COMMUNITY OUTREACH — But God Ministries’ dental clinic leaves residents smiling

By Griffin Ray     Since 2016, But God Ministries has had a strong influence in Jonestown, Mississippi, as well as in various parts of Haiti. Their work in the Mississippi Delta has...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — For 70 years, St. Dominic’s Auxiliary supports patients, hospital

Submitted by ST. DOMINIC'S          The St. Dominic’s Auxiliary has existed almost as long as the hospital has been operating — for 70 years. It offers services to the hospital and its...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Roller skating to redemption: Skating rink serves as ‘City Lights’ for Christ

By COURTNEY INGLE          When you walk into this skating rink, you see the large wooden floor, worn from years of skaters of all ages and skill levels. There’s a disco ball, arcade...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Barbering for Jesus

By COURTNEY INGLE          It’s no secret that the Lord gives talents that can be used to reach people for His kingdom. That’s exactly what Dallas Barbee at Surrendered Studios in Biloxi...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Sinners welcome at men’s prayer gathering

By KATIE EUBANKS          Every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., 20 or 30 men from across the metro area meet at Mama Hamil’s in Madison. Some are ex-cons, some are pastors, some are regular...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — McCoy House growing and ‘rocking’ for recovery

By CHRIS BATES          Nine years ago, MCL published a story on The McCoy House in Jackson. At the time, it was a relatively new program, founded in 2008 as a sanctuary for women to heal...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Finding hope in the capital city

By SAMEUL BOLEN          Have you ever wondered if it is truly possible to make a difference in Jackson’s under-resourced communities?  What if Hope was more than a cliché but a reality?...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

 By KATIE EUBANKS, ERIN KATE GOODE, LAURA KNIGHT, AND JANET THOMAS          The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — The Garden Club of Jackson’s Spring Garden Tour

By OUIDA DRINKWATER and SUSAN SHANDS JONES            The Garden Club of Jackson’s 12th biennial garden tour, happening April 6-7, provides the perfect trifecta for getting outside...

COMMUNITY OUTREACH — Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz

By ANNA CLAIRE O’CAIN          Mississippi Coats 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization located in Batesville. Founder Linda Keys and her team are passionate about providing Mississippi...

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