Anniversaries


Rankin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Gould will host the sixth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Jimmy Polk, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Adkins, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas.


Concerts/Musicals


The Pine Bluff Women’s Community Choir is preparing for its Songs of Praise 62 Concert. Rehearsals will be held 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 W. 26th Ave., and July 21 and 28 at Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 W. Reeker Ave. Interested Christian women, musicians, and current community choir members are invited to attend. Details: Cubie Davis, 536-3306 or Gloria Pickett, 541-0603.


Pleasant View Ministries, 1117 N. Palm St., will host a musical workshop. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, the speaker will be Keith Savage. At 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 13-14, the choir concert rehearsals will feature Savage and Keenon Coleman. Saturday, July 15, brunch will be held for all participants. At 5 p..m. Sunday, July 16, the choir concert will be held.


True Vine “E” Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 W. Second Ave., will sponsor the 11th inspirational choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. George H. Toney, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow and Sixteen Section Missionary Baptist Church at Monticello.


Men’s Day


St. Andrew AME Church, 701 Franklin St., will celebrate the annual men’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest preacher will be Bishop Michael Leon Mitchell, presiding prelate of the 12th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (comprised of Arkansas and Oklahoma). The choir will be directed by Brandon Compton.


New Home Missionary Baptist Church, 3000 S. Orange St., will present its annual men’s and women’s day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Darrell Martin, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer.


Greater Battle Chapel Baptist Church at Altheimer will celebrate men’s day services at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Darren Edgerson Sr. of St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Special events


Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Grady will host the installation celebration of its pastor, the Rev. Marshawn C. Wilbourn Sr., Sunday, July 9. At 11 a.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. William Quiney IV of Killeen, Texas. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. J.L. Morton, pastor of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas.


New Town Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff announces the ordination services for its pastor-elect Xavier Diamond will be 7 p.m. Friday, July 14. Services will be held at St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church at Dumas.


Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St., will observe its annual mission program at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will the Rev. Charlene N. Boone, pastor of Greater Ward Chapel AME Church.


Daniel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will present its family and friends day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will the Rev. Jessie Jackson Jr., pastor of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Meroney.


Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 W Reeker Ave., will host the Multi-District Congress of Christian Education. At 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, the Rev. Larry C. Battles will speak. The Rev. Kirby Gulley will give the dean’s address at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. George Barnes Sr. will give the president’s address at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult classes are from 3-5 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Youth sessions are 9 a.m. to noon daily and the youth rally will be 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. James Mackey, president of the Regular Arkansas Baptist State Convention, will deliver the commencement address at 8 p.m. Thursday. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.


Almeta Missionary Baptist Church at Reedville will present its annual usher day service at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest minister will be the Rev. Robert Willis of Amos Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


Nu Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will sponsor deacons’ day at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 9. The speaker will be the pastor, the Rev. Sammie Smith Jr.


Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2121 W. 26th Ave., will sponsor its ushers’ workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8. The Rev. Michael Stevens will be the facilitator and the instructors are certified by the National United Church Ushers Association of America. At 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9, the ushers’ annual will feature the guest speaker, the Rev. Cordell Fields, pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at Metcalf, Mississippi.


Main Street Church of God in Christ, 2901 Main St., will present Sunday Night Fire at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Glenn Barnes, pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church.


Vacation Bible School


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14. Refreshments will be provided from 5:30-6 p.m. Students from ages 2-18 are invited to attend.


Timothy Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1304 S. Apple St., has postponed Vacation Bible School scheduled for July 10-13.


Youth


Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave., will hold its annual youth revival with the following ministers at 7 p.m. on these dates: Wednesday, the Rev. Eric Walden of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer; Thursday, the Rev. Stefan Liddell of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church; and Friday, the Rev. Michael McIntosh of Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church.