First UMC Fort Smith Launches Neighborhood Eats

First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith and its Feeding the Fort Ministry recently received a $2,000 grant from 200K More Reasons to launch Neighborhood Eats. Neighborhood Eats offers families a bag of food with items and other kitchen staples to make two or three meals per bag. This feeding ministry strives to provide families […]

EmPowering at the EmPowerment Center 

By Shelley Lee, President  Once a seed is planted, who knows in what ways it might blossom?  The Central District, Arkansas Conference, United Women in Faith 2022 Fall Meeting was held at a location that has become very special to our Unit. The EmPowerment Center is a project of the Theressa Hoover Memorial United Methodist Church and […]

First UMC Batesville Celebrates Seniors

A Senior Recognition event was held recently at FUMC Batesville to recognize all of the local graduating seniors.  Rev. Katie Pearce recently shared that Wednesday nights are the biggest outreach into the Batesville community and one of the highlights each week at FUMC Batesville.  “Between our children and youth we have over 120 people most […]

Morrow, Central United Methodist Church Received Grant for Literacy for Lincoln Schools Ministry

200K More Reasons recently granted $2,000 from the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas to Morrow United Methodist Church in Winslow and Central United Methodist Church in Lincoln for the Literacy for Lincoln Schools ministry. This summer literacy program distributes books to students from kindergarten through third grade in Lincoln schools. Literacy for Lincoln School will give […]

NLR First UMC Celebrates Blue Sunday

by Laura Turner, Communications Coordinator, NLR FUMC North Little Rock First United Methodist Church held its first “Blue Sunday” worship service on April 30, donating over 200 stuffed animals to first responders at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the North Little Rock Police Department. The service culminated in a two-week mission project, sponsored by […]

Fairview United Methodist Church in Camden Creates Kinship with 200K More Reasons Grant

written by Kelly Reep, contributing writer Kinship Care, a ministry of Fairview United Methodist Church in Camden, recently received a $2,000 grant from 200K More Reasons. These funds will supply healthy snacks, which will distribute to grandparents who help with Kinship Care children in their home to use as afterschool snacks. The healthy snacks will […]

Clinton First UMC United Women in Faith Provides Funding for Summer Missions

written by Kelly Reep, contributing writer “Not bad for a little church in the foothills of the Ozarks,” exclaimed Coney Reamey as she shared the news that the Clinton First United Methodist Church’s United Women in Faith would provide over $27,000 in funds for community missions this summer.  “We are so excited, and this is […]

First UMC Magnolia cooks up grace with 200K More Reasons grant 

written by Kelli Reep, contributor  Since 1983, The Stewpot has been a mission outreach project at First United Methodist Church Magnolia. From 4:30-5 p.m., three days each week, this ministry serves hot takeout meals to anyone who asks. Because the church is centrally located in the Magnolia Square, The Stewpot is easily accessible to all. […]

West Memphis First UMC Mobile Food Bank serves over 200 families

written by John Friday, Membership and Communications Secretary FUMC What a weekend at First United Methodist Church West Memphis! Saturday dawned gray but that didn’t discourage the volunteers at the latest Mobile Food Bank Giveaway. We served over 200 families and they were very appreciative of the blessings. Thanks to the MidSouth Food Bank, as […]

Beacon Church Network Being Developed

As United Methodist Christians, we are called to be beacons (Matthew 5:14-16) for all seeking God’s saving grace and life-giving love. During this season, when some find themselves without a church home due to closure or disaffiliation, there are congregations that will be making a special commitment to be a place of hospitality and a […]