Other Church Groups
The Knitting group meets on Wednesdays at 11:00a.m. in the Spirituality Center. Come join us whether you are a beginner or a novice for the friendships you will make and all the tidbits you pick up from others in the group. We are working on “Scarves for the Homeless”. For more information contact Sandi Reiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-783-7745.
River Valley Catholic Singles
The River City Catholic Singles is an ecumenical organization for persons, over twenty-one, who are divorced, widowed, or never been married. Our membership is open to all singles regardless of his or her faith.
Our objectives are:
To encourage a social life for single persons.
To develop friendships among the single communities in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
To encourage spiritual growth among our members.
To foster an attitude of public service within the Catholic Church and the community.
To develop and maintain contact within the local parishes.
On the second Wednesday of every month, we have a planning meeting. This meeting is open to all present members and prospective members. The meeting is designed to plan the upcoming months activities. These activities include both spiritual and social events.
Our spiritual activities include attending Mass as a group and praying the rosary. These are both done monthly.
Our social activities include going out to dinner, playing cards and/or games, watching movies, attending Fort Smith Little Theater productions, picnics, volleyball, miniature golf, and various other local events.
If you are interested in more information, you may call or e-mail the following persons:
Sue Senyard 785-4242
Judy Fergeson 646-1805 email@example.com
Mary Crabtree 784-9177 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Scivally 783-5675 email@example.com
Sisters of the Heart Faith Sharing
Sisters of the Heart is a faith sharing group open to women of all ages and denominations. Our goal is to encourage a personal relationship with God through the teachings of Jesus in scripture and through the words of various faith-filled authors. This group’s focus is to strengthen our faith by sharing and our sharing is based on care, compassion and confidentiality. We consider it a blessing to share our soul-searching questions with each other and an honor to be trusted with the feelings of other faith filled women.
Our Tuesday mornings are a joyful time of sharing, laughing and even crying with each other as we learn to recognize God’s Presence with and within us. We come with the certainty that as we share our experiences and questions with one another, we will receive encouragement, compassion and strength. This time together keeps us centered in Christ and reinforces our desire to share God’s message of love with our community.
Our studies challenge us to take an inner journey and discover the woman God intended us to be. Each woman completes readings on her own during the week but faith sharing goes beyond personal study, for it is in the discussions that we hear God more clearly. Oftentimes, clarity is provided when someone states exactly what another needed to hear. Our faith sharing is not about doctrine or theology, rather it is a time to be surrounded by love and understanding as we become aware of how God is working in our lives.
This group meets on Tuesday mornings in Parish Room 1 throughout the school year from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and we undertake 1-2 studies each semester. We always welcome new members, so if you would like to join us, please contact Linda Dickinson, 479-461-1960 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Charlton 479-883-3388 for more information.
The Presentation Circle provides fellowship for women of the parish ages 21 and over. The Circle assist the parish in many ways, such as two bake sales every year, 2 booths at the spring carnival, assist with the parish Thanksgiving dinner, and special projects. We are also a social group…for example we have catered dinners and parties, pot luck dinners, arts and crafts, go on field trips and have guest speakers. The regular meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month from September through May. There is always a notice in the bulletin to announce the meetings and we welcome all new members. The most important thing about the Circle is the good friends you make. For more information contact Carole Hargrave 650-4187.
Bread Crumbs Prayer Group