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July 19-20
    “Campground Camp Out for Christ” Vacation Bible School is scheduled at Camp Ground Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend Friday night, July 19, beginning at 6 p.m., in the church activities building. The camp out will end at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, July 20.
  “That’s right! We are having an overnight VBS for children ages 4 to 12. Bring a friend and come enjoy Christian fellowship with crafts, games, and movies,” stated Anita Phillips, VBS publicity chair. Any things you bring for sleeping overnight need to have your name on them.
    “Looking forward to seeing you at the Camp Out for Christ,” invited Phillips.

Sunday, July 21
    The church family at Chapel Hill M.B. Church invites everyone to worship with them as they celebrate Youth Day July 21, beginning at 3 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening service will be Minister T. K. Townsend.
    Hopewell M.B. Church will have their Youth Day Program Sunday, July 21, beginning at 2 p.m. Rev. Kevin D. Lee, Sr. is pastor of the church, which is located at 985 CR 169, Coffeeville.
  Pastor Mitchell Steen and the Sanders Chapel Church family of Water Valley will be special guests.
    Springhill North Baptist Church, located at 600 Railroad Ave., Water Valley, will celebrate annual Family and Friends Day, with a program on the third Sunday of July, July 21, beginning at 3 p.m. Rev. Willie Ervin, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of Oxford, will be the guest speaker. Bro. James Whitten of Batesville will be Master of Ceremonies.

July 21-23
    New Providence M.B. Church will have revival services Sunday, July 21, beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23, beginning at 7 p.m. Pastor Gregory Wilson, Mt. Grove M.B. Church, will be the evangelist for this occasion.
    “Everyone is invited to attend,” reports Rev. Sidney Townes.

July 21-24
  Revival services will be held at Tillatoba Baptist Church Sunday, July 21, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Monday, July 22, through Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Evangelist  will be Thad Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church of Coffeeville.
    The worship leader will be Wade Irvin, minister of music at Anchor Baptist Church.

Sunday, July 21-23
  Water Valley Church of Christ will have a program, “Restoring America’s Values” July 21-23. Sunday Morning Bible Study on July 21 will begin at 9 a.m, with Bro. David Floyd, Minister of Water Valley Church of Christ. The Sunday worship service, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be delivered by Nathan Swanson, Pine Grove Church of Christ, Toccopola.
  On Monday evening, July 22, beginning at 7 p.m., the service will be delivered by Don Roberson, Coffeeville Church of Christ.
  The final service Tuesday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., will be delivered by Steve Hentz, Calvary Hill Church of Christ, Oxford.
  Following the Sunday morning service, everyone is invited to stay for lunch and fellowship. “There will be plenty of food for all to enjoy,” stated Bro. Floyd. The church is located at 1005 North Main Street, Water Valley.
   “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12

Saturday, July 27
    Pastor Kevin D. Lee, Sr. and the Hopewell M.B. Church family is canceling the request for choirs and drama teams with love for Deacon James and Earlene Horton’s “Love Day” on July 27, beginning at 6 o’clock in the evening. The program will be held in the Mt. Moriah Association Building at 3657 CR 211, Coffeeville.
  “Due to the family’s request of time limitations, we are asking you to come and show love to these people of God. Come with open hearts, for this is a blessed occasion as we come together and find Grace to help in time of need,” concluded Bro. Lee.
    A benefit concert for Tonia Smith, formerly of Oakland, who now lives in Charleston will be held July 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in Massey Grove M.B. Church at Oakland. Tonia has been battling with a rare form of cancer and has been unable to work and support her two boys for a long time.
    “We need your support, with donations, large or small,”stated Pastor Dedrick Benson. This will be a concert with local and major recording artists. For more information contact Pastor Dedrick Benson at (662) 809-4845 or Emogene Benson at (662) 417-1625.

Sunday, July 28
    Everyone is invited to a celebration of the contributions of women in the church, the home, and society, on Sunday, July 28, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Pleasant Grove M.B. Church.
    Minister Mildred Polk of Southaven, a native of this area, will be the guest speaker. Mary Horton Chatman is chairperson of the program, and Rev. Larry J. Hervey serves as pastor of the church.
    The Trailsmen Quartet will  sing at Camp Ground Baptist Church on Sunday night, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the singing.
  Smith Chapel M.B. Church will hold its first annual Youth Celebration Sunday, July 28, beginning at 3 p.m. All youth choirs, praise teams, and soloists are encouraged to participate in this joyous time. Refreshments will be served after the program. The Smith Chapel Youth Leaders and Elder Richard Smith, Pastor, cordially invite all youth to attend.

Mt. Moriah’s Annual Session Gets Underway On July 29

    The 105th Annual Session of the Mt. Moriah District Association, consisting of 31 churches within Yalobusha, Calhoun and Grenada Counties, will be held at the Mt. Moriah District Associa-tion’s building on July 29 – August 3. This year’s theme is “Solidarity with the Savior Through His Works.”
    The public is welcome to attend classes, under the direction of Marjorie Moore, Congress Dean, on Tuesday through Friday, from 3 until 5 p.m. daily on the following subjects:
    • Survey of Romans, taught by Pastor Robert Reed, Pastor of Pleasant Hill M. B. Church, Tillatoba;
    • Christian Evangelism, taught by Pastor Melvin Montgomery, Pastor of Faith & Grace M. B. Church, Grenada;
    • Developing a Senior Adult Ministry, taught by Dorothy Kee, member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church, Coffeeville; and
    • The Spirit of Timothy, taught by Pastor Larry Hervey, Pastor of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church, Coffeeville.
    Youth classes will meet at Bethlehem M. B. Church, under the direction of the District Youth Council:  Earlene Townes (Bethlehem M. B. Church, Coffeeville), Vickie Person (Bayson Chapel M. B. Church, Water Valley) and Deacon Larry Stokes (Everdale M. B. Church, Water Valley). The youth classes are:
    • It’s Okay to Be Different to be taught by Ms. Syreeta L. Kee, member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church, Coffeeville; and
    • Why We Pray to be taught by Cynthia Pulliam, member of Bridges Chapel M.B. Church, Bruce.
    On Monday night, beginning at 7 p.m., the youth program will be held and will include the best talents from local youth ministries throughout the association.
    On Tuesday afternoon, from 2:15 to 3 p.m., the Dean’s Hour will be held. Marjorie Moore, Congress Dean, and member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church, will give the Dean’s annual address.
    On Tuesday night, starting at 7 p.m., the district welcome program will be held. The guest speaker will be Pastor Randy Jackson, Moderator of the Grenada District Association and Pastor of Bell Flower M. B. Church in Grenada.
    On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., lectures will be delivered by Rev. Larry W. Ware, District Lecturer and Pastor of the Bethlehem M. B. Church.
    On Wednesday night, the worship and praise Service will begin at 7 p.m., and the sermon will be delivered by Rev. Thomas Tillman, Pastor of Jackson Chapel M. B. Church, Bruce.
    The public is also invited Thursday night, beginning at 7 p.m., for Moderator’s Night. The annual address will be given by Moderator Amos Sims, Pastor of Bayson Chapel M. B. Church, Water Valley.  
    On Friday evening, beginning at 5:15, the youth presentation will be given from the week’s classes.
    Mt. Moriah District Association encourages the public to take full advantage of these worship and learning opportunities. For additional information, call the Executive Secretary, Deacon Lincoln Shields at 675-2920.

Sunday, August 4
    Union Hill Church will have a Family and Friends Day Program August 4, beginning at 2:30 p.m. “We are asking everyone to come out and join us on this special day,” stated Rev. James Johnson, pastor.

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