Nancy McDonald Wood Scholarship now accepting applications

The Nancy McDonald Wood Scholarship is now accepting applications for its 2019 scholarship award. The scholarship, named for Nancy McDonald Wood, was established and funded fall of 2015 through the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. Wood, a lifelong Methodist and former high school teacher, hopes scholarship winners will become strong lay leaders in United Methodist […]

How Julie got her daughter back and her life

On Jan. 11, 2013, Julie Johnson’s daughter, Anna, didn’t come home from daycare. At first, Julie didn’t know where Anna was, but at least she knew who had taken her: the state of Arkansas. Before long, she began to appreciate why. She and her estranged husband were meth addicts, and their homes were no longer […]

Generating Gratitude

contributed by Bud Reeves, Senior Pastor of First UMC Fort Smith Do you ever have a hard time feeling grateful? Maybe it’s the age I am—I’m entering my “curmudgeonly years.” Or maybe it’s the age we live in. But some days it’s just hard to give thanks. Some days I find it hard not to […]