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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...