Blue Christmas Services From Around the Conference

The holidays aren’t always a happy time for people. Many experience deep sorrow and discomfort during the season that is most often associated with joy. That’s the reasons why many churches have chosen to offer a Blue Christmas or Longest Night service in addition to their traditional Advent and Christmas celebration services. These services allow […]

Ingathering Brings Methodists of All Ages to Little Rock

This year’s Ingathering event, which took place the Saturday before Thanksgiving, brought more than 300 United Methodists from across the Conference to the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock. More than 40 churches were represented at the event, where volunteers helped to pack 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 3,500 pounds of dried beans, which […]

Share the Light of Hope and Stability this Season

contributed by Rev. J. Wayne Clark, President and CEO, United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas The Christmas season is certainly one filled with light – candlelight, Christmas tree lights, luminaries. It’s one of my favorite times of the year for many reasons, and the twinkling lights of advent are just one. Advent is a time of […]