SERVE Opportunity: Donations for State Hospital

The Arkansas State Hospital, a 226-bed psychiatric hospital, is accepting gently used clothing for their clothing closet for ages 13 and older.  Many of the patients are admitted with little support, and the facility relies upon community donations to clothe the patients in need.  Winter clothing, including coats that can be saved for next winter, are encouraged.  Items that CANNOT be accepted include belts, scarves, undergarments, and socks.  Please be sure to check your pockets prior to donation!  Donations will be accepted through Sunday, April 29.  For details, please contact Sam House at house.samuel@gmail.com. Your donations can be dropped off downstairs in the children’s department prayer room.more...

FUMC to Sponsor Three Children for Freedom School

Due to your generous support in the communion rail offering last Sunday, FUMC will be sponsoring three children from Booker and Washington Elementary to attend the Central Arkansas Freedom School. Freedom School, a project of the Children’s Defense Fund, serves children across the nation in the summer months to curb reading loss and provide a safe environment that encourages them to believe in their own ability. Freedom School has a rich history of helping liberate people from oppression using the tool of education. Thank you for helping us provide a safe and enriching summer experience for a few students in Little Rock!more...

Repairing the Breach: A Course in Reconciliation

What is required to reconcile people or communities after conflict? What can we learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa? What does our faith require us to do with our enemies? If you’d like to explore any of these questions in more depth, join us for a 5 week introductory course on reconciliation from 6:30-8:00 beginning Monday, April 23 . The course will explore components of the reconciliation process, examine reconciliation as a gospel imperative, develop a spirituality of conflict for application, and practice new ways of engaging in difficult dialogue. The course is limited to 15 people for dialogue purposes. You can sign up for this course by contacting Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256 ex. 219) or sign up on the journey card.more...

Conversations on Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Sexuality has been a major topic of conversation in United Methodism for decades. As a global denomination we’ve tried to hold together conflicting perspectives of what some consider Biblical authority and what some consider human dignity and hospitality. We’ve come to a moment in our history where we are struggling to find a way forward together. The Council of Bishops has called a special General Conference in February 2019 to consider proposals for how and if our denomination can move ahead together. more...

Second Hand Sale - March 17th, 7 am - 3 pm

The choir has been collecting your “stuff” for weeks. Now we’re ready to sell it!more...

Holy Week

Holy Week is only a few weeks away, and we have plans for many powerful experiences. We will begin the week on Palm Sunday, March 25, with an extended palm processional covering several blocks around the church. Then Maundy Thursday we will celebrate Holy Communion together in the Cokesbury Center at 6:30 p.m. This will be a traditional style service even though we will be in our contemporary space. Our friends from 2nd Baptist Church will worship with us that night as well. The next day we will gather in the sanctuary for our Good Friday service at noon. These services will lead us on that journey with Christ to the cross that is necessary to experience the fullness of Easter. more...

UMW Lunch & Program - March 18th

After lunch our speakers will be Carol Lynn Sherman and Nancy Foster who will talk about individuals with disabilities.  They will give us information about the need for a range of services, including institutional care, which reflects the realities of the individual with disabilities and also the realities of the individual’s family.  Each has a family member with disabilities.  Carole Lynn Sherman has been an outstanding advocate for people with disabilities here in Arkansas as well as in Washington, D.C.  She recently went to Washington, D.C. and reported that her meetings with the Arkansas senators and staff were positive and upbeat, reflecting years of previous visits and communications.  Please call the church office at 372-2256 to make a reservation for lunch.  Everyone is invited!more...

Action Academy with Arkansas Advocates -March 14th - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

AACF is hosting a special Action Academy just for FUMC on Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Here’s what they say about their academy: “Every day, our elected officials make important decisions about things that impact you and your family. So naturally, you want to have a say, right? But what can you do - besides voting - to make sure your elected officials are listening? How can you be sure that they know what YOUR priorities are? How can you get informed, get engaged, and make them LISTEN? At AACF Action Academy, we’ll talk about issues such as health care and education- and we’ll discuss how those issues impact the daily lives of kids and families all across our state. Then, we’ll go a step further - we’ll show you ways that YOU can make a big difference, through your actions and through your voice.” To register, sign up on the journey card or contact Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256). more...

UMW Lunch & Program - February 18

After lunch our speaker will be Renie Rule.  Renie has worked in prison programs for over 25 years.  The first 15 years she spent building a chapel at Tucker Max and began the Paws in Prison program.  Through this program they have saved over 1,000 dogs.  She continues to have monthly meditation classes at Tucker Max.  She takes the cookies and Christmas cards from our church to the prison on Christmas morning.  We look forward to hearing about her prison ministries.  Please call the church at 372-2256 to make a reservation for lunch so enough food will be prepared.more...

Ash Wednesday - February 14

This year FUMC is offering a unique approach to a Holy tradition on Ash Wednesday. On your way to work, you can Ash & Dash from 7:30- 9 a.m. in our parking lot on Center Street. Or you can join us at 12 noon for our Ash Wednesday Worship Service with a short message and the imposition of ashes. A sack lunch will be provided as you leave. more...

