Church briefs for 7.28

Revivals

First United Pentecostal Church of Verona will have revival services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Polozola of Millville, La. The Rev. John McAlister is the host pastor.

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in the Tremont Charge will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. The guest speaker will be Bro. Bryan Collier, pastor of The Orchard United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The Landmarks Quartet will be the musical guests Tuesday.

Monument Drive Baptist Church in Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Dr. David Hamilton, pastor of West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc, will be the guest speaker. Bro. Lester Mason will be the music evangelist. Bro. Tommy Tackett is the host pastor.

Eggville Free Will Baptist Church will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Danny Thompson of Vernon, Ala., will be the guest evangelist. Special music will be by Steve and Lori Byrd, formerly of Tupelo.

Black Land M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Rev. Ozzie Holland of Fountain Head M.B. Church of West Point will be the guest evangelist. The Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.

Big Hill United Methodist Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 5 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. James Stewart, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon, on Sunday; the Rev. Johnny Jointer, pastor of Springhill M.B. Church of Nettleton, on Monday; the Rev. Leslie Ann Marion, assistant pastor of Jolly’s Chapel M.B. Church of Okolona, on Tuesday; the Rev. Gloria McKinney, senior pastor of the Pontotoc United Methodist Parish, on Wednesday; and the Rev. Benjamin Nelson, pastor of St. James United Methodist Church of Amory, on Tuesday. Guest choirs will provide the music nightly. The Rev. Ever J. Burt is the host pastor.

New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The Rev. Ronnie Gibbs of the First Evangelistical Baptist Church of Ripley will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

Osborne Creek Baptist Church of Booneville will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bro. Harvey Reeves will be the speaker. Jerry Crawford is the music director. Bro. Clyde Patton is the host pastor.

Mt. Union M.B. Church of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Fredrick Adams, pastor of Blackwood Grove M.B. Church of Nettleton, will be the guest speaker. Bro. Carl Dabbs is the host pastor.

Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church of Mantachie will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Robert Guyton, pastor of New Stinson Community Church of Collierville, Tenn., is the guest speaker. Guest choirs will provide singing nightly. The Rev. Albert Copeland is the host pastor.

Red Oak M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charlie F. Barnes of Starkville. The Rev. Charles Cox is the host pastor.

Hopewell M.B. Church of Columbus will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Tommie Cox is the host pastor.

New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo will have youth revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The theme is “King’s Kid: A Royal Generation of Holiness.” The Rev. Billy Zacharie of Carver Desire M.B. Church of New Orleans will be the guest evangelist. Other participants will be the New Providence Youth Choir and Creative Dance Team Wednesday, the Johnson Chapel and Creative Dance Team Thursday, and the GPBS Youth Choir Friday. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

Pine Grove M.B. Church of Dorsey will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The Rev. Perry Carroll, pastor of Pine Grove M.B. Church, will lead the services.

Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church of Tupelo will have a Back to School Rally at 7:30 p.m. Friday and children’s revival services at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Services will be led by Melvin and Julie Chase. The Rev. Danny Robbins is the host pastor.

Sherman Baptist Church will have revival services Aug. 5-10. Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. and morning worship will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5. Evening services will be at 7 p.m. each night. Billy Foley is the evangelist, and David Foley is the music evangelist. A nursery will be provided.

Antioch Baptist Church near Belmont will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8. Bro. Charlie Cooper is the evangelist. Bro. James Rutledge is the host pastor. A nursery will be provided.

Springhill Missionary Baptist Church of Booneville will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The theme is “The Greatness of God’s Goodness.” The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Lee Brand, associate pastor of Good Hope M.B. Church of Shannon. The Rev. James H. Adams is the host pastor.

Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. Guest choirs will provide the singing nightly. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The Rev. Eddie Goliday, pastor of Clear Creek Church of Oxford, will be the guest speaker. Minister Lindsey Sanford Jr. is the host pastor.

Kimble Chapel M.B. Church of Belden will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The Rev. Raymond Shugars of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will be the guest speaker. The Rev. J.S. Jones is the host pastor.

Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 13-17. The Rev. H.B. Sadler, pastor of Mud Creek M.B. Church of Saltillo, will be the guest speaker. Area choirs will provide the music nightly. The Rev. Kenneth D. Heard is the host pastor.

