First business session elects two clergy, two laity to General Conference 2020

After six rounds of voting – three each for the clergy and laity ballots – the voting members of the Arkansas Annual Conference chose to send two clergy and two laity delegates to General Conference 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After voting to adopt the session rules and calling the business of the 17th session of […]

YOUTH 2019 Seeks Volunteers for United Methodist Youth National Event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 21, 2019 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Volunteers are needed to help create an atmosphere of hospitality when 2,500 youth and their leaders descend on the Kansas City Convention Center in July for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth. Youth from over 250 churches will be attending the four days of […]

Obituary for the Rev. William Payne “Dub” Fiser

The Rev. William Payne “Dub” Fiser, 94, departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Little Rock under the care of Hospice. Dub was born July 31, 1924 in Sweet Home, Pulaski County, Arkansas to Robert Payne Fiser and Mable Esther Dixon Fiser. During his senior year at Fuller High School Japan bombed […]

Obituary for Sidney Carol (McMillan) Clark

Sidney Carol (McMillan) Clark, “Cissy”, wife of the late Allen Clark of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Hillcrest Nursing Care Center in DeSoto, Missouri. Born February 16, 1954 in Malvern, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Vivian Kight McMillan. Cissy attended the University of Arkansas […]

Obituary for the Rev. Bill R. Kelton

Bill R. Kelton was born July 16, 1928, in Black Jack, Okla., and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 18, 2019, at a local nursing home. He was a retired Methodist minister, having served churches in Hartford, Midland and Hackett, as well as City Heights and New Hope in Van Buren, He […]

First UMC Crossett uses VBS to gather donations for hungry children

contributed by Melinda Shunk, Children’s Ministry Coordinator First United Methodist of Crossett has a long history of feeding children in need, but when Autumn Smith came to work there, the program had run its course and lost its momentum for a couple of years. Autumn was hired as the new Children’s and Youth Minister in […]

Scout’s Honor
All-girl Scout troop makes history in Arkansas

Tim McEuen never thought he would be leading a Scout BSA troop, let alone the first all-girl Scout troop in the state of Arkansas. McEuen’s youngest daughter, Emily, became interested in joining the Cub Scouts after seeing the group visit her school multiple times throughout the year. Tim and Emily decided to visit one of […]

Application process open for General Conference 2020 marshals and pages

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: Beginning today, United Methodists may apply online to serve as volunteer marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative assembly will meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis. Approximately 175 volunteers are needed to serve as marshals and pages during General Conference. Marshals are responsible for assisting […]

Camp Tanako Summer 2019 Schedule

Camp Tanako provides a time and place for children and youth to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, reconnect with old friends, make new friends, open themselves to God in new ways through community with nature and others, and have the time of their lives. We emphasize extending Christian hospitality to each […]

St. James Celebrates 50 Years in Ministry

By Kim Anderson In April 2018, St. James United Methodist Church of Little Rock began a year-long celebration of 50 years in ministry for Christ. As the planning for this anniversary began, the committee wanted to honor the past and look forward to the future. Four large events were held throughout the year along with […]