Dear Friends,

The Nominations Committee is asking for your help this year in the nominations process by asking you to nominate Spiritual Leaders. What does this mean? Click here to read Pastor Kathleen’s full letter that went out earlier this week. You can nominate a Spiritual Leader electronically, there will also be paper forms in the back of the sanctuarySunday, or you can send names to Pastor Kathleen directly.

GROWING DISCIPLES SUMMIT — Learn the hows — and whys — of intentional discipleship systems!  Saturday, August 25, 9 AM – 5 PM,  St. James United Methodist Church 321, Pleasant Valley, Little Rock, AR.  REGISTRATION CLOSES – AUGUST 19.

Please see Susan Miller if you would be interested in helping to provide a meal for ASU Wesley 
Students during the fall semester.

School will be starting soon and with that our backpack delivery to the Jonesboro Kindergarten Center will begin. We need a few more teams to make deliveries. If you are available on Thursdays to help deliver food, please contact the church office or Randy Garrison to be added to our rotation!

DRIVERS FOR NEW VAN — We have a new Church Van and are seeking a couple of drivers to serve on a rotating basis! If you can help, please contact the church office.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE — Our Weekly Meals and Bible Studies will begin on Wednesday, September 12, and run through Wednesday, November 14. We will have classes for people of all ages!

BREAD OF LIFE MOBILE VAN — The Bread of Life Mobile Food Pantry needs volunteers to help distribute “FREE GROCERIES” to ASU-Newport students on Wednesday, September 26, from 9:30-11:30 am. For more information, please contact Pastor Sam at the ASU Wesley.

MUSIC MINISTRIES —  All are welcome to play or sing. If you are interested, contact one of our music folks today. Ethel May Beall is our Accompanist (ebrook50@hotmail.com). Our Music Director is Laura Syc (music@cornerstoneumc.net).

HELPING NEIGHBORS FOOD PANTRY —  Thank you for helping us keep the food pantry stocked at Helping Neighbors. Drop your donations off anytime at the back of the sanctuary. At this time, the Food Pantry does not need any bags or egg cartons. Week of 08/26 – Canned meats, tuna, chicken, spam, ravioli, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, stew.


Saturday, August 25 – Growing Disciples Summit
Wednesday, September 12 – Wednesday Night Live Meals & Bible Studies resume
September 26 – 28 – Leadership Institute 2018, Leawood, Kansas
Saturday, October 20 – Country Fair & Auction
Sunday, November 11 – Glorious Giving Market
Sunday, February 17 – Friday, February 22, 2019 – Sager Brown Trip


WEATHER — In case we have inclement weather, always check your e- mail, Facebook, TV, etc. for lists of closings. Pastor Kathleen will make the announcements any time she feels that traveling would be too dangerous for us to attend scheduled events, church services, etc.