Shoal Creek Campground Celebrates 60 Years of Faith and Fun

Since the summer of 1959, Shoal Creek Camp — a United Methodist summer camp located between Midway and New Blaine, Arkansas — has helped eager campers from across the Conference experience family, fun and the wonderful beauty of God’s creation in a traditional rustic camp setting. This summer, the camp is celebrating 60 years of […]

Symposium Celebrates 200 Years of Methodism on the Western Frontier

A two-day event celebrating Methodism’s history on the Western Frontier will take place Sept. 21, 2019 at Southeast Missouri State University, 1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. This exciting and informative event will examine the spread of Methodism west of the Mississippi River and will feature a range of topics including African Americans in […]

OMP 101

OMP 101 is an annual event organized by the Ozark Mission Project that lets youth, grades 5 and 6, learn the ways that OMP helps communities in need. Kids learn how to use power tools, build simple wooden structures, and have fun in the process. Check out some of the photos of this year’s OMP […]

Messy Church Helps All Ages Feel the Love of God

contributed by Melinda Shunk, Children’s Ministry Coordinator It is the dog days of summer! Vacation Bible School is done. It is not quite time for promotion Sunday. Families seem to be hit and miss on Sunday due to traveling for summer vacation. Travel teams are finishing up those last summer games. Kids are at Tanako […]

Searcy FUMC has bus for sale

UPDATE 09-03-2019: This bus has been sold. Searcy First United Methodist Church is selling their church bus, a 2004 Ford E-450. For more information, click here.

Thank you for your support of LPI

Thank you to all who participated in the Lydia Patterson Institute offering earlier this summer. The students in El Paso, TX need our support and love offering now more than ever. Matched dollars from the UMFA will help build a campus chapel that will be utilized by students at this United Methodist school every day. […]

Feeding the Hungry, Clothing the Naked, and Healing the Sick in Goshen

Most people assume that if you want to impact your community in a major way, you’re going to need a large congregation to do it. That way of thinking doesn’t seem to apply to Goshen UMC, a small congregation in the Northwest District that has managed to start a free health clinic, a food pantry, […]

Four Churches Join Forces, Provide a Home for the Homeless

contributed by Sam Pierce About two years ago, four United Methodist churches in Rogers — Central UMC, First UMC, Oakley Chapel UMC and Grace UMC — came together to find the biggest needs not just in Rogers, but Benton County. The Rev. Les Oliver said the Methodist churches, along with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of […]

Plans for 2020 General Conference Nearing Completion

Lexington, Ky.: In their final meeting before the 2020 General Conference, the Commission on the General Conference came together on August 7-9, 2019, in Lexington, Ky., to complete plans for the quadrennial legislative event. Kim Simpson, who has been serving as Secretary of the Commission, was elected chairperson to fill the vacancy created by the […]