United Methodist Museum hosts art exhibition, August 13

The United Methodist Museum of the Arkansas Conference is proud to announce our first exhibition of 2023, Building Ecclesiastical History. Artist David Mann captured brilliant photographs that will be on display in the lower level of First United Methodist Church (723 Center Street, Little Rock). Mann stated, “My work photographing rural churches had its origins in […]

Growing Where You Are Planted: Convocation and Pastors’ School

Registration is Now Open for Convocation and Pastors’ School! What does it mean to serve faithfully in your current community, vocation, and circumstance? 2023 Convocation & Pastors’ School, Growing Where You Are Planted, is intended to connect participants with experts who will share their stories and best practices for engaging neighbors as a way to […]

Ben Few Campground to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

The 2023 encampment of Ben Few Campground will be held July 14 – 23. The historic Campmeeting was founded in 1898, making this year a celebration of 125 years. It is located near Princeton, AR, in Dallas County.  Rev. David Bush from El Dorado will be the evangelist, Jess Essex from DeWitt will serve as […]

200K More Reasons Opens Martha’s Door with $2,000 Grant

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in downtown Little Rock has an almost 40-year history of feeding the homeless, working poor, and families in economic need. Recently, 200K More Reasons granted the church with $2,000 to continue serving sack lunches, bottled water, hygiene kits, and single-ride bus passes upon request to anyone who needs them. This […]

Statements on Legal Cases: Jonesboro and Searcy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 23, 2023 – In a ruling announced from the bench in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on the afternoon of June 22, 2023, Judge Gary Arnold stated that he intends to enter an Order directing the issuance of a Writ of Possession to place into the possession of Arkansas Annual Conference of The United […]

Daily Digest – Friday, June 23

The Friday morning session of Annual Conference opened at 8 a.m. through worship, with music presented by the Annual Conference music team. A brief time of reflection was presented by Todd Burris, Director of the Center for Administrative Services and Arkansas Conference Treasurer, who reflected on life with his grandmother and her depression-era biscuit recipe. […]

Davidson Methodist Campground hosts 138th Annual Encampment

Davidson Methodist Campground will hold its 138th annual revival encampment Friday, July 27 through Sunday August 6th, 2023.  Dr. Bill Cato will hold the services this year. Services will beheld daily at 11:00 A.M. and 7:45 P.M. Sunday School Services will be each Sunday at 9:00 A.M. The dress is casual. An opening Prayer Service will be on Thursday July 26th, 2023, […]

Daily Digest – Thursday, June 22, Raise a Hallelujah!

Worship on Thursday opened with Every Praise is to Our God by the band made up of clergy and laity throughout the Conference.  Bishop Merrill said we have sung louder than the unbelief this morning. We began our work again this morning, and she called to the mic Mattie Roe, chairperson of Council on Youth […]

Daily Digest – Wednesday, June 21, More than 500 Come to the Table

On a beautiful sunny summer solstice, members of Arkansas’s United Methodist Churches met at 9:30 a.m. at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21 for the 2023 Annual Conference.  Kathy Conley, conference leader and member of the Northeast District Committee on Ordained Ministry, opened the laity session. As part of her prayer, she […]