Religion briefs

Pre-anniversary service

Sunday at St. Thomas

St. Thomas Baptist Church, 347 Grove St., will celebrate the pre-anniversary service for Pastor Charles and Stephanie Smith at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The guest speaker will be Pastor Jeff Baker of New Covenant COGIC of Hot Springs.

All are welcome.

St. Mark celebrates

pastor's anniversary

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 542 Crescent Ave., will celebrate the 26th appreciation service for Pastor Donald Crossley Sr. at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The theme is "The Charge To Be Instant, In and Out of Season." The guest will be the Rev. Kenneth Gulley and Greater St. Paul Baptist Church.

Everyone is welcome.

'Pop Up' community

Sunday School planned

First Presbyterian Church, 213 Whittington Ave., will hold a "Pop Up" Community Sunday School from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.

"In 1997, inspired by the vision of Dr. John Wayne Smith, congregations, community leaders, and health care professionals came together to care for those without the resources to receive health care," a news release said.

"Over the next 17 years, hundreds of volunteers have provided compassionate care to thousands who were sick through CCMC. Included in that care is tending to the spiritual wounds that poverty inflicts upon those trapped in its cruel grip.

"Join us for this casual interactive and informational seminar to learn more about how God is working in your community. All are welcome here!"

Call 501-624-5646 or visit for more information.