Harlan Park Baptist to host Sunday block party


The faith family at Harlan Park Baptist Church will host a free "community" block party to celebrate the arrival of spring in Conway from 3-7 p.m. Sunday. The event is free to the public and all ages are invited to enjoy the beautiful weather on Sunday afternoon. There will be a jump zone for children, face painting, games, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and door prizes. The church is located at 1895 Dave Ward Drive in Conway.  


House of Prayer Church to host bluegrass concert

The House of Prayer Church will be having a bluegrass gospel concert at 3 p.m. May 29 featuring Triple L Band from Portales, N.M.

The concert is free to the public. Love donations will be accepted. The church is located on Highway 65 (Springhill Area) in Greenbrier.


Happy Hollow holding singing


Happy Hollow Baptist Church in Vilonia will be having a gospel bluegrass singing featuring The Turner Family at 6 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 471 Highway 36 North. 

For more information, call Romaine McDaniel at 339-6717 or Patty Anthony at 470-5331, or visit www.theturnerfamilybluegrass.bravehost.com. A love donation will be taken.

Oak Bowery homecoming, singing set for Sunday


The annual homecoming and singing at Oak Bowery Baptist Church on Otto Road will be held Sunday.

Singing will begin at 9:45 a.m. and continue through the day.

Tim Nolan will speak at 11:30 a.m., and Marty Phillips of Crossett will be present with new Jeffress/Phillips song books. This will be the new Singing Convention book for 2011-12.

Many out of town singers are expected to attend this event.

A potluck lunch will be served at noon, and singing will resume at 1:15 p.m.

This event has been occurring for more than 100 years and will mark the 139th anniversary of the church. Matt Cochrin is the church’s pastor.

A cemetery offering will be received for the upkeep of the Oak Bowery Cemetery.

The public is invited to attend.


Conway men graduate from BMA seminary


Myron Milholland of Greenbrier and Bobby A. Sullivan Jr. of Conway were among six Arkansans to receive seminary degrees from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary during its 2011 commencement exercises last Saturday in Jacksonville, Texas. 

Master’s degrees were awarded to them as well as Michael Battenfield of North Little Rock; Jeffrey W. Herring of Maumelle; Gregory H. Workman of Jacksonville; and Gino A. Ellis of Little Rock.

Each graduate earned their degrees through studies at the BMA Seminary extension site hosted by Central Baptist College in Conway.  

Dr. Tony Cleaver delivered the commencement address. Cleaver is an adjunct-professor and M.Div. graduate of BMA Seminary. He retired from the United States Army as a chaplain and the rank lieutenant colonel. He also serves as Director of Skills Center Counseling/Tech Prep at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas and is author of the column "Leave it to Cleaver" and the eBook Window to My World.  


Greenbrier UMC to hold annual car wash


The youth of Greenbrier First United Methodist Church will hold their annual car wash between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Funds raised will go toward mission work.

The group has been involved in helping stricken Vilonia families and are planning another mission trip to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown in Baldwin, La., in July. They visited UMCOR depot last year to help assemble relief supply kits that were shipped all over the world to aid the earthquake, hurricane and tornado victims. 

A chicken dinner plate lunch, specially prepared by the United Methodist Men on their outdoor barbecue grill, is also on the menu. The men will also serve barbecued chicken hindquarters, baked beans, coleslaw and roll — all for $4. Donations will also accepted.

Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. with communion. Sunday school for all ages is 9 a.m. Those who need a ride should call 501-581-3895 before Sunday. The church is on Highway 65 and Tyler in Greenbrier. The office telephone is 501-679-2452.