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Village UMC Mobile Food Pantry

Village UMC Mobile Food Pantry

At the beginning of the pandemic, many of the weekly ministries of Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village were disrupted. The community was encouraged to isolate and Village UMC’s congregation began seeking opportunities to help others remotely. 17% of...

Matthew 25 Food Pantry Receives $10,000 Grant to Provide Toilet Paper, Personal Incontinence Products
The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas Grants Funds for Oak Forest United Methodist Church’s Mission to Purchase, Distribute Personal Hygiene Care Items to Neighbors in Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact: KD Reep, 501-766-1260 or kdreep@hotmail.com LITTLE ROCK, AR (Sept. 22, 2022) – It was an unusual request, but one which would mean the difference in mobility and quality of life. Oak Forest United Methodist Church...

Bay First UMC receives grant to expand feeding ministry

Bay First UMC receives grant to expand feeding ministry

Bay United Methodist Church recently received a grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance for $3,327.00 to go toward their “Enlarging our Territory” project. The pastor and congregation are working very hard to enlarge their food pantry. Over the last year, the need has...

Donuts with Grownups

The First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas sponsored Donuts with Grownups on Friday, September 9 at Pocahontas Elementary School. Six hundred pre-k through third-grade students and grandparents and grand-friends enjoyed donuts and milk. Rev. Pat Bodenhamer...

Theressa Hoover UMC lives out recovery 365

Theressa Hoover UMC lives out recovery 365

September is National Recovery Month. Addiction is a disease that can afflict anyone of any status, and most people have experienced the pain it causes in some way or another. Although the power of healing from addiction is celebrated and acknowledged widely this...

A-State Wesley hosts A.L.I.C.E. training

Economic exclusion impacts each individual differently. People suffer financial blow after blow due to race, gender, sexual orientation, education, or economic background. Project A.L.I.C.E. aims to educate and empower emerging adults to prioritize the gospel...

FUMC Prescott hosts Hard of Hearing & Deaf Ministry Event

FUMC Prescott hosts Hard of Hearing & Deaf Ministry Event

To promote International Deaf Awareness Week, Prescott First United Methodist Church is hosting a free meal and entertainment evening with inclusive hearing-impaired provisions on September 25 at 6 pm. The congregation and its community have many citizens and members...

Fort Smith First UMC music camp

Fort Smith First UMC music camp

Twenty-six campers, fourteen adults, five teen helpers, and many parents, friends, and supporters participated in “By the Sea,” Music Camp 2022 at Fort Smith First UMC. During our 28th Music Camp, attendees sang, rang, spoke, danced, painted, studied, learned, and...

Project Neuro provides guidance and training

Project Neuro provides guidance and training

First United Methodist Church of West Memphis celebrated a new ministry on Thursday, August 11, called Project Neuro. Sixty-five persons were in attendance for this program launch including school personnel, business owners, and the mayor of West Memphis. Project...