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"Traveling Light"
Rev. Phil Hathcock

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WHAT'S ON THE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK?
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
6:30 Tuesday Bible Study
9:00 Craft Group
5:00 Body & Soul Fitness
5:30 UMW Meeting

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
2:00 Prayer w/ a Pastor(FB live)
6:15 Communion Service
6:30 First Kids
6:30 Youth
6:30 New Adult Bible Studies

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
5:00 Body & Soul Fitness

 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
2:00 Music Moment (FB Live)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
9:00    Waypoint Worship*
10:00  Sunday School*
10:00  Sunday School*
11:00  Online/Sanctuary Service*
No Youth tonight

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
CEC will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

* Child care available*
SCHEDULE TIME CHANGE: COMMUNION IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR 6:15 P.M.
We are excited to welcome our new senior pastor, Rev. Sara Bayles Charlton! Her first Sunday with us will be Sept. 19th. For more information about Rev. Sara, visit our website. On Sept. 19th, you are invited to welcome her at 10:00 a.m. in the Narthex for an informal "meet and greet." We hope so see you there.
Backpack Food Drive - Information & List of Food Needed
 
We will resume our backpack ministry at Indian Hills Elementary School this fall and need your help in stocking our food pantry. This year we will supplement weekend food for up to 20 families in need with students attending the School. Below is a list of the food items we plan to use. We encourage you to donate whatever you choose from the list and in the quantities that you choose. For example, you may want to buy several boxes of oatmeal and nothing else, or you may choose to buy several different items. The Missions Committee will replenish as needed. Please donate only items that are listed
below and sizes that are listed. Monetary donations are also welcome.
Designate “Backpack Ministry” on your check.
 
Oatmeal - package of 8-10 individually packed packets of instant oatmeal
Granola Bars - package of 8-12 individually packed packages
Cans of Soup - regular size cans - prefer pop tops
Saltine Crackers regular boxes with 4 sleeves of crackers in them
Canned vegetables - regular size cans - pop tops preferable
Canned fruit - regular size cans - pop tops preferable
Vienna Sausage - small cans - pop tops preferable
Beanie Weenies - small cans - pop tops preferable
Mac & Cheese - regular size boxes
Ramen noodles individual size
Canned Spaghetti O’s -regular size cans - pop tops preferable
Beefaroni - regular size cans - pop tops preferable
 
Please bring your items to the church either on Sunday, August 29, or on Sunday, September 5. There will be a table in the hall near the welcome desk for the items. Contact me at 501-350-0715 if you have questions. Thank you so much for your donations to this important ministry.
 
Gwynne Hinterthuer, Chair
Backpack Ministry
 
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP
New Fall-Winter classes
Beginning September 7th at 10AM. Led by Donna Drury.  Meets in the Parlor.
 Go to our linktr.ee/nlrfumc to sign up.

GRIEF SHARE HAS A
SEPARATE SIGN UP LINK!

This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow up discussions were to them. Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. ​  
 
 Are you weary from your challenges, wounded by your battles, or worried your world is spinning out of control? Have the struggles pilfered the life out of your life? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come!
 Queen Esther concealed her Jewish identity. As far as anyone knew, she was pure Persian. But then came the royal decree that would annihilate her people. She had to make some tough choices. Would she remain silent or would she speak up? Would she blend in or would she stand out? Esther could have refused. She could have cowered in fear. But she spoke up. She stood out. And God used her to save the nation. It's not hyperbole to say that her courage changed the course of history. Nor is it an overstatement to say that God can do the same with you.
 Like Esther, you may be staring down a seemingly impossible situation. And what's true for Esther is true for you: deliverance will come. God will have his victory. He will rescue his people. He will right the wrongs of this world. The question is not, Will God prevail? The question is, Will you be part of the team?
 In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you reclaim your eternal identity as a citizen of heaven, put your hope in the God of grand reversals, cultivate courage for your challenging times, and discover your role in God's story.
 
START DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SEPT. 26th

Over the course of 5 weeks we will delve into new evidence by scholars and archaeologists on the origins of the New Testament. This class is meant for those with a strong faith who also are open to learning more than what was taught in Sunday School as a child. We’ll begin with the history of Jesus, his family and the difficult disputes with Paul; we’ll talk about Paul’s letters; who is behind the most famous quartet in history; and finally the Acts of the Apostles. The series is led by Vincent Insalaco who has studied these topics since first visiting Israel in 1984. Insalaco has closely followed the new evidence that is frequently being revealed by New Testament scholars and has visited Israel 8 times since 1984.  
Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence by Diana Butler Bass. The author is a historian and an advocate for progressive Christianity.
 This is a discussion-personal reflection book study examining the important difference between knowing about Jesus and the reality of knowing Jesus Himself.
Go from “Bah, Humbug!” to a Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas. Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge, from Matt Rawle’s The Pop in Culture Series, shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. From the ghosts of Christmas past, to the Life of the present, and the resurrection of Christmas future, this Advent study will “bless us every one” and reinvigorate our spiritual journeys as we look at this familiar story through the lens of faith. 
Missions Moment: Neighbor 2 Neighbor
Pictured above:
John Drake, Jimmy Brush, and Bob Price put their skills to work. A new wheelchair ramp was built for a friendly neighbor. If you are in need of help at your home, whether it is yard work, housework, errands, or repairs, please let us know. Click here to visit our website for more information on our Neighbor 2 Neighbor project as well as our other NLRFUMC Missions.
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SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS

Darlene Bargar, Charlyne Barker, Jimmie Sue Begin, JoAnn Bowling, Alfreda Brush, Phil Bryan,
Betsy Carlson, Leslie Cotton, Sam Dougherty, Jeff Ehlers, Beverly Ewy, John Gardner, Allen Gaulding, Jo & Karen Greenlee, John Mark Hardcastle,
John Hawkins, Pam Higdem, Helen Hitt, Marj Hohnbaum, Betty Hurdle, JoBeth Johnson,
Chris Kenner, Theo Ludwig, Nathan Lund, Diana Maksymowicz, Dwight Newton,
Annette Rhodes, Juanita Rich, Richard & Mary Sandberg, Willie Spaeth,
Lyndy Speckles, Buddy & Loretta Smith, Peggy Smith, Gene Stephens, Stan & Carrie Stock,
Willard Thorp, Bud Voegele, Debby Waldrop, Nelda & Jerry Watson, Sherry Wilhelm, & Betty Young
 
REMEMBER OUR MILITARY:
Aiden Baddar, Easton Bolin, Wesley Bourgoin, Bryson Brown, Addison Burks,
Makenzie Burks, Andrew Miller, and Taylor Miller

You can always email us anytime!
Rev. Annie Lankford pastorannie@nlrfumc.org
Rev. Kathy Butler kbutler@nlrfumc.org.
Megan Hairston mhairston@nlrfumc.org
Michelle Swinford mswinford@nlrfumc.org
John Knorr jknorr@nlrfumc.org
Laura Turner lturner@nlrfumc.org
Jay Wedaman jwedaman@nlrfumc.org
Mary Beth Clark mbethclark@nlrfumc.org
Melissa Baddar mbaddar@nlrfumc.org
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