Our buildings are closed but our church is not!
While we have suspended physical gatherings for now, we remain the church. And while social distancing is our temporary norm, God is not at all distanced from us. Listed below are opportunities for spiritual growth. For more information on each opportunity, please see the church newsletter or the church website.
The Day of Pentecost
Join us Sunday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. for worship on the church website.
Joining the Church
In this time of social distancing, those desiring membership will be meeting with the Session via Zoom (assuming they have that capability). Contact Catherine Allsbury, email@example.com for more information.
Sunday School classes continue via Zoom on Sunday morning.
9:50 a.m. Second Hall Class
May 31: “Severely Neglected Pentecost”
Pentecost is one of the most important days in the church calendar, but it is also one of the most neglected! As well as studying what the scripture says about the movement of the Holy Spirit and the day when all heaven broke loose, we’ll meditate together on why we have so overlooked the power and fire of this beautiful Sunday.
We will welcome Reverend Carol Clark, a long-time Presbyterian pastor who currently serves as part of our Presbytery Staff has led a variety of creative workshops and classes around the Presbytery related to worship and liturgy. We look forward to celebrating Pentecost with Carol and learning more about this holy day often referred to as “the birthday of the church.” Contact Jeannie Ford for Zoom information.
9:50 a.m. The Friendship Bible Study Class
“The Present Word”
Contact Phillip Boggs for Zoom information.
9:50 a.m. Connections Class
Contact Jen Evans for Zoom information.
9:45 a.m. Seeking More Light Class
Contact Greg Adams for Zoom information.
9:00 a.m. Children’s Virtual Sunday School
A Zoom Sunday School Class for children will continue through May 31. On Sunday, May 31 we will celebrate Pentecost, so children are invited to wear red and join us for a birthday party for the church! Contact Jeannie Ford for Zoom information.
Sermon Roundtable, Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
Contact Steve Hancock for Zoom information.
Men’s Bible Study, Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.
Contact Steve Hancock for Zoom information.
First & Third Monday Morning Bible Study
June 1 & 15, 9:30 a.m.
Contact Jeannie Ford for Zoom information.
We are a community of prayer. Pray for those already affected by pandemic in various ways, for health care providers, first responders and teachers, for the wisdom of government leaders in policy-making, and for the peace of God to enfold us all during this season. Our Cares and Concerns line continues to be updated on weekdays. Call (501) 227-6117 to hear joys and concerns.
It is challenging to celebrate joys or endure challenge when we cannot share loving hugs. Yet, loving care remains. We are united in prayer and continue to care for one another in many ways. There is much we can do for each other. Let the church know about your joys and concerns by calling the church office or contacting Sharon Howard.
Prayers with Moms
Moms with young children, join us as we pray together online on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. for a quick check-in and prayer together. Contact Jen Evans for more information.
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. 4 year olds – 5th graders, practicing for the musical, Called! Please contact Mary Ibis for more details.
SPY Community Time
Fridays at 5:00 p.m. Please contact Ruth Amensen for more details.
Cheeses with Jesus
First & third Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Upcoming dates: June 3 & 17. Please contact Catherine Allsbury for more details.
Moms “Whine” Night
Friday, June 5; Thursday, June 18, 8:00 p.m. Contact Dania Edwards for more information.
Dads Catch Up
Thursday, May 28. Attention dads! Since we can’t gather in person to test our wit and skill at trivia, we would still like to offer the guys a chance to get together and solve the world’s problems. So, order a pizza and hop on Zoom for an hour catch up with your buds. Contact Dania Edwards for more information.
What Would Jesus Brew?
(WWJB) is the bi-monthly Bible study hosted by the young adult community. Adults of all ages are invited to gather (virtually) at 7:00 p.m. on the the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to explore the scriptures for the coming Sunday (as designated by the lectionary). Zoom invites are sent via Flocknote. You can text HIGOD to 84576 to join the announcement list.
Young Adults Free Fridays
Free Fridays for young adults every week start at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Each Free Friday starts with an invitation to keep the conversation COVID-FREE so that our community can enjoy a new form of virtual fellowship. We have a game or activity scheduled for each week. Zoom invites and activity prep (if necessary) are sent via Flocknote. You can text HIGOD to 84576 to join the announcement list.
Sign up for Virtual VBS
June 15-19 for completed PreK-4 through 5th grade. You can still expect a scheduled face-to-face gathering time but it will also offer flexibility around the rest of the components. There will be storytelling, art, music, and so much more. We know that these times are challenging and so we will provide all the supplies you will need. It is going to be a flexible, family-friendly, and faith-forming Virtual VBS. Registration is required. Contact Jen Evans if you have questions.
Monday Pastoral Care
To join the distribution list, contact Sharon Howard
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
First and Third Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. The next meeting is June 4. Please contact Sharon Howard for more information.