Registration is now open for Annual Conference 2019!

Online and by mail registration are now closed. To register, please come to the Late Registration table at Annual Conference on either Wednesday the 29th or Thursday the 30th.

Annual Conference 2019 | May 29 – June 1, 2019 | Hot Springs, AR

Countdown to AC 2019








SOLD OUT: Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa (0.29 Miles)
400 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501‐321‐4430 or 501‐321‐4407
Suites, Complimentary Breakfast, Manager’s Reception, Spa, Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Free Parking
Code: UMC (UM Annual Conference)
Single: $164 + tax
Double: $174 + tax
Triple: $184 + tax
Quad: $194 + tax

Hotel Hot Springs (0.3 miles)
305 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71907
Under New Management! Newly Renovated and Remodeled Guest Rooms, Refrigerator & Microwave in all Rooms, Complimentary Breakfast available 6 am to 9 am, New Restaurant and Lounge, Shuttle Service to Popular attractions within City Limits, Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Code: UMC19
Single Occupancy: $124 + tax
Double Occupancy: $134 + tax
Triple Occupancy: $144 + tax
Quad Occupancy: $154 + tax
Executive Parlor: $200 + tax

The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa (0.7 Miles)
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
(800) 643‐1502 or (501) 609‐2533
Thermal Mineral Water Bathhouse, Full Service Beauty Salon, Full Service Dining Facilities, Starbuck’s, Two Swimming Pools and Hot Tub
Code: Church
Single Occupancy: $99 + tax
Double Occupancy: $99 + tax
Mineral Water Room: $149 + tax
Junior Suite: $169 + tax
Parlor 1 Bedroom Suite: $269 + tax

Courtyard by Marriott (4 miles)
200 Marriott Court
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Complimentary on‐site parking, Free High Speed Internet, Fitness Center, Pool, Microwave Oven, Mini Fridge, Free Shuttle Service
Block Code: ACM
King or 2 Queen: $109 + tax

Comfort Inn & Suites (3.28 Miles)
3627 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Newly Remodeled, Complimentary Full Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Indoor Heated Pool, New Texas Roadhouse Grill on site.
Inn: $94 +tax
Suites: $104 + tax

Holiday Inn Express (5 miles)
206 Mehta Court
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 463‐5600
Free Express Start Breakfast Bar, Heated Indoor Pool, 24 Hour Gym, 24 Hour Business Center, Free Wi‐Fi, Free Parking
Costs: $129 + tax
Ask for UM Conference 2019 rates

Hampton Inn (5 Miles)
151 Temperance Hill Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Newly renovated, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, 24 Hour Coffee and Tea, Ironing Board, Coffeemaker, Refrigerator and Microwave in every room, Free W‐fi, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center and Business Center
Double (1‐2 people) $124 +tax
King (1‐2 people) $124+ tax

Staybridge Suites (7 Miles)
103 Lookout Circle
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 525‐6500
Free Hot and Cold Breakfast Buffet, Evening Socials, All rooms with Fully Equipped Kitchenettes, Free Wi‐Fi, Free Parking, and 24‐hour Fitness Center
Studio Queen Suite: $159.99 + Tax
Ask about 15% discount for 3 nights

Best Western Winners Circle Inn (2.01 Miles)
2520 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501‐624‐2531 or (800) 643‐8722
Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Wi‐Fi, Dish Network, Walking Distance to Restaurants, Recently Remodeled, Pets Welcome.
$107 + tax for single or double

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (4.9 Miles)
4253 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 520‐6400
Non‐Smoking Facility, Free High Speed Internet Access, Free Breakfast, Business Center, Indoor Pool and Fitness Center, Free Parking
King: $134 + Tax
Double: $134 + Tax

The Waters (0.6 Miles)
340 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 321‐0001
Free Wi‐Fi, Non‐Smoking Facility, Restaurant, Mini‐Market, Gift Shop, Business Center, Senior, AARP or AAA 10% discount
Mention Methodist Conference
King: $125 + Tax
Double: $125 + Tax
Large King: $175+ Tax (city view)

Current nominations can be found here. For instructions on submitting nomination forms (which can be done up until Annual Conference 2019 itself), see below. You will need the following documents for General Conference 2020 delegate nominations:


At Annual Conference 2019, we will have a mobile app available with all of the information you’ll need for the event!

