CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Sunday, October 2, 2022 

WE HAVE RESUMED LIVE WORSHIP SERVICES:  Historic Little Rock Baptist Church welcomes you back to the Rock each Sunday morning @ 10am.  You can come into the church (social distancing in place) or worship with us on the church lot while you listen on your car radio on 89.7 (within one mile of the church) or watch the broadcast on this website.   Click here to read our social distancing protocol and reopening guidelines.  

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 FaceBook (Historic Little Rock Baptist Church), and right here on our website!  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.

 

BIBLE STUDY:   Join our Wednesday Bible class at 7:00 pm online via Facebook live (click here to go to the Facebook page).  Bible Study has resumed and you can access it live on Facebook.

Noon Bible Study:  Join us each Wednesday at noon.  The conference call number is (701) 802-5035  (access code: 668903).

DONATE TO OUR BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE:   Beginning today you can make a donation to our "Back-To-School Drive.  We endeavor to provide backpacks and supplies to the young people so they can have the proper tools to learn.  How can you give?  In person you can give during our time of giving; if you are online, please put "Back-to-School" in the note section of your gifts. We thank you.

DEACONESS & GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY MEETING Pastor Colvin will meet with all members of the Deaconess and Good Samaritan ministries immediately after church in the lower level on Sunday, October 8th.  Please make every effort to attend as this is business of importance.

 

OCTOBER 16 IS PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS On Sunday, October 16th.  Pastor Colvin is inviting every one to wear something pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION CLASSES As the climate of the world changes, we want to be abreast of changes in how to effectively respond in situations.  We are offering free classes to anyone who wants to know and be up to date on how to properly handle situations as they arise.  These professional training courses will be held at the church.  The first session, "Defense Tactics", will be on Saturday, October 22nd from 1pm - 5pm.  The second session, "Verbal Deescalation" will be Sat, October 29th from 11am - 3pm.  The classes are open to all however, we urge members of the Deacons, Deaconess, Good Samaritans, Ministerial Staff, Ushers and Greeters to register.  To register, call or email the church office at 313.872.2900 or info@hlrbc.org.   There are limited openings so reserve your spot now!

 

JOIN THE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION TEAM We are organizing a Prevention and Protection team, who will  ensure the safety and well being of our congregation, members, visitors and grounds.  We want this team to be diverse so those with mental health experience, law enforcement, military, education, medical professionals, youth counsellors, and anyone else who is interested in helping others are welcome. For more information and to sign up, contact Aaron Grimes (email: agrimes@hlrbc.org) before October 17 .

 

HARVEST FEST FEATURING TRUNK OR TREAT We invite you to to bring  your young people to Harvest Fest 2022 featuring "Trunk or Treat"   Saturday, October 29th from noon until 4pm in the back parking lot.  There will be fun and giveaways in a blessed atmosphere.  If you would like to participate, decorate your car and open your trunk with give aways.  We are accepting candy and monetary donations.  Call the church office for more information. 

 

HOMECOMING CELEBRATION:   We will have a special homecoming celebration on Sunday, October 30th at 10am.  This will be a reunion for the choir and all former members of the church.  We plan to have family from both in and out of state.  If you would like to volunteer to ensure this day is a success, please see Rev. Joyce Irvin or contact the church office.  Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event.   

HLRBC CHURCH SIGN/MONUMENT:  Historic Little Rock is working to get a new state of the art church sign. The pillars flanking the sign will match the stones on the church.  This sign will give us the opportunity to share community information.  There is still opportunity for you to dedicate a memorial stone for a loved one, and or display your family name or business name... all will be etched in history in front of the church.  Visit the Memorial Garden page on this site for more information.  

GRIEF MINISTRY:  Historic Little Rock will sponsor a grief support group via Zoom each Monday from 6:00-8:00pm beginning 9/12/22  - 12/5/22.   Men sessions are available.  Volunteers are needed to facilitate.  To register and obtain more information on our upcoming sessions,   click here  to go to Griefshare.org or see Sis. Carlotta Allen.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST & GLEANERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION:   Our food distribution program has resumed!  Our next food distribution will be Friday, October 14.  This dissemination takes place each month on the 2nd & 4th Friday.  We partner with Forgotten Harvest & Gleaner's food bank to share food to those in our community in need.   We are in need of "manpower" so we are asking for the brothers to volunteer to help with the distribution!  We thank God that we were able to feed many families in 2021 and we look forward to being a blessing again in 2022!  

PASTOR EMERITUS HOLLEY'S RETIREMENT WORSHIP SERVICE AND BANQUET:   We had a glorious time as we celebrated Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Jim Holley's retirement.  Click here and here to see the photos.

2022 GRADUATES:  Congratulations to all 2022 graduates!  We  celebrate you and your accomplishments.  Click here to learn about our 2022 grads!

DTE BILL:   As we come out of this pandemic, if you are having challenges paying your DTE bill, they are here to help you.  Please call the church office for more information.

2022 MEMBER REGISTRATION:   Registration is a form of identity as a part of the Historic Little Rock family. Membership helps keep us gathered with the other sheep under the protective leadership of Pastor Colvin.  When you register, you are affirming your connection with the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.  You are joining a body of believers in unity proclaiming that you will work together that we might fulfill God's mission in the world - to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20).  Please click here to register today!

TRANSITIONING TO NEW SENIOR LEADERSHIP:   Our beloved pastor of the last 48 years, Rev. Dr. Jim Holley, retired at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2021.  The church and membership has prayerfully selected a new Senior Pastor to shepherd God's flock.  We bow before God and put Him forefront in all that we do.  Click here for more information.

  • INSTALLATION SERVICE FOR PASTOR-ELECT ANTOINE T. COLVIN:  Congratulations and God's speed to our newly installed Senior Pastor Rev. Antoine T. Colvin.   Click here to watch the installation services.

HLRBC RESIDENTIAL HOUSING COMPLEX: The Detroit City Council approved a resolution authorizing Rev. Dr. Jim Holley Senior Citizens Residences to receive $18M in HOME dollars to support the project at 9001 Woodward! The funds will assist in constructing 30 rental units in a new 60 unit residential development that will be 100% affordable. Construction has begun on our new $18M senior residential complex that will be situated across the street from our main building.  We are thankful to the City of Detroit and all that have supported this effort.  

​​ONLINE GIVING AND ENVELOPES FOR SENIORS:   You may submit your tithes, offering, and building fund donations by clicking here.  We have a new "Text to Give" feature that works on your mobile phone.  Click here for more information. For those 60 and older, you can contact the church at 313-872-2900 for  pre-stamped, self-addressed envelopes if you prefer to send your tithes and offering by mail.

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.

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.

MEDIA MINISTRY:  The Media Ministry is looking for volunteers.  Please see Brother Bennie Tate or Brother Joe Hunter for more information.

​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.