Revivals

- Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will have revival services at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with different speakers nightly. Bro. Ray Guin is the host pastor.

- New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will have youth revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Speakers will be Pastor Steve Owens and the Snowtown United Methodist Church family on Monday; the Rev. Alvin McMurray, associate minister of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church, on Tuesday; and the Rev. Marcus Cox, associate minister of Mt. Zion M.B. Church on Wednesday. The Rev. George Taylor is the host pastor.

- Parkview Baptist Church of Baldwyn will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Dean Warren. Pastor John Cagle is the host.

- Gospel Crusade Tour 2007 will take place Monday through Friday at locations in Oktibbeha, Clay, Chickasaw, Monroe and Lee counties with different preachers at each location. The dates, host locations and guests preachers will be: Monday, Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church at Starkville, the Rev. L.T. Gathings Jr., pastor of Yeates Chapel Missionary Baptist Church; Tuesday, Yeates Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of West Point, the Rev. W.R. Sims, pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church; Wednesday, Rockwell-Green Auditorium in downtown Okolona, the Rev. R.V. Jones, pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church; Thursday, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Aberdeen, the Rev. Joseph Stone, founder of GCC Ministries Inc.; and Friday, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Plantersville, the Rev. Darrin Foster, pastor of Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

- Full Gospel Deliverance Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The speaker will be Pastor Carolyn Wells. Apostle Bobby R. Tyes is the host pastor.

- New Vision Church of God in Nettleton will have revival services at 7 p.m. March 30 and 31, and at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1. The speaker will be the Rev. Gregg Chamblee of Ackerman. Friday night services will be especially for the youth.

- Lakeland Southern Baptist Church of Mantachie will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 1 and at 7 p.m. April 2-4. The speaker will be Bro. Bill Adams of Mantachie. Bro. Jim Manley is the host pastor.

- Unity Missionary Baptist Church of Guntown will have revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 1 and at 7 p.m. April 2-4. The speaker will be Bro. Dennis Knight of Paramount Baptist Church of Perkinston. Bro. Eddie Boutwell is the host pastor.

- Zion Spring M.B. Church of Okolona will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 1 and at 7 p.m. April 2-4. The speaker will be the Rev. Mike Wilson of Union Baptist M.B. Church of Prairie. Pastor Nollen Elzie Sr. is the host pastor.

- Second Baptist M.B. Church of Verona will have revival services at 6 p.m. April 1 and at 7 p.m. April 2-5. The speaker will be the Rev. Marvin McWhorter, pastor of Johnson Chapel M.B. Church of Shannon. Singing will be by area choirs. Pastor Larry M. Stone is the host pastor.

- Kimble Chapel M.B. Church of Belden will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 9-11. The speaker will be the Rev. George Vance and the Spring Creek M.B. Church family of Aberdeen. The Rev. Lewis H. Lockridge is the host pastor.

- Mt. Zion C.M.E Church of Holly Springs will have revival services at 7 p.m. April 9-13. The speaker will be the Rev. Donell Nichols and the Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Verona. The Rev. Shawn T. Patton is the host pastor.

Music

- The Master's Quartet will be in concert at the following area locations: 5 p.m. today, Nettleton National Guard Armory; 10 a.m. April 8, Jamison Grove Mission, New Albany.

- The Rock Pentecostal Apostolic Church will have a choir workshop at 2 p.m. today led by Minister Starkovich Forster. Elder Ledentry Forster is the host pastor.

- Parkers Chapel Baptist Church will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m. today featuring Fishers of Men of Pontotoc. Bobby Fleming is song director.

- The Masters Quartet will be in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday at New Parkersburg Baptist Church near Houston, followed by preaching at 11 a.m. by Pastor Sammy Hardin.

- The Palmetto Baptist Church will have a gospel singing from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday featuring The Kennedy Family of Wheeler. Adron Horne is the host pastor.