New Life Community Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 15-17. Elder Kelvin Ramsey will be the guest speaker. Elder Willie Wilson Jr. is the host pastor.

Carter’s Branch M.B. Church of Tishomingo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 15-17. The Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Dennis Rainer is the host pastor.

Greater New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 20-24. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Tommy Ratliff is the host pastor.

Gospel Singings

The Springhill District Baptist Association will hold a musical rehearsal at 2 p.m. today at the Springhill District Baptist Association building in Tupelo. All district churches are asked to bring at least five members of their music departments to participate. For more information, call Loretta Brinkley at 842-9347, Janice Scales at 844-7729 or Shelton Shannon at 844-3586. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the moderator.

Sarepta Baptist Church near Bruce will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today. Guests include The Masters Quartet of Booneville, The Tri-City Quartet of Ranburne, Ala., and Elizabeth Hamrick and Band of Okolona.

Kingsley Chapel Baptist Church will have Fifth Sunday singing and fellowship at 1 p.m. Sunday featuring The Kennedy Family of Kirkville. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship at noon. For more information or directions, call 842-0402.

Prospect Baptist Church will have a gospel singing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the Tri State Quartet. Bro. Johnny Hamblin is the host pastor.

Souls Harbor Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Guntown will have a Fifth Sunday singing and fellowship at 2 p.m. Sunday featuring the Rev. Rodger and Debbie Sanders. The Rev. O.D. Hester is the host pastor.

Barnes Crossing Baptist Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring The Heavenly Sounds of Mantachie, and The Saviour’s Way & The Little Lamb from Rogersville, Ala. The Rev. J.D. Johnson is the host pastor.

Beech Springs Baptist Church will have a Fifth Sunday singing at 6 p.m. Sunday featuring the Gospel Ship Quartet of Pontotoc.

Paid in Full of New Albany will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo First United Methodist Church. Admission is free; a free will offering will be taken. Bro. Tim Green is the host pastor.

The New Magnolias will celebrate their anniversary at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, and at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 at Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany. Also participating will be Oak Grove M.B. Church on Aug. 3; Golden Gate Baptist Church of New Albany on Aug. 4; and St. James Church of God in Christ of Ripley on Aug. 5. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church of Plantersville will host a Night of Praise for Choirs at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4. The theme is “I’ve Got a Praise and I’ve Got to Get It Out.” Elder Ledentry Forster is the host pastor. For more information, call Evangelist Mary Forster at 844-2259 or 844-7609.

Prospect Baptist Church will have a special program at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 featuring the Music Ministry of Gary McLellan of Elkin, N.C.

The Landmarks Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lee County. A free will offering will be taken. Bro. Dwight Brown is host pastor, and Billy Little is Mmusic director.

Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will observe Male Choir Day at 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Music will be by Poplar’s male choir and other area choirs. Bro. Ricky Agnew is president of the male choir, and Bro. Earvin Witherspoon is the vice president. Elder Luther Minor is the host pastor. For more information, call 869-8339.

There will be a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Baldwyn Community Center featuring the Bethel CME Church Adult Choir, The Anointed Voices, Disciples by Choice and other. Special guests will be The Mighty Gospel Warriors of Bruce. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door for adults; $3 for children age 6-10; and free for children age 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the Head-to-Toe Beauty and Barber Shop in Baldwyn, Kiddie Kastle Pre-School Center in Tupelo or by calling the Rev. James or Earnest Agnew at 365-7657.

Benefits, Fundraisers

Fulton United Methodist Church will host the annual cluster fish fry Sunday at the Friendship Park in Peppertown. A softball game will be at 3 p.m., followed by the meal and gospel singing at 4 p.m. Guest singers include Kay Bain and others.

Vacation Bible School

Parkside Baptist Church of Guntown will have Vacation Bible School at 9 a.m. today. Bro. David A. Smith is the host pastor.

Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church of Mantachie will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today for children ages preschool through sixth grade. The theme is “Courageous Kids Stepping Out For Jesus.” There will be classes, games, crafts, snacks and lunch. The closing program will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Delma Gunnels at 282-7214.

Parkway Baptist Church in Houston will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The theme is “Truth Trackers: Discover the Secret of the Stone Tablets.” This program is open for children ages 3 through sixth grade. A program for teens, “Truth Uncovered (The Real Life Project)” will also be held at this time. For more information, call the church at 456-2745.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Tupelo will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for children age 3 through sixth grade. The Rev. Jeff Switzer is the host pastor.

