Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

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


Bethel Lutheran Church: Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money, 6:30 p.m. April 19. Led by Terry King and Karen Gould. Register before April 11. Address: 2521 Pass Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-1226.

Christus Victor Lutheran Church: Fish fry, noon, April 17. Catfish served. Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family. Proceeds benefit Mortgage Principal account. Details: 875-2446.

First United Methodist Church of Gulfport: A Parent's Guide to Social Media seminar, 3 p.m. April 24. Arts Under the Dome, featuring Bria Skonberg, 7 p.m. April 24. Address: 2301 15th St., downtown Gulfport. Details: 863-0047.

First United Methodist Church of Long Beach: Fourth Sunday of Easter, 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 17, main campus, Sanctuary Worship. The Well Service, 11 a.m., Fleming Auditorium at University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus. Sermon Series. "Invert." Children's Ministry Event, 3 p.m., Girls Tea Party in Christian Life Center and Boys Barbecue in War Memorial Park. Address: 208 Pine St. Details: 863-9619.

Forrest Heights Missionary Baptist Church: Empty Your Closet Ministry Giveaway event, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16. Donations of gently worn items are accepted. Address: 5215 Ohio Ave., Gulfport.

Graceland Baptist Church in Vancleave: Revival, 7 p.m. April 16-17. Speaker: Rev. Robby Dickerson. Details: 249-4534.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Celebrate Fourth Sunday of Easter, 11 a.m. April 17. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Macedonia Baptist Church: Revival, 7 p.m. April 18-20. Minister Brian Sykes of Tabernacle Baptist Church of D'Iberville will be the guest for the week. The Rev. John A. Robinson and First Lady Patricia Robinson's first pastoral anniversary celebration is 3 p.m. April 17. Address: 1702 Weed St., Ocean Springs. Details: 875-4001.

Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: Aaron-Hur 15th-year anniversary, 3 p.m. April 17. Guest: Rev. Luther Fairley of St. John Baptist Church and his church family. Address: 2100 30th Ave., Gulfport,

New Jerusalem Baptist Church: Gospel Extravaganza Fire Benefit at Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport, 15101 Madison St., 3 p.m. April 24. Requesting pastors, ministers of music, mime teams, playwrights and vocalists. Free. Speaker: Bishop Anthony Alfred of Family of Faith Ministries in Clarksville, Tenn. Details: 328-2323.

New Life Family Church: "Pnema -- The Series," 9 and 10:45 a.m. April 17. Address: 362 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-5183.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: America Needs a Resurrection of Conscious, 10:45 a.m. April 17; Bible study of the Book of James with discussion, 6 p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday. Address: 2000 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-9172.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church: 40th church anniversary with a Gospel Gala, 6 p.m. April 23. Musical Extravaganza, Mass Reunion Choir and refreshments. Speaker: Ada Collier. Anniversary program, 11 a.m. April 24. Speakers: LeShaunda Randle and Henry Allen of Jackson. Address: 5425 Grierson St., Moss Point. Details: 474-2800.

St. James Catholic Church: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, ongoing. Reserve hours available for weekly or monthly group prayers, Rosary recitations, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Divine Office and more. Address: 366 Cowan Road, Gulfport. Details: 539-2434.

St. Peter's Baptist Church: Associate ministers anniversary, 10:45 a.m. April 24. Honorees: Evangelist Mary McCann, Rev. Nelvin McCann, Elder Eddie Mae Rayford and Rev. Walter Ellis. Speaker: Rev. Willie C. Jones, associate minister of Union Baptist Church in Pascagoula. Address: 1320 S. Market St., Pascagoula. Details: 769-6927.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: Senior Citizen Appreciation Dinner, 6 p.m. April 16; Knights of Columbus Parish breakfast, 8-11 a.m.; RCIA meet, 7 p.m. April 18; Knights of Columbus meet, 7 p.m. April 21; Adoration in the chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22; First Holy Communion Day of Prayer, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23; Good Shepherd Showcase in the east foyer, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23; and American Heritage Girl bake sale, after all morning Masses on April 24. Address: 1720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

True Deliverance Outreach Ministries: "A Time of Refreshing" with Prophet Kevin Hall of Redeemed International Ministries, Houston, Texas, 7:30 p.m. April 28-29. Address: 2727 22nd Ave., Gulfport. Details: 864-9106.

Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs: Marriage Preparation Course, Sundays for five weeks from 4-6 p.m. beginning April 24. Cost: $30 per couple. Child care provided. The church is accepting registration for its annual Vacation Bible School, which will be July 18-24. Go to to register for the free event. Volunteers are needed. This year's theme is "Superhero Faith."Details: 217-4958.


A Revelation Story -- Past, Present and Future: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 16, 7 p.m. April 18-19 and 21, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 23, 7 p.m. April 25 and 11 a.m. April 30, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Hospitality Resort Management Center, 420 DeBuys Road, Biloxi.

Gulf Coast City-Wide Mission: Meeting at 3 p.m. April 28 at the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 4538 Old Pass Road, Gulfport.

Gulfport Ecumenical Fellowship: Christian clergy from South Mississippi will host its second meeting of 2016 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 E. Pass Road in Gulfport, at noon April 19. Speakers: Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes and Police Chief Leonard Papania. GEF participants also will hold their quarterly Bible study.