Church briefs July 29

Revivals

- Wildwood Baptist Church will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 6. Speakers will be Bro. Don Reed on Sunday and Bro. Danny Rushing on Aug. 6.

- Oak Hill United Methodist Church of Saltillo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The speaker will be the Rev. Tim Green. The Rev. Donny Riley is the host pastor.

- New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The speakers will be the Rev. Celester Davis of New Zion M.B. Church, the Rev. L.T. Gathings of Mt. Union M.B. Church, the Rev. Shalmark Simpson of Josey Creek M.B. Church, the Rev. David James of Jolly Chapel M.B. Church and the Rev. Ronnie Rogers of New Bethel M.B. Church. The Rev. Jack Shelton is the host pastor.

- New Lebanon M.B. Church in Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The speaker will be Dr. J.L. Tucker of New Zion Church in Plantersville. The Rev. Billy Rainey is the host pastor.

- Red Oak M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Charlie F. Barnes, pastor of Mt. Peiler Church of Starkville, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Charles Cox is the host pastor.

- Eastern Star Baptist Church of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be Pastor Robert Brownlee, pastor of Union Baptist Church of Louisville. The Rev. Anthony Rainey is the host pastor.

- Mud Creek M.B. Church of Saltillo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is from Isaiah 55:11. The speaker will be the Rev. Carl Shack, pastor of New Salem M.B. Church. Music will be by area choirs. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.

- New Hope M.B. Church of West Point will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Roosevelt Gage of Boyd Chapel in Sturgis. The Rev. W.G. Stevenson is the host pastor.

- New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Judias Neal, pastor of New St. Peter M.B. Church of West Point. The Rev. George Taylor is the host pastor.

- New Zion M.B. Church of Van Vleet will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Alonzo Sykes of Daniel Baptist M.B. Church of Aberdeen. The Rev. Odell Bowens is the host pastor.

- Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Rickey Ball, pastor of New Tabernacle M.B. Church of Baldwyn. Area choirs will provide the music. The Rev. Kenneth Jernigan is the host pastor.

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be Pastor Marvin McWhorter, pastor of Johnson Chapel Church of Shannon. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host.

- Souls Harbor Church of Guntown will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 6. The speaker will be Bro. Joey Ethridge.

- Kimble Chapel M.B. Church of Belden will have revival services at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-10. The speaker will be the Rev. Wayne Miles, pastor of Mt. Olive M.B. Church of Baldwyn. Pastor Lewis Lockridge is the host.

- Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Dorsey will have revival services at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-10. The speaker will be the Rev. Perry Carr, host pastor. Music will be by area choirs.

- Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Okolona will have revival services at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 7-11. The speaker will be the Rev. Vernon Swift, pastor of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Rev. J.C. Humphery is the host pastor.

- Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-11. The theme is “Striving to Know More About Our Savior.” The speaker will be Pastor Raymond Shugars of St. Paul M.B. Church of Ecru. A different choir will perform each night. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

- Springhill M.B. Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 7-11. The speaker will be the Rev. Ras Pickens, pastor of New Hope M.B. Church of Woodland. The Rev. Johnny Jointer is the host pastor.

- Verona United Methodist Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 13-15 and from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 with a light lunch served. The speaker will be the Rev. Tim Green, pastor of Saltillo First United Methodist Church. Tommy Monts Jr. will direct the music. The Rev. Don Sparks is the host pastor.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will have revival services at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-17. The speaker will be the Rev. Sparks Banks, pastor of New Temple M.B. Church of Fulton. Special music will be by the Mt. Zion Male Choir of Verona, Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo, Trinity CME Church of Guntown, Ebernezer M.B. Church and New Temple M.B. Church. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.

- Pine Bluff M.B. Church of Myrtle will have revival services at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and at 7 Aug. 14-17. Speakers will be: Aug. 13, Minister Reggie Miller of The Sky Is the Limit Ministries of Tupelo; Aug. 14, Minister Eugene Vaughn of East Baptist Church of Pontotoc; Aug. 15, Minister Luther Barker of Union Grove M.B. Church of New Albany; Aug. 16, Minister Henry Bell Jr. of Greater New Hope Baptist Church of Myrtle; and Aug. 17, Minister Don Cannon of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of New Albany. Music will be by area choirs. The Rev. Joe L. Waldrop Sr. is the host pastor.

- Antioch M.B. Church of Blue Mountain will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18. The speaker will be Pastor Ronnie Franklin of Greenwood M.B. Church of Lamar and Everett Chapel M.B. Church of Michigan City. Pastor H.G. Evans is the host.

- New Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church of Baldwyn will have revival services at 7 p.m. Aug. 14-18. The speaker will be Bishop Clarence Parks, pastor of the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance. The Rev. Rickey Ball is the host pastor.

