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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 conwayfumc.org or at 329-3801.

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 meets on the 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Our Newest Addition

In 2008 the church began placing signs in the hospitality areas of both buildings and in front of homes when a member or constituent has a baby.  This helps to welcome the “newest addition” into our church family.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen MinistriesIn our congregation we have a group of people with skills in caring for those who are experiencing life-changing events.  These people are called Stephen Ministers and have undergone extensive training to develop and nurture their caring skills.  People who might receive care through this ministry include those who are hospitalized, have lost a loved one, are separated and/or undergoing the process of divorce, are homebound, or those experiencing a wide variety of other events in their lives.  If you have questions about the work of Stephen Ministers or would like information about how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact Kisha Bumpers via telephone at 501.329.3801 or e-mail via kbumpers@conwayfumc.org.

DivorceCare Group

Two to three times a year our church offers a support group for those going through/thinking about separation or divorce.  The group meets for 9-12 weeks to fellowship, guidance on a particular subject and discussion.  This group is open to the community and childcare is available.  Contact Kisha Bumpers via telephone at 501.329.3801 or email at kbumpers@conwayfumc.org, if you are interested.

Grief Support / Study Group

The church has had grief support groups meet for a series of meetings for five weeks over the past several years.  Whenever the need is expressed and the need recognized, another will be formed.

Retirement or Nursing Homes in Conway

Several of our members presently reside in one of the retirement or nursing homes in the city.

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church
1610 Prince Street
Conway, AR 72034
501.329.3801

Conway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Conway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
2603 Dave Ward Drive
Conway, AR 72034
501.329.2149

Heritage Living Center

Heritage Living Center
1175 Morningside Drive
Conway, AR 72034
501.327.7642

St. Andrews Place

St. Andrews Place
3501 College Ave.
Conway, AR 72034
501.329.9879

Salem Place Nursing and Rehab Center

Salem Place Nursing and Rehab Center
2401 Christina Ln
Conway, AR 72034
501.327.4421

Trillium Park Retirement Residence

Trillium Park Retirement Residence
1160 Hogan Ln
Conway, AR 72034
501.513.4300

Village Park Residential Living

Village Park Residential Living
1622 Scott St
Conway, AR 72034
501.327.6428

College Square Residential Living

College Square Residential Living
2421 College Ave
Conway, AR 72034
501.327.6227

Hight House

Hight House
1313 Hillcrest Dr.
Conway, AR 72034