- Calvary Praise and Worship Center in Tremont will have a gospel singing at 5 p.m. Sunday featuring The Charlie Kyle Singers of Corinth and The Son-Liters of Fulton.

- Community Gospel Award Recognition Night will be Sunday at the Link Centre in Tupelo. Community and church leaders will be recognized for their contributions. Interview time will begin at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m. To make nominations or for more information, call 489-0297.

- Contemporary Christian music artist Ginny Owens will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call 869-2956.

- Houston Chapel CME Church of Houston will have a gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday featuring the Original Sensational Traveling Stars of Houston and the Spirit of West Point of West Point. The Rev. Annie Whitmore is the host pastor.

- Victory Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo will have Gospel Skate Jam from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at the skating rink in Tupelo. For more information, call Sis. Anita Judon at 891-2264 or Minister Rickey Agnew at 869-8339. Elder Willie G. Thornton is the host pastor.

- Still Blessed will be in concert at 1 p.m. April 22 at the Trace Road Baptist Church in Amory.

Benefits and Fundraisers

- Higher Heights Apostolic Church in Plantersville will host a benefit for Kiera Williams at 6 p.m. today. Kiera is an 8-year-old lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patient that has been receiving chemotherapy. All choirs, groups, soloists, drama and dance teams are invited to participate. Elder Nathan Brown is host pastor.

- A benefit program for Scott Kyles of Okolona will be at 6:30 p.m. today at New Hope United Methodist Church in Van Vleet. The Rev. Donell Cherry is the host pastor.

- Victory Temple Church of the Living God in Tupelo will have a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. March 31 at Applebee's Restaurant in Tupelo. Tickets are $5. Elder Willie Thornton is the host pastor. The breakfast is sponsored by the Power House Youth Ministry.

- A benefit gospel concert for Kevin Loden will be at 5:30 p.m. April 7 at the East Amory Community Center. Singers include The Masters Quartet, Bill Monaghan and others.

Lent

- University Baptist Church in Starkville will mark the season of Lent during their 10:45 a.m. worship service each Sunday leading up to Easter on April 8. Co-pastors John and Lela Hendrix will deliver sermons matching the theme, "Faith Landscapes," focusing on "The Wilderness," a place of temptation; "Cana," a place of celebration; "Mount Hermon," a place of mystery; "Capernaum," a routine place; "Samaria," a place that is out-of-place; "Bethany," a place of intuition; and "Galilee," a gathering place. UBC meets Sunday mornings at the Wesley Foundation on East Lee Boulevard on the Mississippi State University campus. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the worship service.

- Calvary United Methodist Church of New Albany will host Lenten lunches at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday through March 28. Bring a sack lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

- Fulton United Methodist Church will hold community Lenten services at noon from Wednesday through April 4 in the fellowship hall. The speakers and their topics will be: Rev. Eugene Stockstill of Tremont Charge United Methodist Churches, "I Am the Light" on March 28; and Jerry Woods of Christ the King Catholic Church, "I Am the Resurrection and the Life" on April 4. Lunch will be provided. The Rev. Jim Fisher is the host pastor.

- First United Methodist Church of Tupelo will present "40 Days of Purpose" at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent at Wesley Hall. The program will meet at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday and continue through April 11.

Easter

- Ballet Magnificat! will present an Easter ballet, "Deliver Us," at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. Tickets are $30, $25, $15 and $10, with group rates available. For tickets, call (601) 977-1001 or visit www.balletmagnificat.com.

- Friendship Methodist Church will sponsor an Easter egg hunt from 2 to 4 p.m. March 31 at Friendship Park at Peppertown.

- The Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Booneville will present "Resurrection Celebration" at 7 p.m. March 31 and April 1. Dr. Lynn Jones is the host pastor.

- The Music Department and SWMU of Rising Star M.B. Church will sponsor an Easter cantata "Because He Lives" at 5 p.m. April 1. Dr. Melvin B. Lewis is the host pastor.

