Let Your Neighbors Know You’re Here by Adding Your Logo to Your Church Vehicle

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/church-van.png” title_text=”church van” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.5.1″ 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 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=”4.5.2″ _module_preset=”default”] You may think that church vans are sitting alone in empty church parking lots out in the hot summer sun. Of course, […]

Bishop Gary Mueller Issues Updates To ARUMC Stage 2 Safety Guidelines

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Ezell amy.ezell@arumc.org 501-324-8000, ext. 30 July, 29, 2020 – Little Rock, AR:  In accordance with the guidelines issued by Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Department of Human Services, the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC, Bishop Gary Mueller has issued updated guidance for ARUMC children’s, youth and campus ministries effective immediately. […]

Upcoming Webinar: Generosity in the Digital Age – Are You Prepared?

Registration link coming soon. One of the far reaching impacts of the COVID-19 crisis is the rapid acceleration in changes that were already taking place in our culture.  For the church, the most obvious impact has been the shift from a reliance on in-person worship to one that is digitally dependent.  The pivot has been […]

Churches Need to Be There for Kids, and Parents, When School Returns

School Work

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/element5-digital-OyCl7Y4y0Bk-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” alt=”School Work” title_text=”element5-digital-OyCl7Y4y0Bk-unsplash” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.5.1″ 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 Rev. Sam Meadors” position=”Community Coordinator, The Delta Project – 200K More Reasons” admin_label=”Person” _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ _module_preset=”default”] “What will school look like this year?” This seems to be the question on […]

Culture of Calling Receives Methodist Foundation Grant for Project Transformation Chapter in Southeast District

[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/2020/07/MFFA_Logo_blue.png” alt=”Arkansas Conference UMC” title_text=”MFFA_Logo_blue” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.5.1″ 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_text _builder_version=”4.4.8″] LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 13, 2020) – The Arkansas Conference’s Culture of Calling initiative is excited to announce the funding of a new project to establish a chapter of the nationally recognized organization […]

Obituary – Rev. Guy M. Whitney, Jr.

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.1″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_slider show_image_video_mobile=”on” admin_label=”Slider” _builder_version=”4.9.1″][et_pb_slide image=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Guy-Whitney.jpg” _builder_version=”4.9.1″ background_color=”#ffffff” background_enable_color=”on” background_layout=”light” sticky_transition=”on”] Rev. Guy M. Whitney, Jr. [/et_pb_slide][/et_pb_slider][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.9.1″ _module_preset=”default”] Rev. Dr. Guy Marvin Whitney, Jr., died at home in Conway, Ark., surrounded by family on July 10, 2020, at the age of 72, from complications due to […]

Weathering the Perfect Storm

[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/2020/07/torsten-dederichs-KrQJzrZiCak-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”torsten-dederichs-KrQJzrZiCak-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 Rev. Dr. William %22Bud%22 Reeves” position=”Senior Pastor, First UMC Fort Smith” _builder_version=”4.4.8″][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.8″] It wasn’t supposed to last this long. The pandemic and its concomitant tragedies should have been over in weeks, maybe a couple of months, […]

Arkansas Conference Provides Websites to Churches Through Methodist Foundation Grant

Website

[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 src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/carl-heyerdahl-KE0nC8-58MQ-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.5.1″ width=”70%” module_alignment=”center” animation_style=”fade” animation_duration=”1500ms” animation_delay=”250ms” hover_enabled=”0″ animation_speed_curve_last_edited=”off|desktop” title_text=”carl-heyerdahl-KE0nC8-58MQ-unsplash” alt=”Website”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.5.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” hover_enabled=”0″] LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (July 7, 2020) – The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas has graciously granted $43,200 to the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church to […]

Parking Lot Service Brings Conway Community Together
Grace UMC holds weekly worship service outside the church's walls

[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/2020/07/IMG-0853-scaled-1.jpg” title_text=”IMG-0853″ 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″] As the Arkansas Conference moves into Stage 2 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, many churches have chosen to remain physically distanced and continue online services to stop […]

Are You Having Fun Yet?
A few words of wisdom for communication leaders

[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/2020/07/samantha-borges-EeS69TTPQ18-unsplash-1.jpg” title_text=”samantha-borges-EeS69TTPQ18-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, 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″] Take a second to ask yourself: When was the last time that you did something FUN through your online ministry? Something that actually makes you have the most […]