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Churches invited to Union for special Oct. 7 service

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 15, 2009 – Union University is inviting churches from West Tennessee to participate in a special Wednesday evening service Oct. 7 as part of the “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals and the Future of Denominationalism” conference.

Robert Smith, professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, will be the speaker for the 7 p.m. service in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel.

“We are excited about bringing members of the West Tennessee community to join the conferees and Union students in a time of worship and praise together,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “The music, led by Chris Mathews, and the preaching, by Robert Smith, one of the truly great preachers of our day, will help us join together in giving thanks for God’s blessings on our heritage, even as we look forward toward a blessed future.

“We are hopeful about all sessions of this important conference, but we are especially looking forward to the time of worship together.”

The Oct. 6-9 conference will recognize the 400th anniversary of the Baptist movement and will feature such evangelical leaders including Duane Litfin, Michael Lindsay, Timothy George and Albert Mohler, among others.

More information about the conference is available at www.uu.edu/events/baptistfuture. The Oct. 7 service is free and open to the public.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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