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Minister Malessia J. Poe, founder and chief executive officer of RUAH The Breath of God clothing and apparel, will sign copies of her new book, Are You a Repeat ofYour Generation?, at 2 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 11500 Financial Center Parkway in Little Rock.

Abundant Life Family Worship Center, 100 Southeastern Ave. in Jacksonville, will celebrate an usher’s anniversary service at 4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 241-0210.

Bethel AME Church, 600 N. Cedar St., North Little Rock, will celebrate Men’s Day on Aug. 18. Speakers will be Pastor Tyrone A. Broomfield (8 a.m.) and Cliff D. Small Jr. (11 a.m.) (501) 374-9948.

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3323 W. 12th St., will host its annual Community Back-to-School Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. The festival includes these free items: school supplies, food and drinks, clothing, haircuts for boys, health screenings and school physicals. Also, prayer and meditation corners, chair massage therapy, voter registration, face painting and a bounce house. (501) 666-6252.

First Baptist Church, 811 S.A. Jones Drive, North Little Rock, will host its 24th annual citywide revival at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Musicians and singers will perform each evening; speakers include Jerry Black, Tellis Chapman, Tim Rogers, Bertrand Bailey Jr., Eric Alexander, Phillip Pointer Sr. and Kenneth Robinson Sr. The church will also hold a luncheon featuring dozens of pastors and elected officials including Gov.Asa Hutchinson and former Gov. Mike Beebe, in its fellowship hall at noon Tuesday. Lunch is free, space is limited; register by calling the church at (501) 374-9394.

Hope Baptist Church, 139 Shadow Oaks Drive, Sherwood, will have a Mortgage Burning Service at 10 a.m. Sunday. (501) 983-4403 or

Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm Street, will host missionary educator Ann Grave at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. (501) 982-5018.

Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, 812 E. Harding Ave., Pine Bluff, on Sunday will observe Women’s Day at 10 a.m. with Donna Barnes and at 3 p.m. with Jeanne Moss. (870) 534-1779.

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 8500 Woodson Lateral Road, Woodson, will have its annual Family and Friends Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Rev. Christopher Williams. (501) 397-6197.

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., will host Dr. Loverd Peacock on Sunday. Peacock will talk about advances in cancer treatment. Children can get their backpacks for school blessed at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. or

(501) 225-4203.

Samaritan Hill Baptist, 1001 E. 13th Street, North Little Rock, will observe the 27th anniversary of the Rev. Bobby Acklin at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be William Forte of Conway. (501) 376-3009.

Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, will host a discussion of The Screwtape Letters at 4 p.m. Sunday in Second Hall. Light refreshments will be served. (501) 227-0000.

New Hebron Missionary Church, 7615 Woodson Road, will celebrate the 12th Appreciation Service for Rodney E. Smith at 3 p.m.Aug. 18. Guest speaker will be Mario Tims.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., will host a Dean’s Forum at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Stuart Hoke will present: “Passage to India: A Spirituality of Pilgrimage.” or (501) 372-0294.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4501 Rahling Road, will hold a Blessing of the Backpacks at 9 a.m. Sunday for children and teachers. (501) 868-5848.

Wesley Chapel AME Church, 607 Center St., Marvell, will host the Rev. Erma Armstrong of Bethel AME Church in North Little Rock on Sunday. (870) 829-3198.

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