*Indicates new prayer concerns
Joe Cohick’s Family (kids)*
Pat & Phyllis Brady 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)
29th Darcie Jackson
30th Tee Bolin
31st Chris Davis
2nd Peggy Robertson
7th Byron Russ
15th Kevin Robertson
NO AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES
7th Wayne & Mary Thomason
8th Billy & Donna Roberds
23rd George & Kate Siebert
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 is the key word in the book of Proverbs?
Answer to last weeks quiz.
Who was the Mother of Moses?
See Numbers 26:59
JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT
10:00 A. M. EACH SUNDAY! OR,
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 first weekend in December, (3rd-5th) we have been invited to Mt. Eagle for a Mission Trip. A few families have already signed up to go. If you are interested, please contact the office at 438-6122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
If you noticed the prayer list at the beginning of our newsletter, you see that it is ever growing. One person who has been a part of the prayer list for some time is a friend of mine named Glenn Carrell. Glenn and I began our friendship when employed at Union Pacific Railroad.
My friend has been in Houston for about two months being treated at M.D. Anderson Hospital. Glenn had mouth cancer that demanded an intrusive surgery with skin grafts on the inside of his mouth followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation for the mouth cancer and cancerous tumors in his bladder. He called me today, Monday 23rd, to share with me that he is approaching his final treatments and will be able to return to his home in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.
He also called to share with me that our prayers had been a blessing for him. The strength to endure this whole endeavor has been because of people’s prayers for him. He also said that your prayers empowered him to witness to a stranger. I asked if I could share the story with you and he said, “Yes!”
As he reminded me, we both suffer from the sin of vanity. Especially when it comes to our hair. We are very cautious about who we allow to cut our hair. Glenn said he was in desperate need of a haircut and had finally felt good enough to travel to a salon. He originally went to a sport cuts place where there was an hour wait. Being restless and still struggling to talk, he decided to find a drive thru carwash. In route to do so, he passed by a haircutting place that did not have any cars. Glenn said he walked in, and one lady was available to take a walk-in. Nervous that his “do” could require more than two weeks to correct, he sat down and began a conversation with the lady.
She was patient with Glenn in his struggles of working to speak. Glenn said that she even did a great job of cutting his hair. But during their time together, Glenn felt led to ask the lady if she was saved. He said after repeating the question for the third time, her co-worker translated that Glenn was inquiring about her relationship with God. The young lady sheepishly confessed that she did not know if she was saved. She shared that she attended church pretty regular, but her church attendance never produced that blessed assurance of certainty. So, he told her that when she was done cutting his hair, they would take the time needed to help her have that confidence of knowing she was a child of God! Glenn believes that God guided him into that particular parlor to witness to this lady and lead her to the knowledge and assurance of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
The reason I share this story is: it touched my soul! The experience, also, blessed the lady and my friend. He wanted ALL, those who have been faithful to lift him up in prayer, to know that their prayers gave him strength in more ways than one. He also hopes that in the sharing, you, too, will be blessed!
What I hope we each will receive from this newsletter is this - Regardless of how we feel or what we are going through, we can still be an advocate for God! God is working in expectation that our going and doing will demand a human response to Christ. Have a blessed week.
My son is the manager of a glass and window company and advertised in the paper for experienced glaziers.
Since a good glass man is hard to find, he was pleased when a man who called about the job said he had over 20 years of experience.
"Where have you worked as a glazier?" my son asked.
The man replied, "Dunkin' Donuts."