The Arkansas United Methodist is the twice-monthly newsletter of the Arkansas Conference that reaches more than 5,000 Arkansas Methodists across our state. Every other week, you’ll receive a newsletter in your inbox packed full of stories from around the Conference, and commentaries from the Bishop, the AUM Editor, clergy, laity and more!

Our goal is to bring hope and inspiration through stories of discipleship. Join us as we share the Good News!

The Best Little Thrift Store You’ve Never Heard Of

The Best Little Thrift Store You’ve Never Heard Of

At some point in your life, you have probably heard the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." And if you have ever visited a thrift store, then you know that is, in fact, true. If you have stopped by Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in the last...

Rev. Troy Conrad Speaks on Racism Through History

The Malvern Historical Society, with a grant from the state of Arkansas, recently presented a forum about racism through history. The forum was held on the 100th-anniversary date of the lynching of Malvern resident John Henry Harrison in 1922. Harrison, a black man,...

Bryan Diffee’s Puppet Ministry

Bryan Diffee’s Puppet Ministry

What began as an elementary school passion has morphed into a ministry for Rev. Bryan Diffee, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Monticello. “I first became interested in puppetry and ventriloquism at the age of 8 when I would watch Edgar Bergen, Willie...

Rogers FUMC Celebrates National Pet Month

Rogers FUMC Celebrates National Pet Month

In honor of National Pet Month, First United Methodist Church of Rogers hosted a ribbon-cutting for the city’s Little Free Pet Pantry. “The celebration of the little free pet pantry was a delightful surprise movement from the Spirit,” said Reverend Kjorlaug of the...

Rev. Jim Cross Leads 10th annual IMPACT event

Rev. Jim Cross Leads 10th annual IMPACT event

Listening to the radio ten years ago, Rev. Jim Cross heard a story about a man riding a horse across the country to raise money for a charity. “Maybe I can do something like that with my walk,” Rev. Cross thought. For the past ten years, Rev. Cross, who pastors...

It’s Time for Camp!

It’s Time for Camp!

With Arkansas being called The Natural State, it’s only natural that the Arkansas United Methodist Church would offer opportunities for members of the faith community to spend time outdoors and grow closer to God. There are four United Methodist camps and retreats in...

Surprise, I Got You!

Surprise, I Got You!

One of my daughter’s favorite activities is to crawl into our bed in the morning, hide under the sheets, and surprise my wife while she is getting ready. Often, I’ll still be in bed, and she’ll say, “Daddy, hide me so I can surprise mom.” So, we work together in...

FUMC Sheridan Brings Last Supper to Life

FUMC Sheridan Brings Last Supper to Life

In a spectacular Holy Week drama, thirteen men of the First United Methodist Church in Sheridan portrayed Jesus and the twelve disciples as they appear in the 1494-98 Leonardo Da Vinci painting of the “Last Supper.” One by one, the disciples captured the tension of...

ARUMC Center for Communication Receives Awards and Nominations

Each year, the United Methodist Association of Communicators invites general agencies, annual conferences, and local churches to submit their very best work to be evaluated by a panel of judges. The contest recognizes excellence in print publications, digital...

Serving Soup and Connection in Grady

Serving Soup and Connection in Grady

Grady United Methodist Church, in the Southeast district, has recently started Soup Tuesdays, a feeding ministry in which church members gather every second and last Tuesday of the month to feed the food insecure in their small community. “It is take-out only at this...