Church news


Anniversaries/Annuals

There is Hope Church of God in Christ, 1003 E. Second St., will hold a celebration to honor its assistant pastor and wife, Rev. Charlie Deshazer and Julia Deshazer, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Walter Jones, pastor of New Testament Church of God in Christ in Dumas, will be the guest speaker.

New St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Fir St., will host a 14th appreciation program to honor its pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs. James Barnes Jr., Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Melvin Harrison, pastor of St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church in Star City, will be the guest speaker.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Varner will celebrate the 20th choir anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Larry Alexander, pastor of St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, will be the guest speaker.

Bethlehem #2 Missionary Baptist Church in Star City will celebrate the ninth anniversary of its pastor and wife, Rev. Nathaniel Thornton and Angelia Thornton, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Harvest Time Ministries in Mitchellville will celebrate the 36th anniversary of its pastor and wife, Rev. Jasper Jackson and Frankie Jackson, starting Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with special guests including Dee Dee Jones, Seed of Righteous, Alice McGehee and the Gloryland Pastor’s Choir. The celebration will continue on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Willie Gordon, pastor of Greater First Baptist Church of Pickens, will be the guest speaker.

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St., will host the anniversary of the True Vessels starting Saturday at 6 p.m. with guests including the Hayes Singers, Men In Black, Witness and others. The celebration will continue Sunday at 6 p.m. with guests including the Spiritualettes, Marla and the Boys, Angels of Praise, Sonja Bennett & Power and others.

New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will hold its 109th church anniversary Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Gerald Parker Sr., pastor of Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Amos Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2401 Port Road, will hold its 134th church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert Scott, pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Grady, will be the guest speaker.

St. James United Methodist Church, 900 N. University Drive, will hold its 146th church anniversary on Sunday at 10 a.m. The superintendent, Chester Jones, will be the guest speaker. UAPB’s Vesper Choir and Pleasant View Ministry Church Praise Dancers will give special performances.

The New Cheeks Chapel AME Church in Sherrill will hold its 144th church anniversary on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Joseph Valliant Jr., pastor of Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Sherrill, will be the guest speaker.

St. Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 S. Catalpa St., will hold its 123rd church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. G.L. Sanders, pastor of McGehee Chapel Baptist Church in McGehee, will be the guest speaker.

Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rison will hold its 81st church anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Charles Atkins, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dumas, will be the guest speaker.

Happy Home Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson will hold its church anniversary and installation of its pastor, Rev. Jerome Rowland, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Brian Castle, pastor of Indiana St. Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Kingdom Builders Outreach Church of God in Christ, 3105 S. Apple St., will celebrate the eighth anniversary of its pastor and wife, Rev. David O. Jones and Wanda J. Jones, Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Patrick Lockett, pastor of New Community Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Greater Battle Chapel Baptist Church in Altheimer will hold a homecoming celebration on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Randall Lewis of Community of Faith Lutheran Ministries in Little Rock will be the guest speaker.

Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gethsemane will celebrate its annual musicians’ appreciation on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. James Murry, pastor of Gospel Temple Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Revivals

Mission Temple Church of God in Christ, 5700 W. Short Third Ave., will hold revival Nov. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. Elder Monta Monk from Mesquite, Texas, will be the guest speaker.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, U.S. 65 South, will begin its annual revival with Rev. Accie Reynolds, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ladd, as the guest speaker, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Earnest Girley of Flint, Mich., will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Special Events

First Baptist Dew Drop Church, 1701 N. Bryant St., will hold its Thanksgiving harvest program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Dave Williams, pastor of Reach Out and Touch Christian Church in Mablevale, will be the guest speaker.

The Victory Faith Church, 1517 S. Poplar St., will hold a Thanksgiving service Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Auburn Missionary Baptist Church in Gould will hold its annual family and friends day on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Archie Dolls, pastor of Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Star City, will be the guest speaker.

Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 3006 Kentucky St., will hold its appreciation for associate ministers Dwight Haynes and Fred Epperson on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Stanley Blair of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Moscow will be the guest speaker.

Faith in Action Ministries Church, 316 S. Poplar St., will hold a deacon ordination service for Calvin Lynn Harris on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Reginald Pace, pastor of Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness USA, will be the guest speaker.

Northside Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5603 W. Holsey St., is sponsoring community guest day on Saturday at 3 p.m. Dr. Martha Flowers will be the guest speaker. A meal will be served after the program.

Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Reeker St., will hold a community Thanksgiving service on Thursday at 9 a.m. Rev. Kirby Gulley, pastor of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, 224 N. Cypress St., will hold a city wide mission meeting on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 6300 U.S. 79 South, will hold its third annual mission program Sunday at 3 p.m. Hilda May of Kings Highway Baptist Church will be the guest speaker.

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Faith will hold its annual harvest program on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Joe Mason, pastor of First Baptist and Zion Hill churches in Rison, will be the guest speaker.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Altheimer will hold its annual harvest drive program Sunday at 11 a.m. Rev. Ernest Jones, associate pastor of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, will be the guest speaker.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Altheimer will present a church-centered play entitled “I Stand at the Door and Knock” Sunday at 6 p.m. at Martin/Altheimer Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets are $5. For ticket information contact: DeRea Dendy at 870-643-1452.

Canaan Christian Center, 7890 Middle Warren Road, will hold a special worship service on Sunday at 10 a.m. Sandi Burris, an evangelist, will be the guest speaker.

Concerts/Musicals

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave., will host its 2012 workshop choir concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Daryl E. Wilkerson of Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ in Little Rock will be the choir director.

Greater Ward Chapel AME Church, 3700 W. Sixth Ave., will hold its first annual harvest for the world fall musical on Sunday at 4 p.m. Guests will include soloists, choirs, praise dancers and mimes.

Southside Singing Center, 5400 W. 15th Ave., will hold a musical program hosted by Nu’Emag3 on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Guests will include New Beginning, Pure in Hearts, Barnes Sisters, Soul Revivors, Spirtualettes and more.

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas will host a musicians’ appreciation to honor Andre Spinks and Savion Spinks on Nov. 24 at 6 p.m.

New Hope Baptist Church in Altheimer will host a musical benefit program for Marvin Redmon and Elaine Davis on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event will be sponsored by the Southeast Arkansas Community Mass Choir.

Womens/Mens Day

Destiny Worship Center, 2900 W. Sixth Ave., will hold a women’s day program on Sunday at 11 a.m. LaWander A. Williams will be the guest speaker.

New Hope CME Church, 901 E. 21st Ave., will hold its annual women’s day celebration. A women’s day health brunch will be served Saturday at 10 a.m. and Helen Jones of New Hope will be the guest speaker. Sunday at 11 a.m., Barbara Deloney will be the guest speaker. At 3 p.m. Rev. Carla Perry Johnson, pastor of New Zion Metropolitan AME Zion Church in Monticello, will be the guest speaker.

New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Liddell St., will hold a men’s day program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Rickey Harris, pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Scott, will be the guest speaker.

Motley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 794 St. Raphael Road, will hold a men and women’s day program on Sunday at 3 p.m. Rev. Woodrow Jackson Sr., pastor of New United Missionary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.