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: Citywide mission, 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Address: 8251 34th Ave., Gulfport. Details: 863-4453.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church: 24th anniversary, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Speaker: Rev. B.L. Richardson of Christ Harvest Tabernacle Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. Details: 868-0059.

Faithview Baptist Church: 23rd annual Pumpkin Patch, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Games, refreshments and more. Address: 24073 Church Ave., Saucier. Details: 832-3015.

First Missionary Baptist Church: Men's Day Musical, 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Address: 658 Esters Blvd., Biloxi. Features male choirs of Coastal area churches. Details: 806-6574.

First United Methodist Church of Gulfport: Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 25. Face-painting, games and food. Address: 2301 15th St. Details: 863-0047.

First United Methodist Church of Long Beach: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 25, main campus, Sanctuary Worship Services. The Well Service, 11 a.m., Fleming Auditorium at University of Southern Mississippi. Sermon Series-Breaking Bread. Address: 208 Pine St. Details: 863-9619.

Fort Bayou Baptist Church: Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. Games, food and more. Address: Seaman Road, Vancleave.

Gateway United Methodist Church: Trunk or Treat welcomes special needs children and friends, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Address: 16020 S. Swan Road, Gulfport.

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church: Fall revival, 7 p.m. Oct. 26-30. Speaker: Rev. Phillip McSwain of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Gulfport. Address: 4225 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Moss Point.

Greater First Baptist Church in Escatawpa: Women Day Program, 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Speaker: Prophetess Carolyn Coleman Cauthen, member of the Living Word Christian Center Ministries International in Mobile. Address: 4003 Dutch Bayou and Plymouth Road.

The Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church: Women's Fellowship, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24. Theme: Women of Faith Striving to Equip One Another. Address: 1028 Denny Ave., Pascagoula. Presented by the minister, deacons and trustees wives and the Esther Ministry. Details: 769-1044.

Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church: Friends and Family Day, 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Address: 551 Division St., Biloxi.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Homecoming services with Rev. Len McRaney, 11 a.m. Oct. 25, followed by covered-dish luncheon. Family Night Out, 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Lakeshore Baptist Church: Men's Conference, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Speaker: Pastor Tony Hicks of Clifton Baptist Church in Franklinton, La. Theme: God and Guns. Topic: The Christian Character of Robert E. Lee. Includes muzzleloader, black powder, primitive weapon exhibition and demonstration. Features The Shieldsboro Rifles. Address: 6028 Lakeshore Road, Bay St. Louis.

Mississippi City United Methodist Church: All Saints Day, 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Address: 219 Courthouse Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-7626.

Morning Star Baptist Church: Wednesday in the Word, 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Speaker: Pastor Willie Holt of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Pass Christian. Family and Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Guest soloist: Dorothy Lewis. Address: 2050 Thornton Ave., Gulfport. Dinner served after service. Details: 863-8526.

Mosaic Church Gulf Church: Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Biloxi Town Green. Kid activities, costume contest, live music and food available to purchase. Church address: 15521 Oak Lane Gulfport; 2226 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Details: 215-0275.

Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: Fall Revival, 7 p.m. Oct. 27-29. Speaker: Rev. W.F. Copeland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. Address: 2100 30th Ave., Gulfport.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church: Fall Festival, 11 a.m. Oct. 24. Address: 14255 Rippy Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-2709.

New Birth Full Gospel Baptist Church: Harvest Festival, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Features health fair, face painting, sack races, bounce houses, giveaways and more. Address: 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport.

New Life Family Church: Disney Skate Night at Golden Gate Skateland, D'Iberville, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Address: 362 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Event is designed as a Halloween alternative. Dress as favorite Disney character. Free. Details: 388-5183.

Our Lady of Fatima: Magnificat Breakfast­­ -- A Ministry to Catholic Women, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 7. Cost: $12 per person, no tickets will be sold at door. Reservations must be made by Nov. 5. Speaker: Marian Cunningham. Address: 2950 Pass Road, Parish Hall, Biloxi.

Our Mother of Sorrows Church: Fish dinner, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6. Cost: $7. Free local delivery on three or more orders. Address: 800 Division St., Biloxi. Details: 435-0007.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: We Are in a Spiritual Battle, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 25; choir practice for Christmas Cantata, 5 p.m.; and Singing Praises to the Lord Bible Study, 6 p.m. Address: 2000 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-9172.

Ramsay Memorial United Methodist Church: Third annual Men's Conference, 7 p.m. Oct. 29-30, 9 a.m. breakfast and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Speakers: Pastors Ryan Moreaux, Jimmy Richardson Sr. and David Malone. Address: 12472 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport. Details: 229-9196 or 806-1011.

St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church: 100th anniversary -- Preaching, Teaching and Reaching, 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Speaker: Rev. Timothy Stallworth Sr. of Greater Allen Temple African Methodist Church in Jackson. Address: 2615 Madison St., Gulfport. Details: 437-0331.

St. James Baptist Church: Centennial church and pastor's 25th anniversary celebration, 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6. Speakers: Oct. 25, Pastor Jerry Williams; Nov. 1, Pastor Othell Adkins; Nov. 8, Pastor Kevin Payton; Nov. 15, Pastor Mark Turner; Nov. 22, Pastor Sam Thompkins; Nov. 29, Pastor Willie Goins; and Dec. 6, Pastor James Jackson. Address: 604 25th St., Gulfport. Details: 863-0326.

St. James Catholic Church: The Great Church Adventure, Nov. 2-8, after 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday daily Mass, and after 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 Mass, 4 p.m. Nov. 7 Mass and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 Masses. Self-guided tour of the church with stops inside and descriptions provided. Movie night in the Bosco room, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. "Mother Theresa of Calcutta" starring Olivia Hussey. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Address: 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-6059.

St. Joseph Catholic Church: Lasagna dinner and craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. Variety of craft vendors, Ladies' Guild Country Store featuring preserves, baked goods and more. Dinner is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $9 adults and $5 children. Raffle, door prizes and more. Address: 12290 DePew Road, Gulfport.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: CALB Family Scavenger Hunt, at the church pavilion, fundraiser for Catholic education and numerous local charities, 6 p.m. Oct. 24; RCIA, 7 p.m. Oct. 26; quilters meet, 9 a.m. Oct. 27; altar server training, new and returning in the church, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 28; AARP driving class, pre-registration required, Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29; altar server training, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 29; adoration in the chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 30; and All Souls' Day Mass, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Address: 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

Sunlight Baptist Church Mission Ministry, Wiggins: Thankful Harvest Celebration, 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Theme: Exhortations and Blessings. Speaker: Pastor John L. Warren of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Details: 601-528-5130.

Temple Baptist Church: Jason Gibbons appearance, 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Features basketball trickster and Harlem Superstar. Details: 251-769-2097.

Washington Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church: Family and Friends Day, 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Speaker: the Rev. Johnny Porter of Rose Hill C.M.E. Church in Columbia. Address: 8462 Florida Ave., Gulfport. Details: 863-8216.