The 9th Annual Love Out Loud Meridian is set for next week, with hundreds of Christians serving their community and sharing the love of Jesus. This year, organizers hope the event will be near pre-pandemic size, after a downsized year last year because of Covid-19.
Deesha Philyaw began writing in the early 2000s as a personal hobby. What started as respite from the duties of being a stay-at-home mom to a busy toddler has led Philyaw into literary acclaim, a path she hadn’t quite imagined for herself 20 years ago.
In the wake of states slashing prison spending by billions, desperate corrections officials are throwing a Hail Mary.
Ruth Graham, the daughter of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, has agreed to lead a new seminary program for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
“When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remains until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!’”
“The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.” Luke 23:55-56
”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
Meridian native Christopher Myers, a chaplain’s assistant, recently helped with the baptism of more than 30 men at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Kentucky Ham Meal at First Christian Church has been cancelled this year for the first time since it started in 1963.
“Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” Matthew 26:31
“What profit is an idol when its maker has shaped it, a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation when he makes speechless idols! Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silve…
“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:5-6
Oak Grove Baptist Church will celebrate the completion of a new sanctuary and other renovations with a Dedication Service on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m.
Baked goods, barbecue plates, and a raffle will be a few of the highlights at the 51st annual Episcopal Church of the Mediator Barbecue that will take place on Oct. 24 in Meridian.
Early in the coronavirus crisis, and in this summer’s wave of chaos in American streets, Rachel Bulman began paying close attention to the faces in news reports.
The ministry team at GracePointe Church in Meridian will host “Carman Live in Concert” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
The single most iconic scriptural reading augured during the Days of Awe comes from the Book of Jonah. Jonah has been associated with the central idea behind the High Holy Days, namely T’shuvah (the Hebrew word for repentance) for centuries.
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:13
As the Jewish Community of Meridian will observe the High Holy Days together with Jews worldwide, local services will take place at the temple Congregation Beth Israel. Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) remain the two most important holidays on the Jewish ca…
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. Phi…
This Week's Circulars
James Edward Murphy, 73, of Toomsuba, Miss., passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. A Celebration of his life will be held later. Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
Graveside services for Mrs. Mealetha Stidmon are Monday, July 26, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Sunset Cemetery, Meridian. Visitation: Sunday, July 25, 6-7 p.m., at Berry & Gardner OP Chapel, Meridian. Arrangements entrusted to Berry & Gardner.
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- COVID-19 cases rise again in Lauderdale County
- Like magic, massive mural appears at Cater's Market in Meridian
- Gowdy giving plenty of life lessons at Northeast Lauderdale’s summer workouts
- Law enforcement reports for July 19
- New flooring next upgrade for Meridian gymnasium
- Three-year-old killed in accidental shooting
- Meridian's Lamar McDonald remembered as kind, loyal
- Kevin Roberts Jr. focused on defensive flexibility, even with lively fastball
- Numbers up at this year's MCC youth soccer camp
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