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...

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...

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...

Adult Literacy Program in 2018

“The most important indicator of a child’s success in school is the literacy level of his mother or father”, according to the national adult literacy organization ProLiteracy. FUMC plans to expand it successful tutoring program at Booker Elementary by helping the parents of those students and other adults in our neighborhood improve their literacy skills. This adult tutoring and family literacy program would run parallel to our vision to help children in Little Rock THRIVE. more...

Christmas CareFair - November 5th & 12th

You want to honor your friends and family at Christmas. You can do that while you support the causes they care about at the Christmas Care Fair 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12 in Fellowship Hall.more...

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Words do not capture the heartbreak coming from Houston and southeast Texas right now. As I'm sure many of you have been, I've spent the past couple of days checking in with friends and family that live in those areas. Like many of you in these kinds of disasters, I'm frustrated that I can't do anything to help directly. However, there are some things we can do to support the relief and recovery efforts. Here are some ways you can help:more...

Back-to-School School Supplies for Teachers

As school lets out, our teachers look forward to a well deserved summer break! But as they pack up their classrooms, you can be assured they are already making a list of things they will need in August. Many of these things will fall outside their allotted budget for classroom supplies, so how will they pay for any extras? If a teacher needs a new rug, it might take time to save up. If we at FUMC can help our partner teachers with the necessities, maybe they can afford extras that make learning fun! Yellow collection school buses have been set up outside the main office and in the children's wing beginning. Give generously as teachers are the trainers for our country's future.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...

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...

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...

Adult Literacy Program in 2018

“The most important indicator of a child’s success in school is the literacy level of his mother or father”, according to the national adult literacy organization ProLiteracy. FUMC plans to expand it successful tutoring program at Booker Elementary by helping the parents of those students and other adults in our neighborhood improve their literacy skills. This adult tutoring and family literacy program would run parallel to our vision to help children in Little Rock THRIVE. more...

Christmas CareFair - November 5th & 12th

You want to honor your friends and family at Christmas. You can do that while you support the causes they care about at the Christmas Care Fair 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12 in Fellowship Hall.more...

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Words do not capture the heartbreak coming from Houston and southeast Texas right now. As I'm sure many of you have been, I've spent the past couple of days checking in with friends and family that live in those areas. Like many of you in these kinds of disasters, I'm frustrated that I can't do anything to help directly. However, there are some things we can do to support the relief and recovery efforts. Here are some ways you can help:more...

Back-to-School School Supplies for Teachers

As school lets out, our teachers look forward to a well deserved summer break! But as they pack up their classrooms, you can be assured they are already making a list of things they will need in August. Many of these things will fall outside their allotted budget for classroom supplies, so how will they pay for any extras? If a teacher needs a new rug, it might take time to save up. If we at FUMC can help our partner teachers with the necessities, maybe they can afford extras that make learning fun! Yellow collection school buses have been set up outside the main office and in the children's wing beginning. Give generously as teachers are the trainers for our country's future.more...