- Palestine United Methodist Church of Nettleton will celebrate Easter with these special events. Palm/Passion Sunday will be observed during the 11 a.m. worship hour on April 1 with children sharing palm leaves. Palestine will share Holy Thursday and Good Friday services with New Chapel United Methodist Church of Plantersville. Holy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 5 at New Chapel, and Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. April 6 at Palestine. The Rev. Glen Parks is the pastor of New Chapel. The children of Palestine will have an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 6. On Easter Sunday, a sunrise service will be at 6 a.m., followed by breakfast, then Sunday school. The children and youth will present an Easter program at 10 am. The Rev. Chris C. Diggs is the host pastor.

- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Tupelo will have these special events during Easter. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 5; Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. April 6; and a vigil will be at 7 p.m. April 7. The Easter service will be at 9 a.m. April 8, followed by an egg hunt for the children at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. R.C. Kreitenstein is the host pastor.

- First Baptist Church in Saltillo will present the Passion play "In the Fullness of Time," based on the account from the Gospel of John, April 5-8. For tickets call (662) 255-0270. For more information visit www.fbcsaltillo.org.

- Calvary United Methodist Church of New Albany will have Good Friday services at 7 p.m. April 6. The program will be on the Sayings of the Cross. The speakers will be the Rev. John Foster, the Rev. Kerry Powell, the Rev. Robert Godbold, the Rev. Daniel Darling, the Rev. Jeff Lawrence, the Rev. Joe Young and the Rev. Bill Johnson. The Rev. Creighton White is the host.

- Mt. Olive Baptist Church will present "The Day He Wore My Crown" at 6:30 p.m. April 7 and at 10:30 a.m. April 8.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 8, followed by a fellowship breakfast and Sunday school. The Rev. Tommy Ratliff is the host pastor.

Other Events

- The Ladies Ministries of Tupelo Church of God has collected 650 recipes for a cookbook. Orders are being taken now. The cookbooks are $15 each. To order, write the church at P.O. Box 2698, Tupelo, MS 38803; call (662) 844-5836; or e-mail tcog@bellsouth.net. Proceeds from the cookbook's sale will go to Mission Ministries.

- The Tupelo Christian Women's Club will continue it's Bible study on "Why Believe" at 1 p.m. every Thursday at 1305 Marquette Street. For more information, call Sue at 842-5206.

- The Tupelo First Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a prophecy seminar at 7 p.m. every day through April 7. The speaker will be Donny Shelton. Music will be by Steven Scott and Linda Gannon.

- Bethel CME Church of Guntown will host a prayer breakfast for the family at 7 a.m. today. Topics to be discussed are: "Resources for the Elderly and Low Income" by Dorothy Leasy and Marilyn Davis of Lift Inc.; "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Sexually Transmitted Diseases" by Sissy Cox of the Lee County Health Department; "School Violence and The Disciplinary Process" by Rodney Spears, assistant principal of Saltillo High School; and "Juvenile Delinquency" by Steve White, administrator of the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center. Also, persons will be on hand for prescription assistance (must bring a list of all prescription medicine and dosages) and financial aid assistant (must bring 2006 tax return). The Rev. Jeffrey Freeman is the host pastor.

- Second Baptist Church of Houston will host the second annual youth seminar "100 Teens in Jeans" from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church's Life Center. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., followed by a light breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. The seminar is designed for students in grades 5-12 and will provide information and activities on several topics. The seminar is open to the general public for the stated grade levels. For more information or registration forms, call Williestein Harper at 456-3463, Sharon Atkinson 456-3846 or Virginia Wilson at 456-5278. The Rev. Eugene Brandon is the host pastor.

- The Ministers Wives of the Springhill District Association will have a retreat today at the Family Resource Center in Tupelo. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Registration is $15. For more information, call (662) 767-3810.

