Volume 43, Issue 38 October 10 - 16, 2010
First United Methodist Church
A Light for Christ in Cleburne County and the World
Upcoming Events Pastor’s Moment October 16
October 13 This is a beautiful time of year when temps are North District UMW
Wednesday Night absolutely incredible. Air is crisp and cool, and Fall Meeting
Fellowship Meal summer humidity is but a distant memory. Sea- Bull Shoals UMC
5:00 PM in FLC Church bus will
sons change but the scriptures teach us that God is
Beef Sausage Pasta Bake depart at
Mediterranean Salad the same God who spoke all of creation into being. 6:30 AM for the
Garlic Bread I am reminded of that each day here in the 9:00 AM meeting.
Dessert church as we strive to shine His light in this corner of creation.
Adults $4.00 We help people every day. You can read Matthew 25 and see October 24
Children $2.00 what Jesus says about helping others. Charge Conference
Family $10.00 2:00 PM in Sanctuary
To Go Orders Available I am thankful that it's not only on Sunday morning that our
We are hosting:
Stop by or call the church office at parking lot is full. About any day of the week you can drive by
362-2696 to sign up by Tuesday,
the church and there is something taking place that is building Mt. Pisgah,
10/12 at Noon.
October 15 up God's kingdom. Last Wednesday night I pulled into the park- Oak Grove,
ing lot and here came a group of children who washed my wind- Pangburn,
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
shield. Then I walked into the Family Life Center to see a gym Rose Bud.
Adults : $5.00
full of youth. Friends, this doesn't even mention the Bible stud-
(5 - 10 years old) ies going on. How truly blessed we are to be a part of what God
Trunk or Treat
is blessing. That's the key anyway. We not only live in a beauti- 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(4 & under)
Desserts: $2.00 ful part of Arkansas but we are part of a growing, exciting church Court House Square
400 bags of candy is what
Take Out Available that is leading others to the saving grace of our Lord and Savior
Proceeds go to: we were requesting and we
Jesus Christ. My prayer is that we will all truly thank God for all have received 100 bags
Children’s Christmas Party
Sponsored by: we have and continue to give God our best. already. Please keep bring-
Pairs & Spares ing your donations to the
See you Sunday. church office so we can
Sunday School Class Tommy make this event fun and
successful. Let’s shine the
Photo Sessions “Light of Christ” to our com-
for New Pictorial Directory munity during a time of
October 5 - 9 & Sermon for October 10: darkness.
October 12 - 16 “Thank you...It’s More than Manners”
Appointments will be Tuesday - Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 SHOES! SHOES!
Friday 1:00 - 8:30 PM and FUMC provides an
Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM. average of 75 children
Please call the church office with a new pair of
October 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30 MADD House
362-2696 , if you haven’t athletic shoes and socks
made your appointment! 6:00 - 10:00 PM Old Lakeland Lodge Rest Home 600 S. 11th St.
$5.00 a person. Children must be accompanied by adult. Dona- each Fall and Spring.
tions are appreciated! This is all made possible
Cleburne County For more information, please contact : Pat Daniel, 362-5633 by donations, which can
Cares Proceeds from this event will help buy portable Alcoholic Breath be made through the
Has a one time request: Testers to be placed in each police and sheriff’s car. These church office or through
Pease donate a box of cereal testers cost $400 each. A total of 24 have been given out Sunday’s offering plate.
for the food pantry. You may including to Heber Police and Cleburne County Sheriff’s This will take place the
take to Cares, or bring to Department.
last week of October.
P a g e 2 The Beacon C h u r c h
C a l e n d a r
Charle’s VESSELS FOR THE LORD CONFERENCE Sunday, October 10
Comments: Everyone is invited to attend an inspiring conference on 8:25 Morning Worship *
Did you notice Saturday, October 16, at First United Methodist Church in 9:20 Wiggle Worship *
9:35 “Come As You Are” Service *
the article in last Russellville, AR. Registration with begin at 8:30 AM, and the 9:45 Sunday School *
Thursday’s De- conference will end at 3:30 PM. A light breakfast and lunch 10:50 Promiseland, FH*
will be provided. 10:55 Morning Worship *
mocrat Gazette about the 10:55 Sunday School *
“Sons of Thunder?” We are excited to announce ministering in word and deed 7:00 Godpleasers, Sancturary
That’s the name of the new will be Rev. Treccie Cook, Rev. Mary Welch, and Rev. Dorothy 7:30 Narcotics Anonymous, 208
Jones. For more information, please contact conference Monday, October 11
area men’s organization 8:00 Mothers’ Day Out, 106
manager Nancy Scott at 501-337-0065, or email 8:30 Staff Meeting, 104
which some of the men from email@example.com. 8:45 Gentle Fitness, FLC
our church have attended in Please visit their website: www.vesselsforthelord.org. 10:30 Stephen Ministry Peer Group, 104
12:00 Women’s Bible Study, 207
recent months. Attendance 6:00 Disciple 1, 207
has been running between 6:00 Cub Scouts
150 to 400.
