Royce Sweatman, associational missionary for North Arkansas Baptist Association, will be honored at a retirement celebration July 13 at First Baptist Church in Harrison. Activities begin at 3 p.m. with a concert by Dino Kartsonakis. A reception will follow.
The 2014 Arkansas Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) annual meeting will be combined with this year’s Wellspring missions celebration held July 25-26 at Sherwood First Baptist Church. Wellspring is a missions celebration event for anyone interested in missions and will offer a glimpse of mission work from around the world.
THE ARKANSAS Master’Singers recently awarded the Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship to Caleb Reynolds.
Reynolds is currently a student at Arkansas Tech University where he just completed his freshman year as a vocal major in music education.
After attending college, Reynolds plans to attend seminary where he will pursue a church music degree.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Participation in this year’s Office Ministry University (OMU) – an event sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) for the purpose of helping ministry assistants achieve excellence in their jobs – almost double from last year’s participation.
About 140 people – representing 81 churches and 10 associations – attended the event this year, compared to almost 80 last year.
PEARCY – Brian T. Phelps, 53, of Pearcy – road captain of the 2012 and 2013 Arkansas Baptist State Convention statewide pastor and church staff motorcycle cruises – died June 26.
Phelps was born Feb. 9, 1961, in Sumner, Iowa, to Gene Phelps and Constance Young Phelps. He received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. Phelps was employed at Dan’s Whetstones in Pearcy.