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 our Pastor of Missions, Rev. Abbey Maynard at amaynard@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 Gay Wyatt at gaywyatt@sbcglobal.net

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

Missions to Children & Families

Afghan Family – Our church supports an Afghan refugee family who has settled in Arkansas. We do everything from transportation to benefit coordination to babysitting to ESL tutoring. If you would like to keep up with our Afghan team, go to phumc.com/afghan.

Contact – Carol Isom, carolisom@gmail.com, or 501-664-3600

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

Contact – phumcdiaperbank@gmail.com or 501-664-3600. 

Family Promise provides meals and support for families with children who are seeking jobs and permanent housing.

Contact – Allen Bird, allen@awbird.net, or 501-664-3600

Methodist Family Health is a complete continuum of care for Arkansas children who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues.

Contact – Abbey Maynard, amaynard@phumc.com, or 501-664-3600

Project Transformation transforms communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Our church sends tutors to help elementary students in Pine Bluff to read once a week during the Summer.

Contact – Ellen Rowland, erowland@phumc.com, or 501-664-3600

Prison Ministry

Arkansas Dept. of Community Correction Ministry to incarcerated men with donations, including books, socks, and Christmas gifts.

Contact – Dr. Jeff Hampton, jhampton@phumc.comor 501-664-3600.

Community Partnerships

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

  • Book Drives – Help collect books for students to have.
  • Give a Kid a Chance Give school supplies, backpacks, and uniforms for nearly 400 children.  Help order, unload, and sort  supplies. Contact—Nancy Delacerda, ndelacerda@comcast.net 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. We have three different UWF circles at our church that meet at different times throughout the month. 

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

Social Justice Ministries

Peace with Justice League  A group of PHUMC members 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 

Arkansas UMC Relief The Arkansas Conference Disaster Coordinators train Early Response Teams in times of need in areas flooded, hit by storms and other disasters. They also equip 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 dentists 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

Children’s Ministry Mission Opportunities

Vacation Bible Camp- Children will be asked to bring donations each day for our mission for the year.

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

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