Church Brief

First Baptist Church Maumelle, 100 Valencia Drive: The church welcomes all women for a weekly Bible study and get-together called Friend Me. The hour-and-a-half get-togethers begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of the Activities Building. Each of the six get-togethers are designed to take away the insecurities and awkwardness of joining a new group in a friendly and non-threatening way. The sessions will include Bible study, discussion, prayer and food. The $10 fee covers the literature expense. For more information on the many other activities of First Baptist Church Maumelle, please call the church office at 851-3547 or visit our website

First Christian Church of Maumelle, 4001 Club Manor Drive: There will be the guest speaker Sunday. The sermon topic will be “Protected and Connected,” based on John 10:20-30. Worship service will be at 10:45 a.m. For more information, go to the church’s website at

First United Methodist Church of Maumelle, 1201 Edgewood Drive: Contemporary worship is at 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. At 9:30 a.m., there is an encounter worship, and at 11 a.m., traditional worship. For more information, go online to

Graves Memorial Baptist Church, 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock: The guys will be going to Wild River Country leaving the church at 4 p.m. July 18. The cost is $15. Also, they will be going swimming at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, leaving the church at 4:30 p.m. July 25. There is no cost to the swimming trip.

A mission trip to Nebraska from the church will be July 21-28. Everyone is welcome to volunteer, including singles, those who are married, youth and children. The cost is $35 for an individual and $75 for a family. Anyone who is interested or who would like more information about the trip should contact Travis at (501) 851-1493.

The ladies Bible study will begin at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13, with food provided and then the study from 6 to 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this study please contact Pat Battles ( or call the church office for more information at (501) 851-1493.

Little Rock First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 North Mississippi, Little Rock: The church invites all children to Vacation Bible School “Tumbleweed Gulch,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 15-18. There will be free fun and Bible learning activities for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, call the church office at (501) 225-6632.

Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, 449 Millwood Circle, Maumelle: The church invites all the children to attend Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. The theme is “Amazing Desert Journey.” The school schedule is packed full of stories, games, crafts, and fun activities centered around the love of God and the grace given through Jesus Christ. To register, just click on the web links icon on the main page and click on “2012 Vacation Bible School Registration” to register through the website.

Everyone is welcome to attend a service at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Shepherd of the Peace’s Mother’s Day Out is from 9:05 a.m.- 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday for children 1-5. Enrollment is under way for the fall term. For more information, call the office at (501) 851-4546 or go online at