Greenbrier First United Methodist Church
By BJ Fox
Greenbrier First United Methodist Church believes that we are called by God to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are called to be a caring community through worship and mission, prayer and praise, fellowship and love, reaching out to our members, our community, and all the world. We believe that all the members of our congregation are ministers.
This is often the time of year when people forget to slow down and take the hand of a person you love or do not even know to share God’s words. We pray that you will be blessed with wisdom and understanding of the word of God and that your fellow man in need (and we are all in need) may walk with you in God’s blessing. Come, join us for worship, fun, and celebration on Wednesday evenings, Sundays, or any time you would like to call our office for help.
Our Mission Team will be on a mission trip to Mt. Eagle on Dec. 10-12. It is not too late to join us if you call the church. Our youth Christmas Pageant will be Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. with a baked potato bar fundraiser and silent auction afterward. If you would like to hear the Christmas story, as told by little ones, this is always a fun time for all.
Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. with communion. Sunday School for all ages is 9 a.m. A nursery for babies is provided. If you need a ride, call 501-581-3895 before Sunday. The church is on Highway 65 and Tyler in Greenbrier. The office telephone is 501-679-2452. We have Open hearts, Open Minds, and Open doors.
New Beginning Church
By Diane Robinson
Pastor Bob preached from Romans 1, and verse 18 says, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness."
Let me tell you what God is talking about and what he calls unrighteousness, and if you think I’m wrong then you don’t know the Word of God.
Here are some things that are wrong, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, whisperers, men with men and women with women, backbiters, haters of God, spiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without natural affection, unmerciful and I’m sure there are more. These are evil and sinful and will not be in heaven and the only way to get to heaven is by giving your heart to God and living a sin free life. You cannot add to or take away from the Word of God. I say read it and find out for yourself.
Our prayers go out to Nancy McNew, Janie Lindsey, and Rev.Bobby Majors who need a touch from the Lord.
By Wanda "LuLu" Harris
Giving thanks. How many of us do this on a daily basis? I think we are guilty of getting too wrapped up in our daily lives to stop and remember why our lives and the things in it are possible. If it were not for God, we wouldn’t have life or anything else for that matter. This is the season of Thanksgiving, let’s all remember and do exactly that, give thanks.
Sunday at Calvary was a special day indeed. Brother Mark Bishop preached at both services. He is so energetic and he is able to preach with enthusiasm that is felt throughout the congregation. What blessings to feel listening to him preach the word of God. He reminded us "In all things give thanks". Brother Mark will be leaving at the first of the year to be stationed in Afghanistan for a year with the military. Leaving his wife and 3 small children behind will be very tough. We will all be in prayer for his safe return and for God’s hedge of protection around him. Thanks Mark and all the fellow soldiers for your sacrifice for this great nation.
Tuesday night was our Thanksgiving Meal at the church. Oh my, and what a meal it was! We had everything imaginable to eat, and needless to say I ate way too much! But to sit and listen to testimonies that were given by fellow church members giving thanks was the greatest time! We all have so much to be thankful for. We all take so much for granted. I want to thank God for saving me in this dire world that we live in today and for giving me a church to call my home and all of my church family who are truly caring individuals , and for allowing me to have a healthy family.
Calvary Church is one of Conway’s best kept secrets. Come and join us Sunday and you will be able to see that for yourself. Sunday School starts at 10 am, followed by church service at 11 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there. We are located at 1832 Robinson Ave. We are a "fellowship of Baptist Believers".
Wesley United Methodist Church
By Lynn Beatty
In celebration of Advent and the beginning of the Christmas season at Wesley United Methodist Church, a special Hanging of the Greens service will be held as we worship on Sunday. Preparations for this tradition have begun, the Chrismon tree will be in place, and the congregation will be told of their meanings as the final ornaments are placed on the tree during this special Advent service. The Chrismon tree is not a tree with traditional Christmas decorations but is one filled with symbolic ornaments and monograms which represent Christ and are placed on the tree in honor and remembrance of Him.
However, for those in search of something new for Christmas at home, one of our members will be offering her beautiful hand-made glass ornaments for sale during the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. With names such as "Noel" (frosted), "Fire & Ice" or "Cascade" (colored), and Snowflakes, these unique, beaded ornaments will make wonderful Christmas gifts as well. Teena Woodworth made and sold these lovely ornaments at our Market Day fund-raiser in the summer, and proceeds will once again be donated to our church’s Building Fund.
Music is very important to us at Wesley United Methodist Church. It is a joy and a privilege to listen each week to the extremely gifted and talented young pianist, Daniel DeTogni. We are very fortunate to have him be a part of our worship service. And as December approaches, our choir is hard at work preparing for their special Christmas Cantata which will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 19.
Another upcoming music event at Wesley United Methodist Church will be performed by the Conway Women’s Chorus. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, their Christmas presentation "Uptown and Down Home: Music of WWII" will feature a 1940’s USO party theme including not only music but snacks from that era as well. Tickets for this event may be purchased from members of the Chorus, Kordsmeier Furniture, or by contacting the Faulkner Academy of Arts at 501-339-7401.
Wesley United Methodist Church is a compassionate and friendly family of faith. Located at 2310 E. Oak St., guests are welcomed with "open hearts, open minds, open doors". Our Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m., with Sunday School at 9 a.m. Nursery is provided. We also have a Wednesday evening service which includes a prayer team at 6 p.m., potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., and Bible study at 7 p.m. All of our services are open to the public, and guests of all ages are welcome at each one. If you have any questions, please call our church office at 327-7629. We are proud of our church and our members, but we also love to see new faces, and our doors are always opened wide. If you do not have a church you regularly attend, please feel free to join us.