Ernest W. Grilk Bible Lecture Series: Highlands UMC

Professor Jeremy Hyman will be the next guest lecturer in the Ernest W. Grilk Bible Lecture Series. His lecture will take place at Highlands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista on March 5 at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Professor Hyman is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His primary […]

An open invitation from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

RE:  2023 OIMC Immersion Experience, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference We are looking forward to hosting our Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC) Immersion, March 8-12, 2023.  The experience provides history, context, and unique perspectives on Native peoples in The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and our involvement with The United Methodist Church.  In addition, our Native communities proudly share our […]

First Black President Elected for the Arkansas Conference United Women in Faith

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., January 17, 2023 – Maybelline Strong, of Little Rock, was recently elected to serve as the first Black president of the United Women in Faith for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Strong has previously served as the communications secretary for her local United Women in Faith unit, the Committee on Nominations […]

Staffing Update for the Northwest District

Friends,                                                                        Our good friend, Karen Anderson, has submitted her resignation letter to the Northwest District Office, effective February 16, 2023, to take on a new full-time position in the NWA area.  Karen joined the Northwest District staff in August 2020 as DCOM Registrar and Director of Lay Servant Ministries.  Karen’s love for equipping disciples made […]

Announcement of In-Person Annual Conference Session – Saturday, May 13, 2023

Bishop Laura Merrill, with concurrence of the District Superintendents and in accordance with ¶603.5 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, has called a Special In-Person Session of the Arkansas Annual Conference to be held in Horner Hall at the Hot Springs Convention Center on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10:00 am […]

Recap of Respite 2023

Written by Amy Shores On the weekend of January 13-15, young adults from around the state gathered for the inaugural “Respite” weekend. Held at Mount Eagle Conference Center and sponsored by the Mount Eagle Program Committee, with support from the ARUMC Culture of Calling office, the vision for this weekend was to be a time […]

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 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 […]