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Sunday, March 30

    The resurrection celebration continues this Sunday, March 30, at First Christian Church of Water Valley!  During the morning worship service at 10 a.m. the church’s children and some of their mothers will present, “God’s Rock and Roll Love Story!”  

    This special musical traces God’s love from the Garden of Eden through Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Using tunes from popular songs of the 1960’s, Mary Freeman has written new lyrics for the songs plus recitations for this simple, but powerful, musical.  You will probably smile, laugh, and shed a tear, but no doubt your heart will be touched by this wonderful message in song as we are reminded of God’s patient and sacrificial love for us.  

    You and your family are invited to join us!  We will be looking for you at the corner of North Main and South Court Streets this Sunday morning!  For more information please call David Freeman, Minister at 473-2884.



Spring revival services will begin Sunday, March 30, and continue through Wednesday, April 2, at Camp Ground Baptist Church. Bro. Lee Dillard of Pontotoc will be the visiting evangelist. Special music will be presented by the church choir and soloists. Music Director will be Michael Callahan.

  Sunday morning services will begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Sunday evening discipleship training will be at 5 p.m. and worship at 6. The weeknight services will begin at 7 each evening.

  “Please come and join us in worship and praise of our Savior, Jesus Christ,” stated Bro. David Ross, pastor.


The Pastor and members of Everdale Missionary Baptist Church invite everyone to their annual revival.  Rev. Mitchell Steen, pastor of Sanders Chapel and Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Churches will be the evangelist for the week.  Services begin on Sunday, March 30 – Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. nightly.  Everdale is located at 410 Calhoun Street in Water Valley.  Rev. Phillip Brackett is pastor, Rev. Kevin Lee, Sr. is assistant pastor, Sister Sandra Woodard is church clerk.

Saturday, April 5

First Baptist Church in Water Valley invites all ladies, all ages, to the 7th Annual Women’s Conference  on Saturday, April 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with registration in the foyer of the church.

The registration fee is $10 and will include lunch. The program begins at 9 a.m. in the worship center and will conclude with lunch. Participants will have the opportunity to hear two wonderful ladies – guest speaker, Becky Brown, whose topic will be “Valley Tops” and praise music leader, Debbie O’Neal, who is reported to have the voice of an angel.

Please come and hear these two ladies who have such God-given talent and a desire to serve God.

Saturday, April 13

    Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, located at 985 CR 169, Coffeeville, will honor their musicians, Brothers Lee Matthews, Jr., Oscar Dudley, and Dalvin Harris, during their Musician’s Love Day. This occasion is scheduled for April 12, beginning at 6 p.m.

    “It would be an honor and a privilege for us to have you join us in this worship and praise experience with selections from your choir, soloists, groups and liturgical dancers are welcomed as well,” stated Pastor Lee V. Matthews, Sr. and the Hopewell family. Everyone is invited to attend.

    The Green Goshen C.M.E. Church Family is hosting Four Gospel Writers Program on April 13, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Guests speakers will be: Rev. Adam Tyson, pastor of Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church of Water Valley; Rev. James Johnson, pastor of Union Hill C.M.E. Church, Water Valley; Rev. Michael Stephens, pastor of Oak Grove C.M.E. Church, Water Valley; and Rev. Brian Davis, pastor of Carr’s Chapel C.M.E. Church, Oakland.

    “Come one, come all, and let us give God the Praise as these four speakers bring us the word of God for God’s people,” stated Pastor Cherodrick Jeffries.


Mile Memorial CME Church Will Host Fourth Annual Scholarship Banquet

    The Miles Memorial CME Church Women’s Missionary Scoiety will host their fourth annual Lucy Walton/Merlene Dowsing Scholarship Banquet. The scholarship is a memorial for the late Missionary Presidents, Mrs. Lucy Walton and Mrs. Merlene Dowsing.

  The Banquet will be held in the Water Valley High School Cafeteria on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The cost to attend the banquet is $25 per person. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to purchase a ticket by April 2.

  Speaker for the banquet will be Dr. Germain McConnell, Assistant Dean and Director of Field Experience at the University of Mississippi. Additionally, Dr. McConnell is Co-Director for the Mississippi Teacher Corps and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. He has taught in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Counselor Education. He is also an Associate Minister at the East St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Dr. McConnell received his Ph.D in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi. He is married to Dana McConnell, Counselor at Water Valley High School. They have one daughter, Kaitlyn Yvonne.

  The Society awarded two scholarships last year to two deserving recipients. Brittany Foxx and Derrick Johnson were the recipients of the 2007 scholarships. They are both attending the University of Mississippi. This year the Society would like to award scholarships to deserving students, as well as sponsor a community service and outreach project. With your help, the Women’s Missionary Society of Miles Memorial Church has been able to award more than $4,000 in scholarship funds to young people in Yalobusha County.

  The 2008 scholarship recipients must possess the following qualifications: (1) Be a 2008 high school graduate; (2) Attend church regularly; (3) Reside in the Water Valley School District.

  If you are unable to attend the banquet, but would like to make a donation, please make your check or money order payable to Miles Memorial CME Church Women’s Missionary Society and mail to: Miles Memorial CME Church WMS, c/o Rubye Carr, 307 West Lee Street, Water Valley, MS 38965.

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