Mission Opportunities

Love God, Love Neighbor, Change the World

Pulaski Heights has a rich history of reaching beyond our walls to serve those with whom Jesus called us to be in ministry: the poor, the hungry, the sick, the oppressed, the marginalized, and those in prison.

Here are opportunities for you to serve Christ in the community and world.  Contact us at phumc@phumc.com if interested in finding out more about our missions!

Food Ministries

PH Food Pantry stocks non-perishable foods supplied. Donate food in a church collection receptacle or volunteer to package food.

Contact – Kathy Roberts, 0711kroberts@gmail.com or Louise Fox at weezyfox51@gmail.com

Wakefield Elementary School Pantry (see Community Partnerships below for more info.)

Wholeness for Children and Families

Family Promise provides meals and support for families with children who are seeking jobs and permanent housing. A week-long family-friendly mission held four times a year.

Contact – Pat Dillahunty, pdillahunty@phumc.com, or 664-3600

For the Love of a Child Cooperates with agencies that provide physical, emotional, and material support for foster children, adoptive and foster parents and homeless youth who have aged out of foster care.

Contact – Kim McDonough 501-831-4820, kbmoody@comcast.net, or Dale Fiske 501-837-5306, dandpb@sbcglobal.net

Diaper Bank – Outreach that assists families in need by providing free diapers. Go to phumc.com/diaperbank for more information!

Contact – phumcdiaperbank@gmail.com

Book Drives – Help collect books for low-income student in LRSD to be shared among local schools,

Prison Ministry

Arkansas Dept. of Community Correction Ministry to incarcerated men, including Bible study, visitation, donations, and Christmas Eve Worship.

Contact – Dr. Jeff Hampton, jhampton@phumc.com

Community Partnerships

Wakefield Elementary School There are several ways to support PHUMC’s partner school:

  • Give a Kid a Chance Give school supplies, backpacks, and uniforms for nearly 400 children.  Help order, unload, and sort  supplies. Contact—Cindy Burns, cburns@phumc.com or 501-664-3600.
  • Tutoring Much needed tutors assist students with reading and homework. Contact—Judy Goss, judyanngoss@sbcglobal.net or Janet Stewart, janetstewart94@gmail.com.
  • Food Pantry— More than 99% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunches; hunger is a real problem. Help bag food and/or deliver to the school. Contact—Jamie Goss Dempsey, jamiegossdempsey@gmail.com
  • Christmas — Sponsor one of 250 children for Christmas. Contact— Nancy Delacerda, ndelacerda@comcast.net

United Women in Faith Small Groups  – Join a community of women who are committed to knowing God, developing fellowship, expanding concepts of mission.

Contact – Bev Villines, 501-350-5053 or bvillines@phumc.com.

Social Justice Ministries

Peace with Justice League  A group of PHUMC Methodists who are concerned with social justice and peace-making. This group participates in local events and works toward unjust policies.

Contact – Mallory Jayroe, malloryjayroe@yahoo.com.

Disaster Relief and Home Repair

ERT (Early Response Teams) Disaster Relief  The Arkansas Conference Disaster Coordinators train Early Response Teams in times of need in areas flooded, hit by storms and other disasters.

Contact – Sheri Matthews, Conference Coordinator, disaster@arumc.org.

Volunteers in Mission  Teams of volunteers from churches work together on storm clean-up, home repairs, etc. for those in need.

Contact – Sheri Matthews, Conference Coordinator, disaster@arumc.org

International Collaboration/Partners

Guatemala Summer Medical Mission Trips. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and phyouth helpers travel to the highlands of Southwest Guatemala providing medical care  and support to native Mayan people who have limited access to health care.

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

Honduras Medical Mission  Medical mission trip in January to serve families and people without access to quality healthcare.

Contact – Nancy and Lee Archer, 501-912-7706, nlarcher@yahoo.com

Children’s Ministry Mission Opportunities

Vacation Bible School – Children will be asked to bring donations each day for our mission for the year, this past year it was Ozark Mission Project.  The rising 5th and 6th graders will participate in missions in the community each morning.

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

Youth Mission Opportunities

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 — Ellen Rowland, 501-664-3600

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 — Ellen Rowland, 501-664-3600

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 — Ellen Rowland, 501-664-3600