Community Action Program for 7:00 Boy Scouts
8:00 Narcotics Anonymous, 208
These meetings have been Central Arkansas (CAPCA) Tuesday, October 12
an inspiration due to the CAPCA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. One of 7:00 Men’s Prayer Breakfast, FH
9:00 Disciple I, 104
enthusiasm, good food, great the programs operated by CAPCA is the Cleburne 9:30 Explorer’s Bible Study
singing and most of all hear- County Food Pantry. 12:00 Newsletter Deadline
12:30 Line Dancing, FLC
ing men tell their own stories On November 19, CAPCA will be providing 150 low- 1:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry, Parlor
about how God has and is income families in the Cleburne County area with food 1:00-8:40 Photos for Directory, 111
1:30 Dorcas Circle, FH
still working in their lives. boxes at the First Assembly of God church. 5:30 Joy Circle @ Michaels’s Resturant
They each quote passages CAPCA is currently seeking donations. Monetary 6:00 Disciple 2, 206
6:30 Disciple 4, 104
of Scripture which has been donations or food would be greatly appreciated. Wednesday, October 13
instrumental in helping them A list of items needed include: canned yams, brownie 8:00 Mothers’ Day Out, 106
8:45 Gentle Fitness, FLC
make necessary and vital mix, dinner rolls, macaroni and cheese, stuffing mix 1:00-8:40 Photos for Directory, 111
changes in their lives. (boxed), punch drink mix (canned). 3:30 Lighthouse, FH
5:00 Fellowship Meal, FLC
I am so thankful to be a Send or drop off your donations to CAPCA, 305 Searcy 5:30 Sonshine Singers, 204
part of a congregation which Street, Heber Springs, 501-362-8231. 5:30 Joyous Carillons, 203
6:00 FaithWeaver Friends
demonstrates all of those 6:00 Intercessory Prayer Group, 210
ingredients every Sunday October is Pastor Appreciation Month 6:30 Kingdom People, 104
Please let Tommy and Charle know how much you 6:30 Spirit, Soul, & Body, 207
morning. We are so blessed 7:00 Chancel Choir, 204
to have a pastor who appreciate them and all their hard work for us and the 7:00 Praise Team, Sanctuary
Lord. We love you Tommy and Charle! 7:00 SPAM, FLC
believes the Bible is Thursday, October 14
1:30 Wesleyan Circle, FH
important and preaches it 1:30-8:40 Photos for Directory, 111
with commitment and Thank you, 5:30 Disciple 2, 104
enthusiasm, and for a music Bailey Pearce, 7:00 Stephen Ministry Peer Group, 206
8:00 Narcotics Anonymous, 208
staff that leads us to praise for washing my car windows Wednesday night. You Friday, October 15
the Lord in great song touched my heart! 8:00 Mother’s Day Out, 106
8:45 Gentle Fitness, FLC
services. Anonymous 1:30-8:40 Photos for Directory, 111
5:00 Pairs & Spares Chili Supper, FLC
The enthusiasm for and 7:30 Narcotics Anonymous, 208
within our church just keeps Saturday, October 16
6:30 UMW to Bull Shoals
growing and growing. For 10:00 Narcotics Anonymous, 208
this, I am very thankful. To IN HIS STEPS 2011 10:30-4:40 Photos for Directory, 111
8:00 Emmaus Reunion Group, FH
God be the glory! Please watch your mailboxes for the scrip-
Praise God! tural basis for the “In His Steps” model of “Feeling gratitude and not expressing
In the name of Jesus, ministry. Be in prayer, read the scriptures it is like wrapping a present
Charle Cayton and listen for what God is calling you to do and not giving it.” -
William Arthur Ward
In His Steps.
