Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

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


Bethel Lutheran Church: Ash Wednesday Service with Communion, noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Wednesday Lenten services, 6 p.m. soup and sandwiches and 7 p.m. service. Address: 2521 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-1226.

Blessed Seelos Catholic Church in Biloxi: Lenten seafood dinners, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 12-March 18. Cost: $6. Address: 360 Lameuse St. Details: 860-5077.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church: Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Address: 2755 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs. Details: 875-2446.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church: Senior Citizen Day, 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Address: 8251 34th Ave., Gulfport.

Escatawpa Baptist Church: Revival, 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 14, 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 15-17. Music by Mitch Osborn. Address: 7101 Mississippi 613, Moss Point. Details: 475-2938.

First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs: Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Church Life Class, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Feb. 13. Address: 921 Ocean Ave. Details: 875-5326.

First United Methodist Church of Gulfport: Arts Under the Dome, 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Features Celtic/World music groups. Tickets: $15 adults and $10 students. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace class, Tuesdays until March 29. Lenten luncheon, Noon, Feb. 17. Speaker: Dorothy Roberts McEwen. Lunch provided by Newk's Gulfport and D'Iberville. Address: 2301 Fifteenth St., Gulfport. Details: 863-0047.

First United Methodist Church of Long Beach: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Feb. 7, main campus, Sanctuary Worship Services. The Well Service, 11 a.m., Fleming Auditorium at University of Southern Mississippi. Sermon Series, "Christian: It's Not What You Think." Imposition of Ashes in the parking lot south end of Jeff Davis Avenue, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Sanctuary Ash, 6:30 p.m. Address: 208 Pine St. Details: 863-9619.

Gateway United Methodist Church: Sunday Worship and Communion, 9 a.m. Feb. 7. War Room Sunday School and 24 Hours that Changed the World, 10:15 a.m. Tai Chi, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Address: 16020 S. Swan Road, Gulfport. Details: 832-0135.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Configuration Sunday, after 11 a.m. service, Feb. 7. Ash Wednesday Services, 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Joshua Smith Ministries and Enterprises: A Night of Soul Healing, 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Innovation Center, Biloxi. Theme: Love and Happiness. Focuses on emotional and mental health. Question and answer panel. Lecturer: Therapist and Life Coach Joshua Peters Smith. Cost: $25 per person and $35 at the door. Details: 239-3196.

Mississippi City United Methodist Church: Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, 10 a.m. Jan. 31, "You Can't Say That." Address: 219 Courthouse Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-7626.

New Life Family Church: Xo Marriage Conference, 6 p.m. Feb. 12 and 8 a.m. Feb. 13. Features Jimmy Evans, marriage expert and Jimmy Evans, Henry Cloud, Tim Ross and John Gray. Address: 362 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-5183.

Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church: Lenten lunches, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 12-March 18. Cost: $7. Address: 800 Division St., Biloxi. Deliveries/details: 435-0007.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: There is Power in the Blood, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 7. Choir practice for Easter Cantata, 5 p.m., and Bible study with discussion and questions and answers, 6 p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday. Address: 2000 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-9172.

Riley Chapel United Methodist Church: Ash Wednesday Services, 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Lent luncheons, 11 a.m. Feb. 17 and 24. Address: 1107 Church St., Gulfport.

St. Mark United Methodist Church: Lenten luncheons, Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 17 through March 23. Address: 3350 28th St., Gulfport.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church: Two Communion Services on Ash Wednesday, Noon and 7 p.m., Feb. 10. Ashes will be distributed at both services. Details: 1301 31st Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-6164.

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church: Fish Fry Fundraiser Dinner, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Fridays starting Feb. 12 through March 18. Cost: $9 fish plates. Address: 3521 19th St., Gulfport. Details: 863-7719.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: Good Shepherd Showcase offered after all Masses, Feb. 6 and 7. RCIA, 7 p.m. Feb. 8; Quilters meet, 9 a.m. Feb. 9; Ash Wednesday Masses, 8:30 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 10; Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 10; Additional mass, Noon, Feb. 11; Adoration in the chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 12; Additional mass, Noon, Feb. 12; Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 12; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Feb. 12; First Reconciliation in the church, 9 a.m. Feb. 13. Address: 720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

True Deliverance Outreach Ministries: Relationship Conference-- Marriage God's Way, 7:15 p.m. Feb. 13. Door prizes and more. Speakers: Apostle Jerry and Lady Juliet Porter of William Street Holiness Church APH Church of God in Mobile, Ala. Details: 864-9106.


Ashes to Go: Clergy from First United Methodist and Grace Lutheran churches in Long Beach will hold a drive-by Imposition of Ashes and prayer on Ash Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Feb. 10, in the parking lot near the John Simpson Sr. fishing pier, across Beach Boulevard from Jeff Davis Avenue. Details: 863-9619 or 423-620-1284.