If you find yourself without a home church because of closure or disaffiliation, these local Beacon Church congregations have made a special commitment to be a place of hospitality and a haven of hope for all.
Clinton First UMC
Our greatest desire at First United Methodist Church of Clinton, Arkansas, is to follow the way of Jesus by providing a safe and welcoming place for anyone who desires to experience the unconditional love of God. At First United Methodist Church of Clinton, you will experience genuine hospitality regardless of where you are on your faith journey. Please know that you will be welcomed with open hearts and open minds. We are here for you, and we hope you will visit us soon!
First UMC - Little Rock
You are a child of God created in the Divine Image. You are welcomed, affirmed, and included at First Church, not despite, but because of your age, ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This is how the Holy Spirit works: when you are welcomed, all are welcomed. When all are welcomed and embraced as the Body of Christ, the world is transformed into a place where all of God’s Children can THRIVE, finding the Trust, Health, Relationship, Imagination, Value, and Education they need.
We are all children of God. Thanks be to God!
Newberry Chapel UMC
We warmly welcome all to worship with us each Sunday at 11 a.m. on-site. (Recorded service on Facebook 6 p.m.). We invite you to participate freely in the life of this community of faith and love, and to become a member of this congregation. Newberry Chapel welcomes and embraces all people with open hearts, open minds, and open doors!
Pinnacle View UMC
Pinnacle View UMC, located on Cantrell in West Little Rock, near Pinnacle Mountain and Chenal, is over 150 years old, in its fourth location, and continues to grow into a new vision with new members. This vitality includes a new food pantry, new United Women in Faith unit, partnerships in the community, a focus on justice and social holiness (LGBTQIA+, NAACP/Marade for MLK, Latino ministries), and a standout Community Pet Ministry that trains and deploys therapy dogs, supports pastoral care for pet families, pet education, pet rescue and advocacy.
Photo above: A recent group of trained therapy dogs were commissioned to serve in schools, respite, rehab and memory care centers, libraries, and to greet members and guests in PVUMC worship. More than 47 dogs have been trained in the past three years.
Pulaski Heights UMC
Quapaw Quarter UMC
If you are seeking a community where you feel at home and at peace, not only acknowledged but accepted, we have a place for you. We welcome you to visit, feel what makes Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church unlike others, and draws us together. What we can offer you is what we have outlined in our welcoming statement:
“Drawn together by the loving grace of God, we of Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church believe there are no inherent barriers to living in relationship with Christ. We welcome into our faith community people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, economic means and family structures.”
Simply put: We offer love without exception.
Arkadelphia First UMC
At Arkadelphia First UMC, we are committed to being a church that embodies open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We are committed to making a place at the table for everyone. Our church is made up of a wide diversity of theologies and ideologies and yet we are committed to being unified as a United Methodist congregation. Our Sunday worship services are Newsong at 9:00 AM and Traditional at 11:00 AM.
Fort Smith First UMC
“We are a community of faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit, growing together in God’s grace, and sharing the love of Christ with the world.”
Fort Smith First United Methodist Church has been a historic presence in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, for 180 years. Today we are a vital community of faith proclaiming the love of Christ and making a difference in our local community and world. Join us for contemporary or classic worship, ministries for children, youth, and adults, community outreach, and great fellowship. We love our United Methodist heritage and are committed to being a welcoming community for all persons. Find out more about us at our website, www.fsfumc.org, or search for Fort Smith First United Methodist Church on Facebook or Youtube. We would love to become your church home!
First UMC of Bentonville
FUMC Bentonville welcomes all. Because we believe the Communion Table is God’s table, we invite everyone into our church family. We welcome and celebrate every race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical and mental ability, national origin, economic station, and political ideology. We come together in action and outreach, aspiring to follow Jesus’ example of radical hospitality, love, and grace as a transformative movement in our community.
Lakeside UMC - Pine Bluff
Lakeside United Methodist Church has saved a place for you! For all who are hurting, who are weary and heavy laden, and who need a safe place to rest, heal and join others in worshipping and serving Christ, we welcome you to Lakeside United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff. We have worship service at 8:30 AM in the Chapel, Sunday School at 9:15 AM and Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM. You can follow us on Facebook or YouTube.
Trinity UMC - North Little Rock
Come as you are. Take a breath, tell your story over and over as you heal. Trinity United Methodist Church‘s location affords us an exciting opportunity to GO outside of the walls of the church, but to also use the church facility as a community safe space, while we answer God’s call to make disciples of Jesus Christ. It’s all about relationships. Bring everyone you can find to be united as a family of light and hope in a desperate world. You can make a difference. You can change the world. “And, man, that’s living!”
North Pulaski UMC - Sherwood
Come home, just as you are, and bring everyone you can to a soft landing spot at North Pulaski United Methodist Church. Take a breath, tell your story over and over as you heal and find your purpose to which God is calling you to action on your faith journey. This is an opportunity for you, and those you love, to unite and be the change agents for God in this world while making disciples of Jesus Christ. It’s all about relationships.