Friday, June 7
Locus Benedictus Retreat Center will host a retreat titled “Empowered by Love, Part 2: Let’s Make Hell Tremble.” When: 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. Details: Presenters will include Cindy Scardina, Ann Roshto, Lynn Mondt, Joyce Pellegrin and Sheryl Jones. A free will offering will be taken.
A Destiny Driven Banquet will be held. When/where: 7 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center. Details: Tickets are $20 and include dinner and entertainment. A men’s gospel ensemble will perform. All proceeds will benefit the Greenwood Community Center.
McClain Missionary Baptist Church, two miles south of Itta Bena, will conclude its revival services. When: 7 p.m. Details: The evangelists are the Rev. Tony Ray and the Rev. Joe Mays Jr.
Saturday, June 8
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church’s Missionary Society Ministry will have a give-away featuring clothes, shoes and household items, When/where: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the pavilion behind the church. Details: The event will be canceled if it rains.
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 123rd anniversary. When: A church family and community picnic will be held at noon Saturday in the parking lot, and the anniversary program will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Details: The Rev. Vincent Russell, pastor of Greater Fairview M.B. Church in Jackson, will speak Sunday on the theme “Christians Building the Foundation for God’s Temple.”
The Salvation Army will have a retirement celebration honoring Carlos Barbosa, manager of the family store, for 30 years of service to the community. When/where: Noon at the family store’s new location on Mississippi 7 (indoors if inclement weather arises). Details: There will be music, food and fellowship.
Bear Marsh Missionary Baptist Church in Carrollton will hold its annual Youth Night Celebration. When: 6 p.m. Details: The Children of Praise Community Choir will render special music. Youth choirs and praise dancers will be the guests. The celebration will continue at 11 a.m. Sunday, when the Rev. Ozell Landfair Jr., the church’s pastor, will speak. The colors for the celebration are white, pink and silver.
A Gospel Music Jubilee will be held. When/where: 6 p.m. at Gore Springs Community Center. Details: Admission charge is $5. Featured performers will include Gospel Echoes, Erwin Cook and Blessed Assurance. There will be a concession stand with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs and drinks.
Sunday, June 9
Wesley United Methodist Church will have Youth Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: Stormy Green, Miss Mississippi Valley State University, will speak.
Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men and Women’s Day. When: 11:15 a.m. Details: Catrena Hawkins, a member of the church, will speak.
Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a 13th-anniversary program for its pastor, Elder Mary L. Clark. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Bishop Jasper Booker of House of Prayer Outreach Ministry in Drew will speak.
Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2½ miles east of Sidon, will celebrate its anniversary. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The theme is “Looking Back Many Years” (Deuteronomy 2:7).
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Moorhead will have its annual Ushers’ Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Bruce Blakes, co-pastor of Persimmon Grove Church in Sunflower, will speak.
Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of McCarley will have its homecoming and 159th anniversary celebration. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The guest speaker will Rev. Troy Miller, pastor of Eden C.M.E. Church of McCarley.
Cypress Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its spring revival. When: 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Details: Pastor Jerry Williams of Gulfport will be the evangelist.
Monday, June 10
McKinney Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School. When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through June 14. Details: The theme is “On Safari: Managing What Belongs to God” (Psalm 24:1). Snacks will be served daily. For transportation, call the church at 453-4639.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have a Bible study. When: 6 p.m. in the Friary Library. Details: Bring a Bible; the revised New American Bible is preferred. Cam Janas will lead the Bible study.
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Money will have its spring revival. When: 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Details: The speakers will be: Monday, the Rev. Kenneth W. Knox of Greenville; Tuesday, the Rev. B.T. Benson of St. Luke M.B. Church in Metcalfe; and Wednesday, Bishop Milton Glass of New Green Grove Church of Faith in Greenwood.
Wednesday, June 12
New Beginnings Church of Holiness will have ita annual pastor’s appreciation program. When/where: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. June 14 at the Jodie Wilson Library. Details: The Rev. Samuel Montgomery, pastor of Miles Tabernacle, will speak Wednesday, and Pastor Betty Hamilton of Philipp United Baptist Church will speak June 14.
Word of Faith Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival. When: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday through July 14. Details: Leroy Carter III of Cleveland, Mississippi, will be the guest pastor.
