UMAC honors Arkansas Conference staffers for writing, design projects

First- and third-place awards for work appearing in the Arkansas United Methodist

The United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) held its annual meeting March 22-24 in New Orleans. During the March 23 UMAC awards dinner, three members of the Arkansas Conference Center for Technology team were recognized for their work.

Arkansas United Methodist editor Amy Forbus received honors for two of her Editor’s Corner columns: First Place recognition for “Hello, my name is…” which appeared in the April 1, 2016 issue of the publication; and Third Place for “Celebration,” in the March 4, 2016 issue.

The Rev. Martha Taylor earned a Third Place award in feature writing for her Jan. 1, 2016 Arkansas United Methodist cover story, “Mobile food pantry serves student households,” which highlighted the Bread of Life Mobile Food Pantry, a ministry partnership between First United Methodist Church Harrisburg and the Arkansas State University Wesley Foundation.

Stephen Gideon also received a Third Place award for his graphic design work on materials for the Paysinger Hunger Summit, which was held Sept. 10, 2016.

“I’m thrilled to see the talent of these individuals recognized across the United Methodist connection,” said Mark Epperson, director of the Arkansas Conference Center for Technology. “This whole team considers their daily work a ministry of service to the United Methodists of Arkansas, and it’s great to see them honored for the quality of what they do.”