New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will present its 135th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. The sermon will be by the Rev. Kenneth E. Jones Sr., pastor of Watkin Chapel Baptist Church, accompanied by his congregation.

Black History

Macedonia Baptist Church at Tarry will host its Black History program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Merle Bush will present a Black History tribute and the featured speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Goins, pastor of First Baptist Church on U.S. 425.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at Varner will present its Black History service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Alvin Newburn, pastor of Polk Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Yorktown. Everyone is invited to attend the program and an ethnic feast following the service.


Family Time Baptist Church and Ministries, 501 Ohio St., will host the monthly union at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. Singing groups will include the Spiritualettes, Men in Christ, Union Choir and the Mighty True Lights.

Traveler’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Grady will host a gospel musical at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 2121 Havis St., will host rehearsals at 7 p.m. Feb. 6-9, for the Black History Month Bridging the Gap Concert. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Temple of Restoration Church of God in Christ at Little Rock. All singers are invited to participate. The concert will feature Dedric Jones and other local artists. Admission is free.

Special events

Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will hold its installation of the 2017 officers during worship services at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5.

Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St., and the Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women will celebrate “Go Red For Women” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Bethany Chapel with the pastor, the Rev. Renice L. Davis, speaking. “Go Red For Women” is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women, according to a spokesman.

Amos Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 2401 Port Road, will hold its installation of officers program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. The guest speaker will be the Rev. R.P. Bifford.

Timothy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1304 S. Apple St., will present a love program and youth auxiliary meeting at noon Saturday, Feb. 11. The guest speaker will be Rena Chidester, a missionary at East End Church of God in Christ. The program is sponsored by Timothy Chapel’s missionary society and youth department.

First Missionary Baptist Church in the Ladd community invites the community to its annual Valentine’s Banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the fellowship hall of Living Word Baptist Church, 5617 Sulphur Springs Road at Pine Bluff. Tickets are $30 each or $60 per couple. The event will include dinner and entertainment. Details: 870-794-7284, 692-6457 or 850-0644.

New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host the Rev. Warren “Greg” Smith, associate minister of Destiny Worship Center at Pine Bluff, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5.

Bethany Chapel Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St., will host the Arkansas Convention of the National Trusted Partners for Christ Inc. At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, the guest preacher will be the Rev. Anthony Craig Sr., vice president of NTPC Arkansas and pastor of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Tuesday, Feb. 7, events will include the prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Boyd, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, as the guest speaker, and the general session at 9:30 a.m. The Great Faith Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Chapel’s fellowship hall featuring keynote speaker, NTPC National President Henry J. Lyons of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Tampa, Florida. Wednesday, Feb. 8, the general session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the closing session at 7 p.m. with the guest speaker, the Rev. Arthur Hughes of First Baptist Church at Humphrey and Greater First Baptist Church at Helena/West Helena. The Rev. George Barnes Sr. is state president of NTPC.