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.
WALNUT RIDGE – The northeast Arkansas Southern Baptist associations and Williams Baptist College will sponsor the Golden Age Senior Adult Conference, with the theme It’s a New Day, Sept. 25 at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.
The event will feature Archie Mason, pastor of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), and J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, ABSC executive director. The Lindsey Family will provide music. Preregistration is required by Sept. 11. To register, visit greenecountyba.com or call the Greene County Baptist Association at 870-236-3213.
Prepared by Retired Pastor Bobby Lamb, Harmony Baptist Association
***Hardin Baptist Church
We thank God for the salvation of one of our young boys. He was saved at home on Thursday evening and came forward Sunday morning to make public profession and be baptized.
God is good all the time.
Pastor Johnny Taylor reporting
***Central Baptist Church
You could tell that it was the Sunday before school starts. Many of our Summer travelers were finally back with us and our attendance in our worship celebration was up.
…We had the privilege of watching as another father baptize his little girl this Sunday! God has been moving in our children's ministry and in the families of CBC!
In His service,
Berrik Brumley, Pastor of Worship Arts & Discipleship
Allen Elkins, Pastor