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.

“With the COVID-19 numbers continuing to stay dangerously high, the Arkansas United Methodist Churches will remain in ARUMC Stage 2 and follow all guidelines that were provided in June 2020. With assistance from my task force, it was deemed necessary to update the ARUMC Stage 2 guidance for three particular ministries,“ stated Bishop Mueller. “Again, due to safety concerns, I want to urge all churches to continue to go slow with reopening and meeting maximum gathering numbers.”

The updated guidelines for ARUMC Stage 2 for ministries with children can be found here. The updated guidelines for ARUMC Stage 2 for youth ministries can be found here. The updated guidelines for ARUMC Stage 2 for in-person campus ministries can be found here.