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Religion briefs

By Staff
July 5, 2003
Editor's note: Items for Religion Briefs should be submitted, typed or printed, to The Meridian Star by noon the Monday before publication. Please do not call in announcements.
To mail, send to: P.O. Box 1591, Meridian, MS 39302. Fax to (601) 485-1275. You also may send e-mail to Photos may also accompany information when space allows. For more information, call 693-1551, ext. 3224.
HEIDELBERG The summer program Motivating Parents and Children will be offered at Greater Beaver Meadow Missionary Baptist Church through July 11. The program advocates anti-tobacco awareness.
Services for Refuge Christian Fellowship Church are currently held at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3115 15th St. For more information, call 696-4880.
Power Hour, which brings the Christian community together for inspiration and encouragement, meets the first Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church. The hour includes lunch, fellowship, prayer, inspirational music and testimony. It is open to all races, denominations and genders. No reservations are necessary.
The cost of a deluxe meal is $6.50. Lunch is served 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The program begins at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. For information, call Jimmy Slay at 482-9779.
Fellowship Baptist Church is collecting labels from Campbell products to buy equipment for the church. Labels from the following Campbell products are requested: soups, beans, Swanson broths, Pepperidge Farm products, Prego pasta sauces, V-8 Juice and Franco-American Spaghettios.
Send labels to: Fellowship Baptist Church, 9325 Fellowship Road, Meridian, MS 30305.
An interdenominational healing service will be at 3 p.m. at Liberty Church, 3718 8th St. The service is sponsored by Healing Now Ministries. A nursery will be provided for infants and small children.
Coming up
Crystal River will be in concert at 6 p.m. July 12 at Lost Gap Independent Protestant Church, 73 North Lakeland Drive. There is no admission charge.
MARTINVILLE The patriotic Southern gospel concert celebration "For God and Country" will be at 6:30 p.m. on July 12 at Kennedy Springs Baptist Church. Performers will be The Next Generation of Magee, The Chalk Family of Mendenhall, the New Life Quartet of Purvis and the Liberty Quartet of Meridian. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Baptist Children's Village of Mississippi. For more information, call (601) 847-5339.
NEWTON The vocal freedom seminar "Learn How to Sing with More Freedom and Beauty" will be presented at First Baptist Church July 14-15, from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The Rev. Ray Holcomb will instruct. Cost for the seminar is $25. For more information, contact Randy Cuchens, minister of music, at (601) 683-2066.
BUTLER, Ala., The congregation of Butler Chapel AME Zion Church will celebrate the church's 136th anniversary at 1:30 p.m. July 13. Guest minister will be the Rev. Oliver Whitted Jr., pastor of Sand Hill AME Zion Church, Myrtlewood, Ala.
The Second New Hope District Congress of Christian Education is July 16-19 at First Union Baptist Church, 610 38th Ave.
The following classes will be offered: Synoptic Gospels; Christian Character and How It Develops; Becoming an Effective Deacon; Administering the Nurture for Baptist Churches; Debt-Free Living: How to Manage Your Money through the Word; and Foundations of Christian Ethics.
Jail volunteer training classes will be July 17 from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.. and July 19 from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale Detention Facility Training Room.
Sponsored by the the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, this class is required to become a religious volunteer at the facility. The class is free to the public. For more information, call Chaplain Dennis Marks at 485-7708 or e-mail to
A Summer Praise Jamboree will be presented at 3 p.m. on July 20 at The Refuge Christian Fellowship Church, 829 47th Ave.
The event will feature performances by the Fifth St. Baptist Church Choir, Veronica Terrell, First Church of the Nazarene of Quitman and the praise team of Henderson Ridge Baptist Church in Preston.