Community Calendar 11-2-2017

November 2

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday, November 2, at 11 a.m. in the E911 Bldg. on Hwy 149 in Mendenhall. Simpson County Republican Party Chair Allen Floyd will be the speaker. Guests are welcome. For information call Melissa Caughman at 601-382-0817.


November 4

The Annual Puckett UMW Mission Marketplace will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Puckett United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 6412 Hwy. 18, Puckett. Vendor booths are available for $25. There will be arts and crafts, woodwork/yard art, homemade goods, jewelry, purses, holiday gifts, rummage sales and a homemade soup cafe’. Proceeds will go to missions including Center Ridge Outpost, a camp for children with autism; Friends with Cancer (and other medical needs); and our Flood Buckett Cleaning Kit campaign. For more information contact the church office at 601-591-5570 or Adrienne at 601-214-7834.


November 5

The annual Young Women Program at James Chapel Church will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m. The ladies are asked to wear black and red.


Creating Second Chances (C2C) is hosting a Second Chance Workshop on how to start a small business, the expungement process and information about reentry into the community. The workshop will be held at the Mendenhall Community Center on Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 601-906-5868.


Homecoming will be held at New Hope Baptist Church on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. celebrating 136 years of service to the Lord in the church, community and county. The message will be “Coming Home for Supper Time” preached by Rev. Jimmy Arender. Food and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the services. Everyone is invited to attend.


Athens Baptist Church Annual Homecoming will be held Nov. 5. Hunter May will sing. The Sunday worship service will begin at 11 a.m. Following the morning service, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. After lunch there will be an afternoon service. Everyone is invited to attend.


Hunter May will be in concert at Athens Baptist Church Homecoming Service on Nov. 5.


Hunter May will be in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church on Hwy. 13 at Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.


Bro. Jammal Banks will preach his first public sermon at Goodwater C.M.E. Church on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Bro. Banks is the husband of Sister Luvenia Banks and the son of Sister Shirley Banks and the late Oscar Banks. Everyone is invited to attend.


Pastor Appreciation for Pastor Troy L. Durr, Sr. and First Lady Susanne Durr will be held at St. Peter M.B. Church on Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder Robert Sanders of Spiritual True Holiness Church of God in Hattiesburg. Everyone is invited to attend.


A Magee Hardwood Club meeting will be held on November 6 at 6 p.m. at Magee High Cafeteria. New officers will be elected and dues collected. All jr. high and high school basketball parents are asked to attend.


November 9

Make and paint bath bombs at Mendenhall Library on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. There is a $3 supply fee per person.

Goss Baptist Church’s 14th Annual Blessing of the Hunt will be held on Nov. 9 at the Columbia Expo Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Gary Miller of Outdoor Truths will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a lot of door prizes. A Landmaster  ATV will be the grand prize. For more information call 601-736-9563.. Everyone is invited.


November 11

A gospel sing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Sanford Community Center, 663 Old Highway 49, Sanford featuring Southern Heritage, Clay Graves and Faithway Singers. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information call 601-765-6485.


November 12

Senior Citizen’s Day Program will be held at New Hymn M.B. Church, Pinola, on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. Theme scripture is Psalms 37:25.


Mission societies and church members are invited to uplift the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at Magee First Baptist Church, 618 11th SW Ave., Magee. The program is being given in an effort to build the scholarship funds for the YWA department. This will be the 90th year program of the organization of the SAACWI.


November 18

Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Simpson County Center is hosting a workshop for local high school and college students who are interested in improving their ACT scores. The workshop will be facilitated by Mrs. Dot McClendon of Brookhaven from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, November 18. The deadline to register is November 10. A $60 fee is required to reserve your space. No refunds or transfers. For more information, call 601-849-0124.


November 19

Family and Friends Day will be held at James Chapel Church on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m.


Annual Choir Anniversary will be held at Zionell C.M.E. Church, 325 Zionell Church Road, Mt. Olive, on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. The theme is “Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints” Psalms 149:1.


Annual Friends and Family Day will be held at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church on Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Mitchell Chatman of the Mt. Pisgah M.B.  Church. Everyone is invited.


The Hattiesburg/Pine Pageants announce the upcoming local Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen Pageants. Titles of Miss Hattiesburg, Miss Deep South, Miss Southern Magnolia, and Miss Pearl River Valley and their associated Outstanding Teens will be awarded.  Pageants will be held on Sunday, November 19, at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Center in downtown Hattiesburg. 

  Contestants for the Miss Program must be at least 18 yrs. of age and not over the age of 24. The Outstanding Teens must be at least 13 yrs. of age by the start of the state pageant next spring and not over the age of 17.  Applications are currently being accepted.  All our winners will advance to the State Pageant next spring/summer in Vicksburg.  For more information see our Facebook page, Hattiesburg/Pine Belt Pageants or e-mail: or call 601-270-2034 or 601-394-8688.


November 21

Thanksgiving Worship Service will be held at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (919 Johnson Lockhart Drive, Magee) on Tuesday, November 21, at 7 p.m. The guest preacher for the service will be Rev. Harold Brewer of Morning Star Baptist Church in Florence.


November 26

The annual Family & Friends Day will be held at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (919 Johnson Lockhart Drive, Magee) on Sunday, November 26. Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. and Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Rev. E. Darnell Moffett is the pastor.


December 12

The Mendenhall Christmas parade sponsored by the Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Tuesday, December 12, at 6 p.m.  This year the theme will be “An Angelic Christmas.”  Let’s get excited about the parade and get involved.  Any businesses, church groups or individuals can participate so spread the word. Floats will be judged on the theme of the parade so get creative. All entries must be lined up by 5:15 p.m. To enter you can call the Chamber office at 601-847-1725 or 601-847-2525



A Bible study on the book of Revelations is being offered every Sunday night at 6 p.m. lead 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 is 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 third 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.