Religion Briefs December 22, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

North Mount Olivet to host Unity Fellowship
North Mount Olivet General Missionary Baptist District Association and her Ministries will host a Unity Fellowship on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Hosted by the Rev. Chester McNairy and Jolly Chapel M. B. Church, the program will follow the theme “There Is Hope in God’s World” from 1 Peter 1: 3-5. The Rev. Danny Gladney will serve as moderator, assisted by McNairy and the Rev. John Smith. The event will feature 18 churches from Monroe, Chickasaw, Lee, and Clay counties. For more information, contact Deacon Edward Haynes at 369-2263 or

“Home Run” movie coming to Tupelo
The Christian baseball movie “Home Run” will show at Tupelo’s Malco theater on its opening weekend, April 19, 2012.
“Home Run” was prescreened by community and religious leaders in October to gauge interest in the film. Release of the movie in certain locations are the result of positive feedback from such local prescreenings. “Home Run” garnered enough support to warrant its showing in Tupelo.
Sponsored by Christian rehab program Celebrate Recovery, the movie tells the story of loose cannon professional baseball player Cory Brand (Scott Elrod) who finds himself suspended form his team. Stranded in his Southern hometown, Brand is forced to attend the only rehab program around.

Holiday concert comes to Lyric Theatre
Tupelo Community Theatre and Origins Church will present a holiday concert on December 23rd at the Lyric Theatre. The concert, Love Came Down, is presented free but general admission tickets may be claimed from the TCT ticket office from Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The concert will feature Cody Hickman, Drew Gatlin, Melissa McAnally, and the Origins band. For more information, email or call 844-1935.

‘Hacktivists’ infiltrate Westboro Baptist Church
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, the Westboro Baptist Church, a group notorious for picketing the funerals of soldiers, children and AIDS victims, announced its intention to protest the funerals of the slain students.
Earlier this week, prominent hacktivist group Anonymous infiltrated Westboro BC’s website and publishing a list of personal information about the church members.
A similar group, UG Nazi has launched an offensive against the church. A 15-year-old hacker screen-named “Cosmo the God” infiltrated WBC members’ twitter accounts.

This week’s answer
Q. WHAT DID the slothful man say was in the street to keep him from going to work?
A. A LION (Proverbs 26:13)

This week’s question
Q. What verse in the Bible contains every letter in the alphabet except the letter Q?
Questions by Claude Wilemon

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