Experiencing the year in Jubilee

contributed by Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris, First UMC Bentonville The Year of Jubilee was a celebration that was meant to take place every fifty years in Ancient Israel in which the land laid fallow and was allowed to recover, and all past debts were canceled and people were returned to their ancestral land. It was […]

Hot Springs First UMC Blessed the “Loveys”

Last Sunday, First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs hosted a special celebration of God’s love for all by inviting children of ANY age (adults, too!) to bring their “lovey” (stuffed animal or special blanket) to worship for a special blessing. Michelle Wilkins, children’s minister, shared, “Children learn through play, so this is a unique […]

Arkansans Relish Time Spent with NOMADS Ministry

contributed by Shelley and Roy Lee, Central District Disaster Response Coordinators Hello from south Texas! About two years ago, Roy and I discovered a truth about disaster response: when it’s busy, it’s REALLY busy, but while we are enjoying “blue skies,” the deployments are few and far between. Roy and I serve as the Central […]