First Baptist Church of Verona will have revival services at 10 a

REVIVAL
n First Baptist Church of Verona will have revival services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The evangelist will be Dr. Ronald Meeks. Music leader will be Bro. Brian Lark.
n Mud Creek M.B. Church will have youth revival services at 6 p.m. March 8 and at 7 p.m. March 9 and 10. The theme is “Remember Now Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth.” The speaker will be the Rev. Lewis H. Lockridge, pastor of Kimble Chapel M.B. Church. Singing will be by area choirs. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.
n Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 8 and at 7 p.m. March 9-10. The speaker will be the Rev. Robert Brownlee of A Gate Church of Louisville. The R3v. Jimmy D. Wofford is the host pastor.
n The Aberdeen-Tupelo District and Oak Grove CME Church young adults will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 8 and at 7 p.m. March 9-10 at the Oak Grove CME Church in Rienzi. The speaker will be the Rev. Aretha Collier, pastor of Norton Springs and Wesley Chapel CME Churches. Elder Leo. M. Wright is the host elder, and the Rev. Ida Price is the host pastor.
n Trinity Outreach Center in Houston will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 11-13. The speaker will be Evangelist Ruby Holland Hutchins of Memphis. Superintendent G.L. Huggins is the host.
n New Birth Ministries International will travel to One Way Ministries International (Pastors Nathaniel and Empress Bolton) in Nashville for revival services March 12-14. The speaker will be Prophetess Juanita Bynum. Cost is $125 per person, plus a $5 per night registration fee. Deadline to register is March 1. Call Pastor Patricia McAlister at (662) 255-4145 or Tera Maxwell at (662) 422-0651. Seating is limited.
n Morning Star M.B. Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 15-17. The speaker will be the Rev. Glenn Parks, pastor of New Chapel United Methodist Church of Plantersville and Big Hill United Methodist Church of Pontotoc. The Rev. Torrance McIntosh is the host pastor.
n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 15 and at 7 p.m. March 16-17. The speaker will be the Rev. Jack Shelton and the church family and choir of New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.
n New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 16-20. The evangelist will be the Rev. S.E. Banks, pastor of New Temple M.B. Church of Fulton. Singing will be by the New Providence choir and area choirs. The Rev. Elston Charles Kemp is the host pastor.
n New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will have youth revival services at 7 p.m. March 17-19. The speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Jernigan. Pastor Billy D. Rainey is the host.
n Red Bud M.B. Church will have revival services and a youth conference at 7 p.m. March 17-20. The speaker will be Dr. Frank E. Ray Sr. of New Salem M.B. Church in Memphis. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service on March 20. The Rev. Jermal Boddie is the host pastor.
MUSIC
n The Masters Quartet will be singing at 6 p.m. today at the Lighthouse Assembly of God in Saltillo. Donations will be accepted. Pastor Merel Floyd is the host.
n McGlown Chapel CME Church youth and young adults will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. today. Groups appearing include Melvin Penson and Rejoice, Angels of Love, The Free Will Harmonizers, and Gospel Sons. The Rev. Willie Howell is the host pastor.
n New Parkersburg Baptist Church north of Houston will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. today. Guests will be Stronghold and Saving Grace. Donations will be taken.
n The Mass Choir of Hopewell M.B. Church of Belden will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. today. Bro. Lamont Siddell is the music director, and the Rev. Curtis McKinney is the host pastor.
n Bill Monaghan of Amory will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at East Heights Assembly of God in Tupelo. Bro. David Lann is the host pastor.
n Heaven’s Highway will be in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church near Sherman. A freewill offering will be taken. Bro. Terry Faulkner is the host pastor, and Billy Little is the music director.
n The Tracemen Quartet will be singing at: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mid-Way United Methodist Church in Oxford; March 6 and 7 at the Gospel Music Expo at The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo; 7 p.m. March 21 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of New Albany; and 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Arbor Grove Baptist Church of Houston.
n Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will observe Adult Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. March 8. The Rev. Michael Williams Sr. is the host pastor.
n Charles Golden will present Choir Fest at 6 p.m. March 14 at East Baptist Church in Pontotoc. Featured guests include the East Baptist Youth Choir and Mass Choir, Voices from the Land of Hanging Grapes, Chris Hatchett and S.4.C., Faithful, Harold T. and Peculiar, The Burnside Singers, and Tim Frierson and Determined. Mary Sellars of WSAO Radio of Senatobia will be the emcee. Pastor Artie Webber Jr. is the host pastor.
n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will host a Gospel Praise Extravaganza at 3 p.m. March 15 featuring gospel praise teams, including PCBC’s Lil’ People of Praise and Spiritual Movement. Proceeds will go the building fund. To register, call Sis. Charlotte Pratt at (662) 321-1046. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.
n Marty Magehee of the group 4Him will be in concert at 6 p.m. March 15 at the First Baptist Church in Saltillo.
n The Lane College Concert Choir will be in concert at 7 p.m. March 18 at Lane Chapel CME Church in Tupelo.
n The Mass Choir of Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will observe Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. April 5. Guests include the Kimble Chapel M.B. Church Choir of Belden, the Mud Creek M.B. Church Mass Choir and the Red Oak M.B. Church Choir of Saltillo. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.
