Church briefs June 9

Revivals

- The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church will have youth revival services at 6 p.m. today. The speaker will be Minister LeAundra Bumpus of Decatur, Ala. Elder Ledentry Forster is the host pastor.

- Greenwood Baptist Church will have revival services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The speaker will be Gary Smith. Gary O’Neal is the host pastor.

- Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. James Williams of Mt. Olive M.B. Church of Bolivar, Tenn. Singing will be my area choirs. The Rev. Arlanders Colyer is the host pastor.

- Charity Mission of Aberdeen will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be Pastor Harold Wilson of Greater Faith Full Gospel Baptist Church in Tupelo.

- Chandlers Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. June 17 and at 7 p.m. June 18 and 19. The speaker will be the Rev. Bettye Clifton, pastor of Shiloh Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Fulton. The Rev. Charles Shack is the host pastor.

- Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will have revival services at 6 p.m. June 17 and at 7 p.m. June 18 and 19. The speaker will be Pastor Willie Lee Harper of Teemer CME Church of Holly Springs. Area choirs will provide the music. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.

- Bartahatchie Baptist Church, east of Amory, will have revival services at 6 p.m. June 17 and at 7 p.m. June 18-20. The speaker and singer will be Bill Monaghan of Amory.

- Old Path Missionary Baptist Church of Belmont will have revival services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 18-22. The speaker will be Bro. Clatus NeSmith. Bro. Keith L. Hood is the host pastor.

- Thompson Chapel Methodist Church of Houlka will have revival services at 7 p.m. June 18-22. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Eddie L. Jumper, evangelist of the 4th Episcopal District CME Church. The Rev. Luther Minor is the host pastor.

- Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. June 24-27. The speaker will be Bro. David Keller of Ocean Springs. Bro. Sammy Washburn is the host pastor.

- A city-wide Holy Ghost revival will be July 3-6 at the Shammach Church of God in Christ at Haven Acres. The speaker will be Apostle Shelia Morrow of Dayton, Ohio. Elder Michael Goins is the host pastor.

Music

- The Tracemen Quartet will be in concert at: 1 p.m. today, Deaton’s Saw Mill benefit for Red Bay, Ala., Fire Department; today, Skyline Baptist Church, east of Tupelo; 6 p.m. June 16, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of New Albany; and 7 p.m. June 23, Evangelical Full Gospel Church, Holly Springs.

- The Mt. Zion M.B. Church Male Choir of Verona will celebrate their 39th anniversary at 6 p.m. today. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.

- Still Blessed of Smithville will be in concert at: 6 p.m. today, Emmanual Baptist Church in Red Banks; 1 p.m. Sunday, Union Baptist Church, south of Plantersville; 1 p.m. June 24, North Ripley Baptist Church, Ripley; 6 p.m. June 24, Grace Methodist Church, Booneville; 1 p.m. July 15, Smith Chapel, Booneville; 7 p.m. June 21, Prairie Baptist Church, Prairie; 6 p.m. July 22, Fifth Street Baptist Church, Iuka; 1 p.m. July 29, East Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wheeler; and 5:30 p.m. July 29, Cornersville Baptist Church, Union County.

- Bill Monaghan of Amory will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland (Bro. Robert Buse, pastor) and at 11 a.m. Sunday at Harvest Time Church of God in Pontotoc (Bro. David Hall, pastor).

- Hill’s Chapel Baptist Church near Kirkville will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring The Kennedy Family. In addition, Pastor Loyd Stephens and The Mink Family will be singing at the Froglevel Festival at Pratts at 11:15 a.m. today.

- Skyline Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring The Tracemen. Bro. Castor Buse is the host pastor.

- The Holcomb Sisters will be in concert at 1 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Holiness Church in Ripley.

- The Celestrial Nightingales will celebrate their 22nd anniversary with a concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Association Building in Ripley. Guests include The New Magnolia Jubilees, Christian Crusaders, Redemption, Moses Chapel Male Choir, Stars of Faith, Weary Travelers, Spiritual Travelers, New Angelic Voices, McDonald Singers, Gospelairs, Turner Singers, Starlites and Tim Frierson. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children 6-12.

