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Francisca Jones

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Recent Stories by Francisca Jones

The Sooner Saint

posted: 09/23/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The road to sainthood can last many years, but an Oklahoma priest and the first American-born male martyr will take the final step required before canonization today when the rite of beatification is performed in his honor before an audience of thousands.

Heart and soles

posted: 09/16/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Karla Allen, executive director of Ozark Water Projects, will make presentations in schools throughout Arkansas this fall to tell students how shoes can be turned into clean water.

Worshipping outside the box: Annual interfaith gathering in Arkansas opens arms to people of all faiths or no faith

posted: 09/02/2017 2:04 a.m. Comment 1

Religious communities will gather at 6 p.m. Thursday in a show of religious unity at the sixth annual "Love Thy Neighbor" event at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock.

National Day of Prayer chooses Arkansas pastor as chief

posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been named president of the National Day of Prayer, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the organization.

Changing troops: American Heritage Girls offers alternative to Girl Scouts

posted: 08/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Five years ago, Jennifer Walker and her family were new to the Benton area and she was looking for an activity she and her 6-year-old daughter could do together while serving others.

End of an era: Little Rock store selling Catholic gifts, books since 1950 to close doors next month

posted: 07/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Guardian Church Goods store owner Michael Lipsmeyer has been busier than usual over the past couple of weeks delivering candles to Catholic churches in the Little Rock area.

Flowing grace

posted: 07/22/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Water for Christ, a faith-based nonprofit in Conway that drills wells in the African country of Ghana to provide people with access to clean drinking water, has drilled a well in southwestern Arkansas at the future site of Hebron Hills, a facility for those who escaped or were rescued from sex trafficking.

Musician, teacher Truby to play at NLR church

posted: 07/15/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Jason Truby, onetime guitarist for the award-winning rock band Payable On Death (known as P.O.D.), will weave performances of his guitar and vocal songs into Park Hill Presbyterian Church's 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Passing the baton

posted: 07/08/2017 2:16 a.m. Discuss

PINE BLUFF -- In an act embracing the Southern Baptist idea that God owns everything and it's a person's responsibility to use what one has for the glory of God, Forrest Park Baptist Church has passed on its building and the property on which it stands to the congregation of New Fellowship Baptist Church.

8,000 Witnesses expected in Fort Smith

posted: 07/01/2017 2:07 a.m. Discuss

More than 8,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will gather this month in Fort Smith for three regional conventions devoted to educating others about persistence and building resilience through Scripture.

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