For decades, Heights Baptist Church in Temple has been holding services, participating in missions and serving the community. These are some of the works that will be remembered 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, when the church holds a service celebrating its 70th anniversary.
After a few days of sweltering heat broke with an afternoon storm, the bells rang at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone as parishioners passed through its doors for Saturday mass. Formed by immigrants of Luxembourg who settled in the area, the church recently celebrated its 150th birthday in June. The roughly 400-member congregation — of which about 100 show up for the weekend service and a quarter of that for daily mass — is proud of the community that fills the pews
A group of volunteers is hoping to breathe new life into the Old Galatia Church. The church building, one of the oldest religious buildings still standing in the Norfork area, was shuttered five years ago and appeared on Preserve Arkansas’ list of the most endangered historic sites in the state in 2017.
St. Monica’s Catholic Church, 30 S. Nolan Ave. in Cameron will present the annual Homecoming Festival Sunday, Aug. 18, celebrating the church’s 137-year heritage. The event will feature music, a picnic and community fun.
Grace Church of Salado will host a Men’s Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 17. The topic will be “Faith, Sports and Leadership in Action.” Featured speakers will be Grant Teaff, J. Drew Pittman and Eli Pittman.
The loss of its historic building won’t stop the parish of Church of the Visitation in Westphalia from coming together for worship Sunday morning.
Less than a week after the church building burned to the ground, Mass will be conducted at 9 a.m. in the Westphalia Parish Hall, 114 County Road 3000 near Lott.
Crimson River Ministries will welcome Greater Vision to Temple for their 29th annual gospel concert beginning 7 p.m. Friday at Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church.
For the Rev. Sang Quan, new priest at Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton, the journey of life has also been one of faith.
Local students from Temple Bible Church recently returned from a mission trip to New York City, where they helped teach English and the Bible to those in need.