Gurdon UMC the latest subject of video series

"A New Day" tells the story of Gurdon UMC's fruitful efforts to reach out to their community.

“A New Day” tells the story of Gurdon UMC’s fruitful efforts to reach out to their community.

Gurdon United Methodist Church had been described by some as a dying church.

Then, they started reaching out to their community, offering ministries to children and youth. What happened next is remarkable: increased and more diverse attendance, new Sunday school offerings and more. The church van, seldom driven in recent years, now gives rides to kids who enjoy spending their time at Gurdon UMC.

“We’re actually making multiple trips to be able to pick up all of the children that are coming to Sunday school,” says member Lena Simpson.

The video is a production of the Arkansas Conference Center for Technology, in conjunction with Tiny Seed Films.

To watch or download ‘A New Day,’ the story of Gurdon UMC, visit the Conference’s YouTube channel:

DVDs will be mailed to local churches upon request; to order, call 501-324-8036 or email