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

photo: St. James First UMC

Meet Bishop Laura Merrill
Sunday, March 26 from 2-4 p.m. at Lakeside UMC

1500 S Olive St, Pine Bluff, AR

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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A Lenten Journey
Bishop Laura Merrill shares a special message during this Lenten season.
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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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Resources for Women's History Month
In celebration of Women's History Month, the General Commission on Archives and History has compiled resources from its collections as well as those from other UMC agencies.
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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!