Fond Memories of Camp Tanako
Celebrating 70 years of ministry, fun

This summer, Camp Tanako celebrated its 70-year anniversary. Over the years, the camp has meant many things to many different people, but the overall feeling toward the camp has held consistent throughout generations of campers: a place where people can grow in their faith by experiencing the beauty of God in nature. We’ve gathered some […]

Young people from around the world meet for 2018 GYPC in South Africa

The 2018 Global Young People’s Convocation was an exciting time, particularly for those in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Five Arkansans were selected to attend the GYPC, which took place July 18 – 22, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. These were the most Arkansans that have ever been selected to attend the […]

Update on Disaster Relief Efforts Post-Hurricane Florence

From Conference Disaster Relief Coordinator Janice Mann… Florence update per UMCOR: As the water recedes damage assessments in North and South Carolina have begun. Many areas are still no access due to high water. Affected Conferences are managing their responses locally and will make requests for materials and response teams as they continue their assessments. […]

Homes for the Homeless
ECHO Village works to end homelessness in Eureka Springs

Buried deep within the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas sits Eureka Springs — a town of just over 2,000 citizens – where the intersection of faith and art meet in endlessly unique ways. There’s the famous Great Passion Play, a weekly event that takes place from May through October of each year and retells the […]

Supporters rally at Capitol for new ARORA organ donor campaign

Rainy weather couldn’t prevent The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) from kicking off a new campaign for organ and tissue donor registration at a rally inside the Arkansas State Capitol building. The organization launched its new “Save 8. Donate.” campaign on Sept. 24. The event featured a musical performance by the Central High School […]

Soul Shop seeks to equip faith leaders with suicide prevention training

The Arkansas Department of Health — along with Interfaith Arkansas and AFSP: Arkansas Chapter — is offering a free event for faith leaders who are seeking resources in suicide prevention training. Soul Shop: Ministering to Suicidal Desperation, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Jacksonville Community Center, will […]

4 reasons why women should lead

contributed by Kat Armas The topic of women in Christian leadership has been a hotly debated one since the Church’s inception. When we take a look at our current culture, particularly the scandal surrounding #MeToo and #ChurchToo, it becomes apparent that there isn’t a more prudent time to talk about women within the Church. Thankfully, […]

The Reader’s Nook: September 2018

contributed by Will Choate, Pastor of Argenta UMC Each month, we ask a featured contributor to the Arkansas United Methodist to tell us what they’re reading, and why we should be reading it as well. This month’s contributor is the Rev. Will Choate, founding pastor of Argenta United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. […]

Somebody fell down

contributed by Todd Burris, General Conference 2019 Delegate The week following Annual Conference, my family and I headed to Dauphin Island, Alabama for a much-needed vacation. Some dear friends joined us, which meant there were nine people in a small house for the week. I’ve never been one to make annual trips to the beach, […]