Step 1: Download the Guidebook app on your device.
Download for Android users
Download for iDevices

Step 2: Search for Arkansas Annual Conference in the Guidebook App. Click “Get” and then click “Download.”

The 2019 Arkansas Annual Conference Pre-Conference Journal is now available online. To view or download the journal PDF, click the link below. 2019 Pre-Conference Journal

Vendor registration is now full. Thank you for your interest.


Awards and Nominations

  • Conference Christian Unity and Interreligious Relations Award
  • Barnabas Award – please email your nomination to Reverend J.J. Whitney at no later than May 15, 2019.  Please include the name of the person you wish to nominate and an explanation telling why you feel this person should receive the 2019 Barnabas Award.
  • Harry Denman Evangelism Award – The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors those United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. This award is given every year at Annual Conference to one person in each of three categories – Clergy, Laity and Youth – who exemplify evangelism in the Arkansas Conference. Simply fill out this nomination form and email it to Rebecca Davis at by Monday, May 6. To learn more about the award and to see past recipients, please visit

Eternal God, As we gather for this sacred conference, we do so as Christ’s disciples. May our words speak, our actions bear witness, and our thoughts ever remain on the most important Truth of all: You are with us. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, redeems and empower us to carry out your mission in the world. In Christ’s name. Amen.

We are able to offer childcare at First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs for those who register. When you click on the link you will see all the day and evening childcare options for your child. You must register your child for care by May 20, 2019 so that we are able to plan for space and staffing. We will be unable to take reservations for childcare after May 20, 2019. If you miss the deadline we cannot accommodate drop-in care due to staffing and space. In order, for us to be good stewards of time and money we ask that cancellations for care must be made by May 20, 2019 as well. You will get an email on May 21, 2019 telling you what you will need to bring for your child while they are in care of FUMC Hot Springs. Children three and under will be asked to bring their own pack and play for nap time.

Please remember if you have more than one child in this age group you will need to go in and separately register each child.

Click here to register.

Tanako has graciously offered to cover the elementary age childcare for the four days of Annual Conference. Please use the coupon code ARUMC19 so that the conference will be charged for your child’s attendance. May 20, 2019 is the cut-off date for registering your child for Tanako. If you miss this deadline, you will need to make other arrangements on your own for childcare during the conference. Annual Conference will pay your child’s fee for Tanako for the four days only if you have registered your child by the May 20 deadline. Cancellations must also be done by May 20, 2019, due to the need to acquire appropriate number of camp staffers.

Please note if you have more than one child in this age group you will need to go in and separately register each child into the Tanako website.


  • Pick up and drop offs will be at First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs
  • A bus will pick up students on Wednesday at 12:00 noon at FUMCHS for Tanako and drop off at 5:00pm
  • A bus will pick up students Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 at 7:30am and drop off at 5:00 pm for Tanako
  • Tanako will pick up students Saturday, June 1 at 7:30am and drop off between 12:00-1:00pm based on conclusion of Annual Conference
  • Tanako will take care of all medical releases & special needs/allergy accommodations for each child
  • Tanako will feed the children lunch and a snack each day, however Tanako will NOT provide breakfast
  • Tanako will ask the parents on their registration form if the child requires a life jacket for swimming; they will be responsible for providing life jackets to those who need them
  • On May 21, 2019, you will receive an email specifically stating what your child will need to bring to camp

Click here to register.

Evening Elementary Student Care
We are able to offer evening care at First United Methodist Church. Your child must have eaten dinner before dropping off for evening care. Care will be offered for Elementary age students from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday, May 29 for meetings and Friday, May 31 for the Ordination Service. Please have your child/ren registered by May 20, 2019. The deadline is firm in order to allow us time to find enough childcare providers for the number of students who register by the May 20 deadline. Cancellations are also due on May 20, 2019 due to the need to acquire the appropriate number of childcare staffing.

Please remember if you have more than one child in this age group you will need to go in and separately register each child.

Click here to register.

Watch a special video message from the Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of the Duke Divinity School and this year’s featured speaker.