UMC

First United Methodist Church of Little Rock is part of the Global United Methodist Church. United Methodist leaders often speak of the denomination as “the connection.” This concept has been central to Methodism from its beginning.

The United Methodist structure and organization began as a means of accomplishing the mission of spreading scriptural holiness. Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, recognized the need for an organized system of communication and accountability and developed what he called the “connexion,” a network of classes, societies, and annual conferences.

United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas

Mission:

Our mission is to create permanent charitable endowment funds to strengthen and expand United Methodist ministry in Arkansas.

About:

We assist individuals with many different kinds of planned gifts that further the work of the Church in our state. 

We administer endowment funds held by local churches and other United Methodist institutions.  We partner with Wespath Investment Management to ensure we are providing faithful stewardship of the assets entrusted to us.

Learn how the Foundation can help you be a faithful steward of your assets and plan charitable gifts that leave a lasting legacy of your love and appreciation.

United Methodist Comittee of Relief (UMCOR)

Mission:

Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

About:

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. 

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.