Fairview United Methodist Church in Camden Creates Kinship with 200K More Reasons Grant

written by Kelly Reep, contributing writer Kinship Care, a ministry of Fairview United Methodist Church in Camden, recently received a $2,000 grant from 200K More Reasons. These funds will supply healthy snacks, which will distribute to grandparents who help with Kinship Care children in their home to use as afterschool snacks. The healthy snacks will […]

Clinton First UMC United Women in Faith Provides Funding for Summer Missions

written by Kelly Reep, contributing writer “Not bad for a little church in the foothills of the Ozarks,” exclaimed Coney Reamey as she shared the news that the Clinton First United Methodist Church’s United Women in Faith would provide over $27,000 in funds for community missions this summer.  “We are so excited, and this is […]

UMC bishops meet, request for 2026 General Conference among other decisions

Council of Bishops – The United Methodist Church WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bishops of The United Methodist Church (UMC) completed their Spring 2023 meeting on Friday in a gathering that was awash in the spirit of collegiality and search for the betterment of the worldwide denomination. The meeting from April 30-May 5 was filled with worship […]

First UMC Magnolia cooks up grace with 200K More Reasons grant 

written by Kelli Reep, contributor  Since 1983, The Stewpot has been a mission outreach project at First United Methodist Church Magnolia. From 4:30-5 p.m., three days each week, this ministry serves hot takeout meals to anyone who asks. Because the church is centrally located in the Magnolia Square, The Stewpot is easily accessible to all. […]

Methodist Family Health Foundation Celebrates Christmas in July

Each year at Christmas, Methodist Family Health Foundation donors provide in-kind and financial donations to gift Christmas presents to each child in our care on Christmas Day. Because so many organizations are asking for contributions during the end-of-year holidays, Methodist Family Health Foundation is moving Christmas to July this year. Christmas in July will launch […]

How to Best Prepare for the May 13 Special Session of the Arkansas Annual Conference

By Todd Burris, Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services for the Arkansas Annual Conference and Rev. Dr. Tony Griffin, President, Conference Board of Trustees What is the upcoming Special Session about? The purpose of the upcoming Special Session of the Arkansas Annual Conference is stated in its call:  The consideration of ratification of disaffiliation agreements […]

West Memphis First UMC Mobile Food Bank serves over 200 families

written by John Friday, Membership and Communications Secretary FUMC What a weekend at First United Methodist Church West Memphis! Saturday dawned gray but that didn’t discourage the volunteers at the latest Mobile Food Bank Giveaway. We served over 200 families and they were very appreciative of the blessings. Thanks to the MidSouth Food Bank, as […]

Beacon Church Network Being Developed

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 […]

MFA Shares: Unexpected Generosity

written by Cathy Hall, Office & Hospitality Manager at The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas Most of our staff at The Methodist Foundation for Arkansas has enjoyed staying at the Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas, either as part of a group attending Perkins School of Theology events or for a weekend family getaway. Following the tornadoes […]

ACCYM Elects Executive Committee for 2023-2024

Recently the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries elected its new executive committee for the 2023-2024 year. We are grateful for each and every one of these students who are serving in leadership. ACCYM Executives: