FUMC Bella Vista to host The Caring Congregation Seminar

First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista will be hosting The Caring Congregation Seminar from Friday, August 27 at noon through Saturday, August 28 at 4:30pm. Learn how to create a laity team that works in partnership with pastors to provide congregational care ministry in the church family and community. This is an in-person event that […]

Davidson Campground To Hold 137th Annual Encampment

Davidson Campground will hold its 137th annual encampment starting July 23, 2021, through August 1, 2021. Services will be held daily at 7:45 pm. The dress is casual. An opening prayer service will be on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 8:00 pm by Rev. Travis Langley. The Memorial Service and closing service will be held […]

Salem Camp Meeting Continues Tradition

Salem Camp Meeting is a yearly event that gives everyone the chance to gather under the arbor, visit with neighbors, sing the good old songs, listen to great music and preaching, and shout “Amen”.  In other words, it’s a place to revive your spirit. Services have been held at Salem Campground (located at Salem United Methodist […]

Understanding Our Diversity Leads to Changed Lives


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What You Need to Know About the Move From Ministry Financials to NetSuite


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COVID-19: A Rapidly Changing Landscape

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Building the Kingdom of God Through Small Community Libraries

bishop at library

The library isn’t even open yet, but kids are arriving. They come in groups; some are dropped off by their designated grown-up, others arriving on bicycles, still more walking up to the doors. In Altheimer, a small, rural community in Jefferson County, the library has become the place to be for children who are out of school for the summer. 

The View Is Always Better at the Top

pinnacle mountain

Have you ever looked up from the bottom of a mountain and thought to yourself “there’s no way I’m getting up there”? Life is like that sometimes, too.