Unknown Zone Church briefs March 15

REVIVALS

n People’s Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The guests will be Pastor Larry Stone and the Second Baptist M.B. Church family. Pastor Robert Jamison is the host.

n Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Rienzi will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday with different speakers nightly. The Rev. Gabe Jolly III is the host pastor.

n Cherry Creek M.B. Church of Ecru will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Speakers will be the Rev. Melvin Ambrose of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona on Monday; the Rev. Marcus Cox of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona on Tuesday; and the Rev. Deven Witherspoon of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona on Wednesday. The Rev. Cornelious Medcalf is the host pastor.

n Chapel Grove M.B. Church West of Okolona will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Elbert Gates of Clark’s Chapel Church of Okolona. The Rev. D. Lendell Nichols is the host pastor.

n New Providence M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The evangelist will be the Rev. Donnell Nichols, pastor of Mount Zion M.B. Church of Verona. Music will be by various area choirs each night.

n Macedonia M.B. Church of Houston will have youth revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The evangelist will be the Rev. Willie E. Ford, pastor of Old St. Peters in West Point. The Rev. John Cox is the host pastor.

n New Macedonia M.B. Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. S.E. Banks, pastor of New Temple M.B. Church of Dorsey. The Rev. Claude Thomas is the host pastor.

n New Zion M.B. Church of Van Vleet will have Passion Week revival services at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. The speaker will be the Rev. Joe Reel. The Rev. Odell Bowens is the host pastor.

n St. Paul M.B. Church of Amory will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 23 and at 7 p.m. March 24-25. The evangelist will be the Rev. Lee Brand Jr., pastor of Bethel M.B. Church of Starkville. Area choirs will sing nightly. The Rev. L.T. Mabry is the host pastor.

n Full Gospel Deliverance Center of Baldwyn will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 25-28. The speaker will be Pastor Carolyn Wells. Pastor Bobby Tyes is the host.

n Davis Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo will have revival services at 7:30 p.m. March 26-28. Speakers will be the Mid-South Diocese Evangelist Team, Elder Leonard Howell, Elder Melvin Pinson and Elder James Jones. Singing will be by the Davis Temple Choir. Elder Levora Davis is the host pastor.

n Life Changing Ministries will have revival services March 25-28. The speaker will be Bishop Thomas Hardison of Johnstown, Pa. Pastor Terry Traylor is the host.

n Mount Union M.B. Church of Okolona will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 30 and at 7 p.m. March 31-April 1. Speakers will be the Rev. Mark Cannon, associate minister of New Temple Dorsey on March 30; the Rev. M. Hines, associate minister of Black Oak Okolona on March 31; and Carlton Witherspoon, associate minister of Mt. Zion Verona on April 1. The Rev. Lamar Banks is the host pastor.

n Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will have revival services at 6 p.m. March 30 and at 7 p.m. March 31-April 2. The speaker will be the Rev. Frederick Orr of Christian Faith Church of Starkville. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

n Morning Star M.B. Church of Tupelo will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 6 and at 7 p.m. April 7 and 8. The speaker will be the Rev. J.P. Orr, pastor of Lake Grove M.B. Church of Prairie. Guest choirs will provide the music. The Rev. Torrance Tyrone McIntosh is the host pastor.

n Palmetto Baptist Church will have revival services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 6 and at 7 p.m. April 7-9. The evangelist will be the Rev. Danny Bryant, pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church of Chickasaw County and director of missions in Chickasaw County. There will be special music at each service. Billy Farris is in charge of the music. Adron Horne is the host pastor.

n Union Baptist M.B. Church of Shannon will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 6 and at 7 p.m. April 7-10. The speaker will be the Rev. Tyrone Orr, pastor of New Prospect M.B. Church of Woodland. Singing will be by area choirs. The Rev. Kenneth Jernigan is the host pastor.

n Second Baptist M.B. Church of Verona will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 6 and at 7 p.m. April 7-10. The speaker will be the Rev. Earlie Eddie, pastor of Blackland M.B. Church of Tupelo. Singing will be by area choirs. The Rev. Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.

n Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 7-9. The speaker will be Pastor Wayne Myles of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Baldwyn. Singing will be by different choirs nightly. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

MUSIC

n Southern Image will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. today at Brewer Baptist Church. Also appearing will be New Ground and Megan Tate. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

n Still Blessed will perform at 7 p.m. today at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church at New Albany.

n The Voices of Praise choir workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Morning Star M.B. Church. For more information, call (662) 871-7445.

n Just 4 U Ministries of Guntown will have a musical at 6 p.m. today. Pastor Jason L. Alexander and first lady Tenisha Alexander are the hosts.

n Prospect Baptist Church will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Sunday featuring The Singing Gentiles.

n White Hill Church of Tupelo will have a gospel concert at 5:30 p.m. March 23 featuring the New Converted Voices, The Spiritual Messengers, The Golden Echoes, the White HIll Male Chorus and others. The Rev. Jeff Daniel is the host pastor.

n Blue Mountain United Methodist Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. March 29 featuring Unity Four of Iuka. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

n Burntfields Baptist Church at Fairview will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. March 29 featuring The Sunlight Singers. A meal will be served after the singing. Bro. Robert Humphress is the host pastor.

n The Tracemen Quartet will perform at the following local places and times: 6 p.m. March 29, Fellowship Baptist Church of Houston (dinner at 4 p.m., benefit for Relay for Life); and at 6 p.m. March 30, New Albany Church of God.

n Bethel CME Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. April 5 featuring area gospel groups and choirs. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

n Higher Heights Apostolic Church of Plantersville will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m. April 12 featuring Voices of Glory, Minister Chris Hatchett & Standing for Christ, and Revised. Elder Nathan Brown is the host pastor.

n The Mighty Gospel Warriors will celebrate their anniversary with a concert April 13 at Pontotoc Junior High Auditorium in Pontotoc. Guests include Minister Darrell Petties, Redemption, Converted Voices and others. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12.

FUNDRAISERS

n The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church of Plantersville will have a fish fry at 11 a.m. today at Darnell Jackson’s home at 1349 Palmetto Road. Orders of five or more plates can be delivered. For more information, call (662) 255-2717.

n New Zion M.B. Church of Van Vleet will have a benefit for Sis. Ruth Hamilton, a cancer patient, at 6 p.m. today. The Rev. Odell Bowens is the host pastor.

n A benefit for the National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi, Tupelo Chapter, will be at 6 p.m. today at St. Sinai Baptist Church in Verona. For more information, contact chapter president Richard Joyner at (662) 841-7832 or 372-2249, or Robert Skillon, board member, at (662) 680-8069.

n Pine Bluff M.B. Church of Myrtle will have a benefit program for Sis. Margie Adams at 6 p.m. today. The Rev. Joe L. Waldrop Sr. is the host pastor.

n Church of the Living God of Toccopola will have a fundraising fish fry at 9 a.m. March 21 at the G.W. Gillum Building in Pontotoc (located behind the Extension Building on Hwy. 15). Fish plates with all the trimmings will be $6, a fish sandwich is $3, hot dogs are $1, desserts are 50 cents and drinks are 50 cents. Call-in orders will be taken and deliveries will be made within a reasonable distance. Call (662) 419-6805, 801-0045, 322-9022 or 610-3870. Proceeds will go toward the youth trip to Detroit, Mich., for a drama team competition.

n Concord Baptist Church of Booneville will have a fish fry and chicken supper from 4 to 7 p.m. March 22 in the Family Life Center. Proceeds will go to the Family Life Center.

n St. Mary United Methodist Church of New Albany will have a benefit at 6 p.m. March 29 for Willie and Elaine Robbins of New Albany, who lost their home in a house fire. Also, Elaine Robbins was injured in the fire and will be off work for awhile. Pastor W.T. Mayfield is the host pastor.

n Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Shannon will host a benefit for the Rev. and Mrs. Lewis McGhee at 3 p.m. March 30. Donations for the McGhees, who are suffering health problems, also will be accepted. Mail donations to Pine Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 196, Shannon, MS 38868.

n A fundraising gospel singing for Relay for Life will be at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Saltillo Community Center. Featured guests include Saving Grace, The Masters Quartet, Still Blessed and Kevin Russell. Admission is $5 at the door. Popcorn and drinks will be for sale. All money raised will go to Relay for Life. The event is sponsored by Hebron United Methodist Church. For more information, call (662) 231-5011 or log on to www.hebronumc.com.

n Blackland Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a benefit for the Rev. Ozzie “Rat” Holland and Charles “Chuck” Staples at 6 p.m. April 5. The Rev. Earlie Eddie Jr. is the host pastor.

