It seems today races of people are more divided than ever. But is that a façade? Do some instances of racism mean racism exists in every heart? I believe racism is bigger than a problem between people – it’s a spiritual issue at the core.
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Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will celebrate the second pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Roosevelt Simmons Jr. starting with a luncheon for Shannon Simmons at noon Saturday, July 16, at the Promenade at Chenal at Little Rock. Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m., services will feature guest speaker Brodes Perry of St. Mark Baptist Church at Little Rock. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Terry Brown, pastor of adult ministries at North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship.
The Spiritualettes of Pine Bluff are celebrating their 46th anniversary of spreading the gospel through song. The members, being honored this weekend, are Debra Kentle Canagan, Debra Jones, Mary Burell, Annie Ellison, Donna Williams-Huskey and Tracie Markham Randle.
Mentoring is a very important aspect of discipleship. Without the mentorship process, disciples are never made. It’s important that the church doesn’t forget this fundamental biblical principle to go and make disciples.
The Rev. Glenn Barnes Sr. of Pine Bluff recently received the 2016 Pastor of Excellence award from the Rhythm of Gospel Award Show.
“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it…” (Hebrews 4:1-10).
Several groups of people from Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas will attend the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ convention Friday through Sunday, July 8-10, at the Statehouse Convention Center at Little Rock, a spokesman said.