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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: The church will host a Valentine banquet at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. This roundup and rodeo will be a night of fun, food and fellowship. There will be a bull riding competition for different ages, along with events and activities for everyone. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12, under 5 free.

The Williams Baptist singers will perform at Sherwood First Baptist on Sunday, Feb. 17, if you would like to caravan be at the church at 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

The church will host a parent’s night out from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. The cost is $5 and includes pizza and drinks for age 3 through 5th grade.

The ladies bible study is held at 5:30 p.m., with food and study begins at 6 p.m., each Monday night. The study “A Woman of Faith: Living in Jesus.” The church is collecting candy donations for the Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 23. Candy needs to be dropped off no later than Sunday, March 17. 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 all to Lent, a time of self-examination, self-denial and reflection as we anticipate the joy of Easter by considering the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each Sunday in Lent the kids in Faith Trax will study “Follow the Savior.” Senior pastor Richard Lancaster’s “Behold the Man,” at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., in the sanctuary while Rev. Andrea and Cindy will examine “Stories of Faith,” at 9 a.m., and 11 a.m., services in Wesley Hall.

While we choose to fast and give something up, to volunteer or otherwise give of themselves, or to pursue spiritual disciplines such as prayer or study. The Lenten walking program, with weekly devotionals and a goal of 30 minutes of exercise a day. Put one foot in front of the other and trust God to lead. Sign up by emailing Rev. Cindy Henry at CHenry@lakewood-umc.org

“24 Hours That Changed the World,” begins at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Gibson Hall. Your invited to this special Lenten study, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the last day of Christ’s life as Hamilton draws on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible. Also, “Living with No Regrets,” a four-part video and discussion series on aging and dying will be at 3 p.m., in the Resource room. To register contact Rev. Ron Clark.

The church invites you to “Applied Light,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday evenings in our new coffeehouse worship community in the Gibson Hall. Enjoy some good brew, good company, live music, and “install” some practical teaching “apps” and experiences into your life.

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.

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 36th Pastoral Anniversary for Rev. Robert Jenkins at 11 a.m., Sunday. Special guest will be Rev. Dexter Donnell and the Abundant Grace Church of Pine Bluff. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 376-3575.

Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock: The church will have pastor Rev. Timothy Smith presenting the first musical at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17. Many groups, choirs and male choruses throughout the area have been invited to help lift up the name of the Lord. For more information, contact Betty Butler, 835-2657.

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 Children’s Enrichment Center will have a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, for the church playground. There will be a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and “Starving Artist” of all ages. The cost is $5 for adults. They are asking for donations from all budding artists, including painting, pottery, stain glass and the list goes on. CEC will have artwork from the children and teachers. For more information contact Donna Davis, 835-2903, ddavis@nlrfumc.org or visit the church website at nlrfumc.org.

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 Heart 2 Heart ministry will meet at noon Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Shepherds classroom next to the small kitchen. Anyone interested in knowing more about this new ministry is invited to attend.

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 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.

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: The church will be celebrating its third anniversary at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, with guest speaker Dr. Rick Carter and Beth Haven Baptist Seminary. The church will present a DVD of their third year history, and have lunch at the church after the morning service. There will be traditional music by the church choir and testimonies by members. The community is invited to attend. 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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