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!

Q&A w/ Kayla HardageExecutive Director of Camp Tanako

Q&A w/ Kayla Hardage
Executive Director of Camp Tanako

Kayla Hardage is the new Executive Director at Camp Tanako in Hot Springs. Hardage, who grew up in White Hall now lives and works at Camp Tanako full-time. In the last 10 years, she has worked for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. She took some...

New Stories to Tell

New Stories to Tell

It’s been a crazy...seven? Eight weeks? I’ve been doing the same thing for so long that, honestly, at this point time only exists in theory to me. COVID-19 has completely transformed the way Americans, and the world, go about our daily lives. But especially Americans....

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

What's next? That’s a question I’ve asked myself throughout my life, especially when I have reached major milestones. And like me, it’s probably a question you probably are asking right now as you think about what’s next for your church as it prepares to safely reopen...

Hendrix College Junior Competes on ‘Jeopardy!’A Q&A with Joe Coker

Hendrix College Junior Competes on ‘Jeopardy!’
A Q&A with Joe Coker

In early April, one of Arkansas’ own got the opportunity to compete on the popular TV trivia show “Jeopardy!” Joe Coker, a junior studying physics at Hendrix College in Conway and son of the Rev. Keith Coker, made it to the 2020 Jeopardy! College Championship,...

Fort Smith Ministry Spreads Joy Through Handcrafted Cards

Fort Smith Ministry Spreads Joy Through Handcrafted Cards

The Caring Through Cards Ministry meets every Wednesday night and handcrafts about 90 cards in one hour. There’s something special about getting a handmade card in the mail. Whether it’s wishing you a happy birthday, a family portrait during Christmas, a Get Well Soon...

Keep Listening, God is Still Speaking

Keep Listening, God is Still Speaking

Growing up in the church, Scripture has been an important voice in my life from my earliest memories. It first began with listening to stories from my storybook Bible, singing the words of songs, and exploring the Bible in Sunday school. These experiences ingrained...

Transformed by the Bible

Transformed by the Bible

“The Bible is just a book.” “The Bible is a historical document.” “The Bible is just a self-help guide and a collection of nice moral teachings.” Have you ever heard someone use those descriptions?  In contrast, I have seen pictures and videos of believers in...