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 […]