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Two backpack giveaways to aid local children

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TCC to donate thousands of backpacks Deserving young students in Bartlett will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., is partnering with A Wireless to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. More than 1,300 participating […]

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Beverly Bros. perform in Bartlett

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Harmony Church of Bartlett hosted a community concert featuring the Beverly Brothers on July 17. They provided music and lyrics from a variety of musical styles that brought back many memories of the past, including ’50s and ’60s music, pop, rock, country and gospel. Organizers said attendance was good, and everyone joined in on two […]

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Pastors’ network: ‘Christian values have been under attack’

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WHITLEYVILLE, Tenn. — Dale Walker, president of The Tennessee Pastors Network, invited multiple state legislators to this past weekend’s Religious Freedom Sunday at the McCormick Ridge Holiness Church in Whitleyville. Walker is an outspoken advocate for pastor engagement in policy matters that relate to traditional Christian values. “Christianity and Christian values have been under attack […]

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Church bids farewell to beloved admin after 4 decades of service

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Historic moments bracket Ada Holmes Person’s four decades of service to her church. When she first came to work at Decatur-Trinity Christian Church in Bartlett, her nation was amidst its 1976 bicentennial celebrations. Now, 40 years later at age 79, while her city is marking its 150th anniversary, she is stepping down from her role […]

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Bartlett church plays music for patriotic souls

The music Friday night was about all things American for the Patriotic Pops Organ Concert at the Catholic Church of the Nativity in Bartlett. The free event was at 7:30 p.m. with a reception afterward. Featured performers were Dr. Scott Elsholz and Tyrus R. Legge Jr. on organ and Melissa Warwell on flute and piccolo. […]

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Book signings this week in Memphis

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Relationship book author to sign in Memphis Author Rebecca Gregory will sign books 1-3 p.m. June 18 at Caritas Village, 2509 Harvard Ave, Memphis. Gregory, a resident of West Memphis, Ark., will be available to sign copies of her book, BLISS: Believing Love Is Something Supernatural. Is this you and your spouse? Caught up in […]

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Memphis author inspires young readers’ thankfulness

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Author Dyanner Brown of Memphis has announced the nationwide release of her new children’s book, What Do I Have to be Thankful for? — A Keturah’s Room Book. This is the first in a seven-book series about Keturah, who is filled with imaginative wonderment about being thankful after she hears her pastor talking about the […]

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Beverly Brothers to perform July 17 in Bartlett

Harmony Church of Bartlett has announced an afternoon of entertainment with the Beverly Brothers on July 17. The event will start at 5 p.m. at the church, located at 5705 Stage Road, Suite 225. They will present songs from a variety of genres, including ’50s and ’60s, country, folk, ballads and gospel favorites. The public […]

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United Methodists to gather for 2016 conference June 19-22

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United Methodists from throughout West Tennessee and Western Kentucky will gather June 19-22 in Jackson, Tenn., for the 2016 Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Northside United Methodist Church at 2571 North Highland will host the event. As many as 750 delegates, along with family, friends and special guests, will gather to worship, […]

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Church grew from ‘Bush Harbor’ with community pride

Editor’s note: This series will run weekly throughout 2016 to highlight Bartlett’s history in honor of its 150th anniversary this year. The Educational Annex The church’s Educational Annex was formerly the Bartlett Elementary School, which opened in 1910 for grades 1-6 with two classrooms and a chapel. During 1914-1916, another classroom was added. In 1924 […]

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