- Dominion and Power, 511 S. Green St., Tupelo, will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Music

- The Holcomb Sisters will be in concert at the following dates and places: 7 p.m. today, Lighthouse Assembly of God, Saltillo; and Sunday, Concord Baptist Church, Booneville.

- The Masters Quartet of Booneville will be in concert at the following dates and places: 6 p.m. today, Oakland Baptist Church, Walnut; 11 a.m. Sunday, Oak Hill Baptist Church, Booneville; and 6 p.m. Sunday, Ellistown Baptist Church, Ellistown.

- Still Blessed will be in concert at the following dates and places: 7 p.m. today, Lantrip Baptist Church, Bruce; 1 p.m. Sunday, Carnation Baptist Church, Okolona; 5 p.m. Sunday, Temple Baptist Church, Tupelo; 11 a.m. Aug. 5, Mt. Comfort Baptist Church, Bruce; 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Brenda’s Music Room, Okolona; 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Hill Chapel Baptist Church, Kirkville; 1 p.m. Aug. 13, Bethel Baptist Church, Nettleton.

- The Tracemen Quartet will be in concert the following dates and places: 6 p.m. today, Spout Springs Fire Department, Ripley; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Neely Baptist Church, New Albany.

- Love Praise Tabernacle Church will have its first Gospel Fest at 2 p.m. today. Area choirs, drama teams and gospel groups are invited to participate.

- New Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Plantersville will honor their minister of music, Bro. Shelton Shannon, for 37 years of dedicated service, at 4 p.m. today. Music will be provided by New Zion, Rev. Andrew Campbell, Sis. Yvonne Huddleston and others. Dr. J.L. Tucker is the host pastor.

- The Male Choir of the Second Baptist Church of Verona will be in concert at 6 p.m. today at the church. The Rev. Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.

- Lantrip Baptist Church of Bruce will have a gospel concert at 7 p.m. today featuring Long Way to Go of Maben and Still Blessed of Smithville. Robert Alexander is the host pastor.

- Poolville Baptist Church in Union County will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring The Sparks Family of Belmont.

- Life Community Church of Tupelo will host a Fifth Sunday Praise Celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday in Rooms 3-5 of the BancorpSouth Center. Guests include Tim and Lana Chandler, Stan Cook and Stephen Judd.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will host the Northeast Mississippi Fifth Sunday Singing at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.

- Concord Baptist Church of Booneville will have a Fifth Sunday singing at 5 p.m. Sunday featuring The Holcomb Sisters. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Robert E. Walker is the host pastor.

- Inspirational Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a gospel singing at 5 p.m. Sunday. Featured singers include The Golden Wings, The Southern Travelers, The Golden Echoes, Melvin Penson and Rejoice, Spiritual Excitement, and Lil’ Rev. and The Georgia Boys. The Rev. Cordell Phillips is the host pastor.

- International recording artist and composer Enoch will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Saltillo. Admission is free.

- The Landmarks will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Old Union Baptist Church of Shannon.

- The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church pre-conference concert choir rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ramada Inn Convention Center.

- Renewed Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The concert is free.

- Antioch M.B. Church of Blue Mountain will honor their minister of music, Sis. Thatan Blake, for 11 years of dedicated service at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Music will be provided by guest choirs. Pastor H.G. Evans is the host.

- The original Macedonia Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Bro. John Shackleford is host pastor and Billy Little is music director.

- Embrace of Jackson will be in concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Nettleton United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted.

- The 2006 Youth Back-to-School Jam Fest will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Unity Broadcasting Network. Featured singers and bands will be Anna Marie Foy, Innerchange, Seventh Day, Callused Hands, High Flight Society, Freshman 15 and Yada Youth Drama Team. Rick Joyner will be the M.C. Bring lawn chairs. For information about setting up a booth, call 728-6492.

- The Rock Inspirational Choir of The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church will present a musical, “The Rock PAC,” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Elder Ledentry Forster is the host pastor.

Benefits and fundraisers

- Tupelo Trace Apartments of Tupelo will have a fundraiser today for the Stephen Siller “Let Us Do Good Children’s Foundation” of New York City. For more information, call Patsy Sparks at 841-7806 or 871-2037; or Rhonda Jones at 841-7806 or 231-2197.

- Itawamba County United Methodist Cluster will host a fish fry at 4 p.m. today at the Friendship Park. Plates are $7. Entertainment will begin at 3:30 p.m. Guests include Kay Bain, Bill Brooks, The Tempos, Tawana Westbrook, Chelsea Rick, Bill Milner and Judy Gray. Bring lawn chairs. Proceeds will go to the Itawamba Food Pantry.