FUNDRAISERS AND BENEFITS
n Burntfields Baptist Church near Fairview will host a fundraising spaghetti supper at 4 p.m. today. Plates are $5 each. There also will be a singing and a silent auction. Bro. Robert Humphres is the host pastor.
n A benefit for Bro. Rex and Jeannie Ard will be today at the Sherman Baptist Church. Barbecue plates will be sold from 4 to 6 p.m. Plates are $8 for adults and $4 for children. An auction will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The Landmarks Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m.
n Chesterville Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a yard sale at 7 a.m. March 7. All proceeds will go to the youth fund.
n The youth department of Poplar CME Church in Saltillo will have a car wash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 at the Auto Zone on North Gloster Street in Tupelo. Donations will be accepted.
n A benefit for Fred Buchanan will be at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Zion Spring M.B. Church Family Life Center in Okolona. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.
n “Dinner With a Purpose,” a fundraising event for Living Word amp& Praise Sanctuary Church, will be at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Rockwell Center on Joyner Street in Tupelo. Two menus will be available. All meals come with the main course, side dishes, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Tickets will be $8/adults, $5/children 11-15, $3/children 4-10 and free/children 3 and under. The meal will be prepared by Chef Willie and Minister Toni Morris. All proceeds will go to the church’s building fund. Pastor Tony B. Hereford is the host pastor. For tickets, call Chef Willie and Minister Toni Morris at (662) 401-4388 or 322-7612; First Lady Michelle Hereford at (662) 491-0554; or Chris Jones at (662) 321-2339.
n Hope Family Ministries will host their annual Charity Golf Classic at 8 a.m. May 29 at Natchez Trace Golf Club in Tupelo. Funds raised help provide biblical counseling and marriage enrichment workshops. The Rev. Mike Marecle is president and founder. For more information, call (662) 842-4673.
OTHER EVENTS
n The Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Tupelo meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at Temple B’nai Israel at 1301 Marshall Street in Tupelo. On Sunday, Briggs Massey will discuss Depak Shopra’s “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” Visit the website at www.uutupelo.org for directions and for information.
n Faith Bible Church will have worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning at the BancorpSouth Arena, Room 1. Pastor Anthony and Dell Hatch are the hosts.
n Snowtown United Methodist Church will have a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. today. The speaker will be Sis. Ellawee Washington of Highs Chapel Church of Shannon. The breakfast is $6. Pastor Billy Perry is the host.
n Dr. P and the Girlfriends of The Sky Is the Limit Ministries will meet today. For more information, call (662) 841-7592.
n John Jacob’s Next Generation Power Force, a strength team with a message of hope, will be at Good News Church in Tupelo at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.
n Jerusalem M.B. Church near Nettleton will has rescheduled the ordination service for Minister Jimmy Dale Adams Jr. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Pastor Donnell Nichols of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona, accompanied by his church family. Pastor Craig Fields is the host.
n Morning Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will have a pastor’s aid program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Lowell Walker, pastor of Mt. Sinai M.B. Church, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Torrance McIntosh is the host pastor.
n Cherry Creek Church of Ecru will have a pastor’s aid program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Marvin McWhirter and the Johnson Chapel Church family of Shannon. The Rev. Cornelius Medcalf is the host pastor.
n Big Hill United Methodist Church will present “50 Women in Red and 50 Men in Black” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Steve Owens of Mt. Pisgah-Union Grove-Pleasant Valley Charge. The Rev. Glenn Parks is the host pastor.
n Friendship Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Dorsey will have a steward program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Miller, along with the Danville CME Church family. The Rev. Patrick Head Sr. is the host pastor.
n New Hope M.B. Church of Okolona will honor their pastor and his wife with an appreciation program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Pastor H.B. Sadler of Mud Creek M.B. Church, accompanied by his church family. Pastor Robert E. Parks Sr. is the host.
n An 11-week workshop for individuals who are divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering from a broken relationship will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning March 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. The fee is $35 (scholarships are available) and preregistration is required. A program for children, “Broken Rainbow,” is included at no additional charge. For more information or to register, call Bonnie Sisco at (662) 690-8100.
n Calvary United Methodist Church of New Albany will host a series of Lenten lunches at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday through April 8. Bring a sack lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided. The Rev. Creighton White is the host pastor.
n New Birth Ministries International will celebrate the third anniversary of their pastor at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 1326 Oakview Drive in Tupelo and at 4 p.m. March 8 at the Charles Bouldin Building on Eason Boulevard in Tupelo. The speakers will be: Apostle Linda Rogers of The Bread of Life in Amory on Wednesday; Bishop Gillord of Gates of Praise Ministry in New Albany on Thursday; Pastor Kelvin Ransey of Spirit of Excellence Ministries in Oxford on Friday; and Pastor Ryan French of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Hamilton on March 8.
n A community-wide World Day of Prayer service will be at 4 p.m. March 6 at the Pontotoc First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. The focus country will be Papua, New Guinea. The event is nondenominational.
