Adult Tutoring Program Off to Great Start

Ten people have already signed up to be an adult literacy tutor. There is room for ten more volunteers in the upcoming one-day Tutor Workshop on:more...

First Arts Needs You!

First Arts is growing in new and exciting ways! In the past year, we’ve doubled our size and refocused our mission partnering with Booker to sustainably provide quality instruction at no cost to children who need it. All the while, we managed to raise funds to re-invest in the program to ensure that quality materials are available to teachers. But now we need your help. Our growing program desperately needs your time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We need bus drivers and room monitors. Do you feel you are being led to make a difference in the lives of children? We need anyone who can spare a Tuesday or a Thursday afternoon between January 23 and April 5 to contact James at jstanley@fumclr.org. Please prayerfully consider how you can be of assistance to this very vibrant ministry! more...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - January 15

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a day of service at Pulaski Heights UMC working to help meet the physical and emotional needs of children and teens across Little Rock. We have partnered with local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, Little Rock small businesses, and other local churches to serve together in celebration of MLK’s values of justice and equality. Volunteers are needed to help pack school supply bags, non perishable food bags, monitor the children’s play area, help make no-sew blankets, and much more! Join us on your day off for a day of service from 10:00-2:00 at Pulaski Heights UMC on January 15, 2018. If you cannot join us on the day, we are gathering canned fruit to take with us for the nonperishable food bags - DROP OFF IN CHURCH OFFICE. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours or for the day, please contact Haley at the church at hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256 or sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054CACAB2BA1F49-2018more...

Prophet-ic Sermon Series - Thru January 28th

People sometimes think prophets are those who predict the future. Yet, a better understanding of a prophet is one who speaks truth to power.  We give the title prophet to many Biblical figures like Moses, Elijah, and Esther. And we reserve it for great historical figures such as Julian of Norwich, Dr. King, Bishop Tutu, and Malala. But a life of faith means we all have a prophetic voice and are called to speak the truth of God. Our January sermon series is titled Prophetic: Finding Your Voice. Join us for worship each week as we explore questions like: How do we speak for God?, What truth needs to be proclaimed?, What if we don’t want to?, and “Where do we find the courage?” more...

Our House Dinner Coordinator Needed

FUMC serves dinner on the second Sunday of each month to the residents of Our House, a local shelter in Little Rock. We are looking for a coordinator for 2018. Small groups, Sunday School classes, and teams of families have served in the past. Teams are responsible for providing the food and cooking for 80 residents but no cleanup is necessary. If you would like to serve the church and our community by scheduling groups for meals each month, contact Haley at hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256. more...

Dollars for Scholars Application Now Available!

Any high school seniors, current college students or graduate students who are attending or planning to attend a United Methodist college or university next year and who are active here at FUMCLR, should apply for the William H. Bowen Dollars for Scholars Fund scholarship!  This annual scholarship, worth $1,000, can be matched by the United Methodist college or university accepting the applicant, the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas and the United Methodist Higher Education Fund, for a total scholarship of $4,000 for approved applicants.  Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your FUMCLR involvement and boost your college funding!  Find the application on the church website at fumclr.org/dollarsforscholars or contact Brandon Bates, Youth Director, at BBates@fumclr.org. Apply by January 15, 2018. more...

Donations for Blessing Bags

During the Christmas season, there is a special opportunity to create and give Christmas blessing bags to our neighbors seeking assistance. Our offices will be closed the week after Christmas, but the need of our friends and neighbors remains. Donations are needed to help fill these extra special Christmas bags. We are looking for: socks, gloves, travel toothpaste, handwarmer packs, cracker snack packs, and $5.00 gift cards to the fast food chains on Broadway. All items not used the week after Christmas will go towards our weekly community assistance program. There will be donation baskets around the church for you to place your items in. For any questions, please contact Haley at the church, hjones@fumclr.orgmore...

Cookies and Cards for Prisoners

The UMW Sarah Circle is once again coordinating, “Cookies and Cards for Prisoners.”   Our goal is to make 250 dozen cookies by Wednesday, December 20.    The cookies will be delivered to the prison either before or on Christmas morning, and we want each prisoner to receive 3 cookies.  Betsy Hoffman has already made sufficient Christmas cards for the prisoners.  more...

Comfort & Joy - Advent 2017

We often idealize the season of Advent and celebration of Christmas. We approach it like it’s a time outside of time where regular life stops. We even act like stress, grief, depression, or fear gets erased by “comfort and joy.” But the “magic of Christmas” is fleeting, and real life is always waiting for us as soon as we pack away the decorations. Yet, I do believe that through the birth of Jesus Christ we receive “good news of great joy.” There is a lasting comfort and joy that enters life with the incarnation of God. Each Sunday during the Advent season we’ll explore God’s gift of true comfort and eternal joy. more...

Young Adult Advent Study Group

Are you interested in simplicity, slow living, or responsible spending? Join us for an Advent small group on the book Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace to explore how the Advent and Christmas season can be more about the abundance that God provides over the expectations of mammon (false influence of wealth). We will learn, engage, and discern ways that our aspirations for living intentionally meet our values. The small group will run for 4-5 weeks beginning on Wednesday, November 29. For more information or to sign up, please contact Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256).more...