- Houston Chapel CME Church of Houston will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Sunday featuring the Golden Echoes of Tupelo and the Spiritual Harmoneers of Houston. The Rev. Annie Whitmore is the host pastor.

- Spiritual True Lights will have a program to celebrate the release of their new CD at 6 p.m. June 17 at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo. Special guests include Kimble Chapel Male Chorus, Southern Travelers, Tim Frierson & Determined, and Chris Hatchett & Standing. Dr. Cordell Phillips is the host pastor.

- Common Ground Christian Church in Wren will host a night of bluegrass with some of North Mississippi’s acoustic pickers, playing both traditional and progressive bluegrass, at 6 p.m. June 23. No admission. Concessions available.

- The adult choir of New Salem M.B. Church of Pontotoc will host Choir Day at 6 p.m. June 23. Pastor Carl Shack Sr. is the host.

Benefits and Fundraisers

- Morning Star M.B. Church will have a benefit program for Bro. Bryant and Sis. Corene Williams at 6 p.m. today. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses. The Rev. Tyrone McIntosh is the host pastor.

- Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville will have a building fund Psalms service at 7 p.m. June 24. The special guests will be D. Mayfield of Crawford and Disciples for Jesus of Amory. The Rev. Darrin Foster is the host pastor.

Vacation Bible School

- Blackland M.B. Church will have Vacation Bible School from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Earlie Eddie is the host pastor.

- Second Missionary Baptist Church and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have combined Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at Second Baptist in Verona. The theme is “Game Day Central, Where Heroes Are Made.” Classes are available for all ages. The Rev. Larry M. Stone and the Rev. Donnell Nichols are the host pastors.

- Cairo Baptist Church of Ecru will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday for ages preschool through adults. Bro. Bill Dowdy is the host pastor.

- Mud Creek M.B. Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The theme is “Take the Plunge: Make a Splash With Jesus.” The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.

- New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for all ages. The theme is “Game Day Central, Where Heroes Are Made.” Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

- Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Tupelo will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Gary Long Sr. is the host pastor.

- Sandhill M.B. Church will have Vacation Bible School at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. Leroy Harris of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Rienzi on Monday; the Rev. Anthony Welch of Central Grove M.B. Church of Kossuth on Tuesday; the Rev. Issac Shinault of Springhill M.B. Church of Baldwyn on Wednesday; and the Rev. John Pams of St. Luke M.B. Church of Corinth on Thursday. The Rev. Lincoln Bradley is the host pastor.

- East Mount Zion Baptist Church of Baldwyn will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Holy Land Adventure: Galillee by the Sea – Catch Jesus in Action.” Classes are available for ages nursery to 12th grade. Michael Boutot is the host pastor.

- College Hill CME Church in Pontotoc will have Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Heroes.” Classes will be available for all ages. The Rev. Morris Q. Stephens is the host pastor.

- Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston will have Vacation Bible School at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. John Cox is the host pastor.

- New Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Fulton will have Vacation Bible School at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Game Day.” Classes are for all ages. The Rev. S.E. Banks is the host pastor.

- Rising Star M.B. Church will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for ages 3 to adult. The Rev. Melvin Lewis is the host pastor. To arrange transportation, call (662) 844-1626.

- Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will have Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The theme is “Graduate to Greatness the Jesus Way.”

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will have Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

- Hopewell M.B. Church of Belden will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 18-20. The Rev. Curtis McKinney is the host pastor.

- Palmetto CME Church and the Board of Christian Education will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 18-21. Elder Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.

- Mt. Vernon Baptist Church near Iuka will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 18-22 for children through age 18.

- Snowtown United Methodist Church in Okolona will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25-29. The theme is “Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights.” The Rev. Steven Owens is the host pastor.

- Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church will have “Avalanche Ranch” Vacation Bible School for ages 3-sixth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 9-13. “Cowhand Kick-Off” will be at 6 p.m. July 8. Avalanche Ranch closing production will be at 10:30 a.m. July 15.

Father’s Day

- The Union/Benton County Cluster will host a Father’s Day breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. June 16 at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church in New Albany. Admission is $5. Proceeds will go to Camp Lake Stevens building program.

- Hopewell M.B. Church of Belden will celebrate Father’s Day at 6:30 p.m. June 16. The guests will be Southern Travelers of Pontotoc.

- Snowtown United Methodist Church of Okolona will celebrate Father’s Day during the morning worship service on June 17. The Rev. Steven Owen is the host pastor.

- New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will celebrate Father’s Day during the 10:15 a.m. morning worship on June 17. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will celebrate Father’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on June 17. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will celebrate Father’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on June 17. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

- Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton will celebrate Father’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on June 17. The children, youth and others will share in the program. The ladies of the church will provide a meal. Host pastor, Rev. Chris Diggs, will bring the message.

- Palmetto CME Church and the Department of Lay Ministry will celebrate Father’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on June 17. Elder Leo Wright is the host pastor.

- Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona will sponsor a Father’s Day program at 3 p.m. June 17. The speaker will be the Rev. Willie Wilson of New Life in Verona, along with his church family. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.

Other Events

- New Salem M.B. Church of Pontotoc will hold their annual missionary prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. today. All ladies are asked to wear white. The Rev. Carl Shack Sr. is the host pastor.

- People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a Men’s Conference from 9 a.m. to noon today. The speaker will be Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr., pastor of New Olivet Baptist Church of Memphis. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

- Springhill Missionary Baptist Church of Tupelo will observe Men’s Day today and Sunday. A gospel singing will be at 5 p.m. today. The Men’s Day program will be at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature Pastor Robert Moore of Providence M.B. Church of Ethelsville, Ala. The Rev. Gary Long Sr. is the host pastor.

- Pleasant Plain M.B. Church of Prairie will celebrate the fourth anniversary of their pastor and his family today and Sunday. A pre-anniversary celebration will be at 6:30 p.m. today. The special guests will be the Rev. James Covington Jr. and Mt. Olivet M.B. Church of Starkville. Dr. J.P. Orr and the Lake Grove M.B. Church of Prairie will be the special guests at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Michael McGaha is the host pastor.

- The Sky Is the Limit Ministry will have a “dress down” service at 9 a.m. Sunday at the West Point location and at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Tupelo location. Bishop T.C. and Dr. P. Cummings are the host pastors.

- Homecoming and Decoration Day at Jones Chapel Baptist Church of Nettleton will be Sunday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Dinner will be at noon. Four Fold of Scotts Hill, Tenn., will be the singers at a 1 p.m. concert. Pastor Bill Payne is the host.

- Union Baptist Church of Plantersville will celebrate homecoming Sunday. Bro. Joey Goodwin will be the speaker from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with afternoon singing by Still Blessed.

- Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church of Belden will honor their 2007 graduates during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Rev. Henry L. Vaughn is the host pastor.

- Snowtown United Methodist Church of Okolona will observe Children’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The Rev. Steven Owens is the host pastor.

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will observe Children’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

- College Hill CME Church in Pontotoc will observe Family and Friends Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Leon Griffin and the Greater New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Nettleton. The Rev. Morris Q. Stephens is the host pastor.

- Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Buena Vista will honor their pastor, Pastor Shell, with an Appreciation Day program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

- Highs Chapel CME Church of Shannon will celebrate homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Minister Matthew Freeman. Music will be by the Mount Zion Male Chorus. The Rev. JoAnn Scales is the host pastor.

- New Beginning Church meets at the Lee Association Building at 2508 S. Gloster St. in Tupelo. Sunday school is at 8 a.m. and worship at 9:15 a.m. Pastor George Pritchard will be honored with a Love Day celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Marcus Cox, associate minister of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona.

