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Beyond 2021 Moves OnlineConference Will Focus on Dismantling Racism

Beyond 2021 Moves Online
Conference Will Focus on Dismantling Racism

Next year's Beyond Conference will take place entirely online, Jan. 22 - 23, 2021. The two-day event will focus on the Arkansas Conference's mission of dismantling racism in our church and society, with the Bible verse Micah 6:8 as the main biblical focus. The Beyond...

Everything Counts

Everything Counts

“The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.”As we begin the arduous process of navigating the issues that have consumed the landscape of this...

St. Paul Pastor Publishes Humorous Advent Play, Magi in Advent

St. Paul Pastor Publishes Humorous Advent Play, Magi in Advent

The Rev. Mark Waynick, a deacon at St. Paul UMC in Fort Smith who has served his church for more than 30 years, can now add another accomplishment to his list: published author. Waynick’s new skit series has been published by Christian Publishers, a publishing company...

Nurturing Growth

Nurturing Growth

I’ve recently gotten into gardening and taking care of indoor plants. It was sort of something that happened by accident -- as I’m sure every person who develops this hobby can relate -- where my wife and I were given plants by friends and family or casually shopped...

Q&A w/ Rev. Todd LovellPastor at The Vine of Northwest Arkansas

Q&A w/ Rev. Todd Lovell
Pastor at The Vine of Northwest Arkansas

What is the mission of The Vine of NWA? The mission of The Vine of NWA is “to live lives of holy purpose by loving God, loving others, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.” This mission has gone through several iterations and is continually being refined as I meet...

A Thanksgiving Pivot

A Thanksgiving Pivot

2020 has been such a train wreck that any words I write will fail to communicate what it’s been like. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions, killed hundreds of thousands, and is surging. Life has been turned upside down, the economy is in freefall, and families...

Methodist Family Health Seeks Secret Santas

Methodist Family Health Seeks Secret Santas

The holidays are upon us, and even in the midst of the restrictions that come with the pandemic, Methodist Family Health is still committed to our mission of providing the best possible care to those who need our help. For us this season of giving, this means making...