Beech Springs Free Will Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Courageous Kids Stepping Out for Jesus.” Classes will be available for children ages 3 through 12 years. Preregistration and a picnic will be at 10 a.m. today. Pastor Dennis F. Kizzire Sr. is the host. For more information, call the church at 844-0792 or the pastor at 842-4148.

Miscellaneous

The Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo is the site of the new ICBC Bible Institute. The institute offers a three-year diploma in biblical studies. Classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

Courses are taught in 13-week semesters, and include topics from both the Old and New Testaments. Registration for the current semester will continue for two more weeks. The semester will begin Aug. 27.

For more information, call 840-5226 or 841-2915.

St. Paul United Methodist Church of Tupelo will continue the celebration of its 131st anniversary today and Sunday. Today activities include a picnic, and horse and buggy rides. Worship service and a memorial service will be Sunday. The Rev. George Pulliam is the host pastor.

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Tupelo will host a workshop on “Young Guys Behaving Godly” from 9 a.m. to noon today for males 10 years and older. The presenter will be Bro. David Jones of New Providence. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The workshop is free. A brunch will be served. The Rev. Carl Jamison Jr. is the youth minister, and the Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

Christ the King Lutheran Church in Tupelo will dedicate their new Labyrinth during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The labyrinth is a walking path open at all times for prayer and meditation. Pastor Susan Springer is the host. For more information, call 840-8207 or visit the web site at www.christthekingtupelo.com.

State Temple Church of the Living God will have a Fifth Sunday homecoming service on Sunday. Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m., and worship will be at noon. Music will be by state and local choirs. Elder Levora Davis is the host pastor.

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Tupelo will celebrate Family and Friends Day during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Spencer Gunn and his church families. The Rev. Lowell Walker Jr. is the host pastor.

Emmanuel Holiness Church in the Shiloh community of Tippah County will have Fifth Sunday services Sunday. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. Lunch and fellowship will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by afternoon singing at 2 p.m. Singers will be Reaching Out from Booneville. Bro. Trent Spencer is the host pastor.

Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have a birthday tea at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo, and his choir and church family. The Rev. Lesley T. Mabry is the host pastor.

Springhill M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Lydias: Women in the Church.” Sis. Linda Faye Lyons Beverly will be the speaker at the breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday. The speaker for the 3 p.m. program will be Minister Cheryl Penson of New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Gary Long is the host pastor, and Sis. Jennifer Brinkley is program chairperson.

Sis. Renae White will deliver her initial sermon at 3 p.m. Sunday at Northside Christian Church in West Point. The Rev. Orlando R. Richmond Sr. is the host pastor. For more information, call the church at 494-5210.

Calvary Baptist M.B. Church of Okolona will observe Youth Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Jernigan, pastor of Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon. The Rev. Ezra Cayson Jr. is the host pastor.

There will be a memorial service for the last Willie Neal Johnson at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance in Tupelo. Groups appearing include Sons of Light, Converted Voices, The Golden Wings, The Spiritual messengers, The New Gospel Keynotes, The Flint Cavaliers and others. For more information, call 791-4274 or 840-4630.

Bro. Clarence Smith will preach his first sermon at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr. is the host pastor.

Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will have a community fellowship program at 6 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Pastor Luther Minor, pastor of Poplar CME Church in Saltillo. Music will be by choirs from Red Oak Saltillo, Mud Creek Saltillo and Poplar Saltillo. The Rev. James Eckford is the host pastor.

The Northside Christian Church family of West Point will be traveling to Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 3 and returning Aug. 5. The West Point/Clay County and surrounding communities are invited to travel for a nominal fee, which will include hotel accommodations. For more information, call the church at 494-5210 or e-mail to northside@wpms.net.

Wellspring is offering a workshop on using dreaming as a discipline for spiritual formation from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Lunch will be served at noon. The cost is $15 and may be paid upon arrival. The workshop will cover the role of the dream in the Bible and its importance in the formation of the early Christian church. The facilitator will be Dr. Donna Barnes Stark. To register, call (662) 324-6478 or by e-mail at wellsprngretreat@aol.com.

