This project is a labor of love that has been embraced by the entire church and community of Caledonia, according to volunteer Betty Darnell.
“The community is thankful we offer the lunch to them and their friends,” Darnell said. “For some, it is a social outing where they are free to visit friends, eat, relax, and even carry home their dinner.”
Darnell said they have had numerous comments from guests at each meal. She said they are always very complimentary and thankful for the food and fellowship offered at the Senior Outreach Unity Luncheon (SOUL) at Caledonia United Methodist Church in Caledonia.
His passion and his energy drew in the crowd at First Baptist Church of Eupora.
With the help of interpreter Shawn Moore, Pastor Miguel Mena served as the guest speaker at FBC Eupora this Sunday, sharing his passion for saving the lost and touching lives for Jesus Christ.
Mena is the pastor of the church in Nicaragua that the mission teams from FBC Eupora have worked with for the past two summers. Mena was visiting family in the United States and stopped by to pay a visit to meet the church family that has been such a big part of his ministry to the people of Nicaragua over the past two years.
“It was great to have Pastor Mena with us for the weekend,” said Rev. Travis Gray of FBC Eupora. “Although we speak different languages, his love for Jesus is still contagious.” Continue reading
Someone on The Weather Channel said Hurricane Harvey has affected 50 counties in the state of Texas. In comparison, Mississippi has 82 counties.
Those 50 counties represent a lot of need following a disastrous hurricane that continues dump rain on the area.
As Texas residents struggle to find food and shelter, neighbors in Carroll and Montgomery Counties have been quick to respond to the need. Several churches, schools., businesses and other organizations are responding by helping collect items most often needed in a crisis.
“A trip like this completely changes your views on missions,” said Rev. Travis Gray of First Baptist Church of Eupora
Gray was one of a group from First Baptist Church of Eupora who traveled to Nicaragua this summer to help an up-and-coming church. This summer marks the second year a team from FBC Eupora have traveled to Nicaragua. And as part of that commitment, the pastor of the partner church in Nicaragua is travelling to the United States this week and will be at FBC Eupora to speak and get to know church members who have done so much to help his congregation.
It began about three months ago when Sherrie Palmertree found a painted rock on the window ledge of Hobby Lobby in Olive Branch.
She had read about the rock painting craze in larger communities and was so excited to find her first painted rock.
“I screamed with excitement,” Palmertree said. “I scared my friend that was with me she thought something was wrong. She had not heard of this craze.”
When she returned home to Winona, Palmertree looked the page up that the rock belonged to and began reading. She decided this was something fun she wanted to do with her grandkids in Winona this summer.
Three months later, the Facebook group, 662 Rocks Winona has received 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments and photos of local people painting rocks, giving clues to where the rocks are hidden and photos of people finding rocks. Most found rocks are re-hidden within the community to keep the fun going. While some people may keep their found rocks as souvenirs, most are back in the community for someone new to find them. Continue reading