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 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.
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.
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!
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,...
John 4:24 tells us that we're told that we are to worship God "in spirit and in truth." Therefore, worship is essential for Christians to do. It's also important for church services for the congregation to enter into worship, because it welcomes the Holy Spirit and...