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Churches preparing to address Ash Wednesday service during pandemic

Concerns over COVID-19 are causing some local pastors to consider how to safely continue their church’s Ash Wednesday traditions. Ash Wednesday, which is Feb. 17, ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

The Church of the Holy Trinity observes feast of the Epiphany

Members of The Church of the Holy Trinity and local residents joined together Wednesday night at the church parking lot to celebrate the Feast of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Churches take different approaches to keeping Watch Night tradition

Some churches in Warren County and other areas will follow an ages-old tradition of awaiting the new year with prayer and asking God’s blessing during ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Salvation Army sends out plea for support as Red Kettle program nears an end

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donations to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign this year are different, with less of the iconic red kettles and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg’s Jewish community in the midst of celebrating Hanukkah

Last week, members of Vicksburg’s Jewish community joined other members of the Jewish faith worldwide to remember a miracle. The eight-day observance of Hanukkah that ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

COVID-19 forcing churches to cancel or move services online

With Mississippi and Warren County reporting spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases, local churches are either canceling their traditional Christmas programs and services or ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Time is running out to adopt an Angel from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

There are hundreds of Angels remaining on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and time is running out. With more than half of their 728 angels ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Local churches split on holding Sunday service after Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings of family and friends to enjoy each other’s company and give thanks for the blessing they have ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary organizes toy drive to support Angel Tree

Toys and children are synonymous, especially at Christmas. And to make sure the youngest in the Vicksburg community don’t go without, the Salvation Army sponsors ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Bishop Kopacz celebrates Thanksgiving Mass with St. Francis students

Focusing on what is good is always the better alternative than dwelling on the negatives. That was the message Bishop Joseph Kopacz shared with students ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Organizers ramp up collections for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is underway in Vicksburg. While it may look a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outreach program that ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Local churches modify their annual meal fundraisers in the face of COVID-19

While many local churches and organizations have been forced to cancel or postpone events because of the coronavirus, two churches decided to modify their programs ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Local mail carrier steps away from route to deliver support to her family

While it’s not official, the phrase, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” is a motto often used to describe the dedication ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

FCA’s Fields of Faith to be broadcast Wednesday

The Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ annual Fields of Faith event is moving from the football field to video. The ninth annual event, which has ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah organizing annual Germanfest

Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for the annual Germanfest organized by the Lutheran Church of the Messiah’s annual Germanfest. This year ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Church of the Holy Trinity to continue annual turkey dinner

The Church of the Holy Trinity will continue a 116-year-old tradition with some new twists when it holds its annual turkey dinner on Nov. 19. ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Salvation Army taking applications for annual Angel Tree

For families who are struggling to provide Christmas gifts for their children, the Salvation Army is in the process of taking applications for the Angel ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

St. Alban’s offering services to help those grieving over loss

For many, the seasonal transition from fall to winter is a time of celebration and joy as families and friends gather to enjoy the holidays ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Crawford Street UMC decides to cancel annual turkey dinner

Crawford Street United Methodist Church’s annual turkey dinner, a long standing tradition in Vicksburg, has become yet another casualty of COVID-19. Crawford Street pastor Rev. ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

First Baptist’s driveway devotionals about more than a Bible study

As the sun begins to set across Vicksburg, members of First Baptist Church gather at various locations across the city for prayer, scripture and fellowship. ... Read more

5 months ago by John Surratt.

St. Paul’s new youth director in the right place

Wilson Locke is where he is supposed to be. A Starkville native and a 2019 graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

Juvenile detained in connection to recent church vandalism

Warren County residents are coming to the aid of a local church that was vandalized twice earlier this week. Mount Alban M.B. Church pastor Rev. ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

Christ Episcopal church resumes daily prayer service

Wednesday morning the Rev. Sam Godfrey, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, walked into the church’s sanctuary and put its morning prayer service back on the ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

Annual community outreach, volunteer program continues in the face of pandemic

One week each summer, adults and youth from across the community provide services to those who could not otherwise repair their homes. These volunteers have ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Torgerson takes command of Vicksburg Salvation Army

It took a trip from home to help Janna Torgerson find her calling. A major in the Salvation Army, Torgerson is the new officer in ... Read more

7 months ago by John Surratt.

Bible and brisket: Texas church feeds the body and soul of local first responders

A church group from Texas made its way to Vicksburg Thursday as a part of what they call the Barbecue Baptist Church’s “seven-day, barnstorming, barbecue ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

First Baptist bringing vacation Bible school to the children

For many church families, the summer months mean vacation Bible school. It’s a time when children strengthen their faith through a program of scripture-related activities ... Read more

7 months ago by John Surratt.

COVID-19 forces cancellation of WinShape Camp at Crossway

Camp WinShape, a faith-based summer program sponsored by Chick-fil-A and held at Crossway Church for the last six years, has been canceled this year out ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

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