Church briefs 11.25

REVIVALS

n Mount Nebo CME Church of Baldwyn will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be Stephen McKinney of Lane Chapel CME Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Carl Z. Jones is the host pastor.

n New Direction Church of the Living God of Saltillo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The speaker will be Pastor Randell Hill of Faith Tabernacle Church. Elder Jimmy Copeland is the host pastor.

MUSIC

n Still Blessed of Smithville will be in concert at these dates and places: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, First Baptist Church, Tupelo; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10, First Baptist Church, Verona; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12, Carnation Baptist Church, Okolona; 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Calvary Assembly, Tupelo; 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Trace Road Baptist Church, Amory.

n Revised will host After Thanksgiving Bash 2006 at 6 p.m. today at The Summit Convention Center in Tupelo. Guests include Stephanie Johnson and The Supreme Voices, the North Mississippi Unity Choir, Minister Chris Hatchett and Still Standing, Redemption, The Mighty Gospel Warriors, and The Brothers. Pastor Nathan Brown is the host.

n The New Gospel Travelers of Calhoun City will celebrate their fourth anniversary with a concert at 6:30 p.m. today at the American Legion Building in Calhoun City. Guests include The New Gospel Travelers, The Jones Brothers, Rejoice, The Aires of Joy, New Zion Male Choir, New Spirit, The Shining Stars, St. Robertson Male Choir, Easter Stars, Sabougla Voices, The Voices of Joy, St. Paul Beasley Male Choir, Tri-County Male Choir and New Jerusalem Choir. Admission is free.

n Bill Monaghan of Amory, The Masters Quartet of Booneville and The Holcomb Sisters of Pontotoc will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at the East Amory Community Center. Donations will be accepted.

n The New Angelic Voices will have a Thanksgiving Gospel Blast at 7 p.m. today at the Golden Gate Church of God in Christ in New Albany. Guests include The Stars of Faith, Tim Frierson & Determined, the Rev. Mayes & The Southern Harmonizers, The Turner Singers, Donald Smith & Company, and The Sanders Brothers. Charles Golden of 92 JAMZ will be the master of ceremonies. A free dinner will be served. Elder Robert Hamilton is the host pastor.

n Red Hill M.B. Church of Blue Springs will celebrate the anniversary of their children’s choir at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Marvin McWhorter and Johnson Chapel M.B. Church of Shannon. The Rev. Willie Bogan is the host pastor.

n The five choirs of Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Baldwyn will present a Unity Fellowship Musical at 3 p.m. Dec. 3. A fellowship dinner will be served after the performance. The Rev. Lincoln E. Bradley is the host pastor.

n The 2006 Gospel Explosion, in memory of the Rev. John Thomas Griffin, will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Union Grove United Methodist Church in Nettleton. Guests include Traveling Stars, Elder Melvin Pinson & Rejoice, New Salem Male Choir, The Family Echoes and The Golden Echoes.

n A Gospel Celebration will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Spring Hill District Building in Tupelo. Guests include Trim Frierson & Determined, The Spiritual True Lights, The Golden Echoes, The Mighty Gospel Warriors and Redemption. Admission is $8; free for children 6-12.

n Okolona Christian Church will host an evening of gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Guests include The Master’s Quartet, The Thursday Night Band, 4 Given and Foundation. Admission is free.

n The Gospel Hurricane Christmas Special will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Houlka Community Center. Guests include The Kaiser Singers, Gospelations, Sensational Travelers, The Aires of Joy, Spiritual Harmoneers, The Forrest Brothers, Shining Stars, Casey Dixon & The Stars of Harmony, and the Golden Echoes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 at the door.

n The New Converted Voices will celebrate their 13th anniversary at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the New Zion M.B. Church Life Center in Plantersville. Guests include Revised, Determined, The Spiritual Messengers, Annie & The Caldwells, Randy Gaines & Chosen, The Golden Wings, The Newson Singers, The Divine Voices, and Sanders & The Going Four. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 at the door.

n The Tracemen Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at Hills Chapel Baptist Church in Kirkville.

BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS

n Victory Baptist Church will host a benefit for John and Doris Williams on Dec. 2 at the Algoma Fire Department. Food and entertainment will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Chili, hamburger or hot dog plates with sides, dessert and drink will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. An auction will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help pay medical bills for Doris Williams.

OTHER EVENTS

n Flatwood Grove C.L.C. of Blue Mountain will celebrate the 58th pastoral anniversary of their pastor and his wife today and Sunday. Speakers will be Elder Hardly Coleman Jr. of New Birth of Chicago at 7:30 p.m. today; and Elder Henry Jeans of Red Oak Grove of Okolona at noon Sunday.

n Evangelist Bill Monaghan of Amory will be at Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bro. Sammy Washburn is the host pastor.

n Westview Baptist Church of Oxford will honor their pastor, Bro. Fulton Lindsey, on Sunday on the anniversary of his 40th year in the ministry. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. A meal will follow at noon. Afternoon services will continue at 1:30 p.m. with preaching, singing and special memories.

n Chapel Grove M.B. Church West of Okolona will observe Family and Friends Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. George Kendrick, along with the choir, ushers and church family of Pine Grove M.B. Church of Shannon. The Rev. D. Lendell Nichols is the host pastor.

n Lake Grove Church in Prairie will celebrate the anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Joe P. Orr, and his wife, Ida, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Joseph Lampkin, pastor of Baptist Grove Church in Prairie.

n Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ in Pontotoc will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Superintendent Bernell Hoyle, pastor of St. James Church of God in Christ of Ripley.

n Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church will observe Harvest Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “What I Sown.” The speaker will be the Rev. Melvin Lewis of Rising Star M.B. Church, accompanied by his choir and church family.

n Pleasant Grove Dennistown Missionary Baptist Church of Corinth will honor their pastor, the Rev. J.L. Bobo, with an appreciation program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Nollen Elzie, pastor of Zion Spring Missionary Baptist Church of Egypt.

n Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will observe Harvest Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Minister Richard Wade of the New Magnolia Jubilees gospel singers of Ripley and a member of Alcorn M.B. Church of Kosciusko. Music will be by the Red Oak Grove M.B. Church and Poplar Saltillo Mass Choir. Poplar Praise Dancers also will perform. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.

n Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon will observe Harvest Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Stevie McKinney, pastor of Lane Chapel CME Church of Tupelo, accompanied by his church family. Dr. Philip K. Bryant is the host pastor.

n Sis. Jennifer Durden will preach her first sermon at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity CME Church in Guntown. Musical guests will be the Inspirational Community Baptist Church Choir of Tupelo and the Wade Family of Friendship CME Church. The Rev. Mary L. Robinson is the host pastor.

n Dr. P and the Girlfriends Ministry of The Sky Is the Limit Ministry will hold a one-night conference at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the church in West Point. For directions to the church, call 841-7592.

n Repentance in Faith Ministries Church of the Living God will celebrate the eighth anniversary of Pastor Larry and Joanne Cunningham on Nov. 30-Dec. 3. The theme is “We Can Make It In Jesus Name.” The schedule of speakers follows: 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Bishop C.L. Parks of the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance in Tupelo; 7 p.m. Dec. 1, the Rev. Frank Collins of Mt. Vernon M.B. Church in Kansas City, Mo.; 6 p.m. Dec. 2, State Elder Kelvin Ransey of Spirit of Excellence Ministries of Oxford; and 11 a.m. Dec. 3, the Rev. Frank Collins.

n The Pastors’ and Ministers’ Wives Auxiliary of Northeast Mississippi will host their 10th scholarship banquet at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Spring Hill District Association Building in Tupelo. The speaker will be Denecise Salters. For ticket information, call Elnois Tucker at 842-8669 or Gail Swinney at 728-8279.

n Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have a pre-anniversary banquet honoring the Rev. and Mrs. Lesley Mabry at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church’s fellowship hall. The guests will be the Rev. Tyrone Ellis and Second Running Water M.B. Church of Shuqualak. Tickets are $10 for ages 18 and up, and $5 for ages 7-17. The anniversary program will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 3. The guests will be the Rev. Jonathan Tucker and New Birth Community M.B. Church of New Albany.

n The Northeast Mississippi Baptist State Laymen will have a one-day conference at 8 a.m. Dec. 2 at Stephen Chapel M.B. Church at 514 20th St. North in Columbus. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Donald Anderson, president of the Northeast Mississippi Baptist State Convention. Lecturers include Bro. Andrew Shelton of Selmer, Tenn., the Rev. Tyrone Ellis of Starkville and the Rev. Johnny Buckner of Starkville. For more information, call Bobby Bardwell Sr. at (662) 323-7199.

n The Women’s Missionary Society of Bethel CME Church will have their annual Taster’s Treat at 10 a.m. Dec. 2. The speaker will be Minister Allene Jackson. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

n Concord Baptist Church of Booneville will dedicate the new Family Life Center at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. The Rev. Robert E. Walker is the host pastor.

n Algoma Baptist Church will have its 15th Drive-Thru Nativity from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9. The Drive-Thru Nativity consists of five well-known scenes portraying the birth of Jesus. Admission is free. Bro. Don Smith is the host pastor.

n The youth department of Snowtown United Methodist Church of Okolona will host a talent and praise program at 4 p.m. Dec. 10. The Rev. Steven Owens is the host pastor.

n Davis Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo will have a youth service at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. The theme is “Jesus and Christmas.” The speaker will be Minister Bridgett Johnson of Flatwood Grove Church of the Living God in Blue Mountain. Music will be by the Davis Temple Mass Choir and the Flatwood Grove Choir. Elder Levora Davis is the host pastor.

n New Direction Church of the Living God in Saltillo will have its annual Christmas program at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. The theme is “Keeping Christ in Christmas.” The speaker will be Minister Darius Caldwell of New Life Church of the Living God. Elder Jimmy Copeland is the host pastor.

n Pine Grove M.B. Church of Dorsey will have a special program at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Special guests will be the PGBC Drama/Step Team, Redemption, Chosen and others.

n Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville will have a pastor installation service at 3 p.m. Dec. 17. The speaker will be the Rev. W.R. Sims, pastor/teacher of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Aberdeen. The Rev. Darrin Foster is host pastor/teacher.

n Davis Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo will host a Fifth Sunday homecoming service on Dec. 31. The theme is “Kingdom Building.” Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. and worship at noon. Speakers will be the Rev. Angela Bradley, Elder James Jones and the Rev. Sheila Howell. Singers will be the Mid-South Diocese Choir. Elder Levora Davis is the host pastor.

n The fourth annual Ladies Conference of North Mississippi will be Feb. 9 and 10 at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. The special guest speaker will be Rita Sweatt. Praise and worship will be led by Dale Leech. Special music will be by All Praise. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 and the program at 6:30 p.m. The conference continues from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 10. Tickets are $20, which includes refreshments on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Tickets will be $25 after Jan. 15. For more information, call 257-9043.