As United Methodist Christians, we are called to be beacons (Matthew 5:14-16) for all seeking God’s saving grace and life-giving love. During this season, when some find themselves without a church home due to closure or disaffiliation, there are congregations that will be making a special commitment to be a place of hospitality and a haven of hope.
You might have heard of the “Lighthouse Network” of churches that the North Carolina Conference has recently developed. We are adapting that ministry to fit the context of the Arkansas Conference with the purpose of providing a welcoming space, opportunities for local ministry, and remaining connected to District and Conference resourcing.
If your church is interested in learning more about being a Beacon Church, you are invited to attend any of the informational zooms happening soon.
Tuesday, May 2, 1 pm – 2 pm Zoom link
Thursday, May 4, 9 am – 10 am Zoom link
Thursday, May 4, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Zoom link
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Michael Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of the Arkansas ReStart Initiative for the Arkansas Annual Conference.