Church briefs for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001

Revivals

Faith Outreach Church of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. today and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The guest speakers will be Chris Owensby and The Bowmans.

Eggville Free Will Baptist Church will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. James Walden will be the guest speaker.

Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church on North Veterans Blvd in Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Rev. Sammy Sherrill will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 844-9637.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Tupelo will have “Impact 2001″ revival services at 7 p.m. March 4-8. There will be a different minister speaking each evening.

Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church will have youth revival services at 6 p.m. March 11 and at 7 p.m. March 12 and 13. The Rev. B.L. Lampkin, pastor of East Baptist Church of Pontotoc, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.

Antioch Baptist Church of Golden will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 11 and at 7 p.m. March 12-14. Bro. Tommy Winders of the First Baptist Church of Fulton will be the guest speaker. The Rev. James Rutledge is the host pastor.

New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 12-16. The guest evangelist will be Pastor Michael W. Walker of Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Brockton, Mass. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

New Zion M.B. Church of Saltillo will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 12-16. The guest speakers will be the Rev. Johnny B. Mallard on March 12; the Rev. Lincoln Bradley on March 13; the Rev. Lee Brand Jr. on March 14; the Rev. David Sykes on March 15; and the Rev. Artie Webber on March 16. Guest choirs will provide the music each evening. The Rev. Lonnie Snow Jr. is the host pastor.

Gospel Singings

The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church adult choir of Belden will celebrate Choir Day at 6:30 p.m. today and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

Parkers Chapel Baptist Church on the Houston/Palestine Road will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring Reaching Out of Booneville. Ray Guin is the song director, and Bro. Jerry Guin is the host pastor.

New Hope Methodist Church of Okolona will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring Walk By Faith of Pontotoc.

Appointed, a Southern gospel group from Tennessee, will be in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Tremont. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 652-4002 or 585-3655.

Kingsley Chapel Baptist Church on the Possum Trot Road in Lee County will have a special singing at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be The Spurgeons of Moody, Ala. A time of fellowship will follow. For more information, call 842-0402 or 963-3757.

The Talley Trio will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Fulton. Pastor Tommy Winders is the host.

A Gospel Explosion will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Tippah County Fairgrounds agricultural building in Ripley. Guests include Majestic Voices, Gospel Aires, Turner Singers, Spiritual Aires, Amazing Grace and the Spiritual Messengers of Tupelo. For more information, call Cynthia Kohleim at 840-1143, Ottawa Smith at 837-9421 or Fred Cook at 566-1217.

Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will observe Adult Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. March 4. Poplar’s Adult Choir and other area choirs will provide the music. Sis. Ruby Trice is the Adult Choir president, and Elder Luther Minor is the host pastor.

Heaven’s Highway will be in concert at 5 p.m. March 4 at the First Assembly of God on Highway 348 in Guntown.

Benefits & Fundraisers

A benefit program for Bobby G. Betts, a heart transplant recipient, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Center Hill M.B. Church in Houlka. For more information, call 447-2536 or 568-7717.

The National Federation of the Blind will have a benefit at 6 p.m. March 10 at Morning Star Church at Haven Acres. Singers are from White Hill at Tupelo, Hopewell of Belden, New Temple of Dorsey, Mt. Zion of Verona, Ruby Chapel of Baldwyn and Morning Star of Verona. For more information, call Walter Fields at 963-2066 or Robert Skillon at 680-8069.

Black History Month

Black Voices of Mississippi will be at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church at Buena Vista at 6 p.m. today. Also appearing will be choirs, soloists, groups and drill teams. The Rev. C. Shell is the host pastor.

New Salem M.B. Church of Pontotoc will have a Black History Month program at 6 p.m. today. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Patrick Higginbottom. The Rev. Curtis McKinney Jr. is the host.

Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston will celebrate Black History Month during morning worship Sunday. The theme is “We Celebrate Great Thinkers, Creators and Visionaries.” The Rev. Dr. Creed Buck Jr. is host pastor.

Morgan Chapel CME Church of Aberdeen will have a Black History Month program at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Wovoke Sobukwe of Oxford. The Rev. Annie Whitmore is the host pastor.

East Baptist Church of Pontotoc will celebrate Black History Month at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Derrick Gibbs and his church family. The Rev. Bragg Lampkin is the host pastor.

Mount Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church of Belden will observe Black History Month at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Craig Shannon, principal of Milam School.

