Anniveraries


New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at Moscow will celebrate the 18th anniversary of the pastor and wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Stanley R. Blair Sr. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, the pastor’s wife, Tina Blair, will be honored and the guest speaker will be Joyce Murry of Gospel Temple Missionary Baptist Church. On Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. the guest speaker will be the Rev. Leon Hicks of Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church at DeBerry, Texas, accompanied by his congregation.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will celebrate its 148th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Leon Williams, pastor of True Vine “E” Missionary Baptist Church.


Free Gift Missionary Baptist Church at Dumas will observe its 129th anniversary and homecoming Sunday, Dec. 4. Worship begins at 11:30 a.m. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. R.L. Davis, pastor of Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Pine Bluff.


God’s Way Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 Commerce Road, will host its eighth anniversary and homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Timothy Pratt, pastor of the Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


Concerts


Family Time Baptist Church and Ministries, 501 Ohio St., will the monthly union at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Guests will include Men In Christ, Union Choir, Mighty True Lights, and Rice Spirituals.


New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host the winter musical at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest director will be Clancy White and the musicians will be Toney Ramos, Keith Savage and Clifton Blunt Sr.


The annual sanctuary choir of Cherry Street AME Zion Baptist Church, 800 Cherry St., will present its Christmas Candlelight service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The community is invited to the musical that will depict the birth of Jesus through songs and readings.


Men’s/Women’s events


Ezekiel Missionary Baptist Church, 121 W. Martin Place, will host its annual men’s day Sunday, Dec. 4. At 11 a.m., the speaker will be the Rev. Clifton White of Ezekiel church. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will the Rev. Calvin Darrough of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill.


First Baptist Church at Rison invites all women to attend its its sister-to-sister fellowship at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.


Special events


Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church at U.S. 425 will host its harvest program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. LeArthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Baptist Church.


New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host the Rev. James Berry, associate minister of True Vine “E” Missionary Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.


Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at Sheridan will host its musicians’ appreciation at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, honoring Maurice Fisher, Trequan Cooper and the Rev. Ronnie McCollum. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Roy McCollum, associate pastor at Davis Creek Baptist Church at Prattsville, accompanied by the All Male Choir.


St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will host its musicians’ appreciation for J’hari Brown, Shontavious Haywood and Hosia Thomas on Sunday, Dec. 4. At 11 a.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Kourtney Smith of Destiny Worship Center. At 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be the Rev. Brandon Dyer, pastor of Hunter’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at Crossett. Choirs from Old St. James and Rose Hill Missionary Baptist churches will sing.


Evangelistic Outreach Church, 620 L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive, will host the Apostolic Prophetic Fellowship of Churches and Ministries International’s citywide crusade at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 4-6. The guest speaker will be Tabe Roland Tabot, an apostle of Dominion Christian Center at Likomba, Cameroon.


Mulberry Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S. Ohio St., will hold its mid-week service from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, with the guest speaker, Willie Edwards, pastor of International House of Praise Ministries of Pine Bluff.


Westside Missionary Baptist Church at Star City will host its family and friends day at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Theodis Edwards, pastor of the Church of the Living God.


Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 S. Grant St., will present its annual grandparent/senior day program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The guest speaker will be the Rev. John Bush, pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.