Baptist Union City Holds New Year’s Blessing Service

From left, Skipper Bondurant, The Rev. Glenn Watts, The Rev. Ron Gray, The Rev. Curtis McLendon, The Rev. Ezra Johnson, The Rev. Roger Shock and Chaplain Michael Dennison.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and the Obion County Ministerial Association recently joined together for the 2024 Baptist Union City New Year’s Blessing service. The Rev. Roger Shock of First Methodist Church in Union City provided an encouraging message for hospital leaders and some frontline team members in attendance.

Reverends from several churches in Union City and Chaplain Michael Dennison, director of pastoral care for Baptist Union City, provided prayers. The Rev. Glenn Watts of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church offered prayers for healing. Chaplain Dennison extended prayers for preaching, and The Rev. Ron Gray of First Church of God gave prayers for teaching.

The Rev. Ezra Johnson of Greater Bethel Church of God in Christ in Union City offered prayers for hospital requests. The hospital received 1,063 prayer requests from the community in 2023. These requests were displayed during the service along with the 1,222 prayer requests received in 2022.

Skipper Bondurant, Baptist Union City CEO and administrator, spoke and provided the scripture 2 Chronicles 15:7 as inspiration for the new year: “But as for you be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.”

The Rev. Curtis McLendon, retired minister of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Tiptonville, officiated the annual hospital charge. Baptist Union City leaders recommitted themselves and their work to the mission, vision and values of Baptist Memorial Health Care.