To receive a child is to receive Christ himself

contributed by Michael Mattox, Senior Pastor of First UMC Rogers As we “recover” from the hectic holiday frenzy – shopping, celebrations, decorations, gifts and meals – and look at these first days of the New Year – I’m reminded that at their core is the beckoning of a new beginning; a new beginning in the […]

A grace-filled church

contributed by John Miles II, Senior Pastor of First UMC Jonesboro In the fall of 1974, I was a freshman at Hendrix College in Conway. Every Sunday morning, I would put on my three-piece polyester suit and walk to Conway First United Methodist Church. At the time I was not sure I believed in God, […]