Helena First UMC Celebrates 200 Years of Ministry in State

In 2018, Helena First United Methodist Church celebrated 200 years of “worship, faith, and evangelizing.” This past June, they held a celebration ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the church’s founding in 1818. According to an announcement sent out by the church, Helena First was founded in 1818 after William Harrison Bailey of Kentucky came […]

Making Brighter Days for Arkansas’s Abandoned, Abused, Neglected Children

contributed by Kelli Reep, Director of Communications, Methodist Family Health For 120 years, Methodist Family Health has been ministering to the state’s abandoned, abused, and neglected children and their families. Our genesis was at the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, which was established in a two-story framed house on three lots in downtown Little Rock. Its purpose […]