May 5 is launch of 'Music and a Message,' a new worship service from Center UMC in Newbern, TN


By. Dr. Phillip Cook
Center United Methodist Church, Newbern, TN

Center United Methodist Church in Newbern, Tennessee, in the Mississippi River District announces the beginning of a new non-traditional worship experience at a non-traditional time. 

"Music and a Message" will take place the first Saturday night of the month at 6 pm with the first service on Saturday, May 5.   

This new service will feature some new uplifting, upbeat worship songs, as well as old-time favorites. Our music will be lead by two members of the church, Layne Smith and Laura Burroughs. 

Smith recenty returned with her husband, Ken, from Atlanta to her home church. She is a professional singer and songwriter, who divides her time between singing in Nashville and her home in the Newbern area. 

We are seeking to utilize the talents of these two ladies to support our desire to reach the unchurched in our area. 

Our first service will be built off the Blues Brothers' seemingly ridiculous claim -- "We are on a Mission from God" -- where the question will be: Are YOU on a mission from God?  

We invite all to join us for our inaugural service at the church, located at 3932 Edgewood Road, Newbern, TN.  

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