Community Calendar 4-5-2018




April 5

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday April 5, at 11 a.m. in the E-911 Building in Mendenhall at which time they will host a Meet and Greet for Third Congressional District candidates. Guests are welcome. For information call 601-953-2433.


Movie Day at Magee Public Library on Thursday, April 5, from 4-6 p.m. The movie will be Wonder, rated PG; runtime is 113 minutes.


April 6

In concert, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound “Give Me Jesus” Tour 2018 at Heritage United Methodist Church, Hwy 98 W, Hattiesburg (Oak Grove) Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. For more information call 601-261-3354 or visit Seating is limited.


April 6-7

Kennedy Springs Baptist Church "Mission Center"--- - First Summer Sale! Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 8 a.m.-noon. Most clothes are * $1 including scrubs, hundreds of shorts, swimsuits, tank tops, flip flops - everything you need for those warm summer days just around the corner!  They receive new clothing donations from CATO and Dollar General, Ballyhoo and All Gussied Up! Hundreds of books for 10¢.  It is open to the public the first and third weekend each month selling  toys, dishes, linens, knick knacks and much more! They offer free Bibles, Sunday School books and daily prayer devotional books. Follow the pink signs from Polk’s Pharmacy only  9 miles from downtown Magee and only 10 miles out Highway 540E from  Highway 49 to 2034 Highway 540. (601-847-0702). Share their fb page "Kennedy Springs Mission Center Ministry." (*Indicates some slightly higher)


April 6-8

Elder Jimmy Barber, pastor of Covenant Primitive Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn., is scheduled (DV) to preach at Zion Baptist Church, Polkville, April 6, 7, and 8. For more info call Pastor Glenn Hopkins at 601-940-3451, or Thomas Ray Floyd at 601-847-0350.


April 7

Purple and Gold Third Annual Scholarship Gala will be held at Nazareth M.B. Church, 611 Dixie Ave., Mendenhall on Saturday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $200 for a table for eight. The guest speaker will be Dr. Charlie Bridges of Baton Rouge, La. For more information or to reserve seats or tables, contact Laura Stewart at 601-867-1673.


April 8

Annual Women’s Day Program will be held at James Chapel M. B. Church on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Rev. Lorrie Turner, pastor of Shady Grove CME Church, Brandon. All ladies are asked to wear white. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall.


The Oak Ridge M.B. Church 134th Anniversary will be celebrated on April 8 at 1:15 p.m. The theme is “He is the Rock, His works are Perfect and all His Words are True” Deuteronomy 32:4. The guest speaker is the Rev. Jesse Taylor, pastor of the New Lillie Mae M.B. Church, Georgetown. Everyone is invited.


April 9-11

Youth Spring Revival will be held at New Hymn M.B. Church, 458 Hollins Road, Pinola, April 9-11. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Speakers for the week will be: Monday- Pastor Jerry Magee of James Chapel M.B. Church, Pinola; Tuesday- Pastor Harold Brewer of Morning Star M.B. Church, Florence; Wednesday- Minister Jarrod Dixon. Everyone is invited. 


April 12

Patron Appreciation Day will be held on Thursday, April 12, at Magee Public Library. All day, all ages. Enjoy cupcakes. Photo booth is back with props.


Brown Bag and Brush painting class will be held at Mendenhall Public Library on April 12 at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own 11x14 canvas. Paint and brushes will be provided.


April 13

Jackie Warren Tatum will present a workshop for writers for one hour on Friday, April 13, beginning at 2 p.m. After 3 p.m. the writers are invited to sign their books in the library. Registration is open. Call Frances at 601-849-3747 for more information.


April 14

All About Operation Christmas Child - a fun, informative day to share ideas, crafts, videos, food, fellowship and more on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church Magee, 222 1st Street NW. Lunch will be provided. Session 1: “How to be a Great Project Leader” Session 2: “Things You May  Not Know About OCC and SP” Session 3: “What Goes in is FUN - What Comes Out is ETERNAL!” Hosted by the OCC Northern Pine Belt Area Team. For more information, call Lane at 479-228-1648 or email

A gospel sing will be held on Saturday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Highway 49, Sanford, featuring Harvest Quartet, Touch of Faith and Faithway Singers. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For information call 601-765-6485.


 April 15

Mary Grove Church Pastor’s Second Anniversary will be celebrated on April 15 at 1:30 p.m. Theme: Joshua 1:9. Pastor James Dampier from Mt. Carmel Church will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited to attend.


 April 16

The Adult Book Club meeting will be held at Mendenhall Public Library on April 16 at 2 p.m. to discuss the book of the month, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin.


 April 16-18

Spring Revival will be held at Magee First Baptist Church on April 16-19 at 7:15. Guest speakers for the week will be: Monday- Rev. Willie Hobbs of Nazareth Baptist Church of Mendenhall; Tuesday- Rev. Billy Parker of St. Mary M.B. Church of Flowood; Wednesday- Rev. E. Darnell Moffett of Calvary M.B. Church of Magee. Everyone is welcome to come and be blessed.


