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Sacred Heart Seafood Jamboree This Weekend

Sacred Heart Seafood Jamboree!  It’s back…set for Sept. 25 & 26.  The Seafood Jamboree is from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. and continues on Sun. from 12 Noon – 4 p.m. at the parking lot next to Sacred Heart Elementary School at the corner of Southern Ave. and Walnut St.  The two-day event kicks off Sat. Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m. with a 5-K run (registration 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.) at Jackson Station on Longleaf Trace. Menu features gumbo and shrimp, catfish and oyster plates along with other dishes that include jambalaya, hamburgers & hotdogs.


Forrest General Chaplains Host Monthly Clergy Prayer Breakfast

HATTIESBURG- Forrest General’s Pastoral Services staff will host their monthly clergy prayer breakfast on Thursday, September 16 at the hospital from 7:45 until 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast for all officially registered members of the local clergy will be complimentary, courtesy of Forrest General. All members of the clergy should present their yellow clergy registration card to receive their breakfast. If you are a member of the clergy and do not have a card, please see the Information Hostess at the hospital front desk prior to breakfast to register.

This month, Vascular Surgeon Lewis E. Hatten, M.D. will talk with attendees about issues facing people with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). At the conclusion of each meeting, attendees will form small groups for prayer. The hospital’s Pastoral Services staff hopes that these meetings will assist area clergy in meeting the spiritual needs of congregations and the community.

All clergy members are asked to call or email to RSVP for the breakfast by contacting Brian Williamson, coordinator of Forrest General’s Pastoral Services, at 601-288-4227 or

CrossPointe Church Hosting Cheri Holcomb for "Disciple Life"

CrossPointe Church Laurel, MS

LAUREL – CrossPointe Church in Laurel will be hosting author and founder of In The Cross-Ties Discipleship Ministries, Cheri Holcomb for a conference and special presentation of, “The Disciple Life”.   The two-day event will be held on Friday, September 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Baptist Bible and Bookhouse will also be hosting a book signing of Cheri Holcomb’s book, “God Sent Me Tulips” on Friday September 17 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Holcomb will be delving into the difference between biblical disciple making, which is mandated by Jesus and discipleship.

“Disciple making is 2 Timothy 2:2 in full force! It’s hands on ‘life on life’ building and sculpting the life of a Christ follower into a world-visionary. Disciple-Making is an incarnate, transformation, verses the issue of discipleship, which is educational and not necessarily transformational,” explained Holcomb.

The cost of the conference is $10 which includes refreshments.  Tickets can be purchased at Baptist Bible and Bookhouse in Laurel and at CrossPointe Church in Laurel.    Information about the conference can be found on the CrossPointe webpage, or by calling 601-520-6939.

Holcomb is a multi-generational disciple maker; a dynamic conference speaker; a radio personality for WTNE 97.7 Grace Broadcasting network and the author of “God Sent Me Tulips.” Her Ministry is committed to building the lives of generational multipliers through teaching and training in the biblical principles of Disciple-Making according to 2 Timothy 2:2. She has led conferences all over the United States reaching the international regions of Africa, El Salvador and Mexico and shares with an infectious passion the transforming power of God in the life of ordinary people through a Great Commission lifestyle of disciple making. Cheri and her husband, Lee, are residents of Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Submitted by Teresa Martin