Community Engagement News & Opportunities

Want to vote ‘Absentee’ but not sure how?

By Lesley Andrews | August 30, 2020

Voting in any year can pose a challenge, but this year presents special concerns for the health and safety of many of our members. Anyone may vote absentee due to COVID 19, and we’re here to help. For those of you who need or want to vote by absentee ballot this November, just follow these…

SPEAK Advocacy During Covid-19

By Haley Jones | July 16, 2020

Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act Our work to SPEAK truth to power, SPEAKing the love of Jesus Christ into unjust systems, continues during the pandemic. Economic insecurity plagues many Arkansans as they try to make ends meet in the wake of job loss due to COVID-19. The “Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act” (HR…

Race and Equity Book Series- How to Be an Anti-Racist

By Haley Jones | July 13, 2020

The sign up for our next book in the Race and Equity book series is now live. You can sign up on our website to let us know you are reading along with us. We will send reflection questions and a Zoom final discussion link halfway through the reading. We hope you will continue journeying…

PPE Supplies for our Partner Schools

By Haley Jones | July 13, 2020

Our second drop off for PPE supplies for partner schools is on Thursday, July 30 from 5:00pm-6:00pm. You all have donated A LOT of face masks, so we are no longer in need of those. Please continue to pick up bottles of hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes/spray. Rev. Haley will be at the front door…

Faith Promises 2020 Update

By Haley Jones | June 11, 2020

Our Faith Promise 2020 team will meet on Monday, June 29 to distribute funds to our Faith Promise partners. Thank you for your continued support of local and global programs that combat food insecurity. These ministries include our own, like FANN and Backpacks for Kids, as well as state and global programs, like Arkansas Hunger…

PPE and Our Partner Schools

By Haley Jones | June 11, 2020

We recently started conversations with our partner schools Booker and Washington Elementary about needs for next school year. No one is certain as to what the school year will look like, but the need for personal protective equipment was clear. Because those items will certainly fly off the shelf in August, we’re starting now. We’re…

Just Mercy Movie Night @ Home

By Haley Jones | June 11, 2020

Date: Sunday, June 28 Time: 7:00pmLocation: Your Home  By the end of June many FUMCLR members will have read Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy as part of our Race and Equity book series. You’re invited to watch the 2019 film adaptation in your home with us. Warner Brothers has released the film to watch for…

Race and Equity Book Series – Just Mercy

By Haley Jones | June 4, 2020

he pain, the fury, and the injustice? Learning is not the end all be all, but it is the beginning. Our faith community is making a commitment for the remainder of 2020 to learn and grow, to engage and stand in solidarity by highlighting voices of color. We hope you will join us for all or…

SERVE By the Numbers- The Pandemic Edition

By Haley Jones | May 26, 2020

FANN is serving 70 individuals with drive-up service. Total to date on Faith Promise-$13,681 180 volunteer hours donated to LRSD for this school year 200 bags of weekend food have been delivered to school feeding sites. 100 more will be bagged this week. 115 masks have been made for a NICU unit by the St.…