Church News February 16, 2013


Anniversaries/Annuals

First Trinity Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Catalpa St., will hold its 45th annual homecoming celebration Thursday through Sunday. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Pastor Darren Edgerson of St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church will present the African American Salute. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pastor Henry Hellums of Truth and Love Worship Center will present the salute (please wear colors representative of your sorority or fraternity). Saturday is Family Night, and the salute will be presented at 6:30 p.m. by the First Trinity and Greater Trinity Choirs. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the worship service will have guest speaker Mary Woodall-Harris of Little Rock. At 3 p.m. Sunday, the guest speaker will be Gary Bell, pastor of First Assembly of God Pentecostal Church. The one-act play, “The Chip Woman’s Fortune,” by Willis Richardson, directed by Linda London Simmons, will be presented at 7 p.m. nightly from Thursday through Saturday.

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Ladd will hold a 28th Appreciation Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday in honor of Rev. Charles Helloms Jr. and wife, Freddie Helloms. The Rev. Clark Thomas, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Sherrill, will be the speaker.

Barnett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 N. Birch St., will hold an annual mission program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Theodis Edwards, pastor of The Church of the Living God Missionary Baptist Church in White Hall, will be the speaker.

Living Word Baptist Church, 5617 Sulphur Springs Road, will celebrate its first anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Accie Reynolds of First Baptist Church in Ladd will be the speaker.

Special Events

Allen Temple AME Church, 1123 Virginia St., will celebrate Founder’s Day and Black History Month on Sunday. The celebration will begin with Church School at 9:30 a.m. Worship will start at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Randolph W. Martin officiation and Karlos Noble delivering the message. Allen Temple AME Mass Choir and the Sons of Allen will provide the music.

Saint Andrew AME Church, 701 Franklin St., will hold its annual Black History celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to wear their African attire or symbolic colors: black, red and green.

Unity Temple Church of God in Christ, 4401 W. Sixth Ave., will feature Gail Stith, District Evangelist and member of First Trinity Church of God in Christ, as the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday.

City Wide Mission will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road.

Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church, 121 Martin St., will present A Sword of Truth Production at 11 a.m. Sunday. Jihad Muhammad, local representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan/Nation of Islam, will be the guest speaker.

A “Go Red for Women/Wear Red” event will be held Sunday after the 10:45 a.m. service at Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 812 East Harding Ave. Attendees are encouraged to wear red for the event. A picture will be taken and sent to the American Heart Association in Washington, D.C., for publication.

Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker Ave., will hold a college fair at 1 p.m. Sunday. There will be presenters at the fair to give general information on available scholarships, admission requirements and financial aid. The event is free and open to all interested students.

Belmont Missionary Baptist Church in Moscow will hold its annual Black History celebration at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Walter Witherspoon, pastor of True Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, will be the speaker.

Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Grady will hold a Black History service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Hosea Cohen of Owen Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas will be the speaker. Musical guests will be the “Christian Women of the Gospel.” A spiritual monologue will be given by Jo Linda Smith.

Main Street Church of God in Christ, 2901 Main St., will hold a Black History commemoration celebration at 7 p.m. Sunday. Alphia Wilkerson of Faith Temple Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Little Rock will be the speaker.

Happy Home Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson will hold a Black History program at 11 a.m. Sunday

New Cheek Chapel AME Church in Sherrill will hold a Black History/Founders Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eddie Harris, pastor of Ward Chapel AME Church, will be the speaker.

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave., will observe its annual Black History program a 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. E.L. Richardson of New Salem Baptist Church will be the speaker.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Altheimer will hold a Black History program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, will be the speaker.

Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, 1200 W. Eighth Ave., will hold a Black History program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The theme this year is “A Selective History of African American Life,” using a timeline of museum features: Coming to America, American Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction, Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, World War II, Civil Rights, and President Barack Obama Years.

Canaan Christian Center, 7890 Middle Warren Road, will hold a Black History program at 10 a.m. Sunday. Jimmy Cunningham Jr., co-author of “African Americans of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County,” will be the speaker.

