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St. Aloysius postpones luminaries service to April 7

Inclement weather Wednesday forced the senior class at St. Aloysius to move its annual luminaries service to April 7. The event was set for Wednesday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Officials issue new guidance for church services as Holy Week begins

JACKSON — As churches throughout Mississippi prepare to host Holy Week and Easter services this week — events that were canceled in 2020 due to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Local churches had to adapt quickly during pandemic

In times of crisis, it is our spiritual community that often helps guide us through tough times. But when the country was forced to shut ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Sunrise service set for Fort Hill in the Vicksburg National Military Park

The Vicksburg YMCA’s 72nd Easter Sunrise Service will return to Fort Hill in the Vicksburg National Military Park April 4, Purks YMCA Director Phillip Doiron ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

YMCA’s Easter Sunrise Service returning to Fort Hill

The Vicksburg YMCA’s Easter Sunrise Service will return to Fort Hill in the Vicksburg National Military Park, Purks YMCA Director Philip Doiron said. He said ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Boelens’ life as a missionary served the South and the world

Eleanor Boelens always wanted to be a missionary. “The Lord told me to be a missionary when I was about 10 years old,” the Indiana ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg church helps Jackson community get bottled water

The House of Peace Worship Church International, last week, helped in getting fresh water to residents in Jackson during the midst of the city’s weeks-long ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Clearer vision: Church’s historic stained-glass windows receive loving care

The Church of the Holy Trinity is known for its stained-glass windows. Visitors from near and far make their way to the church’s nave to ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Gibson Memorial ‘egg factory’ back in business after a year away

After a one-year absence, they’re back. March 22, as it has happened every year but one since 1981, the church fellowship hall at Gibson Memorial ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

New Beginning Church in Christ distributes cases of water to residents

Cases of water were stacked in the parking area in front of the Vicksburg Auditorium and the members of New Beginning Church in Christ were ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Local churches suspend, modify Ash Wednesday services

The lingering ice and snow, combined with cold temperatures, has forced some local churches to suspend, postpone or modify their traditional Ash Wednesday services that ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Church of the Holy Trinity gives schedule of Lenten programs, services

A Lenten tradition has been interrupted by concerns for the COVID-19 virus. Dorothy Braswell, coordinator for the Lenten Fine Arts Series at Church of the ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Community rallies in prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

People of all ages, races and denominations gathered on the lawn of Merit Health River Region Hospital Sunday for a prayer movement to defeat COVID-19. ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Prayer service organized for COVID-19 patients, health care workers

Warren County churches will be joining churches and prayer groups across Mississippi Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for Mission Mississippi’s Healing Mississippi outdoor prayer service for ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 months ago by John Surratt.

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