EASTER SEASON

n All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Tupelo will have Passion Week services Monday through March 22. Stations of the Cross will be at noon Monday and Tuesday. The service of Tenebrae will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Seder supper, followed by Holy Eucharist, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Good Friday service with Holy Eucharist will be at 8 a.m. Friday and Liturgy of the Day will be at 7 p.m. Friday. On March 22, Proper for Holy Saturday will be at 10 a.m. and Great Vigil of Easter will be at 8 p.m.

n The Pontotoc NCRO (Neighborhood Churches Reaching Out) will have a crusade for Christ and “The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ” program Tuesday through Friday. Services will be at Naylor Chapel CME Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday with speaker Rev. Maurice Smith and host pastor Rev. Matthew Freeman; 7 p.m. Wednesday at East Baptist M.B. Church with speaker Rev. Dr. R.V. Jones and host pastor Rev. Artis Webber; and at 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald UME Church with speaker Rev. Matthew Freeman and host pastor Rev. Maurice Smith. The “Seven Last Words” program will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Jones is host pastor and the Rev. Webber will be the speaker.

n Mt. Nebo CME Church, Trinity CME Church, Reuben Chapel CME Church, Bethel CME Church and Beckley Chapel CME Church will have a joint Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bethel CME Church in Guntown. The speaker will be the Rev. Mary Robinson, pastor of Trinity CME Church in Guntown. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

n Nettleton United Methodist Church will present the play “A Living Picture of the Last Supper” at 7 p.m. Thursday. A nursery will be provided. Donations will be accepted.

n Chandlers Temple CME Church of Verona will celebrate Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. Thursday. The speaker will be the Rev. Charles Penson, pastor of Highs Chapel CME Church of Shannon, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.

n Verona Christian Church will present “Living Pictures,” a drive-thru tableau for Easter featuring live scenes of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. Thom Perry is the host minister.

n First Baptist Church of Saltillo will present the musical drama “Let the Church Rise” at 7 p.m. Friday and March 22, and at 6 p.m. March 23. Admission is free.

n Wolf Creek M.B. Church of Booneville will have a pre-Easter Song Fest at 6 p.m. March 22. Featured singers will be Wolf Creek’s Inspirational Choir, The New Converted Voices, Act of Faith, The Gospel Ambassadors, Voices of Praise and others. Pastor L.A. Springfield is the host.

n Mount Zion M.B. Church of Verona will have an Easter sunrise service on March 23.

n Bethel CME Church of Guntown will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. March 23. Breakfast and an Easter program will follow. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

n Chandlers Temple CME Church of Verona will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. March 23. The Rev. Charles Young is the host pastor.

n Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown, along with the Baldwyn Consistory No. 262 of Corinth, will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. March 23, followed by a fellowship breakfast. The Rev. Tommy L. Ratliff is the host pastor.

n A nondemonational Easter sunrise service will be at 7 p.m. March 23 at Wall Doxey State Park in Holly Springs. Pastor Tony Roberts of Heritage Apostolic Church will deliver the message. A country-style breakfast will follow.

n Highs Chapel Church will have an Easter program during morning worship on March 23. Bro. Charles Penson is the host pastor.

n Tupelo Healing Apostolic Temple will celebrate Easter with a program at noon March 23. Elder Cleveland Smith is the host pastor.

