Farewell letter from Bishop Gary Mueller

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! It has been quite a journey the last 10 years as I have had the privilege of walking with you in ministry. During this time, I have seen the Holy Spirit do amazing things in and through you. I […]

A Christmas Greeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again, we gather at the manger to ponder the mystery of the Incarnation, worship the Christ Child and regain our bearings in a world seemingly gone crazy. When we look at the faces of others who also have come to the manger, however, we make a startling discovery. […]

Bishop Appoints Interim Co-Superintendents to the Northeast District

Bishop Gary Mueller has announced the appointment of Rev. Phil Hathcock and Rev. Rodney Steele to serve as interim Superintendents and Mission Strategists for the Northeast District, effective January 1, 2023, and continuing through June 30, the end of this appointment year. This appointment has been made in consultation with Bishop Laura Merrill, incoming Arkansas […]

Information regarding Jonesboro First UMC

December 16, 2022 To the Arkansas Annual Conference: I am writing you with a heavy heart to update you concerning recent events at First United Methodist Church Jonesboro. The membership of First United Methodist Church Jonesboro was notified twice that a meeting for church members called by Rev. John Miles for December 15, 2022 was […]

Malvern First UMC served a Thanksgiving Feast

On Thanksgiving day, Malvern First United Methodist Church provided over 700 Thanksgiving meals to members of the community. Many area businesses and non-profits donated food, and church members helped to prepare desserts. About 30 volunteers split between church members and community volunteers came to prepare the food, put the meals together, and deliver to many […]

Cooking Matters at Highland Valley UMC

contributed by Caroline Loftin Cooking Matters is a program designed with the goal of eliminating childhood hunger through healthy food and education. Embraced as a ministry by many churches, it brings a congregation and community together at the table to learn about the benefits of preparing and sharing a meal with others. Highland Valley United […]

Obituary – Anna Ruth Walden Posey

Mrs. Anna Ruth Walden Posey, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at home in Mena, Arkansas. She was born July 23, 1933 near Lindsey, Oklahoma to Joseph Clifton Walden and Virgie Estell Fussell Walden. Anna attended Bethany Nazarene College for a year, where she met Lloyd Posey. They courted while she also […]

Planting the Seeds: An Ethnic Young Adult Alum Reflection
Former ARUMC Intern and ImpactOK2 Resident in the Oklahoma Annual Conference ViaFaith McCollough is Recognized by the General Board of Church & Society

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” -Matthew 13:31-32 (NLT) The smallest seed can appear when you least expect it. […]