Church News

Clear Springs/ Double Springs Memorial at Clear Springs/Double Springs located on Maben-Sturgis Road will be May 5 starting at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Gene O’Brian will deliver the message. A potluck meal will be served at the noon hour. The afternoon singing led by Howard Cooper will start at 1 p.m. Clarkson memorial The Clarkson Cemetery memorial will be May 6. Bradford Chapel Bradford Chapel Baptist Church will have its annual memorial service May 6 at 11 a.m. The offering will be used for the upkeep of the cemetery. A special offering will also be taken for the repaving of the road through the cemetery. “Please give as you can. The road needs to be done soon.” A fellowship meal will follow the morning service. Bring your favorite dish, and enjoy the food and fellowship. Contact Thomas James at 226-4393 for more information. Montevista Baptist Memorial service for Montevista Baptist Church will be May 6 at 11 a.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Tony Faulk with special music by the Faulk sisters. Ebenezer Presbyterian Memorial services will be May 6 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church located in the Grady community. James Philly of Oak Grove, La., will bring the message. For more information, contact Liz Cummings at 258-5204. Grove Chapel M.B. Grove Chapel M.B. Church, located at 805 Fifth Ave., Maben, will have its spring revival services May 7-11. The Rev. James Howell from Falkner will deliver the messages. Services start at 7 nightly. Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for ALS The Worldwide Weekend of Prayer for ALS is May 11-13. People of all faith traditions are asked to mark their calendars for this observance and join in a moment of prayer on this weekend for all of those dealing with ALS. Tens of thousands of Americans are living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease, motor neurone disease, Maladie de Charcot), which is a motor neuron disease. May is ALS Awareness Month, which spotlights the challenges being faced by individuals living with ALS as well as the importance of speeding worldwide research seeking treatments and cures for the fatal disease. For more information, visit the website www .wehaveaprayer.org. Mt. Union M.B. Mt. Union Missionary Baptist Church missionaries are sponsoring a family portrait photo session on May 12. One may donate $10 and in return receive a 10×13 family portrait. To receive a free family portrait, contact a Mt. Union member. To get more details or to make an appointment for this photo shoot, call one of these numbers: Minister Linda Davis at 258-2787; Ruth Draine, coordinator, at 258-2261; Janice Brunty, assistant coordinator, at 258-2798; Beverly Hughes, assistant coordinator, at 552-0955; or Patricia Miller, missionary secretary, at 552-5595. New Hope Presbyterian Memorial services will be at New Hope Presbyterian Church on May 13. Services begin at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Chris Garton. LaGrange memorial The annual LaGrange memorial will be May 13 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow at the new pavilion and fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend. The annual LaGrange Memorial will be held Sunday, May 13, beginning at 10:30. Lunch will follow at the new pavilion and fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend. Marvin Hill Methodist Marvin Hill Congregational Methodist Church in Cumberland will be having memorial service on May 13. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Special singers will perform. Mt. Zion Baptist Annual memorial service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be May 13. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Halford, pastor, bringing the message. • Mt. Zion VBS: Mt Zion Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School May 29-June 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. daily. All children kindergarten and up (youth included) may participate. Sapa Baptist The annual memorial at Sapa Baptist Church will be May 13. Bubba Bland will present the memorial address at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the services. North Union The North Union Cemetery memorial service will be May 20 at 11 a.m. at the tabernacle. The Rev. Don Vaughan will be officiating with Debbie Knight directing the music. The board of directors’ meeting will be at 10:45 a.m. Embry Cemetery Memorial at Embry Cemetery, located 3½ miles west of Bellefontaine are on Highway 404, will be May 27. Committee members are Alex Allday, Jack Hendricks and Charles E. Hitt. Grave decorations will start at 10 a.m. Worship will be at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Self of Enid, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada, will deliver the message. Self went to school at Tchula, where he graduated in 1955, and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College in 1966. He graduated with honors from New Orleans Seminary with a master’s of theology in 1969, and earned a doctorate in ministry with a major in Christology and preaching in 1974. He is also an Air Force veteran. Self has been the pastor of Southern Baptist churches for more than 50 years, including First Baptist Batesville for eight years and First Baptist Brookhaven for 16 years, and after a retirement of four months, Friendship in Grenada for the past 12 years. He served as a member of the board of trustees for William Carey University for eight years, a school owned by the Mississippi Baptist Convention. Self preached the convention sermon in 1987 and served on the Education Commission as well. He represented the state at the prayer breakfast for the president of the United States, and served on numerous other boards’ and agencies’ leadership teams. While pastor in Brookhaven, Self led the church to give more than $250,000 to the Lottie Moon Offering for Missions, becoming the first Southern Baptist church to reach that lofty goal. The level was held for three consecutive years. For more than 49 years Self was married to the late Nancy Clower, who died from ovarian cancer in December 2008. Bellefontaine UMC food drive Did you know that more than 49 million American go hungry every day? Many Webster County residents also go hungry, including children. Join Dollar General and Bellefontaine United Methodist Church in collecting nonperishable food items and help stop hunger in Webster County. The food drive will be May 1-31 at Dollar General in Eupora daily. Look for the collection box on the right hand side of the store as you walk in and help make a difference for the needy in Webster County. Donations will go to needy families in Webster County, as well as the Webster County Baptist Association’s Food Pantry.