April 13, 2002
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OXFORD Christians Living with Cancer, a Russell Bryson Memorial Program, will sponsor a camp for children with cancer and their families June 30-July 3 at Hopewell Camp and Conference Center, outside Oxford. There is no cost for families.
The Christians Living with Cancer program is a member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association. The camp offers Bible study, swimming, archery, ropes course, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing and other typical camp experiences. It is led by a professionally certified staff and compassionate volunteers who focus on the needs of each family member.
Camper families, volunteers and donations are needed. For more information, contact Melinda Hatcher at (662) 429-0402 or call Hopewell Camp and Conference Center, (662) 234-2254. You also can write to 24 CR 231, Oxford, MS 38655, Attention: Christians Living With Cancer Program.
Free skin care and grooming seminars will be presented at Greater Bethlehem Temple. The one-hour sessions are scheduled at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the church.
The sessions will be conducted by John Campbell, master barber/barber instructor. Campbell is creator of a skin conditioner which eliminates several common skin conditions, including razor bumps, psoriasis, diaper rash and itching.
The Third Annual Junior Male Chorus Appreciation will begin at 6 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. The observance will conclude Sunday at 3 p.m. The theme is "Oh, What Awesome Works When Men Praise God," Psalms 66:1-5.
All male choruses, choirs and groups are encouraged to present two selections.
LITTLE ROCK Youth revival service will begin at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Danny Lanier is evangelist.
The congregation of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will observe the first anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Dr. Zachary S. Operton.
A banquet is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at the church's family life center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on the night of the banquet.
On Monday, a first anniversary celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Edward Jackson will be guest speaker. The church is at 544 49th Ave.
CLARKE COUNTY Homecoming will be observed at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.
The day will begin with gospel music featuring The Riders of Laurel at 10 a.m. The morning message will be presented by the Rev. Charles Miles of Meridian at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at the cemetery. Dinner on the grounds will conclude the day's activities.
The church is in the Carmichael Community on County Road 632.
The Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Benton Jr., senior pastor of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, will be guest evangelist for revival services at First Presbyterian Church. Services are scheduled through Tuesday and Benton's emphasis will focus on "The Gospel Truth."
Service times, topics and scripture are as follows: Sunday, 11 a.m., "The Gospel Truth: Faith, Love and Hope" Colossians 1:1-6; Sunday, 7 p.m., "The Gospel Truth: Repentance," Psalm 51; Monday, 7 p.m. "The Gospel Truth: Forgiveness," Isaiah 44:21-22; and Tuesday, 7 p.m., "The Gospel Truth: Grace," Titus 2:11-14.
The church is at the corner of 23rd Avenue and 10th Street.
YANTLEY, Ala. The Seven Seals Program will be presented at 6 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church.
New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church's annual spring revival will begin and continue through Saturday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Edward L. Cryer of Unity Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Services will begin at 7:30 each evening. The church is at 1939 Ninth Ave.
KEMPER COUNTY An extra session of the First New Hope Association will be at 9 a.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
COLUMBUS The 12th Annual Spiritual Retreat of the Christian Women in Action of West Point will be held through Saturday at the Plymouth Bluff Center. Guest lecturers include the Rev. Sharon Spikner of Memphis, the Rev. Glenda Mays of Eupora and Artimese Stanton of Jackson. For registration information, call (662) 494-6430 or (662) 494-1140.
MIZE Gospel vocalists Carole Gaddis and Bonnie White will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Wilkinson Memorial Baptist Church.