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mLEMONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH, 920 Shephard Drive, at White Hall, invites guests to singing and preaching featuring Jamie Coulter, the Skateboard Preacher. Coulter will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and preach at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

• NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH, 321 N. Birch St., will observe Breast Cancer Awareness during services Sunday, Oct. 18. Participants are encouraged to wear pink. The church holds services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. New Community adheres to health guidance to prevent the spread of covid-19.

• HOUSE OF BREAD DELIVERANCE CHURCH, 500 S. Main St., will open its regular food pantry in a drive-thru setting Monday, Oct. 19, from 1-4:30 p.m. or once the 200 food boxes are distributed. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Only one box will be given out per household. Everyone must bring proof of address (utility bills and driver's license.) Everyone is required to wear a mask. Police officers will be on duty to direct traffic. Details: Saint Mary Harris, apostle at House of Bread, at 870-872-2196.

• MT. NEBO MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH of Pine Bluff will observe the sixth annual Breast Cancer Virtual Event in memory of Billie Jean "B.J."Jackson. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 31, via Zoom. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink, according to a news release. The observance will raise awareness, encourage early detection and celebrate survivors. A 2K walk run is also included and participants should log on to Zoom from 9-9:45 a.m. and get moving by walking, running, skipping, jumping rope or dancing. There will be survivor testimonies, speakers and prizes. T-shirts can also be ordered. To register or for details, visit

• WHISPERING PINES COWBOY CHURCH, 6912 Old Warren Road, invites guests to its services. Fellowship begins at 8 a.m. and worship at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Worship and Bible study are held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, according to the pastor, Wes Sparks.

• UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (UCFC), 2712 S. Bay St., invites the community to its Family Night on Tuesdays beginning with Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Through the study of the word of God, families will gain strength, clarity and encouragement to face life's challenges, a spokesman said. At 7 p.m., the church hosts a Personal Financial Education class that focuses on financial literacy and the importance of having a financial plan. Financial education is essential for the average family trying to decide how to balance its budget, buy a home, fund their children's education and ensure an income after retiring. The church is practicing social distancing and will have hand sanitizer wipes available.

mST. JOHN AME CHURCH at Pine Bluff invites the community to join the weekly conference call prayer for deliverance from the coronavirus crisis. The conference call will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the pastor, Cecil L. Williams Jr. Participants must call in by 6:25 p.m. at 1-720-650-3030. The access code is 144-0205# . Details:

• ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 15th Avenue and Alabama Street, reopened its Saturday Soup Kitchen for carry out meals only. The kitchen will be open every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the program held in the cafeteria, the red brick building, according to a news release.

CHURCH NEWS announcements should be submitted by email to Photos may also accompany church news by email. The deadline is noon Wednesday.


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