• The Fourth Annual Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be presented April 7, from 6:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m., in the Family Life Center of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2614 Seventh St. Guest speakers will be Judge Charles Pickering of Laurel and Neddie Winters, executive director of Mission Mississippi. Tickets are $20 for open seating; sponsorships available. For more information, call (601) 693-1332 or visit the Web site

• Community Lenten Services will be held Thursdays at noon at the following locations: March 16, First Presbyterian Church; March 23, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; March 30, St. Paul’s Methodist Church; and April 6, First Christian Church.

• St. Patrick and St. Joseph’s Catholic churches weekday Mass schedule during Lenten Season is as follows: St. Patrick at 12:05 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; St. Joseph’s at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

• JACKSON — Promise Keepers will return to the Mississippi Coliseum Aug. 4-5 for “Unleashed: Releasing the Raw Power of Your Heart.” The event will feature a music concert, six keynote speakers and live worship.

Promise Keepers is a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men of all ages to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and then helping them to grow as Christians.

Tickets for the event are $89 each; $59 for military men. To purchase, call (800) 888-7595. For more information, visit the Web site


• The men’s conference “Kingdom Men Taking the World for God” will begin at 10 a.m. at Fifth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 2530 Highway 45 North. Guest speaker will be Supreme Court Justice James Graves.

The conference will continue Sunday at 4 p.m. and will feature the Rev. R.D. Harris, principal of Meridian High School and pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Louisville, will be guest speaker. For more information, call (601) 479-1979.

• LAUREL — The Blackwoods of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be in concert at 7 p.m. at Northeast Jones High School auditorium. Tickets are $15; price includes souvenir program. For more information, call Pat Bankston at (601) 735-4999 or (601) 410-4999


• The Hutchersons will be in concert at 2 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church on Old Eighth Street Road.

• An interdenominational/interracial healing service is scheduled at 3 p.m. at Church of the Way, 7387 State Blvd. Extension. The service is sponsored by Healing Now Ministries, a ministry of Liberty Church. The ministry is under the leadership of Dr. James C. Graham, a retired physician who is an ordained minister with the church.

For more information or to make an appointment for personal ministry and prayer, call Graham at home at (601) 659-4436, or on his cell at (601) 616-2218. Or call the church office at (601) 693-2816.

• PHILADELPHIA — “Last Chance” will be presented at 7 p.m. through Tuesday at Sandtown Methodist Church, 11950 Highway 482. Admission is free; nursery and children’s activities provided. For more information, call (601) 656-7466 or (800) 656-4910.


• PACHUTA — Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church’s spring revival begins and continues through Wednesday. Services will begin each evening at 7:30, and guest evangelist will be the Rev. Alford Parnell of Waynesboro. The church’s youth will be in charge of services. Area drill or praise teams and choirs are encouraged to participate.


• The video Bible series “Soul Food” will be presented Tuesdays during Lent at noon in the Parish Center of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Sister André Burkhart will conduct the series. A soup-and-sandwich lunch will be served.


• Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays during Lent at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church.


• The congregation of East Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the church’s pastor, the Rev. Randall Bohannon, at 3 p.m. on March 19. The Rev. Willie Jones of Morton will be guest speaker.

• LAUDERDALE — The members of Evangelist Christian Baptist Church will observe the church’s 16th anniversary at 3 p.m. on March 19. The Rev. Marvin Killingsworth of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 9802 Extension Road.

• BUTLER — The Seven Seals Program will be held at 6 p.m. March 19 at Paradise Baptist Church.

• COLUMBUS — Young Harmony will be in concert March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Whitfield/Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Also appearing will be The Steadman Brothers Quartet and The McAdams Quartet. For more information, call (662) 323-3415.

• Choir Day will be presented March 26 at 3 p.m. at 31st Avenue Baptist Church, 1801 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive. Choirs and other singing groups are encouraged to participate. “Caught Up” is the theme.

• WARD, Ala. — The Seven Seals Program will be held at 6 p.m. March 26 at Pine Grove African Methodist Church.

• “One in the Spirit,” an interdenominational women’s conference sponsored by First Baptist Church, will be presented March 31-April 1. Featured speaker will be Cheryl Prewitt Salem of Salem Family Ministries, author, vocalist and former Miss America.

Tickets are $15 and will be available through March 27 in the church office, or by mail at the following address: First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1509, Meridian, MS 39302. Childcare will be provided for infants through kindergarten and Kidz Bible Camp for grades first through sixth at no additional cost. For more information, call (601) 484-4600. Office hours are Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

• The Pinnacle Institute of Choral Music will present its Spring Choral Music Conference March 27-April 2 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2700 13th St. and New Hope Missionary, 2614 13th St. Registration is $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call Jonas Crenshaw Jr. at (601) 482-4880

• Family and Friends Day will be observed at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. on April 2. The Rev. J.T. McKenzie will be guest speaker. The church is located at 1509 Church Ave.

• NANAFALIA, Ala. — The congregation of Nanafalia Baptist Church will observe the church’s 175th anniversary during homecoming services on April 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tyrone Parten will be guest speaker. Lunch will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

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