FUMC Foundation

The First United Methodist Church Foundation, an Arkansas non-profit religious corporation, was first established in 2003 with a lead gift from Earlene and Pat Henry. The Henrys had a vision for what a Foundation could provide FUMC, Springdale, with perpetual gifts to support the ministries of First Church and they cheerfully gave to that vision.

Today, the Foundation exists to glorify God and to expand the ministries of First United Methodist Church, Springdale. That will be done by endowing and supporting the future needs of our church’s ministry and mission through planned giving. We encourage our members and our friends to give so that lives from here on out will be changed through their generosity. Planned gifts are vitally important to the future of First United Methodist Church and are held in trust forever.


“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.” – John Wesley

We all want to be remembered as faithful servants after we are gone. Our annual gifts are a response to God’s good gifts to us. However, we often want to do more.

Your First United Methodist Church Foundation is ready and able to help you decide how to leave additional gifts to your beloved church.

Gifts that can be part of your legacy include:

    • Gifts through your Last Will and Testament
    • Gifts that are outright cash, stocks, or real estate
    • Gifts that are planned to provide life income to you and then income to the church

Planned giving is being thoughtful and faithful about the future. It is about wisely developing your financial plan that both gives to the church and gives back to you. You will experience joy in giving and the assurance that your gift will continue to support FUMC far beyond the length of your life here on this earth

There are income and tax advantages.

No gift is too small. No expression of love or respect will be treated lightly. Each gift is important.

For more information, contact Judy Van Hoose at 479-751-4610 or judy@fumcwired.com

“You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.”  2nd Corinthians 9.11


“The heritage of the past is that seed that brings forth the harvest of the future.” – Unknown

Willing Friends, a group of persons who have notified the church that they have remembered First United Methodist Church or the Foundation in their will:

  • Lucille Casby
  • Holly Childs
  • Maurice Colpitts
  • Earlene and Pat Henry
  • Wanda Irwin
  • Phyllis and Richard Kuehl
  • Mary Lou Miller
  • Ray Toler

Board of Directors

  • Dwain Newman, Chair
  • Scott W. Birch
  • Lynn Carver
  • Jerry Sanders
  • Karen Shank
  • Diane Shaw
  • Charlotte Steele
  • Dick Stockland
  • Jeff Williams

Ex-Officio

Reverend Stephen Coburn, Senior Pastor

Reverend Judy Van Hoose, Foundation Director