Aug.. 30, 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 can send e-mail to email@example.com. Photos may also accompany information when space allows. For more information, call 693-1551, ext. 3224.
Central United Methodist Church's annual Divorce Recovery Workshop will be Sept. 16-Nov. 4, from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The eight-week workshop is designed for individuals who are separated, divorced, divorcing or who have ended a love relationship regardless of church affiliation. The ministry incorporates lecture, study and small group discussion.
Registration will be held at 5:30 p.m. the first night of the workshop. Cost is $30 (it may be paid in installments) and includes study books and materials. Presenters include Lee Valentine, Primary Care Associates; Kenneth R. Schneider, Ph.D., Wellspring; Jean A. Merrell, M.Ed., Choctaw County Mental Health Center; Linnie Golden Scarborough, Mississippi Magic; Betsy Storms, Ph.D., and Ken Storms, chief administrative officer with the city of Meridian; Wink Glover, attorney; Jimmy Harrison, senior pastor of Central; and Diane Wall, a nationally certified counselor.
A children's workshop is open to children of divorced parents in grades first through eighth. There is no additional cost for the workshop when a parent is enrolled in the adult segment. Childcare for infants and preschoolers also will be available at no additional charge to workshop participants.
For more information, call the church office at 693-1521. Central UMC is on the corner of 23rd Avenue and 10th Street.
Services for Refuge Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church have moved to a new location: 829 47th Ave. Service times are Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship, 11 a.m.; and Bible class, Thursday at 7 p.m. For more information, call (601) 581-1610 or (601) 693-7880.
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.
The congregation of Fitkins Memorial Church of the Nazarene will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the church's pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles Johnson, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Donald Boyd Sr. of Quitman First Church of the Nazarene. Fitkins Memorial is at 1110 38th Ave.
ELLISVILLE The Next Generation will be in concert at Friendship Baptist Church, Highway 29 South (Johnson community). The concert will begin at 1 p.m. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, (601) 847-5339.
BUTLER, Ala. The Seven Seals Program will be presented at Morning Star Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
QUITMAN The Rev. Darrin Thompson will conduct revival through Friday at Praise and Deliverance Christian Center, 701 North Archusa Ave. Services will begin each evening at 7:30 p.m.
HEIDELBERG The Youth Department of Greater Beaver Meadow Missionary Baptist Church will host the back-to-school event "Youth on the Move" at 6:30 p.m. Montrell Green, superintendent of the East Jasper School District, will be the motivational speaker.
JEFFERSON COUNTY The MaHarreys-Next Generation Family and Friends Tour will stop at Elmo Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (601) 384-2555 or (601) 847-5339.
MCCOMB The MaHarreys-Next Generation Family and Friends Tour will stop at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (601) 384-5917 or (601) 847-5339.
Fall revival will be Sept. 11-19 at St. Luke Baptist Church, 5300 Arthur St. The Rev. Zachary Operton of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church will be guest evangelist.
FOREST Wide Open Hearts Conference 2003 will feature a conference for women in the seventh-grade through college from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Forest Baptist Church, 439 East First St.
Chandra Peele and Amy Nobles will conduct the session. "Girls Finding a Real God in a Real World" is the theme. A co-ed "Price Is Life" rally will begin at 7 a.m. For more information, call (601) 625-7202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWTON First Methodist Protestant Church will present "Foundation Music," featuring Newton's own Larry Davis and Tim Wilson, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. The church is at 8381 Highway 80 W.
ELLISVILLE The Next Generation will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Highway 590. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, (601) 847-5339.
Women's Conference 2003: Shaped to Serve God will be hosted by the Christian Women In Action of West Point Sept. 19 and 20 at Northside Christian Church.
Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19. The Rev. Dr. Allean Varnado of Memphis will be keynote speaker. Scheduled facilitators for the Sept. 20 sessions are the Rev. Marcia Cole of Oxford, the Rev. Debra Calvert of Tupelo, the Rev. Dr. Sarah King of Memphis and Varnado. For more information, contact Margaret Shelton at (662) 494-6430.
LIVINGSTON, Ala. Faith Farm, a home for troubled boys from West Alabama and East Mississippi, will host its first Dove Blast on Sept. 20 at Lake View Acres, off Highway 43, south of Demopolis, Ala.
The $100 tax-deductible donation to participate in the event will include a warm-up skeet, a hunt, a barbecue supper and a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds from the Dove Blast will go toward ongoing operations of Faith Farm. For more information, contact Matthew Kelley at (205) 652-5987 or visit the Web site www.faithfarms.org
COLLINS The MaHarreys-Next Generation Family and Friends Tour will stop at The Lighthouse Full Gospel Church, Highway 588, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (601) 847-5339.
HEIDELBERG Revival at Greater Beaver Meadow Missionary Baptist Church is scheduled for Sept. 21-25. The Rev. Clinton Heidelberg, pastor, will conduct the services, which are at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-25.
LEESBURG The MaHarreys-Next Generation Family and Friends Tour will stop at Leesburg Baptist Church, Highway 481 North, Morton, at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (601) 847-5339.
Good News Jail Prison Ministry's annual ministry banquet is Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are $25; seating is limited. Performances will be presented by the New Birth Jail Choir and other guests.