Friday, December 7

Body of Christ Fellowship Church will have a 34th-anniversary celebration for its pastor, Bishop Willie Henderson, and his wife, Zandra. When: 7:30 tonight and 11 a.m. Sunday.  Speakers will be members of the church.

Saturday, December 8

A gospel music jubilee will be held. When/where: 6 p.m. at Gore Springs Community Center. Details: Featured performers will include the Slaton Family, Joyful Noise Quartet, Benny Rigby, the Cuomo Sisters and Tyanne Newsom. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, sausage dogs and drinks. There will be finger food and fellowship after the singing.

Sunday, December 9

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Winona  will have a seventh-anniversary celebration for its pastor, J.C. Stokes, and his wife, Lurean. When: 11 a.m. Details: The Rev. Marlon Stokes from Sierra Vista, Arizona, son of J.C. and Lurean Stokes, will speak.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will honor the Rev. Dr. Calvin E. Collins and his family during a 31st-anniversary program. When: 11 a.m. Details: The Rev. Kenneth Milton Sr., pastor of Morning Star M.B. Church in Greenwood and assistant pastor at New Zion, will address the theme “Celebrating Our Pastor: Commissioned and Committed to the Cause of Christ.”

Marilyn Jones Bryant Ministries will have a 10th-anniversary celebration. When

/where: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Greenwood Youth Center, 926 West Henry St. Details: Minister Felicia Sanders of Labor of Love Ministries will be the guest evangelist at the morning service, and Minister Jawaski Gardner of Endtime Encounter Ministries in Indianola will be the evangelist in the afternoon. Refreshments will be served between services. No Sunday school.

 

The youth of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Sidon will have their annual Christmas program. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The theme is “Come and See,” and the Scripture is Matthew 2:2-3.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its Pastor Aide program. When: 11:30 a.m.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sidon will have an appreciation program for Elizabeth Taylor. When: 1:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for pianist Clara Lewis and percussionists Sam Woo-den and Alkeddrick Turner. When: 2 p.m.

Providence Missionary Baptist Church will honor musicians Jacquincie Moore, James Redd and Dr. Curressia McFarland-Brown. When: 3 p.m.

The Delta Harrison Singers will present their annual Christmas concert. When/where: 5 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have Sunday evening prayer for Advent. When: 4 p.m. Details: The Rev. Kim Studwell will preach.

Monday, December 10

A Bible study, led by the Rev. Cam Janas, will be held. When/where: 6 p.m. in the Friary Library at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Saturday, December 15

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will present a Christmas play, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” When: 5 p.m.

Word of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have a bingo marathon. When: 6 p.m. Details: Cost is $10 per person, and there will be prizes.

Sunday, December 16

S.T.O.P. and Love Ministries will have a giveaway of coats and socks. When: 11 a.m. Details: Evangelist Tannisha Loggins will speak. The theme is “Coats of Many Colors,” and the Scripture is Genesis 37:31.

Jones Chapel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Pastor and Wife Love Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The church’s pastor, the David Henderson, will speak. The mass choir will rehearse at 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for musician John Lewis. When: 2 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have Sunday evening prayer for Advent. When: 4 p.m. Details: The Rev. Cam Janas will preach.

Greater Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a gospel singing program. When: 5:30 p.m. Details: Those featured will include The Generation Praise from Durant, Men on Mission from Grenada, Bessie Childress of Springfield, Missouri, and The Cobbins Brothers of Black Hawk. Mr. and Mrs. Turner Chapel also will be crowned.

Monday, December 17

A Bible study, led by the Rev. Cam Janas, will be held. When/where: 6 p.m. in the Friary Library at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Sunday, December 23

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have Sunday evening prayer for Advent. When: 4 p.m. Details: The Rev. Kim Studwell will preach.

Sunday, December 30

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have Sunday evening prayer for Advent. When: 4 p.m. Details: The Rev. Cam Janas will preach.

Monday, December 31

Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a watch meeting. When: 9 p.m.

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