INDICATES THE NEW PRAYER CONCERNS*
Bo and Tripp Chambers*
Dennis Lichti Family
The Junkett Family
Karen Salsman Family*
Michelle & Jeff Wesley
R. J. Sweatman
Trinity & Winter Godfrey
Tyler Kelley Family*
*These people have life-threatening illnesses or long-term situations.
D. J. Smoker
Donna & Terry Wright
Robert & Kim VanTassel
Ethan Boxley (George & Kate Siebert)
Bill Martin (Carolyn & Jackie Bosshardt),
Sydney Boxley (George & Kate Siebert),
Grant Whitcomb, Timothy Web, Chris Schultz,
Cody Moore, Davis Simmons (Mack Moore)
Joe Bill Villines (Monty/Suzanne Villines)
Trenton Williams (Brett/Teresa Yarbrough)
Andrew VanGenderen (Erin Robertson)
Nicholoas Cohick (David Cohick/Jerry & Joy Fultz)
If you should need to activate the prayer chain,
Please call any one of the following:
Janice Moore (438-6206),
Roberta Miller (438-5884),
Beverly Kilbourn (438-5540),
Barb French (437-2324),
Karen Davis (438-6522),
Peggy Robertson (438-6981),
Joyce Yarbrough (350-2672),
Shirley McKay (438-4387),
Joy Fultz (870) 4239362, or
Ivy Rohde (350-3224)
Prayer Walk this Sunday (August 15th) at 10:30 a.m. at the school. Please, if you can, plan to take this walk and pray for our children, the teachers, and the school as a whole as they begin classes on Monday, the 16th.
15th Donald Foster
16th Evelyn Griggs
17th Cody Sanders
24th Verlin Griggs
29th Darcie Jackson
30th Tee Bolin
31st Chris Davis
SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY - AUGUST
SMA is a genetic disorder that starts in the central nervous system (CNS) and affects all the muscles in the body. Due to the degenerative nature of the disease, people with SMA will experience a decline in muscle strength over time, although the rate and severity can vary among individuals, especially babies.
Mrs. Davis will again be teaching her class on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to attend.
The CDC have recommended Tuesday, July 27th, that fully vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors to help prevent the spreading of the highly contagious Delta variant.
GFUMC Board of Trustees still have in place the recommendations of the Arkansas Conference of the UMC that individuals who are NOT vaccinated should wear masks for in-person worship and social distance by a minimum of 6 ft. Vaccinated folks are encouraged but not required to wear a mask and are asked to social distance by a minimum of 3 ft.
We will continue to keep a record of attendees should there be a Covid outbreak for ADH tracking purposes.
The Board of Trustees takes your health and safety very seriously. They will continue to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, please contact me via my cell @ 501.288.2169.
Looking forward to seeing everyone this SONday!
If you find yourself impacted by COVID-19 and are quarantined at home, have lost working hours due to exposure, or suffering from a business shut-down, we want to be able to help you with weekly meals.
Simply call the church office at 479.253.8987 to be placed on the meal delivery list. These meals are completely free. Then, each Wednesday we deliver a set of seven meals for each member of your household. You will need to have freezer space to accommodate these frozen meals. During these times of uncertainty we are here for you.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THIS MINISTRY.
You only need to live in Carroll County, Arkansas.
THIS WEEK’S QUIZ QUESTION
What did Christ say about “idle words?”
Answer to last weeks quiz.
What is the "Love Chapter" in the Bible?
1 Corinthians 13
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TUNE IN EACH SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M. TO THE SERVICE ON FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE AT GREEN FOREST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!
OR CALL 870-726-4445 TO HEAR THE
Opportunities for Giving
MAIL TO: P.O. Box 770 Green Forest, Ar. 72638
As you have been made aware, our building is in much need of some repair and upkeep. We urge you to dig deep to help resolve these issues. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. A separate receptacle will be provided for this special giving.
Crystal Trusty’s Virtual Class has been postponed until Sept. 5th, due to inability to get needed supplies. Please contact her to sign up at
The Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry is open from 10:00 a.m. until noon each Thursday at GFUMC. Spread the word to those in Green Forest who have food insecurities.
Blessing Box Partnership Opportunity
Pictured is one of our partners in the Blessing Box Ministry. If you would like to be a partner with your on Blessing Box, please call 870.438.6122
We simply ask for a one-time donation of $250.00 to cover the manufacturing cost of your Blessing Box and GFUMC will pay for the shipping of your Blessing Box to your mailing address.
We have exiting partners in Arkansas and Missouri who use their boxes for either food, clothing, or as a mobile library.
Local BLESSING BOX ministry
Please continue to support the blessing boxes with non-perishable food items. Locations are listed below:
Cherry Street, Elementary School parking lot, Fire Department, Public Library, & HARP'S
This past Saturday, I attended the funeral of a man who has been on our church prayer list. During the funeral, there was the opportunity for individuals to come forward and share. One of the persons who did so was the man’s caregiver for the latter days of his life. What I heard her say was moving.
She openly shared that she wrestled with why God did not answer her prayers for complete healing of this gentleman. She confessed that she is a believer. Her sharing revealed that she was knowledgeable about scripture. Her prayers were done in compliance to her understanding of God’s Word. When this gentleman’s body was overtaken by the effects of Covid, it left her despondent.
As she continued to cry out to God about her expectations through prayer not being met, she said during one of those times God spoke to her heart directly, telling her that He did answer her prayer. She had prayed for a complete healing, in the name of Jesus, and that is exactly what the gentlemen received - complete and total healing!
As I re-read my words, I am afraid that my attempt to share will not be as impactful to you as her original words on me. But I do have a purpose in retelling this story. Here it is…
Like many others, I have family who are sick. Some with RSV. Some from sinuses. One with summer pneumonia. I also have many friends and colleagues wrestling with the effects of Covid. Our local and national news are overwhelmed with devastation. Family members killing family members. Massive shootings in urban areas of our nation. Forest fires devouring thousand upon thousand of acres. Yet, through it all, are we still able to see and hear where God is working in our lives?
The testimony of the woman at the funeral, whom I do not know (not even her name), inspired me to look harder at finding God midst the calamities. Her witness reminded me that when I earnestly seek God, He will reveal Himself. Her words rang through loud and clear to my soul that when I seek God’s intervention, it may be that His answer will not come in the form I expect or want. Yet, it does not negate that our God is faithful, trustworthy, and truthful to His Word and promises.
I have prayed that God will continue to pour out the blessing of good health over you and your family. I also pray that each of us can add to our testimony of a specific time when we see and hear from God in this new and strange world, we find ourselves in. When you do have that encounter, please be as bold as the young lady referenced. You just never know who you may inspire with your testimony!