“For I Was Hungry . . .”
Many times we are stymied in practicing our faith. We think, “What good can I do? I have so little to offer.” We feel defeated in doing good even before we start, but the truth is that God has given us all many gifts. God can use even the simplest things to achieve His work – a smile for someone who needs one, a kind word, a work of charity, a willing ear for someone in a difficult situation. When we turn these gifts into offerings, then they become not just our good works but the work of Jesus in us.
At Christ the King we are reminded by the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church to help those in need. We support all of the parish and local charitable agencies listed below, both financially and through volunteer efforts. Christ the King is a tithing parish, setting aside ten percent of stewardship for charitable causes. We are committed to using every available resource to provide services to those less fortunate - the sick, the elderly, the disadvantaged, or those with other special needs.
If you believe the age of miracles is not over – that it’s just getting started – come, do your part!
If you would like to help with one of the agencies listed below, contact the Director of Parish Life & Outreach, at 501.225.6774.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in; I needed clothes and you clothed me; I was sick and you looked after me; I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Mt 25:35-36;40)
Abba House - Abba House is a shelter for pregnant mothers, their children and homeless women.
Arkansas Food Bank -The Arkansas Foodbank is the foundation in the fight against hunger. We find pathways to connect people, resources and food to reach those in need, providing dignity, hope and a brighter future for all Arkansans.
Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center- The Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families manage an unplanned pregnancy. Our work is made possible only through the generous donations of time and financial gifts from individuals and organizations in our community.
Birthright -Birthright has been providing love, support and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies for over 45 years.
Building Bright Futures-BBF is the statewide nonprofit, public-private partnership focused on improving the well-being of young children and families by improving the system that serves them.
Catholic Immigration Services- Catholic Charities Immigration Services provides low-cost immigration counseling and support to families and individuals who are eligible for immigration benefits and cannot afford private assistance.
Dorcas House- The Dorcas House provides a safe, Christian environment for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Faithful Friends-Faithful Friends Animal Society is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a No Kill shelter.
Giving Tree- As part of our parish Advent tradition, the Giving Tree is a special opportunity to donate food and gifts for the less fortunate in the Little Rock community.
Helping Hand -The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock is a food pantry, thrift shop and provider of limited financial assistance to thousands of families in Central Arkansas.
KAIROS- Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.
LifeQuest -LifeQuest of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization, to provide a framework through which adults can plan and create a more purposeful and rewarding Third Age*.
MOMS Pantry- Helping Hand provides a monthly list of needed food items to MOMS Pantry, and MOMS shares this information with Christ The King parishioners, who purchase any or all of the items and deliver them to Helping Hand each month
Our House- Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.
Potluck -Save good food from being wasted and use it to feed hungry people.
Retrouvaille - The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.
St. Francis House - St. Francis House is to provide a means of addressing the diverse, critical needs of the underserved, which are not adequately addressed by others in the community.
St. Joseph’s Helpers -Volunteers of all talents are needed in both direct service and support roles operating the Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center.
The CALL -To educate, equip, and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for children in foster care in Arkansas
We Care of Pulaski County - WE CARE serves communities of Southeast Pulaski County including, Sweet Home, Higgins, Wrightsville, Woodson, and Hensley. The organization works to the empower disadvantaged people by meeting basic needs and building self sufficiency through the delivery of youth development and recreational programs, emergency assistance services, and tobacco prevention and other community development initiatives.
Westside Free Medical Clinic -The Westside Free Medical Clinic serves people 18 years and older who are unable to afford routine health care.