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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Church Women United Easter Sew-in… Continues

For 43 years, a group of volunteers at Fisher Street United Methodist Church in Jonesboro and the surrounding areas have been providing Easter clothes for local school children. The project, originally called “Church Women United” was created in 1980 by a group of women. The name has since evolved to “Church Women United Easter Sew-in… […]

Mena First UMC’s “Book Buffet” provides third-graders with books

Mena First United Methodist Church recently sponsored a “Book Buffet” for the entire third-grade class of Holly Harshman Elementary School. Over 190 age-level books were purchased and donated by the congregation in response to third-grade literacy. Third-grade reading levels offer an important indicator of students’ academic trajectories and an opportunity for intervention with at-risk children […]

Quapaw Quarter UMC carries the light outside of the sanctuary

written by Harold Hughes, Quapaw Quarter UMC On Saturday, February 18, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in Little Rock participated for the first time in the SoMardi Gras parade – South on Main’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. This year’s theme was Superheroes and Supervillians, and we brought along OUR superhero, Big Jesus. In the middle […]

Newport First UMC Accepts Call for a Healthy Community

Newport First UMC has joined with health professionals and other local churches in an effort to reduce the area’s onslaught of diabetes. The new ministry, Jackson County Wellness and Screening, is aided by Unity Health – Newport Hospital; Jackson County Health Department; Jackson County Cooperative Extension; Newport schools; Summit Health care, and people from a […]

Vilonia UMC Youth Host Valentine’s Celebration

Each year the Vilonia UMC youth host Valentine’s dinner to raise funds for their mission trips and conference youth events. Students are not asked to pay to attend these trips. Instead, the students hold a few churchwide fundraisers each year, and this is one of them. This is the first time in three years that […]