SERVE Opportunity: Donations for State Hospital

The Arkansas State Hospital, a 226-bed psychiatric hospital, is accepting gently used clothing for their clothing closet for ages 13 and older.  Many of the patients are admitted with little support, and the facility relies upon community donations to clothe the patients in need.  Winter clothing, including coats that can be saved for next winter, are encouraged.  Items that CANNOT be accepted include belts, scarves, undergarments, and socks.  Please be sure to check your pockets prior to donation!  Donations will be accepted through Sunday, April 29.  For details, please contact Sam House at house.samuel@gmail.com. Your donations can be dropped off downstairs in the children’s department prayer room.more...

FUMC to Sponsor Three Children for Freedom School

Due to your generous support in the communion rail offering last Sunday, FUMC will be sponsoring three children from Booker and Washington Elementary to attend the Central Arkansas Freedom School. Freedom School, a project of the Children’s Defense Fund, serves children across the nation in the summer months to curb reading loss and provide a safe environment that encourages them to believe in their own ability. Freedom School has a rich history of helping liberate people from oppression using the tool of education. Thank you for helping us provide a safe and enriching summer experience for a few students in Little Rock!more...

Repairing the Breach: A Course in Reconciliation

What is required to reconcile people or communities after conflict? What can we learn from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa? What does our faith require us to do with our enemies? If you’d like to explore any of these questions in more depth, join us for a 5 week introductory course on reconciliation from 6:30-8:00 beginning Monday, April 23 . The course will explore components of the reconciliation process, examine reconciliation as a gospel imperative, develop a spirituality of conflict for application, and practice new ways of engaging in difficult dialogue. The course is limited to 15 people for dialogue purposes. You can sign up for this course by contacting Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256 ex. 219) or sign up on the journey card.more...

Conversations on Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Sexuality has been a major topic of conversation in United Methodism for decades. As a global denomination we’ve tried to hold together conflicting perspectives of what some consider Biblical authority and what some consider human dignity and hospitality. We’ve come to a moment in our history where we are struggling to find a way forward together. The Council of Bishops has called a special General Conference in February 2019 to consider proposals for how and if our denomination can move ahead together. more...

Second Hand Sale - March 17th, 7 am - 3 pm

The choir has been collecting your “stuff” for weeks. Now we’re ready to sell it!more...

Holy Week

Holy Week is only a few weeks away, and we have plans for many powerful experiences. We will begin the week on Palm Sunday, March 25, with an extended palm processional covering several blocks around the church. Then Maundy Thursday we will celebrate Holy Communion together in the Cokesbury Center at 6:30 p.m. This will be a traditional style service even though we will be in our contemporary space. Our friends from 2nd Baptist Church will worship with us that night as well. The next day we will gather in the sanctuary for our Good Friday service at noon. These services will lead us on that journey with Christ to the cross that is necessary to experience the fullness of Easter. more...

UMW Lunch & Program - March 18th

After lunch our speakers will be Carol Lynn Sherman and Nancy Foster who will talk about individuals with disabilities.  They will give us information about the need for a range of services, including institutional care, which reflects the realities of the individual with disabilities and also the realities of the individual’s family.  Each has a family member with disabilities.  Carole Lynn Sherman has been an outstanding advocate for people with disabilities here in Arkansas as well as in Washington, D.C.  She recently went to Washington, D.C. and reported that her meetings with the Arkansas senators and staff were positive and upbeat, reflecting years of previous visits and communications.  Please call the church office at 372-2256 to make a reservation for lunch.  Everyone is invited!more...

Action Academy with Arkansas Advocates -March 14th - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

AACF is hosting a special Action Academy just for FUMC on Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Here’s what they say about their academy: “Every day, our elected officials make important decisions about things that impact you and your family. So naturally, you want to have a say, right? But what can you do - besides voting - to make sure your elected officials are listening? How can you be sure that they know what YOUR priorities are? How can you get informed, get engaged, and make them LISTEN? At AACF Action Academy, we’ll talk about issues such as health care and education- and we’ll discuss how those issues impact the daily lives of kids and families all across our state. Then, we’ll go a step further - we’ll show you ways that YOU can make a big difference, through your actions and through your voice.” To register, sign up on the journey card or contact Haley at the church (hjones@fumclr.org or 501-372-2256). more...

UMW Lunch & Program - February 18

After lunch our speaker will be Renie Rule.  Renie has worked in prison programs for over 25 years.  The first 15 years she spent building a chapel at Tucker Max and began the Paws in Prison program.  Through this program they have saved over 1,000 dogs.  She continues to have monthly meditation classes at Tucker Max.  She takes the cookies and Christmas cards from our church to the prison on Christmas morning.  We look forward to hearing about her prison ministries.  Please call the church at 372-2256 to make a reservation for lunch so enough food will be prepared.more...

Ash Wednesday - February 14

This year FUMC is offering a unique approach to a Holy tradition on Ash Wednesday. On your way to work, you can Ash & Dash from 7:30- 9 a.m. in our parking lot on Center Street. Or you can join us at 12 noon for our Ash Wednesday Worship Service with a short message and the imposition of ashes. A sack lunch will be provided as you leave. more...