The Holy Spirit Gets Busy at Beyond 2020

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.3.1″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/image0-2.jpg” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.3.1″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” hover_enabled=”0″ animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_team_member name=”By Melinda Shunk” position=”Children’s Ministry Coordinator” facebook_url=”https://www.facebook.com/kidsarumc/” twitter_url=”https://twitter.com/kidzarumc” admin_label=”Person” _builder_version=”3.26.6″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″ hover_enabled=”0″] When I was a full-time Children’s Minister, I often felt that my job looked like simply event planning, but in reality, I was creating a space for […]

Black History Month and the Arkansas UMC
Euba Mae Harris-Winton

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/euba.png” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.3.2″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_team_member name=”By Caleb Hennington” position=”Digital Content Editor” twitter_url=”twitter.com/arumceditor” linkedin_url=”www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-hennington” admin_label=”Person” _builder_version=”4.2.2″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.2″] Each February, Black History Month is celebrated throughout the United States as a way to remember the amazing contributions and achievements of black Americans and other people of African […]

Anything Made by Man Will Break

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_team_member name=”By Todd Burris” position=”General Conference Lay Delegate” _builder_version=”4.3.1″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″] “Anything made by man will break.” These were the wise words of Mr. Jemison. I can’t say that he was wrong, but at the time all I wanted to know was why the air conditioner wasn’t working. I wish he […]

Obituary – Rev. Joe Sparks

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_slider show_image_video_mobile=”on” _builder_version=”4.3.2″][et_pb_slide image=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Joe-Sparks.jpg” _builder_version=”4.3.2″ background_color=”#ffffff” background_enable_color=”on” background_layout=”light”] Rev. Joe Sparks [/et_pb_slide][/et_pb_slider][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.2″ hover_enabled=”0″] The Rev. Joe L. Sparks Jr. died on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Ashley Health and Rehab in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born at home on Feb. 19, 1926 to Joe L. Sparks Sr. and Mary […]

Finding Strength in Our Connectionalism

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/bruno-figueiredo-RBnP_OdmTeE-unsplash-scaled.jpg” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.3.1″ width=”40%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_team_member name=”By Caleb Hennington” position=”Digital Content Editor” twitter_url=”twitter.com/arumceditor” linkedin_url=”www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-hennington” admin_label=”Person” _builder_version=”4.2.2″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″] This month’s stories have made me realize how important our denomination’s connectionalism really is. If you don’t know what connectionalism is — I’m not being snarky, I didn’t know […]

Veritas 2020 Explores “United” Theme

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”4.3.1″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DSC00846-scaled-1.jpg” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.3.1″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” hover_enabled=”0″ animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_team_member _builder_version=”4.3.1″ name=”By Mike Meeks” position=”Featured Contributor” hover_enabled=”0″ admin_label=”Person”][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″ hover_enabled=”0″] Veritas 2020 will be held on Feb. 28 through March 1 in Rogers, Arkansas at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Veritas is a unique experience that is put […]

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/image003.png” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.3.1″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_team_member name=”By Kelli Reep” position=”Methodist Family Health” _builder_version=”4.3.1″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″] If you have breath in your lungs, you have the ability to grieve. While that may seem like a thickheaded statement, many think children don’t or can’t grieve like older kids or […]

A Word of Truth in Love

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_team_member name=”By Gary E. Mueller” position=”Bishop of the Arkansas Annual Conference” facebook_url=”https://www.facebook.com/bishopgarymueller/” twitter_url=”https://twitter.com/GaryEMueller” _builder_version=”3.27.3″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″] Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of the United Methodist persuasion in Arkansas, I have been with you, and tasked with leading you, for nearly eight years now. A great deal has taken place in […]

Black History Month and the Arkansas UMC
Rep. John Walker

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.3.1″][et_pb_team_member name=”By Caleb Hennington” position=”Digital Content Editor” twitter_url=”twitter.com/arumceditor” linkedin_url=”www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-hennington” admin_label=”Person” _builder_version=”4.2.2″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.3.1″] Each February, Black History Month is celebrated throughout the United States as a way to remember the amazing contributions and achievements of black Americans and other people of African descent throughout history. Throughout February, we are celebrating the […]