Springhill Missionary Baptist Church of Booneville will have a Black History Commemoration at 2 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “That Was Then This Is Now.” The guest speaker will be Bro. Sergio Mendes “Goo” Hastings of Booneville. The Rev. James H. Adams is the host pastor.

New Zion M.B. Church of Van Vleet will have a Black History Month program at 2 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roy Stubbs, principal of the Okolona School.

Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have a Black History Month program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “From Egypt to the Promise Land.” The speaker will be Bro. Darrell Bradley of Oak Grove M.B. Church. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

Greater New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will observe Black History Month with a program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Tyrone McIntosh, associate minister at New Prospect M.B. Church, along with his youth choir and church family. The Rev. Tommy Ratliff is the host pastor.

Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will observe Black History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday. Attorney William Catledge will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Kenneth Jernigan is the host pastor.

Palmetto CME Church will observe Black History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Celebrating Our Heritage Through Spiritual Preparation.” The guest speaker will be Minister Gary Donegan of Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon. Sharmanice Lawless Bradley is the young adult president. The Rev. Myrtle J. Clark is the host pastor.

Springhill M.B. Church of Nettleton will observe Black History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Johnny Jointer is the host pastor.

Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will have a Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lendell Nichols, pastor of Chapel Grove West of Okolona. The Rev. James Eckford is the host pastor.

Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will have a Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the children’s department. The Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr. is the host pastor.

Morning Star M.B. Church at Haven Acres will have a Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers will be Valerie Long, executive director of Catch Kids; Stan Allen of 92 JAMZ, Jimmy Williams, assistant principal of the Tupelo City Schools and others. Singing will be by the White Hill M.B. Church Children’s Choir. The Rev. G.O. Pritchard is the host pastor.

New Chapel United Methodist Church of Plantersville will have a Black History Month program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Jamison, pastor of New Providence M.B. Church in Tupelo. Music will be by the New Providence Mass Choir. The Rev. Kevin Young is the host pastor.

New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Black History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Ronnie Gibbs, pastor of First Evangelistical Baptist Church of Ripley. The Rev. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

Houston Chapel CME Church of Houston will observe Black History Month at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Freeman, pastor of Bethel CME Church of Guntown, and his choir and church family. The Rev. Charles W. Young is the host pastor.

Friendship CME Church of Dorsey will have a Black History Month program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Bro. Kobee Fitzgerald, pastor of Ekklesia Missionary Baptist Church of Muscle Shoals, Ala. Ebony Productions of Birmingham will present a dance and skit. Special music will be presented by Bro. Geno Jones, the Dorsey Community Choir and the Tupelo High School Black Legacy Choir. The Poplar CME Church dance team of Saltillo will present a dance of praise. Bro. Patrick F. Head Sr. is the host pastor.

Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon will have a Black History Month program at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. James T. Stewart is the host pastor.

Miscellaneous

Beckley Chapel CME Church of Booneville will have a stewardess program at 6 p.m. today. The speaker will be Barbara Ann Fields of Booneville. The Rev. Carl Z. Jones is the host pastor.

The Bereavement Committee of St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo will sponsor a special program today and Sunday. Paula D’Arcy will discuss “Entering the Cave of the Heart: Searching for Treasure,” a special program on grief and loss. Times are 7 to 9 p.m. today, and 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Becky Jaeger at 690-5940.

New Hope M.B. Church of Okolona will have a pastor’s aid program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Marvin McWhorter and the church family of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church. The Rev. Robert E. Parks Sr. is the host pastor.

Inspirational Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will host Youth Talent Search 2001 at 3 p.m. Sunday. The registration fee is $5 per act. For more information, call Bro. John Nash at 840-5226 or Sis. Tressie Moore at 841-2784.

Tyrone Orr will preach his introductory sermon at 6 p.m. Sunday at Shady Grove M.B. Church at McCondy. The Rev. J.K. McMullen is the host pastor.

Chandler Temple CME Church of Verona will have a steward program at 6 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Runney Patterson, pastor of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Charles Shack is the host pastor.

First Christian Church of Tupelo will host an outreach dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. There will be a covered dish meal, followed by a program by Tupelo veterinarian Dr. Stephen King. Dr. King will talk about his medical mission trips to Honduras. Bro. Joel B. Sweat is the host minister.

Cornerstone United Methodist Church’s United Methodist Women will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 featuring Kathy Stevens, Concerned Women for America’s state director for Mississippi. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. A preregistration fee of $5 is required. Checks should be made payable to Cornerstone United Methodist Women and sent to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, c/o Tricia Richardson, 1601 President, Tupelo MS 38804. Deadline for making reservations and paying fees is Feb. 28. Call Jackie Bowers at 842-2376 or Tricia Richardson at 841-2460.

