Friday, May 5

Carrollton Baptist Church’s Women on Missions will hold the Great Spring Garage Sale benefit. When/where: until 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-noon May 6, Pete Moore’s Service Station on U.S. 82 in Carrollton. Details: The proceeds will go to local mission efforts. For more information, call Rebecca Lancaster at 237-6326.

Saturday, May 6

Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center will host a retreat, “Letting Go and Letting God.” When: 9 a.m.-4 p. m. Details: The Rev. Gregory Plata is the presenter.  The cost is $40, which includes lunch.  For more information, call 299-1232.

Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church will have Community Guest Day. When: Sabbath School begins at 10:15 a.m., and worship service starts at noon. Details:  Lunch will be provided after the service. Special guest honorees will be Dietrich Dee Jones, Jennifer Brown Russell and Les Douze Femmes Elite.

Sunday, May 7

Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Youth Day celebration. When: 11 a.m. Details: The theme will be “Christian Youth: Being the Best We Can Be, Because God Sees the Best in Me” (Hebrews 12:1-13). The speakers will be Kaliesha Cage, a graduating senior at Greenwood High School, and Ebony Lofton, a graduating senior at Amanda Elzy High School. The colors will be yellow, navy blue and khaki. A practice will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Black Hawk Baptist Church will have homecoming. When: 11 a.m. Details: Gary Tanner will speak. A meal will be served.

McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 128th anniversary. When: 11 a.m. Details: The guest minister will be Ricky Spells of Pace.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will hold a fifth-anniversary celebration for its pastor, the Rev. John Tyler, and his wife, Earnestine. When: 1:30 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Black Hawk will have its annual Usher Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor Ivory Dixon will speak.

East Percy Street Christian Church will have installation services for its pastor, Elder Rena Baker Henderson. When: 2 p.m. Details: Elder Rufus Edwards, pastor of Christian Chapel Christian Church in Port Gibson, will speak.

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day, featuring the City Wide Choir. When: 3 p.m.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have  Women’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: The speaker will be Evangelist Lekecia Martin of Greenwood.

Monday, May 8

Myles Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival. When: 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Details: The Rev. McArthur McKinley of Little Zion M.B. Church will speak.

Black Hawk Baptist Church will have revival services. When: 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Details: Speakers will be: Monday, Terry Corley; Tuesday, Larry Edwards; and May 10, Roy Bush. Benny Rigby will lead the music, and Joy Winters will play piano.  

Brooklyn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have revival. When: 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Details: The Rev. J.H. Brown will be the guest minister.

Saturday, May 13

Community Baptist Church will have a “Praise in the Park, Saving Souls for Christ” rally. When/where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McLaurin Street Park.

Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church will present “A Weekend for Mom.” When: Noon May 13-14. Details: Single mothers will be recognized May 13 for their efforts raising young people.  Lunch will be provided, and tokens of appreciation will be given out.  On May 14, there will be a Mother’s Day fun festival for all mothers.

Sunday, May 14

Bethel Christian Church will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 11 a.m.

New Thessalonia Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Mother’s Day program. When: 11 a.m. Details: Kathy Ann Potty will speak. For more information, call Doreather Loggins or Willie Mae Weathers at 254-6119.  

Marilyn Jones-Bryant Ministries will have a Mother’s Day service. When: 11 a.m. Details: Annie Foster, a member of the church, will speak. The men will prepare dinner to be served after the service.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sidon will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 11 a.m. Details: Jennifer Anderson will speak.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Minister Kyle Pernell of First United Baptist Church in Moorhead will speak.   

New St. John Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Mother’s/Women’s Day program. When: 1:30 p.m. Details: The theme is “A Mother’s Love ... A Woman’s Touch.” Michael Bolden, a native of Itta Bena, will speak.

First Baptist Church will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 2 p.m.

McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a Mother’s Day program. When: 3 p.m.

Monday, May 15

McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its spring revival. When: 7 p.m. May 15-18. Details: The guest minister will be the Rev. Jessie Payne, pastor of Providence M.B. Church.

Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival. When: 7 p.m. May 15-18. Details: The Rev. James Brooks, pastor of Jerusalem Church in Charleston, will speak.

Saturday, May 20

Hillview Baptist Church will have its arts and crafts jubilee. When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Booths are $35 with electrical service and $25 without.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Women's Empowerment Conference. When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: The theme is  “Women Empowered through Unity, Love and Under-standing.”  The conference will include breakout sessions and a panel discussion.

Locus Benedictus Spirituality Center will host a retreat, “Tending the Garden of the Lord.” When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closing with a Vigil Mass. Details:  The presenters are the Reverend Theodore Dorcey and Sister Dina Potter.  The cost is $40, which includes lunch.  This retreat includes both prayer and active planting of flowers and plants with biblical references, and an opportunity to understand the significance of taking care of our earthly environment. For more information, call 662-299-1232.

Sunday, May 21

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Money will hold Men’s Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: Pastor Kenneth Wayne Logan of Greenville will speak.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day program. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor Lamar Shaw of New Hope M.B. Church in Blaine and Zion Rock Church in Sunflower will speak.  

Samuel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will hold Choir Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Choirs are invited to perform A and B selections.

Myles Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day, featuring the City Wide Choir. When: 3 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have its annual “Taste of Culture.” When: 3 p.m. Details: Foods from around the world will be included, including Italian, Chinese and Greek dishes as well as soul food.

Sunday, May 28

Bethel Christian Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Minister Iva Dixon of Lexington will speak.

Meeks First Baptist Church in Cruger will have its annual Choir Day. When: 2 p.m.

Sunday, June 4

Liberty Baptist Church in Carroll County will hold homecoming. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: The Rev. Ron Burch will speak. A meal will be served after the service.

McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day, featuring the City Wide Usher Choir. When: 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 18

Bethel Christian Church will have a Father’s Day brunch. When: 8 a.m.

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