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!

Coffee, Connection in Columbia County

Coffee, Connection in Columbia County

Each Wednesday morning, the clergy in the Magnolia area gather for coffee in fellowship to support one another and pray. A few months ago, part of this coffee group discussed how they would like to join together for Holy Week. Once they visited with other pastors from...

Cherokee Village UMC: Both/And Ministry Success

Like many churches, Cherokee Village United Methodist Church did not have an active online presence prior to the pandemic. We used Facebook to post about special events, but we were limited to posting pictures with an occasional video. That all changed with the COVID...

Turning Tragedy Into Ministry

Turning Tragedy Into Ministry

Mary K. Meacham of Brinkley is the perfect example of how working through grief can bring benefits to thousands. After Mary’s son, Kyle, died in 2010 by suicide, she couldn’t imagine ever feeling happy again. Over time, she was able to turn her grief into constructive...

Tanako To-Go Announced

For more than seventy years, Camp Tanako, located on the banks of Lake Catherine in Hot Springs, has remained a timeless Methodist tradition. This year, the United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries awarded Tanako a $30,000...

Immerse Yourself in the Reality of the Resurrection

Immerse Yourself in the Reality of the Resurrection

We will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead this Sunday. I have no doubt there will be more people in sanctuaries worshiping than there have been since the beginning of Covid. Not only will most of them be able to tell you why Christians celebrate Easter, but...

Women’s History Month in the Arkansas Conference

March is Women’s History Month. The Arkansas Conference has a history in ministry recognizing women with gifts for being leading disciples. In this article, I will lift three names in the African American community: Theressa Hoover, Maxine Allen, and Edna Morgan....

Bentonville FUMC: Growing Through Hybrid Connection

Bentonville FUMC: Growing Through Hybrid Connection

In Jeremiah 32, we learn that while Jeremiah was in prison as the people of Israel were facing the Babylonian exile, Jeremiah bought a field in the territory of Benjamin. That did not make any sense! He just bought a field in a land that will be owned by another...

Join United Methodist Churches in Supporting UMCOR Sunday

Join United Methodist Churches in Supporting UMCOR Sunday

8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken.  We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. 9 We are hunted down, but God never abandons us.  We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going.”2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Sometimes we...

Vilonia UMC: Vision + Action + Reality!

Vilonia UMC: Vision + Action + Reality!

A muddy yard can be a hindrance for many reasons. In one case, however, it was the impetus for an Arkansas church to construct a wonderful new outdoor stage. During the height of the Covid pandemic, Vilonia United Methodist Church began offering outdoor worship...