Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 800 S. Catalpa St., will host its 150th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The guest minister will be the Rev. Lafayette Woods Sr., pastor of Mt. Bayou Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer.


Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries, 501 S. Ohio St., will host the monthly union of the Pine Bluff Quartet Local at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Musical groups will include Men In Christ, Union Choir, Spiritualettes, Soldiers 4 Christ and New Beginning.

Special events

Eighth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 W. Eighth Ave., will observe its annual ushers’ day at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Steven King, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, 2400 W. 31st Ave., is resuming its full schedule: Sunday Morning Worship will be held at 10 a.m., Sunday School at 11 a.m., Nazarene Membership Class at 11 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship at 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Details: The Rev. Robert Anderson, pastor, 870-395-0052. or .

Unity Christian Fellowship Church, 2712 S. Bay St., will host its First Sunday Fellowship Lunch. Business owners are asked to come and set up a free table, according to the pastor, Anthony Armstrong. Unity Christian has resumed services at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. The speaker will be Clarence Peacock, an evangelist with Moments of Truth Evangelistic Ministries. Details: 870-329-1182.

East End Church of God in Christ, 709 Virginia St., will host the book signing of Jonathan Langston Chism, PhD, at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Chism will return to his home church and sign copies of his work, “Saints In The Struggle.” A native of Pine Bluff, Chism is the son of Elder Moses and Forrestine Chism. He is also an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown. “Saints in The Struggle,” gives insight on the role and participation of the Church of God in Christ during the Civil Rights Movement, according to a news release.

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 8523 Princeton Pike, will celebrate its family and friends day at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The guest speaker will be the apostle and pastor, Patrick Lockett, of New Community Church, accompanied by his congregation. New Community Praise Team and a Mt. Olive Mass Choir will sing.

Hope Apostolic Faith Ministries, 5910 Carbon St., will give away clothes from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, July 6.

Highland Baptist Church, 1320 S. Peach St., will give away food boxes from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Participants should bring their picture ID and utility bill to pick up food. If picking up for another client, they must have the client’s ID with a written consent, according to a news release. The sponsor is the church’s Helping Hands Ministry.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 3010 S. Hazel St., will host its healing service at 6;30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, with the Rev. Edna Morgan, the Rev. David Morgan and Larry Gragg, a minister. “Come hear the Word of God and experience God’s healing of body, mind, and spirit as we petition God on your behalf,” according to the pastor, the Rev. Edna Morgan.

Vacation Bible School

New Community Church, 321 N. Birch St., will host its Vacation Bible School from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 10-12. Classes and activities will be conducted for children and adults.


Pine Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 W. Reeker Ave., will host the Multi District Youth Congress of Christian Education from 9 a.m. to noon July 14-18. Instructors will include Christian Barnes, Tess Howard, Christie Marshall and Yvonne Humphrey. All youth are asked to participate. Sessions will also be held from 3-5 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m. followed by nightly addresses by district officials.

New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1026 Missouri St., will host the Greater St. Marion District Association Congress of Christian Education from 6-8 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2.