Hendrix College’s Candlelight Carol Services Dec. 1-4, 15-16; Tour Takes Choir to West Tennessee and Little Rock
Free reservations now open; Dec. 2 and 3 performances will be streamed live from Greene Chapel

CONWAY, Arkansas (November 21, 2022) – For nearly 60 years, the Hendrix College Choir’s Candlelight Carol Service has marked the start of the holiday season for many in Arkansas and the broader Hendrix community. The 2022 Candlelight Carol Services continue this beloved tradition while also introducing new music to those who attend. Services in Greene […]

Bread Baking Guild

contributed by Colleen Holt, Conway First UMC communicator Out of a Communion quandary has come a tasty new ministry at Conway First United Methodist Church: a Bread Baking Guild. When the church’s traditional Communion bread — a large loaf of Hawaiian bread — became unavailable during the Covid pandemic, things became more labor intensive for […]

An Advent Prayer by Barbara Jones

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all […]

An Advent Prayer by Kathy Conley

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet […]

Media Release

Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church completes Called Session to ratify disaffiliation agreements Media contact: Amy Ezell, Director of Center for Communication amy.ezell@arumc.org 501-324-8030 November 21, 2022, Little Rock, AR: The Arkansas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church conducted a called Special Session on Saturday, November 19, in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the […]

Blue Christmas Services Provide Hope & Healing

The holidays aren’t always a happy time for people. Many experience deep sorrow and discomfort during the season that is most often associated with joy. Which is why many churches have chosen to offer a Blue Christmas Service (also known as a Longest Night Service or A Service of Hope & Remembrance) in addition to […]

Obituary – Martha Watt

Martha Watt October 6, 1934 – November 13, 2022 Martha Jane Watt, 88, of Cabot, passed away on November 13, 2022. She was born October 6, 1934, in Cabot, Arkansas to Lethel Henrietta and Samuel Olin Lasister. Martha is survived by her beloved husband, Rev. Charles Watt; daughter, Debbie Robbins; sons, David Watt and Robert […]

An Advent Prayer by Carole Baker

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake, he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 Prayer: Generous God, We come to you with wonder knowing that through Jesus Christ you take us from our poor and ordinary state to becoming […]