Arkansas Methodists Targets of New Phishing Scam

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (October 29, 2019) – Arkansas United Methodist Church members have recently been the targets of a new phishing scam that is making its way around the state. Scammers are claiming to be clergy of United Methodist Churches in Arkansas and are reaching out to members to solicit gift cards, checks, and other […]

19 Arkansas Women in Desperate Need of Adoption Aid After Lawyer’s Lies

At least 19 Marshallese women in Northwest Arkansas are in desperate need of immediate assistance after an Arizona lawyer falsified information about adoption plans for their soon-to-be-born children. Paul D. Petersen — an adoption attorney from Mesa, Arizona — brought at least 19 pregnant women to Arkansas from the Marshall Islands, a former territory of […]

Volunteers needed for General Conference

Nashville, Tenn.: Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during the 2020 General Conference, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly, which will meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 5-15, 2020. At this time, volunteers are needed for the following positions: recorders, channel “B” identifiers and verbatim transcribers/copy editors. Recorders will serve as members […]

Ebony Bishops Demand a Voice in Discussions on UMC Future

The Ebony Bishops of The United Methodists Church (African-American bishops serving in the United States) have called on the denomination to include African-American clergy and laity in the ongoing discussions on the future of the church, as they provide the unique voice of hope for the future, not only for the Black church, but also […]

Early Response Team Assists Homeowners Throughout the State with Disaster Recovery

contributed by Ida Rose, Perryville UMC The Perryville United Methodist Church Early Response Team has been working very hard this summer as neighbors helping neighbors due to tornadoes and flooding. Byron and Janice Mann, Arkansas Conference Disaster Response Coordinators, have deployed our volunteer team to sites all over the state. We began, along with other […]

Hendrix to Award Odyssey Medals to Clark, Miles, Mills
November 14 ceremony and reception to celebrate achievements of three alumni

CONWAY, Ark. (October 18, 2019) – Hendrix College will award its 2019-2020 Odyssey Medals on Thursday, November 14, during a special reception in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center. Alumni receiving this year’s honors are Patterson Clark ’77 for Artistic Creativity; Dr. Rebekah Miles ’82 for Research; and Mike Mills ’74 for Professional […]

Berryville United Methodist Men Provide Snacks for Hungry School Children

contributed by Sam Pierce More than three years ago, the Berryville United Methodist Men’s Group saw a need within the church to help not only the children in their community but also the children within their own church by providing a morning snack during the school year. “Of course, probably not just here, some children […]

Worship for All at Jacksonville First UMC

contributed by Melinda Shunk, Children’s Ministry Coordinator Last March, the Rev. Nathan Kilbourne shared with the ministry team at Jacksonville First UMC that he really wanted to develop more of an intergenerational worship service so that in worship the span of mature members and young members could all have their worship needs met. Stephanie Dunn […]