Special events

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 14th Avenue and Texas Street, will hold its installation of officers at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The Rev. Jimmy L. Fisher Sr. is the interim pastor.

Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church at Reed will host its installation of officers program for 2019 at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The special guest will be the Rev. Eddie Handley Sr., pastor of Bailey Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Reed, accompanied by his congregation.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will sponsor its installation of officers program at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The speaker will be New Hope’s pastor, the Rev. Stanley Blair.

Nu Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The pastor, the Rev. Sammie Smith Jr., will deliver the sermon.

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 South Indiana St., invites the community to its “Journey With The Messiah” Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. On Jan. 16, the topic will be “Behaving Like Jesus.”

The Villages of General Baptist Health Care Assisted Living Center, 7001 S. Hazel St., will host, “Remembering the King” praise celebration. The event will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, featuring Marie and the Girls and the Mt. Nebo Male Chorus. The Rev. Larry Battles, pastor of Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, will present excerpts from the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 600 E. 38th Ave., will host the first sermon of Trevonte “Tre” Jackson Shelton at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.


New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will host a benefit musical at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, for Paul Coleman and Latasha Williams. The Southeast Arkansas Community Mass Choir is the sponsor.

Men’s/Women’s programs

Stewart Memorial CME Church, 911 S. Maple St., will celebrate its annual men’s and women’s day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Christopher A. Briggs Sr., pastor of New Birth Baptist Church. Bessie Lancelin of First Missionary Baptist Church will direct the choir. The guest musician will be Shirley Smith of New St. Hurricane Baptist Church and the guest percussionist will be Falona Jackson Rice of First Missionary Baptist Church.

Mt. Bayou Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer will host its annual men’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Kendall Summons, pastor of Greater Paradise New Covenant Church at Little Rock. Participants will also include the Rev. Travis White Sr. of Mt. Bayou church.


First Baptist Church Dew Drop, 1701 N. Bryant St., will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its pastor and wife, T.L. Breamsey and Jackie Breamsey, beginning with a banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. The banquet will be held at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St., with words of encouragement by Willie Edwards Jr., pastor of International House of Praise. First Baptist Dew Drop will continue the celebration Sunday, Jan. 27. At 11 a.m., the guest speaker will be Carl Desmuke of Kingdom of God Spiritual Revelations of Georgetown, Texas. At 3 p.m. the featured speaker will be Carl Ratliff, bishop of Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ at Little Rock.