James Rawls

James Rawls (pastor of Rhodes Chapel for 23 years) is in the hospital in Warren, AR. He suddenly lost the use of his hands and legs. Doctors believe it is a neurological problem and not a stroke.

Rev. Bill Ferguson

Rev. Ferguson (pastor of Traskwood UMC) has just received a cancer diagnosis. Next steps are to be determined next week.

Virginia “Ginny” Griesse

Virginia “Ginny” Griesse passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Arnold, Missouri. She is the mother of Rev. Jonathan Griesse, pastor at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Jonesboro. Ginny spent over 50 years working as an educator. Her passion for music and writing led her to compose numerous songs, skits, and musicals that she shared during her 25 years in children’s ministry. She also published several songbooks and children’s novels. A special memorial celebration is planned for Friday, Sept. 17 at Christian Outreach Church where she and husband Bob faithfully worshipped and served for 44 years.

Notes of condolence can be sent to:
Reverend Jonathan Griesse
108 Gulley Drive
Brookland, AR 72417