Concerts


Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St., will be the site for a music and praise service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. Featured singers will be Men In Christ, Mighty Gospelettes and the Spiritualettes.


Men’s/women’s day


Stewart Memorial CME Church, 911 S. Maple St., will host its annual men’s and women’s day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Roderick Smith, pastor of Centennial Baptist Church at Kensett. Bessie Lancelin of First Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest choir director. Guest musicians are Shirley Smith of St. Hurricane Baptist Church and Falona Jackson of First Missionary Baptist Church.


Special events


Greater Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave., will host the first sermon of the Rev. O.C. Remley at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.


Eudora Missionary Baptist Church, 9405 Middle Warren Road, will host guest speaker Roy Mayo, assistant minister of Kingdom International Ministries at West Memphis. Service will be held at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.


Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will hold its annual business meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The deacons and pastor will meet at 9:30 a.m.


Old St. James Baptist Church, 1305 W. 16th Ave., invites the community to its annual Souper Bowl Meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. The event is free, sponsored by OSJ’s Fellowship Hall Ministry. “Come out. Eat, drink and be merry as we fellowship with each other in the name of Jesus,” a spokesman said.


Nu Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will now hold its Sunday School from 10:25-10:55 a.m. and worship from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sundays.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will hold the Deacon’s Crowning Services for Bobby Courtney at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. The guest speaker will be the Rev. James Murry, pastor of Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church.


Holy Deliverance Abundant Life Ministries of Little Rock and Pine Bluff will host the Invading Cities for Christ conference at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 19-21, at the North Little Rock Community Center, where the congregation meets in the area. Participants include the pastor, Louise Lyas.


St. John AME Church, 1117 W. Pullen Ave., has expanded its “Soul Food Feeding Program” to now include free breakfast and lunch. Lunch on Saturdays will begin at 11 a.m. Breakfast on Sundays begin at 8:30 a.m. Details: Pastor, Rev. Cecil Williams Jr.


The National Trusted Partners for Christ Inc. and President Henry Lyons will present the annual winter board meeting at Pine Bluff Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 5-7. First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will host meetings, including a prayer breakfast which will cost $15 each. New Home Missionary Baptist Church, 3000 Orange St., will host the Great Faith Banquet which will cost $25 each. Details: The Rev. George Barnes Sr., 870-540-6650.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will host Pine Bluff’s Justice Sunday Exclusive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Program at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. The keynote speaker will be Fitzgerald Hill, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist College Foundation and The Scott Ford Center for Leadership and Community Development. Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. is presenting the program in conjunction with the 34th annual Original Kingfest, which honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Hilton Garden Inn at Little Rock will be the site for the Justice Sunday Inaugural MLK Holiday Exclusive Gala to be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, according to a news release from Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. Pine Bluff ministers will be recognized for their spiritual leadership and service. They are the pastor, DeWitt Hill Jr. of First Trinity Church of God in Christ; the Rev. Lacy K. Solomon, retired pastor of Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church; and the Rev. Walter C. May Sr., pastor of Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. C. Dennis Edwards, president of the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas Inc., will deliver the keynote message.


Arkansas State Capitol at Little Rock will be the site where Gov. Asa Hutchinson will serve as keynote speaker Monday, Jan. 15, the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, according to a press release from Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc., sponsor of the 34th annual Original Kingfest. He will be joined by Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor at Cross Church in Rogers and president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, USA.