Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses this weekend


The public is invited to attend the 2018 convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses Friday through Sunday, June 1-3, at the Statehouse Convention Center, 1 Statehouse Plaza in Little Rock. The convention starts at 9:20 a.m. each day. It ends at 4:50 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 3:50 p.m. Sunday.


The theme of this year’s series is “Be Courageous!”


The three-day program consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos to learn practical ways to face present and future challenges with courage.


Additionally, a feature film “The Story of Jonah — A Lesson in Courage and Mercy” will be shown on the final day of the convention program. Each day, the morning and afternoon sessions will be introduced by music videos prepared specifically for the convention.


“When you look at the news today, you can clearly see that people of all ages are dealing with more anxieties and fears than ever before. It takes courage to face these pressures. We welcome everyone to this year’s convention to benefit from the practical advice that’s contained in the Bible,” said David A. Semonian, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses.


For a complete program schedule and to watch videos about the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ conventions, visit www.jw.org.


North Little Rock

Cedar Heights Baptist Church, 14502 Cedar Heights Road, North Little Rock: Traditional Worship Service begins at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.,Worship Service and Children’s Church for ages three years through second grade begins at 10:45 a.m.


Evening worship starts at 6 p.m., the Wednesday Night meal is served 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Age 10 and above, $5, children five to nine years, $3.50 and children four years and younger are free. PraiseKids start at 6:15 p.m., Youth Service at 6:30 p.m. and evening services at 6:30 p.m.


Please check out Cedar Heights Christian Day Care and Cedar Heights Christian Academy. We have children from six weeks – 12th grade. For more information, go to www.chbcnlr.com or call 851-2563.


Central Baptist Church, 5200 Fairway Ave., North Little Rock: Sunday services, 10:15 a.m. For more information, call 771-1125 or online at www.cbcnlr.org.


Christian Science Church Reading Room, 3722 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, bookstore and library open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday; Sanctuary at 802 South Claremont, Sherwood: Worship service and Sunday School at 10 a.m., Wednesday testimony meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 231-3162.


Crystal Hill Assembly of God, 6722 Mountain Pine Road, North Little Rock: Service times; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship and 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. For more information, 758-6541.


Eastern Star Baptist Church, 2701 East Second St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 945-7949.


Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church, 901 Scipio A. Jones Drive, North Little Rock: For more information, call 376-7443.


First Baptist Church, 811 Scipio A. Jones Drive, North Little Rock: For more information, call 374-9394


Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 371-0912.


First Presbyterian Church of North Little Rock, 201 West 4th St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 374-7677 or go online to argentapres.org


Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, 1723 Schaer, North Little Rock: Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. The Gardner quilters meet at 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.


Graves Memorial Baptist Church, 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock: Every Monday the ladies Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. with food, study begins at 6 p.m. The study is: “A Woman of Faith: Living in Jesus.” The Monday morning Sewing Group meets at 9 a.m. Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Young Adult Bible Study meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call 851-1493.


King Solomon Baptist Church, 1304 Pine Street, North Little Rock: For more information on services at the church, call 320-8931, 372-6530 or 374-8686.


Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock: The Rev. Cindy Henry will be honored on Sunday, June 10 at a 10 a.m. reception as we celebrate her 20 years on the staff of Lakewood United Methodist Church. We invite all her many friends to honor her many leadership and pastoral gifts.


Registration for our Vacation Bible School, “Rolling River Rampage,” is now open. From June 25-28, your kids will become rafters and learn that Jesus is with them all the time, even in the rolling rapids of life. Each day, after a high-energy opening assembly, the rafters will make their way to exciting music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible studies. Our Rolling River Rampage VBS will take kids on an action-packed white-water rafting adventure as they experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Along the river, they’ll discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything!


Go to www.expandingthelight.org/vbs for registration information. For ages 3 years to 6th grade (fall of 2018). Your child must turn 3 by Aug. 1 in order to be in the 3-year-old class. Children should be potty-trained. Grade levels are for the coming school year, so enroll your child according to the grade they’ll be going into this fall.


Join us this or any Sunday for joyful worship and warm fellowship. We have traditional services in our sanctuary at 9 and 11 a.m., and on the contemporary side, a praise band-led service at 9 a.m. and an intimate, modern service at 11 a.m.


Lakewood UMC is a growing church with deep roots in the community. Our mission is to “Expand the Light by seeking, serving and sharing the message of Jesus Christ.” Please join us at any of our four Sunday morning services (both contemporary and traditional services, at both 9 and 11 a.m.). For more information about Lakewood UMC, contact the church office at 753-6186, go to our website at www.expandingthelight.org, or Like Us on Facebook.


Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Ave., North Little Rock: The church will have an All You Can Eat Fish Fry on Friday June 8 in Waymack Hall. It will start at 5 p.m. and adults will be $12. Children from 3 to 12 are $5 and those under 3 are free.


Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:15 a.m., Sunday. We are located at Camp Robinson Road and Pike Ave. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 753-7347.


Levy Church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock: For more information, call 753-4860 or visit the website at www.levychurch.com. Wednesday morning, 10:30 a.m. is Knitted together with love.


Levy United Methodist Church, 701 W. 47th St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 753-6041. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:45 a.m.


Morning Star Baptist Church, 105 N. Smothers St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 376-3575.


Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 5417 Valentine Road, North Little Rock: For more information on services, call 982-5893. For more information on the anniversary, call 835-8867. The church’s pastor is Timothy Smith.


Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 800 Page Mill Road, North Little Rock: Weekly: Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Youth and Adult Bible Study 7 p.m. For more information on Sunday services, call 758-1190. www.mtpleasantnlr.org, Dr. Earl M. Graham II, Pastor.


New Bibleway Church of God, 1207 W. 22nd St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 944-3972.


North Little Rock First United Methodist Church, 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.,: Worship services at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Sunday. For more information, you can check out the church’s website at www.nlrfumc.org or call the church office at 825-2201.


Park Hill Christian Church, 4400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: Sunday worship begins with Cross Roads at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. and traditional worship at 11 a.m. Quilter’s meet every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Ask about our Zumba classes. For more information, call 753-1109 or visit www.parkhillchristian.org


Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: For more information, follow the church on Facebook, on its website, www.parkhillpres.org, or call the office at 753-9533.


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - E.L.C.A., 5900 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: Please join us for Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. Weekly Bible Study is also held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. A prayer request box is located in our parking lot - prayers will be lifted up for all concerns and joys that are placed in the box.


All are welcome here! For more information, call 753-8134


St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1421 E. Second St., North Little Rock, Rosary is held 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, followed by 11 a.m. Mass. Igbo (African) Mass is held at 2 p.m. every third Sunday of the month.


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock: Sunday services are held 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Christian formation for all ages is held 9:15 a.m. First Wednesday of the month and a 12 Step Eucharist is held at noon. For more information, call 753-4281.


St. Mary’s Parish Center, 15th Parker St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 374-7123.


St. Patrick Church, 211 W. 19th St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 753-2726.


St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 902 North E St., North Little Rock: For more information, call 945-9649


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


The Church at North Hills, 4500 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock: For more information, call 920-6217 or online at www.thechurchatnorthhills.com.


Marche


Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church , 7006 Jasna Gora Drive, Marche: Mass is held on Saturday at 5 p.m. and then again on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


For more information on services, call 851-2763. The church can also be emailed at parish@ihmnlr.org or school@ihmnlr.org


Maumelle


Christian Life Church, 701 Murphy Drive: Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible study is at 7:30 p.m. Transportation is available. For more information, call 803-0482 or 944-8251.


First Baptist Church of Maumelle, Corner of Maumelle Blvd and Millwood Circle: Join us on Sundays for Sunday School (all ages) at 9 a.m. followed by Morning Worship for both Children & Adults at 10:15 a.m. On Wednesdays, we offer Adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. in the Main Building, Children’s Worship Arts where children K-5th experience all components of worship at 6 p.m. in the Activities Building (childcare provided for younger children) and our CURRENT Students meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in our Student Building (grades 6-12). We provide food for all children beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Our choir meets on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary for rehearsal as well.


For more information on services, please contact the church office at 851-3547 or email info@fbcmaumelle.org We look forward to sharing Jesus with you in 2018!


First Christian Church of Maumelle, 4001 Club Manor Drive: Worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.fccmaumelle.com.


First United Methodist Church of Maumelle, 1201 Edgewood Drive: Join us on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for Contemporary Worship in the Family Life Center followed by our new Connectional hour at 10 a.m.. Traditional Worship begins at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Wednesday night Prayer Service begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by “Kerygma, what Christians believe and why” at 7:15 p.m.


Freedom Baptist Church, 18506 MacArthur Drive, Maumelle: For more information, please call 353-9651.


Maumelle Pentecostal Church of God, Meets 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Jess Odom Community Center Civic Room. For more information, call 529-2130.


St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 4001 Club Manor Dr., Maumelle: The church meets at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. each Sunday to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. We gather in the “Little Yellow Church” behind Kroger. It is easy to find St. Nicholas’ beside the new Fire Station. We are delighted to have you come and see.


Morning prayer is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


This will be followed by quiet contemplative prayer/meditation until 9 a.m. Come and enjoy the silence and stillness together with us.


Drop in for as long as you would like.


