The public is invited to join Pastor Ernest L. Reid, Jr., and members of Second Missionary Baptist Church for the annual Senior Citizens’ Day Celebration on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The theme for the occasion is “Living Our Lives by God’s Holy Rules,” using the scriptural background of Colossians 3:5-17.
The 8 a.m. speaker will be Pastor Reid, with the Praise Choir rendering music. At the 10:45 a.m. service, the guest speaker will be native Chattanoogan, the Rev. Johnny R. Watson, Sr., retired servant of the African Methodist Episcopal church. Rev.
Rev. Watson’s ministry spans several years of service in the A.M.E. church as pastor and visionary. His pastoral assignments in the East Tennessee Conference have included Friendship and Powell Chapel, Pulaski, Tn., St. James and Allen Temple, Chattanooga and Bethel A.M.E. Church in Knoxville. He humbly acknowledges “to God be the Glory,” while embracing his theme song’s favorite line, “If I can help somebody… then my living will not be in vain.”
Rev. Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr. is pastor. The annual color theme of the day is yellow and white.
For more information, call the church at 423-624-9097.