Lantrip Baptist Church of Bruce will have revival services at 7 p

REVIVAL
n Lantrip Baptist Church of Bruce will have revival services at 7 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Speakers will be J.R. Eaton of Vardaman today; Jackie Douglas of Randolph on Sunday morning; and Clovis Logan of Bruce on Sunday evening. Special music is planned for each service. The Rev. Robert Earl Alexander is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church and the Board of Christian Education will have Lenten revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Speakers will be the Rev. Dale Hill of Memphis, and his church family and choir on Sunday; the Rev. Charles Penson, pastor of Lane Chapel CME Church, along with his church family and choir, on Monday; and the Rev. Willie Mays of Poplar CME Church in Shannon on Tuesday. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Bro. Mickey Crane of Nauvoo, Ala.
n Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The theme is “Revival From the Ashes.” Speakers will be the Rev. Joseph Long and the Gospel Choir on Sunday; the Rev. Roderick Chandler and the Youth Choir on Monday; the Rev. Randy Irons and the Sanctuary Choir on Tuesday; and the Rev. Ricky Bogan and the Male Choir on Wednesday. The Rev. Gary L. Long is the host pastor.
n Faith Tabernacle will have pre-Easter Ecumenical revival services 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7:15 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Speakers will be Pastor Glen Parks of Big Hill and New Chapel United Methodist Churches on Sunday; Pastor Ernest Lindsey of East Springhill Baptist Church on Monday; Pastor Ryan French of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Hamilton on Tuesday; and Pastor Evonne Graham of Because of Grace CLG on Wednesday. Each pastor will be accompanied by his church choir and praise team. Pastor Rendell Hill is the host pastor.
n Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The speaker will be the Rev. Willie Davis Sr. of First M.B. Church of Aberdeen. The Rev. Richard A. Boone III is the host pastor.
n Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church of Verona will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeffery Daniels, pastor of White Hill M.B. Church of Tupelo. Music will be by area church choirs. The Rev. Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.
n Hill’s Chapel Baptist Church near Kirkville will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be Bro. David Holcomb. Pastor Eric Dobbs is the host.
n A community-wide revival will be held Monday through Friday at Brenda’s Concert Hall in Okolona. Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly. Speakers will be Truman Carter of Carnation Baptist Church on Monday; Eric Boykin of First Baptist Church on Tuesday; Jimmy Bryan of Faith Outreach Church on Wednesday; William Warren of New Freedom Church on Thursday; and Charles Walker of Life Changers Church on Friday. The revival is sponsored by the Okolona Ministerial Association.
n New Macedonia M.B. Church of Smithville will have Passion Week revival services Tuesday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. Willie Bogan on Tuesday, the Rev. Alonzo Sykes on Wednesday and the Rev. Johnny Jointer on Thursday. The Rev. Claude Thomas is the host pastor.
n Faith Hope and Charity Church of the Living God will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The speaker will be Prophetess Cateresia Jones. Pastor Robert McGee is the host.
n Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon will have revival services at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Christian Sr. of Kirkwood CME Church of Dallas, Texas. The Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays and the Rev. Willie Mays are the host pastors.
n Kimble Chapel M.B. Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 12 and at 7 p.m. April 13 and 14. The speaker will be the Rev. H.B. Sadler, pastor of Mud Creek M.B. Church, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Lewis H. Lockridge is the host pastor.
n Hopewell M.B. Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 13-17. The speaker will be the Rev. Lee Brand, pastor of Bethel M.B. Church of Starkville. The Rev. Curtis McKinney is the host pastor.
n Watson Grove M.B. Church will have revival services at 6:30 p.m. April 19-22. Speakers will be the Rev. Raymond Shugars and the St. Paul Church family on April 19; the Rev. Thomas Wilson and the Pleasant Grove Church family on April 20; the Rev. David High and the Oak Grove Church family on April 21; and the Rev. Artis Webber and the East Baptist Church family on April 22. The Rev. Avence Pittman Jr. is the host pastor.
n Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Houston will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 20-24. The guests will be the Rev. Gregory Jones, along with the Greater Ebernezer Church family of Starkville. The Rev. Alan Atkinson is the host pastor.
