over 500 congregations statewide
equipping and sending disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world
An Update on Disaffiliation
from Bishop Merrill
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29 Ways to Participate in Black History Month
Black History Month celebrates the unique contributions of African Americans to the American history. Whatever your heritage or background, black history is part of everyone's history. Religion and Race have compiled 29 suggestions to help United Methodists celebrate Black History Month during this leap year.
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ACES Training
Join us on Saturday, February 11 at Conway FUMC to learn more about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in lives of the children, youth, and adults we encounter in our faith work and how creating trauma-informed ministries can create safe places for all to heal.
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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.

Background photo: Salem UMC, Benton

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Veritas 2023
Veritas is the largest event of the ACCYM year with over 1,500 youth and adults in attendance. The event is hosted at the Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas - Hotel, Spa & Convention Center in Rogers, AR. The event concentrates on offering an incredible worship experience with nationally renowned speakers, bands, and specialized artists.
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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!