Cherokee Village UMC: Both/And Ministry Success

contributed by David Malone, Cherokee Village UMC Lay Leader and technical team coordinator Like many churches, Cherokee Village United Methodist Church did not have an active online presence prior to the pandemic. We used Facebook to post about special events, but we were limited to posting pictures with an occasional video. That all changed with […]

ABMCR Seeking Nominations for the Dr. Negail Riley Legacy Award

Since 2010, the Arkansas Chapter of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (ABMCR) has honored the legacy of Rev. Dr. Negail Riley. Annually, ABMCR recognizes persons in three (3) categories: Laity, Clergy, and Youth/Young Adult. The Dr. Negail Riley dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Convention Center, and recognizes […]

Turning Tragedy Into Ministry

contributed by Colleen Holt Mary K. Meacham of Brinkley is the perfect example of how working through grief can bring benefits to thousands. After Mary’s son, Kyle, died in 2010 by suicide, she couldn’t imagine ever feeling happy again. Over time, she was able to turn her grief into constructive work that is truly keeping […]