- Dominion and Power, 511 S. Green St., Tupelo, will have a benefit program for Elder Georgia Cruse at 5 p.m. Aug. 27. Area choirs and groups are invited to participate.

Vacation Bible School

- Lakeland Baptist Church of Mantachie will have Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for ages 3-12 years. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Snacks and lunch will be served. Bro. Jim Manley is the host pastor.

Other Events

- Memorial Day at Petty Cemetery changed been change from the second Saturday in August to the second Saturday in September. For more information, call 963-3259 or 767-3782.

- The Spring Hill District will hold an Usher Workshop at 9:30 a.m. today at the District Association Building. Sis. Minnie Harper is president, and the Rev. Dr. J.L. Tucker is moderator.

- The Pontotoc District Ministers, Laymen and Women Council fellowship services will be at 10 a.m. today at Watson Grove. Dr. Jerry Bobo of Memphis will conduct a prison ministry seminar at 11 a.m. Music will be by the district laymen choir. Fellowship services will continue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Leroy Davis of Memphis. The Rev. Bragg Lampkin is the moderator, and the Rev. Avence Pittman is the host pastor.

- The Sky Is the Limit Ministry of Tupelo will present the drama “Lift Him Up” at 7:30 p.m. today at 839 Shell St. in Tupelo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Bishop T.C. and Dr. Pam Cummings are the host pastors.

- The Youth Ministry of Peoples Community Baptist Church in Tupelo will sponsor a Youth Summit today and Sunday. A youth forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon today. Youth worship featuring Minister Kerric Sparrow of Amory will be at 5 p.m. today. On Sunday, Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

- St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tupelo will celebrate their 136th church anniversary today and Sunday. A Hawaiian luau picnic will be at 1 p.m. today in the Christian Life Center and will feature food, games, fellowship, fun and door prizes. Worship on Sunday will feature a memorial service and Tribe Rally. The Rev. George Pulliam is the host pastor.

- The Toccopola Church of the Living God will observe Youth Day on Sunday. The speaker will be Minister Curtis French. Refreshments will be served.

- The Sky Is the Limit Ministry will have “Dress Down Sunday” Sunday at the north location in Tupelo and the south location in West Point. Bishop T.C. and Dr. Pam Cummings are the host pastors.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will have morning worship at 8 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.

- Morning Star M.B. Church of Haven Acres will have morning worship at 8 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school and worship will follow. The Rev. Tyrone McIntosh is the host pastor.

- St. Paul Outreach M.B. Church will observe Friends and Family Day during the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. The speaker will be Minister Cornelius Metcalf, associate minister of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona.

- Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon will honor their pastor and his wife, Dr. Philip K. and Michelle Bryant, with an appreciation program during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Fredrick Adams, pastor of Blackwood Grove M.B. Church of Nettleton.

- Bill Monaghan of Amory will be at Carnation Baptist Church of Okolona at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday; and at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Bruce at 7 p.m. Sunday.

- Danville CME Church of Rienzi will honor their pastor and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. James D. Agnew, with an Appreciation Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Freeman, accompanied by the Bethel CME Church choir and church family of Guntown.

- Spring Hill M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Women: What Do We Need.” The speaker will be Sis. Kaytherine Shumpert, a member of New Temple M.B. Church of Fulton. The Rev. Gary Long Sr. is the host pastor.

- The 16th session of the North-East Mississippi Annual Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will convene Tuesday at The Summit Convention Center (formerly Ramada Inn) in Tupelo. Pre-conference activities will begin Monday with departmental meetings at 10 a.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m. The conference will open with registration at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The anniversary service will be at 11:45 a.m. with presiding Elder Leo M. Wright speaking. The Service of Holy Communion will be at 7 p.m. with the Rev. A.C. Gilbert speaking. Wednesday is Lay Day with worship at noon with the Rev. Carl Z. Jones speaking. The Lay Department program and march will be at 7 p.m. with Victor Taylor, general secretary of Lay Ministry, speaking. Thursday is Missionary Day and will begin with a prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Ordination service will be at 11:15 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Jumper Sr. speaking. The closing service and ministerial appointments will be at 11 a.m. Friday with Bishop Thomas L. Brown Sr. speaking. For more information, call Susie Ann Owens, region director of Christian Education, at (662) 844-7261.

- The First Baptist Church of Tupelo will host Motorcycle Night for area singles at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be the Rev. William Warren of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Admission is $4. Free child care will be available. Call the church office at 842-1327 to make reservations for child care.

- The First Baptist Church of Tupelo will host a series of seminars called “Divorce Care” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Aug. 2-Oct. 25 in the Christian Life Center lounge. Leaders will be Joahn Campbell and David Jensen. The fee is $15, which includes a workshop. Scholarships are available, and child care will be provided. To register or for more information, call the church at 842-1327.

