MASTER PRAYER LIST
*Indicates new prayer concerns
Joe Cohick’s Family (kids)
*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),
Joy Fultz (870) 4239362, or
Ivy Rohde (350-3224)
15th Kevin Robertson
16th Barbara Foster
18th Margaret Wallace
19th Mary Ann Pharis
20th Buddy Fry
23rd George & Kate Siebert
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
Complete the Proverb:
“A wise son maketh…..”
Answer to last weeks quiz.
What is the key word in the book of Proverbs?
WISDOM Proverbs 1:1
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 email@example.com.
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.
SEPTEMBER IS National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Please be in prayer for this
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
During my time serving as the pastor, I have become a fan of the station KY3. A lot of my affinity toward this media outlet is due to the former anchors Ethan and Sara Forhetz. There was something about them that spoke to me about this couple’s faith. Like many, I was sad to see them leave the broadcasting company but celebrated their transition to living out their faith through Convoy of Hope.
If you watch the local KY3 television station, you have been able to keep up with their journey at Convoy of Hope. This Assembly of God outreach mission is on the front line in Louisiana serving and ministering to the residents who are suffering from the effects of Hurricane Ida. While I celebrate all that they are doing, I want GFUMC to know that the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church has a strong representation of volunteers who are working in the state of Louisiana.
These individuals are from all over the state. Their names are: Sheri Matthew – Southwest District; Byron Mann – Northwest District; Andrew Smith – Northwest District; Ken Savells – Northwest District; Paul Gandy, Jr. – Northwest District; Kevin Overholt – Northwest District; Eric & Althea Fox – Northeast District; Lester & Ida Rose – Central District; Roy & Shelley Lee – Central District; David & Donna Johnson – Central District; Caleb Hennington – Central District.
I share these names with you asking that you incorporate them into your prayer time.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the humanitarian relief and developmental arm of The United Methodist Church. One of our depots for UMCOR is in Baldwin, Louisiana. It is named Sager Brown and serves as a hub of UMCOR’s relief -supply operations. UMCOR is not only serving residents of the United States, but also has disaster relief and humanitarian campaigns going in Haiti, for displaced families in Yemen, aid for displaced people in Congo, unaccompanied youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and offers assistance to places receiving Afghan refugees just to name a few. Our denomination is a Global Church reaching hundreds of thousands of people for the cause of Christ!
Again, please lift these individuals and UMCOR in your prayers. The work before them, nationally and globally, is overwhelming. Yet, through their determined, faithful efforts – people are being reached for the Glory and Kingdom of God!
Have a great week! Looking forward to seeing each of your SONday.
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old
deacon who always prayed, "Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side."
After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so
He answered, "Well sir, you see, it's like this...I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time. It's withstood a lot of weather. It's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still
standing, but one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.
"Then I got to thinking 'bout that and how much I was like that old barn. I been around a long time, I've withstood a lot of life's storms, I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing, too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leanin' side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning, at times."