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North Little Rock

Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, 1723 Schaer, North Little Rock: The gardener quilters meets at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday of the month.

The Sunday evening bible study has been resumed at 5:30 p.m, on Sunday evenings.

Graves Memorial Baptist Church, 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock: For more information call the church office at 851-1493.

Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine, North Little Rock: For more information call 371-0912.

Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock: The church invites you to “Applied Light,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings in our new coffeehouse worship community in the Gibson Hall. The discussion will be “Fighting Fair,” will be the discussion with guest artist Daniel Petty, a performer who reminds us that young people power the music. Enjoy some good brew, good company, live music, and “install” some practical teaching “apps” and experiences into your life. Each week in Applied Light we’ll feature a different guest performer, and in January our life lessons will be on Communication.

The church will have Ash Wednesday services at noon, 1 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the sanctuary which marks the beginning of Lent, a season of penance, reflection, and fasting that prepares us for Easter.

Living with No Regrets will be at 3 p.m., Sunday’s Feb. 17 through Sunday, March 10, in the resource room. This is a class on aging and dying. You don’t have to be a senior to participate. Rev. Ron Clark will be the leader.

Levy Church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock: Carl Parchman has started a new Sunday School class for young adults up to the age of 40.

Men’s Wild night out will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in the ministry center. Great food, fun and prizes. More details to come.

The church will host celebrate ministry weekend Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, with speakers John Dobbs and Cecil May III. John has been preaching for six years at the Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ in Monroe, La., and Cecil has been preaching 17 years at the Parkway Church of Christ in Fulton, Ky.

For more information, call the church office at 753-4860 or on the web at www.levychurch.com

Levy United Methodist Church, 701 W. 47th St., North Little Rock: For more information, contact Randy Shannon or call the church office at 753-6041.

Morning Star Baptist Church, 105 N. Smothers St., North Little Rock: The church will celebrate their “Annual Ushers and Nurse’s Guild Day,” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10. Special guest will be Rev. Russell Penn and the Fellowship Baptist Church of Des Arc. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 376-3575.

Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock: For more information, contact Charlotte Thomas, 835-8867.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 2200 Willow St., North Little Rock: The church will have a special guest at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17 speaker, Rev. Benny Johnson, founder of “Stop the Violence” organization. The public is invited.

The church morning worship is at 10:45 a.m., Sundays. The church where everyone is somebody, and Christ is all. For more information, call the church office at 758-1190.

North Little Rock First United Methodist Church, 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: The United Methodist Women will be hosting their annual Valentine cookie stroll from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 10. Participants are invited to stroll through an array of delicious home-made cookies. A $5 donation will buy you a gift box to fill with your choices. Great for a treat to yourself or gift-giving to someone you love.

The church will host a “Fat Tuesday” pancake supper from 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12th, in the fellowship hall. Donations will be accepted at the door.

The church will be having an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the sanctuary. A pizza dinner at the “Soul Cafe” will precede this service from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the cost is $5 per person, with a family maximum price of $20.

The church invites you to get Fit as a great way to workout in a fun environment held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., each Tuesday evening in the Fellowship Hall. It is free and for all ages and abilities. Grab your tennis shoes and a water bottle and come join the fun. For information, call 835-2201 or visit the website at nlrfumc.org.

Park Hill Christian Church, 4400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: The North Little Rock Friends of Animals chili supper will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the Christian Family Life Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 9-12. Take out available. For more information call 501-753-4594 or 501-758-5482.

The church Valentine’s banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, with all ages, singles and couples are invited. The chefs will prepare a delicious meal, Chi Rho and CYF will provide table service and entertainment along with Ivon taking photographs. Tickets are $10 each or a table of six may be reserved for $50.

The 9th through 12th grade youth will be going to Camp Couchdale Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24 for Snoasis, the Great River Region’s annual CYF retreat. Registration forms are available in the Lay office at church. The cost is $55 and turned in no later than Sunday, Jan. 27 to Danny Carson or Linda White. For more information please call the church office at 501-753-1109 or visit www.parkhillchristian.org

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: “The Bible in 90 Days,” has begun at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, a group who will read the Bible in three months, meeting weekly to discuss their readings.

