Sunday, March 29, 2020
HLRBC 84TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY DURING MARCH: Mark your calendar for our 84th Church Anniversary celebration, taking place during the month of March. This year’s anniversary assessment is $100 and envelopes are now available.
ONLINE GIVING AND ENVELOPES FOR SENIORS: You may submit your tithes, offering, and mortgage donations by clicking donate on our homepage. We encourage all members to give a $100 assessment in honor of the church’s 84th anniversary. For those 60 and older, you can contact the church at 313-872-2900 for a pre-stamped, self-addressed envelope if you’d prefer to send your tithes and offering by mail.
"LIVE" STREAMING SERVICES: During the time of restricted movement, the Historic Little Rock is now "Live" streaming our Sunday morning worship services (10:00am) and Bible Study on Wednesday @ 7:00pm over YouTube and Face Book (Historic Little Rock Baptist Church). You can subscribe now by searching for Historic Little Rock on Youtube (or follow this link). Once you subscribe you'll be all set to watch the services.
YOUTH VISIT TO WASHINGTON, DC: We’re still looking for everyone’s support to help the Youth Ministry get to Washington DC and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History, as well as Six Flags in Maryland. Thank you to everyone who came out to see Harriet yesterday. It was an awesome turnout. Chocolate bars are still available for sale, and individuals are still in the lobbies to collect your loose change. Next week, and every second and fourth Sunday’s, you’ll be able to purchase Sis. Cynthia Welch’s sensational cookies.
Also, with proceeds going towards the youth’s DC trip, every first Monday head to the St. Regis Hotel from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for laughing and hustling with the country preacher, comedian Coco and DJ Donafay.
TRANSITIONING TO NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP: Our beloved pastor of the last 48 years, Rev. Dr. Jim Holley, will retire at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2021. In his message to the congregation, Rev. Holley shared with us his prayer that we remain faithful to God as we walk through these coming months of transition that will lead the next man or woman to serve as Senior Pastor.
11 persons were appointed as the Pastoral Transition Committee to serve as the liaison between the congregation and the individual called by God to shepherd His flock. The members of the Pastoral Transition Committee realize that identifying a new Senior Pastor will require that we understand who we are as a congregation. Therefore, it is important that all members of the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church be engaged in this sacred and holy process.
All members are asked to please complete the pastoral search questionnaire by April 12. An email containing a link to the questionnaire was sent out to all members with an email address on file. If you are in need of an questionnaire, please send an email request to email@example.com. For those who received a hard copy of the questionnaire and would like to submit your responses by mail, please send your completed form to the church at 9000 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI ATTN: Pastoral Transition Committee.
EASTER PROGRAM 2020: We are getting our children prepared for the Easter program scheduled for Resurrection Sunday April 19th. Please email Arleen Hunter at to obtain a part for your child.
LITTLE ROCK DOMESTIC TRAVEL CLUB: * ONLY 7 SEATS LEFT! * The Historic Little Rock Domestic Travel club invites you to see the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, August 13th through the 20th, 2020. Not only will you get to experience this magnificent monument, but you’ll also have an opportunity to visit the Des Moines Botanical Center, the Badlands National Park, Des Moines Botanical Center and the Wildlife Loop Road where you can get a glimpse of a variety of God's creations including bison, elk, and eagles as you travel along the prairie. Please email Bro. Joseph Welch at for more information.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRE: The church membership questionnaire is available today. If you didn't already receive one, please be sure to pick one up. There will be receptacles available at each of the doors leading into the sanctuary for you to drop off your questionnaire. The deadline for returning your completed form has been extended to April 12th.
BIBLE STUDY: Join us on Wednesdays for bible class at 7:00 pm online via Facebook and YouTube. During the month of March, Wednesday evening bible class series will focus on the black family in crisis. Don't miss it!
WOMEN'S MINISTRY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FEST: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Ladies, to make up for all those carbs eaten the week before, the Women’s Ministry invite you to yet another all-you-can-eat fest on Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 am, but this one will be nothing but salads. In addition to just an overall great fellowship, the Women’s Retreat will also be a topic of discussion.
LAUGHING AND HUSTLING W/THE COUNTRY PREACHER: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Come out every 1st Monday in the month to "Laughing and Hustling with the Country Preacher" at the St. Regis Hotel from 6pm until 9pm. This is be a blessed happy hour with our Pastor, featuring local radio personality and comedian CoCo and music by our own DJ Donafay. All proceeds go toward the Youth Ministry's 2020 Washington, DC experience.
CREATION MUSEUM - PETERSBURG, KY: The Deaconess Ministry invites you to travel with them to the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, August 7th and the 8th. This will be a memorable experience, exploring God’s Wonders, as you walk through Bible History. You can see Deaconess Candace Benns or Deaconess Brenda Tait in the Holley Chapel for more information.
CHURCH'S NEWSLETTER: If you have a passion for writing and would like to use your talent in service to the church, the Media Ministry is looking for assistance with the church’s newsletter. Please see Bro. Joseph Hunter for more information.
MOTOWN MUSEUM EXPANSION: Right here in Detroit, Motown provided an opportunity for numerous young people to showcase their talent and reach their full potential; Motown gave identity to our city, provided music for a generation and inspired some of today’s most influential artists and entrepreneurs. The Historic Little Rock Baptist Church is pleased to announce our support of the Motown Museum’s facility and education expansion campaign with a $1,000 donation to help protect, preserve and present the Motown story.
WATCH/LISTEN TO PASTOR HOLLEY: You can catch our Pastor's network television broadcast on Comcast channel 90, 7 days a week, from 12noon until 1pm. "Rev. Jim Holley International Ministries" brings information on jobs, missionary work, as well as worship and praise. Please be sure to tune in.
NURSERY MINISTRY AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS: Please be reminded that the nursery ministry is available for children ages 3 to 6 every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sunday. Take advantage of this opportunity for your children to learn about God through a curriculum designed specifically for young minds.
LITTLE ROCK BASKETBALL TEAM: We are currently looking for individuals to participate on the church’s basketball team. Both girls and boys, ages thirteen to eighteen, are eligible to be on the team. Practices occur on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m to 1 p.m. Please see Deacon Rodney McDowell to sign up.
PRESCRIPTION ALERT: If you are diabetic and currently using the insulin brand, Levemir, you can now get your prescription at no cost. Please contact the church office for details.
FORGOTTEN HARVEST & GLEANERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Join us every 2nd and 4th Friday as we partner with Forgotten Harvest & Gleaner's to distribute food to those in need. We ask for your continued support by letting others know or by volunteering to serve.
MEDIA MINISTRY: The Media Ministry is looking for camera operators and those who can assist with computer equipment and broadcasting. Please see Bro. Bennie Tate to offer your services.
HAWAII 2021: Get ready to take the ultimate dream vacation in the year 2021. You can spend a glorious 7 days and 6 nights on the beautiful island of Oahu. The trip includes air and hotel accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, a luau, a tour of Pearl Harbor and the chance to enjoy the view of the ocean on one of the most famous and recognized beaches in the world, Waikiki Beach! This ultimate Hawaiian vacation will take place May 10 - 16, 2021. If it sounds interesting, see Bro Joseph Welch for more information and to make your reservation.
CD's & DVD's: Take video and audio of our services home with you to give you a lift during the week. CD's and DVD's of our worship services are available each week immediately following service.