The Meridian Star
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Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church will host its Annual Spring Festival to benefit local missions; the Boys & Girls Club; Love's Kitchen; People's Charity Clinic; Righteous Oaks; youth missions and church missions. The event runs until 1 p.m. Live music, games for all ages and a craft sale are new this year. Boiled shrimp plates for $8 includes a generous portion of boiled shrimp, potatoes, mushrooms and corn on the cob. Tickets available from church members or call 601-485-5598, extension 122. Deliveries available for orders of five or more plates. Call 601-485-5598, extension 123 to place an order and set up a delivery time.
7:30 p.m. — Attend a Southern Gospel concert in Sumrall, Miss., featuring the sounds of the groups Answered Prayer, from Purvis, Miss., and Persuaded One. A love offering will be accepted at the event to be held at the Stuart Memorial Auditorium, located 5 miles west of Sumrall, 939 Old Salt Road. Take Highway 42 to Highway 44 West. Go to the Quickstop on Highway 44 and turn left onto Old Salt Road. Drive 2 miles. The auditorium will be on the right.
Sunday, April 28
10:30 a.m. — Shady Grove Church of God Homecoming morning worship will be at 10:30 a.m., with Bro. Lloyd Bowen as guest speaker and Vonda Bowen as worship leader. There will be a carry-in dinner after the service, with an afternoon concert at 2 p.m. featuring The Leftovers. The church is located at the corner of County Road 514 and County Road 450 in Clarke County. For more information, call 601-483-1125.
3 p.m. — Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 600 11th Ave., will be hosting their annual "Pew Rally Program." Music will be provided by the Senior Choir and Sis. Wanda Clark will be guest soloist.
April 28 - May 1
Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church will host a revival from April 28 through May 1. The Sunday morning revival will be at 10:15 a.m., with evening services Sunday through Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Graham Smith will serve as worship leader and Sam Thomas is the evangelist for the revival.
Monday, April 29
12-12:50 — Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church will host a business luncheon Monday, April 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m. A free lunch will be provided. Please call the church office at 601-485-5106 to make a reservation.
April 29-May 1
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Christian Education Ministry will be hosting a Certified Christian Leadership School, April 29-May 1, 2013 from 6-8pm, 600 11th Ave, Meridian. The following classes will be taught: Church Leadership Training, Making Church Relevant, The Definition and Need for Spiritual Vision, Ten Characteristics of a Healthy Church, Purpose Driven Assimilation and Making Children and Youth a Higher Priority. The classes will be taught by Rev. Cecil Ashford of Laurel.