Regular Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. A nursery is provided for smaller children. The youth group will begin the study of Genesis at 6:30 p.m, that evening. For more information, call the church office at 753-9533.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: The church will offer centering prayer at 3 p.m. each Monday evening in the church. Morning Prayer at 7 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and at 8:30 p.m., Thursday and Wednesday Eucharist at noon, and evening prayer at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, call the church office at 753-4281.

The Amboy United Methodist Church, 311 East Military Road, North Little Rock: For more information, e-mail wordweaver@arkansas.net.

The Church at North Hills, 4500 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock: For more information contact, pastor John Sammons at 920-6217 or online at www.thechurchatnorthhills.com.

Sherwood

Baring Cross Baptist Church, 7541 Warden Road, Sherwood: The XYZ group will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the fellowship hall. The Faith Seekers Class will have their monthly get-to-gether at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the fellowship hall with Sophie Buratowski from Poland.

The church Valentine’s banquet will be held at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the sanctuary. The program will include the “Swing Band Reunion,” and the dinner will be on a donation basis to help the youth for their trip to Nashville this summer.

The Fluharty/Adair class will eat out together at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at IHOP.

The children’s ministry day will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, watch for more details.

The Friedl class will eat out at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at David’s Burger.

The small groups continue to meet at 5 pm., Sunday evenings. For more information call the church at 501-833-2347.

Church for All Nations, 5500 Landers Road, Sherwood: For more information, call the church office at 753-0033.

First Baptist Church of Sherwood, 701 Country Club Road, Sherwood: Ladies Bible study begins at 4 p.m., Sundays, with childcare or at 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., Mondays, runs for six sessions.

Men ans Boy’s annual wild game dinner will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the fellowship hall. There will be a variety of game and a great time of fellowship with other men. Bro. Ricky will lead in a time of devotion. Sign-up sheets are located in the Worship Center foyer. Make plans to attend and invite others as your guest.

The trip to the Holy Land will be April 16 through 27, 2013. You can pick up information in the church office.

First Christian Church, 2803 East Kiehl Ave., Sherwood:

Hope Baptist Church, 139 Shadow Oaks Drive, Sherwood: For more information, call Pastor Dr. Terry Coomer at 819-0446 or tlcoomer@juno.com or visit the website at www.hopebaptistlittlerock.com.

Kehillat Israel Messianic Church, 151 Fred Rains Drive, Sherwood: The church will begin services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Torah study is at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church, 9921 Arkansas Highway 107, Sherwood: The evening studies will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, with adults and youth. The groups will then break off into two groups for “Our Life as a Cup.” Childcare will be provided if necessary.

The Church at Sherwood, 1061 Lantrip Rd, Sherwood: The church is now an outreach center for Mid-America Foods, a food ministry outreach offering restaurant quality food at discounted prices. “Mid America Foods provides hope to families who struggle with food and peace of mind to families who want to stretch their hard earned dollar. As well, our endeavor is to build and strengthen communities and give a helping hand to our neighbors, while spreading the news of JESUS CHRIST.” All income levels can take advantage of this opportunity. You may contact MAF directly at midamericafoods.com or 855-832-7238, or the church at churchatsherwood.com or 834-0123, or call Lynda Gililland at 993-3380. Each month orders are due by 1pm on the 3rd Sunday and pick-up is the following Saturday. Payment may be cash, money order, check, or credit card.

Victory Baptist Church, 515 Sherwood Ave., Sherwood: The church is enrolling children for its Mother’s Day Out program and its summer day camp. For more information, call 835-2400. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. with a worship service at 10 a.m. Open Bible study classes for all ages are at 5 p.m. with an evening worship service at 5:45 p.m. each Sunday. The church offers a nursery and activities for children through age four.

Jacksonville

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 401 N. First St., Jacksonville: For more information, call the church office at 982-1519.

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