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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 ladies bible study is held at 5:30 p.m., with food and study begins at 6 p.m., each Monday night. The study being: “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, contact the church office at 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

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 practical teaching. It’s a new kind of sabbath for those who might work or just can’t make it to church on Sunday morning.

“Renewing Our Minds”, with Dennis Ouellette will be on March 13, “Renewing Our Spirit”, with Tal Mims on March 20 and “Renewing our Faith”, with Angelyn Jolly on March 27.

We have four Sunday morning services to meet your needs. For more information about Lakewood UMC, contact the church office at 753-6186, go to our website at www.expandingthelight.org, or be our Facebook friend.

Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock: The church fellowship hall fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 8. All you can eat catfish with the fixings. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Amboy Food Pantry Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction from 5-8 p.m., Friday, March 15. Costs is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

Biscuit and gravy breakfast will be at 8 a.m., Sunday, March 17 in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome and the cost is free.

The church will be taking a trip to the Holy Land that will depart Little Rock Tuesday, Oct. 8, with Pastor Steven Tiner. This will be a 10-day trip to Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, Qumran, Jericho, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives and much more. An optional 7-day extension to Egypt will have you traveling as Abraham did to Memphis and on to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid, the world’s oldest stone structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, Luxor, Memphis and more. For more information, call the church office at 753-7347 for a brochure.

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.

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: For more information, call 376-3575.

Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock: For more information, contact Betty Butler, 835-2657.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 2200 Willow St., North Little Rock: 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.

New Bibleway Church of God, 1207 West 22nd St., North Little Rock: For more information, contact Pastor Dennis Rodgers, Sr. at 944-3972.

North Little Rock First United Methodist Church, 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: The children’s enrichment center is sponsoring a fundraiser of the church and daycare playground from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. Come out and enjoy a spaghetti dinner and a “Starving Artist of all ages,” silent auction. Cost is $5 for adults. CEC is asking all budding artist for donations. This includes painting , pottery, stain glass etc., and art work from the children and teachers. Please contact Donna Davis for more information at CEC, 835-2903 or ddavis@nlrfumc.org or visit the website at nlrfumc.org.

Park Hill Christian Church, 4400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: For more information please call the church office at 753-1109 or visit www.parkhillchristian.org

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: The annual Holly Pierce Williams benefit chili supper from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. The meal will feature chili with all the trimmings, drinks, and homemade desserts, with all proceeds used to send the church’s children and youth to summer church camps and conferences. Tickets are $7.50 per person and $3.00 for children aged 10 and under. They may be purchased at the door or by calling the church office at 753-9533.

“The Prodigal Father” will be theme of the church’s 11 a.m. worship service this Sunday, reflecting on Luke 15:11-32. 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.

A representative of the Arkansas Travelers will be the speaker at the monthly supper meeting of the church’s Presbyterian Men’s group at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

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.

St. Patrick Church, 211 W. 19th St., North Little Rock: The annual St. Patrick’s day dinner and bingo will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, March 16, entertainment will include Irish dancers held in the St. Patrick’s parish center 20th and Orange St., in North Little Rock. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, and 5 and under free. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information contact Nancy Sieter at 753-2726.

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 MFuge fundraiser luncheon will be Sunday, March 10, following the morning worship service.

There will be a potluck meal Sunday, March 17, following the evening worship service.

The small groups continue to meet at 5 pm., Sunday evenings. For more information call the church at 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: For more information, call Pastor Dr. Terry Coomer at 819-0446 or tlcoomer@juno.com or visit the website at www.hopebaptistlittlerock.com.

Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, 8601 Indianhead Drive, Sherwood: The church will have guest speaker Carroll Roberson of Ripley, Miss. at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 14, during the morning service and then again at 6 p.m., with a gospel concert. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Sue Parker at 749-2855 or e-mail at gsuep@sbcglobal.net or visit website www.carrollroberson.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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