The church’s location in Little Rock’s South Main/Quapaw Quarter/Governor’s Mansion district is ideal for outreach programs to the area’s poor and homeless for which Quapaw Quarter UMC is known throughout the city. If you would like to help with any of these missions, please contact the church office at 501 375 1600 or [email protected]. These programs include
- Community Breakfast – A healthy, hot breakfast prepared by volunteers and served in to-go fashion to 80-100 guests every Sunday morning starting at 7:30 a.m.
- Stone Soup – A healthy, balanced meal prepared by more volunteers and served to-go style every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm to 80-100 people.
- Martha’s Door – named after the dear soul who ran the QQUMC Food Pantry for over 29 years, Martha’s Door provides a sack lunch, hygiene kit, socks, and assorted clothing when available to people who come during office hours (8:30-12:30) to the 2nd floor door on 16th St. and ring the buzzer.
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church was the first United Methodist church in Arkansas to commit through the Reconciling Ministries Network to accepting, loving, and advocating for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer members, visitors, friends, family, neighbors and strangers. We believe all means ALL when loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. Our welcoming statement, which we made official in October 2010, says it best:
Drawn together by the loving grace of God, we of Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church believe there are no inherent barriers to living in relationship with Christ. We welcome into our faith community people of all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, economic means, and family structures.
If you are looking for a place to feel welcome for who and what you are, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church is that place. For more information about the Reconciling Ministry, please contact Harold Hughes at 501 612 0902 or [email protected].
Methodist Foundation for Social Action
The MFSA mobilizes clergy and laity within the United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world. Working primarily through the ministries of the United Methodist Church, MFSA supports and augments peace and justice ministries at the local, conference and national levels. As an independent organization, MFSA calls our church to expand its understanding of the radical call of the Gospel to be the inclusive, justice-seeking, risk-taking Body of Christ. Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church and MFSA live out our beliefs that to be faithful witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be involved in the transformation of the social order.
If you would like more information about MFSA or are interested in participating, please contact Harold Hughes at 501 612 0902 or [email protected].