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Church food drive approaches 10 tons

Subscriber onlyThree weeks into a "Share Your Lunch: Feeding Hungry Children" campaign, the congregation of First Assembly of God North Little Rock has collected more than nine tons of food. At that pace the church should far exceed its goal of 10 tons (20,000 pounds) of food during the nine-week drive. Continue reading...

Holy hurrahs

Churches along marathon route plan activities to boost runners’ spirits

Subscriber onlyWith a race going on outside their front doors on Sunday morning, many churches along the Little Rock Marathon route are embracing the spirit of the day, while still finding time for worship services. Continue reading...

Rehab for body and soul

Program uses Jesus’ teachings to help people release ‘hurts, hang-ups, habits’

Subscriber onlyAlmost any night in churches across Arkansas, a Celebrate Recovery group is meeting. The Rev. Carl Palmer credits the Bible-based program with saving his marriage. Continue reading...

Rehab for body and soul

Program uses Jesus’ teachings to help people throw off burden of “hurts, hang-ups and habits”

Subscriber onlyAlmost any night in churches across Arkansas, a Celebrate Recovery group is meeting. The Rev. Carl Palmer credits the Bible-based program with saving his marriage. Continue reading...

Prom to give special kids star treatment

Subscriber onlyVolunteers from Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock are working to make Friday a night to remember for some special- needs young adults. Continue reading...

Rising to the challenge

Brothers and Sisters of Charity cook up bakery as latest ministry

Subscriber onlyThese days in addition to hours filled with prayer and contemplation, members of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity in Berryville also spend time mixing, baking and packing baked goods to ship around the country. Continue reading...

Home will transition to serve single mothers

Subscriber onlyThis month the Promise House Maternity Home in Little Rock welcomed its 215th baby. Since its start in 1991, this program of Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries has helped hundreds of unwed pregnant teens and preteens. But with the arrival of the last baby, the ministry will have a new mission -- serving adult single mothers and their children. Continue reading...

Church to end fast, just in time for Super Bowl

Subscriber onlyMembers of ThatChurch.com in Sherwood will end a 21-day fast on Sunday, just in time for their Super Bowl party. The annual fast has been done for about four years as a way to draw closer to God, said Scott Harness, senior pastor. Continue reading...

Turn, turn, turn

Whirling Dervishes of Rumi dance as a spiritual journey toward truth

Subscriber onlyFor the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi, it's all about revolving. Members of the Sufi order use dance as a form of devotion to God, and the revolution of all things -- from electrons, protons and neutrons in atoms to the earth revolving around the sun -- is at the heart of their spinning movements. Continue reading...

Protecting the flock

Security experts teach churches how to deal with violence, safety concerns

Subscriber onlyJoel Humphrey thought his church had a solid security plan. But when he and fellow safety team members from Crossgate Church in Hot Springs attended a Sheepdog Seminar for Churches in Texas last year, he realized they had a lot of work to do. Continue reading...

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