The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 14, 2012

Church briefs (May 12 on)

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin

~ The annual spring tailgate sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the parking lot at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2616 S. Connecticut Ave.

The event will feature more than 20 sellers.

Proceeds from the space rentals will support the youth of the church. The event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Details: 624-0333.

~ A benefit for Debbie McBee, who is fighting against Huntington’s Disease, is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, 2700 E. 44th St.

The event includes a pancake breakfast, chili and spaghetti feed, silent auction and a variety of vendors from the Four-State Area.

McBee is a cancer survivor, wife, mother and grandmother. Because of having previously survived cancer, it has been hard for her to get insurance again after her previous policy came to an end. Her new insurance started April 2012 but will not help with the substantial existing bills and will only cover 90 days of rehabilitation expenses.

Donations also are being accepted by calling 918-314-9468.

~ A gospel sing is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at the People’s Home Mission, 411 E. Ninth St.

Individuals and groups are invited to participate.

Details: 624-1630.

~ Souls Harbor, 817 S. Main St., will host Betty Bower today. Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited to the fellowship.

Bower has owned and operated Betty’s Laundry for 35 years. She was a longtime assistant to Thora Shaw (also known as the jail house mom) in her ministry at Central Assembly, Souls Harbor and the jail. Bower gives her testimony at area churches and ladies meetings.

Details: 623-7927.

~ The pulpit search committee of Unity Baptist Church will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 615 Minnesota Ave.

The committee will announce a recommendation to church members. All church members are invited to attend.

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