The Northeast Mississippi Baptist State Women’s Convention will hold their annual Women’s Day program at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Union Star M.B. Church in West Point. The guest minister will be the Rev. John Johnson, pastor of St. Paul M.B. Church in Starkville. The Rev. Robert T. Branson Jr. is the host pastor. Dr. James A. Boyd is state convention president.

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church of McCondy will celebrate its anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The guests will be the Rev. Alphonso Bowen, pastor of Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church of Waverly, and his choir and church family. The Rev. T.K. McMullen is the host pastor.

Charles Penson, a deacon and Community Development coordinator for the Journal Publishing Company, has accepted the call into the ministry. He will deliver his first sermon at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at his home church, New Providence. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

Eastern Star M.B. Church of Okolona will celebrate its pastor’s anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr., pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Ronald Cockrell is the host pastor.

East Baptist Church of Pontotoc will celebrate its church anniversary at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The guests will be the Rev. Gary McGory and the New Fellowship Baptist Church of Memphis. The Rev. Bragg L. Lampkin is the host pastor.

Greater New Prospect of Nettleton will celebrate its church anniversary and homecoming at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The guests will be the Rev. Kenneth Jernigan, pastor of Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon, and his choir, ushers and church family. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Tommy Ratliff is the host pastor.

Black Land M.B. Church of Tupelo will have a missionary program at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The theme is “Works of the Flesh.” Guests include missionaries from area churches. Musical guests will be the Rising Star M.B. Church Golden Girls. Sis. Frankie Chrome is the missionary president, and the Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.

Morning Star M.B. Church at Haven Acres will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The guests will be the Rev. Lewis McGee of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church at Chesterville and his ushers and church family. The Rev. G.O. Pritchard is the host pastor.

Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will celebrate homecoming at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. The guests will be the Rev. O.J. Salters of St. Rest M.B. Church of Guys, Tenn., his church family and the St. Rest Choir. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

William Crump Jr. will preach his first sermon at 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Willie James Matthews is the host pastor.

Sis. Angie Shannon will present her trial sermon at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at New Life Community Church. Elder Willie L. Wilson Jr. is the host pastor.

The 131st annual session of the Spring Hill District Missionary Baptist Association will convene Aug. 6-11 at the District Association Building on Flowerdale Road in Tupelo. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the moderator.

Grace Christian Center Church will present “Marriage for Life International Ministries Outreach Night” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Itawamba Community College Technical Educational Building Lecture Room. This biblical based program will teach participants how to develop and strengthen their marriages. Admission is free.

Annual Memorial Day services at Union Cemetery, north of Belden, will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 12. Bro. Dwight Brown, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, will be the speaker for worship service. Donations for upkeep of the cemetery are needed. If you have family or friends buried at Union Cemetery, please make a donation for upkeep of the cemetery for the coming year. If you are unable to attend, please mail your contributions to: Shirley Hunter, Union Cemetery Upkeep Fund, 630 Highway 178 W., Tupelo MS 38804 or Mary Addison, Union Cemetery Trust Fund, 364 Mt. Vernon Rd., Tupelo MS 38804.

Second Baptist Church will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 12. The guests will be the Rev. Lindsey Sanford of New Bethel Plantersville and his church family. The Rev. Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.

New Life Community Church will have a special service at 3 p.m. Aug. 12. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Johnson of Union Prospect. Elder Willie L. Wilson Jr. is the host pastor.

Kimble Chapel M.B. Church of Belden will observe Women’s Day at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The guest speaker will be Sis. Phyllis High of Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany. The Rev. J.S. Jones is the host pastor.

Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 19. The guests will be the Rev. Ronald Anderson and Little Zion M.B. Church of Corinth. The Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr. is the host pastor.

Brewer Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Aug. 26. The celebration will begin at 9:15 a.m. A fellowship meal will be at noon. Pastor Terrell McGreger is the host.

Black Land M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 26. The guests will be the Rev. Ronnie Gibbs, pastor of First Evangelistical Baptist Church of Ripley, and his church family. Sis. Minnie Harper is usher president, and the Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.

NP Release Women’s Support Group Ministry will host their second annual Complete in Christ Conference at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 at the New Providence M.B. Church in Tupelo. There is no registration fee. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

Also, the group’s fourth annual women’s retreat will be Oct. 12 and 13 at Camp Hopewell in Oxford. Registration fee is $50 per person.

For more information, call Jessie Gilmore, coordinator, at 566-8937 or write her at P.O. Box 989, Verona MS 38879.