Anniversaries


Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas will celebrate its 128th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest minister will be the Rev. Huston White, pastor of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church at Conway.


Mount Olive AME Church at Tarry will celebrate its 156th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The Rev J.Y. Williams, pastor of St John Missionary Baptist Church of Altheimer, will be the guest speaker.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will celebrate the 18th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles S. Boyd Sr. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, exhortations will feature the Revs. Forrest Cooper, R.D. Howard Sr. and Omar Davis. At noon Saturday, June 22, the first lady, Elfreda Boyd, will be honored and presenters will be Carla Martin and Gracie McCoy Jackson. At 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23, the guest speaker will be the Rev. Lloyd Holcomb Jr. of Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church. At 3 p.m., the featured speaker will be the Rev. Clark Thomas, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.


Mulberry Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will commemorate the first anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Robert Key, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Melvin Harrison, Pastor of St. Ollie Missionary Baptist Church at Star City.


Motley Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 794 St. Raphael Road, will commemorate the 23rd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Wiley and Angenette Shelton at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Freddie Heard, pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Grady, accompanied by his congregation.


Concerts/Musicals


New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will sponsor the musical benefit program for Christa Daniels and Yolinda Ingram at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22. The Southeast Arkansas Community Choir is the sponsor.


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will celebrate the annual choir anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Deshun Coates, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church of Little Rock, accompanied by his congregation.


Antioch Baptist Church at Sherrill will host the monthly worship service of the Pastoria Singing Union at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23.


Men’s/women’s programs


Wade Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Star City will host its women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. Guest speakers will be evangelists Sherry Dailey and Flo Rambert.


Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., will observe men’s day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Accie L. Reynolds, pastor of First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church at Ladd.


New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1026 Missouri St., will host its annual men’s day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest preacher will be the Rev. George Waters Jr., pastor of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The Southeast Arkansas Male Chorus will sing.


St. Andrew AME Church, 701 Franklin St., will celebrate its Annual Men’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Reginal W. Alexander Sr., pastor of Mt. Pleasant AME Church.


Union Hill Church at Rison will host the annual women’s day of the Big Creek and Reedville District at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The speaker will be the Rev. Arthur Bealer of New King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church. The district women’s choir will sing.


New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 500 Bois D’Arc St., will host annual women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest speaker will be Gwendolyn Rogers, first lady of Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church.


Special events


Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave., will present its 2018-2019 school year awards and conduct its 2019 graduation celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Travis Harden, will be the speaker.


New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will host its 12 Tribe program at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The speaker will be Corentha Allmond, a minister at New Community .


Bethel New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 2522 N. Pryce St., will host pre-anniversary services for its first family at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Words of Exhortation will be by the Rev. Omar Davis, pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church at Sherrill. Guest musical groups include the Crutcher Family, Dotson Family and the Rodgers Brothers, all of Little Rock.


Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 6300 U.S. 79 South, will host its annual ushers’ program at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The featured speaker will be the Rev. LaVara Henry, pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church.


Women of Faith will sponsor a trip to Branson, Mo., to see the theater production, Samson, at the Sight and Sound Theater, according to a news release. The bus will depart the morning of Friday, July 12, and return the evening of Saturday, July 13. The cost of the trip includes admission to the production, transportation and hotel. Details: 870-692-2194, 870-329-0877 or 870-692-3298.


Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St., will host an informational seminar on “Fasting in the Spirit” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, in the fellowship hall. The Rev. Alfred Carroll Sr., an associate minister at the church, is the speaker and organizer. Topics will include Why You Should Fast, Biblical Accounts of Fasting and Tips on How to Fast. Materials and lunch will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 9:40 a.m. Saturday or by calling 870-692-9039.


Vacation Bible School


Greater Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3700 W. 13th Ave., will hold its Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 24-27. The event will include teaching, fellowship and activities.


Greater Ward Chapel AME Church, 3700 W. Sixth Ave., will conduct its Vacation Bible School from 6-7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24-28.


Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 812 E. Harding Ave., will host the Vacation Bible School of the Consolidated St. Marion Baptist District Association. Classes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24-28. Refreshments will be provided. For transportation, contact the Rev. Aaron Johnson, 870-489-2173, or Nancy Holland, 870-939-8500. Also, there will be a fun day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, for youth and adults.


Seven Star Missionary Baptist Church of Reed will sponsor Vacation Bible School from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24-28. The event will include Bible classes, games, physical activities and snacks.


Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 Indiana St., will host its Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, June 23-27. Classes will be held for ages 4 years old to adults.


Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1100 Oakwood Road, will sponsor Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 24-27.


Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St. will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 26-28. A light snack will be served. For transportation, call the church at 870-535-3388 or 550-6045.


Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Reeker St., will host its Vacation Bible School at 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, June 24-29, for all ages. For transportation, call 870-329-7957.


New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, 3319 Ohio St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, June 23-27.


Youth


New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will hold a youth fun day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. The event is free and open to the public. Activities will include games, 4 wheeler rides, horse back riding and refreshments.


Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1100 Oakwood Road, will host a Youth Explosion at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Samaji Brown of Spirit of God Church at Little Rock.