- New Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Tupelo will observe Children’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Mitchell Steen, pastor of Sanders Chapel M.B. Church of Water Valley and Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Coffeeville. The Rev. Larry J. Hervey is the host pastor.

- The children’s department of Sandhill M.B. Church will observe Children’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The inspirational speaker will be Janette Kirk of New Tabernacle M.B. Church of Baldwyn. Musical guests will be the New Chapel United Methodist Church Children’s Choir of Plantersville. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Micheal Davis of Jackson, Tenn. The Rev. Lincoln E. Bradley is the host pastor.

- Union Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will honor their pastor and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. W.B. Sampson Jr., with an Appreciation Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be Pastor Chester McNairy and Jolly Chapel M.B. Church family of Okolona.

- Flatwood Grove Church of the Living God will host their annual Fruit Of The Spirit Conference will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. The speakers will be Missionary Frieda Starks of Greater Spring Hill Toccopola at Thaxton; Minister Paulette Turner of New Birth Community Church of New Albany; Evangelist Patricia Smith of Love Praise Tabernacle of New Albany; Minister Alma Carter of Beaver Dam M.B. Church of New Albany; Evangelist Victoria Gray of Greater New Hope Church of Myrtle; Sister Deborah Spight of Palestine M.B. Church of Blue Mountain; Evangelist Christine Jones of Flatwood Grove of Blue Mountain; Evangelist Maggie Baylis of Pentecostal House of Prayer & Deliverance of Ripley; Evangelist Loretta Hayes of Coleman Temple of Ripley; and Minister Tina Spight of St. Johns Church of Ripley. Bishop H.L. Coleman is the host pastor.

- The Tupelo Christian Women’s Club will host a “June is Bursting Out All Over” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. June 12 at the Tupelo Country Club. The musical guest will be singer Sara Parker, a member of Stronghold of Pontotoc. Speakers will be Daniel Skinner of Highpoint Roaster’s Shop, a gourmet coffee shop in New Albany; and the Stonecroft Ministries speaker Carolyn Morris of Loudon, Tenn. Reservations may be made by calling Martha at (662) 844-5258 or Evelyn at (662) 844-2563. For free child care, call Ruth at (662) 842-3945.

- The New Birth Ministries International church women will host a Women’s Shut-In at 7 p.m. June 15 at 1326 Oakview Drive. Pastor Patricia McAlister is the host.

- The annual convention of the Booneville Baptist Youth Fellowship will be 6:30 p.m. June 15 and at 10 a.m. June 16 at Sandhill M.B. Church in Baldwyn. Anthony Welch is the moderator. The Rev. Lincoln E. Bradley is the host pastor.

- Words of Faith Deliverance Ministries of Tupelo will host the Satisfied Singles Summit for teens and young adults on June 15-17. The schedule follows: 7 p.m. June 15, praise and worship and preaching by Pastor Eyvone Smith of Oxford; 10 a.m. June 16, workshop on “The Affects of Abuse on Our Society, Part I” by Dr. Marion Bledsoe of Corinth; 11:30 a.m. June 16, lunch; noon June 16, workshop on “The Affects of Abuse on Our Society, Part II” by Dr. Bledsoe; 8 to 9:45 a.m. June 17, workshop on “The Order of Relationships” by Overseer Gerald Patterson; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., morning worship. Pastors Gerald and Tinnona Patterson are the hosts. Registration is free at www.words-of-faith.com.

- The missionary department at Poplar CME Church in Saltillo will host a women’s prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. June 16. The speaker will be Sheaneter Johnson of Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.

- Charity Mission of Aberdeen will host their annual Family and Friends celebration at 10:30 a.m. June 16 and at 9:30 a.m. June 17.

- Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will host a Live Well Health Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. June 16 in the church’s Christian Life Center.

- The Couples Ministry of Northside Christian Church of West Point will host “A Reminder of Paradise” from 7 to 9 p.m. June 16 at the West Point Civic Center. Special guests will be The Sky Is the Limit Orchestra of Tupelo and mime Bernadette Davis of Oxford. For tickets, call the church at (662) 494-5210. The Rev. Orlando R. Richmond Sr. is the host pastor.

