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Showcase honors minister who died

New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds St. in North Little Rock, will host the Richard L. West Shout Hallelujah Showcase from 5-7 p.m. today.

The showcase is being held in honor of Richard West, who served in roles including that of minister of music at Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church in College Station, and a Gospel music announcer on JoyNet Radio, according to a news release. West died May 18.

Admission is free, but those willing to donate $10 or more to a forthcoming scholarship initiative will receive preferred seating. Tickets are available at

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Pulitzer-winning author to appear

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St. in Little Rock, will host historian and author Jon Meacham at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Meacham, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, will speak about his latest book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. General admission tickets are free; reserved seating is $54.84; and patron tickets are $107.62 and provide reserved seating and admission to a reception with the author.

Tickets are available at or (501) 372-0294.

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Retreat to feature NY priest, author

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St. in Little Rock, will host a fall retreat featuring the Rev. Barbara Crafton from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8.

Crafton, an Episcopal priest and author, will speak about her books The Also Life and The Courage to Grow Old. She has taught at New York's General Theological Seminary, served on the staff of Trinity Church Wall Street and ministered to recovery workers in New York after 9/11.

The retreat is free, but donations will be accepted. Register at; for more information, contact

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Film on Buddhism to show at library

Tzu Chi USA will host "On the Buddha's Path: Compassion in Action," a screening of short films on "socially engaged Buddhism."

The screening will be held in the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St. in Little Rock, from 1:30-5 p.m. Sept. 8.

Admission is $8 and all proceeds will benefit Compassion Works for All. Tickets can be reserved or bought at

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Church anniversary monthlong celebration

Winfield United Methodist Church, 20100 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, will hold a monthlong series of celebrations at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays in September to commemorate its 150th anniversary.

On Sunday, Winfield's pastor, the Rev. Vida Williams, will address the congregation; on Sept. 9, Mike Hood will speak about the church's history.

The Rev. David Bentley, Winfield's pastor from 1998 to 2006, will join the congregation Sept. 16, with a reception after the service; the Rev. Charles Murry, who served as pastor at Winfield from 1989-95, will be present at the Sept. 23 service, which will feature a potluck luncheon. A Gospel singalong and ice cream social will be held Sept. 30.

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

'Celebration of Arts' at Maumelle church

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 4001 Club Manor Drive, Maumelle, will host "A Celebration of the Arts" in the sanctuary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15.

Works will include watercolor and oil paintings, quilts and photography. Art demonstrations and music will also be featured, along with a session with award-winning Maumelle artist Mary Ann Stafford.

For more information, contact (501) 803-4353 or

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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