n Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Speakers will be Pastor Cedric Coleman of Spring Grove M.B. Church in Haynes, Ark., on Tuesday and Pastor Ronald Broussard of Mt. Calvary M.B. Church of Marianna, Ark., on Wednesday through Friday.
n Limestone Baptist Church near Nettleton will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be Bro. Stacy Pearcy of Bath Springs, Tenn. A special youth service will be held Friday night.
n Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The theme is “Be Ye Revived By the Renewing of the Holy Spirit.” The speaker will be Bishop C.L. Parks, pastor of Temple of Compassion and Deliverance. Singing will be by area choirs with the TCD choir singing on May 8. The Rev. Steven Owens is the host pastor.
n New Life Community Church of Deliverance in Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. May 11-15. The guests will be Pastor Lee Miller and the church family of Faith Harvest Church in Booneville.
n Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will have young adult revival services at 6 p.m. May 17 and at 7 p.m. May 18 and 19. The theme is “God Has a Purpose For Your Life.” Speakers will be Elder Patrick Head of Friendship CME Church of Dorsey on May 17; Pastor Tony Hereford of The Living Word and Praise Sanctuary of Tupelo on May 18; and Pastor Lewis Lockridge of Kimble Chapel of Belden on May 19. Music will be by the Friendship, The Living Word and Praise, and Kimble Chapel choirs. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.
n Saving Grace will be singing at the following places: 6 p.m. today, Tom and Dora’s Treehouse, Houston; 1 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Baptist Church, Marietta; 1 p.m. May 9, Ratliff Community Center; 6 p.m. May 9, Revelation Holiness Church, Gattman; noon May 16, James Spain backyard singing, Corinth; 7 p.m. May 16, Unity Broadcasting, Booneville; and 6 p.m. May 19, Tate Baptist Church, Corinth.
n Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston will observe Choir Day at 7 p.m. today. Singing will be by area choirs and soloists. The Rev. John Cox is the host pastor.
n The Masters Quartet will be singing at the following places: 6 p.m. today, George Moore Store, Burton community; 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Macedonia Methodist Church, Houston; 6 p.m. Sunday, Macedonia Baptist Church, Sherman; 11 a.m. May 10, Sapa Baptist Church, Eupora; 6 p.m. May 15, Joe Brigance Park, Houston; noon May 16, James Spain Home, Corinth; 6 p.m. May 16, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, New Albany; 11 a.m. May 17, Siloam Methodist Church, New Site; 6 p.m. May 17, Little Creek Baptist Church, Booneville; and 5 p.m. May 31, Horton Memorial Baptist Church, Ecru.
n Bethany Church of God of Prophecy of Okolona will have a gospel singing at 1 p.m. Sunday. Singers will be Ben Hall, Hannah Turner, Brenda Whitlock, Jordon Belcher, Wayne and Earline Thorn, J.A. Andrew and Brenda Little, Christy McCollum, and more. Lunch will be bought from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Plates are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
n Tracemen Quartet will be in concert at: 1 p.m. Sunday, Shiloh Independent Methodist Church, Ripley; 1 p.m. May 17, Enon Baptist Church, Montpelier; 6 p.m. May 29, Saltillo Community Center; and 1 p.m. May 31, Carnation Baptist Church, Okolona.
n The Adult Choir of Bethel CME Church will observe Choir Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.
n The Spiritual Truelights will host a Gospel Explosion at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Springhill District Building on Flowerdale Drive in Tupelo. Special guests will be The New Converted Voices, Bless-Ed, Blest By Four, Annie amp& The Caldwells, The Gospel Original, Prof. Syman Saias amp& Rev. Get Right, and Harold Turrentine amp& Peculiar. Minister Bridgett Shelly of 94.9 Mayfield Radio will be the mistress of ceremony. Admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
n The Master’s Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church east of Sherman. Donations will be accepted. Bro. Terry Faulkner is the host pastor, and Billy Little the music director.
n The 15th annual “Singing in the Hollow” will be at 4 p.m. May 9 next to Sandy Springs Church north of Fulton. Bring lawn chairs. Concessions will be available.
