Friday, September 7

House of Prayer and Praise New Life Community Church will celebrate its 20th anniversary. When: 7 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday. Details: The theme is “Celebrating The Faithfulness Of God,” and the theme verse is Psalms 89:24. The guest speaker tonight will be Apostle Ethel Johnson of Chief Cornerstone in Lexington, and the guest speaker Sunday will be Apostle Eric Martin of Anointed Prophetic Ministries in Sardis.

Saturday, September 8

East Percy Street Christian Church will have its annual Community and Health Awareness Day. When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Details: There will be food and fun, free blood pressure screenings sponsored by Sunflower Home Health Agency will be offered, and health education materials will be available.

Calvary Baptist Church will have a women’s conference. When: 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Details:  Lunch will be provided.

Valley Hill Baptist Church will have a fundraiser. When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Fish plates from Larry’s Fish House will be sold for $12, and there will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses. There also will be gospel music featuring The Slaton Family, Sonny and Betty Crouch, Sheyenne Chatham and more.

Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church will continue celebrating Christian Home and Marriage Week. When: 11 a.m. De-tails:  Shi-loh’s oldest married couple, Elmus and Ruth Gray, who have been married 69 years, will be honored. Elder W.S. Lee of Houston, Texas, will speak.

Labor of Love Revival Center will honor Bishop Darrell Moore Sr. for his 18 years of work in ministry. When: 2 p.m.

A gospel music jubilee will be held. When/where: 6 p.m. at Gore Springs Community Center. Details: Performers will include The Castles, Messiah Men and Cuoma Sisters. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and desserts. Admission charge is $5.

First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Schlater will have an appreciation program for musician Fred Wilson. When: 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 9

Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary. When: 8 a.m. Details: The Rev. Melvin B. Lewis will speak.

Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 144th anniversary. When: 9:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. E.J. Ware of Word of Faith M.B. Church will speak.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will have Women’s Day. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: Pastor Lisa R. Day will speak. Rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The color is black.

East Percy Street Christian Church will celebrate homecoming and its 98th anniversary. When: 11 a.m. Details: The Rev. T.C. Collins will speak.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men's Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: Dr. Jerryl Briggs, president of Mississippi Valley State University,  will address “Men of Zion Passing the Torch to the Next Generation.”  The special guest choir will be from Mount Calvary M.B. Church.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men and Women Program. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Pastor Usher Sawyer III of Mount Pleasant M.B. Church in Winona will speak.

McClain Missionary Baptist Church will observe Men and Women’s Day.  When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bettye L. Broadway Davidson of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Greenwood.  The theme is “Bless the Lord at All Times”; the colors are emerald green and white.

Saint Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for musicians J’Michael and J’Markeith Reid. When: 1 p.m. Details: Soloists and choirs are invited to contribute an “A” and “B” selection.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men and Women Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. Willie Jones, pastor of Jennings Temple C.M.E. Church, will speak. The colors will be black and white.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Choir Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Singers are asked to prepare an “A” and “B” selection.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ will have its annual Men and Women’s Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Elder Lamar Moore, pastor of The Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ in Doddsville, will speak.

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Coila will have its annual Men and Women Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Lucretia Woods of Bethel Christian Church in Coila will speak.

Maple Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cascilla will have a 28th-anniversary appreciation program for its pastor and his wife. When: 2:30 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have its annual fall revival. When: 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Details: The speakers will be: Sunday, the Rev. Mary Willis of Wesley United Methodist and DeCell United Methodist churches; Monday,  Minister Chris Carpenter of DeCell; and, Tuesday, the Rev. Kordell Sims of Vincent United Methodist, Epworth United Methodist and Galilee Treadwell United Methodist of Lexington.

Saturday, September 15

Stop and Love Apostolic Ministry will have a 20th-anniversary and pre-birthday celebration for Pastor Augusta Carnage. When: 4 p.m. Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Details: Apostle Regina Spivey will speak Sept. 15, Evangelist Lillie Price and Minister Terry Hutchins will speak at the Sept. 16 morning service, and Bishop Bennie McCain of Greenville will speak at the Sept. 16 afternoon service. The colors will be rustic orange, peach and cream. The theme is “Continue Good Work Honoring a Virtuous Woman.” The theme Scripture is Jeremiah 3:15 and Proverbs 31:29-31.

St. Paul Cathedral will have its Youth and Young Adult Explosion. When: 6:30 p.m. Details: Minister Charlotte Burton will speak.