MUSIC
n The Camden Hood Memorial Scholarship Fund concert will be today at Cason Baptist Church of Nettleton. Guests include singer-songwriter Marty Funderburk of Nashville, Scott and Carley Wilemon of Amory, Saving Grace of Amory and The Masters Quartet of Booneville. Fish and chicken plates will be served.
n The Masters Quartet will be in concert on the following dates: 6 p.m. today, Cason Baptist Church, Nettleton; 3-6 p.m. April 10, Relay for Life, Walmart, Fulton; 6 p.m. April 18, Living Waters Church, Mooreville; 6 p.m. April 25, Sarepta Baptist Church, Bruce; 10:30 a.m. April 26, Arbor Grove Baptist Church, Houston; 1 p.m. April 26, Trace Road Baptist Church, Amory; and 6:30 p.m. April 26, Center Hill Baptist Church, Ecru.
n The Star Lites of New Albany will present a pre-Easter singing at 6:30 p.m. today at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church. Guests include Pleasant Grove Male Chorus, Reid Gift Male Chorus, Holy Temple Male Chorus, Union Prospect Male Chorus, Zion Chapel Male Chorus, The Gospel Aires and the McDonald Singers. Special guests will be East Baptist of Pontotoc and Gospel Station No. 1 of Holly Springs.
n Still Blessed will be in concert on the following dates: 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church, Pontotoc; 3-7 p.m. April 10, Relay for Life, Walmart, Fulton; and 6 p.m. April 25, Light House Assembly, Saltillo.
n The Hendersons of Milton, Fla., will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church near Bruce. Bro. Joey Hamilton is the host pastor.
n The Mass Choir of Poplar CME Church of Saltillo will observe Choir Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.
n Mud Creek M.B. Church will celebrate the anniversary of their Young Voices Choir at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. H.B. Sadler is the host pastor.
n Mark Lanier will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Valley Grove Baptist Church near the Lee-Pontotoc County line. Donations will be accepted. The Rev. Jason Clouse is the host pastor.
n The Hendersons of Milton, Fla., will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Ellard Baptist Church near Bruce. Kevin Chrestman is the host pastor.
n The Spurgons of Moody, Ala., will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Baptist Church in Baldwyn.
n Joyful Noise of Ackerman will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church near Sherman. A free will offering will be taken. Bro. Terry Faulkner is the host pastor. Billy Little is the music director.
n Hill’s Chapel Baptist Church near Kirkville will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. April 11 featuring The Spurlock Family. Pastor Eric Dobbs is the host.
n The Mighty Gospel Warriors will celebrate their anniversary at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Pontotoc Junior High School auditorium in Pontotoc. Singers will be the Mighty Gospel Warriors, Min. Darrell Petties, The Selvys, The Reel Brothers, The Cork Singers, Redemption, The Salem Harmonizers, The Spiritual Messengers, Tim Frierson amp& Determined, The Echoaires and Christian Crusaders. Minister Bridgett Shelly of WKIU will be the emcee. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 for children 6-12.
n Tracemen Quartet will be in concert at the following places: 7 p.m. April 18, Clear Creek Baptist Church, Lamar; and 3 p.m. April 25, Sparta Opry House, Sparta.
n The Walkers will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Union Grove Family Worship Center of Mooreville. Pastor Ryan Napalo is the host.
n Sarepta Baptist Church of Bruce will have a gospel concert at 6 p.m. April 25 featuring Josh and Ashley Franks, The Masters Quartet and Kathy Edmonds. Keith Benefield is the host pastor.
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 Mississippi Burning 2009 will be at 6 p.m. May 24 at the St. Paul M.B. Church Outreach Center in Byhalia. Singers will be The Canton Spirituals, The Echoaires, Doc McKenzie and The Hi Lites; Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s, the Rev. Andrew Chears and The Song Birds, and The MIghty Gospel Warriors. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets, call (901) 268-9229 or (901) 412-1140.
FUNDRAISERS AND BENEFTS
n Fawn Grove Free Will Baptist Church will have a Missions yard sale at 6:30 p.m. today. Clothes, toys, furniture, other household items and baked goods will be for sale.
n The Union/Benton County Cluster bake sale will be at 7 a.m. today at the Calvary United Methodist Church parking lot. Proceeds will benefit Camp Lake Stevens.
n First Baptist Church of Guntown will have a rummage sale at 7 a.m. today in the church gym. Proceeds will go to the youth and children’s activity fund.
n The youth of Victory Church of New Albany will have a car wash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Prices are $15 for inside and outside or $10 for outside only for cars; and $20 for inside and outside or $15 for outside only for trucks.
n Mt. Zion Community Church’s Usher Ministry will host the annual Roy Copeland Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Charles Boulding Event Building on Eason Boulevard. The speaker will be Jerry Randolph of the Georgia Department of Education. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling (662) 365-5481.
n A benefit for 10-year-old Blake Kennedy Jernigan, son of the Rev. Kenny and Tonyia Jernigan, will be held at 6 p.m. April 18 at Greater New Prospect M.B. Church. Blake was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February and is at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis receiving treatment. He will be there for six to 12 months. All proceeds will go to the Jernigan family. Donations also can be mailed to: Greater New Prospect M.B. Church, ATTN Lorine B. Clark, 33039 Hwy. 45 N., Nettleton, MS 38858. Make checks payable to the church and write “Blake Jernigan Benefit Program” in the bottom note section of the check.
