Opportunities for Missions
Opportunities to contribute to the mission work of First United Methodist Church are abundant. These opportunities can include helping children, the homeless, the ill and the grieving. We considers it vital to our faith to be mission minded. We believe it is theologically and biblically based to reach beyond our walls into our community and beyond. Our mission participation includes financial support and hands-on involvement.
Ongoing hands-on opportunities for mission include:
Our church takes on an angel tree for children who are in the court system or are foster children and work with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. You can participate by taking a tag and providing Christmas gift(s) for one or more of the angels on these trees.
Ozark Mission Project (OMP)
OMP organizes youth and adults to do minor home repair, build wheelchair ramps, do lawn work and other hands-on projects to help families in need. Camps are scattered throughout Arkansas over the summer months. Our youth participate in multiple camps each summer. Adults are always needed to go and lead teams of youth. No experience necessary.
Red Cross Blood Drives
Our church typically hosts two blood drives each year in March and October. Please contact Susan Mulhearn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) School Supplies Collection
CASA works with many children and youth who are in foster homes and need school supplies that their foster families cannot provide. School supplies are collected late each summer for the Fall semester. Containers are furnished around the church for collection of the supplies. Lists of the most needed items are furnished.
Amazing Grace Café
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” — Matthew 25:35
On alternating Thursday nights, FUMC Conway and First Presbyterian Church are offering hot meals free of charge for those who need them. We are always in need of volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.
We provide bags of groceries to those in need every Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Help is always needed to shop for food, fill bags, work with food recipients, etc. You can also support the food pantry by designating a donation to this ministry. This ministry is funded 100 percent by donations. If you would like to volunteer in this vital, busy and encouraging ministry, please contact Kisha Bumpers at email@example.com.
Volunteer in Mission Trips
Conway FUMC has supported numerous trips across the city, the state, the nation and the world as part of the Volunteer in Mission program. We hope to plan more trips in the coming years.
During the summer we feed children at Brierwood Apartments. During the summer of 2016, we served approximately 50 children on Mondays and Wednesdays. We will expand as the need becomes greater and our resources allow. We can always use volunteers and financial donations.