Redesign Your Children’s Space With a Few Simple Changes

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Childrens-Ministry-Room-Redesign.png” title_text=”Children’s Ministry Room Redesign!” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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 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=”4.4.8″ hover_enabled=”0″] Children’s ministry has taken many different approaches so far this year! Ministry has moved to online worship, small groups handing out PPE, drive-by […]

Methodist Family Health Pursues Pen and Prayer Pals for Arkansas Children, Teenagers

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/image001-1.png” title_text=”image001 (1)” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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=”4.4.8″] Little Rock, AR (June 29, 2020) – After almost four months of social distancing and sheltering in place, the children, teenagers and families in our care at Methodist Family Health are in need of encouragement and […]

Go Slow, Go Fast

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Logo-Colored_FINAL@3x.png” title_text=”Logo Colored_FINAL@3x” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ width=”50%” 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 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=”4.4.8″] The beautiful opening words of the third chapter of Ecclesiastes offer profound wisdom about the nature of life, “There is a time […]

Ozark Mission Project Finds Success in Online-Only Camp
OMP Connect brings campers together via Zoom

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/omp-header-w.jpg” title_text=”omp-header-w” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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=”4.4.8″ hover_enabled=”0″ admin_label=”Text”] The coronavirus pandemic has upended not only our churches but our extension ministries as well. Some of the most popular summer camps for youth and […]

Special Fund Helps St. James Pine Bluff Reclaim Church Property
Methodist Foundation Grant Awarded to Repurpose Existing Space into Kitchen, Dining Area

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/stjames20091.jpg” title_text=”stjames2009%911%93″ align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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=”4.4.8″ hover_enabled=”0″] PINE BLUFF, ARK. (June 18, 2020) – During the business session of the 2020 Arkansas Annual Conference, the voting members of the Conference approved a legislative proposal to use $550,000 in special funds to purchase the […]

Mental Health Matters
Hear From Clergy and Laity on How They Are Staying Healthy During COVID-19

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/tim-goedhart-vnpTRdmtQ30-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”tim-goedhart-vnpTRdmtQ30-unsplash” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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 Amy Ezell” position=”Director of the Center for Communication” linkedin_url=”https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-white-ezell-43208542/” _builder_version=”4.4.8″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.8″] Each day I wake up to an email inbox full of suggestions for “surviving” the pandemic. I receive webinar invites, book suggestions, blog posts and lists […]

Arkansas Holds First Ever Online Annual Conference
George Floyd Honored, New Initiatives to Strengthen Black Church Announced

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/unnamed-2.png” title_text=”unnamed (2)” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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=”4.4.8″ hover_enabled=”0″] The 2020 meeting of the Arkansas Annual Conference was different than any past gathering, in more ways than one. Taking place on June 13, 9 […]

Q&A w/ Kathy Conley
New Lay Leader for the Arkansas Conference

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Kathy-Conley.jpg” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” hover_enabled=”0″ animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop” title_text=”Kathy Conley”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.8″] What is your current church and hometown, and how long have you been there? My hometown is Murfreesboro, Arkansas but in 1980, I got transferred with my work to Blytheville. I went thinking I was […]

United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UMC_DismantlingRacism_logo_1200x800.png” title_text=”UMC_DismantlingRacism_logo_1200x800″ align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ 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=”4.8.1″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] United Methodist CommunicationsOffice of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2020 Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in […]

Russellville Area Churches Hold Public Act of Prayer in Response to George Floyd Killing

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.4.7″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.7″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.7″][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MG_3820.jpeg” title_text=”_MG_3820″ align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.4.7″ 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_blurb _builder_version=”4.4.7″] Photo by Jade Chisum [/et_pb_blurb][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=”4.4.7″] The May 25, 2020 killing of George Perry Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin set-off […]