Dr. Janice Gilbert, senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas, will be the guest preacher for this year's Williams Preaching Series at First United Methodist Church in Benton.
The series will take place Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14 and 15.
The preaching series was established by the late Ruth Williams, widow of the the late Curtis Williams, to honor her husband. Among his pastoral appointments was serving as associate pastor of First United Methodist Church of Benton.
Salem United Methodist Church is sponsoring an unusual event: The church is selling registered iris bulbs from the garden of a prominent local Master Gardener, Phyllis Kirtley.
Kirtley is known in the area for her expertise in raising the flowers.
The sale is set from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, under the Salem Campgrounds arbor on the Salem Church grounds.
According to church spokesman Dick Bondurant, varieties that will be available to purchase will include registered day lilies, angel trumpets, grounds cover and assorted perennials.