First, Why Methodism?
The Methodist movement, is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley. It originated as a revival movement within the 18th-century Church of England and became a separate denomination after Wesley's death. The movement spread throughout the British Empire, the United States, and beyond. Today, Methodism claims approximately 80 million adherents worldwide!
Wesley's theology focused on sanctification and the effect of faith on the character of a Christian. Most Methodists teach that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for all of humanity and that salvation is available for all. This teaching rejects position that God has pre-ordained the salvation of a select group of people. Methodism emphasises charity and support for the sick, the poor, and the afflicted through the works of mercy. These ideals are put into practice by the establishment of hospitals, orphanages, soup kitchens, and schools to follow Christ's command to spread the gospel and serve all people.
Now, Why Lonoke FUMC?
At Lonoke First United Methodist Church, people from all walks of life and all ages connect with God through Worship, Sunday School, Bible Studies, Youth and Children's Ministries, and church fellowship. This vibrant congregation has been making a difference in Lonoke for more than 150 years. At Lonoke FUMC, there is a place for you, come and visit us for worship at 10am on Sundays. You are always welcome!
The Church Childcare Center is the finest daycare in the city. It is the only daycare in Lonoke that provides intentional Christian education along with quality Kindergarten preparation for children from birth through Pre-K. See their Facebook for updates and hours!
Family Resource Services is an independent food ministry for those in need in the city of Lonoke that was started by Lonoke First United Methodist Church and is housed on the church campus. It serves more individuals than any other non-profit outreach organization in Lonoke County. This is a great place to volunteer and help the Lonoke community. Below is contact information for the Family Resource Service/Lonoke Food Pantry:
Address: 206 S Center St, Lonoke, AR 72086
Phone: (501) 676-6321
See their Facebook for updates and hours!