General Conference 2020 Petition Submission Process Opens

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019. According to church law, “Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference…”. Detailed instructions for submitting a petition are available on the General […]

Statement Regarding Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Investigation

The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church joined other Methodists in Tennessee and Mississippi over 100 years ago to start a hospital that was a vital expression of caring for God’s children. We are proud to be affiliated with the high quality and accessible care provided by the Methodist healthcare system because it embodies […]

Obituary for Lila Elaine Hicks

Lila Elaine Hicks was born in Scottsbluff, NE, March 30, 1926 and died June 29, 2019, at her home in Little Rock, AR. Elaine was pre-deceased by her husband, Bishop Kenneth Hicks, and son-in-law, Wayne Gottschalk. Her survivors are daughters Debra Gottschalk of Topeka, KS, Linda Hicks of Cabot AR, granddaughter Dr. Kiley Gottschalk (Oren […]

General Conference 2020 Deadline Extended for Worship Groups and Liturgists

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – United Methodist choirs, worship ensembles and liturgists from around the world have an opportunity to be part of the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. Creatives may apply* to share their talents while leading the church body during The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly meeting May 5 -15, 2020 in […]