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.

ARUMC, UMCOR Announce 2020 Disaster Response Academy

Disaster Response and Christian Aid Ministries partnered to build a home in Bergman after a Boone county tornado destroyed it. United Methodist volunteers are helping to finish the interior of the home. || Photo provided by Janice MannChristain Aid Ministries partners...

Across Generations

Children’s ministry can sometimes be thought of as a ministry ONLY for those parents raising young children to serve. It is a great misconception and one that leaves out so much love and experience that intergenerational volunteers who are done raising young children...

Feeding from the Depths

I’m not sure I’d be a minister today if it weren’t for church potlucks. There is something about the gelatinous salads, mac and cheese, quirky cupboard serving bowls and potluck conversation that nourishes the soul. I think Jesus knew what he was doing when he told us...

Q&A w/ Danielle Adkisson
Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Danielle Adkisson, Executive Assistant to the BishopTell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous jobs, etc. I’m originally from Sherwood and graduated high school from Sylvan Hills. I received my degree in...

A Little Corny, A Lot of Fun

Last month, The Arkansas Conference had a booth at the 6th annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival, a celebration of all things corny, that took place on Oct. 26 in the South Main neighborhood, one of the funkiest and fasting growing neighborhoods in Little Rock. A few...

Advent Sparks Light at Methodist Family Health

I have a pretty unpopular opinion. Unlike what feels like 95% of the population, Christmas is not my favorite holiday. I’m more of an Easter kind of girl. Give me spring, give me pastels and coconut candy and dyed eggs, not to mention the joyous and triumphant...

Conference Hopes to Launch Leaders Forward in Vision, Action

Arkansas Launch 2.0 attendees (L to R): Rev. J. Wayne Clark, Emily Autry, Rev. Patti Butler, Kay Kotan, Rev. Jana Green, Rev. Roy Beth Kelley, Trevor Hardcastle, Rev. Natasha Murray, Rev. Annie Lankford, Rev. Andrea Cummings, David Martin, Rev. Will Choate, Rev. JJ...