For any questions or pastoral needs, call 725-1268 or e-mail Contactstnicholas@gmail.com. Find us at www.stnicholasmaumelle.com and on facebook at www.facebook.com/stnicholasmaumelle.


Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, 449 Millwood Circle, Maumelle: Shepherd of Peace offers many opportunities to study the Word in Bible studies throughout the week. Sundays are packed with a variety of children’s class, a youth/ young adult class on Acts, and an adult Bible discussion. A Bible study is held each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. As always, you are encouraged to join Shepherd of Peace during their regular service each Sunday at 9 a.m. and Family Bible Hour at 10:15 a.m.


For more information on this or any of Shepherd of Peace’s programs or ministries, please contact the church office at 851-4546. Shepherd of Peace is also on the web at shepeace.com and on Facebook.


Sherwood


Baring Cross Baptist Church, 7541 Warden Road, Sherwood: Bible study begins at 9:15 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening service begins at 5 p.m. The Wednesday evening meal is served from 5 - 5:45 p.m, each Wednesday. Adults: $3, Youth and Children under 17 eat free, For more information, visit www.baringcrossbaptist.org. or call 833-2347


Church for All Nations, 5500 Landers Road, Sherwood: For more information, call 753-0033.


First Church of Christ, Scientist, 802 S. Claremont, Sherwood: The church will have “Soul and Body” as the topic of the Bible Lesson sermon at 10 a.m. this Sunday, May 27. Sunday School for students up to age 20 is at the same hour. Wednesday testimony meeting is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 231-3162.


First Baptist Church of Sherwood, 701 Country Club Road, Sherwood: Sunday Bible study begins at 9 a.m., the morning worship service begins at 10:15 a.m., and the evening service begins at 6 p.m.


For more information, call 835-3154 or visit www.fbcsherwood.org.


First Christian Church of Sherwood, 2803 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood: We hope you will make plans to attend our 9 a.m. or 11 a.m., worship. For more information, call 835-5505 or online at www.sherwoodfcc.org


Hope Baptist Church, 139 Shadow Oaks Drive, Sherwood: For more information, call 819-0446 or email tlcoomer@juno.com or visit the website at www.hopebaptistlittlerock.com.


Indianhead Lake Baptist Church, 8601 Indianhead Drive, Sherwood: For more information, call 749-2855.


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


Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church, 9008 Hwy 107, Sherwood: Sunday morning Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is 10:45 a.m. Sunday evening worship begins at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.


For more information, 835-2511 or visit www.sylvanhillsfbc.com.


Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church, 9921 Arkansas Highway 107, Sherwood: For more information, check out our website: www.sylvanhillsumc.com or find us on Facebook.


Sherwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood: The church invites you for Bible study at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesdays. For more information, call 835-8889 or email ladysnow64@yahoo.com.


The Church at Sherwood, 1061 Lantrip Road, Sherwood: Bible classes begin at 9:30 a.m. with corporate worship, including the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, at 10:30 a.m. Small groups meet in homes on Sunday evening. The congregation also assembles on Wednesday evening at 5:45 p.m. for supper (complimentary), with classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome in all church assemblies and functions. For information, call 834-0123, find us on Facebook or go to www.churchatsherwood.com.


Trinity Fellowship Church, 398 Bear Paw Road, Sherwood: For directions see our website, www.trinityfellowshippca.org


Victory Baptist Church, 10000 Brockington, Sherwood: Sunday School is at 9 a.m. with a worship service at 10 a.m., evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening worship service at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 835-2400 or visit us online at www.victory1st.com.


Jacksonville


First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St., Jacksonville: The Mercy River Boys will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at the church.Admission is free but a free will love offering will be taken. For more information, call 590-9357


Church services start at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School, with the morning service at 10:30 a.m. The Evangelistic Service is at 6 p.m. and all on Sunday. The Mid-Week Service is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.


First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 401 N. First St., Jacksonville: For more information, call 982-1519.


Christian Church of Jacksonville, 200 E. Martin , Jacksonville: For more information, call 982-3768


Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1017 Ray Road, Jacksonville: Sunday School: 8:50 a.m., Children’s Church: 10:20 a.m., Sunday morning Service starts at: 10:30 a.m.


For more information call 982-6215, email info@mtpisgahjville.org or visit our website: www.mtpisgahjville.org


St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 2403 McArthur Drive, Jacksonville:


Saturday Mass is at 5 p.m. with Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. and then again at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is held at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For more information and for the daily mass schedule, call 982-4891.


Second Baptist Church, 1117 N. James St., Jacksonville: Second Baptist Church is located at 1117 North James Street in Jacksonville. For more information, call 985-2502.


Little Rock


Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, 10900 Rodney Parham, Little Rock: Sunday services start at 8:15 a.m. and then again at 10:45 a.m. Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 225-5818.


— As submitted by area churches