Third Baptist Church, Malvern, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sept. 20-21. The church was founded Sept. 3, 1914. Activities for Saturday include a Let’s Get Reacquainted brunch from 9 to 11 a.m. in the family life center and a Birthday Bash from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot. The Sunday anniversary service will include a concert at 9:30 a.m., followed by an anniversary worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastors who were raised in and ordained from the church will speak, with current Pastor Tom Strike bringing the message with a look toward the church’s next 100 years. A potluck meal will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.
Christian singers Steve Green and Twila Paris will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hot Springs Baptist Church in Hot Springs. The concert will highlight some of the best-known contemporary Christian hits of the ’80s and ’90s and will also feature the Hot Springs Baptist choir. Tickets for the concert are available at the church or online at ccmforever.com. The church is located at 144 Weston Road, Hot Springs. The concert is sponsored by the charity organization Mission: Pre-Born.
Immanuel Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, will celebrate its 100th anniversary during the 10:30 a.m. service Oct. 5. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. All former members and friends are invited.
WALNUT RIDGE – After a weekend full of new and returning students moving back to campus, classes started on Monday, Aug. 25, at Williams Baptist College (WBC).
Many athletes and student leaders have been on campus, preparing for the fall semester, since earlier in the month. The freshman class arrived at Williams last Friday, and they spent the weekend participating in Ascend Orientation activities. Upperclassmen moved into Williams residence halls on Sunday afternoon, and classes began first thing Monday morning.
“Williams has been working hard all summer preparing for the students’ return. We are having a great time meeting the new freshmen and welcoming back the upperclassmen,” said Williams President Tom Jones.
This academic year will be highlighted by various development projects around campus, such as the opening of the expanded and renovated Mabee-Gwinup Cafeteria. The Billy Harty Dining Room has been added to the student dining area, which more than doubles its seating capacity. Other new amenities have been added to the cafeteria, as well.
Williams athletics have also expanded, as men’s and women’s cross country and men’s wrestling will compete in their first seasons.
“A new dining hall, a new athletic annex, new sports, the largest freshman class in recent history – it’s an exhilarating time to be at WBC,” concluded Jones.
Fianna Hills Baptist Church in Fort Smith will hold a worship night called “Hymns+: Cherishing the Old and Embracing the New” at 6 p.m. Sept. 7. The event, led by the church’s worship team, will include “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16). Throughout the evening, Psalms and other Scriptures will be read, both old and new hymns will be sung and a couple modern worship songs will be sung. Attendees will explore the history of church music, as well as embrace newer music.