Annual Spring Revival will be held at St. Paul M.B. Church, Mt. Olive, April 16-18. Evening services begin at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be Pastor Milton Williams, Pastor Louis McLaurin and Pastor Kevin Youngblood. The public is invited to attend.


April 21

Zion Hill Relay Team presents Styling 4 A Cure Hair Show on April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Magee Community House. For more information call Willie Rutherford at 601-832-7651.


Mendenhall High School 50th Class Reunion will be held on April 21 at the D’Lo Corner Grocery from 5-8 p.m. $30 per couple or $20 for singles. Send reservations and money to Kent Davis at Trustmark Bank, P.O. Box 647, McComb, MS 39649. Reservations are due by March 30.


April 22

The Men and Women’s Day Program will be held at Nazareth M.B. Church, 611 Dixie Ave., Mendenhall on Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor, Rev. Willie B. Hobbs, Jr. All churches are invited to join.


April 24

Learn how to sell on Etsy at Mendenhall Public Library on April 24 at 10 a.m. Etsy is an online buyer and seller community very similar to eBay, except it focuses on hand-crafted or vintage goods. Learn together and share experiences and selling techniques.


April 25

Creative Coloring at Magee Public Library will be held on April 25 from 1-2 p.m. Come for coffee and cookies and stay for the coloring.


April 28

Flourish, a one-day conference for girls in grades 6-12, will be held on Saturday, April 28, at Goodwater Baptist Church on Airport Road in Magee. Bethany Barr Phillips is the speaker and worship leader. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 10 a.m.  Lunch is included.  Cost is $10.  Tickets and information are available from First Baptist Church, Goodwater Baptist, Corinth Baptist, Church Alive and Overflow in Magee; First Baptist Church of Mendenhall; and Calvary Baptist in Braxton.


Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris will be in concert at Coat Baptist Church, Baldwin Road, Magee, on April 28 at 6 p.m. For directions call 228-324-1827.


April 29

Purser Family Reunion, Sunday, April 29, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Magee Civic Center. Bring a covered dish. All paper products will be provided. For more information contact Billy Purser at 601-849-5516 or Judy Roberts at 601-845-8425.


May 12

Zion Hill Baptist Church and the Relay 4 Life Ministry will have a Relay for Life Festival on May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All groups and organizations that would like to participate contact Willie Rutherford at 601-832-7651. Everyone is invited to attend. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.


June 1-2

Magee High School Class of 1988 will celebrate their 30 year reunion on Friday, June 1, with a Meet and Greet at Magee High School from 6-7 p.m. and tour the old stomping ground and reminisce. A block party will be held at The Vault in Downtown Magee from 7-10 p.m. On Saturday, June 2, the 30 year class celebration will be held at Pretty Unique event venue, Hwy 18 W, Jackson, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The cost for the 2 day event is $150 per classmate and allows one guest. A deposit of $75 is due by March 12 and the final payment of $75 is due by April 2. Payments can be submitted via PayPal to Felicia Hayes at or mailed to MHS Reunion c/o Felicia Hayes, 1600 Village Dr., Apt. 717, Euless, Texas 76039. Indicate whether one or two individuals will be attending. For more information contact



A Bible study on the book of Revelations is being offered every Sunday night at 6 p.m. led by Pastor Bro. Donald Green at Fellowship Baptist Church, Hwy. 13 South, Mendenhall.

Morning prayer and afternoon luncheon is held every Thursday at Mt. Moriah Church. Prayer time is 11 a.m. until noon. Lunch and fellowship time is 12:15-1:15 p.m. Prayer and lunch are open to all people to get spiritually fed and natural food for the soul. Senior citizens, the needy and the homeless, come and bring a friend. Mt. Moriah Church is located at 160 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Magee.


The Books-n-Lunch Club meets at the Magee Library at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book chosen for adult readers. New participants are welcome. Pick up or prepare a lunch item to share and join the group, or just visit to see what goes on. Call the library at 601-849-3747 for more information.


Magee First UMC livestreams Sunday morning worship services at 10 a.m. weekly via Services are also archived for viewing convenience.


The Simpson County Federation of Democratic Women meets at the E911 Building in Mendenhall the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 a.m.


Drug problem? Narcotics Anonymous can help. NA toll free helpline: 866-643-6792. Local NA meeting schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Overflow Church in Magee.


American Legion Post 74 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. at the VFW, Hwy 49, Magee, at 6:30 p.m. Veterans and active duty service personnel welcome.


Lunch and Prayer is held every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at BridgePointe Church, 123 Choctaw Street E., Magee. Hosted by Genesis (a BridgePointe Ministry.)


Weekly Prayer will be held every Thursday at noon at the Faith Tabernacle COGIC located across from the Goodwater Barber School in Magee. For info call 601-849- 4007.


Preschool story time is held at Mendenhall Public Library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bring your preschooler for stories,

songs and crafts.