Friday, August 31

Victorious Faith Ministries Church of God in Christ will conclude its second annual church conference. When: 7 p.m. Details: The speaker is Evangelist Joyce Rodgers from Carrollton, Texas.

Saturday, September 1

Locus Benedictus Retreat Center and Greenwood Leflore Hospital will host a Health Chat.  When: 10-11 a.m.  Where: Locus Benedictus Retreat Center, 1407 Levee Road in Greenwood.  Details: Joseph L. Assini, of Greenwood Leflore Hospital  will discuss prostate cancer and the importance of screenings.   For more information, call the hospital’s Marketing and Communications Department at 451-7548 or visit www.glh.org/events.  

Sunday, September 2

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Black Hawk will have its 39th annual homecoming service. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. Thomas Keys, pastor of West Hill C.M.E. Church in Durant, will speak.  Dinner will be served.

Greater Macedonia Church of God in Christ will have a homecoming celebration. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Pastor Frank Martin of Jerusalem COGIC in Greenwood will speak.

New Pillow Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its  113th anniversary. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Joe Hodges of Paxton Grove in Inverness will speak.

New Direction Church will have a seventh- anniversary Love Day for its pastor, Dr. Kelly Westbrook, and his wife, Jollish. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Dr. Gregory Braggs of Silver Star M.B. Church in Rome, Mississippi, will speak

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men’s and Women’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Derrick Williams, pastor of St. John M.B. Church in Webb, will speak. The colors will be brown and gold.

Jones Chapel No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church  will have its annual Usher Day. When: 3 p.m.

Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: Glenda Faye Cole, a member of Morning Star M.B. Church, will speak. Women are invited to form a mass choir, which will rehearse at noon Saturday. The colors will be black and white.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Black Hawk will have the Percy Applewhite Community Service Program. When: 6 p.m. Details: Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders will speak.

Tuesday, September 4

Greater New Home Missionary Baptist Church in Quito will celebrate the ninth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Clarence “CJ” Johnson. When: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m. Sept. 9. Details: The speakers will be: Tuesday, the Rev. R.L. Harris of New Zion Rock M.B. Church; Wednesday, the Rev. William Williams of Great New Jerusalem M.B. Church; Thursday, the Rev. James Ratliff of Greater Mount Zion M.B. Church; and Sept. 9, the Rev. Dennis Russell of Merry Grove M.B. Church at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Terry Williams of Walden Chapel of Goodman and Georgeville United Methodist Church in Georgeville at 2 p.m.

Good Hope United Methodist Church in Vaiden will have a revival. When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Details: The Rev. Robert “Red” Levey of Pickens will speak.

Wednesday, September 5

Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church will celebrate Christian Home and Marriage Week. When: Sept. 5-8. Details: Family Fun Night, sponsored by Families First of Mississippi, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Shiloh will challenge New Zion M.B. Church to a game of “Family Feud” in the fellowship hall. At 11 a.m. Sept. 8, Shiloh’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.

Friday, September 7

House of Prayer and Praise New Life Community Church will celebrate its 20th anniversary. When: 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Details: The theme is “Celebrating The Faithfulness Of God,” and the theme verse is Psalms 89:24. The guest speaker for Sept. 7 will be Apostle Ethel Johnson of Chief Cornerstone in Lexington, and the guest speaker for Sept. 9 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.

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

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

Sunday, September 9

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. Sept. 8. 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.

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. Rehearsal will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have its annual fall revival. When: 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7 p.m. Sept. 10-11. Details: The speakers will be: Sept. 9, the Rev. Mary Willis of Wesley United Methodist and DeCell United Methodist churches; Sept. 10, Minister Chris Carpenter of DeCell; and, Sept. 11, 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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