes” Series. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.
Jordan’s Lighthouse Ministries presents its grand opening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6646 Highway 51 Suite A in Millington. It’s located next door to Plantation Oaks Hotel. There will be thrifts, gifts and java along with live music, refreshments and treasures. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
The Millington Ecumenical Bazaar will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church Street, in Millington. There will be all kinds of crafts, canned goods, jellies, home made baked goods, breads and candy. There will also be White Elephant item. Come and support your local churches. Breakfast and lunch will be served for a small fee. For more information, call Susan Howard at 835-2426.
Millington City Beautiful Gardening Seminar will be held Saturday at 11 a.m at Millington Farmer’s Market. The speaker will be Linda Lanier, Memphis Area Master Gardener and president of the Hydrangea Society, discussing “Hydrangeas.” The seminar is offered free to the public and will conclude the season. For more information, call 872-2609.
West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church is holding their annual Fish Fry on Saturday. The fish fry is sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship. Fish will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Eat in or carry out is available. For more information, call 876-5757 ext 3.
The Rosemark Church of God in Christ will be celebrating 80 years of ministry on Oct. 13 with Pastor John B. Smith and his wife Carol. The event will start at 11:15 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Ender Hope Austin III (Bethesda COGIC in Las Vegas). Then at 3 p.m. the speaker will be Pastor Earl Shannon (St. Luke COGIC in Olive Branch, Miss.). The church is located at 8815 Millington-Arlington Road in Millington. For more information, call 829-4106 or visit www.rosemarkministries.org.
The Millington Book Chat Club will meet in the home of Mrs. George Harvell, Jr. at 7 p.m. Scott Graves from Booksellers Book Store will review the new books for 2013-2014. For information, call 872-7812.
Kids in Christ the King is a youth program at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It is a program for youth ages 3-17 years old. It will meet on Oct.16 at 6 p.m. and the theme for dinner is
“PJ Party.” Dinner will cooked by the Men’s Fellowship. For more information, call 876-5757, ext 3.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1382 meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, at Old Timers Restaurant in Millington. The guest speaker will be Stacie Ledridge, Field Service Representative, Federal Employees Program for BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee. She will discuss the upcoming benefit/rate changes for 2014. For more information, call Carolyn Cribbis at 413-7123.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church will hold its Annual Barbeque Dinner on Saturday. Dinner will include pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and dessert. Take outs will start at noon with sit down service from 4:30-7 p.m. St. Anne’s is located at 4063 Sykes Road in Millington. For more information, call 872-0303.
Oct. 25- 27
The Seventh Annual RiverArtsFest, downtown in historic South Main Arts District. Art for sale by more than 190 juried fine artists from across the nation, nearly 40 music acts across three stages, hands-on art activities for all ages, artist demonstrations, and plenty of food and beverages. Opens Trolley Tour Night. Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., free admission; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an admission fee; Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an admission fee. Kids under 10 are free. For schedule and more information, visit www.riverartsmemphis.org
The Millington Library Board will meet in regular session on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Millington Public Library. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Sue Nan Hartley at 872-1608.
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band with special guest Danny Rodriquez and Scott Lobaido will be in concert with proceeds helping to build a “smart home” for Cpl. Christian Brown. After leading 163 combat missions as squad leader, Brown stepped on an Improvised Explosive Devise in Kajaki, Afghanistan. He sustained multi-trauma to both hands and arms, as well as lost both his legs. The concert benefiting the Munford resident will be held Friday, Nov. 1 at the Memphis Convention Center. For ticket information, call 800-293-5949 or visit www.operationcb.com
The Historic Ruffin Theater presents the Memphis Symphony Orchestra Big Band Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at Covington/Tipton Countyu Chamber of Commerce and South Tipton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be available online at www.ruffintheater.org. The Ruffin is located at 113 W. Pleasant Ave. in Covington. For more information, call 290-8225.
Come “PULL for a special kid” at the ULTIMATE tug-of-war challenge, the 17th Annual Plane Pull and Fall Festival. Join Special Kids and Families on Saturday, November 2nd at the Millington Regional Jetport for this fun filled day! Gates open at 9 a.m., and the main event of Man versus Plane starts at 10 am. You don’t want to miss watching the adult and youth teams compete by pulling a 727 FedEx jet and a 32,000 pound FedEx ATR feeder aircraft. All proceeds benefit Special Kids and Families, so join in on the competition by forming a team today! This year will be the first ever Plane Pull Fall Festival featuring KidZone, Touch-A-Truck, Crafts Fair & Food Truck Vendors. For more information, contact Dynisha Woods at 901-683-8787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.planepullmemphis.com for detailed event information.
The Bolton Full Gospel Church
The church was founded in the mid-1950s in the community of Bolton. In 1956, services were being held in a one-room schoolhouse on Brunswick Road. A dream of the early founders, Brother John Edgar Jolly being one, was to build a church. They prayed and a 10-acre lot on the corner of Pleasant Ridge and Ricks Roads became available for purchase. It was set in motion, and the dream became a reality when the “old” sanctuary was completed and dedicated Oct. 20, 1963. We have held our homecomings the first Sunday of October ever since. This Oct. 6 will be the 50th year BFG Church has been on this corner: A great asset to this community; a beautiful place of worship. Give all the glory to Jesus. If you know of anyone who would like to come, give them a call. Or, give us their address or phone number and the church will give them a personal invitation. The church needs your help in making this a great celebration. For more information, visit the website www.boltonfullgospelchurch.org; e-mail: email@example.com; or call 872-2744 or Bettye Perkins 302-0118.