over 500 congregations statewide
equipping and sending disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world .

photo: Spring Clergy Retreat

Arkansas Disaster Relief
Support disaster relief efforts in Arkansas through monetary donations.
Mid-Day Devotion and Prayer with Bishop Merrill
Clergy and Laity are invited to virtually join Bishop Laura Merrill on June 5 at 12 p.m. as she will lead with devotion and prayer to help center us in the love of Christ as we struggle to find ways to move forward. Come, Spirit, come!
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Annual Conference 2023
Annual Conference 2023 will be held from June 21st through 23rd at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas
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An Update on Disaffiliation
from Bishop Merrill
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The Great REconnection
The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church is proud to share inspirational stories about our connection with Christ, connection with each other as Arkansas United Methodists, and connection with our communities through mission and being the hands and feet of Jesus.

photo: Paragould First UMC

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Register for Mission u
Mission u will be held July 26-29 at Hendrix College
Registration is open!
Become a Beacon Church
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Welcome to the Arkansas Conference

Welcome to the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church! I’m Laura Merrill, Bishop of this conference, which is made up of over 120,000 faithful people in every corner of the state of Arkansas. We are followers of Christ who work together in diverse ways and places to share his grace with the world. We welcome all who want to learn, live, and serve as his disciples, people transformed by the Holy Spirit and empowered to live out the love of God in our communities.

Connect with your Conference through our weekly emails containing news of the Arkansas Conference and stories for inspiration and celebration!