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.

Discipleship is Always Personal

The heart of our work in the Arkansas Annual Conference is to “create vital congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped and sent to transform lives, communities and the world.” In other words, we’re all about discipleship....

When Communities Come Together

This past month has really gotten me thinking about the importance of community. As many of you are aware, Arkansas was hit with a number of natural disasters in June: from the Arkansas River flooding that displaced thousands of people to heavy rains, high winds, and...

Hope UMC Holds Ecumenical VBS

The definition of ecumenical is promoting or relating to unity among the world’s Christian churches. Rose Gagon is doing precisely that at First United Methodist Church in Hope for the second summer in a row! In 2017, Rose met the new Baptist pastor of First Baptist...

Mission u Gears up for Four Days of Fellowship, Fun

Mission u is a chance for United Methodist women and girls throughout the state of Arkansas to come together and study important issues affecting society, and this year’s Mission u will cover topics like radical discipleship, 150 years of United Methodist Women’s...

One planet, one chance to get it right

I’ve been thinking a lot about our planet lately. Not in a spacey kind of way, imagining the stars and planets and the endless wonder of the cosmos (although, that is something that takes up a lot of room in my brain as well). When I think about the planet these days,...

Lucie’s Place Finds New Life in Historic Building

In 2014, First United Methodist Church Little Rock purchased the property at 307 W. Seventh St. At the time, the building was severely dilapidated – the structure was abandoned for several years after its last tenant moved out – and in serious need of interior and...

Can We Affirm A Common Core?

The “Common Core” refers to an often controversial set of state standards for education that was enacted a few years ago and is still supported in most states. The Common Core is knowledge that students should know by the end of a particular grade. The goal for the...

UMFA Hosts Endowment Seminar

On April 30, clergy and laity gathered in the Lusk Training Center of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas to hear from UMFA staff and Rev. Dr. Jim Bankston, retired pastor from St. Paul’s UM Church, Houston, Texas. The seminar focused on endowment fund...