2023 Arkansas Conference Local Pastor License School 

Dates for Session 1: April 21 (4 pm) to April 22 (12 pm) at Mount Eagle Session 1: The first session will be an introduction and orientation. You will be introduced toeach of the courses and have a chance to get to know and speak to each of your instructors. You will be able to ask face to […]

Conference Nominations Accepted NOW

The Conference Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the following Conference committees: Administrative Review Board of Church and Society (Central District representative) Committee on Communications Board of Discipleship Committee on Episcopacy Equitable Compensation Committee on Ethnic and Language Concerns (Southwest District representative) Council on Finance and Administration Board of Global Ministries Board of Higher Education […]

Safe Gatherings Update from Bishop Laura Merrill

 March 15, 2023 Greetings in Christ’s name! As you may remember, with an overwhelming 97% vote in June 2022, the Arkansas Annual Conference adopted a new policy to create a protective environment in our churches for children, youth, and vulnerable adults and the volunteers who work with them. The adoption of this policy replaced the […]

Bishop Merrill appoints Rev. Britt Skarda as interim pastor at Jonesboro First UMC

Bishop Laura Merrill has announced her intention to appoint Rev. Britt Skarda as interim pastor for Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, effective March 15 through June 30, 2023. “First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro has experienced great challenges in the past months, and I am grateful for Rev. Skarda’s willingness to serve at this time. […]

Get Up & Give during the Lenten Season

Now Organizations Can Give Back During the Lenten SeasonDuring the 14th Annual Get Up & Give Collection Drive LITTLE ROCK, AR (Feb. 7, 2023) – Methodist Family Health Foundation has a way for Arkansans to honor the Lenten season by contributing to our state’s children and families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and managing psychiatric, […]

Safe Gatherings Reminder

All appointed clergy or assigned lay supply and certified lay ministers must now be Safe Gatherings certified. Since the deadline to become Safe Gatherings certified for all appointed clergy and assigned laity was December 31, 2022, it is imperative that you complete this process as soon as possible if you have not. While the registration […]

Nominate someone who serves beyond the local church by March 17

This is an opportunity to nominate yourself or others who serve beyond their local church in District or Conference settings. This is an opportunity to connect across the state with other United Methodists! The Nominations Committee of the Arkansas Annual Conference works to identify persons with interest, gifts, and commitment to serve beyond the local […]

Bishop Laura Merrill Appoints Rev. Zach Roberts as Northeast District Superintendent

Wednesday, March 1, 2023: Bishop Laura Merrill has announced her intention to appoint Rev. Zach Roberts as superintendent of the Northeast District of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2023. Rev. Roberts is the current pastor of First United Methodist Church in Blytheville, where he has served nearly six years.  […]

Highland Valley UMC seeks support for Infant Care Ministry

Highland Valley UMC is seeking support for its Infant Care Ministry. This ministry provides parents with necessities for caring for their new babies. Ways to donateGive now – enter the amount you want to donate in the Infant Care Ministry option (located under the Special Offerings section)