Church Brief

First Baptist Church Maumelle, 100 Valencia Drive: The church invites the community to the congregation for worship service at 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. Through August, the sermon topics will be from the gospel of Mark. Worship is preceded at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. At 5 p.m. Sunday evening, there will be a study on the struggles of the prophet Jeremiah. Each Wednesday night at 5 p.m., a dinner and fellowship will be in the activities building. For more information on the many other activities of First Baptist Church Maumelle, call the church office at 851-3547 or go to the church’s website

First Christian Church of Maumelle, 4001 Club Manor Drive: The sermon topic will be "Olympic Peace," based on Ephesians 2:11-12. 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: The church invites all children 3 years old through fifth grade to Vacation Bible School "JUMP," from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday-July 26. For more information, call the church office at (501) 851-2377 to register your child today.

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. today. 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 Saturday-July 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, e-mail Pat Battles at, or call the church office for more information at (501) 851-1493.

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