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Mass within the Catholic Diocese of Jackson to resume

Catholic churches in the Diocese of Jackson — including those in Vicksburg — will resume Mass next weekend, the feast of Pentecost, according to a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Pandemic will alter Communion rituals for many Christians

NEW YORK (AP) — Holy Communion will have a different look when in-person worship services resume at the end of May in the Catholic Diocese ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg churches allowed to reopen beginning Sunday

Vicksburg residents will be able to attend church services beginning Sunday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. Friday signed an order allowing churches to reopen Sunday at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

House of Peace Worship Church International offers meals to children

For the past three years, the House of Peace Worship Church International has been offering summer enrichment programs for children at the church that included ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Pastors share their Bible verse and what it means to them, their life

Whether through the family, Sunday school or catechism in Parochial school, children are taught scripture from the Bible and in many cases are asked to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

St. Paul parishioners surprise pastor with parade

It was balloons, M&Ms and posters for “Father Rusty” Tuesday as St. Paul Catholic Church parishioners showed their appreciation for their pastor’s effort to help ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

City to host National Day of Prayer service

The city of Vicksburg will host an event Thursday to mark the annual National Day of Prayer. Pastors, ministers and evangelists in Vicksburg and Warren ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Empty pews take a financial toll on nation’s congregations

This story was supplied by The Conversation and written by David King and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Brad R. Fulton at Indiana University, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg nurse in N.Y.C: ‘There was nothing I could do except stand at her bedside and cry’

Maybe it’s just in her DNA. As a third-generation nurse — both mother and grandmother were nurses — and with a father “who would give ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg pediatrician set to retire after caring for thousands of children

A month’s stay in Vicksburg would ultimately turn into a forever home for Dr. Gordon Sluis. The New Jersey transplant first arrived in the community ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg and Warren County churches

The following is a list of churches in Vicksburg and Warren County.   Antioch Christian 1800 Poplar St. 601-619-9599   Bethel A.M.E. 805 Monroe St. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

St. Alban’s Malphurs reflects on her time so far at the historic church

In three months, the Rev. Elisabeth Malphurs, priest-in-charge at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, will observe her first anniversary as the church’s spiritual leader. It’s been ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Local churches get good response from streaming services

When the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus forced churches to stop holding in-person services, pastors looking for ways to reach their flocks turned to ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Annual Easter Sunrise service held despite challenges

Concern over COVID-19 and severe weather forced organizers to adjust their plans, but the changes failed to diminish the joy and spirit of the Vicksburg ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Sunrise Service moved to Purks YMCA, closed to public because of weather threat

On one of Christianity’s holiest days, the Vicksburg YMCA’s Easter Sunday Sunrise Service is being altered by an act of God. Because of the threat ... Read more

2 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Mental health experts: There are better ways to cope during these uncertain times

When people begin resuming their lives in the wake of restrictions placed out of concern for the COVID-19 virus, they’ll be entering a new world ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs makes official his request to Trump to help faith-based organizations, churches

In March, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would call on President Trump and legislative leaders on both the state and federal levels to find ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

St. Paul pastor flies over city; asks God’s blessing on city

MOUND, La. — Thursday afternoon, the city of Vicksburg received a blessing from above. About 2:30 pm. Thursday, the Rev. Rusty Vincent, pastor of St. ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Local pastors using alternate means to observe Holy Week

For Christians around the world, services this Sunday, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final days leading to the celebration of Easter. ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

‘We are King Solomon’: A story of perseverance

It’s a story of faith, hope and love. In 1860, a group of free blacks and slaves gathered in a one-story wood-frame building purchased by ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs to ask Trump, legislative leaders to include churches in relief packages

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. believes churches should be included in any federal or state relief program put together in support of those businesses, individuals and ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Churches make adjustments to services due to coronavirus threat

Pastors of several Vicksburg churches say they will continue holding services but will take precautions following information about Mississippi’s first confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, case. ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Stations of the Cross: ‘Take up your cross and follow me’

With the start of the Lenten season, many Christians participate in a unique seasonal custom to help them further prepare for Easter by reliving Christ’s ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

160 years of ministry: King Solomon Baptist Church celebrates anniversary

In 1860, a group of free blacks and slaves gathered in a one-story wood-frame building purchased by the Mount Pleasant Association, a white missionary society. ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Hawkins Drive Thru Prayer Team offers special Ash Wednesday service

Wednesday morning, six members of Hawkins United Methodist Church gathered in the church parking lot to offer an Ash Wednesday prayer, a blessing and ashes ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Holy Trinity’s Lenten Fine Arts Series begins Feb. 28

Art and music will be the featured attractions as the Church of the Holy Trinity begins its annual Lenten Fine Arts Series at the McGinnis ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Hawkins UMC to host Ash Wednesday Drive Thru Blessing

Hawkins United Methodist Church pastor the Rev. Austin Hoyle and the Hawkins Drive Thru Prayer team will host an Ash Wednesday Drive Thru Blessing Wednesday ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Local churches prepare for annual Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers

Two Vicksburg Episcopal churches will observe a centuries-old tradition Feb. 25 with Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers. Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., and St. Mary’s ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

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