n Usher Valley United Methodist Church of Pontotoc will have a Mother’s Day gospel singing at 6 p.m. May 10. Singers will be the Usher Valley Mass Choir and Male Chorus, The Golden Echoes, Sons of Faith, Elder Melvin Penson and Rejoice, Heavenly Angels, Southern Travelers and Southern Jubilees. The sponsors are Charles Golden and James Hobson.
n Blackland M.B. Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. May 16. Singers will be Golden Echoes, The Harris Family, New Salem Choir and more. The Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.
n The General Progressive Baptist State Convention of Mississippi Inc. convention choir will have rehearsal at 3 p.m. May 16 at Second Baptist Church in Verona. Evon Huddleston is the state music staff coordinator.
n Still Blessed will be in concert at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 17 at Woodland Baptist Church in Pontotoc.
n New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Adult Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. May 17. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.
FUNDRAISERS AND BENEFITS
n Beech Springs Free Will Baptist Church will have a yard sale at 6 a.m. today and a car wash at 8 a.m. today. The car wash is $5. Breakfast items will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the church youth. Pastor Dennis Kizzire is the host.
n A benefit program for Deacon Jonathan and Angela Key and family will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the UFCW 1991 Bryan Union Hall in West Point. Singers include Aires of Joy, New Vision, Hebrew Boys, Doss Family, Minister Chris Hatchett amp& S4C, Tim Frierson amp& Determined, Grateful, Gospelations, Clark Family and the Spiritual Harmoneers. All proceeds will go to the Key family, who recently lost their home to a fire.
n Concord Baptist Church of Booneville will have a catfish supper from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8, followed by an auction of new items and homebaked cakes. Proceeds will go to the Family Life Center.
n A “High Steppin’ Fashion Show” will be May 14 at the St. Paul Christian Life Center in Tupelo. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. For more information, call Patricia Wax at (662) 871-3000, Pamela McGaha at (662) 231-0053, Nita Young at (662) 871-1079 or Vet Crump at (662) 213-7791.
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.
n North Corinth Baptist Church will host Family Funfest on June 5-7 on Hallelujah Hill. This is a land payoff benefit. Activities include youth field day, horse rides, inflatables, refreshments, gospel singing, preaching, and more.
n Morning Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will observe Mother’s Day at 1 p.m. May 9. The featured speakers will be Sis. Doris Suggs, a member of greater New Prospect, and the Rev. Leon Griffin, pastor of Greater New Prospect, and his church family. The Rev. Torrance McIntosh is the host pastor.
n Emmanuel Gospel of Grace Community Church of Verona will host their annual Mother’s Day prayer vigil from noon to 2 p.m. May 9. The theme is “I Still Pray My Prayers.” A gift for all mothers and a carryout lunch will be provided. Pastor Jessie Gilmore is the host.
n The Women of Worship and the Missionary Society of Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will host a pre-Mother’s Day luncheon at 2 p.m. May 9 for the senior mothers of the church. Mother’s Day will be observed at 10 a.m. May 10. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church and the Women’s Missionary Society will have their annual Mother and Daughter Banquet at 5 p.m. May 9. The speaker will be Sis. Tonia Wright. The Missionary Society will host the Mother’s Day program during the 8 a.m. worship service on May 10. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Zion Springs M.B. Church of Okolona will celebrate Mother’s Day during the 9:15 a.m. worship service. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.
n Concord Baptist Church of Booneville will celebrate homecoming and Mother’s Day at 10:30 a.m. May 10. Lunch will be served as noon. The Rev. Robert E. Walker is the host pastor.
n Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton will celebrate Mother’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on May 10. Mothers of the church and mothers who have passed on will be recognized. Music will be by the youth and children’s choir. A meal will be provided by the United Methodist Men. The Rev. Chris C. Diggs, host pastor, will bring the message.
n Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will celebrate Mother’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on May 10. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.
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. Visit the website at www.uutupelo.org for directions and for more information.
n Decoration Day at Fellowship Cemetery at Saltillo will be today and Sunday. Services on Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. with speaker Bro. Mike Yielding. Lunch will be served.
n The Spring Hill District Association will host a Senior Women Missionary Workshop today at Zion Spring M.B. Church in Okolona. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Marvin McWhorter is the moderator, Doris Suggs is president, and Pastor Nollen Elzie is the host pastor.
n Charity Mission of Aberdeen will host a youth rally at 9 a.m. today. Activities include guest speakers and choirs, outside activities, volleyball, tag football, basketball and watersliding.
n The Northeast District Ladies Retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Bethel Baptist Church of Fulton. The theme is “Bloom Where You Are Planted.” The speaker will be Diane Spriggs. The registration fee is $20 which includes a meal. A nursery will be provided. The deadline to register is April 25. For more information, call (662) 231-2759 or 315-7553.
n The Fifth Sunday Singers of Mud Creek M.B. Church will host a co-ed basketball tournament at 11 a.m. today at the Carver School gym. The tournament is for church affiliated teams only. Entry fees are $30 per team. Admission is one canned food item. For more information, call Bro. Robert Hall at (662) 871-6240. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.
n The children and youth of Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton will host “Spiritual Explosion” at 6 p.m. today. Various churches will join in with singing, drama, readings and other talents. The Rev. Chris C. Diggs is the host pastor.
n The GPBSC Brotherhood will present “Empowering Men for Praiseworthy Stewardship” at 6 p.m. today at Greater New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton. The event is open to both men and women. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. John Johnson of St. Paul M.B. Church of Starkville. Lectures will be presented by prominent community leaders. The Rev. Leon Griffin is the host pastor.
n Victorious, the drama team of West Grove Church, will host Praise Night at 6:30 p.m. today at the Houlka Community Center. Special guests will be Encouraged Mimes of Tupelo.
n Brewer United Methodist Church will celebrate homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be provided.
n Quincy Methodist/Baptist Church near Amory will observe Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Jim Harrington. Singing will be by Bill Monaghan.
n St. Paul Outreach M.B. Church of Tupelo will celebrate the 12th anniversary of their pastor and his wife at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be Pastor Lewis Lockridge and the Kimble Chapel M.B. Church family of Belden. The Rev. William A. Shack is the host pastor.
n Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church at Dorsey will have a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Pegues, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Fulton. Bro. Perry L. Carr is the host pastor.
n Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have a deacon ordination service for Bro. Demond Scott at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Terry Baber, pastor of Ecru Second Baptist Church. The Rev. Cornelious Medcalf is the host pastor.
n Pleasant Grove M.B. Church of Corinth will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Butler Talton, pastor of New Zion M.B. Church of Houston, accompanied by his church family.
n Sandhill M.B. Church of Baldwyn will celebrate the church’s anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Houston Owens, pastor of Oak Hill M.B. Church of Booneville, along with his church family. The Rev. Danny Ramsey is the host pastor.
n Bro. Cecil Richardson will preach his first sermon at 6 p.m. Sunday at Second Baptist M.B. Church of Verona. The Rev. Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.
n Chapel Grove West M.B. Church of Okolona will have a talent program at 6 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Craig Fields and the Jerusalem M.B. Church family of Nettleton. The Rev. D. Lendell Nichols is the host pastor.
n The Mid South Diocese will hold the State Home/Foreign Mission amp& State HYPBC/Sunday School Convention at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Smith Chapel Holiness Church at Aberdeen. Speakers will be the Rev. Kimetha Lee on Tuesday; the Rev. Janet Parks on Wednesday; the Rev. Cleveland Brown on Thursday; and Elder Orlando Pannell on Friday. Singing will be by the Mid South Diocese Choir. Elder Mammie Parks is the host pastor. Bishop Dr. G.T. Howell is the presiding state bishop.
n Shammah Church of God in Christ will host a Deliverance Conference on Tuesday through Friday. A leadership class for pastors, ministers and church workers will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Speaker and teacher will be Pastor Shelia Morrow of Deliverance Temple in Dayton, Ohio. Pastor Michael C. Goins is the host.
