Anniversaries

Anniversaries


St. Luke AME Church, 9908 Princeton Pike, will celebrate its 132nd anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Charlene Boone, pastor of Ward Chapel AME Church.


Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church at McGehee will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. William and Myra Jarmon, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest pastor will be the Rev. Brian Castle of Indiana Street Missionary Baptist Church, accompanied by his congregation.


Faith Temple Church of God In Christ, 5302 W. 13th Ave., will begin the 22nd anniversary of Elder and Mrs. Hayward M. Battle Sr. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, the first lady and evangelist, Mamie Ruth Battle, will be honored. The guest speaker will be first lady, Nina Clardy, of Unity Temple Church of God In Christ.


Truth And Love Worship Center Church of God In Christ, 2006 W. 13th Ave., will begin the 31st pastor’s anniversary of Henry Hellums Sr. at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Timothy Jones, pastor of Bethlehem Worship Center will be the guest speaker.


Black History


The youth department at Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Pastoria will sponsor a Black History observance at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. J.N. Armstrong Jr.


New Cheeks Chapel AME Church at Sherrill will host a Black History celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Reginal Alexander, pastor of Mt. Pleasant AME Church. Guest expositors will be the Rev. Cecil Williams Jr., pastor of St. John AME Church and the Rev. Daniel Johnson, pastor of Allen Temple AME Church.


Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St., will celebrate their youth day Black History program at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The pastor, the Rev. Renice L. Davis, will be the speaker. Youth will focus on famous African Americans from Pine Bluff/Jefferson County including the late Lawrence A. Davis Sr., former AM&N College president and former chancellor; Lawrence A. Davis Jr., retired UAPB chancellor; Monte Coleman, head UAPB football coach; the Rev W.R. "Smokie" Norful Jr., Grammy-award winning Gospel singer and song writer; Krista White, former American Top Model; Robert James Hutton, treasurer and first recruit of the Black Panthers; and the late William Harold Flowers, lawyer, minister, activist, and judge.


New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 N. Lindell St., will sponsor a Black History program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.


Union Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will celebrate its annual Black History observance at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The speaker will be the Rev. Tony Miller, associate minister of Union Baptist.


Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 W. Pullen St., will host Umoja Karamu: the celebration of the black family, at 3 pm. Sunday, Feb. 28. Umoja Karamu began as an alternative to the Thanksgiving celebration and has been adapted to commemorate Black History. Participants are urged to wear African attire.


St. John Baptist Church at Mitchellville will host "Reflections and Celebrations of Negro/Black History" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The speaker will be Roland Banks, a member of Barraque Street Baptist Church and a renowned historian.


St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, 5810 W. Malcomb St., will host an evening of Black History trivia, Negro Spirituals and soul food dishes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.


First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, will celebrate Black History at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Participants are asked to wear African attire or black with African accessories. A soul food dinner will be served.


Youth at Smith Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 3006 Kentucky St., will conduct a Black History program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in song and speech.


Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church will culminate Black History Month at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Youth will present a skit along with a praise dance and a mime performance. Excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech will be presented by Justin Tiller of Pilgrim. The musical guest will be Kenneth Gatewood Jr.


Breath of Life Church, 1313 Pine St., will host its Black History observance at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be Kasey L. Summerville, Clark County assessor and author of "Bridges and Footstools: 365 Days of Wisdom to Help You Live, Learn and Grow." Honorees will include DeWitt Hill Jr., pastor of First Trinity Church of God in Christ at Pine Bluff and Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ at Little Rock; Roland Banks, retired educator and administrator who served 38 years; Frances Johnson, a teacher for 34 years; John Jacobs, a teacher and administrator for 40 years; and Leydel Willis, a teacher and administrator for many years.


Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave., will observe its annual Black History service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The Rev. Henry Parker Jr. and St. John Baptist Church of Little Rock will be the guests.


Kings Highway Missionary Baptist Church, 2312 Fluker St., will celebrate is annual Black History service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The Rev. Walter C. May Sr., the pastor, will speak.


Union Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 1121 S. Persimmon St., will sponsor its Black History service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Travis Donald, a member of Gain Street Baptist Church at Little Rock and a minister with Evangelistic Outreach Ministries.


Nu Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 W. 13th Ave., will observe Black History at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The pastor, the Rev. Sammie Smith, will speak.


Family Time Baptist Church & Ministries, 501 Ohio St., will present the annual Black History program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb 28. The guest speaker will be Charlotte Allen-Roaf of Old St. James Missionary Baptist Church. The Family Time Drama Ministry will be presenting a play, "A Lesson In Black History," written by 13-year-old KaMiah Thornton.


New Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Fir St., will conclude its Black History celebration at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. A play written by Bertha Merritt entitled "I Have a Right to Vote," will be performed. The annual soul food supper will be served after service.


Concerts


Voices of Heaven will sponsor a homecoming and all black affair 2016 awards celebration at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 609 E. 24th Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. A special tribute will be made to the McLettic Stars of Dumas. Guests will include Cedric King and King Sisters of Memphis, Sonz of God of Greenwood, Miss., R.C. Barnes & Another Chapter, Westside Harmonettes and Golatts Jrs.


Old Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 3116 Port Road, will host the fourth annual musical praise program at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. Guests will include the Spiritual Harmonizers, Lamar Jordon, Webb Sisters, Soldiers for Christ and Jamal Gordon.


Battle Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will host the Goodwill Union service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Rodney Cherry, pastor of Jerusalem #3 Church at Gethsemane. Nu Image of Pine Bluff will sing.


Revivals


Life Changers Global Ministries, 4511 Faucett Road, will host revival at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 3-4. The guest speaker will be Amos L. Horton Jr., an apostle from Beaumont, Texas.


Special events


The Church on the Rock, 5500 Dollarway Road, is serving free lunch to everyone who attends the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Services are also held Sunday at 6 p.m. and children’s church is available for ages 3 to 9.Wednesday night service is at 7 p.m.


Greater Battle Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Altheimer will hold a benefit program for Michael Graydon at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.


Greater First Missionary Baptist Church will sponsor a benefit program for Flora "Mary" Batemon, a member of Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. Words of encouragement will be from the Rev. Alonzo Hayes, pastor of Greater Mt. Olive. Guests include New Beginning, Hayes Family, and Nu Mighty Supremes.


St. Paul Christian Leadership School, at 1404 S. Georgia St., will offer a free Christian Education class at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 5. The course #2015 is "Foundation of Christian Ethics" and the instructor is the Rev. Donald Crossley Sr., pastor of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church at Hot Springs.


Youth


College Heights Church of Christ, will host its monthly HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Summit from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 27. Speakers include minister, Rodney Williams of Little Rock, and Robert Jackson, a Little League coach. Both will be featured in a panel discussion with DeAnna Jackson, a Watson Chapel High School student and athlete. Lunch will be served. This event is free and open to the public.