Obituary – Rev. Dr. Victor Ellis Green

Rev. Dr. Victor Ellis Green, 89, of Benton, passed from this life into Heaven on April 16, 2022, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Bentonville. He was born on October 12, 1932, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the son of Ruby Marie Ellis Green & James William Green.  He was a graduate of Guthrie High School, […]

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 […]

Tanako To-Go Announced

For more than seventy years, Camp Tanako, located on the banks of Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, has remained a timeless Methodist tradition. This year, the United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries awarded Tanako a $30,000 grant in support of their newest outreach expansion project. “The goal of the gift was to enable individual sites […]

Immerse Yourself in the Reality of the Resurrection

We will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead this Sunday. I have no doubt there will be more people in sanctuaries worshiping than there have been since the beginning of Covid. Not only will most of them be able to tell you why Christians celebrate Easter, but the majority will really believe it. This is […]

Bring Your Dog to Church
Pinnacle View UMC expands their pet ministry program

Pinnacle View United Methodist Church’s pet ministry program has created a space of community for pet lovers. In 2007, Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder thought of a way to include pets in a new ministry: by offering free therapy dog training available for anyone in the community. “It was inspired by God and our love of […]

Obituary – Winston Vern Rice, Jr.

Winston Vern Rice, Jr., or just plain Jr. as he was known by everyone who knew and loved him, was called home on April 5, 2022 after a century of living life to the fullest here on earth. He was surrounded by his loving family when God called him home. He was born July 13, […]

Obituary – Kenneth Dale Snow

Kenneth Dale Snow, 53, of Van Buren, Arkansas was called home by his Heavenly Father on April 5, 2022. Kenneth was born in Van Buren on November 14, 1968, to Kenneth and Patricia Snow. He was a member of Gateway International Church in Roland, Oklahoma and VFW Post 8845 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was […]

Obituary – Patricia “Patty” Lee Wilkerson

Patricia (Patty) Lee (Casey) Wilkerson 81 went to her reward Monday, March 28, 2022. She was the daughter of George T. and Oma Casey. She was born in Little Rock on June 13, 1940. She had diplomas from Central High School (1958) and Arkansas State University (1975) and she taught school for 28 years. Her […]