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.
EASTER
n First Baptist Church of Booneville will present “The Easter Song,” the story of Easter through the eyes of disciples Thomas and Matthew, at 7 p.m. today and Sunday.
n Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton has several activities planned for Holy Week. Palm Sunday will be observed during the regular 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The children will open the service by entering with palm branches, chanting “Hosanna” and singing. They will distribute palm branches to those attending. The Last Supper service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Maurice McIntosh, associate minister of the Pontotoc Parish of the United Methodist Church. An Easter egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Friday. Morning worship and an Easter program will be at 11 a.m. April 12. The Rev. Chris C. Diggs is the host pastor.
n Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Nettleton will hold Holy Week services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be Bro. Glenn Parks, pastor of New Chapel United Methodist Church of Plantersville. Bro. Perry L. Carr is the host pastor.
n The Stewardesses of Chandlers Temple CME Church in Verona will host the Holy Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday. The speaker will be the Rev. Luther Minor, pastor of Thompson Chapel CME Church in Houlka, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.
n Pine Grove M.B. Church of Dorsey will have a Good Friday service at noon April 10. The program will be on “The Last Seven Sayings of Christ on the Cross.” The Rev. Gregory L. Pegues is the host pastor.
n Lane Chapel CME Church in Tupelo will have a Good Friday service at noon April 10. The Rev. Jessie Gilmore will be the speaker. The Revs. Charles and Cheryl Penson are the host pastors.
n Palmetto CME Church will have an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 11. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have a sunrise service at 5 a.m. April 12. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.
n Pine Grove M.B. Church of Dorsey will have a sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 12, followed by breakfast and an Easter program. The Rev. Greg Pegues is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church will have a sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 12, followed by a fellowship breakfast and the Easter program. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will have a sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 12, followed by the Easter program. The Rev. Michael Williams Sr. is the host pastor.
n The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in the Evergreen/Dorsey community will have a sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 12. Breakfast will be served. Bro. Perry L. Carr is the host pastor.
n Parkers Chapel Baptist Church near Baldwyn will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 12.
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, the speaker will be Dr. Ken Kersen. Visit the website at www.uutupelo.org for directions and for information.
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 Lane Chapel CME Church youth will host “Youth in the Kitchen” at 10 a.m. today. The Revs. Charles and Cheryl Penson are the host pastors.
n The Ladies of the First Baptist Church of West Point will sponsor a Women’s Spring Conference titled “Joy” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at The Civic in West Point. The speaker will be Janie Walters, and the worship leader will be Becky Brown. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $15 and include lunch. Tickets are on sale now. Call (662) 494-7749.
n By Faith Baptist Church in Pontotoc will have a Judgment House from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday The theme is “Prom Night ’09.” To make reservations, call (662) 488-1730.
n Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo will have a worship service at 8 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Cordell Phillips is the host pastor.
n Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have an usher ministry service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Charles Kemp and New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo. The Rev. Cornelious Medcalf is the host pastor.
n Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church of Belden will celebrate the anniversary of their pastor and his wife at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “The Increase.” The speaker will be Pastor Terry Baber of Ecru Second Baptist Church, along with his choir and church family. The Rev. Henry L. Vaughn is the host pastor.
n Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will honor their pastor and his wife, the Rev. Tommy L. and Sis. Ernestine Ratliff, with an appreciation celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Houston Owens, pastor of Oakhill M.B. Church of Booneville, accompanied by his church family.
n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will celebrate their church’s fourth anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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.
n Zell Long, assistant director of planning for the City of Tupelo for more than 30 years, has acknowledged her calling into the ministry and will deliver her first sermon at 6 p.m. Sunday at Jesus New Testament Holiness Church in the Red Hill community. Pastor Hayes Long is the host.
n John Maxwell, founder of the Fish Tale Group, will be the featured speaker Sunday through Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Baldwyn during its Daniel Fon Smith Preaching and Teaching Series. Maxwell’s Fish Tale Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing interest in the Bible through original drama.
n Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church of Woodland will have church dedication worship services Sunday through Thursday. Services will be in the morning and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. Kevin Crum Sr. in the morning and the Rev. Dr. Perry L. Montgomery at 3 p.m. on Sunday; the Rev. Jessie Foote on Monday; the Rev. Johnnie L. Bobo on Tuesday; the Rev. David F. Stephens on Wednesday; and the Rev. Jimmy D. Jones on Thursday. The Rev. Jessie Foote is the interim pastor.
n Zion Chapel Church of New Albany will host Enlightenment 2009 at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Bishop Roderick Mitchell, pastor/founder of New Life Church in Cleveland. The Rev. Caleb R. Williams is the host pastor.
n North Mississippi Area Field Missionaries Council will hold its quarterly meeting at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Morning Star M.B. Church. The speaker will be Susan Gilbert, director of Social Services for the Salvation Army. Betty Thomas is the area chair.
n Chandlers Temple CME Church of Verona will have morning worship at 8 a.m. April 12. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.
n New Direction Church will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pastor Jimmy Copeland and First Lady Paula Copeland on April 17 and 18. The speakers will be Bishop C.L. Parks of Temple of Compassion and Deliverance at 7 p.m. April 17 and Pastor Rendell Hill of Faith Tabernacle at 3 p.m. April 18.
n The Ministers Wives and Pastors Wives Auxiliary of Northeast Mississippi will have a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. April 18 at the Spring Hill District Association Building in Tupelo. The theme is “The Mantle of Leadership.” The Rev. Dr. James L. Tucker will be the speaker. RSVP by April 11 to (662) 842-7020, (662) 963-3724 or (662) 566-7698. Shirley Damon is president.
n Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston will have a missionary prayer breakfast service at 9:30 a.m. April 18. The theme is “Prayer and Supplication.” The Rev. John Cox is the host pastor.
n The Brotherhood of Ripley Second Baptist Church will have a program on April 19. The theme is “Being About Our Father’s Business, 100 Men Strong.” Pastor Willie Paine is the host.
n Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have a pastor’s appreciation service at 2:30 p.m. April 19. The guests will be the Rev. Donnell Nichols and Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona. The Rev. Cornelious Medcalf is the host pastor.
n Palmetto CME Church and its Praise and Drill Team will host a Praise and Worship Extravaganza at 3 p.m. April 19 as part of Family and Friends Day. There will be singers, theatrical actors, dancers, drummers, instrumental players and more. The Rev. Leo M. Wright is the host pastor.
n Crossroad M.B. Church of Aberdeen will have an Usher Ministry program at 3 p.m. April 19. The speaker will be the Rev. Bobby Bowen, pastor of Christian Hill M.B. Church of Brooksville, accompanied by his ushers, choir and church family. The Rev. William L. Andrews is the host pastor.
n A live simulcast of Dave Ramsey will be at 7 p.m. April 23 at the First Baptist Church in Saltillo. Ramsey will discuss the economy. The event is free.
n Jesus New Testament Holiness Church in the Red Hill community will host its annual Caring Conference at 11 a.m. April 25. The conference includes a morning keynote speaker, concurrent workshop sessions, lunch and a 6 p.m. service. Singing will be by the Conference Mass Choir under the direction of Verna Thornton of St. Louis. The conference is free. Pastor Hayes Long is the host.
n Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Lunch will be at noon with singing in the afternoon featuring The Underwood Family. Bobby Fleming is the song director.
* Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church of Una will celebrate homecoming at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Musical guests will be soloist Amy Dunnam and quartet Southern Joy, all of Mobile, Ala. A meal will be served.
n Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Saltillo will have Pastor and Wife Appreciation Day at 3 p.m. April 26. The speaker will be the Rev. Torrance McIntosh of Morning Star M.B. Church of Tupelo. Singing will be by the Red Oak Grove Choir and the Morning Star Choir. The Rev. Michael Williams Sr. is the host pastor.
n East Springhill M.B. Church will have a hat program at 3 p.m. April 26. The speaker will be the Rev. Lendell Nichols, pastor of Chapel Grove West M.B. Church of Okolona. The Rev. E. Lindsey is the host pastor.
n Mike and Deanne Barber of Mike Barber Prison Ministries will be at Faith Outreach Church in Okolona at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 26 and at 7 p.m. April 27. Pastor Jimmy Bryan is the host.
n Victorious, the drama team of West Grove Church, will host Praise Night at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the Houlka Community Center. Special guests will be Encouraged Mimes of Tupelo.

Judy McGhee