The third annual Friendship Gospel Music Singing event will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at the Friendship Baptist Church Life Center at 767 Rock Point Road in Conway. Enjoy entertainment from Sonny Thrasher, Robin Covington, Calvary’s Voice, Bobby Price, Esther Hetherington, Ed Lybarger, Farrel Marshell, Max Henry, Butch Money and more. Free admission and refreshments plus fellowship and fun at Friendship Baptist Church on Highway 64 east in Conway. For more information, please call 329-4247.

The J. R. Raynor Mass Choir will present their 36th annual Spring Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday. The music presented will contain messages of "Hope," "Trust," and "Thanks giving."

The public is invited. The church is located at 601 Spruce St. in Conway.

Lloyd E. Hervey is the minister of music and Terry Frazier is the director of music.

Ladies retreat/meeting: "A Time for Refreshing and Renewing," will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 28, with a noon lunch, at the former International building. Guest speaker for the Christian-based three session event will be Marcia Kendall of Texas. She has been doing ministry for 42 years and believes God has a plan and a special call for every woman. Formor International is located at 496 Hwy 64 East in Conway going towards Vilonia. The free event is open to women only.

If unable to attend all three sessions, please attend the times available. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call 501-336-0077.

Hendrix College, True Holiness Saints Center team up for charity basketball game Friday, April 27

Hendrix College and the True Holiness Saints Center are proud to host the Power 92 Jammers charity basketball game at 7 p.m. in the Wellness and Athletics Center at Harkrider and Siebenmorgen.

The Power 92 Jammers will play the Conway All-Stars in a tie-breaking game.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit the Pine Street Community Backpack Program, which provides backpacks filled with needed school supplies for K-12 students to start off the new school year. In addition to the backpack program, the Pine Street Community Development Center sponsors a food bank, health clinic, and pre-school program free of charge. The program also offers haircuts, hot meals, and opportunities for children and their families to meet and talk with community leaders and role models in the field of education or strong advocates for education.

For more information, contact Shawanna Rodgers at 327-8770 or

The Mount Sinai Church of God In Christ Family would like to congratulate Pastor Earnest Lee Sweat III and Jescena Bland Sweat on 17 years of service.

The Pastor and Wife Anniversary will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Mount Sinai Church of God In Christ 349 Hwy 365, Conway.

Anniversary theme: "Willingly Committed to God; Willingly Committed to His people," 1 Peter 5:2 "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind."

The speaker will be Elder Ricky Matheney from Community Church of God In Christ, El Dorado.

For more information, contact the church at 501-470-1127. The public is invited.