Announcements Dec. 1, 2018

Hope for Humanity Don’t forget to pick up a can on the greeters stand for your loose change.  Every amount is appreciated.

All Church Fellowship Meal will follow the church service today. If you are visiting please join us at the Youth Center.

   Board Meeting Mon. Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  Due to the holidays we are combining the Nov. and Dec. board meeting together.

Women’s Ministry Sponsored Christmas Event Mark your calendar for Sunday, Dec. 16, for a Christmas concert by Mark 209.  This includes all men and women.  Concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. Donations would be appreciated.

OAA Music Festival Concert will be this afternoon, Dec. 1, at 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Eat Out Plan to join the ladies at the next eat out on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Taqueria El Rancho at 715 E. Jefferson, Siloam Springs. We have a great time together!

COATS!  Women’s Ministries will continue the drive for all warm clothing till Dec. 31.   The Genesis House in Siloam Springs is thrilled to have these to pass out to the homeless.  We have appreciated your participation in providing for those in need.

Nativity Planning  We are continuing to build the nativity scenes this Sunday Dec. 2 and again on Dec. 9, We will meet at 9:00 a.m.  The last planning meeting will be Sun. Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Ozark Academy.  There are many things to be done so come even if you can only stay a short time.

Cards for Beth McGraw can be sent to 702 Arcadia Dr. Bentonville, AR  72712

Social Activity on Saturday night, Dec. 8.  We will be going to the Gentry Christmas Parade in downtown Gentry which begins at 6:30 p.m.  After that, we will join the academy in the OAA Auditorium for a Christmas movie.  Come and enjoy the fun!

Devotional Books for 2019 This year all orders for devotional books will be placed with Sleepy Hollow.  If you would like to see a sample of the adult evening and morning books you may stop by the church office

Outdoor Walk through Nativity- From Christmas to the Cross This Christmas time, take a journey back in time as you walk through the streets of Bethlehem and travel all the way to Calvary. A fully costumed cast of 100 + members, as well as a wide variety of animals and live music will bring the Christmas story to life.   Experience the sights and sounds of not only Christ’s birth, but also His life, crucifixion and resurrection as a leader guides your group throughout thirteen different scenes. In an effort to share the real Gift of Christmas with our neighbors, we will be collecting non-perishable food items to contribute to the local food pantry, the Total Life Community Center, in Siloam Springs, AR.  This center distributes food weekly to multiple local families in need. Let’s share Christmas with our community in this tangible way as we show Christ’s love through our actions. Several golf carts will be available for those unable to walk through so that all may participate.  Refreshments will also be served.  If you have any further questions, you may call Judy Fetters at (804)874-9430 or email: We hope that you can come and create a family tradition as you step back in time and travel from “Christmas to the Cross”!   Dec. 14 – 6:00-9:00 p.m. and Dec. 15- 2:00-5:00 p.m.


Dorm Daughter/Secret Mom Reveal Party.  It's almost time for "Sockin' Around the Christmas Tree." The girls are excited to meet you! Here are a few things you need to know about the Reveal Party which will be Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 in the Gentry Youth Center.

  • Please send 2 socks to your dorm daughter by Sabbath. Wear or display socks that match or coordinate with your Daughter's socks to the Reveal Party.
  • Bring a small gift for your dorm daughter to the Reveal Party.
  • If you would like to donate new or gently used socks to the Genesis House, please bring them on Sunday.  
  • Assistance is still needed with food and decorating.  Please contact Bonnie Pendergrass if you are able to help.