n The Union Cemetery meeting will be at 10 a.m. March 7 at New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville. All area residents with family members buried at the cemetery at asked to attend. The Rev. Jack Shelton is the host pastor.
n The Hands and Feet Ministry of Valley Grove Baptist Church will host an open house and dedication of the new mission house at 11 a.m. March 7. The house is located in the Old Union Community.
n Mud Creek M.B. Church of Saltillo will host Career Day from noon to 3 p.m. March 7. Topics include “How to Apply For a Job,” “What You May Not Know” and “Interview Preparation.” The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.
n New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will celebrate the 16th anniversary of their pastor and his wife on March 7 and 8. A Gospel Explosion will be at 6 p.m. March 7 with area choirs, groups and soloists participating. The anniversary celebration will be at 2:30 p.m. March 8, with dinner from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. The Rev. George Taylor is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church will conduct Second Sunday worship services at 8 a.m. March 8. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Bethel CME Church will have early worship at 8 a.m. March 8.
n Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will observe Men and Women’s Day at 2:30 p.m. March 8. The guests will be the Rev. Daryl Rucker and the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Baldwyn. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.
n Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Usher Day at 2:30 p.m. March 8. The theme is “Rendering Service to the Lord, Not to Man.” The speaker will be the Rev. Jonathan Tucker of New Birth Community Church of New Albany, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Willie James Matthew is the host pastor.
n The Women Missionary Society of Bethel CME Church will present “A Sea of Flowers” during the missionary program at 3 p.m. March 8. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.
n Bro. Rodney Spears will preach his first sermon at 3 p.m. March 8 at Watson Grove Church. The Rev. Avence Pittman Jr. is the host pastor.
n Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. March 8. The theme is “Giving Unselfish Service to Benefit Others.” The speaker will be Pastor Jeffery Daniel of White Hill M.B. Church. The Rev. Henry Vaughn is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church and the Women’s Missionary Society will have their seasonal tea at 3 p.m. March 8. The theme is “What Do You Have the Power to Do?” Musical guests will be Faith-Full. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Trinity CME Church of Guntown will observe Usher Appreciation Day at 3 p.m. March 8. The speaker will be Minister Ashley Hereford of Watch Night Ministries of Canton, Ga. Musical ministry will be by Bro. Timothy Wade and the Wade Family. The Rev. Mary Robinson is the host pastor.
n Watson Grove will host a Youth Explosion at 6:30 p.m. March 10. Guests include the University of Mississippi Gospel Choir, the Rust College Choir, New Albany High School Steppers, New Birth Step Team, Unity Drama Team, Harold Turrentine amp& Peculiar, Bryan Green amp& VOW. The Rev. Avent Pittman Jr. is the host pastor.
n Higher Heights Apostolic Church in Plantersville will host “The After Effects of Pentecost” service at 4 p.m. March 14. The speaker will be Pastor Nickson of Jackson, La. Elder Nathan Brown is the host pastor.
n Mt. Moriah M.B. Church of Aberdeen will honor their pastor, the Rev. W.R. Sims, and First Lady Bonnie Sims, at 2:30 p.m. March 15. The speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Simmons and the Darden Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Okolona. First Lady Bonnie Sims will be honored at 6 p.m. March 14.
n Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Corinth will have a Missionary Society program at 3 p.m. March 15. The theme is “Christian Love.” Wear a flower that brings out your spiritual side. Sis. Ruby Bobo, Sis. Pinky Scales and Sis. Beverly Taylor will speak on a certain flower. The speaker preacher will be the Rev. Lynn Bess, pastor of Mason St. Luke, accompanied by his choir, ushers and church family. The Rev. J.L. Bobo is the host pastor.
n Rising Star M.B. Church’s Senior Women Mission Union will host the Missionary Day program at 3 p.m. March 15. The speakers will be Sis. Gloria Cox, Sis. Doris Suggs and Sis. Betty Thomas. The Rev. Dr. Melvin B. Lewis is the host pastor.
n Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. March 15. The speaker will be the Rev. Craig Fields of Jerusalem M.B. Church of Nettleton, along with his church family, choir and ushers. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.
n The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Plantersville will have an Evangelist Explosion on March 20 and 21. The theme is “Rekindle the Fire.” The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 20. A choir workshop and choir rehearsal will begin at noon March 21. Conductors will be Bro. Ronald Cox and Bro. Willie Maxwell of Jackson. The Explosion Mass Choir will perform at 6 p.m. March 21. Speaker for both nights will be Evangelist Barbara Morton of Straightway Apostolic Church in Jackson, Tenn.
n East Spring Hill M.B. Church of Nettleton will have a candlelight program at 6:30 p.m. March 21. The Rev. E. Lindsey is the host pastor.
n New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will honor Pastor Billy D. and Sis. Wilma Rainey with an appreciation celebration at 2:30 p.m. March 22. The speaker will be Pastor Eddie Goliday of Clear Creek M.B. Church of Oxford.
n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will celebrate their church’s fourth anniversary at 3 p.m. April 5. The speaker will be Bishop Calvin Wortham and the Church of the Living God church family and choir of Thaxton. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

Judy McGhee