North Little Rock

Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, 1723 Schaer, North Little Rock: The gardner quilters meets at 8:30 a.m.every Tuesday and Thursday of the month.

The Upper Room for September and October is available in the Narthex and the entry to Fellowship Hall. The cost is $1 for regular print and $1.35 for large print.

The Central District UMW fall meeting will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at First United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. The program will be 10 a.m. to noon with speaker Karon Mann. Please bring snacks for back packs for kids.

The Aldersgate annual Fish Fry will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. There will be fun, fellowship, a country store with homemade goodies and fish.

Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine, North Little Rock: The church annual Fish Fry Kick-off Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Come eat the best soup and chili and how you can help continue to feed, clothe, and love those in need within the community. The actual fish fry is set for Friday, Oct. 19th at Verizon. For more information call 501-371-0912.

The sixth annual fish fry will be from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19. For more information, call the church office at 371-0912.

Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock: The church invites you to "recover your roots and discover your soul" in our Trinity Worship Service, where you’ll find new ways of participating in the time-tested practices of Christianity. Focused on our connection with God, illuminated by the Chancel Choir and pipe organ, and informed by intelligent, reflective sermons, our 11 a.m. sanctuary worship service welcomes you.

If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation? If God counts the hairs on our head, and knows every sparrow that falls, why is finding and understanding God’s will so difficult at times? "Why? Making Sense of God’s Will" is a 4-week study beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30 in Gibson Hall. The class brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God, rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions.

Coming in October will be "Living with No Regrets," a 4-session class will be at 3 p.m. each Sunday that will give you a chance to talk about aging and dying in a way that invites conversation, as well as a source of practical tips about changing roles, living wills, finances, transportation, housing and finishing well. Led by Rev. Ron Clark.

Levy Church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock: The financial peace class will be offered for eight weeks from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. This class will teach you personal finance, how to get out of debt fast and live within your means. Free childcare and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Andy Gibson at 248-5683 or agibson@homehelpers.cc or go to FPU.com.

The church will have an eight-week marriage course, "The Dynamic Marriage class" that will change your marriage for a lifetime. Free babysitting will be provided. For more information see Tom or Susan Cloninger to enroll or call 834-7975. There is limited space so do not wait.

For more information, call the church office at 753-4860 or on the web at www.levychurch.com

Levy United Methodist Church, 701 W. 47th St., North Little Rock: The United Methodist Men will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. There will be a potluck and speaker from city services.

The handbell rehearsal has begun meeting at 6 p.m., each Tuesday in preparation for Advent.

For more information, contact Randy Shannon or call the church office at 753-6041.

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: The annual women’s day program will begin at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, with guest speaker Jeanie Moss. For more information, contact Charlotte Thomas, 835-8867.

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 2200 Willow St., North Little Rock: 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 Wednesday night chapel service is back at 6:30 p.m., as the midweek to recharge your batteries which include singing, communion, prayer and special music.

The church will have their Wacky Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for children ages K-5th grade and their families. For information, call 835-2201 or visit the website at nlrfumc.org.

Park Hill Christian Church, 4400 John F. Kennedy Blvd: A new adult Bible study group on the Gospel of Mark will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 23. Linda White will lead the group. Everyone not presently attending a Sunday school class is encouraged to attend.

A new adult singles and couples in their twenties and early thirties will meet at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30 with Ken and Debbie Davenport. Everyone in this age group are encouraged to come be a part of this group.

The Great River Region’s fall weekend for Chi Rho youth will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. Registration forms were mailed to all 6th-8th graders last week and deadline for returning registration forms is Sunday, Sept. 23. Call Linda White at the church for more information.

The fall card workshop will be from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, to make hand-crafted greeting cards for fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas. There will be door prizes and refreshments. The cost is $7 and is limited to 20 participants by filling out the form or calling the church office at 501-753-1109.

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: Classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. Children through fifth grade will be studying Grow!, a new curriculum focusing this fall on the story of God’s people from the call of Moses through their entering the Promised Land.

Junior and senior high youth will study Believe It or Not!, a look at unusual stories in the Bible. The Sunshine and Discipleship classes will study The Present Word, this fall’s topic "A Living Faith," lessons from Psalms, Corinthians, Hebrews, and Acts. The Fellowship Class begins a study of Chasing God with Three Flat Tires, a humorous look at the serious business of discipleship in the 21st century.

A nursery is provided for both Sunday school and worship. Area residents are invited. For more information, call the church office at 753-9533.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: 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 753-4281.

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

Sherwood

Baring Cross Baptist Church, 7541 Warden Road, Sherwood: The camp-o-rama is a two night event for all boys in 1st-6th grade and their adult male leaders Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23. For more information contact Randy Naylor at 501-758-4816.

The Igniting Passion Annual Celebration will be held at North Pulaski Baptist Association from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, with guest Tim Reed with the annual sermon, Johnny Parrack the evangelist, the evening meal reservations required and Dennis Pethers.

The Friedl class will eat out together Thursday, Sept. 27, at Cheddars. If you would like to ride the church bus it will leave the church at 4:45 p.m.

A "Tour of Duty" weekend retreat for military wives will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 as more information will follow.

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

First Baptist Church of Sherwood, 701 Country Club Road, Sherwood: The all church music night will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

The study, "James: Mercy Triumphs," by Beth Moore sessions will be at 4 p.m. Sundays with child care, 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. Register at www.fbcsherwood.org or call the church office.

The 1st grade bible presentation will be Sunday, Sept. 23 during the morning worship service.

A Special Called Business meeting will be at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, to discuss new minsterail staff positions.

A four person scramble will be held Saturday, Oct. 6. The cost is $40 each. You can register online or submit a form that can be found in the welcome center.

The church will have a parent/child dedication service Sunday, Oct. 7, during the morning worship service. If you have a child two years old or less that hasn’t been dedicated please register online or calling the church office.

First Christian Church, 2803 East Kiehl Ave., Sherwood: The choir has begun rehearsing for the Christmas musical at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The musical is entitled "Hope Has Hands." We welcome all who would like to participate to come to rehearsals. If you would like to take part or have questions please feel free to speak to John Birdsong, at jbird604@aol.com, or 730-4883.

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

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.

Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church, 9921 Arkansas Highway 107, Sherwood: Chancel choir rehearsals has begun and will continue at 7 p.m. Mondays. Anyone is welcome to join the choir.

The Wednesday, evening studies will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, with adults and youth. The groups will then break off into two groups for "Our Life as a Cup." Childcare will be provided if necessary.

The Sunday, potluck will begin at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, for fellowship and food. Please bring your favorite dish to share with everyone.

The church is sponsoring a holiday bazaar Nov. 9-10 at the church. Tables are $35, and funds from the bazaar will go to the church’s Share Ministry Givings. Tables are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be rented by an individual or group. What doesn’t sell at the bazaar will be sold at the Jacksonville Craft Show the next weekend. For additional information, contact Carolyn Marsh at 835-1146 or Sarah Breshears at 835-5062. Applications are available in the church office.

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

Jacksonville

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