Church Briefs

Baring Cross Baptist Church, 7541 Warden Road, Sherwood: The Sue Anderson Class will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Smokin Buns.

The church will observe the Lord’s supper during our morning worship service Sunday. Also, the All-Music Worship Service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. Following the music service, we will have a fellowship gathering in the fellowship hall.

Church for All Nations, 5500 Landers Road, Sherwood: For more information, call the church office at (501) 753-0033.

Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, 1723 Schaer St., North Little Rock: Brother Rich began a four-week program at 7 p.m. Wednesday and will continue through Aug. 8 on the fact and fiction of “The DaVinci Code.”

The fish-fry fundraiser for Hickory Plains UMC, which recently had its church building destroyed by fire, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. It will be catered by King Catfish. For more information, call (870) 854-5572.

The Northside Area United Methodist Men will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood United Methodist Church.

The First United Methodist Women will present a Haiti study that will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21 in the fellowship hall. The lunch will be provided. The study is open to everyone.

The Gardner fish fry will be held Aug. 18 in the fellowship hall, and chicken also will be served this year. Tickets and volunteer sheets soon will be available.

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 401 N. First St., Jacksonville: For more information, call the church office at (501) 982-1519.

First Baptist Church of Sherwood, 701 Country Club Road, Sherwood: The church Vacation Bible School theme will be “Lifeway Amazing Wonders Aviation” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday-July 19 with a musical at 6 p.m. July 22. The class is for all ages.

The Alzheimer support group will meet at 7 p.m. today in the conference room. Also, the men’s night out will meet at 6:45 p.m. today at New China Inn.

A “Visit with Vickie” for all ladies will be at 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the fellowship hall. There will be a dinner salad. Ladies, please bring a salad and one copy of the salad recipe to share. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

First Christian Church, 2803 East Kiehl Ave., Sherwood: The church Vacation Bible School will be Sunday to Wednesday. The theme is Operation Overboard. For more information, go to

Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine, North Little Rock: For more information, contact the church office at (501) 371-0912.

Hope Baptist Church, 139 Shadow Oaks Drive, Sherwood: For more information, call Pastor Dr. Terry Coomer at (501) 819-0446 or or visit the website at

Kehillat Israel Messianic Church, 151 Fred Rains Drive, Sherwood: The church will begin services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Torah study is at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock: The Primetime singles will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Gibson Hall and have a pot luck.

On the second Friday night of each month, the church will host a free movie night. The July showing “Glory Road,” is an inspirational film about Texas Western University, the first all-black starting line-up at the NCAA national basketball championship. It will start at 7 p.m. Friday in Faith TraX theater and is rated PG.

Looking for something different this summer, consider the Summer Book Club. Children in fourth, fifth and sixth grades will read “The Bronze Bow” from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and August 1 and take part in archery lessons and games. To sign-up, email Rochelle Gray at

The adult book club will meet at 10 a.m. July 22 and July 29. The Rev. Cindy Henry will lead a discussion on “Have a Little Faith.” On Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, the Rev. Richard Lancaster will lead a discussion on “The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See.”

Registration is now under way for the church’s 2012 Vacation Bible School, “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God!” From 9 to 11:45 a.m. July 16-19, it will explore God’s word and deep faith with art projects at Aquatic Arts, science activities at Exploration Station, recreational activities at High Tide Hangout and tasty snacks at the Diver’s Diner Registration forms are available on our website at

Levy Church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock: The scrapbookers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the home of Julie Watson. Bring snacks and scrapbook supplies. For more information, call the church office at (501) 753-4860 or on the web at

Levy United Methodist Church, 701 W. 47th St., North Little Rock: The church will have Vacation Bible Study from July 22-26. The church needs volunteers for crafts, actors, and food to be served. For more information, contact Randy Shannon or call the church office at (501) 753-6041.

Little Rock First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 North Mississippi, Little Rock: The church invites all children to “Tumbleweed Gulch” Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. There will Bible learning activities for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade for free. For more information, call the church office at (501) 225-6632.

Morning Star Baptist Church, 105 N. Smothers St., North Little Rock: The church will have Vacation Bible School “Unity In The Community” to be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday to July 20. The Health Fair and Community Picnic will be July 21. Classes are for all ages, and all are welcome. For more information, call (501) 376-3575.

Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock: For more information, contact Betty Butler, (501) 835-2657.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 2200 Willow St., North Little Rock: The church will celebrate Dr. O.C. Jones’ 55 years of devoted service. There will be a banquet Saturday with festivities continuing through Sunday and a tribute during the morning worship. To make a banquet reservation or 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 church has begun online registration for Vacation Bible School. All children entering kindergarten through fifth grade should get ready to dive into fun at Operation Overboard from 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13. Explore and experience God’s underwater universe at VBS. For information, call 835-2201 or visit the website at

Park Hill Christian Church, 4400 John F. Kennedy Blvd: The disciples women will meet at 10 a.m. today at the church. The Rev. Thom Walker will present a program about his work in Nicaragua. Linda White will lead worship. Plan to go out for lunch at Pig and Chik on Arkansas Highway 107. All ladies of the church are invited.

The church will have “Son Surf Beach Bash” Vacation Bible School beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday to July 22 for all children 3 through fifth grade. There will be activities, snacks, lunch and lots of learning. To serve as a leader or help, please contact Jennifer Schaffner or Linda White at the church.

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: Sunday school for all ages begins at the church at 9:45 a.m. A nursery is provided for both Sunday school and worship. Area residents are cordially invited. For more information, call the church office at 753-9533.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: The church Fifth Sunday Festival of the Senses presents “A Midsummer’s Eve Classic Organ Concert” at 5 p.m. July 29 by concert organist Lynn Baumann. Bauman, a native of Arkansas, currently serves as pastoral musician and organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, RC in Memphis, Tenn. He has played concerts throughout the state of Arkansas and also in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and at several cathedrals in the United Kingdom. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public. After the concert, there will be a meet-the-artist reception.

The church will offer centering prayer at 9:30 a.m. each Monday morning in the church. For more information, call the church office at (501) 753-4281.

Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church, 9921 Arkansas Highway 107, Sherwood: The church Vacation Bible School theme is “Sky,” which will kick off with food and activities from 5:30-7 p.m. July 22 and continue from 6-8:15 p.m. each night through July 25 for age 4 through 6th grade. Registration forms are available in the church office.

The Amboy United Methodist Church, 311 East Military Road, North Little Rock: For more information, e-mail

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 (501) 835-2400. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. followed by a worship service at 10 a.m. Open Bible study classes for all ages are at 5 p.m. followed by an evening worship service at 5:45 p.m. each Sunday. The church offers a nursery and activities for children through 4.