Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

Send religion-related events to or fax to 896-2104. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church: Fall Revival, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-16. Speaker: the Rev. Caleb Shelby Sr. of Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Address: 8251 34th Ave., Gulfport.

First United Methodist Church of Long Beach: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost-Children's Sabbath, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 11, main campus, Sanctuary Worship Services. The Well Service, 11 a.m., Fleming Auditorium at University of Southern Mississippi. Sermon Series-Breaking Bad. Address: 208 Pine St. Details: 863-9619.

Gateway United Methodist Church: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Refreshments. Address: 16020 S. Swan Road, Gulfport. Star Trek Sermon Series, 9 a.m. Sundays with Pastor Paige Swaim-Presley. Details: 832-0135.

Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church: Fall Revival, 3 p.m. Oct. 18 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19-20. Speakers: Sunday, the Rev. Luther Fairley Sr. of St. John Baptist Church; Monday, the Rev. Harold Spann of New Jerusalem Baptist Church; Tuesday, the Rev. Alphonso Butler of Christian Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro. Address: 14273 Old Highway 49, Gulfport. Details: 328-4469.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: One Great Month of Sharing continues, 11 a.m. and spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11. Cost: $6 spaghetti dinner. Fall Festival, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 18. Games, prizes, food and drinks. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Mississippi City United Methodist Church: Laity Sunday, 10 a.m. Oct. 18. Lay leader Mary Foretich and Linda Lightsey will present the message. Potluck will follow worship service. Address: 219 Courthouse Road, Gulfport.

Morning Star Baptist Church: Pastor's Appreciation Service, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11. Speaker: Pastor J.W. Franklin of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Boyce, La. Wednesday in the Word, 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Speaker: Pastor Mark Turner of St. Luke Baptist Church. Address: 2050 Thornton Ave., Gulfport.

New Prospect United Methodist Campground: Gospel Sing, 7 p.m. Oct. 10. Features Gospel Grass Revival Group. Campground is located five miles north of Vancleave Elementary School on Mississippi 57 and then turn left on Campground Road.

Restoration Life UPCI Pentecostal Church: Prophecy meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 1 p.m. Oct. 17. Speakers: Mike Dobbs, the Rev. Jason Weatherly and Pastor Jason Buras. Address: 20283 U.S. 49, Saucier.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: Has God Made Me a Judge, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 and 5 p.m. choir practice for Christmas Cantata followed by 6 p.m. Bible study session. Address: 2000 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-9172.

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church: An evening with Psalmist Tenisha Toussaint and the Progressive Choir, 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Address: 3113 20th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-5674.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church: Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Oct. 11. Speaker: Pastor James Harris of First Missionary Baptist Church in Moss Point. Fall Revival, 7 p.m. Oct. 12-15. Speaker: Pastor Kenneth Davis of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in D'Iberville. Address: 5425 Grierson St., Moss Point. Details: 474-2800.

St. James Catholic Church: Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11. Children games, entertainment, silent auction, food, booths and more. Raffle amounts: $500 and $1,000. Address: 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-6631.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church: Bible study at Barnes and Nobles, Gulfport, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at St. Matthew Lutheran Church; Women's bible study, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Barnes & Noble, Gulfport. Church address: 1301 31st Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-6264.

St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church: Fourth annual St. Rose de Lima live auction, 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Concessions and all types of items for auction. Address: Holy Spirit Center, 301 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Details: 263-7142.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: RCIA, 7 p.m. Oct. 12; Quilters meet, 9 a.m. Oct. 13; Scripture Study of Daniel, meet upstairs, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14; Knights of Columbus meet, 7 p.m. Oct. 15; Adoration in the chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18; and Knights of Columbus host parish breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 18. Proceeds to go to the Knights of Columbus Refugee Relief Fund for October and November. Address: 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs: GriefShare, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays in room 2A of Worship Center through Dec. 5; a 13-week seminar and support group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. Address: 8900 Old Spanish Trail, Ocean Springs. Details: 875-8900.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Westminster on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. speaker begins and 6 p.m. dinner served. Features speakers on various community and theological topics. Dinner: $6 adults and free for elementary-age children. Dinner reservations encouraged. Address: 5005 Lawson Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-3143.