Thelda Barker of Wynne Baptist Church retired after 68 years as organist. She began playing church organ at age 16.
More than 200 World Changers participants are serving in Little Rock this week. Life Line Baptist Church, Little Rock, is providing participants with meals and lodging. In addition, more than a dozen other Pulaski Baptist Association churches, along with Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, are providing lunches for participants. Other World Changers projects took place in Fort Smith and West Memphis June 23-28. Grand Avenue Baptist Church, Fort Smith, provided lodging for the Fort Smith team; and First Baptist Church, West Memphis, provided lodging for the West Memphis team. In addition a team in Memphis, Tenn., did some work in Arkansas. See a photo gallery here.
Since 2012, more than 100 children have participated in the annual wrangler camp held at Liberty Baptist Association's Beech Springs Camp. Calvary Trail Cowboy Church, Louann, which meets at Beech Springs Camp, sponsors the wrangler camp and provides the instructors and counselors in coordination with the association. In addition to hearing the gospel, campers are taught horsemanship skills and better riding technique. Some skill classes are offered, such as barrel racing. See a photo gallery here. Read more in an upcoming edition of the Arkansas Baptist News.
Piney Grove Baptist Church, Lewisville, will celebrate its 125th anniversary July 12-13. All are invited. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 12 (including lunch) and will conclude with an 11 a.m. service July 13. For information, call 870-826-1957.
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.