Locals Enjoy Fall Revival Church Services

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Beautiful memorial services were held Friday, August 30th for Mrs. Gwendolyn Bishop Chambliss at the Jackson State University Rose McCoy Auditorium. Our prayers are with her family especially her children, Karen (Ralph) Clark and Carneal (Demethous Chambliss, and brother, B. V. (Carine) Bishop.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Please continue to remember, in your prayers, our readers who are facing health challenges especially Mrs. Addie Russell, Mrs. Flo Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Lucy V.) Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell (Mary) Nichols, Sister Maria Eugenia. Sister Obdulia Olivar, Angel Martinez, John Park, and other readers.

We enjoyed visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moore. They were in good spirits and as usual, we learned much about our local history. Mrs. Lucy Moore expressed appreciation for our readers’ prayers and Mr. Moore joined in this expression. We always enjoy visiting these special readers.

Mrs. Flo Chambers enjoyed being pampered by her daughters, Paula from Atlanta and Mona from Hattiesburg. Please continue to remember Mrs. Chambers in your prayers.

We enjoyed worshipping at Christ the King Catholic Church in Jackson.  Former St. Michael Pastor, Father Joe Dyer officiated during morning Mass.  He sends his best wishes to friends and St. Michael’s parishioners.

Legacy’s In-School Mentoring Program (Change Agents of Legacy Mentoring – C.A.L.M.) Mentors participated in their 3rd Annual Training Retreat Friday, August 30th where they finalized schedules and plans for this upcoming school year. Retreat Facilitators were C. Olivia Burwell (The Olivia Group), Shirley Sykes, Henry Slaughter, and Constance Slaughter-Harvey. Participants were Mesdames Shonnette Kelley, Dorothy Strong, Barbara Dawson, Elizabeth Ferrell, Marquita Patrick, and Bonnie Floyd, Andrew Crudup and D. L. Bennett.  The Legacy In-School Mentoring CALM Program will be offered at Hawkins Middle School, Scott Central Attendance Center, and Newton’s Pilate Middle School.  For additional details, please contact the Legacy Office at 601-469-0990.

We enjoyed our visit with Tougaloo College graduate, Mr. Johnny Jones. He continues to support the Legacy programs especially the “Learn a Word” Contest which is built into the In-School Mentoring (C.A.L.M.) Program.

It was good hearing from Forest native Mrs. Roseann Lynn who sends her special love and greetings. Please keep her in your prayers.

Special appreciation to local citizens, churches and organizations for being responsive to the needs of persons and families affected by the ICE immigration raids.

Rev. Sheldon Thomas, Pastor of Little Rock M. B. Church, delivered last week’s Spiritual Messages during the Concord M. B. Church Fall Revival. Each night was filled with challenging messages which were informative, educational, enjoyable and soul-searching. Rev. Thomas shared information that was thought-provoking such as the distinction between the giraffe and the turtle, familial relationship between King David and Goliath, and the relationship between a weeping willow and a palm tree. Music was provided by the Concord Church Choirs, and the Little Rock Choirs. Mr. R. C. Williams also performed several musical presentations.  Each night, Rev. Thomas delivered special messages to the children in attendance. Rev. Henry Patrick is the pastor.

Lynch Chapel U. M. Church’s Fall Revival kicked off Sunday, September 1st with the morning service and message from Pastor Shirley Wilder.  It was followed by a delicious home cooked meal in the Fellowship Hall. Additional details on the Revival services during Tuesday through Thursday will be shared in next week’s column.

We appreciate the invitation from Mrs. Liz Douglas Ferrell to share in the Fall Revival at Lone Pilgrim M. B. Church last week.  New Friendship Church’s Pastor, Rev. Perry Fletcher, delivered the Sunday message which set the tone for the week.  Rev. Chris Thompson, Pastor of Pleasant Valley in Union, was the week’s evangelist. His messages addressed heart transplants and referenced Hebrew 3:7-15. The Lone Pilgrim Church choir provided the music.  Rev. Timothy Croff is the pastor and he expressed appreciation for the community’s attendance and support.

Our readers are invited to attend the Sesquicentennial (150 year) Anniversary of Lone Pilgrim M. B. Church on the fourth Sunday in October. Please add this event to your attendance calendar. Additional details will follow.

Birthday greetings to September babies, namely; Eleanor Longmire and Larissa Ringo (1), Mary Johnson (3), Deonte Harper, Cornelius Burks, Vanario Youngblood, and Deloise Lowe Jones (7), Deloise Darby and Bonnie Stowers (8), Annie Ickom, Minnie Holifield, Rhonda Carter, Terrell Pierce, Brandon Harris, and Charles Jones (13), Ugie Crudup (14), Barbara Longmire (15), Martha Stingley and Naomi Dean Williams (16), Jessie Irvin (18), Mandie Reed Brown (19), Keon Boyd (20), Angel Laster, Lorraine Dozier Riley, Sharonda Hudson James, and Charlotte Moman (22), Yashica Ickom and Annie Owens (23), Emmanuel Shepard, Rosa Batiste Stribling, and Steven Ward (25), Ellis and Everett Walker (26), Cache Longmire (28) and Courtney Ella Funches (30).

Answer to Quiz Teaser # 502:  Fletcher Harges was the first African American Superintendent of the Forest Municipal School District (2010-2012).  Prior to his appointment, he was Principal of the Hawkins Middle School (2009-2012). Congratulations to Mrs. Charity Robinson for her correct response.

Quiz Teaser # 503: Which African American couple provided several professional services to our community including florist, beauty salon, barber shop, notary and painting?