The 136th Faulkner County Singing Convention

The 2014 Faulkner County Singing Convention will be held at LifeSong Baptist Church on July 25 and 26. Singing will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, break for lunch, and take up again at 1 p.m. The church address is 56 S. Broadview, Greenbrier.

This Convention started in 1878 and has met each year since. Its minutes over the years reveal participation by virtually every community in the county and by guests from diverse locations across the South. Its officers 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 329-5040, 501-679-2687 or 501-849-2837.

A feature of this Convention is its necrology statement. County participants are therefore encouraged to report recent deaths in their communities so that the memorial committee can remember them with a memorial song and notation in the minutes.

Singers, pianists, and all who have an interest in Gospel music are invited to attend. This 136th annual session promises good singing and fellowship.

Pastor Anniversary Celebration

Greater Fellowship Christian Church will be hosing its Pastor’s Anniversary Celebration Sunday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. in honor of Pastor/Teacher Odie Phillips Jr.

Special guest will be Pastor Cleo Nellum and the Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Family of Little Rock.

The church is located at #1 Wildwood Dr. in Conway. The public is invited to attend.