CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Sunday, November 21, 2021 

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 us on Wednesdays for Bible class at 7:00 pm online via Facebook and YouTube.  The series is called "Bible 101".  Don't miss it! 

Noon Bible Study is being combined with the 7pm online bible class over the internet. If you want to use the conference call line, contact the church office during working hours to obtain the number.

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 realized that identifying a new Senior Pastor will require that we understand who we are as a congregation.  On Sunday, October 3 we held the election for the next pastor of Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.  We prayerfully vetted the candidates and held the election.  All registered members were given the opportunity to cast their vote and experience this historic occasion.  We bow before God and put Him forefront in all that we do.  Click here for more information.

MEET AND GREET OUR NEW PASTOR:  We are proud to announce that we will have a meet and greet with Pastor-elect  Rev. Antoine T. Colvin directly after morning service today, Sunday, November 21st.

HLRBC CHURCH SIGN/MONUMENT:  Historic Little Rock is working to get an 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 an 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.  The campaign runs from now until March 2022.   If you have any questions, please call the church office. 

 

GRIEF MINISTRY:  Historic Little Rock will sponsor a grief support group via Zoom beginning Monday, November 15th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Please click here to register on Griefshare.org website to obtain more information.

COVID 19 VACCINES:   We have vaccines on our campus (Clairmount and Woodward). We will have Phizer vaccines available every Friday here at the church from 9:30am - 11:30am. Call the office and we'll make the appointment for you and even get you a ride if you need it.   We have been sent a tool to provide protection against this deadly disease and we strongly encourage you to secure your spot.  The virus is real so let's be prepared and protected! If for some reason you are unsure if you should take the vaccine, talk to your health care provider.   We are now partnering with community agencies to provide vaccines to the elderly and homebound.  Please call the church to make an appointment.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST & GLEANERS FOOD DISTRIBUTION:   Our food distribution program takes place each month on the 2nd & 4th Friday.  We partner with Forgotten Harvest & Gleaner's food bank to distribute food to those in our community in need.  Our last food distribution for 2021 will be THIS Friday, 11/26 here at the church. 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 12K families in 2020 and we look forward to being a blessing again in 2021!  

THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY:   We are giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving.  If you are in need or know someone in need this is for you.  Please contact the church for more information. 

 

DTE IS HIRING:  DTE is hiring tree trimmers at $17/hour. For more information, please call the church office. 

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.

2021 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 Holley.  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!

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 donate on the homepage 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.

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.  Rev. Holley has a new assignment to be on the Word Network every day at 3am.  

PASTOR HOLLEY'S RETIREMENT BANQUET:   Please save the date, June 26, 2022, that is when we will celebrate Pastor Holley with a retirement banquet at the MGM Grand Banquet Facility.   Bishop J. Drew Sheard, newly elected Presiding Prelate of the Churches of God In Christ will be the keynote speaker.  More information to come!

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 camera operators and those who can assist with computer equipment and broadcasting. Please see Bro. Bennie Tate to offer your services.

​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.