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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...