Our beloved Deacon, Elax Tucker Jr., known as Bootsy, was born on May 5, 1965. He was a graduate of Wynne High School, graduating with the class of 1983. He was a Truck driver for 35 years, having a business with his brothers called Tucker Boyz Transportation. There...
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New St. James Inaugural Men and Women’s Conference is October 8
It's time for men and women to get up and do God's work New St. James will have its first ever Men and Women's Conference on Saturday, October 8. The conference will start at 10 A.M. at our church. This year's theme is "Sleeping on God's Time" and attendees will have...
New St. James Remembers Mother Cecelia ‘Ce-Ce’ Stegall
We remember Cecelia “Ce-Ce” Stegall, a longtime Mother Board member and mother to Senior Pastor Rev. Cortez Stegall, passed away on October 9. She was 97 and lived a blessed and full life. Her Homegoing Ceremony is on Saturday, October 16 at 11 A.M. at New St. James.
New St. James resumes in-person church service on Easter, April 4
Pastor Stegall says in-person church service will resume on the first Sunday in April, (Easter Sunday). He’s looking for volunteers to help sanitize the church. Also, vaccination locations can be found here.
New St. James remembers Willie Bell – the Deacon Board’s patriarch
Deacon Willie Bell, the patriarch of the New St. James Deacon Board, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021 – one day after his 96th birthday. Friends and family remember him as a true man of God who was never ashamed to share his testimony at any opportunity.
New St James to Institute ‘Drive-Thru’ Communion
On Saturday, February 6, there will be a “Drive Thru” to pick up your communion implement beginning @ 3:p.m. and you are to hang on to it for the next day, which will be the first Sunday of February (Feb 7), so we can do Communion together via Conference Call.
2020 Contribution Statements, Church Calendar and Alternative Conference Call Link
Here’s a recap of announcements that were made during the 12/27/20 service. They include contribution statements, the church calendar, and connecting to the conference call without calling in.
Sis. Gloria Lofton, Remembered As A Fierce Christian Soldier, Goes Home in Peace
New St. James said their final good-bye on Saturday to Sis. Gloria Jean Lofton, a respected local business woman and wife to Associate Pastor Rev. Kenneth Lofton. She was 61. Read more about her life.
New St. James Announces Plans for Christmas, New Year’s Eve Watch Service
With many more people in Arkansas getting infected with the coronavirus, Rev. Cortez Stegall, Sr. Pastor of New St. James M. B. Church, has announced some changed to annual year-end events.
Church Announcements for November 8, 2020
This week’s announcements included information on Pastor and First Lady Smith’s “Love Day” celebration with Keeping it Real Ministries. Also, Veteran’s Day is Wednesday.
Church Announcements for November 1, 2020
This week’s announcements included election day information, a drive-thru house-warming for a member, and information on Pastor and First Lady Smith’s “Love Day” celebration with Keeping it Real Ministries.
New St. James pays tribute to its Jr. Choir and Sunshine Band
Every fourth Sunday in October, the New St. James Jr. Choir and Sunshine Bans would celebrate their annual Choir Day. It’s a tradition that dated back years as a way to praise God for blessing the program to make it another year. Starting next year, the choirs will began celebrating on Children’s Day, 2nd Sunday in June.
New St. James Sr. Choir celebrates 70 years singing praises to God
September 27, 2020 would have been choir day for the New St. James Sr. Choir. What memories from the choir do you treasure the most? What songs they have sung do you wish you could hear right now that could help you through this pandemic? Please leave a comment!
Prayer, Missionary Society, and Bible Study Conference Calls Continue at New St. James
Because of the coronavirus, many church activities at New St. James are continuing through conference calls, much like the Sunday Morning service. Here are when and how you can participate in the calls. Prayer Line Every Monday thru Friday evening from 5:30 P.M. until...
Is In-Person Worship Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic A Sign of Faithfulness or Foolishness?
How the Virus Impacted Worship Since mid-March, the coronavirus has been infecting people with the respiratory illness COVID-19 in Arkansas; making in-person worship service a challenge. As the virus kept spreading, the state began placing restrictions on businesses,...