V o l u m e 4 3 , I s s u e 3 8
P a g e 3
R e m e m b e r i n P r a y e r
Baptist-NLR: Brenda Alexander Why, Pastor, Why
Southridge Nursing: Verna Dunn,
Forrest Hergert & Jean Standford
As I see you standing there behind the pulpit
Concerns: Art Aist, Betty Amberson (Jim reading from God’s Word
Bolhuis’ sister), Audrey Arnoult, Pam Beckham, Karen I think back to all those wonderful, blessed sermons
Brinley, Katy Brinley (Bill & Karen Brinley’s daughter), Larry from you that I’ve heard.
Buffalo (Ryan Buffalo’s father), Travis Burnette, Darryl Cad- No, there’s no secret why God brought you out.
wallader Family, Howard Calhoun, Lois Carr, Lester Carter Oh! The many times your joy has made me shout!!!
Family (Paul Rawlings’ friend), Vi Cassman, James Chap- You see, Pastor, there was a reason that God saved your soul
man, Ed Cleek, Wilma Crouch (Audrey Arnoult’s sister), because He knew that serving Him with all your heart
Cora Lou Davis (Ricky Davis' mother), Elmo Davis (Karen would be your life’s goal.
Tubb’s uncle), L. E. Deckard, Ann Dye (Sandra Cherry’s
You see, Pastor, there was a reason that it was you
sister), John Estes (David Estes' father), Bill Faircloth (Bill
Brinley’s grandson), JoAnn Farin (Selena Evan’s mother), that God chose.
Kolsen Fleming (Renae Hudspeth’s nephew), Ed Giles, Not your good looks, perfect hair, and stylish clothes.
Dotty Bea Gish, Bobbie Griffin (Cora Mae Barnett's sister), No, Pastor, the reason that God reached down His hand
Jeanie Hayes, Reba Hicks (Karen Van Dyke's mother), and saved you
Randy Hodges, Robert Holt (Debra Woods’ grandfather), Let there be no doubt!
Janet Jones (Margaret Park's daughter), Ronnie Jordan, Tim The reason God chose you
& Donna Kemp, Debra King (Dot Richmond's daughter), is because He knew
Dan Konkle, Mike Linn, (Debbie Robus’ brother-in-law), how you would turn out!
John Lowe (Alyce Davis’ grandson), Mary Lucky (Tommy The reason, Pastor, that you mean so much to me
Armstrong’s mother), Margueritte Madding (JoAnn James' is that when I look at you
mother), Charles Master (Dave Master's father), C.L. Moore,
it’s Jesus that I see.
O.L. Payton (Cindy Davis' father), Vera Perry, Mary Cath-
erine Poole (Mary Poole’s mother), Mary Pruett, Josie Rast For in your footsteps I so gratefully trod,
(Selena Evan’s niece), Bobby Ray, Joe Rork, Bob Ross because I know that in following you
( Lynnette Files’ cousin)Terry Sapio, Ben Shearer, Mark I am following God!
Shearer, Lisa Simmons (Bill & Dianne Simmon’s daughter-in
-law), Nell Shelley (Carol Fick’s mother), Jeff Stanford, Don-
ald Taylor (Linda Tredway's cousin), Andrea Tomkiel (Roger By Richard Vincent Rose
& Rebecca Mathison’s daughter), Heather Tyree (Jamie
Jarvis’ friend), Dan Verser (Opal Womack’s son), Bud Wil- The office of the Pastor is the highest office in the land.
liams, Opal Williams (John Haugen's mother), Sharon Wil- For, the people choose the President…
liams, Myra & Samantha Williford, Tim Yeisley (Bill & Karen God chooses the Pastor.
Brinley’s son-in-law) and to all members of our U.S. Armed
Forces protecting our country. EQUIPPING THE SAINTS
In Ephesians 4, Paul talks about pastors and other leaders as gifts
God has given the church. Sunday Brother Tommy spoke about
UMW Celebrates their New Members! our gifts and how we can serve the Lord through our church work.
God has given the church "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for
building up the body of Christ." Stephen Ministry has given us an organ-
ized way to equip those gifted for caring ministries so they can build up the
body of Christ by providing Christian care and support to those experi-
encing a difficult time. Many of you have loved ones who have been hospi-
talized or are home recovering. Sometimes you need a listening ear.
