Military wives retreat set

Tour of Duty, a weekend retreat for military wives, is set for Oct. 19-20 at Baring Cross Baptist Church, Sherwood.

HornThe two-day event will provide a time of worship and inspirational teaching, as well as equip women to develop support groups for military wives and families in their churches.  

The retreat will be led by Bible teacher and author Sara Horn. Horn is founder and president of Wives of Faith, a military wives ministry, and her books include “GOD Strong: A Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide” and “Tour of Duty: Preparing Our Hearts for Deployment.”

Childcare will be provided for children up to 5 years old.

For more information or to register, visit or call the church at 501-833-2347.


Missions Getaway ministers to women

MISSIONS Getaway, a women’s event for all ages, including girls first through sixth grade and teen girls, is set for Oct. 26-27 at Camp Paron.

The weekend will include fellowship, Bible study, missions learning and praying and other activities. Girls who attend will worship with the women but will have their own time for Bible study, crafts and recreation, missionary visit and mission projects.

Program guests include Tammy Fletcher of Second Baptist Church, Jacksonville; Stacey Smith, Prison to Purpose program coordinator; Linda Gray, International Mission Board missionary in the Ukraine, and Jill Pucik and Natalie Culver, Williams Baptist College students.

Missions Getaway is a Cooperative Program event sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention missions support team and the Arkansas Woman’s Missionary Union.


Chaplaincy event set for August 10-11

A Police and Fire Chaplain Basic Training event will be held Aug. 10-11 at Central Baptist Church, Magnolia. The 12-hour course will equip both current and future police and fire chaplains with basic skills, including death notification and responding to a crisis situation. A complete listing of topics can be found at

Friday sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. Saturday sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m.

Preregistration is required.

For registration information, visit or contact Carmen Branum at 800-838-2272, ext. 5159, or email


Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip Oct. 6

The Acts 1:8 One Day Mission Trip, sponsored by the missions ministries team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, is scheduled for Oct. 6.

The event, to be held in Tri County Baptist Association, will include prayer walking; children’s activities; senior adult ministry; home repairs and painting; health clinics; sports camps; evangelism; yard work, and block parties.

For more information, call 800-838-2272, ext. 5150, or email Oleta Raines at


Master’Singers retreat Sept. 20-21

Master’Singers, a ministry of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) leadership and worship team, will hold a retreat at Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Sept. 20-21. The event will include fellowship, music and worship.

Master’Singers is a musical group for ministers of music and other staff members and their spouses, as well as for choir members with a recommendation from their minister of music. The group sings for the ABSC annual meeting, at two churches during the year and at a prison in the spring.

A participation form for the Master’Singers retreat is available at under “Master’Singers” on the right side of the page.

For more information, contact Nancy Rose at 800-838-2272, ext. 5121.

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