- Bethany Church of God of Prophecy will host Ladies Fellowship Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The theme is "Women Being Blessed of God." Lunch will be provided. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

- Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will honor first lady Bonnie Sims with an appreciation program at 6 p.m. today. The theme is "A Woman That Is Worthy of Honor Because of Whose She Is." Guests include D. Mayfield of Crawford, the Mt. Olivet Male Choir and more. The Rev. W.R. Sims is the host pastor.

- The Public Awareness Theatre Inc. of Detroit, Mich., will present a stage play, "Sunset High," at 7 p.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church Christian Life Center in Tupelo. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under. For tickets, call 844-5037.

- Bethel Baptist Church of Fulton will observe Friend Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Martin Jameson is the host pastor.

- Bro. David Terrell will be at Furrs Miracle Tabernacle on Hwy. 6 at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bro. Boyce Holcomb is the host pastor.

- Well-known evangelist David Ring, who has cerebral palsy, will share his powerful testimony at 10:30 a.m. March 25 at Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church. Call (662) 842-4832 or go to www.tfwbc.org for more information. The Rev. Terry Pierce is host pastor.

- Kingdom Force, a team of young adult ministers from Elim Bible Institute, will be at Good News Church in Tupelo at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastors Terry and Dori Garrett are the hosts.

- Hopewell Baptist Church No. 1 in Holly Springs will celebrate their 140th anniversary on Sunday. Speakers will be the Rev. Dederick Lesure of Oxford at 10:45 a.m. and Deacon Michael Crittle of Macedonia Baptist Church at 2:45 p.m. The Rev. Leroy James is the host pastor.

- Bethel CME Church of Guntown will have a stewardess program during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Minister Monte Robins Foxx will be the speaker. The Rev. Jeffery Freeman is the host pastor.

- Greater New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton will have an Usher Ministry service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Willie C. Orr, pastor of Mt. Olivet M.B. Church of Aberdeen, along with his ushers, male choir and church family. The Rev. Leon Griffin is in charge of the arrangements.

- Hopewell M.B. Church of Belden will celebrate their pastor's anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Earlie Eddie, pastor of Blackland M.B. Church of Tupelo, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Curtis McKinney is the host pastor.

- Mt. Moriah M.B. Church of Aberdeen will honor their pastor and his wife with an appreciation program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Darrin Foster, pastor of Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Starkville.

- New Lebanon M.B. Church of Tupelo will celebrate Pastor and Wife Appreciation Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Carl Shack of New Salem M.B. Church of Pontotoc. The Rev. Billy D. Rainey is the host pastor.

- Oak Grove M.B. Church of New Albany will have a missionary program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Minister P. Smith of Love Praise Church in New Albany, accompanied by his church family. All ladies are asked to wear white. The Rev. David High is the host pastor.

- Pleasant Plain M.B. Church of Prairie will observe Men and Women's Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Robert Parks Jr. of New Hope M.B. Church of Okolona. The Rev. Michael A. McGaha is the host pastor.

- New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville will observe Youth Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be the Rev. Jamal Boddie of Red Bud Church of Okolona. The Rev. Jack Shelton is the host.

- New Direction Church of the Living God in Saltillo will have Family and Friends Rally Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be Pastor Willie Thornton and Victory Temple Church family of Tupelo. Elder Jimmy Copeland is the host pastor.

- People's Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will have a missionary program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be Pastor Cheryl Penson and Oak Grove CME Church family. The Rev. Robert Jamison is the host pastor.

- Trinity CME Church of Guntown will have their annual birthday tea at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guests will be the Rev. Dr. Phillip Bryant and the male chorus and church family of Poplar Springs CME Church of Shannon. The Rev. Mary Robinson is the host pastor.

- House of Restoration Church in Columbus will have a praise and worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday. Bill and Carolyn Hulen are the host pastors. Linda Darrell is minister of music.

- Tupelo Church of God will host an all ladies prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The speaker will be Teresa Sanders. Also, the Women in Zion Banner Team. The Rev. Jack Ezell is the host pastor.

