Gray hair is no deterrent to joyful service

contributed by Caroline Loftin St. Paul UMC in Little Rock hosted its first-ever music camp for children this summer. Camp is always a fun opportunity for summertime fellowship, but what makes this one so special is the significant generational gap between its hosts and participants: all of St. Paul’s volunteers were 70 or older, and […]

Hang-Outs are In

contributed by Caroline Loftin Pastors are typically thought of as welcoming fixtures in sanctuaries, beacons of faith offering guidance to a crowd of people. While this description is accurate, for some Arkansas pastors, it’s only half of it. “Interacting with my congregation for one hour on Sunday mornings is not enough; occasionally attending ball games […]

Taco ‘Bout a Party

contributed by Libby Doss Lloyd, APR Fellowship. Community. We seek both. When we’re fortunate to find them, we embrace them. The North Little Rock First United Methodist Church (NLRFUMC) did that when recently hosting their first-ever back-to-school event for the youth, their families, and those they had connected with through summer ministries. The “Taco ‘Bout […]

Samantha Menley named Community Coordinator for 200,000 More Reasons

Samantha Black Menley was recently named the new Community Coordinator for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church 200,000 More Reasons initiative. She is a recent graduate of the Clinton School of Public Service, where she received her Masters in Public Service.   Samantha’s experience includes an internship with Heifer International where she helped create […]