Mt. Sinai Church, 2221 S. Olive St., will hold worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday featuring the Rev. Vincent Edwards, associate minister of First Baptist Church of Dew Drop, as the guest speaker.

First Baptist Missionary Church in Gould will hold a Black History program at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Alfred Carroll of Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff will be the speaker.

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Bois D’arc, will hold its annual Deacons on Fire program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speakers are Deacons Jimmy Handley, Robert Iverson, Levoim Harris, Hilton Manuel and Sam Gibson. The group Ephesians will present the music.

Northside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5603 Holsey St., will hold a Black History program at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Marion A. Humphrey, pastor of Allison Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, will be the speaker.

Old Morning Star Baptist Church, 3116 Port Road, will hold a Black History program 11 a.m. Sunday. Earl Buckingham will be the speaker.

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 600 E. 38th Ave., will celebrate Black History month at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Robert Adams Jr., of Bethlehem Church of Christ Holiness in Hamburg, will be the speaker.

Amos Chapel, 2401 Port Road, will hold a Black History program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. George Waters Jr., pastor of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will be the speaker.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1520 Dakota Road in Grady, will pay tribute to the contributions of African Americans at 11 a.m. Sunday.

New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 N. Lindell St., will hold a celebration of heritage 11 a.m. Sunday. LaTina Myers will be the speaker.

Concerts/Musicals

Immanuel Baptist Church, 1801 W. 17th Ave., will host a concert performed by The Kinsmen at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Kinsmen include lead singer Mark Little, baritone Gary Newton and tenor Bill Hankins.

Mt. Pleasant AME Church, 1201 North Magnolia St., will celebrate its second annual musical extravaganza at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 65 South, will hold a Black History musical at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Melvin Ely, associate minister of Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest master of ceremony. Other guests will include: The Webb Sisters, Highland Inspirational Choir, New Hope Inspirational Choir, The Gatewood Brothers, Travis Jackson and the Boys.

God’s Love and Care Ministry, 1412 Poplar St., will hold a spiritual singing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.The groups to perform will be Pure Purple, Spiritualette and others.

Southside Singing Union, 5400 W. 15th, will hold a musical at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Mighty Gospelettes will be the hosts. Other groups will include the Sensational Soul Revivals, The White Family, Christland, Shinning Stars, Gloriettes and many others.

New Covenant Church, 1711 West 13th, will hold a musical at 6 p.m. Sunday to honor Kindling Star Missionary Baptist Church, Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rose Marshall and Josephine Edgerson. Groups appearing will include: Pure-N-Heart, New Beginning, John 3:7 and many more.

Victory Faith Church, 1517 S. Poplar, will host its annual Praise Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Sunday. Praise dancers and praise teams will perform. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Ministry, the event is free and open to the public. For more information call: 870-850-6998.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Altheimer will hold a musical benefit program for Rev. Henry Daniel and Broma Steward at 7 p.m. Saturday. This event is sponsored by the Southeast Arkansas Community Mass Choir.

Revivals

New Community Church, 321 North Birch St., will hold revival Sunday through Tuesday at 7 p.m. nightly. On Sunday and Monday, the speaker will be Pastor Brian Baker of Victory Praise & Worship Church in Jacksonville. On Tuesday, the speaker will be the Rev. Derrick Herron, of Abundance Grace Church in England.

Womens/Mens Day

Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Apple St., will observe its annual men’s day program 3 p.m. Sunday. Lester Gaston of Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Dumas, will be the speaker. For more information contact: Melvin Clayton at 870-543-9805 or Robert Terry at 870-883-1676.

Youth

Bethel New Bethel, 2522 North Pryce, will hold a Denim & Red Youth Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday. All youth are asked to wear red tops and denim bottoms. The Rev. Quentin Thomas,will bring the inspiration address. The Rev. Earl M. Graham II, associate minister of Longley Baptist Church in Little Rock, will be the guest minister.