Obituary – Rev. James Leon Wilson

James Leon Wilson, age 98, of Forrest City, died Sunday, September 25, 2022, at his home in Forrest City. Rev. Wilson was born October 26, 1923, in Jonesboro, and was the son of Herbert and Pauline Wilkerson Wilson. He attended Jonesboro High School and graduated in 1941. During his high school years, he worked at […]

Something Good from the Pandemic

contributed by Joe Whalen When the pandemic temporarily halted in-person worship, weddings, and funerals, churches were left wondering how they could continue to provide a connection with their congregations. Many found it through streaming worship services online. However, the same equipment used for streaming worship has found another usage in the streaming of funerals. This […]

Village UMC Mobile Food Pantry

contributed by Caroline Loftin At the beginning of the pandemic, many of the weekly ministries of Village United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village were disrupted. The community was encouraged to isolate and Village UMC’s congregation began seeking opportunities to help others remotely. 17% of Arkansans were struggling with food insecurity already, but during the […]

Matthew 25 Food Pantry Receives $10,000 Grant to Provide Toilet Paper, Personal Incontinence Products
The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas Grants Funds for Oak Forest United Methodist Church’s Mission to Purchase, Distribute Personal Hygiene Care Items to Neighbors in Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact: KD Reep, 501-766-1260 or LITTLE ROCK, AR (Sept. 22, 2022) – It was an unusual request, but one which would mean the difference in mobility and quality of life. Oak Forest United Methodist Church in Little Rock recently sought funds from The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas to […]

J.D. Walt to Preach All Services on Nov. 6 at St. James UMC

Little Rock, Ark. (August 22, 2022) – Reverend J.D. Walt will preach at all services at St. James United Methodist Church in Little Rock on November 6, 2022. Reverend Walt will speak on “Band Meetings — Wesleyan Community and Renewal” at the 8:30 am, 9:30 am and 11 am services at 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, […]

Bay First UMC receives grant to expand feeding ministry

contributed by Rev. Pam Lamb-Lee, pastor at Bay United Methodist Church Bay United Methodist Church recently received a grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance for $3,327.00 to go toward their “Enlarging our Territory” project. The pastor and congregation are working very hard to enlarge their food pantry. Over the last year, the need has grown […]

Donuts with Grownups

The First United Methodist Church of Pocahontas sponsored Donuts with Grownups on Friday, September 9 at Pocahontas Elementary School. Six hundred pre-k through third-grade students and grandparents and grand-friends enjoyed donuts and milk. Rev. Pat Bodenhamer challenges her church to find “pop-up outreach” opportunities throughout the community, and once again, they answered the call to share the […]

Obituary – Blanca Mendez

Please pray for the family of Blanca Mendez, sister of Rev. Vitalino Mendez of Nueva Vida (Dardanelle UMC). Blanca passed away recently in Guatemala, where her services will be held. Notes of condolences may be sent to: Rev. Vitalino Mendez 14721 N St Hwy 28 Dardanelle, AR 72834-3137

Obituary – Raymond Cammack

Dr. Raymond Cammack, 79, of Magnolia, Arkansas died Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the Claiborne Memorial Medical Center in Homer, Louisiana. Dr. Cammack spent his life in the ministry and teaching. He received a Doctor of Education in Mathematics and was a professor of mathematics for 34 years at Southern Arkansas University. He served in […]

Obituary – Virginia Sue Jones

Virginia Sue Osment Jones, 93, was born September 13, 1928 on a farm near Macey, Arkansas, the youngest of nine children of Thomas Elmer and Mary Isabella (Mamie) Foster Osment, and died September 11, 2022, at her daughter’s home in Conway, Arkansas. When Sue was one year old, her family moved to Jonesboro, where she […]