• NEW HOPE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH at Altheimer will hold a mobile distribution to give away food Friday, April 24, beginning at 1 p.m. Participants must live in Jefferson County and bring a photo ID or utility bill, according to the city of Altheimer and Arkansas Food Bank.


• UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH at Altheimer will give away food in a drive-thru event Tuesday, April 28, beginning at approximately noon. Social distancing will be observed.


• FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PINE BLUFF, 6501 S. Hazel St., invites the public to attend “Drive In Church” at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 26. Attendees won’t need to leave their vehicles. They will be instructed where to tune their vehicle radios for the service, which will also be on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FirstPineBluff/Live. “Drive In Church” will be observed with all appropriate medical precautions.


• ST. JOHN AME CHURCH at Pine Bluff invites the community to a weekly conference call prayer for deliverance from the coronavirus crisis. The call will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Participants must call in by 6:25 p.m. at 1-720-650-3030. The access code is 144-0205# . Details: www.facebook.com/St.JohnPineBluff.


• GAIL STITH, A MINISTER OF PINE BLUFF, recently issued a challenge to everyone in Pine Bluff to have signs printed and posted with messages of encouragement from scriptures or positive sayings. The idea comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People can post their signs and challenge others to do the same. Stith envisions the city being flooded with messages of hope, according to Stuff in The Bluff website.


• GRACE TEMPLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 909 S. Wisconsin St., will live stream Sunday services at 11 a.m. The pastor, Amelio Howard, will preach. Details: https://gracetemplembc.org/ or Grace Temple Baptist Church on Facebook or love@gracetemplembc.org.


• PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 1801 S. Indiana St., will live stream Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. The Rev. Dennis W. Wilson, the pastor, will preach. Details: pleasantgrovepb.com.