LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (August 25, 2020) – 200,000 More Reasons and The Delta Project initiatives of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas, invite you to participate in an upcoming series of webinars aimed at helping individuals connect with their communities.

The webinars will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays in September, starting Sept. 9 from 12 – 1 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing platform.

There will be three different webinars in this series, each focusing on an important element of alleviating poverty in Arkansas:

  • Understanding Poverty
  • Understanding Literacy
  • Ministry WITH Our Neighbors

Arkansas United Methodist Bishop Gary Mueller, along with Dr. Jay Barth, Chief Education Officer for the City of Little Rock, and the Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill, equity officer with the ALICE Project and the WinRock Foundation, will host the first webinar in the series on Understanding Poverty.

Future webinars will feature a diverse range of voices from non-profit and educational organizations, such as AR Kids Read, Project Transformation, Sheridan School District, Southwest Little Rock Ministry Partnership, Friends and Neighbors Network, and the Arkansas Department of Health.

“200,000 More Reasons is thrilled to present the Connecting with Our Community Webinar series,” said the Rev. Sam Meadors, Community Coordinator for The Delta Project. “We believe that giving churches the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty and proven alleviation strategies from community partners will enhance our collective impact. Churches have found so many ways to be in ministry with their neighbors during this pandemic. We want to give them more tools and ideas to help them continue to serve in effective, innovative, and relational ministry.”

To register for the webinars, visit: https://arumc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YXN2dB8tS3KwW_s5yEXKGA.

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The Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church is one of the 54 annual conferences that make up the United Methodist Church in the United States. Founded in 2003, the Conference, as part of the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, is responsible for coordinating more than 600 United Methodist churches and over 300 clergy throughout Arkansas to fulfill its trajectory “to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped and sent to transform lives, communities and the world.” The Conference also supports a number of United Methodist-affiliated ministries in the state of Arkansas. For more information, visit arumc.org.

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