- Tupelo Apostolic Healing Temple will have appreciation services for Pastor Cleveland C. Smith III at 7 p.m. March 30, 6:30 p.m. March 31 and 3 p.m. April 1. Speakers will be Elder Scott of Weir on March 30; Elder Pulliam of Decatur, Ala., on March 31; and Bishop Alvin Jackson of Chicago on April 1.

- Joshua Generation Leadership Workshop, "Moving the Vision of God," will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 31 at Flatwood Grove Church in Blue Mountain. Breakfast will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Class will be from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

- Cherry Creek M.B. Church will have an usher ministry program at 2:30 p.m. April 1. The speaker will be the Rev. Charles Cox, pastor of Red Oak Church of Tupelo, accompanied by his church family. The Rev. Lesley Mabry is the host pastor.

- Ebernezer M.B. Church of Guntown will honor Pastor and Mrs. Tommy L. Ratliff for five years of dedicated service with an appreciation program at 3 p.m. April 1. The speaker will be the Rev. Donnell Nichols, accompanied by the Mt. Zion M.B. Church family.

- Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ of Aberdeen will have a "100 Women in White" program at 3 p.m. April 1. The speaker will be Sarah A. Gaston, jurisdictional supervisor of women in North Mississippi. Elder David Lewis is the host pastor.

- People's Community Baptist Church of Tupelo will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. April 1. The special guests will be Elder Jeremiah Penro and the Emmanual Church of God in Christ.

- The Youth Department of the Pleasant Plain M.B. Church will have a Youth Outreach Ministry evening service at 6 p.m. April 1. The speaker will be the Rev. Anthony Simmons of Darden Chapel M.B. Church of Okolona. The Rev. Michael A. McGaha is the host pastor.

- The Usher Ministry of Cherry Creek M.B. Church will be at Graceland Nursing Home in Pontotoc at 6 p.m. April 2. The speaker will be Associate Pastor Everett Mabry of Cherry Creek. The Rev. Lesley T. Mabry is the host pastor.

- The children and youth departments of the Springhill District Association will have a special program and breakfast at 8 a.m. April 3. The theme is "Facing the Giant." Registration fee is $50 for each church. For more information, call Shelia Davis at 767-3811 or 844-0013.

- The Tupelo Christian Women's Club will have it's monthly Prayer Connection at 1 p.m. April 3 at 127 County Road 33. For more information, call Linda at 844-9581.

- The Mississippi Area Aglow International will have a retreat April 12-15 at Waukaway Springs in Vossburg. For information, call Rosemary Carpenter at 790-5305.

- Crossroad M.B. Church will have an usher program at 2:30 p.m. April 15. The speaker will be the Rev. Frederick Adams Sr. of Blackwood Grove Church of Nettleton.

- New Prospect Baptist Church of Oxford will celebrate its 97th year of worship and service with homecoming on April 29. Services will begin at 9 a.m. and will include singing, special recognitions and a note-burning signifying the building debt retirement. The speaker will be former pastor, Everett Childers. A covered dish lunch will follow.

- Words of Faith Deliverance Ministries of Tupelo will have a Real Life Real Women's Conference on May 2-5. Workshops leaders and topics will be: Prophet Sonja Stiles, 6 p.m. May 3, "Pursuing the Supernatural"; Pastor Connie Cahill, 6 p.m. May 4, "Walking Thru Transition"; Minister Shantelle Sims, 9 a.m. May 5, "Waiting on God for Boaz"; Lady Deloris Johnson, 9:45 a.m. May 5, "Understanding Who You Are"; and Dr. Laura Thompson, 10:30 a.m. May 5, "A Woman of Integrity." Keynote speakers will be Pastor Doris Day at 7 p.m. May 2; Dr. Patricia Phillips at 7 p.m. May 3 and 4; Pastor Eyvone Smith at 8 a.m. May 5; and Pastor Tinnona Patterson at 5 p.m. May 5. Register at www.words-of-faith.com.

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