- Morning Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will have early morning worship at 8 a.m. June 17. Sunday school will follow. The Rev. Tyrone McIntosh is the host pastor.

- Old Path Missionary Baptist Church of Belmont will celebrate homecoming at 2 p.m. June 17. Musical guests will be True Witness. Bro. Keith L. Hood is the host pastor.

- Mt. Moriah M.B. Church of Aberdeen will observe Men’s Day at 2:30 p.m. June 17. The guests will be the Rev. George Taylor and the New Prospect M.B. Church family of Nettleton. The Rev. W.R. Sims is the host pastor.

- Calvary Baptist Church of Okolona will have an installation service for their new pastor, the Rev. Clarence Frison, at 3 p.m. June 17. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey McMullen, pastor of Shady Grove M.B. Church of McCondy.

- Dr. P’s Girlfriends Ministry will have a special service at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at The Sky Is the Limit in Tupelo. Dr. P’s Girlfriends will host the international “Coming Out of the Box Conference” at 6 p.m. June 30 in Macon. Registration is free. Call (662) 841-7592 for directions.

- The Pastor’s Aide Committee of Mason St. Luke Baptist Church of Corinth will honor their pastor, Rev. Lynn Bess, and first lady, Sis. Thelma Bess, on June 22 and 24. A banquet will be at 6 p.m. June 22 at Gilmore’s Restaurant in Corinth. Ladies are asked to wear hats. The speaker will be Sis. Gwen Powell. Tickets are $20. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. June 24, followed by dinner in the fellowship hall. The love and appreciation program will begin at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. O.J. Salters, accompanied by the St. Rest M.B. Church family.

- Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Guntown will have its first Children and Youth Retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 for children 2-17. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. The retreat is free. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

- Alcohol & Drug Awareness Day will be held 2 to 5 p.m. June 23 at 124 Place, Dr. D.L. Conner Drive, Starkville. Special guests include Lighthouse Mission of Jackson, New Chapel Steppers of Fulton, Disciples for Jesus of Amory, and the Dynamic Duo – E.J. and Maurice Howard of Aberdeen. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call the Rev. Darrin Foster at (662) 320-4208 or Sis. Alfreda Outlaw at (662) 617-0937.

- Snowtown United Methodist Church of Okolona will honor their pastor, the Rev. Steven Owens, and his family with Appreciation Day on June 23 and 24. At 6:30 p.m. June 23, the Snowtown United Methodist Church Male Chorus will perform a musical in honor of their pastor’s wife, Diane Owens. At 3 p.m. June 24, the Rev. Chris Diggs, pastor of Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton, will be the speaker, along with his church family.

- Pine Grove M.B. Church of Shannon will honor their pastor and his wife for 27 years of dedicated service on June 24. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. J.C. Humphrey of Tupelo. The 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. Jonathan Tucker of New Birth M.B. Church of New Albany, accompanied by his choir and church family. The Rev. G.L. Kendrick is the host pastor.

- New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Youth Day at 2:30 p.m. June 24. The Rev. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

- The Tupelo Christian Women’s Club will host an “Independence Birthday Day Luncheon” at 11:30 a.m. July 10 at the Tupelo Country Club. Entertainment includes; the singing of “The National Anthem” by 11-year-old Zierra Long, daughter of J.B. and Zell Long; “Let Freedom Ring,” honoring our military, by retired Commander David Nelson; and “An Independence Message” by Phyllis Fights of Gunterville, Ala. The luncheon is $12 per person. To make a reservation, call Martha at (662) 844-5258 or Evelyn at (662) 842-2563 by July 6. For free child care, call Ruth at (662) 842-3945.

- Palmetto Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Board of Christian Education will honor their pastor, the Rev. Leo Wright, and his wife, Gladys, with an appreciation program during the 11 a.m. worship service on July 15. The speaker will be Minister Margaret Jennings. Dinner will be served.