OTHER EVENTS

n The Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Tupelo meets at 11 a.m. Sundays at Temple B’Nai Israel, 1301 Marshall Street, Tupelo. No meeting is held the fifth Sunday. On Sunday, Betty Spencer will lead the continuing discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson with his 1860 essay, “Worship.” On March 23, Stewart Guernsey will continue his comparative religion lectures. Although the group ordinarily doesn’t meet the fifth Sunday, on March 30 they will meet to discuss and develop their formal Covenant with each other. Upcoming speakers will be Lisa Jennings from the Church of the River in Memphis on April 6; Ken Sizemore on May 4; and Dr. Arnold Drake on June 2.

n The Spring Hill District Senior Women Auxiliary will have a planning meeting at 9 a.m. today at the Spring Hill District Association Building. Breakfast will be served. The workshop planning meeting will be at 9 a.m. Sis. Doris Suggs is the Senior Women president, and the Rev. Marvin McWhorter is the association moderator.

n Sisters Network, Tupelo Chapter, will have a Pink Tea at 11 a.m. today at Red Oak Grove M.B. Church of Tupelo. Information will be available on breast care, health awareness, prevention, wellness and education.

n Jehovah Jireh Church will host “Night of Praise – Talent and Gifts in Action” at 6 p.m. today. Linda Walker is the host pastor.

n Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church will have their first spring banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Rockwell Center in Tupelo. The speaker will be Minister Stephen Traylor of the Temple of Compassion and Deliverance Church. Entertainment will be by the Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Drama Team, Travis Westbrooks, gospel rap, area choirs and drama teams. Tickets are $10 for ages 10 and older, and $6 for ages 9 and younger. All proceeds will go to the Mt. Pleasant Youth Department.

n Highs Chapel Church will have early worship at 8 a.m. Sunday. Bro. Charles Penson is the host pastor.

n Poplar Christian Methodist Episcopal Church on Beech Springs Road will have early service on Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m., and worship at 10 a.m. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.

n Victory Temple Church will have a birthday tea at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Dale Hill, associate minister of Living Worship and Praise of Tupelo.

n New Lebanon M.B. Church will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their pastor and his wife at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Henry Vaughn, pastor of Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Church. The Rev. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

n Piney Grove M.B. Church of Pontotoc will observe Women’s Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Raymond Shugars of St. Paul M.B. Church of Ecru, accompanied by his choir and church family. The Rev. Chad Payton is the host pastor.

n Red Oak Grove M.B. Church in Tupelo will have a senior citizens program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Benjamin Wax of Valley Chapel of Hamilton. The Rev. Charles Cox is the host pastor.

n Springhill M.B. Church of Nettleton will have a pastor’s aid program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeremy Boddie, pastor of Red Bud M.B. Church. The Rev. Johnny Jointer is the host pastor.

n Blackwood Grove M.B. Church will celebrate the seventh pastoral anniversary of Pastor Frederick Adams Sr. and his wife at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.”

n Mount Zion M.B. Church of Verona will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Johnthan Tucker of New Birth Community Church of New Albany. The Rev. Donnell Nichols is the host pastor.

n Thompson Chapel CME Church of Houlka will observe Usher Day at 3 p.m. March 16. The speaker will be the Rev. Wayne Myles, pastor of Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Baldwyn. The Rev. Luther Minor is the host pastor.

n Trinity CME Church of Guntown will have a birthday tea at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. James Taylor, pastor of Cross Road CME Church in Muldon, accompanied by his choir and church family. The Rev. Mary Robinson is host pastor.

n Minister J.D. Hardin will deliver his first sermon at 5 p.m. Sunday at Beaver Dam M.B. Church.

n Baldwyn First United Methodist Church will host the Daniel Fon Smith Preaching and Teaching Series on Sunday through Tuesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; and noon and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Lunch will be served on Monday and Tuesday. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Bostick Beam, district superintendent for the New Albany District of the Mississippi United Methodist Conference.

n The Ministers Wives of the Springhill District Association will host a workshop on March 22 at the Springhill District Association in Tupelo. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Registration is $25 per church. Send checks payable to Gloria Cox to P.O. Box 268, Shannon, MS 38868 or bring the fee that day.

