Who We Are

Who We Are

We proclaim unequivocally that First Church will be with you on your journey, because this is who we have been for over 180 years.
Back in 1831 when the fledgling congregation began near the Arkansas River just blocks from our present location, I doubt if anyone used phrases like that.  But over the years and through many many kinds of changes, it has become embedded deeply in our "Church DNA"- that we truly are a church determined to make a difference in people lives.
In living out this promise we have anchored ourselves in the heart of downtown, for the good of all people downtown, lifting up that which is good and life-giving, and being a living expression of the body of Christ in an urban setting.

First United Methodist Church, Little Rock...

is located at 8th and Center, in the heart of downtown Little Rock.

holds both traditional Sunday morning worship in our historic sanctuary and contemporary praise services in the streetside Cokesbury Center.

engages children and youth at every level of their development.

welcomes all visitors, regardless of background, gender, race, or where you are on your faith journey.

builds community across the generations.

offers Sunday school classes and study groups for a range of interests and life stages.

provides many ways to belong and to serve, from one-time volunteer stints to long-term commitments, close-up to behind-the-scenes.

is traditional but forward-thinking, rooted but outer-directed.

feels led by the grace of God to gather, love, and serve.

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