The Willette congregation began its ministry in the Macon County Justice System in May of 2010. We conduct weekly Sunday afternoon classes with inmates, averaging 25 participants. The challenge of the work is two-fold. Not only are we trying to help these precious souls turn their lives around and avoid future prison time, but more importantly, to give themselves completely to God and live faithfully all the rest of their lives. We have succeeded in converting many souls to Christ, but we continue to educate them while they are incarcerated. The greatest task is to help them readjust to faithful daily living upon release. However, as prisoners are released, more continue to come into the system with damaged lives, outside of Christ. Our hope is to steadfastly be there for every one of them, knowing the great value God has put on their souls, as Jesus said Himself, "I was in prison and you came to me" (Matthew 25: 36).
We are the sponsoring congregation for Brother Thaddeus Duncan, who preaches for the Sandy Bay church of Christ. In cooperation with several congregations, Brother Rob directs a campaign every other year to strengthen the Saints from one of two congregations on the island. We take evangelists, construction workers, medical personal, Bible class teachers, and preachers to work during these campaigns.
Worship services are conducted on the third, fourth, and fifth Sunday afternoons of each month. We also have a birthday gathering on the third Wednesday afternoon of each month.
From November to March, Willette volunteers take meals to the elderly and infirmed every Monday.
HTH began with the idea of having churches of Christ throughout the world cooperating to seek and save the lost through direct mail. In the U.S., it has distributed over 2.5 million copies! Here at Willette, we send over 2,500 issues to homes in Macon, Jackson, and Smith counties. We then follow up on those newly recieving this publication with monthly visits via the New Movers Program. Read more about it at www.housetohouse.com
Hawesville church of Christ was established on February 6, 2000. We provide support for Brother George as he works for the growth of the church at Hawesville.
GBN is a worldwide Christian media network. It is directed by Brother Don Blackwell and is under the oversight of the Southaven church of Christ. Bible-based content covers a variety of topics, including lessons on the Bible, science, and morality. It is accessible via cable and satellite, the web, and phone apps. www.gbntv.org
We have a 5 minute radio segment that comes on every weekday around 12:15 pm on the local radio station 102.1 FM. Lessons are from Tim McHenry, Jack Honeycutt, or brother Hatton Allen.
Our 6 teams address five areas: sick, suffering, shut-ins, prospects, and new members. Our works are composed of personal visits, writing letters, cards, making phone calls, and providing food to those in need.
Our Benevolence building has clothes, food, furniture, and household items which are donated by Christian members of the community. The building is open each Tuesday morning from 8:30am - 12:30pm.
Operated under the oversight of the Forest Hill church of Christ. "It is the desire and intent of this school to send forth men who love the Lord into the fields of labor, and who will always be set for the defense and proclamation of the gospel of Christ." Since 1966, the have produced over 1,000 preachers. Brother B.J. Clarke serves as the director. We support three students and their families. www.msop.org