President Tsutsui to Retire, Ellis Arnold Elected 12th President of Hendrix College

CONWAY, Ark. (November 21, 2019) — Hendrix College President and Professor of History Bill Tsutsui will retire in December and be on sabbatical this spring. The Hendrix Board of Trustees accepted Tsutsui’s retirement today and elected Senior Executive Vice President W. Ellis Arnold III the 12th President of Hendrix College. Arnold will begin his tenure […]

Southeast District Churches Host Mobile Food Pantries for Hungry Communities

Three Southeast District churches recently worked to end childhood hunger in Arkansas by offering mobile food pantries in areas where there is a shortage of low-cost food options for the hungry. First UMC Monticello, St. James UMC Pine Bluff, and First UMC Dumas partnered with the Arkansas Food Bank to host quarterly mobile food distributions […]

ARUMC, UMCOR Announce 2020 Disaster Response Academy

contributed by Janice Mann, Disaster Response Coordinator Arkansas Conference/UMCOR Disaster Response AcademyThis conference-wide mega training event is for anyone wanting to help build capacity for Arkansas United Methodists’ response to disaster events. The academy focuses on being prepared to help because disasters don’t schedule appointments. Attendees will spend 12 p.m. Wednesday through 12 p.m. Saturday […]

Across Generations

contributed by Melinda Shunk, Children’s Ministry Coordinator Children’s ministry can sometimes be thought of as a ministry ONLY for those parents raising young children to serve. It is a great misconception and one that leaves out so much love and experience that intergenerational volunteers who are done raising young children can offer to our children. […]

Feeding from the Depths

contributed by Rev. Eva Englert-Jessen, Program Coordinator for the Center for Calling and Christian Leadership, Hendrix College I’m not sure I’d be a minister today if it weren’t for church potlucks. There is something about the gelatinous salads, mac and cheese, quirky cupboard serving bowls and potluck conversation that nourishes the soul. I think Jesus […]

Q&A w/ Danielle Adkisson
Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous jobs, etc. I’m originally from Sherwood and graduated high school from Sylvan Hills. I received my degree in Dietetics from U of A-Fayetteville and now live in Conway with my husband and our four furbabies. I taught […]

A Way Forward Update

November 8, 2019 Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! As your bishop, I have tried to keep you informed, help you understand what the future might hold, and engage you in prayer and healthy Christian conversation about the huge divide that exists in our beloved Arkansas Conference concerning matters of […]

Bishop Mueller Assigned to United Methodist Men Agency for 2020-2024 Quadrennium

During their recent gathering at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, the Council of Bishops announced assignments of bishops to board and agencies of The United Methodist Church for the 2020 – 2024 quadrennium. Bishop Gary Mueller has been assigned to the board of the United Methodist Men, one of the 13 agencies of The United Methodist […]