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 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.

Everyone is invited to Mount Eagle for the dedication of Rosewood Pavilion at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, an outdoor worship center and fellowship space. Refreshments will be served and music provided by Bull Creek Band at the open house from 2 to 4 p.m.

Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 116 S. Pine, North Little Rock: The sixth annual Fish Fry will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at Verizon. Come eat the best soup and chili and how you can help continue to feed, clothe, and love those in need within the community. For more information call 501-371-0912.

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.

"Falling Upwards: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" begins at 10 a.m., Sunday, October 7, in the Chapel. "You can recognize a second half of life person is by a kind of inner outpouring… They’re looking for ways to give themselves away, because they’re now living out of their abundance, and they find that it’s an overflowing wealth." —Author Richard Rohr. Books are available at Amazon.com

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.

The church movie night will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, with "Amazing Grace," the story of a British politician who launched an aggressive campaign to abolish slavery in that country, despite formidable, entrenched opposition. The movie will be held in the Faith Trax theater.

The Second Sunday Book Club’s selection is"The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind," at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. It is the story of a young man in Africa who harnesses the wind to bring electricity and water to his family’s home through courage and conviction. Come for great discussion on how connected we are to everyone on this planet.

Levy Church of Christ, 5124 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock: The families first foundation’s annual appreciation dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, in the founders’s room of the Heritage Inn at Harding University. For reservations call 870-739-5288 or cwheeler@ARFamiliesFirst.org

The Eastern European Mission Benefit Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at Embassy Suites Hotel. RSVP to Levy’s office or EEM at 800-486-1818.

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

The United Methodist Men will meetat 8 a.m. for breakfast and to finalize the plans for Northside Meeting on the 16th. This will be a brown bag breakfast so bring your own.

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: 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 pumpkin patch will be open every day from 10 a.m. until dark through the month of October or while supplies last. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy some great pumpkins and support the youth of the church.

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: The Great River Region’s fall weekend for Chi Rho youth will be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. Call Linda White at the church for more information.

The church fall festival will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. There will be games, food, a country store, cake walk, costume contest and a silent auction. Your help is needed and the proceeds will go to the Outreach Thanksgiving and Christmas ministries. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest for 6th-12th grade and adults. Please bring them to the church by the morning of the fall festival so everyone may see them and be judged that evening. Be sure to attach your name somewhere on your pumpkin.

Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock: Junior high youth from the church are this weekend attending the annual statewide Youthquake at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. Junior and senior high students are also at work on the church’s annual Youth Sunday, set for October 14, in which they will lead the morning worship service.

Regular Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. 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.

The Church at North Hills, 4500 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock: The church will host a block party from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21. There will be a live band, live magic show, free games, inflatables, free candy, food, drawing for door prizes including a 32’ flat screen tv as the grand prize. Registration for drawing from 9:30 to 11 a.m., with drawing at noon and must be present to win. For more information contact, pastor John Sammons at 501-920-6217 or online at www.thechurchatnorthhills.com

Sherwood

Baring Cross Baptist Church, 7541 Warden Road, Sherwood: The small groups studies will meet each Sunday evening at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 11.

A "Tour of Duty" weekend retreat for military wives will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, with Bible teacher and author Sara Horn. Worship lead by Andrew Mocker. $25 a person which includes book, lunch and free childcare for children 5 and younger. Register by calling the church at 501-833-2347.

The fall festival and hayride will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be games, prizes, food and more.

Church for All Nations, 5500 Landers Road, Sherwood: The church welcomes Dr. Dan Bohler from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 and 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22. He will be talking about Understanding the Issachar anointing, intercession the travail of your soul for others and how God desires to use you in the end times. 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 Men’s night out will be at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Pig & Chik.

Girls night and movie night will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, with Anita Renfro. Admission is a donation for the food pantry. Child care available.

The church fall festival will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. The church is needing candy donations, booth workers and volunteers. If you would like to help contact Travis Coombe at 501+743-5506 or at travismcoombe@gmail.com

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 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.

Celebrating life from all types of cancer with a brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, after the Race for the Cure.

The church pumpkin patch carnival will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29. Come dressed in your costume, play games, win prizes, enjoy food and drinks. Tickets will be .10 cents each. Admission is one nonperishable food item. Food must be purchased with a ticket.

The 1st annual fall family festival will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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.