The Witt House: A Ministry of Paragould FUMC

When Paragould First United Methodist Church was built in 1926, it sat on the corner of a lot near downtown and was surrounded on all sides by modest family homes. One of those homes belonged to the family of Emma Nell “Emmy” Witt, long-time church member, choir director, and all-around favorite. Even several years after […]

Obituary – Rev. Andy Newbill

Rev. Andrew Lewis Newbill, who resided in Charleston, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, in his home. He was born on April 19, 1941, in Pueblo, Colorado, to the late Andrew A. Newbill and Lucille G. (Monk) Newbill. He was 80 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, […]

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Extends Scholarship Application Deadline

Nashville, TN – The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) has extended its scholarship application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year to March 15 after receiving several requests for more time to complete requirements during this challenging time. Students who are members of The United Methodist Church and planning to attend a United Methodist-related school, […]

Obituary – Ross Johnson

Ross Culver Johnson, age 70, brother of Rev. Siegfried Johnson at Christ of the Hills UMC, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022. He was born February 10, 1952, a son of the late Hans Siegfried Johnson and Nathalie McSwine Johnson.  Ross graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1970 where he was very involved in […]

Small Church Doing Big Things

Founded in 1836, Manchester United Methodist Church was one of the first Methodist churches established in southwest Arkansas. Sitting in Clark County about 9 miles from Arkadelphia, today’s Manchester UMC is different from yesterday’s church in many ways, but it still serves as a farming community hub and continues to be the hands and feet […]

Bellefonte UMC of Harrison is Celebrating its 150th Year in Ministry

Bellefonte UMC of Harrison is celebrating its 150th year in ministry. Their means of worship are casual, extending a true ‘come as you are’ spirit. With their blend of traditional and contemporary modes of worship, Bellefonte has a place for every walk of believer. Bellefonte currently has about 10 people who worship in-person and averages […]

Texarkana United Methodists Deliver Valentines for Community Helpers

Rev. Jaimie Alexander, lead Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Texarkana wanted to share some Valentine’s Day love with the community, and determined that some forgotten workers for the dual cities should be the recipients of this love. On Valentine’s Day, Rev. Alexander, Rev. Robin Roark, Associate Pastor, and Penny Arnold, member, delivered 161 […]

Sharing What’s Happening in Our Local Churches

The Arkansas Conference is currently working to uplift any stories our local churches or charges may have to our wider Conference connection. Has your church or charge started a new ministry or mission? Are you all making new disciples in new contexts? Have you just returned to in-person or hybrid worship? No matter the story, […]

United Methodists extend BSA charters through June 2022

United Methodist leaders have reached an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to extend existing UMC-sponsored Scouting charters through June 30, 2022 to provide for uninterrupted ministry with young people through Scouting. The charters were previously extended to March 31, 2022 as legal proceedings continue in the BSA’s bankruptcy case, particularly as the […]