Sunday, September 16

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Money will celebrate its 108th anniversary. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: The pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Knox, will speak.

Jones Chapel No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual missionary service. When: 11 a.m.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have Family and Friends Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: The speaker will be the Rev. Clarence “C.J.” Johnson of New Sweet Home M.B. Church.

Jones Chapel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Rose Toy, a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, will speak. Elders 75 years old and up from the community will be honored. The theme Scripture is 1 Timothy 5:17. Rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Springhill Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Dr. LaSonya Harris Hall will speak. The colors will be black, white and gold. Rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will have a Love Day for Evangelist Edna Taylor. When: 1 p.m. Details: Evangelist Edith Gilbert will speak. Guest singers will be The Stigler Family, and guest soloists will be Bessie Jones and Cleophas Jones. Guest choirs will be from Hayward Chapel, McKinney Chapel, St. John, Hyman Chapel and Holly Grove churches. All visiting choirs are welcome.

Bethel Christian Church will have its annual Men’s Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. T.C. Collins will speak. The colors will be black and tan.

Zion Chapel Methodist Church in McCarley will have its annual homecoming service. When: 2:30 p.m. Details:  The Rev. Thomas Keys, pastor of West Hill C.M.E. Church in Durant, will speak.

McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men’s Day.  When: 3 p.m. Details: Bishop Milton Glass, pastor of New Green Grove Church of Faith, will speak, and a combined male choir will sing. The colors will be black and red. A light snack will be provided afterward.

Community Baptist Church will have a 12th-anniversary celebration for its pastor, the Rev. Robert Williams Jr., and his wife, Diane. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Orlando D. Franklin, pastor of Unity Fellowship Baptist Church in Jackson, will deliver the message.  He will be accompanied by his church and choir.

DeCell United Methodist Church will have its annual revival. When: 6 p.m. Sept. 16 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17-20. The evangelists will be: Sept. 16, the Rev. Kenneth Milton; Sept. 17 and Sept. 19, the Rev. Mary Willis; and Sept. 18 and Sept. 20, Minister Christopher Carpenter. The theme will be “Are You Ready for a Revival?”

Monday, September 17

Vincent United Methodist Church in North Carrollton will have a revival. When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17-19. Details: The Rev. Terry Williams will speak.

Tuesday, September 18

Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have its fall revival. When: 7 p.m. Sept. 18-20. Details: The Rev. Willie Williams will be the speaker.

Friday, September 21

Labor of Love Revival Center will have a Women of Excellence Conference. When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22. There also will be a health fair at 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

Sunday, September 23

First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Schlater will have its annual Men and Women’s Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. W.M. Brown, the church’s pastor, will speak.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sidon will have an appreciation program for musicians Robert and Katie McKinley.  When: 1:30 p.m.

St. George Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Youth Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Derry Skinner will speak.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have its annual Men’s and Women’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: Willie Mae Shoddie, a member of New Foundation M.B. Church, will speak. The theme is “Christian Men and Women: Abiding in the Will of God.” The Scripture is Matthew 7:21. The combined choir will rehearse at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at DeCell United Methodist Church.

Sunday, September 30

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual deacon program. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor R.C. Chambers of Persimmon Grove M.B. Church will speak.

Second Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, east of Sidon, will have its annual Men and Women’s Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The theme is “What Will You Be Doing When Jesus Comes?” The speakers will be Pastor Iva W. Dixon of Greater Union Outreach Ministry in Lexington and Deacon Kevin Jackson of Providence M.B. Church in Greenwood. Deacon Fredrick Hearn of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Carrollton will be the guest soloist. The colors will be aqua, turquoise or royal blue, brown and ivory. Dinner will be served immediately afterward.

Sunday, October 7

Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming celebration. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: Alvonia Hurt will speak. Parents and guardians of former church members are urged to help contact them and invite them to attend.

Bethel Christian Church will have its annual homecoming praise and worship service. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. Mark Williamson of Winona Baptist Church will speak. The colors will be turquoise and black.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church  in Carrollton will celebrate its annual Choir Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: All choirs, soloists and groups are invited.

Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in McCarley will have its annual Men and Women Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Regina Tyler, pastor of Ambrose C.M.E. Church in McCarley, will speak, and her church’s choir also will be there.

Sunday, October 14

St. John Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor Lee E.  Morris Jr. of Mount Olivet Church in Greenville will speak.

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