General Conference 2020 seeks liturgists

NASHVILLE, Tennessee: The 2020 General Conference worship design team invites United Methodists to take an active role in the worship experience at the denomination’s quadrennial event as it seeks individuals to write liturgy, including prayers, calls to worship and litanies. The denomination’s top legislative assembly is set to meet May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis. To […]

Q&A w/ Clay McCastlain
New Arkansas United Methodist Men President

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, and your current job. I grew up in Clarendon, Arkansas. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Hendrix College and then moved to Memphis, Tennessee. I earned a Master of Science degree in cell biology from […]

MFH Provides Ample Opportunity for Healing After Personal Loss

contributed by Amy Shores, Director of Pastoral Care at Methodist Family Health Kaleidoscope Grief Center was another program of Methodist Family Health of which I was unfamiliar upon starting my position, but there is some fantastic ministry and healing taking place here. This program includes therapy and support groups for both parents and children who […]

Pray for our Church, Pray for our Delegates

The Arkansas Annual Conference is this month; and I’m pleased to say that this year, I’ll actually know what’s going on! As many of you know, my first week as the Digital Content Editor for the Conference was the same week as the Conference’s annual gathering in Hot Springs, Arkansas; the Super Bowl for Arkansas […]

A Common Word from the Council of Bishops

Thursday, May 9, 2019 The Council of Bishops offers a pastoral and prophetic word in response to the decisions of the Special Session and the codification of some of these decisions in our Book of Discipline. Bishops are not judges or legislators. Bishops are preachers, teachers, shepherds, mediators, and missional strategists who appoint clergy and […]

More Than Marital Status
5 Things Your Church can do to Welcome Singles

Statistically, single people are much less likely to attend church. I once heard someone say in a leadership institute, “the church doesn’t know what to do with single people.” While this is true, I believe the ways we connect with singles are applicable to the ways we connect with lots of different people: Be Hospitable […]

Obituary for David Moody Moore Jr.

David Moody Moore, Jr., born September 19, 1949, in Little Rock to David Moody Moore and Jane Frances Paschal, passed away May 4, 2019, at the age of 69. After graduating from high school he attended UALR and the UAMS College of Health Related Professions School of Radiologic Technology where he began a long, rewarding […]

Obituary for Muriel H. Peters

The Rev. Muriel H. Peters, 93, of Jacksonville passed from this life on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was born in Jacksonville on November 19, 1925. He was the son of the late Andy and Hazel Peters and was a grandson of the late Rev. Samuel J. Holt. Mr. Peters was a graduate of Jacksonville […]