A Christmas message from Bishop Mueller

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We live in a deeply divided world. Sadly, our beloved United Methodist Church reflects this same reality as well. It’s heartbreaking. No wonder there is so much anger, anxiety and grief as we look toward an uncertain future. Christmas empowers us to experience that this division which seems so real is not actually reality. […]

How Julie got her daughter back and her life: And how you can share your light

This story is true, written by Steve Brawner, a syndicated columnist in Arkansas, and published in the August 22, 2018 issue of the Pine Bluff Commercial. Mr. Brawner graciously permitted us to reprint this column in whole. After Julie completed her program, they moved back to Mountain Home. She became a Christian, found a job […]

All aboard the FUMC Christmas Train!

contributed by Melinda Shunk, Children’s Ministry Coordinator Fort Smith First United Methodist church is headed for the rails! The train rails in the park to be more specific. When Sally Ware first started in Children’s Ministry 20 years ago, the children and their families walked in the church doors with little to no invitation. Parents […]