Church news

Walthall Baptist Walthall Baptist Church, located at 6578 MS Hwy 9 N., will be showing the motion picture “The Passion of the Christ” March 30 at 7 p.m. The church will also show the Veggie Tale classic “Twas the Night Before Easter” for ages 5-12. Both movies are open to the public. A mission offering will be taken. If any questions, call the church at 258-3259.

‘The Champion of Love’ The choir of Walthall Baptist Church will present its Easter musical, “The Champion of Love,” on April 1 at the 11 a.m. morning worship service.

Bellefontaine UMC Bellefontaine United Methodist Church is selling tickets for a steak dinner as part of its Spring Fling Fundraiser. The steak dinner can be picked up after 4 p.m. March 31 at the church. For the $10 donation, ticketholders will receive a steak, a twice-stuffed baked potato, roll and dessert. And while you are at Bellefontaine UMC picking up supper, check out the arts and crafts available for sale with all the proceeds going to United Methodist connectional missions throughout the state of Mississippi and around the world. For more information or for tickets, call Gwen Sisson at 552-8854 and leave a message or email at

Double Springs Double Springs Baptist Church, 10284 Sturgis-Maben Road, will host revival services April 1 at 6 p.m. and April 2-4 at 7 p.m. Angie Carden will be leading the music and Jim Garner will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 323-0362.

FBC Mathiston Join throughout the month of April for First Baptist Church of Mathiston’s “Wonderful Wednesday Night Services.” Each Wednesday night in April the church will host a guest speaker and musician as it emphasizes the need for personal and churchwide revival in local communities. • 4th: Kevin Jackson, Grace Baptist Church, Grenada • 11th: Casey Johnson, Exit 416 Ministries, Crowville, La. • 18th: Dr. Neil Gant, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Gore Springs • 25th: Frank Vaughn, First Baptist Church, Lagrange, Ga. During the month of April the challenge has been issued to Christians from across the county to read the New Testament in its entirety. “Join us here at FBC for worship and encouragement in any of our April services and join us on Twitter to take the Bible reading challenge,” said a church spokesman. Sunday services: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m., evening worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night services begin at 7 p.m. On Twitter: @preacherwade

First Baptist A salad lunch for the Relay for Life cancer drive will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6 at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall, Eupora: dine-in or takeout; donations will be accepted.

Soul’s Haven Ann Downing will be singing at Soul’s Haven Church on Good Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. “We invite everyone to come and celebrate our risen Savior during this Easter season,” said the Rev. James F. Caffey, pastor. Soul’s Haven Church is located 3 miles north of Grady at 808 Grady Road, which is west of Eupora off Highway 82. For directions or more information, contact Caffey at 258-3156 or 552-0442.

Ackerman Church of God Ackerman Church of God announces these upcoming services. The church is located at 8162 MS Highway 12 W. Call 285-8912 or 744-4581 for more information: • Palm Sunday: A special Palm Sunday service will be April 1 at 10:45 p.m. • Good Friday: A special Good Friday service will be April 6 at 7 p.m. • Easter Sunday: A special Easter Sunday worship service will be April 8 at 10:45 a.m.

West Shady Grove Revival at West Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Hudson, evangelist, will be April 15-18. Service times are Sunday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. A fellowship meal will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday. For more information call the Rev. Josh Bingham at 310-6238.