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Saturday, Jan. 18
    Pastor Kevin D. Lee, Sr. and the Hopewell M.B. Church family are looking forward to worshiping with the public at the ordination ceremony for their very own Minister Lee V. Matthews, Jr.
    “We are expecting to have a blessed time in the word on Saturday, January 18, at six o’clock in the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center,” stated Pastor Lee.  
    “We welcome you to come and be a part of this great celebration as Minister Matthews is ordained into a higher calling into the ministry,” invites Pastor Lee.
    The speaker for the afternoon is Pastor Stanley James of Greater Faith M.B. Church in Grenada. He will be accompanied by his church family. The Theme Scripture is Isaiah 6:8.

Jan. 22-24
    Smith Chapel M.B. Church of Coffeeville will have a three nights healing and deliverance service January 22-24, starting at 7 p.m. nightly
    Apostle Keric Sparrow of Pontotoc will be the speaker for these services.
    On the following Sunday, January 26, the church family will celebrate their Pastor and Wife’s 13th Year Appreciation, with a  program beginning at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Kevin Lee and the Hopewell M.B. Church Family will be special guests for this service. Lunch will be served.
    “Please come out and  be received, restored, delivered, and healed during our nightly services and then help us celebrate our pastor and wife’s dedicated and devoted services,” stated the Smith Chapel Church family.
Classes Start Feb. 4
    Yalobusha Baptist Association is starting a Seminary Extension Program. These classes are anticipated to help those attending grow in faith and increase their commitment to authentic discipleship. Classes will begin February 4 at 7 p.m. in the associational office. The first class will be Old Testament  Survey and will continue for eight weeks. The entire class schedule to receive a diploma will be as follows: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, The Life of Christ, The Old Testament Prophets, and an elective of the class’s choosing.
    The cost of each class will be $25, plus the cost of the book. There must be at least 10 students for the class to be offered. Dr. Thad Moore, pastor of First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, will be the teacher for the first class. He has taught Seminary Extension before and also taught adjunctively at Blue Mountain College.
    For more information contact Dr. Moore at First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, at (662) 675-2906, or Rev. Truman Scarborough, Associations Missions Director, at Yalobusha Baptist Association, (662) 675-8732.

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