Q&A with Bishop Laura Merrill

In November 2022, Bishop Laura Merrill was elected as a United Methodist Bishop and assigned to the Arkansas Annual Conference. She has recently moved to Arkansas and begun serving in her assignment, and she has plans to travel to meet as many clergy and laity as possible over the next few months.  So that you […]

Welcome to the refreshed ARUMC.org website!

In July of 2018, I had the honor and privilege of announcing a radically redesigned and reconstructed Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church website. This website consolidated many Conference websites into one, made it secure and mobile-friendly, and provided far more information than it ever had before. However, in the four and a half […]

Cabot United Methodist Church receives gift for debt and pastoral expenses

January 9, 2023: (Little Rock, AR) After the November 2022 Special Called Session of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church did not ratify the request to disaffiliate from Cabot United Methodist Church, and after the senior pastor and a part of their membership chose to withdraw from the United Methodist Church to begin a […]

Farewell letter from Bishop Gary Mueller

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! It has been quite a journey the last 10 years as I have had the privilege of walking with you in ministry. During this time, I have seen the Holy Spirit do amazing things in and through you. I […]

A Christmas Greeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again, we gather at the manger to ponder the mystery of the Incarnation, worship the Christ Child and regain our bearings in a world seemingly gone crazy. When we look at the faces of others who also have come to the manger, however, we make a startling discovery. […]

Bishop Appoints Interim Co-Superintendents to the Northeast District

Bishop Gary Mueller has announced the appointment of Rev. Phil Hathcock and Rev. Rodney Steele to serve as interim Superintendents and Mission Strategists for the Northeast District, effective January 1, 2023, and continuing through June 30, the end of this appointment year. This appointment has been made in consultation with Bishop Laura Merrill, incoming Arkansas […]

Information regarding Jonesboro First UMC

December 16, 2022 To the Arkansas Annual Conference: I am writing you with a heavy heart to update you concerning recent events at First United Methodist Church Jonesboro. The membership of First United Methodist Church Jonesboro was notified twice that a meeting for church members called by Rev. John Miles for December 15, 2022 was […]

Planting the Seeds: An Ethnic Young Adult Alum Reflection
Former ARUMC Intern and ImpactOK2 Resident in the Oklahoma Annual Conference ViaFaith McCollough is Recognized by the General Board of Church & Society

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” -Matthew 13:31-32 (NLT) The smallest seed can appear when you least expect it. […]

Hendrix College’s Candlelight Carol Services Dec. 1-4, 15-16; Tour Takes Choir to West Tennessee and Little Rock
Free reservations now open; Dec. 2 and 3 performances will be streamed live from Greene Chapel

CONWAY, Arkansas (November 21, 2022) – For nearly 60 years, the Hendrix College Choir’s Candlelight Carol Service has marked the start of the holiday season for many in Arkansas and the broader Hendrix community. The 2022 Candlelight Carol Services continue this beloved tradition while also introducing new music to those who attend. Services in Greene […]