Women’s History Month in the Arkansas Conference

contributed by Bettye Johnson, Theressa Hoover UMC member March is Women’s History Month. The Arkansas Conference has a history in ministry recognizing women with gifts for being leading disciples. In this article, I will lift three names in the African American community: Theressa Hoover, Maxine Allen, and Edna Morgan. Theressa Hoover was called by God […]

Obituary – Carolyn Harmon

Carolyn J. Harmon, age 80, of Conway, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022. She was born November 1, 1941, in Pleasant Valley, Arkansas, the daughter of Clyde Loren Byrd and Lucy Mae Jeffryes Byrd. She was a homemaker and a member of Wye Mountain United Methodist Church. Carolyn was an avid Razorback fan, […]

Obituary – Kaysee Neher

Kaysee Lynn Neher, 33, of Nappanee, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Kaysee was born on October 21, 1988 in Bremen to Matthew Neher and Paula Mullins. Kaysee graduated from Bremen High School. She had a long devotion of caregiving for others at numerous local facilities including Courtyard, Green Croft and most recently, Cardinal […]

Wespath’s Thoughts on Disaffiliation Scenarios

Wespath has been planning for various potential scenarios that might affect the future structure of The United Methodist Church (UMC), with emphasis on assuring that clergy benefits remain as secure as possible. Since the postponement of General Conference was announced, we have received questions from many individuals throughout the denomination regarding the impact of various […]

Arkansas UM Clergywomen Spring Retreat 2022

All Arkansas Clergywomen are invited to a Spring Retreat! This will be a wonderful day led by Elaine Robinson Beattie! This event is sponsored by the generosity of the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas so there is no cost to participants but registration is required. “Today more than ever, it’s hard to create “balance.” Our lives […]

Bentonville FUMC: Growing Through Hybrid Connection

contributed by Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris, Senior Pastor at Bentonville First United Methodist Church In Jeremiah 32, we learn that while Jeremiah was in prison as the people of Israel were facing the Babylonian exile, Jeremiah bought a field in the territory of Benjamin. That did not make any sense! He just bought a field […]

Join United Methodist Churches in Supporting UMCOR Sunday

contributed by Regina L. Norwood, Central District Lay Leader “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken.  We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us.  We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.” […]

Vilonia UMC: Vision + Action + Reality!

contributed by Colleen Holt A muddy yard can be a hindrance for many reasons. In one case, however, it was the impetus for an Arkansas church to construct a wonderful new outdoor stage. During the height of the Covid pandemic, Vilonia United Methodist Church began offering outdoor worship services, using borrowed portable flatbed trailers for […]

Mental Health First Aid seeks to equip people to respond to crises

On Saturday, March 12, clergy and staff from FUMC Beebe, along with several community members, gathered for the first of several Adult Mental Health First Aid training sessions being sponsored by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church’s 200,000 More Reasons initiative. As this initiative begins to incorporate Mental Health as a future focus, […]

Obituary – Argentina Mendez

Please pray for the family of Argentina Mendez, mother of Rev. Vitalino Mendez and Kelsey Mendez Castillo. Rev. Vitalino Mendez is an associate pastor at Dardanelle FUMC and pastor of Nueva Vida. Kelsey Mendez Castillo is a certified candidate in the Northwest District.   Argentina passed away Monday, March 14. A service of celebration will be […]