Friday, June 14
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Youth Day Weekend Praise Extravaganza. When: 6 p.m. June 14 and 11 a.m. June 16. Details: On June 14, the youth and young adults will host a “Youth Night Out Praise Celebration” showcasing such talents as praise dancers, soloists, oratorical expressions, group performances and more. On June 16, the Youth Day program will be held, featuring guest speaker Brandice Brown of Providence M.B. Church. The theme is “Living My Best Life in Christ,” and the Scripture is 1 Timothy 4:12.
Saturday, June 15
Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Men’s Pancake Breakfast Sale. When: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Details: A plate of a stack of homemade pancakes, bacon or sausage, and eggs is $5. For more information, call the church at 453-7610.
St. Paul Cathedral will hold a Fruit of the Spirit program. When: 7:30 p.m. Details: The guest speakers will be Elder Cedric Winchester, Minister Fannie Stevenson, Prophetess Sharese Moore, Evangelist Rosa Westbrook, Minister Javanskey Young, Prophetess Felicia Sanders, Prophetess Shaniqua Childs, First Lady Lillie Stanley and Evangelist Wondrietta Crockett.
Sunday, June 16
Bethel Christian Church will have a Father’s Day breakfast. When: 8 a.m.
Strangers’ Home Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Men’s Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: The Rev. Kyle Pernell, a member of First United Baptist Church in Moorhead, will speak. The theme will be “Warriors — Rising Up for Christ.” Rehearsals will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and noon June 15.
New St. John Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Father’s/Men’s Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: T.W. Cooper will speak.
Jonah Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Bishop A.C. Craft will speak.
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Black Hawk will hold its annual Men’s Day program. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Billy Earl Robinson of Winona, the pastor of Pleasant Hill Church in Kilmichael, will be the guest speaker. Rehearsal dates are at 7 p.m. Tuesday and June 11. Colors are navy blue suits, white shirts and coral ties.
St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival. When: 6 p.m. June 16 and 7 p.m. June 17-20. Details: The Rev. Aaron Brown, pastor of George Chapel Church in Greenwood and Summerfield Missionary Baptist Church in Carrollton, will speak.
Monday, June 17
Jennings Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will hold Vacation Bible School. When: 4 to 6 p.m. June 17-20. Details: The theme is “STU: Super Training University With Jesus.”
Saturday, June 22
St. Paul Cathedral will hold its 2019 Empowerment Conference. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The theme for the conference is “I Am A Survivor.” The guest panelist speakers will be Evangelist Josie Childs and Minister Liquita Williams. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Randy Westbrook.
Sunday, June 23
Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day. When: 11 a.m. Details: Chiquita Brown will speak. The theme will be “Christian Women Walking with Grace." The colors are black, red and white. Rehearsal will be at 7 p.m. June 18 and June 20.
Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for musician Lynn Journey. When: 2 p.m. Details: Choirs are asked to prepare an “A” and “B” selection.
Bear Marsh Missionary Baptist Church in Carrollton will have a homecoming and 150th-anniversary celebration. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Benjamin Lewis of Millspring M.B. Church in Weir and his church family will be the special guests. The theme is “Lost, Found, Rejoice, Repenteth, Compassion” (Luke 15:1-32).
Greater Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have its annual homecoming and anniversary celebration. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Donald J. Tucker of New Orleans, a former pastor of the church, will speak.
Monday, June 24
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will have Vacation Bible School. When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information and an application, call 453-0623.
Sunday, June 30
Sunnyside Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Sunnyside will hold its annual Family and Friends Day. When: 11 a.m.
First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Choir Day. When: 2 p.m.
Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual revival. When: 5 p.m. June 30 and 7 p.m. July 1-4.
Monday, July 1
Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival. When: 7 p.m. July 1-4.
Sunday, July 7
Helm Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Carrollton will celebrate its 138th anniversary. When: 3 p.m. Details: Bishop E. Lynn Brown, a retired bishop of the C.M.E. Church, will deliver the message. Dinner will be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 13
Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its Women’s Conference. When: 9 a.m.-noon, followed by a brunch-style luncheon. Details: Tiffany Armstrong will speak.
Sunday, July 21
Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Mission Day. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: E.P. Singleton will speak.