Church News

Saturday, Feb. 16
    The Sanders Chapel M. B. Church family invites the public to attend the Black History Program February 16, beginning at 5 p.m. Scheduled are two short skits entitled the Barn Yard Prayer and the Devotional Lady, written by Marsha Steen. There will be monologues and speeches.
    Rev. Lawrenece Matthews will speak on the history of Yalo-busha County. Oakland Mayor Swearengen will also enlighten attendees on the NAACP. There will be some great singing. The Rust College Choir will perform, along with other special guests. Those attending are asked to wear African attire.     
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    Spring Hill North M.B. Church in Water Valley, will have a Red and White Fellowship Banquet Saturday night, February 16, beginning at 6 p.m. The dress code is semi-formal.
    The guest speaker will be Sis. Mamie Shields, Minister of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Coffeeville. For tickets please contact Sis. Shirley Tole, (662) 832-2337 or Sis. Brenda Campbell 9662) 473-3750. Tickets must be presented at the door.

Sunday, Feb. 17
    The pastor and Hopewell M.B. Church family extend an invitation to all church families in Yalobusha  County and beyond to come and be a part of a most wonderful occasion on Sunday, February 17, beginning at 3 p.m., as they have an installation ceremony for Pastor Kevin D. Lee Sr.
    Pastor Phillip Brackett and the Everdale Missionary Baptist Church, Water Valley, will be special guests.
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    The members of Zion Grove M.B. Church, Coffeeville, cordially invite the public to worship with them Sunday, February 17, at 1  p.m.., for their regular worship services. Sunday School begins at 1 p.m. and worship service at 2 p.m. The message will be delivered by their newly elected pastor, Rev. Otha Coffey from  Coffeeville.
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    The pastor and members of Green Goshen Church will have their Black History Program Sunday, February 17, beginning at 2:30  p.m. Minister Elijah Brown of Christ Temple in Oxford will be the guest speaker.
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    Jones Chapel will have the annual Usher Day on the third Sunday in February, February 17, beginning at 2 p.m. Rev. Columbus Bell and the Philadelphia Church family will be special guests.
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    Chapel Hill M.B. Church, located at 1140 CR 118, Water Valley, will celebrate Black History Month Sunday, February 17, beginning at 3 p.m. The message for the evening service will be delivered by Rev. Robert Burress of Miles C.M.E. Church. He will be accompanied by his church family for this great occasion.
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    New Life Church Of God In Christ, located at 10276 Kennedy St., Coffeeville, will have the Church Anniversary Service Sunday, February 17, beginning at 3  p.m. Elder Charles Jefferson will be the guest speaker.
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    Filling the pulpit at Woodland Hills Baptist Church during both services Sunday, February 17, will be Dean Wright of Tunica. Mr. Wright is affiliated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a native of Water Valley and was a coach in the school system several years ago.     Service times are morning, 10:30 and evening, 6:15. Sunday School begins at 9;30 a.m. and Disciple Training at 5:30 p.m .

Wednesday, Feb. 20
    Pleasant Agers will meet February 20 in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Calhoun County on County Road 231, across the railroad on the left. A potluck lunch will be served at 12 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. J. R. Eaton, pastor of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church.

Thursday, Feb. 21
    The annual lenten Luncheons have returned at First United Methodist Church. Take a pause in your day’s occupation to join us for lunch. The annual series begins Thursday, February 21, in the Fellowship Hall and continues every Thursday noon through Lent. A light lunch will be provided at no charge, followed by a program of music and worship. Invited speakers come from churches throughout the area. Everyone in the community is invited to participate; the luncheons are usually very well attended.

Thursday, Feb. 21
    The observance of Black History Month will be held in Pleasant Grove Church Saturday, February 23, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s celebration will be presented in the form of a musical, featuring instrumentals, solos, and choral groups, and narrated by a spirit-filled orator detailing the role of gospel music in the advancement of black people. Pastor C. J. Battle will deliver the address for the occasion.

Sunday, Feb.24
  Harris Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will have their Black History Program on Sunday, February 24, along with the regular Morning Worship Service, which begins at 11 a.m.
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  “It’s been a year and it’s been blessed, truly blessed,” stated Pastor Hervey. Pastor Hervey and Truly Blessed will climax the celebation of their first year annivesary in the ministry of music Sunday, February 24, beginning at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church. Several groups will be  featured, including the Gospel Tones, the Gospel Wariors, and more. “All other groups are welcome,” concluded Pastor Hervey.
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  The pastor and members of Oak Grove C.M.E. Church invite everyone to come and worship with them during their Black History Program Sunday, February 24, beginning at 3 p.m. Rev. Christopher Smith and the church family of Greater New Hope, Myrtle, will be special guests. Dinner will be served following morning worship service. “We’re looking forward to a Spirit filled time in worship with you,” stated Pastor Adam Tyson.
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    Pine Grove M.B. Church requests your presence at the Pastoral Installation of Pastor Lenair D. Person on Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. Pastor Mitchell Steen of Sanders Chapel will be delivering the bread of life. Lunch will be served following the morning service. “Please make your presence known as we lift the name of the Lord on this glorious occasion,” state the Pine Grove Church Family.

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