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St. Mark observes 59th anniversary

St. Mark Baptist Church, 542 Crescent, will observe its 59th Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is "Putting the Church in Remembrance." The guest will be Pastor Lewis Shepherd and Greater Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Arkadelphia.

Morning Star United Methodist presents 'And the Angels Sang'

Morning Star United Methodist Church, 3200 Spring St., will present its Christmas Cantata, "And the Angels Sang," at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pastor Rick Wilkins, in his 19th year as a local pastor in the United Methodist Church, currently serving at Mayflower UMC, and Frany Wilkins, featured soloist and a member of the choir, will be welcomed to the 16th season of the Christmas Cantata. They have both been singing since childhood and will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in June 2019.

A reception follows the Cantata. Call Pastor Nancy Scott at 501-844-0664 for more information.

First Presbyterian Church Bargain Box marks 50 years

Submitted photo BARGAIN BOX CREW: Members of the Bargain Box Crew are front, from left, Jeanette Cline, Jackie Edwards, Mary James, Jan Meyers, Linda ...

First Presbyterian Church Bargain Box celebrated 50 years of service to the community in November. This little thrift shop at 213 Whittington Ave. is the oldest continuous thrift shop in Garland County.

On Nov. 1, 1968, First Presbyterian Women began the Bargain Box. It was originally envisioned to support nursing scholarships at St. Joseph's Hospital, then located across the street from First Presbyterian Church. Over the years, the mission of the Bargain Box grew to include dozens of agencies and families in need across Garland County.

First Presbyterian Church members celebrated this wonderful occasion by donating a "nearly new" item from their homes as birthday gifts to the Bargain Box.

Since 1968, over $481,118.70 has been raised to provide educational scholarships, enhance health care, and meet human needs for Garland County residents.

"The dedicated Bargain Box crew wishes to thank all of our church members and our community for all of the donations and support over these past 50 years," a news release said.

Submitted photo TRIO: The Arkansas Trio will be singing Sunday at 6 p.m. at Charity Heights Baptist Church, 1315 Leonard St. For directions, call Past...

Religion on 12/01/2018

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