Obituary – Rev. Charles Olson Walthall

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Q&A w/ Kelly Murray-Norman
Summer Intern with the Center for Communication

The Center for Communication at the Arkansas Conference is happy to announce our communications intern for summer 2021. Kelly Murray-Norman is currently a student at Hendrix College studying psychology and plans on graduating in 2022. She is from White Hall, Arkansas, and is the daughter of the Rev. Mark Norman and the Rev. Natasha Murray.

Churches Step Up Summer Ministries for Kids
Feeding and Literacy Ministries Take Priority for United Methodist Churches in Arkansas

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Filling in the Gaps
A Few Simple Ways to Keep Kids Fed and Enriched this Summer

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/olivia-bauso-VQLyz0CpVFM-unsplash-scaled-1.jpg” alt=”kid swing” title_text=”olivia-bauso-VQLyz0CpVFM-unsplash” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.9.4″ 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=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”] Photo by Olivia Bauso on Unsplash [/et_pb_blurb][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”][/et_pb_team_member][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] Summer. It always […]

Southwest District Hires New District Administrator

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Two New Chairs Highlight Perkins’ Wesleyan Connections

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default”][et_pb_image src=”https://arumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Campbell-Miles.jpg” title_text=”Campbell-Miles” align=”center” admin_label=”Image” _builder_version=”4.9.4″ 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=”4.9.4″ _module_preset=”default” hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″] DALLAS (SMU) – Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of two new holders of two endowed chairs: Dr. Rebekah Miles as the Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology and Dr. […]

New Podcast Focuses on Anti-Racism As Christian Discipleship

Contact: Jeehye Kim Pak, Communications Director General Commission on Religion and Race, the United Methodist Church 202-495-2949 jpak@gcorr.org “Expanding the Table,” a new video podcast series from the General Commission on Religion and Race, will debut on Tues., June 1, 2021. Series guests will focus on how individual Christians and church-based entities can and should […]

Geyer Springs UMC Honored at 2021 Empty Bowls Event

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They’re Just Words – Or Are They?

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It seems that almost every United Methodist meeting I attend these days includes the following words and phrases: liminal, asynchronous, actionable, emotional intelligence, nimble, new normal, transparent, and adaptive. In fact, I even use them myself. And while they can be helpful in describing the world in which the church finds itself, I am increasingly convinced we also need to employ the language of faith. The reason is simple. How we talk about something goes a long way in determining what we actually do about it.  

Rev. James H. Lenderman Named 2021 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

WILMORE, KY–The Reverend James H. Lenderman, Asbury Theological Seminary class of 1991, has been selected the Distinguished Alumnus of the year 2021. Lenderman is a native of Carlisle, Ark., and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. A member of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, he has served pastorates at First United […]