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Philander Smith College Announces New Dates for Religious Emphasis Week

Philander Smith College Announces New Dates for Religious Emphasis Week

Little Rock, Ark. (March 2, 2021) – Due to inclement weather, Philander Smith College is rescheduling Religious Emphasis Week. The new dates are March 14-19. All events will be hosted in virtual spaces on Facebook Live and YouTube in response to the ongoing challenge of holding large gatherings due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This year’s theme is “The In-Between Times” taken from James 1:17-27.


According to the organizer and host, Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow, “Now more than ever, it is important and appropriate for us to maintain our focus on our faith and our fellowship. This has been a difficult season for many of us and the efforts that we make to strengthen our connection to our spiritual foundations will provide Christian support and encouragement.”


Miller-Yow is the director of the Office of Religious Life and Campus Culture at Philander Smith College where he serves as pastor of Wesley Chapel. Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College has been rooted and guided by its connection with the United Methodist Church. The Arkansas State Conference of the United Methodist Church is located on the campus grounds.



Sunday, March 14 – 7 PM                      Speaker: Pastor George Parks


Monday, March 15 - 7 PM                     Speaker: Pastor Kevin Cooper


Tuesday, March 16 - 11 AM                   Speaker: Pastor Sipho Mhlanga


Tuesday, March 16 - 7 PM                     Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show with Marcus Wiley

Hosted by Kevin Cooper via Zoom Register in advance for this meeting:


Wednesday, March 17 - 11 AM              Speaker: Pastor Tamira Wimbish


Thursday, March 18 - 11 AM                  Chapel Service - Speaker: Pastor Phillip Pointer


Thursday, March 18 - 7 PM                    Living Legends Celebration


Friday, March 19 - 7 PM                         Gospel Concert - Featuring: Brandon Morgan & Fresh Voices


For more information, please contact or call 501-370-5296.




Founded in 1877, Philander Smith College is one of the oldest private, historically Black institutions of higher learning in Arkansas. A four-year liberal arts college, the institution is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is the only United Negro College Fund member school in the state. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of NCA.