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.

Worship for All at Jacksonville First UMC

The staff at Jacksonville First UMC plan out the intergenerational worship service. || Photo provided by Stephanie DunnA member at Jacksonville First traces the finger labyrinth during the intergenerational worship service. || Photo provided by Stephanie DunnA child...

Why the Church Should Talk About Mental Health

As someone who has grown up in the Church and struggles with mental illness, I can tell you that it has not always been easy to talk about. We have been taught to enter the Church doors with a smile on our face and pretend that everything is okay. It seems ironic to...

Group Home Growth Because of Donors, Supporters

Methodist Family Health’s therapeutic group homes are the foundation on which the Methodist Family Health continuum of care was built. Many may be familiar with our homes around the state as our organization began in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage. Caring...

What If?

I have a confession to make. At times - probably too much of the time - I feel trapped in the worst of “church world.” I guess it just goes with the territory of being a bishop, but it often seems as if all I hear is bickering about matters of human sexuality,...