Details to remember as #arumc15 approaches

Please keep in mind:

  • Online registration for Annual Conference is now closed. To have voting rights and be assigned an electronic keypad for voting, you must be a registered attendee. The cost to register on-site is $125.
  • Regardless of whether you have registered to attend the full Conference gathering, you are welcome to attend Annual Conference worship. Visit for information on our guest preachers.
  • For those unable to be present at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs, live streaming of business sessions and worship will be available at
  • The social media hashtag for this year’s Annual Conference will be #arumc15.
  • Attention clergy: LifeTouch will be at Annual Conference this year to take photos of elders, deacons, provisional members, local pastors and retired pastors for the 2015-2016 Arkansas Conference Directory. Photos from previous years will not be used in the 2015-2016 directory. If you wish to appear in the new directory, you must stop at the LifeTouch display to have your portrait taken.
  • Look for the Daily Digest and other updates during Annual Conference at; the Conference Facebook page; or on Twitter: @ar_umc.

Worship services at Annual Conference 2015:

Sunday, June 14
Awake: Opening Worship and Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Paul Rasmussen, preaching

Monday, June 15
Call to Prayer: A Time of Reflection and Contemplation, 8 a.m.
Bishop Young Jin Cho, leading
Memorial: Service of Commemoration, 1:15 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Walter E. Smith, preaching
Repent: A Service of Healing and Anointing
7 p.m.: Conference Youth Choir; 7:30 p.m.: The Rev. Paul Rasmussen, preaching

Tuesday, June 16
Act of Repentance Toward Indigenous People, 1:15 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. David M. Wilson, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, leading
Ask: Ordination and Commissioning Service, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Gary Mueller, preaching

Wednesday, June 17
Watch: Closing Worship and Holy Communion, 11:30 am
The Rev. Lisa Yebuah, preaching