n Hopewell M.B. Church of Belden will honor their pastor with an appreciation program at 3 p.m. March 23. The speaker will be the Rev. Cordell Phillips and the Inspirational Community Baptist Church family. The Rev. Curtis McKinney is the host pastor.

n The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Plantersville will host Evangelist Explosion 2008 March 27-29. The theme is “The Truth Worth Fighting For.” At 7 p.m. March 27, the speaker will be Pastor McCalister of the First Pentecostal Church of Verona. At 7 p.m. March 28 the speaker will be Elder Danny Osborne of Columbus. Evangelist Stephanie Brown of Higher Heights in Plantersville will conduct a choir workshop at 2 p.m. March 29. Anyone age 12 and up may participate. The choir will perform at 6 p.m. March 29, and the speaker will be Pastor Mario Price of Brownsville, Tenn.

n Tupelo Healing Apostolic Temple in Tupelo will have appreciation services for their pastor, Elder Cleveland Smith, and his wife, Sis. Charlene Smith, on March 27-30. Speakers will be Pastor Hazel Long of Red Hill at 7 p.m. March 27; Bishop Clarence Parks of Tupelo at 7 p.m. March 28; Bishop Jeffrey Smith of New Albany at 6 p.m. March 29; and Pastor Nathan Brown of Plantersville at 3 p.m. March 30.

n Just 4 U Ministries of Guntown will host The King’s Daughters Fashion Show and Women’s Seminars on March 28. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Evangelist Charlotte Keys of Columbus will be the speaker. Pastor Jason L. Alexander and first lady Tenisha Alexander are the hosts.

n Blackland M.B. Church will have a basketball tournament at 6:30 p.m. March 28-29 at the Salvation Army gym.

n The Singles Ministries at Harrisburg Baptist Church and the Mississippi Baptist Convention will co-sponsor a Spiritual Training 2008 Singles Retreat on March 28-29. The cost is $35 before Sunday and $40 after Sunday. No applications will be taken after March 16. For more information, call Bro. Tim Alexander at (662) 842-6917.

n New Zion M.B. Church of Houston will host Women’s Conference 2008 at noon March 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at the Houston Civic Center. Speakers include Eyvone Smith and Shirley McIntosh.

n Pine Grove M.B. Church of Fulton will have a pastor and wife anniversary celebration on March 29 and 30. A musical honoring Sis. Teresa Pegues will be at 7 p.m. March 29 with various choirs and soloists performing. The anniversary celebration will be at 3 p.m. March 30, honoring the Rev. Gregory and Sis. Teresa Pegues. The guests will be the Rev. Melvin Lewis and the Rising Star M.B. Church family.

n W.O.W. (Women of Worship) at Poplar Christian Methodist Episcopal Church on Beech Springs Road meets the fifth Sunday of each month for breakfast, fellowship and sharing the word of God. The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. March 30. Elder Lawrence McKinzie is the host pastor.

n The Mid-South Diocese will have a Fifth Sunday homecoming and state Rally Day on March 30 at Davis Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo. The theme is “Kingdom Building.” Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. and worship at noon. The speaker and host pastor will be Diocesan state elder Elder Levora Davis.

n Trinity CME Church and Bethel CME Church will have a Fifth Sunday fellowship at 11 a.m. March 30 at Trinity CME Church in Guntown. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Freeman, pastor of Bethel CME Church, along with his youth and children’s choir. The Rev. Mary Robinson is the host pastor.

n The Pontotoc Second Baptist Church and the NCRO will present “Let My People Go – The Truth Behind Hip-Hop” at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at the Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. The event is open to all ages.

n Cherry Creek M.B. Church will have an Usher Ministry program at 3 p.m. April 6. The speaker will be the Rev. Melvin Ambrose, associate pastor of Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona. The Rev. Cornelious Medcalf is the host pastor.

n The Young Adult Council of Bethel CME Church of Guntown will host Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. April 6. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays, pastor of Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon, along with her choir and church family. The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

n Higher Heights Apostolic Church of Plantersville will have an usher program at 4 p.m. April 13. Elder Nathan Brown is the host pastor.