Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

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


Escatawpa Baptist Church: Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Refreshments and games. Address: 7101 Mississippi 613.

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 Baptist Church of Lyman: Youth Group Fellowship, 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Music by Jonathan Turner Band of Baton Rouge. Address: 14321 Old Highway 49. Details: 832-2159.

First United Methodist Church of Gulfport: New adult Adult Sunday School class, 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Sanctuary Worship Service, Fellowship Hall. Address: 2301 15th St. Details: 860-0047.

First United Methodist Church of Long Beach: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Nov. 1, main campus, sanctuary worship services with Communion. All Saints' Sunday. The Well Service, 11 a.m., Fleming Auditorium at University of Southern Mississippi. Sermon series Breaking Bread. Potluck fellowship with the Creative Ministries Team presenting Fear Not! God will take care of you. Address: 208 Pine St. Details: 863-9619.

Gateway United Methodist Church: All Saints' Day Memorial Service, 9 a.m. Nov. 1. Address: 16020 S. Swan Road, Gulfport.

Greater First Baptist Church in Escatawpa: Women's 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.

Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church: Men and Women Day, 3 p.m. Nov. 8. Speaker: Rev. Calvin Ramsey of Texas Chapel Church in Lumberton. Address: 551 Division St., Biloxi.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Observe All Saints' Sunday with Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Nov. 1. Indoor Fall, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

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: Family and Friends Day, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Guest soloist: Dorothy Lewis. Wednesday in the Word, 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Speaker: Pastor Eric Dickey of First Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi. Address: 2050 Thornton Ave., Gulfport. Dinner served after service. Details: 863-8526.

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.

Nugent United Methodist Church: Prayer Vigil, 7-10 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7. Address: 13183 John Clark Road, Gulfport. Details: 832-6145, Ext. 10.

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.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church: Great Savior's Roundup Fall Festival, Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 1. Games, inflatables, hay rides and candy. Address: 23146 U.S. 49, Saucier. Details: 697-1142.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: The Church That Left Its First Love, 10:45 a.m. Nov. 1; 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. 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. Matthew Lutheran Church: Quilting group, Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Lap quilts are donated to the outpatient chemotherapy clinics at two local hospitals. Address: 1301 31st Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-6264.

St. Peter Baptist Church: 196th Church Anniversary, 3 p.m. Nov. 1. Speaker: the Rev. Jerome Blanks of New Era Missionary Baptist Church in Gautier. Address: 1320 S. Market St., Pascagoula. Details: 769-6927.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: RCIA, 7 p.m. Nov. 1; All Souls' Day Mass, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2; All Souls' Memorial Mass, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2; SVDP Society meet, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3; American Heritage Girls meet, 6 p.m. Nov. 3; meeting with second-grade SRE parents in church, 6 p.m. Nov. 5; Knights of Columbus meet, 7 p.m. Nov. 5; Adoration in chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 6; community health screening by Lifeline in community center, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 6; and Christmas pageant rehearsal in church, 12:45 p.m. Nov. 8. Address: 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

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


October Celebration of Gospel Music Festival: 5 p.m. Oct. 31, MGM Park, 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Features Dottie Peoples, Vashawn Mitchell, The Williams Brothers, James Bolton, Helen Miller and Paul Porter. Cost: $18-$50 and $10 ages 5-17.