n First Baptist Church of Plantersville will host a gathering for National Day of Prayer from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
n Kimble Chapel M.B. Church will have a Mother and Daughter Luncheon at 9 a.m. May 9. The Rev. Lewis Lockridge is the host pastor.
n St. Paul United Methodist Women will host their Mothers and Others Luncheon at noon May 9 at the St. Paul Christian Life Center in Tupelo. The speaker will be Julee Brown, co-anchor of the morning news on WTVA. Musical guest will be Lady Butler. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For tickets, call Delores LaGrone at (662) 842-0597 or Catherine Smith at (662) 842-6268.
n Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon will hold its annual Anointed Women of Faith Conference May 10-12. The Mighty Gospel Warriors of Bruce will be singing at 6 p.m. May 10. The Rev. Dr. Essie Clark George of Israel Metropolitan CME Church of Gary, Ind., will be the speaker at 7:30 p.m. May 11 and 12. Various speakers will discuss topics of interest to women on May 11 and 12. The Rev. Dr. Clementine M. Mays is the host pastor.
n The Spring Hill District M.B. Association of Tupelo will have special services at 6:30 p.m. May 11 and 12 at the district building. The speaker will be Dr. Bill Burwell, a widely known Christian education consultant, lecturer and author. For more information, call the Rev. Marvin McWhorter, district moderator, at (662) 534-2647 or Pastor G.O. Pritchard of New Beginnings Ministries, at (662) 401-4320.
n Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton will have Vacation Bible School from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 15 and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16. The theme is “Camp Edge.” Activities will be for children in grades K-12. The Rev. Chris C. Diggs is the host pastor.
n The North-East Mississippi Region of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Christian Education Retreat will be May 16 at Wall Doxey State Park in Holly Springs. The region Board of Christian Education will be at 9 a.m. The workshop will start at 10 a.m. For more information, call Susie Ann Owens, director, at (662) 844-7261. The Rt. Rev. Thomas L. Brown Sr. is the presiding prelate.
n White Hill M.B. Church’s Single Adults Learning Together will present “Not Easily Broken,” a community even presented to empower and encourage single adults to love God and engage the world as Christian singles, at 5 p.m. May 16. Speakers will be Pastor Broderick J. Connesero, junior high pastor at New Direction Christian Church, and Minister Issac D. Curry, associate minister of Cummings Street M.B. Church. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Jeffery Daniel is the host pastor.
n Bro. Marqcus Jernigan will preach his first sermon at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Higher Heights Apostolic Church in Plantersville. Elder Nathan Brown is the host pastor.
n Blackland M.B. Church will celebrate the 24th anniversary of their pastor and his wife on May 17. The 11 a.m. speaker will be the Rev. Chris Traylor, associate pastor of Second Baptist Church of Verona. The 2:30 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. Marvin McWhorter, pastor of Johnson Chapel Church of Shannon. The Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.
n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will celebrate the anniversary of their pastor and his wife on May 17. The morning speaker will be the Rev. James Bolton of CornerStone Ministries. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Lowell Walker of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.
n Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Corinth will have a Sunday School Workshop at 3 p.m. May 17. The speaker will be Associate Minister John Cruse of Kimble Chapel M.B. Church of Belden. The Rev. J.L. Bobo is the host pastor.
n The ushers of Chandlers Temple CME Church of Verona will have an Ushers Day program at 3 p.m. May 17. The speaker will be the Rev. A.C. Gilbert, pastor of Highs Chapel CME Church of Shannon, accompanied by his ushers, choir and church family. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.
n New Life Community Church of Deliverance in Tupelo will have Tea Day at 3 p.m. May 17.
n The ushers of Chandlers Temple CME Church of Verona will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. May 17. The speaker will be the Rev. A.C. Gilbert, pastor of Highs Chapel CME Church, accompanied by his ushers, choir and church family. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.
n Kimble Chapel M.B. Church will have a birthday tea at 2:30 p.m. May 24. The speaker will be Pastor Leatrich Shumpert, accompanied by Good Hope M.B. Church of Shannon. The Rev. Lewis H. Lockridge is the host pastor.