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!

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on UnsplashThe United Methodist Church has been filled with people who have significant disagreements for decades about how to involve LGBTQIA+ individuals in the life of the church. The first time the denomination addressed the matter...

Women Have Shaped My Life

Women Have Shaped My Life

Photo by Jude Beck on UnsplashThis month, people from all over the world are celebrating the many inspirational and powerful women who have shaped their lives. March is Women’s History Month, and just like Black History Month before it, we shouldn’t only celebrate it...

My Journey

My Journey

Photo by Mantas Hesthaven on UnsplashAs we pause to review black history, let us remember the contribution that the Black church has made and is still making in our society. The Black church has always been the underpinning of our community. Out of our historical...

Lenten Faith Formation at your Fingertips

Lenten Faith Formation at your Fingertips

Photo by Eric Rothermel on UnsplashDuring the last year, we have worked hard to try new things and reach out to families in new and safe ways, during the pandemic. Thanks to technology, we have some new tools to do just that. I am not talking about a video or social...

Hot Springs First Opens Gym for People Seeking Shelter from Cold

Hot Springs First Opens Gym for People Seeking Shelter from Cold

The gym inside Hot Spring First's Christian Life Center has been setup as a temporary refuge for those seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures this week. Photo courtesy of Cindy English and Hot Springs First UMC.Arkansas is experiencing the biggest winter weather...

Intersectionality, Black Potentiality

Intersectionality, Black Potentiality

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on UnsplashBlack Power, Black Power, Black Power. These are words spoken to articulate a cultural reality. We have popularized its use as a political and racial slogan, because on June 16, 1966, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Stokely Carmichael used...