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St. Thomas Baptist Church plans pastor appreciation

St. Thomas Baptist Church, 347 Grove St., will celebrate Pastor Charles E Smith's 19th Pastor Appreciation at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The theme will be "Continuing in the Pursuit of God's Excellence."

Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church will be the guest church with Pastor Billy R. Wilson delivering the message and the choir performing.

Visitors are welcome. Minister Travillis Stephens will speak at the 11 a.m. service.

Central Baptist Church plans pastor appreciation

Fran and David Mitchell

Throughout October, Southern Baptist churches have been celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month. In observance of this special occasion, on Sunday, Central Baptist Church, Hot Springs will be honoring Dr. David O Mitchell and his 50 years of ministry.

He received his Master of Religious Education from Missionary Association Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, Texas and his Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans. Dr. Mitchell has pastored churches in Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas, as well as serving as Home Missionary, Congo Road Baptist Church, Benton; Vice Moderator, Central Baptist Association; Moderator, Central Baptist Association; Chairman of Missions Development Council, Central Baptist Association; Chairman, Teller's Committee, Arkansas Baptist State Convention; President, Arkansas Missionary Fellowship, Little Rock; and Associational Missionary of the Year, Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

February through May of this year, Brother Mitchell served as interim pastor of Central Baptist Church, Hot Springs. On June 24, he and his wife, Fran, accepted the call to become Central's full-time pastoral family.

They are the parents of three adult children and thoroughly enjoy their seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Located at 1035 Central Ave., Central Baptist Church is a warm and welcoming place, with Bible Study/Sunday School each Sunday at 9:15 am; followed by worship service at 10:30 am; and Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6 p.m.

Visitors Chapel AME to celebrate anniversary

Historic Visitors Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 319 Church St., will be celebrating its 148th anniversary beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday with guest messenger, the Rev. Chestine Sims, pastor of Union AME Church of Little Rock.

The morning worship service will be at 11 a.m. with a message from the Rev. Dr. Randolph Martin, presiding elder of the Hot Springs/Arkadelphia District.

Latter-day Saints to host Fall Festival, 'Days Gone by'

A Fall Festival will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2765 Malvern Ave. The theme will be "Days Gone By." There will be a chili cook-off, and Trunk or Treat with costume parade. No masks.

Old-fashioned singing today at Charity Heights

Jim Oliver

The public is welcome to an old-fashioned convention singing at 6 p.m. today at Charity Heights Baptist Church, 1315 Leonard St. Gospel singers from around Hot Springs will be in attendance, including Buddy Midkiff and Pastor Jim Oliver along with pianists Oleta Bright and Elsen Portugal among others. For directions call, 501-538-5960.

New Unity COGIC to hold Trunk or Treat

New Unity Church of God in Christ, 200 Gardner St., will hold its annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival Celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the church's parking lot.

There will be trunks full of candy, food and drinks, popcorn, games, raffles and prizes available. The public is welcome.

Temple of Jesus Name to celebrate 73 years

The Temple of Jesus Name, 103 Cherry St., will be celebrating its 73rd year as a place of praise, worship and fellowship in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Nov. 2-4 with the Rev. Larry Flanary of Knoxville, Tenn., as guest minister for all three services.

The Friday service will be at 7 p.m., the Nov. 3 service will be at 6 p.m. and the Nov. 4 service will be at 10 a.m. with a lunch following. All are welcome to attend.

Religion on 10/27/2018

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