Sunday, March 11
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will feature Dr. Harry Parker as guest speaker during its worship service. When: 10:45 a.m. When: Dr. Parker recently retired as pastor of First Baptist Church of Oak Park, Illinois.
Perry Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its anniversary. When: 11 a.m. Details: The Rev. Louis green of Jeff Chapel C.M.E. Church in Black Hawk will speak.
Greater Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church in Tchula will celebrate its 101st anniversary. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Daniel B. Quinn, pastor of Old Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in West, will speak.
Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Greg Elders will speak.
McClain Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 128th anniversary. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: The Rev. Tony Ray will speak.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Usher Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Bessie Steele, a member of the church, will speak.
Bear Marsh Missionary Baptist Church in Carrollton will have its annual Family & Friends Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Marvin Myles Jr., pastor of the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Carthage, will speak. The colors are black and purple.
Zion Chapel Methodist Church in McCarley will have its annual Family & Friends Day. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: The Rev. Regina Tyler, pastor of Ambrose C.M.E. Church of McCarley, will speak.
City of Refuge Ministries will have an eighth-anniversary appreciation program for Bishop Randy Adams and his wife, Mable. When: 2:30 p.m. Details: Bishop Milton Glass of New Green Grove Church of Faith will speak, and a reception will follow.
Community Baptist Church will celebrate its 12th anniversary. When: 3 p.m. Details: The Rev. Cedric Reed, pastor of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, St. James/Union Grove M.B. Church in Indianola and Mount Carmel M.B. Church in Belzoni, will speak. He will be accompanied by his churches and choirs.
Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual Male Choir Celebration. When: 4 p.m. Details: Other churches and male choirs are invited.
Wesley United Methodist Church will present the Rust College A’Capella Choir. When/where: 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Details: The choir’s repertoire includes modern and traditional classical and semi-classical music, spirituals, opera and contemporary and traditional gospel. Donation: $5.
Saint Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual youth revival. When: 6 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday. Details: Minister Tona Shorter, a member of Payne Chapel M.B. Church, will be the guest evangelist.
Monday, March 12
Stop and Love Apostolic Ministry will have its youth rally. When: 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Details: Dress code will be blue jeans and T-shirts or blouses with school or university colors. The theme is “Youths, It’s Time to Obey God,” and the theme verse is Ephesians 6:1-2. Minister Kameron Haymon of Drew will speak Monday, and Tyquasha Craft of Itta Bena will speak Tuesday. The guest choirs will be Rock of Ages Salvation Worship Center, Mount Pleasant M.B. Church Youth Choir and St. Mary M.B. Church Youth Choir. Other choirs also are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 13
Holmes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Schlater will have a three-night youth revival. When: 7:30 p.m. Details: Bishop A.C. Craft of Jonah Chapel M.B. Church in Greenwood and Johnson Chapel M.B. Church in Money will speak.
Thursday, March 15
House of Prayer and Praise New Life Community Church will have a pre-pastoral anniversary celebration for its pastor, Apostle Ruby Brown, marking 20 years’ work. When: 7:30 p.m. March 15-16 and March 30. Details: The speakers will be: March 15, Pastor Genevea Winchester of St. Paul Cathedral in Itta Bena; March 16, Apostle Angela Myles of Restoration Healing and Deliverance Ministries in Greenville; and, March 30, Apostle Darrel Moore Sr. of Labor of Love Revival Center of Greenwood.
Sunday, March 18
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Money will have Family and Friends Day. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: The Rev. Doug Lacey Sr. of Edwards will speak. The colors are black and silver.
Providence Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 82nd anniversary. When: 10:45 a.m. Details: Frances Jones and Geraldine Spells, both member of the church, will speak. The theme is “The Church: The Light of the World” (Matthew 5:16).
Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its Pack-A-Pew Building Fund Program. When: 11:30 a.m. Details: Pastor Jonathan Hopkins of Upon This Rock Church will speak.
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: The Rev. Jermanique Mitchell of St. Peter M.B. Church in Holcomb will speak.
The Zion District Baptist Association will have its Women’s Day program. When/where: 3 p.m. at the Dr. L.V. Powell Zion District Baptist Association Building, 213, Justy St., Winona. Details: Progressive Baptist Dean Doris Hemphill Fields will speak. The theme is “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”
Joytime Outreach Ministries will hold “Salad Galore.” When/where: 3 p.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Sunday, March 25
Saint Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church will have an appreciation program for musician Woody Stokes. When: 11 a.m. Details: Choirs and soloists are each asked to prepare an “A” and “B” selection.
Monday, March 26
Valley View Missionary Baptist Church in Cruger will have its annual revival. When: 7:30 nightly, March 26-30. Details: The Rev. A.C. Craft, pastor of Jonah Chapel and Johnson Chapel churches, will speak. Deacons are invited to render the devotionals, and choirs are invited and asked to prepare an “A” and “B” selection.
Friday, March 30
The Zion District Baptist Association will have a Good Friday program titled “The Seven Last Sayings of Jesus.” When/where: 6 p.m. at the Dr. L.V. Powell Zion District Baptist Association Building, 213 Justy St., Winona. Details: Ministers of Zion will speak.
Saturday, March 31
Providence Missionary Baptist Church’s Drama Department will present a live Easter production, “The Life of Jesus Christ: The Creation, Birth, Walk and Crucifixion.” When: 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 1
Bethel Christian Church will have an Easter program, with the Youth Department in charge. When: Noon.
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will have its spring revival. When: 6 p.m. April 1 and 7 p.m. April 2-5. Details: The speakers for the week will be: April 1-2, The Rev. Kenneth Milton, New Zion M.B. Church; April 3, The Rev. Louis Coleman, Mount Carmel M.B. Church and New St. John M.B. Church; and, April 4-5, the Rev. Robert Anderson, Mount Calvary M.B. Church.
Sunday, April 8
St. George Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have Family and Friends Day. When: 2 p.m. Details: Pastor Marilyn Jones-Bryant of MJB Ministries will speak.
Sunday, April 22
St. George Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a 10th-anniversary celebration for its pastor, Aaron Brown, and his wife, Annie. When: 2 p.m. Details: Elder Rena Baker Henderson of East Percy Street Christian Church will speak.