A Lenten state of mind: preparing for the coming celebration

By William O. “Bud” Reeves Special Contributor Lent always sneaks up on me. It seems like I just catch my breath after Christmas and the New Year, and I’m cruising through Epiphany, then — wham! — there are ashes on my forehead. Lent is a cold splash of water in the face on a winter […]

The Gift of Time

Rose Parade float memorializes LR organ donor BY JANE DENNIS Interim Editor The annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., is a stunning feast for the senses, an explosion of unparalleled floral beauty and a dizzying combination of creativity and engineering magic. But for Paul and Becky Owen of Little Rock, this year’s parade […]

Hendrix students engage in service-learning experience
Group explores challenges of racial, economic injustice in Missouri mission

Ten Hendrix College students and three staff members recently returned from a service-learning trip to Ferguson, Mo. Sponsored by the college’s Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling, the experience engaged the group in discussion, education and action related to systemic racial and economic injustice. The Hendrix group traveled to Ferguson Jan. 7-13 to work […]

Conference has a plan for disaster preparedness and response

A crisis can happen anytime, anywhere. Planning before a crisis, response during and recovery after are all critical stages to lessen the severity and longevity of damage that may occur, whether structural, physical or emotional. The Arkansas Conference has key personnel and guidelines in place that allow for timely and experienced assistance to victims. Staying […]

UM Group Ruling Information

The General Council on Finance and Administration has announced that United Methodist churches and affiliated organizations can be listed on Guidestar by visiting the umgroupruling.org site, requesting its 501(c)(3) letter, and clicking the box to be included. This pamphlet produced by GuideStar provides more details of the benefits to being listed.