Friday, November 16
Worship in the Round will be held. When/where: 7 p.m. at Locus Benedictus Retreat Center. Details: Regine Jean-Baptiste will speak.
Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will conclude its fall revival. When: 7 p.m. Details: Milton Evans, the church’s pastor, and Edith Gilbert, associate pastor, will speak.
Saturday, November 17
New Direction Church will have “The Worship Experience Part II.” When: 5:30 p.m. Details: The host will be Keldrige Westbrook, and the special guests will be Lisa Knowles Smith and Aaron Golden and Purpose.
New Beginning Church of Holiness will have a benefit for 11-year-old Raven Sims, who had part of her arm amputated because of a gunshot wound. When/where: 6 p.m. at Greater Mount Pleasant M.B. Church. Details: Those who cannot attend may send donations to Pastor Nellie Morgan at 601 McNeace St., Apt. 5D, Greenwood, MS 38930.
Sunday, November 18
Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men’s Day. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: Samuel Capnord, a member of Providence, will speak. Rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The men also will be in charge of Sunday school, which begins at 9:30 a.m.
Travelers’ Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have an anniversary celebration for its pastor, the Rev. Sammy Townes, and his wife, Katherine. When: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Details: Minister Monique Townes-Bush will speak in the morning; Pastor Mitchell Steen of Greater Sanders Chapel in Water Valley will speak in the afternoon.
Bethel Christian Church will have its Thanksgiving brunch. When: 11:30 a.m.
Payne Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Reginald Stanley, pastor of Mount Pisgah M.B. Church in Sidon, will speak. The theme will be “The Joy in Coming Home.”
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Tchula invites all veterans, active service members, and the community to its annual Veterans Day service. When: 11:30 a.m.
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church will have an anniversary program for its pastor, the Rev. William Morris. When: 11:30 a.m.
Jones Chapel No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Family and Friends Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The church’s pastor, the Rev. David Henderson, will speak.
Rock of Ages Church in Christ in Tchula will have an appreciation program honoring its pastor, Elder Curtis Cobbins, and his wife, missionary Margaret Cobbins. When: 2 p.m. Details: Elder Melvin Stokes will be the guest speaker.
New Beginning Church of Holiness will have an appreciation program for Evangelist Peggy Jones. When/where: 2 p.m. in the Jodie Wilson Library Auditorium. Details: Elder Mary L. Clark, pastor of Holmes Chapel M.B. Church, will speak.
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Black Hawk will have its annual Family and Friends Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Ickret Bennett Sr., pastor of Second New Hope M.B. Church in Grenada, will speak. The colors will be navy blue and lime. Dinner will be served.
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Money will have a first-anniversary program for its pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Wayne Knox. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Epthan Melton, pastor of True Gospel M.B. Church in Greenville, will speak.
Helm Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Carrollton will hold its annual Men’s Day. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Wayne Williams, presiding elder of the Greenwood-Jackson District and pastor of Lynch Street CME Church in Jackson, will speak. Music will be provided by the Carroll County Community Male Choir, which is made up of men of all denominations. Rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
DeCell Men’s Club will have its annual spiritual outreach program. When/where: 3 p.m. at DeCell United Methodist Church. Details: Christopher Carpenter, president of the club, will speak. The theme will be “Christian Men: Being About Our Father’s Business.” Rehearsal will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have an 18th-anniversary Love Day for its pastor, the Rev. W.M. Brown, and his wife. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. William Morris, pastor of Locust Grove M.B. Church and Springhill M.B. Church, will speak. The colors are rainbow colors. Dinner will be served.
St. James Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Cruger will have a “Hats Show.” When: 3 p.m.
Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will have its fall revival. When: 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Details: The speakers will be: Sunday, Elder Kenneth McClung of Bethel Christian Church in Coila; Monday, the Rev. Floyd Meeks Jr. of St. Paul C.M.E. Church and Taylor C.M.E. Church in Charleston; and, Tuesday, the Rev. Jeffrey Powell of Bethel C.M.E. Church of Black Hawk. The theme is “Pulling Down Strongholds,” and the theme Scripture is 2 Corinthians 10:4.
Thursday, November 22
Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a Thanksgiving program. When: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 25
Meeks First Baptist Church in Cruger will have an appreciation program for musician Maxine Neal. When: 2 p.m.
Second Chance Ministries will have a third-anniversary program honoring Dr. Jerry Crockett Sr. and his wife. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Dr. Jimmy Burse, pastor of Holy Ghost M.B. Church in Clinton, will speak. The theme is “A New Level in God’s Purpose,” and the Scripture is Jeremiah 3:15.
Saturday, December 1
First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for musician Odell Washington. When: 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 2
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual appreciation program for the Rev. Ceasar L. Felton and his wife, Mary. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. Nathan Stevenson, pastor of Mount Calvary M.B. Church in Tchula, will speak.
Tuesday, December 4
Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church will have a winter crusade. When: 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6. Details: The Rev. Mary Clark, pastor of Holmes Chapel M.B. Church in Schlater, will speak.
Sunday, December 9
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for pianist Clara Lewis and percussionists Sam Wooden and Alkeddrick Turner. When: 2 p.m.
The Delta Harrison Singers will present their annual Christmas cantata concert. When/where: 5 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church.