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Saturday, May 23

 The Pastor’s Aid Committee of Rocky Mountain M.B. Church is sponsoring a musical program in behalf of the pastor and wife’s anniversary on May 23, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Guests will include: The Alexander Family; Sis. Alma Bailey; TK and Tony Townsend; Rev. Henderson; Zion Springs Choir;  Bro. Horton; and many more “Please come and enjoy a night of good gospel singing and praises,” state Sis. Mary Nicholson, chairperson, and Rev. George Forrest, pastor. For more information contact Mary G. Nicholson at (662) 675-2903.

Sunday, May 24

  Everdale M.B. Church will have a praise dance group program on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 3 p.m. All praise teams are invited to perform an A and B selection. Everdale is located at 410 Calhoun Street in Water Valley.


    New Providence Missionary Baptist Church will have its 74th year homecoming Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 3 p.m. Rev. Lloyd V. Anderson, pastor of Massey Grove M.B. Church of Oakland, will be the guest speaker. “Come and help us lift up the name of Jesus,” states Bro. Calvin Hawkins, program chairperson, and Rev. Sidney Townes, pastor.


    The annual Lovejoy Church homecoming will be held on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the church in Panola County. Everyone is invited for a time of fellowship and worship. There will be a potluck picnic on the grounds after the service. Lovejoy is a Methodist Church, founded in 1884 by early settlers in this area.


 The Women’s Missionary Society of Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church cordially invites everyone to attend their Women in White Program on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 3 p.m. The speaker for the program will be Minister Kerney. Each church is asked to be represented by at least five women dressed in white. The E. C. Davidson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded during this program. “Please encourage students who submitted applications for this scholarship to be present,” stated Rubye Carr, Missionary President. Rev. Brian Davis, Sr. is pastor of the church.

Monday, May 25

    Bro. Rick Glidewell, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, invites all who have an interest in Hopewell Cemetery to attend the Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be a brief Memorial Day service in the church sanctuary at 11 a.m., followed by a pot luck lunch in the fellowship hall.

    This special day is a time to place flowers on the graves of friends and loved ones and to remember those who have gone on before.  For further information please contact Bro. Rick Glidewell at 473-4916.

Sunday, May 31

    Sylva Rena Baptist Church will have its homecoming on May 31. Services will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon in the Family Activity Center. Rev. Donnie Stewart will be the main speaker. The Pontotoc group, Fishers of Men, will sing afterwards, beginning at 1 p.m. There will be no Sunday School or evening services on this day. Everyone is invited to attend.


    Sanders Chapel Women’s Ministry, the pastor and members cordially invite the public to attend their “Saints On A Mission Program” on the fifth Sunday, May 31, beginning at 2:30 p.m. All women are asked to wear white as part of the theme. Pastor Mitchell Steen will give the message. Program sponsors are Minister Geraldine Booker and Lanell Steen.


    Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming on May 31, beginning at 2:30 p.m. All past and present members and ministers, families and friends, are urged to come together for this homecoming program. The church is located at 1140 CR 118, Water Valley.

    “Come out and help us celebrate this great occasion. We want this reunion to be the biggest and best ever,” stated Josie Drane.

Sunday, June 7

    Homecoming 2009 will be held Sunday, June 7, at Shiloh Baptist Church, located at Big Creek, beginning at 10:30 a.m. An invitation is extended to everyone to come and share in worship, prayer, thanksgiving and special singing during this service.  

    “Those attending will enjoy bits of history, looking back during a time of remembrance and honor of those around us. As we listen to stories that are gladly shared we always enjoy the home-cooked food everyone brings and we have lots of it,” says Barbara Hearn. Lunch will be served at noon.

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