Religion

Church briefs

Haven UMC to celebrate Women's Day Haven United Methodist Church, 107 Burroughs, will celebrate Women's Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Pastor Donnetta Frierson, pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship Church, in Malvern, along with her husband. She and her husband have been married 31 years and have three children. Frierson has been a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, perfected praise children's choir director, praise dancers team leader and vacation Bible school director. She is the administrative assistant to the Hot Springs School District superintendent.

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Macedonia to celebrate

Macedonia Baptist Church, 100 McCurtain St., Mountain Pine, will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Pastor Theodis and sister Doris Brown Jr. at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest church will be Union Baptist Church, Pastor Douglas Jones and congregation. Sunday morning speaker will be Lee Scott, of El Dorado. Theme will be "Moving Forward." Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

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Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

VATICAN CITY -- The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church's concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God's work to follow in Romero's saint-making footsteps.

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New partnership begins

A new partnership has been garnered between People Helping Others Excel By Example, known as P.H.O.E.B.E., and Haven United Methodist Church.

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Homecoming

The Old Marble Missionary Baptist Church, 2331 Beaudry Circle, Jessieville, will hold its homecoming at 10 a.m. May 24. There will be singing and food. All are welcome.

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