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: The Great Litany and Holy Communion from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer with sermon on the Second Coming of Christ," 10 a.m. May 22. 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: 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.

Handsboro United Methodist Church: Trinity Sunday, 11 a.m. May 22. Coffee Fellowship, 2 p.m. May 26. Speaker: Rupert Lacy of Harrison County Director of Emergency Management/Homeland Security. Details: 896-7264. Address: 2333 Demaret Drive, Gulfport. Details: 896-7264.

Mississippi City United Methodist Church: Trinity Sunday, 10 a.m. May 22. Theme: Hope. Address: 219 Courhouse Road, Gulfport. Details: 896-7626.

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

Popp's Ferry Baptist Church: Are You in the Valley or On the Mountain, 10:45 a.m. May 22. 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.

First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi: 125th Church Anniversary, 11 a.m. May 22. Speaker: former pastor during 1977-89, the Rev. Buck Mosal. Details: 374-6880.

St. Paul United Methodist Church: Ocean Springs Church Women meeting/fellowship and refreshments, 9 a.m. May 30. At 10 a.m., the Rev. Andrew Ward will speak about the Child Evangelism Fellowship, an after-school program for children.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: GIFT, Ladies Faith Formation meet in the community center, 9-11 a.m. May 21; Quilters meet, 9 a.m. May 24; St. Joseph Helpers meet, 6 p.m. May 26. Address: 1720 E. Beach Blvd., Long Beach. Details: 863-1610.

Wesley United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs: 30th anniversary with potluck to follow, 11 a.m. May 22. Blood drive for Sharon Lemmon, 1-5 p.m. May 29. Address: 8900 Old Spanish Trail. Details: 497-9229 or 326-1535.

Word of Power Ministries: Celebration for military and retired veterans, 10:45 a.m. May 29. Attire will be camouflage. Address: 15159 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Gulfport. Details: 234-4850 or 343-2935.


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

Tent Crusade: 7:30 p.m. May 21, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Four Corners on Arkansas Avenue, Gulfport. Features Prophet Terrance Johnson.