For the fourth year in a row, Carson-Newman University’s forensics team won the Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensics Association state championship. Capturing the university’s ninth state championship in 11 years, the Carson-Newman team placed first with a total of 325 points, while the team from Middle Tennessee State placed second with 165 points.
Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, based in Cordova, and Crossroads Baptist Church, Eads, will present the passion play, “The Scarlet Thread,” April 7-9 in the chapel of Mid-America Seminary. It will be directed by James Whitmire. For more information, contact www.MABTS.edu/PassionPlay or 901-751-8453.
Silver Springs Baptist Church, Mount Juliet, will hold revival services beginning April 9. The preacher will be Phil Glisson of Memphis. For more information, contact the church at 615-758-7853 or email@example.com.
New Market Baptist Church, New Market, will hold its 20th annual “Trail to the Empty Tomb.” This year the outdoor dramatic presentation will be offered Thursday – Saturday, April 13-15, from 8-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Becky Finley at 865-850-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City, will hold its 2017 Spring Evangelism Conference Wednesday – Saturday, April 5-8. D. L. Lowrie, former executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, among others, will speak. For more information, contact 423-538-7814, email@example.com, or www.cgrovebc.com.
Nellie Bolton, 93, of Birmingham, Ala., died Feb. 13. She and her husband, John, who is 101 years old, were in ministry for about 70 years. He was a pastor and director of missions of Salem Baptist Association, based in Liberty, and Lawrence County Baptist Association, based in Lawrenceburg. She was the Young People’s Secretary for Tennessee Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union leading the first camps for Royal Ambassadors and Girls in Action at Tennessee Baptist camp facilities.
Van Reynolds of Bradford is organizing a reunion for missions volunteers who served in Upper Volta/Burkina Faso. The reunion will be held the last week of July. For more information, call Reynolds at 828-506-2977.