About Us


First United Methodist Church, Little Rock

  • is located at 8th and Center, in the heart of downtown Little Rock.
  • holds both traditional Sunday morning worship in our historic sanctuary and contemporary praise services in the streetside Cokesbury Center.
  • engages children and youth at every level of their development.
  • welcomes all visitors, regardless of background, gender, race, or where you are on your faith journey.
  • builds community across the generations.
  • offers Sunday school classes and study groups for a range of interests and life stages.
  • provides many ways to belong and to serve, from one-time volunteer stints to long-term commitments, close-up to behind-the-scenes.
  • is traditional but forward-thinking, rooted but outer-directed.
  • feels led by the grace of God to gather, love, and serve.


Our Promise

Our promise is to be with you on your journey.


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to love God, love others, and change the world.


Our Mission

To be an inclusive downtown congregation that builds Christian community where people experience God’s transforming grace. We believe God calls us to be a vibrant worshipping community, to share the good news of Jesus Christ, to grow in our faith, to nurture spiritual friendships, and to passionately serve God throughout the world. 

Our Vision

Being good neighbors to make Little Rock a place where children THRIVE.