The youth group at Greenbrier’s First United Methodist Church hosted their annual fundraiser baked potato bar after the children’s Christmas play. 

Dressed as different elves and Christmas ornaments, they joyfully prepared and served almost 100 baked potatoes and all the fixings to hungry kids and their families. 

A love offering netted them $475. 

The annual Christmas pageant depicting the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus was a huge success and everyone was in a celebratory mood. 

The Youth are planning a mission trip to Hot Springs in February to attend a weekend convention experience for 7th- through 12th-grade Methodist youth. 

This annual convention promises to bring together Arkansas youth for a life changing weekend where they realize God’s purpose for their lives, no matter where they are in their walk of faith. 

A gospel concert is planned for Friday night, along with plenty of worship and game sessions on Saturday before a worship service Saturday night. 

They plan to travel in the church bus to Hector (near Russellville) on Sunday to participate in the "Walk Through Bethlehem" experience at the Hector First Assembly Church. 

This is an interactive drama to participate in the story of Mary and Joseph as they prepare for the birth of Jesus, the Christmas story. 

Although the GFUMC youth are a very small group, they also plan on holding a "Buy a Teen" and dessert auction in January to help pay for their trip to Hot Springs. They are eagerly looking forward to going. 

The church is located at the corner of Highway 65 and Tyler Street in Greenbrier.