- Mt. Moriah Holiness Church of Guntown will have a pre-pastoral program at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. The speaker will be Elder Bobby Ray Jackson. Singers will be House of Freedom, the Mt. Moriah Youth Choir and the Mt. Moriah Mass Choir. Elder James Robinson is the host.

- Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church will observe Memorial Day on Aug. 5. Doug Holland will sing at 10 a.m., and the Rev. Clay Anthony will bring the message at 11 a.m. A basket lunch will follow. Donations to the cemetery fund may be made to Arthur Roy Reed, Buster Priddy, Bro. Ricky Pearce, Bobby Irwin or Amos Raper.

- Liberty Baptist Church in Itawamba County will observe Memorial and Decoration Day on Aug. 5. A business meeting will be at 10:45 a.m., followed by the preaching service and a potluck lunch.

- A memorial service for Ulysses Sims will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at Palestine United Methodist Church on Highway 6 across from the Nettleton Primary School. After the service, the Ulysses Sims Education Center will be unveiled at the church. Refreshments will be served in the church fellowship hall. The Rev. Chris Diggs is the host pastor.

- Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will celebrate the church’s anniversary on Aug. 6. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. and worship will be at 11 a.m. The anniversary program will be at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Jerry Williams of Reed’s Gift M.B. Church of Potts Camp, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

- East Baptist Church of Pontotoc will celebrate its 77th homecoming and church anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 6. The speaker will be the Rev. Edward Conley, accompanied by the Shady Grove Church family. Lunch will be served. Pastor B.L. Lampkin is the host.

- Palestine M.B. Church of Van Vleet will celebrate the fourth anniversary of their pastor and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Claude Thomas, on Aug. 12 and 13. An appreciation banquet will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Excel Commons Center in Okolona. The speaker will be the Rev. Colbert Graham, pastor of Wilson Chapel M.B. Church of Pontotoc. The celebration will continue at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13 with speaker Rev. John Cox, pastor of Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston. For banquet ticket information, call 447-3811, 447-3218 or 447-2235.

- Memorial Day at Carolina Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 13. The speaker will be Bro. Jimmie Criddle. Singing will be by The Lee Family. Bring a dish for lunch.

- Memorial Day at Union Cemetery near Belden will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 13. All families connected with the cemetery are urged to attend and make donations to provide clean-up services for the coming year. Donations can be mailed to: Union Cemetery Upkeep Fund, c/o Shirley M. Hunter, 630 Hwy. 178, Tupelo, MS 38804.

- New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will observe Mission Day at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The speaker will be Sis. Shirley Morgan of Rising Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. George Taylor is the host pastor.

- Greater New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church of Nettleton will celebrate its 14th anniversary at 3 p.m. Aug. 13. The speaker will be the Rev. Robert Jamison, accompanied by the Peoples Community Baptist Church family of Tupelo. The Rev. Leon Griffin is the host pastor.

- Second Baptist Church of Verona will observe Ushers Ministry Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 13. The speaker will be the Rev. Sam Crawford, accompanied by the choir and ushers of New Hebron Church of Aberdeen. The Rev. Larry Stone is the host pastor.

- Dominion and Power on South Green Street in Tupelo will host a couples banquet at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Pontotoc County Extension Building on Highway 15 North. A steak dinner is $20 per couple, and a grilled chicken dinner is $15 per couple. To make a reservation, call Georgia Cruse at (662) 321-6108.

- Mooreville Methodist Church and Boguefala Baptist Church in Mooreville will observe Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at each church. The Mooreville Methodist/Boguefala Baptist Cemetery Committee is accepting donations for care of the cemetery. The committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the Mooreville Methodist Church. Donations may be sent to: Bobby Taylor, 1820 E. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38804; or Jimmy Sheffield, 145 CR 1178, Tupelo, MS 38804; or to any other committee member: Bill Pickens, Jack Leslie, Randy Pearce, Gordon Smith, James Carnathan, Wayne Stroup and Lawrence Terry.

- Redland Cemetery in Pontotoc County will observe Memorial Day at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in a new location. Outer winds of Hurricane Katrina destroyed the pavilion at Redland. Toxish Baptist Church has invited Redland patrons to use their fellowship hall for Memorial Day. A covered dish lunch will be followed by the memorial program and business session. The Rev. Rusty Miller is the pastor of Toxish Baptist Church.

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will observe Women’s Day at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. The speaker will be Pastor Leon Griffin, accompanied by the Greater New Prospect Church family of Nettleton. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host.

- Covenant Faith Outreach Ministries in Tupelo will honor their pastor, the Rev. Patricia Ross Hych, with a Love Day at 3 p.m. Aug. 20. The speaker will be Pastor Lee Miller of Faith Harvest Church of Booneville.