Disaster Response Ministry/Teams

Year-round activity, following natural disasters

Become an Early Response Team member! Be part of a team that offers a caring Christian presence as you participate in safely cleaning-up and securing disaster-damaged homes and property. There is regular training, and a group that deploys together.

Community Food Pantry

Open to public third Tuesday of month, 6:00-7:00PM

The pantry was created to serve the needs of the Little Rock Latina community and others in need by Rev. Lupita Chavarria. Volunteers help organize donated supplemental food, clothing, diapers (sizes 2, 4, 5 & 6), shoes, school supplies and household items.

Most-requested kitchen staples: all-purpose flour, cake flour, canola or olive oil, rice, pastas, oatmeal, baking mix, dessert gelatin, peanuts, almonds, raisins; spices, such as salt, black and cayenne pepper, thyme, rosemary,  garlic powder, granulated and powdered sugar.

Desired food/beverage items: cereal, crackers, cookies, corn tortillas, , coffee, NIDO® powdered milk, powdered drink mixes and canned goods, including tuna, green beans corn, tomato products, mushrooms and salsa.

Sewing Ministry

Year-round activity

Coordinated by Jennie Thompson and Mary Harrison, the group makes prayer blankets to share with veterans at the V.A. hospital, nurseries and pet parents.

Community Reading Library

Year-round activity

New or gently used books for beginning readers through tweens, with a focus on third-grade reading level, are donated for distribution to young readers during food pantry, basketball practice, and other special events. Your book donations are appreciated.

Ozark Mission Project

Summer activity

Ozark Mission Project (OMP) is a nonprofit mission of the Arkansas Area United Methodist Church that annually sends church youth groups to campsites and churches across the state. These groups of youth and adult helpers engage with surrounding communities by serving individuals who are in need of minor construction and home maintenance projects. The teams get to know their neighbors by spending part of the time sharing lunch and visiting.

Annual Ingathering

Autumn harvest time

Throughout October, the church collects non-perishable food items that are donated to the Arkansas Food Bank. On the third Sunday of November, volunteers help sort food at the facility.


Our United Methodist tradition has deep roots in service. We call it Mission. PVUMC’s Mission efforts are dedicated to eradicating poverty, educating children, supporting seniors and the sick, visiting prisoners, seeking justice and peace-making. Which of these interest you?