Arkansas United Methodist

The Arkansas United Methodist is the monthly publication of the Arkansas Conference, designed to bring the good news of the faith and witness of United Methodists across our state.

20,000 Miles and Counting
Part 1: The Center for Communication

Over the last 21 months, I have had the great pleasure of traveling around the state to visit with people from our Arkansas United Methodist churches. I have learned much from church leaders and church members. I have also had the opportunity to listen to and learn...

Q&A w/ Byron and Janice Mann

Byron and Janice MannHow did you two get started volunteering with Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission? Our local church. Two things led us down the VIM/DR path: A mission trip to Mexico (where we got hooked on missions) and our church becoming a Red Cross...

A Missional Community Movement

Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment...

Sowing the Fruit of the Spirit

Can you imagine what your life would be like if your mother was addicted to drugs, your father was abusive to you before leaving your family altogether, and you were never certain if you would eat that day or the next? Can you imagine how you would behave? While not...

Hope for Healing

As 2019 seems to leave just as quickly as it arrived, I’m left thinking about everything that took place this year and what will inevitably occur in 2020. This past year was a rough one for many of us in the United Methodist Church. Of course, everyone knows what...

It’s Still About Your Church

I am ready to admit something I’ve been in denial about for a long time. Even though I’ve invested a great deal of blood, sweat and tears trying, I simply cannot fix what’s broken in the United Methodist Church. I can’t fix the polarization that now imprisons us. I...

FUMC Springdale Renovates 80-Year-Old Chapel for Modern Use

The Chancel Choir led by the Rev. Danny Reding, Associate Pastor for Worship Ministries, performed for the Chapel dedication.. || Photo by Lori KrieThe trio of windows in the balcony of the chapel are original to the building. They were created by Jacoby Art Glass in...