Anniversaries


New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will present the 15th anniversary celebration honoring the apostle and wife, Patrick and Janice Lockett, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The featured speaker will be the Rev. R.D. Howard Sr., campus pastor of Family Time Baptist Church and Ministry.


Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church of Reed will observe its 118th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The Rev. George Waters Jr., pastor of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff, and his congregation will be special guests.


New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host the first anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Xavier Diamond, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Larry Alexander, pastor of St. Peter’s Rock Baptist Church at Dumas.


Almeta Missionary Baptist Church at Reedville will commemorate its 130th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Glenn Barnes, pastor of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff, accompanied by Pine Hill ushers will be in charge of the floor. Dinner will be served after service.


First Baptist Church of Rison will host the fifth anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. Terry Reams Sr. and Ericka Reams, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charles Boyd, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff. Refreshments will be served.


Liberty Faith Church will celebrate the 12th appreciation celebration of the bishop, Leon Warren, and pastor, Gloria Warren, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Service will be held at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St., and the guest speaker will be Kenneth Robinson, bishop of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Little Rock.


Mulberry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 719 Ohio St., will celebrate the 12th anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Anthony L. Walker Sr., at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Arthur Bealer of New King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas.


Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. Joseph Valliant Jr. and Gwendolyn Valliant, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Clark Thomas, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill.


Mt. Pleasant AME Church, 1201 N. Magnolia St., will celebrate the ninth anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. R.W. and Linda F. Alexander, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Darryl Howell of Moody Chapel AME Church at Little Rock.


Canaan Christian Center, 7890 Middle Warren Road, will honor their apostle, Craig Banks, and pastor, Sheryl Banks, on their 16th pastoral anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.


Concerts


First Baptist Church at Sweet Home will host the first night of the September Praize Fest by Mario and Sherita Clifton, Soldiers 4 Christ gospel artists. Services begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, with guests including The Qualls Kids, Anointed Praz’, G3 and First Baptist Jr. and Sr. Angels. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, the fest will be held at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St., at Pine Bluff. Guests will include The Spiritualettes, The Webb Sisters, Men in Christ, Soul Revivals, Mighty Gospelettes, Nu Image, Heavenly Hearts and Totally Committed.


Greater Battle Chapel Baptist Church at Altheimer will host the Southeast Arkansas Community Mass Choir’s musical benefit for Queen Britten and Dorothy Whitmore. Service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will host rehearsals for the Pine Bluff Women’s Community Choir at 7 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28. The choir is preparing for its Songs of Praise 67 Concert. Christian women, regardless of race, are invited to participate. Details: Cubie Davis, 536-3306, or Gloria Pickett, 541-0603.


Pleasant View Ministries, 1117 N. Palm St., will host a rehearsal for the Arkansas Gospel Music Heritage Month Grand Finale Choir at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. At 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, rehearsal will be held at New Hope Baptist Church at North Little Rock. Singers across the state are invited to participate. The grand finale will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at First Baptist Church, 811 S. A. Jones Drive, at North Little Rock. The formal, awards style gala will acknowledge the contributions of Arkansas natives. Details: 870-413-9154, 870-718-7802, or arkansasgospelmusic@hotmail.com or https://www.arkansasgospelmusic.com/.


Men’s/women’s services


New Hope AME Church at Sherrill will host its annual men’s and women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The featured speaker will be Laverne Graham of New Hope CME Church at Pine Bluff. The guest choir director will be Shelia Bobo of Christ Temple Church at Pine Bluff.


Victory Faith Church, 1517 S. Poplar St., will present its men’s and women’s day at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The first lady, Timberly Mixon of Victory Faith, will serve as the speaker.


New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1317 Texas St., will observe its women’s day program Sunday, Sept. 9. At 11 a.m., the guest speaker will be Ayesha Foote of Maumelle. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be Deborah Green of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, 5810 W. Malcomb St., will present its men’s and women’s day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Robert Key, pastor at Mulberry Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer. Southeast Arkansas Male Chorus and Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church Choir will sing.


Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 909 Wisconsin St., will host the second annual pastor’s and minister’s wives conference, From One Sister to Another, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Admission is free. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The speaker will be Cleo Cooper, first lady of Mt. Gale Missionary Baptist Church at Conway.


Revivals


Barnett Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 N. Birch St., will conduct revival at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 11-13. The guest evangelist will be the Rev. Brian Castle, pastor of Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church.


Special events


Daniel Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will host its ushers’ program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The guest minister will be the Rev. Johnny L. Williams of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church at Grady.


Old Morning Star Baptist Church, 3116 Port Road, is having its annual family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The speaker will be Old Morning Star’s pastor, the Rev. Jerry Hayes.


Kingdom of God Ministries, 700 S. Grant St., will present the Faith and Family Conference 2018 at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13-14, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Prayer leaders are the Rev. Renice Davis, pastor of Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and Gary Bell, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, both of Pine Bluff. The hosts are the pastor and wife, the Rev. and Mrs. A.L. Robertson of Kingdom of God.