Lucie’s Place Finds New Life in Historic Building

In 2014, First United Methodist Church Little Rock purchased the property at 307 W. Seventh St. At the time, the building was severely dilapidated – the structure was abandoned for several years after its last tenant moved out – and in serious need of interior and exterior renovation. Over the years, the building – built […]

Camp Tanako Provides Traditional Summer Experience for Arkansas Foster Children

contributed by Amy Shores, Director of Pastoral Care at Methodist Family Health Whether your memories of summer camp are real or formed from what you saw in movies, most of us know what summer camp is about. S’mores. Canoeing. Crafts. Bunk beds. Swimming. But there is a segment of kids who have never heard of […]

Can We Affirm A Common Core?

contributed by Bud Reeves, Senior Pastor of First UMC Fort Smith The “Common Core” refers to an often controversial set of state standards for education that was enacted a few years ago and is still supported in most states. The Common Core is knowledge that students should know by the end of a particular grade. […]

UMFA Hosts Endowment Seminar

contributed by Haley Klein, United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas On April 30, clergy and laity gathered in the Lusk Training Center of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas to hear from UMFA staff and Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston, retired pastor from St. Paul’s UM Church, Houston, Texas. The seminar focused on endowment fund creation, growth, […]

Tom Trenney to Lead Hymn Festival, Summer Workshop

contributed by Sam Pierce Kurt Kennedy and his daughter, Tish Davenport, first encountered Tom Trenney at the 2015 Dallas Church Music Workshop at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. “My dad came up, and he and I attended together, it was really neat to do together,” Davenport said.” We walked out of that first […]

Africa University to hold 25th Graduation Ceremony on June 8

MUTARE, ZIMBABWE: – More than 600 students from 17 African countries are expected to graduate during the 25th commencement ceremony at Africa University on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the campus in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe. “Africa University continues to be the beckon of hope on the continent as our students return to their countries to […]

Letter From Annual Conference 05-30-2019

To Our Arkansas Methodist Family: Grace and peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we gather as an Annual Conference, we acknowledge that there is deep division in our denomination and that our disagreements have caused pain among us. We call first for repentance, and secondly to find ways to affirm one […]

Obituary for the Rev. Patricia Sims

Patricia Sims passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Green House Cottages of Belle Meade at the age of 82 years after a 22 year battle with cancers. Pat was born in Lansing, Michigan on May 11, 1937. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Olive (Merrill) Nash. She graduated […]

Board of Ordained Ministry Seminary Loan Applications for Summer 2019 due soon

The Board of Ordained Ministry Seminary Loan Application deadline for 2019 Summer semester is JULY 15, 2019. This application is available here. Please remember, to qualify you must Be a certified candidate Fill out the form completely, verifying your tuition. Have your District Registrar verify, and sign it. Have your DS verify and sign it. Provide your latest official transcript including the courses you […]

Council of Bishops Unveils New Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the issues and business of the 120-plus leaders, who give oversight to the denomination. The website: contains the biographical information of the active and retired bishops; latest news regards the […]