Faulkner County Singing Convention

The 135th annual Faulkner County Singing Convention will be held Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, at Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Singing will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, resume at 10 a.m. Saturday, break for lunch, and take up again at 1. The church is located at 193 Johnson Loop on Highway 225, 10 miles east of Greenbrier.

The Convention, which started in 1879, has been an integral part of music activities, religious observances, social dealings, and even political aspirations in Faulkner County over the years. It used to run Friday evening, all day Saturday, Saturday evening, and all day Sunday. That format, combined with delegates representing several county singing classes and strict attention to its Constitution and By-Laws, generated useful inter-community support and cooperation.

Officers for the 2013 Convention are: Robert Clark, president; Jonathan Sawrie, vice president; H. R. Neal, chaplain; Raymond Bush, Sgt. at Arms; Margie Fulmer, secretary; and Martha Wilcox, treasurer. More information about the Convention may be obtained from any of these officers or by calling 501-329-5040, 501-679-2687 or 501-849-2837.

To be a part of such an enduring convention is indeed special. County participants are encouraged to report recent deaths in their communities so that the memorial committee can remember them. Singers, pianists, and all who have an interest in Gospel music are invited to attend.

Singing and VBS at Point of Grace

On Sunday, July 28, The Broken Vessel will be singing at 11 a.m. at Point of Grace Baptist Church. Bring a favorite dish for the potluck that will follow.

Point of Grace will be hosting their Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:15 p.m. beginning July 29 through Aug. 2. There will be Bible lessons, music, food, arts and crafts and recreation. Please bring children to the Point of Grace Baptist Church Campus at 767 Highway 64B, Conway. For more information, call 501-428-7892.

The Perrys Quartet at Oak Bowery Baptist

The Perrys Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Oak Bowery Baptist Church. There will be no admission, but a love offering will be taken.

The church is located 6 miles east of Conway off of Highway 286 on Otto Road. For more information, contact Loyd Kelley at 501-514-5670 or 501-796-2662, or contact Matt Corkrun at 501-336-9133.