The Rev. James Wotherspoon, pastor of First Baptist Church, is retiring.
Sunday will be Wotherspoon’s final Sunday worship service.
A farewell dinner and program for Wotherspoon and his wife Betsie, is planned at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the church.
Chilcotes speaking Sunday
The Reverends Bill and Ann Chilcote will be guest speakers at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Prophetic Kingdom Gathering at the Best Western Fairfield Inn conference room.
Bill Chilcote has a heart for revival and shares the love of God to each person with words of encouragement and prophesy.
The Lightning and Thunder Ministry “Prophetic Kingdom Gathering,” led by Richard and Rose Kessler, is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the Best Western.
Jazz service set Sunday
First Presbyterian Church will present a special worship service featuring the Fairfield All Star Jazz Band at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
The Rev. Joe Phipps, pastor of the church, invites the community to attend the enlightening and inspirational service. Phipps will mix scripture and an inspirational message, with special music performed by the 16-piece jazz ensemble.
Songs to be performed include: “Away In a Manger,” “Joy To the World,” Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “O Holy Night” and other jazz arrangements of familiar Christmas carols.
Members of the Fairfield All Star Jazz Band performing for the service include: Jay Stookesbury, Ken Burns, Rodger Gillaspie, Kaeli Ferguson, Francis Thicke, Jeff Six, Arvin Bogaards, Benjamin Boender, Zach Reiter, Mark McCabe, Gerry Runyon, Steve Swygard, Tim Nelson, Claudia Sloat and Ken Norton.
Following the service, Mary Phillips and women of the church will be serving lunch. Reservations are requested, but not required. Call the church office at 472-4315.
A freewill offering will be accepted. All proceeds from the lunch will go to the Ron Prill Scholarship Fund.
Gamma Circle meeting
The Gamma Circle of First Presbyterian Church is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the home of Vera Young.
Young will be hostess and have the program. Sandy Gallaspie will be co-hostess. Frieda Dill will have devotions.