Obituary – Rev. Charles T. Thompson

Rev. Charles Trabue Thompson, 80, devoted husband to wife, Linda Kay Thompson, and companion to Simon and Monette, passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 6, 2022, peacefully in his home. Charles was born March 9, 1942, in Texarkana, TX, the oldest among 3 siblings to Charles Trabue Thompson Sr. and Mary Ruth […]

Church court: Conferences can’t exit unilaterally

By Heather Hahn for UM News U.S. annual conferences have no authority under current church law to withdraw from The United Methodist Church, the denomination’s top court ruled. “There is no basis in Church law for any annual conference to adopt stopgap policies, pass resolutions, take a vote, or act unilaterally for the purpose of […]

Obituary – Herman Arvin Norris

Herman Arvin Norris, age 90 of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Chapel Woods Nursing and Rehab in Warren, AR. He was born April 15, 1932, in Harrell, AR to the late Everett Norris and Annie Smart Norris. He was a retired farmer, United States Navy Veteran, […]

Rev. Jim Cross Leads 10th annual IMPACT event

contributed by Diane Wright Listening to the radio ten years ago, Rev. Jim Cross heard a story about a man riding a horse across the country to raise money for a charity. “Maybe I can do something like that with my walk,” Rev. Cross thought. For the past ten years, Rev. Cross, who pastors Ashdown, […]

Obituary – Marion Jane Laird Baker

Marion Jane Laird Baker died peacefully at home on May 4 with her daughters by her side. She was born smiling on July 8, 1924, to Thompson and Marion McAdams Laird in Dallas, Texas, the first grandchild of A.S. and Jamie Laird and Lee McAdams, and was doted on from the beginning by aunts Ruth […]

Directory for Clergy Retreat Centers

United Methodist camps and retreat centers across the country continually strive to provide intentional, sacred spaces where the faithful can find rest and rejuvenation. The leaders of these ministries see the heavyweight that our local church leaders have been carrying, especially over these past two years. In response, they have come together to create a […]

Obituary – Carol “Coach” Henry

Carol “Coach” Henry died peacefully on May 3, 2022.  He was born in 1930 outside of England, Arkansas, at the “Tankersley” place and he didn’t have a birth certificate until he was 17 years old.  His parents were Burt Dallas & Jo Eddie Henry and he had 4 brothers, Burt Jr., Joe, David, and Fred, […]

ARUMC COVID Update – May 3, 2022

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a new metric called “COVID-19 Community Levels,” which is designed to “help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.” These levels are a three-tier system (either low, medium, or high) that are selected based on criteria including hospital bed usage […]

It’s Time for Camp!

contributed by Colleen Holt With Arkansas being called The Natural State, it’s only natural that the Arkansas United Methodist Church would offer opportunities for members of the faith community to spend time outdoors and grow closer to God. There are four United Methodist camps and retreats in the state: Shoal Creek, Bear Creek, Mount Eagle […]