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...

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...

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...

5 Week Grief Series - Starts June 15th

Life After Loss is a 5 week series that deals with the realities of grief following death.  The grief of losing a loved one touches numerous areas of our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. There are common experiences that most grieving people share, yet grief is a very personal experience.  

In the midst of a grief experience are a couple of important questions - “How?” - How can I move gracefully through the ache of loss?  How do I cope when life presses painfully against my happiness? “Who?” - Who will be with me in this process? - because I know that I cannot go through this alone.  
 
In response to these questions, First Church is offering a five-week Grief Support Group Series beginning June 15 - July 13.  The group will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the church.  During this series, we will explore life after loss focusing on the realities of grief following the death of a loved one.   Group participants will share together the pain of loss as well as gain strength from the loving support of others who are grieving.
 
The group will meet Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 pm beginning June 15.  Contact Rev. Mary Jane Cole (mjcole@arumc.org or 501-960-7731) to register or for more information.more...

UMW General Meeting & Lunch - March 19

12:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall Speaker: Georgia Mjartan,  Executive Director of “Our House” more...

Raising of America

Join us for conversations around the documentary series The Raising of America.  This six week series is in keeping with our THRIVE initiative as it explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America.  Sunday mornings, starting on January 15th, Darlene Kurtz will facilitate discussions surrounding early childhood and the future of our nation.  It is an excellent documentary series and topic that has implications for us all.  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation as we meet in room 205.  Hope to see you there.more...

Financial Peace University

Find peace in your life by taking control of your finances. Learn the basics of budgeting. Get out of debt. Plan for your future. Do it all as a matter of your faith in God. Financial Peace University is a 9 week class for anyone wanting better control of their financial and spiritual life no matter how much money or debt you have. Starting February 7th, from 6:30 to 8:00, these classes will be every Tuesday evening through April 4th. Class materials cost $100 per family. The first 12 registrations will receive 10% off course materials. In order to receive materials before the class starts, registration will close Sunday, January 29th. Childcare is available on request. To sign up or for more information contact Christi Harper (charper@fumclr.org) or register online at  fumclr.org/registrations.more...

Sacred Conversations- January 18

Our open lunch discussions, Sacred Conversations, is returning for 6 weeks during the “Things we tell ourselves” series. Each week we’ll have a discussion around the sermon topic from the Sunday before. If Sunday raises more questions for you or leaves you wanting to talk it through with others, join us each Wednesday at 12:00 in the Cokesbury Center. Bring a brown bag lunch and invite your friends and co-workers.more...

Listening to our Neighbors

Monday, October 10th at 6:30 pm more...

Taking Care: Supporting Parents and Grandparents

This parent support and spiritual care group will begin in October and be led by UMC Deacon, Rev. Michelle Whitfield, LCSW. The group will serve the parents and grandparents of children who have developmental challenges and special needs. We will focus on the emotional and spiritual care of parents and grandparents. Our journey will include addressing those difficult spiritual questions we ask ourselves when caring for children with intense needs. The group will also seek to improve guidance techniques, reduce parenting stress, and affirm our families’ participation in a faith community. Details: October 2nd-October 23rd, Sundays 9:45-10:45 am, First United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Confidentiality of group content will be maintained. Coffee and light refreshment will be served. Child care is provided. Contact: Michelle at 501-539-8136 or michelle.whitfield@arumc.org. 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...

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...

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...

5 Week Grief Series - Starts June 15th

Life After Loss is a 5 week series that deals with the realities of grief following death.  The grief of losing a loved one touches numerous areas of our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. There are common experiences that most grieving people share, yet grief is a very personal experience.  

In the midst of a grief experience are a couple of important questions - “How?” - How can I move gracefully through the ache of loss?  How do I cope when life presses painfully against my happiness? “Who?” - Who will be with me in this process? - because I know that I cannot go through this alone.  
 
In response to these questions, First Church is offering a five-week Grief Support Group Series beginning June 15 - July 13.  The group will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the church.  During this series, we will explore life after loss focusing on the realities of grief following the death of a loved one.   Group participants will share together the pain of loss as well as gain strength from the loving support of others who are grieving.
 
The group will meet Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 pm beginning June 15.  Contact Rev. Mary Jane Cole (mjcole@arumc.org or 501-960-7731) to register or for more information.more...

UMW General Meeting & Lunch - March 19

12:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall Speaker: Georgia Mjartan,  Executive Director of “Our House” more...

Raising of America

Join us for conversations around the documentary series The Raising of America.  This six week series is in keeping with our THRIVE initiative as it explores how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America.  Sunday mornings, starting on January 15th, Darlene Kurtz will facilitate discussions surrounding early childhood and the future of our nation.  It is an excellent documentary series and topic that has implications for us all.  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation as we meet in room 205.  Hope to see you there.more...

Financial Peace University

Find peace in your life by taking control of your finances. Learn the basics of budgeting. Get out of debt. Plan for your future. Do it all as a matter of your faith in God. Financial Peace University is a 9 week class for anyone wanting better control of their financial and spiritual life no matter how much money or debt you have. Starting February 7th, from 6:30 to 8:00, these classes will be every Tuesday evening through April 4th. Class materials cost $100 per family. The first 12 registrations will receive 10% off course materials. In order to receive materials before the class starts, registration will close Sunday, January 29th. Childcare is available on request. To sign up or for more information contact Christi Harper (charper@fumclr.org) or register online at  fumclr.org/registrations.more...

Sacred Conversations- January 18

Our open lunch discussions, Sacred Conversations, is returning for 6 weeks during the “Things we tell ourselves” series. Each week we’ll have a discussion around the sermon topic from the Sunday before. If Sunday raises more questions for you or leaves you wanting to talk it through with others, join us each Wednesday at 12:00 in the Cokesbury Center. Bring a brown bag lunch and invite your friends and co-workers.more...

Listening to our Neighbors

Monday, October 10th at 6:30 pm more...

Taking Care: Supporting Parents and Grandparents

This parent support and spiritual care group will begin in October and be led by UMC Deacon, Rev. Michelle Whitfield, LCSW. The group will serve the parents and grandparents of children who have developmental challenges and special needs. We will focus on the emotional and spiritual care of parents and grandparents. Our journey will include addressing those difficult spiritual questions we ask ourselves when caring for children with intense needs. The group will also seek to improve guidance techniques, reduce parenting stress, and affirm our families’ participation in a faith community. Details: October 2nd-October 23rd, Sundays 9:45-10:45 am, First United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Confidentiality of group content will be maintained. Coffee and light refreshment will be served. Child care is provided. Contact: Michelle at 501-539-8136 or michelle.whitfield@arumc.org. more...