Religion Briefs for South Mississippi

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


Anglo-Catholic Chapel of St. Benedict: Sung Eucharist with incense sermon on "The Resurrection," 10 a.m. May 15. Special hymns and chants for Pentecost Sunday will be included. Address: 1902 24th St., Gulfport. Details: 863-1388.

First United Methodist Church of Gulfport: Highlands Hiking Trip, May 27-June 1. Address: 2301 15th St., downtown Gulfport. Details: 863-0047.

Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church: Musician's Appreciation, 3 p.m. May 15. Guest choir: Smith Family and other local church choirs/soloists. Annual Pew Rally, 4 p.m. May 22. Speaker: the Rev. Kevin Youngblood of Mount Zion Ora Baptist Church in Collins. Address: 551 Division St. Details: 297-0751.

Graceland Baptist Church: Allen Sibley and the Ramblers, Country Gospel Musicians from Tennessee performance, 6 p.m. May 21. Address: 9317 Gautier Vancleave Road, Vancleave. Details: 826-1791 or 249-4534.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Celebration of Pentecost Sunday, 11 a.m. May 15. Church Council meeting, 6 p.m. May 16. Family Night Out with movie and refreshments, 6 p.m. May. 19. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Mississippi City United Methodist Church: Pentecost, 10 a.m. May 15. Studying Acts 2: 1-21 and John 14:8-17 and 25-27. Theme: Heaven-Induced Communication. Address: 219 Courhouse Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-7626.

Morning Star Baptist Church: Revival Explosion, 7 p.m. May 17-19. Speaker: the Rev. Manuel Scott Jr. of Los Angeles. Address: 2050 Thornton Ave., Gulfport.

Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: Praise, Pound and Patience Challenge, 9 a.m. May 14 and Closing Service, 11 a.m. May 15. Speaker: Sister Debra Brown Shepherd of Birmingham. Theme: Living a Life Worthy of a Legacy. Details: 380-1121.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church: Drive Through Prayer, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21. Address: 14255 Rippy Road, Gulfport. Details: 863-2709.

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church: Pastor's Aide Ministry of Biloxi, 3 p.m. May 15. Speaker: Bishop Rick August of Greater Grace Ministry. Details: 432-8320.

New Community Missionary Baptist Church: Youth Department Fundraiser, 8 a.m. May 14. Car wash will be held on church grounds. Donations accepted. Details: 355-4513.

New Life Family Church: Graduation Ceremony and Step 3: Discover Purpose, 11 a.m. May 15. Address: 362 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-5183.

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: Have You Earned the Crown of Rejoicing, 10:45 a.m. May 15. Choir practice, 5 p.m. and First Book of Peter Bible Study with discussion/questions and answers, 6 p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday. Address: 2000 Popp's Ferry Road, Biloxi. Details: 388-9172.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: Holy Land Gifts, May 14-15; Parish Breakfast hosted by Knights of Columbus, 8-11 a.m. May 15; and Baccalaureate Mass, 6 p.m. May 15; Quilters meet, 9 a.m. May 17; Knights of Columbus meet, 7 p.m. May 19; New Wine meet, 7 p.m. May 19; Adoration in the chapel, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May 20; GIFT, Ladies Faith Formation meet in the community center, 9-11 a.m. May 21. Address: 1720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.


People Mission Baptist Church: Gulf Coast City Wide Mission, 3 p.m. May 22. President Dorothy Davis-Burkes would like each church to be present. Address: 5101 Arkansas Ave., Gulfport. Details: 343-7807 or 383-4234.