New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will celebrate the 19th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Blair Sr. Minster’s night will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, with guest speaker, the Rev. Lee Whitiker, pastor of Solid Rock Church, along with his congregation. First lady Tina Blair will be honored at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, with guest speaker Constance Castle of Indiana Street Baptist Church. At 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, the keynote speaker will be the Rev. Leon Hicks of Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church of DeBerry, Texas, accompanied by his congregation.

Free Gift Baptist Church at Dumas will observe its 130th anniversary and homecoming Sunday, Dec. 3. Worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. with the pastor of Free Gift, the Rev. Tyrone Ford, speaking. At 2:30 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Ronald Neal, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at Winchester. New Bethel and Free Gift choirs will sing. Dinner will be served immediately following service. Everyone is invited.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will celebrate its 149th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth E. Jones Sr. of Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

God’s Way Fellowship Church, 1601 Commerce Road, will celebrate its ninth anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Timothy Pratt, pastor of Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


Family Time Baptist Church and Ministry, 501 Ohio St., will host the monthly union for the Pine Bluff Local at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Participants will include the Union Choir, Mighty True Lights, Spiritualettes and Men in Christ. Everyone is invited to attend.

New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will present a winter musical at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Guest musicians will be Clifton Blunt Sr., Tony Ramos and Hosea Thomas.

Gaines Street Missionary Baptist Church at Little Rock will host the Morton Production’s musical tribute honoring Lee Williams of the Spiritual Quee Cees at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Guests include the Rev. Glenn Barnes, the Barnes Brothers, and Soldiers for Christ of Pine Bluff and Bishop Kenneth Robinson and Chosen. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or vendor details, contact Dee Clay, 870-872-2361. For tickets, contact Fathers & Sons Clothier, 536-7848, or Kearney’s Cleaners, 536-9656.

St. James United Methodist Church, 900 N. University Drive, is the location for “An Evening of Christmas” sponsored by De Nes Productions at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. Mass choir rehearsals will be held at St. James at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 12, and noon Saturday, Dec. 16. Participants will include Dedric Jones & When Friends Meet At Christmas and the Smith Brothers. Details: Shayla Donahue at 870-718-7802 or 870-413-9154.

Special events

Holy Deliverance Abundant Life Ministries, 3109 S. Main St., announces its services are held Sundays starting at 10 a.m. with Sunday School and 11:30 a.m. worship; Mondays, Bible Study at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, worship at 7 p.m.

Eudora Missionary Baptist Church, 9405 Middle Warren Road, will host guest speaker, the Rev. Phillip Puckett of Thomas Chapel Baptist Church at Gould, at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec 3.

The Great I Am Temple Church at Monticello will host a prophetic word and worship service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The guest speaker will be Tom Spencer III, prophet and pastor of Prophetic Word Ministry of Greenville, Mississippi.

Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church on U.S. 425 will host its harvest drive at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The sermon will be by the Rev. R.P. Bifford, associate minister at Mt. Bayou Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer. Special music will be provided by Father and Son gospel singers and the Bright Star men’s choir.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer will hold an associate ministers’ appreciation program for the Revs. Carl E. Gardner and Erick Walden at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. The guest speaker will be the Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.