The Latest Church Reopening Guidance from Bishop Mueller (05/29/2020)

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Arkansas Conference: Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I give thanks to God for all the ways laity and clergy have continued to proclaim the Gospel, reach out to those in your congregation who are isolated, feed hungry people and help those who are […]

Statement by Bishop Gary E. Mueller Regarding Churches Being Classified as “Essential”

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_image _builder_version=”4.4.6″ title_text=”bishop letterhead version 2″ src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/bishop-letterhead-version-2.png” hover_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″] A little less than an hour ago, President Trump declared that he deems churches and houses of worship ‘essential’. He called on governors to allow them to reopen this weekend. The President’s […]

Methodist Foundation, Arkansas Methodists Announce PPE Grant Partnership
Nearly $60,000 Will Be Used To Keep Congregations Safe When Gathered

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DSC01243-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”DSC01243″ align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.6″ 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_text _builder_version=”4.4.6″] LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (May 20, 2020) – Standing in front of a large shipment of newly purchased personal protective equipment, Bishop Gary Mueller and Methodist Foundation for Arkansas President and CEO J. Wayne Clark announced a grant […]

Fox & Foal Draw on Methodist Roots for Folk-Inspired Worship
Brook Hobbs and Dave Williams are ready to share their songs with the world

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG_0334-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”IMG_0334″ align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.6″ 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=”4.4.6″ hover_enabled=”0″] The COVID-19 pandemic has been a struggle for everyone. The entire world, every industry, has been touched by this highly contagious, unseen enemy. It’s not just […]

Q&A w/ Kayla Hardage
Executive Director of Camp Tanako

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.6″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Kayla-Hardage-scaled.jpeg” title_text=”Kayla Hardage” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.6″ width=”42%” 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=”4.4.6″ hover_enabled=”0″] Kayla Hardage is the new Executive Director at Camp Tanako in Hot Springs. Hardage, who grew up in White Hall now lives and works at […]

UMC Bishops call for justice in wake of Ahmaud Arbery’s death

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Council-of-Bishops.jpg” title_text=”Council of Bishops” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ 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_text _builder_version=”4.9.0″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] WASHINGTON, D. C. –  The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling for justice and the eradication of racism and white supremacy in the aftermath of the killing of an unarmed Black […]

Childcare Guidelines for Reopening

To all Weekday Childcare Directors and Pastors, On behalf of Bishop Mueller and the Arkansas Conference Cabinet, I am writing to you who demonstrate a great love for children and their families, to you who understand deeply the importance of weekday childcare services for your community, to you who struggle daily with difficult and weighty […]

200K Reasons Makes Shift to Expanded Hunger Ministry
Sam Meadors Selected to Lead New Delta Project Initiative

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/200KMoreReasons.png” title_text=”200KMoreReasons” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ 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=”4.4.5″] In an effort to combat the devastating effects of childhood hunger and the ripple effects it causes in other areas of a child’s wellbeing, 200,000 Reasons has […]

New Stories to Tell

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.5″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/aaron-andrew-ang-jXMGrVYHpK0-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”aaron-andrew-ang-jXMGrVYHpK0-unsplash” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.5″ 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=”4.4.5″ hover_enabled=”0″] It’s been a crazy…seven? Eight weeks? I’ve been doing the same thing for so long that, honestly, at this point time only exists in theory to […]

A Letter from Bishop Gary Mueller Providing Guidance to Churches

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.5″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″] May 6, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is a challenging task to issue guidance for the vast array of diversity found in the congregations and members of the Arkansas Annual Conference, especially when some of you […]