Stephen Ministry Leaders
Left to right: Kelli Callender, Carolyn McNamee, Linda Storm 270-2571
Jane Everett, Rebecca Mathison, Jan Moon, Cynthia Carpenter 362-5303
Elaine Harwell, Lynnette Files, Charleen Linsky. Bill or Karen Brinley 362-3984
Glenda Langston 362-1829
Clara Konkle 362-8633
P a g e 4 The Beacon
Chris Schlicker & Alesha Presley – Youth Directors
Serving In His Steps
A light for Christ through
Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service & Witness
Selena Evans – Promiseland Coordinator
James Carr – Audio/Visual Coordinator
By Our Presence
Martha Gail Richmond – Admin. Asst.
Attendance October 3 580
8:25 Service 92
Greg Luetschwager – Custodian
9:35 Service 245
David Jones – Administrator
10:55 Service 171
Sunday School 284
Rev. Tommy Toombs – Pastor
Children & Youth 116
By Our Gifts
Weekly needs 16,829.58
Giving last week 23,239.81
Carolyn McNamee – Office Manager/Music Dir.
YTD needs 656,353.50
Ashley Herring - Dir. of Children’s Ministries
YTD budget giving 735,123.67
By Our Service
First United Methodist Church
Charle Cayton – Minister of Visitation
Acolytes - 10/10
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Mike Wagner – Office Assistant
9:35 - Sterling Thomas & Lilly Thomas
Attendance Registration Stewards
10/10 Ed & Rhonda Guillotte 10/17 Mike & Melissa Graham
Barbara Little - Pianist
1099 W. Pine St
Jo Wells - Organist
10/10 - 8:25 Charles Stuart, James Carr 501-362-2696
9:35 James Carr, Sherry Shearer & April Woods
10:55 James Carr, Kelley McCormick, Greg McCormick
10/17 - 8:25 James Carr, Mark Spanel
9:35 Rick Gardner, Logan Rolleigh, Calvin Brannon
10:55 Scott Tomlinson, James Carr, Rocky Togni
Birthday Card Ministry - October Linda Storm
Bread Delivery - October Dot Duncan Memorials
Bus Driver - Ernest Flippo 362-7751 The following gifts have been given to the glory of God and in
Card Ministry - 10/10 Bee Buchman 10/17 Caroline Hindsley
Flower Delivery - 10/10 Nita Magruder 10/17 Tom & Sue Barnett
Liturgist Choir Fund
10/10 8:25 Maggie Douglas 10/17 8:25 Kathy Alexander Scott Fowler by Dr. & Mrs. James Pulliam, Mr. & Mrs. E.G.
9:35 Gary Redd 9:35 Kent Hulsey VanTrain, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Schoettle, Sue Roussel, Mr. & Mrs.
10:55 Lois Carr 10:55 Bill Wells Ken Kendrick, Mr. & Mrs. James Speas, Mr. & Mrs. Marc
Name Tag Ministry Moody
10/10 Yvonne Harvey 10/17 Jerry Bise General Fund
Nursery Volunteers Lindy Barnett, Curtis Cayton, and Melvin Harper by Mr. & Mrs.
10/10 9:35 Chris & Sarah Tate 10/17 9:35 Kelli Harris
Olivia Herring Savannah Thomas
10:55 Sherry Shearer 10:55 Beverly Luetschwager Pastor's Emergency Fund
Sanctuary Stewards Scott Fowler by Mr. & Mrs. Don Brown
10/10 Betty Daschler & 10/17 Ernest & Dona Flippo
Marion Moeller Honorariums
Telephone Ministry - October Marcella Wester The following gifts have been given to the glory of God and in
Ushers 10/10 - 8:25 Dick & Arleen St. Clair, Leslie & Gwen Thorn honor of….
9:35 Scott Tomlinson, Sam & Kathy Ward, Pastor's Emergency Fund
Rodney Watson, Stephen Choate, Matt Vowels
Jim Heigle by Mr. & Mrs. Andy Richmond
10:55 Mike & Melissa Graham, Carolyn Hathcock,
Barbara Pitts, Sylvia Lybrand
10/17 - 8:25 Ira & Shirley Ashley, Ron Gillespie, Our Purpose Statement
James Johnson To be a light for Christ in Cleburne County and the
9:35 Pat Dudeck, Burt Eddington, Tom & Darlene
Ellis, Henry & Barbara Engler world by exalting Christ in worship, encouraging fellowship in
10:55 Gynelle Linder, Ann Germano, Scott & Sissy the family, enlightening disciples with biblical truths, equipping
Jones, Keith & Gloria Cathey the saints for service, and evangelizing all in the name of Christ.