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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...