Sunday, September 12, 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.
CHURCH CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS: It's time to update the church constitution & bylaws. We seek to make updates to the wording of the current constitution & bylaws, proposing changes, and will give the rationale behind the changes. The HLRBC Constitution Committee has made 29 recommendations to our current constitution & bylaws. These recommendations will be on view each Sunday until August 10 (Blue Room / Josephine Lobby / or during the week by appointment). The 29 recommendations were written as proposals and then voted on and approved by the board of directors.
Additional Special Notice: The Board of Directors has approved an amendment to Proposal #29. Viewing of the proposals has been extended this Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Today Sunday, September 5, all registered members of the HLRMBC will have the opportunity to attend a called church meeting, to be held in the sanctuary, immediately after Communion. Registered members must be present to vote on the 29 proposals and 1 amendment.
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. Please visit our Pastoral Transition page and see our progress so far.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL: There will be a Virtual Town Hall Meeting via Zoom on Saturday, September 18, 2021. During this virtual meeting you will be able to meet our 2 candidates for Senior Pastor. All registered members will receive an email to this effect. If you have any questions, please call the church office.
COVID 19 VACCINES: We have vaccines on our campus (Clairmount and Woodward). We will have vaccines every Friday here at the church. 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 next food distribution will be Friday, 9/24 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!
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 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.