Greenbrier First United Methodist Church

BJ Fox

Greenbrier First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Watch Night Service on New Year’s eve beginning at 11 p.m. For a Christian way of celebrating all our blessings and welcoming the New Year, we start in the fellowship hall with refreshments, greetings, and good fun. At 11:30, we go to the sanctuary for a service with prayers, reflection, and communion as we welcome another year. 

We will greet the new year on our knees at the alter with prayer and thanks to God for our bounty. All those in need and those who are thankful are welcome to come. Bring your friends and family. If you forgot your love offering for the Methodist Children’s home last Sunday, you have another opportunity to share this Sunday. This program helps care for three hundred children, mothers, and families on a daily basis – an extra special ministry of the Arkansas Conference. It is heavily dependent on this annual Christmas Special offering. GFUMC has two Sunday worship services – 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is 9:40 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. 

 

Immanuel Baptist Church

By Tracy Everett 

Well, the big day has passed and today, children and adults everywhere are probably taking a nice deep breath and making time to really enjoy all the presents they received this Christmas. Christmas is over, right? No, it is not. As Christians, we have the great privilege to celebrate Christs birth every day! Following a wonderful special in song by Bro. Butch White this past Sunday morning, Bro. King brought our message from the Christmas story in Luke 2: 1-20, and in these passages he taught us the spirits of Christmas that we can practice all year long. The spirit of joy, praise and peace is something we can pray for every day. The spirit of good will, giving and declaring the name of Christ should live in our hearts always. 

No one has ever showed the spirit of Love more so than God when he sent his only Son, Jesus, to be born for us, knowing He would die for us a short time later. The very least we can do is have the spirit of worship, to honor and glorify our Lord every day. As one of my favorite sayings declares, Wise Men Still Seek Him Today. Sunday evening, our adult choir performed a Christmas cantata entitled "The Wonder Of Christmas". Filled with traditional Christmas carols, the program simply highlighted the wonderful birth of our Savior, a message that we should never take for granted. We also want to welcome the Krisell family, who joined our church Sunday morning. We know that Scott, Becky, Cole, Madison, Andrew and Austen will be a huge blessing to us. 

Please keep our youth, our youth pastor, BJ Sullivan and our sponsors in your prayers as they prepare to leave Monday morning for a retreat in Texas called "Merge." I’m sure this retreat will be a great time of fellowship and worship for our young kids. 

We are blessed to have such an active church family and leaders and we would love to have you join us at Immanuel also! For worship times and information about activities, please call (501) 679-2612. We hope you have a safe and happy New Year and may God continue to bless.