The following is a list of outreach programs and missions of FUMC. All of these are places that the congregation gives in ministry with others. Some, we sponsor completely; some are shared ministries, some are transformational for folks who are not members, while others impact the lives of both members and touch the lives of our neighbors near and far:
Last Sunday Breakfast: On the Last Sunday of each month, join the Chapel Class as they cook and serve breakfast to the local community as well as church folks. All are welcome to attend and join in the fellowship, that begins at 8:30am until 10am with a devotion, hot breakfast, and a mini-medical clinic for those in need of medical help.
Food at First: Once a month, this food ministry offers the opportunity to have a box of food including meat and vegetables that could feed a family of four for at least a week. Donation boxes are available for $5 if application is submitted. To submit an application you can obtain one from the church office Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30pm-1:30pm daily).
Knitters, Knotters, and Mats that Matter: Join this fun group on Thursday mornings to knit, sew, or crochet sleep mats, prayer shawls, and more! These sleep mats go to local preschools and homeless shelters, the prayer shawls are given to folks during an illness or after a loss of a loved one.
Red Shield Diner: The third Sunday of the month, a group prepares and serves dinner at the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Diner.
Sack Lunch Program: Many times throughout the week, church groups take time to make and sack sandwiches downtown at the Sack Lunch Program.
Local school partnerships: Year-around, we support our local schools with school supplies, teachers lunches, and much more. Darby Junior High and Tilles Elementary are our neighborhood schools and we are glad to be partners in education.
Pack Shack: Once a year we come together to pack 10,000 meals to be used in local hunger relief for the children and youth of our neighborhood schools, Tilles, Darby, Northside, and Bellpoint. This is part of the Arkansas United Methodist Conferences “200,000 Reasons” Initiative.
To learn more, and become involved in the missions of FSFUMC, please contact Rev. Don Thrasher at firstname.lastname@example.org.