Mud Creek M.B. Church will sponsor a program on drug and gang awareness from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 at the Spring Hill District building on Clayton Road in Tupelo. The special guests will be the Rev. Charles F. Barnes and the youth department of Mt. Peiler M.B. Church of Starkville. The program is open to all churches. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.

Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will celebrate the third anniversary of their pastor and his wife on March 3 and 4. A pre-anniversary musical will be at 6 p.m. March 3. The celebration will continue on March 4 with services at 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Special guests will be the Rev. John Bowens and the Greater Mount Vernon Baptist Church family of Minneapolis, Minn. The Rev. Runney D. Patterson Sr. is the host pastor.

Kingsley Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on March 4. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m., followed by fellowship at noon and singing in the afternoon featuring The Harry Reeves Family of Amory. Pastor Horace Barnes is the host pastor.

Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have a missionary program at 3 p.m. March 4. The theme is “Missionary: The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Us.” Sis. Viola Foster, mayor of Plantersville, will be the speaker. All ladies are asked to wear white. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

Deacon Claude Thomas will preach his first sermon at 6 p.m. March 4 at Blackland M.B. Church. The Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.

Evangelist Joan Hendry will be at the North Mississippi Worship Center at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 4 and at 7 p.m. March 5 and 6. Dudley and Lucy Nash are the host pastors.

New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will celebrate their pastor’s anniversary at 3 p.m. March 11. The guest speaker will be Dr. J.L. Taylor, pastor of New Zion M.B. Church of Plantersville. Pastor George Taylor is the host and honoree.

Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will celebrate Usher’s Day at 3 p.m. March 11. The guests will be the Rev. Billy D. Rainey of New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo, and his church family, ushers and choir. The Rev. Kenneth D. Heard is the host pastor.

New Zion M.B. Church of Saltillo will celebrate Youth Day at 3 p.m. March 11. The guests will be the Rev. Carlton Fisher of New Bethel M.B. Church of Maben, and his choir and church family. The Rev. Lonnie Snow Jr. is the host pastor.

Poplar Springs CME Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. March 11. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Rice, pastor of St. Bethel M.B. Church of Chicago Heights, Ill., and also uncle of professional football player, Jerry Rice. The Rev. James T. Stewart is the host pastor.

Palmetto Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate Missionary Day at 3 p.m. March 11. The theme is “Christian Missionaries Empowered to Serve.” Area churches will have numerous speakers highlighting topics of hope, deliverance, faith, joy and love. Otha Lawless is the program chairman. Mildred T. Battle is the host Missionary Society president. The Rev. Myrtle J. Clark is the host pastor.

Brewer Baptist Church will host the third annual Ladies Night Out on March 16. A fellowship meal will be at 6 p.m., followed by a program at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Kay Thomas Faulkenberry. To make a reservation, call 767-9339 or 963-2750.

Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona will celebrate Usher Day at 3 p.m. March 18. The theme is “Ready to Serve.” The guests will be the Rev. Larry Stone of Second Baptist Church of Verona, and his church family, ushers and choir. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.

Chandler’s Temple CME Church of Verona will celebrate Missionary Day at 4 p.m. March 18. The guest speaker will be Charla Stegall of Louisville, Ky., former TV anchor on WCBI in Columbus. Music will be by Anointed Voices of Guntown, Reuben Chapel Choir of Booneville and Minister Teresa Martin. All missionary ladies are asked to wear white. The Rev. Charles Shack is the host pastor.

A 10-week workshop for individuals who are divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering from a broken relationship will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning March 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

The fee is $30; scholarships are available.

Preregistration is required. A program for children, “Broken Rainbow,” is included at no additional charge.

For more information or to register, call the Rev. John Sudduth at 690-8100.

Palmetto Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will have a food and clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24. Gladys Wright is the project coordinator. Mildred T. Battle is the host Missionary Society president, which is the sponsor of the program. The Rev. Myrtle J. Clark is the host pastor.

New Hope M.B. Church of Okolona will celebrate their pastor’s third anniversary at 2:30 p.m. March 25. The guests will be the Rev. James Sheffield of Ward, Ala., and his church family from Friendship M.B. Church of Gholson. The Rev. Robert E. Parks Sr. is the host pastor.