Adult Tutoring Program Off to Great Start

Ten people have already signed up to be an adult literacy tutor. There is room for ten more volunteers in the upcoming one-day Tutor Workshop on:more...

First Arts Needs You!

First Arts is growing in new and exciting ways! In the past year, we’ve doubled our size and refocused our mission partnering with Booker to sustainably provide quality instruction at no cost to children who need it. All the while, we managed to raise funds to re-invest in the program to ensure that quality materials are available to teachers. But now we need your help. Our growing program desperately needs your time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We need bus drivers and room monitors. Do you feel you are being led to make a difference in the lives of children? We need anyone who can spare a Tuesday or a Thursday afternoon between January 23 and April 5 to contact James at jstanley@fumclr.org. Please prayerfully consider how you can be of assistance to this very vibrant ministry! more...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - January 15

Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a day of service at Pulaski Heights UMC working to help meet the physical and emotional needs of children and teens across Little Rock. We have partnered with local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, Little Rock small businesses, and other local churches to serve together in celebration of MLK’s values of justice and equality. Volunteers are needed to help pack school supply bags, non perishable food bags, monitor the children’s play area, help make no-sew blankets, and much more! Join us on your day off for a day of service from 10:00-2:00 at Pulaski Heights UMC on January 15, 2018. If you cannot join us on the day, we are gathering canned fruit to take with us for the nonperishable food bags - DROP OFF IN CHURCH OFFICE. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours or for the day, please contact Haley at the church at hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256 or sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054CACAB2BA1F49-2018more...

Prophet-ic Sermon Series - Thru January 28th

People sometimes think prophets are those who predict the future. Yet, a better understanding of a prophet is one who speaks truth to power.  We give the title prophet to many Biblical figures like Moses, Elijah, and Esther. And we reserve it for great historical figures such as Julian of Norwich, Dr. King, Bishop Tutu, and Malala. But a life of faith means we all have a prophetic voice and are called to speak the truth of God. Our January sermon series is titled Prophetic: Finding Your Voice. Join us for worship each week as we explore questions like: How do we speak for God?, What truth needs to be proclaimed?, What if we don’t want to?, and “Where do we find the courage?” more...

Our House Dinner Coordinator Needed

FUMC serves dinner on the second Sunday of each month to the residents of Our House, a local shelter in Little Rock. We are looking for a coordinator for 2018. Small groups, Sunday School classes, and teams of families have served in the past. Teams are responsible for providing the food and cooking for 80 residents but no cleanup is necessary. If you would like to serve the church and our community by scheduling groups for meals each month, contact Haley at hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256. more...

Dollars for Scholars Application Now Available!

Any high school seniors, current college students or graduate students who are attending or planning to attend a United Methodist college or university next year and who are active here at FUMCLR, should apply for the William H. Bowen Dollars for Scholars Fund scholarship!  This annual scholarship, worth $1,000, can be matched by the United Methodist college or university accepting the applicant, the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas and the United Methodist Higher Education Fund, for a total scholarship of $4,000 for approved applicants.  Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your FUMCLR involvement and boost your college funding!  Find the application on the church website at fumclr.org/dollarsforscholars or contact Brandon Bates, Youth Director, at BBates@fumclr.org. Apply by January 15, 2018. more...

Donations for Blessing Bags

During the Christmas season, there is a special opportunity to create and give Christmas blessing bags to our neighbors seeking assistance. Our offices will be closed the week after Christmas, but the need of our friends and neighbors remains. Donations are needed to help fill these extra special Christmas bags. We are looking for: socks, gloves, travel toothpaste, handwarmer packs, cracker snack packs, and $5.00 gift cards to the fast food chains on Broadway. All items not used the week after Christmas will go towards our weekly community assistance program. There will be donation baskets around the church for you to place your items in. For any questions, please contact Haley at the church, hjones@fumclr.orgmore...

Cookies and Cards for Prisoners

The UMW Sarah Circle is once again coordinating, “Cookies and Cards for Prisoners.”   Our goal is to make 250 dozen cookies by Wednesday, December 20.    The cookies will be delivered to the prison either before or on Christmas morning, and we want each prisoner to receive 3 cookies.  Betsy Hoffman has already made sufficient Christmas cards for the prisoners.  more...

Comfort & Joy - Advent 2017

We often idealize the season of Advent and celebration of Christmas. We approach it like it’s a time outside of time where regular life stops. We even act like stress, grief, depression, or fear gets erased by “comfort and joy.” But the “magic of Christmas” is fleeting, and real life is always waiting for us as soon as we pack away the decorations. Yet, I do believe that through the birth of Jesus Christ we receive “good news of great joy.” There is a lasting comfort and joy that enters life with the incarnation of God. Each Sunday during the Advent season we’ll explore God’s gift of true comfort and eternal joy. more...

Young Adult Advent Study Group

Are you interested in simplicity, slow living, or responsible spending? Join us for an Advent small group on the book Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace to explore how the Advent and Christmas season can be more about the abundance that God provides over the expectations of mammon (false influence of wealth). We will learn, engage, and discern ways that our aspirations for living intentionally meet our values. The small group will run for 4-5 weeks beginning on Wednesday, November 29. For more information or to sign up, please contact Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256).more...