Mission Opportunities

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Adult and Family Mission Opportunities

Cooking Matters is an outreach that empowers children and families by teaching how to buy and prepare healthy meals.  Currently, we are partnering with Bale Elementary in an after school program on Thursdays.

Contact – Kathy Roberts or Beverly Villines, bvillines@phumc.com


Family Promise. PHUMC participates along with several other faith communities to provide temporary housing, meals, and support for families with children who are seeking jobs and permanent housing. This week-long family-friendly mission is held at our church four times a year.

Contact – Gwen Efird, (501) 666-8446 or gwenefird@att.net


Food Pantry. PHUMC maintains a Food Pantry with non-perishable foods supplied by members of the church. You may donate food in one of the several bins throughout the church. Volunteers are needed to deliver the food to those in need as well as to assist with the organizing and packaging of the food.

Contact— Jamie Goss Dempsey, jamiegossdempsey@gmail.com or (501) 352-1530


For the Love of a Child seeks to provide support for adoptive or foster parents, or are foster or adoptive parents.  We also provide support in the community for other foster services and an annual opportunity to provide Christmas presents to foster children.

Contact – Janna Knight, daknight6@comcast.net


Guatemala Medical Mission Trip. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clergy and willing helpers travel to the highlands of Southwest Guatemala to provide medical care to patients that primarily are native Mayan people who have very limited access to health care.

Contact – Denise Johnson, (501) 912-9236 or pgirlsmom@sbcglobal.net; or Emily Erkel, emily.erkel@yahoo.com


MIWATCH. This is a Ministry to Incarcerated Women And Their Children by driving the children on the third Saturday of the month to visit their mothers. Drivers who are members of the church and over 18 years of age are needed to drive the church vehicle.

Contact – Gwen Efird – (501) 666-8446 or gwenefird@att.net


PHUMC Rings the Bell. Join the 2017 Red Kettle Campaign and volunteer to help The Salvation Army “Ring the Bell” Saturday, December 2.

Contact— Paula Watson, phumcringsthebell@gmail.com


Wakefield Elementary School. There are several ways to support our partner school:

  • Give a Kid a Chance— We provide backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms for nearly 400 children at this school who would not receive these essential items otherwise. Volunteers are needed each summer to order, unload, and sort the supplies. Contact— Betsy Singleton Snyder, bssnyder@phumc.com or (501) 978-0530
  • Tutoring—Volunteers are always needed to assist students with reading and tutoring. Contact—Brenda Mize, mizebk@gmail.com or 501-221-1613
  • Food Pantry— Over 99% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunches and hunger is a real problem. Volunteers are needed to bag the food and delivered to the school. Contact— Juanita Patton, juanitapatton@kw.com or (501) 661-0841
  • Christmas — Sponsor a child for Christmas from Wakefield Elementary who most likely will not receive many gifts on Christmas, otherwise. Contact— Nancy Delacerda, ndelacerda@comcast.net

Children’s Ministry Mission Opportunities

Vacation Bible School  Children will be asked to bring donations each day for Our House.  The rising 5th and 6th graders will participate in missions in the community each morning.


PEEPS (Pulaski Heights UMC Evening Excursion for Parents of children with Special Needs). Youth and adult volunteers are needed to host this special evening on Saturdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 3-4 times a year.


 Easter Egg Hunt. Collection of canned goods for PHUMC Food Pantry


 Breakfast in Bethlehem. Homemade cards for home bound members made by our children and donations collected for a non-profit.


 Friends at Methodist Family Health are invited to all major children’s events-van drivers and hosts needed and welcomed.


Youth Mission Opportunities

Jr. High Ozark Mission Project  Ozark Mission Project actively teaches youth how to get involved in their own communities and give back to others by providing them with firsthand experience at camp. Join teams of other youth from around the state helping neighbors in the community. Contact — phyouth office, 501-978-0540


Sr. High Ozark Mission Project  Ozark Mission Project actively teaches youth how to get involved in their own communities and give back to others by providing them with firsthand experience at camp. Join teams of other youth from around the state helping neighbors in the community. Contact — phyouth office, 501-978-0540


Local Mission Week  Spend 1 day or the whole week working with different local organizations around Little Rock.  Some days are hands-on work and some days are more educational — phyouth office, 501-978-0540


Guatemala Medical Mission Trip – Each year, we send a phyouth team with our medical mission team.  Phyouth who go must have completed other mission criteria and an application.  Priority given to graduates and those interested in the medical field.  A great intergenerational mission — phyouth office, 501-978-0540


Youth Prison Ministry— The third Sunday of each month, high school phyouth members go to lead worship at the Alexander youth facility — phyouth office, 501-978-0540


Miracle League Buddy— Two Saturdays each year (April/October), phyouth goes to Miracle League Field to support and be a buddy to young people with special needs playing baseball.  Spend the day getting to know these kids and filling them with encouragement — phyouth office, 501-978-0540