Church news


Concerts/Musicals

Unity Apostolic Church at Altheimer will host its Fresh Start Musical Benefit for Glenda Turner of Dewitt at 5 p.m. at the Dewitt Community Center at Dewitt City Park. Guests include Hazel Strain of Pine Bluff, Elder Johnny Sanders of Harvest Time Ministries at Dumas, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas and The Brown Sisters of Dumas.

The SEArkansas Community Mass Choir will host a musical benefit program for Rosie “Rose” Washington and Willita Dendy at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Special Events

Old Morning Star Baptist Church, 3116 Port Road, will hold its Watch Night fellowship with New Morning Star Baptist Church and Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 9 p.m. Saturday.The Rev. Charles Helloms will be the guest speaker.

Grace and Mercy Missionary Baptist Church, 817 W. Sixth Ave., will hold its Watch Night services at 9 p.m. Saturday. Participants will include Amos Chapel Baptist Church, ministers Donte Nicholson, Kirby Gulley and Robert Willis.

Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will hold its Watch Meeting service at 10 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, installation of officers will be at 11 a.m. and communion services will be a 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church at Rison will hold its New Year’s Eve program at 9 p.m. Saturday. Participating churches will be Zion Hill and Union Hill of Rison. The sermon will be by the Rev. Sammy Smith Jr., pastor of Union Hill.

New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 N. Lindell St., will hold its Watch Meeting service beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Participating churches include New Faith Missionary Baptist Church and Zion Family Church. Clarence Cartwright, evangelist and pastor of Zion Family, will deliver the sermon.

Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Grady will host a New Year’s Eve fellowship at 9 p.m. Saturday with Kindling Star, Pine Street and Jefferson Chapel churches. Rev. Ervin Batemon, pastor of Kindling Star, will deliver the message.

Prairie Lake Missionary Baptist Church, 2611 Indiana St., will hold its joint Watch Night services at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The speaker will be Rev. Darrell Martin pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer. Guests churches will include Mount Zion, First Baptist Church at Ladd and Victory Faith Church of God in Christ at Pine Bluff.

First Baptist Church at Dew Drop, 1701 N. Bryant St., will hold its Watch Meeting service at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 2507 Hill St., will host Watch Night services at 10 p.m. Saturday. The sermon will be by the Rev. Glenn Barnes Sr., pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Guest churches include Pine Hill and Newbirth Baptist Church.

Mulberry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Ohio St., will hold its Watch Meeting at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 W. 26th Ave., will hold its Watch Night service at 10 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon.

Watch Meeting fellowship in conjunction with Grace Temple and Smith Chapel Baptist churches will be at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 Oakwood Road. Hospitality will begin at 10 p.m.

Main Street Church of God in Christ, 2901 Main St., will hold its Watch Meeting at 10 p.m. Saturday. Sunday school will begin a 10 a.m. Sunday and worship service at 11:30 a.m.

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at Yorktown will host Westside and St. Harmony churches during the annual Year End Watch Meeting service at 10 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Rod Sowers will be the speaker.

True Vine “E” Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 W. Second Ave., will hold its annual Watch Meeting services at 9 p.m. Saturday. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Robert Thomas, pastor of Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Cornerstone will hold its Watch Night service at 10 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Willie Laws Sr. will be the speaker.

New St. Hurricane Baptist Church, 3319 Ohio St., will hold its watch night services at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Kingdom of God Ministries, 700 S. Grant St., will hold its New Year’s Eve service Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Union Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will hold its deacon’s ordination service for Y.Z. Bradley at 2 p.m. Sunday. The guest preacher will be the Rev. George Toney III, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Noble Lake.

New Beginnings Baptist Church, 8826 Old Warren Road, will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a service beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. Guests will include Joyful Spirit of El Dorado, Beau Smith of Jonesboro and Steve and Miranda Rowe of Sheridan.

St. Andrew AME Church, 701 Franklin St., will hold Watch Night services at 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church, 121 Martin St., will hold Watch Meeting service at 10 p.m. Saturday. The speaker will be Rev. Charlie Rogers Jr.

Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 425 S., will hold its installation of officers 2012 program at 2 p.m. Sunday. The guest preacher will be Rev. Sherman Rochelle Jr. of Sneed Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Ronald Cooper, an evangelist from Albuquerque, N.M., will be the guest speaker at Breath of Life Church, 1313 S. Pine St., at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church is temporarily holding services at noon Sundays at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 4807 W. Sixth Ave., while Solid Rock is being repaired.