Congregational Care at First United Methodist Church

The Congregational Care Committee of First United Methodist Church sends cards to those in the hospital and to those who have lost a loved one. They prepare bereavement meals for families usually on the day of a funeral or memorial service. For information on participating in congregational care, or in any of the ministries listed, contact Kisha Bumpers at or at 329-3801.


Ways You Can Participate

* Be a part of one of our bereavement meal teams – we have four teams that take turns providing a bereavement meal for grieving families.

* Write cards to those who have experienced the death of a loved one – we do this on specific anniversary dates.

* Be a phone pal to one of our homebound.

Contact Kisha Bumpers at to find out how you can help.


Visitation Ministries

It is good to have lay members involved in our hospital and/or homebound visitation. Once a month we bake and deliver goodies to about 40 homebound church members and family of church members. Get on our list to help deliver or find out how to help with visitation from Kisha Bumpers.


Support Group Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Support Group for families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.  This group is open to the community and normally meets on the 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Due to Covid-19, this group has postponed its in-person meetings. Please contact the church to check on possible reinstatement of meetings.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Since 2007, a group of persons who knit or crochet (or are learning how to do it) have been meeting monthly to work together, decide who should receive an item and pray over those items completed and about to be distributed.  Infants who are baptized at Conway First United Methodist Church receive a baby afghan.  People who are battling illness, grief or some loss are also given a prayer shawl as a symbol of love from the church. Contact Kisha Bumpers at to join this team!