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!

Hope First UMC Offers Mental Health Coaching Through Online Training Program

Hope First UMC Offers Mental Health Coaching Through Online Training Program

Mental health has become an important facet of a person’s overall well-being, even more so as the world continues the slow recovery from the last year of pandemic isolation.

That is one of the reasons why Hope First United Methodist Church has made an effort this year to assist their church and community with its mental health needs by providing mental health counseling to anyone who needs it.

The Water Is Wide and DeepWesleyan Small Groups Serve as a Tool for Deeper Engagement

The Water Is Wide and Deep
Wesleyan Small Groups Serve as a Tool for Deeper Engagement

I can’t name a specific moment when I began to take seriously the question, “Am I brave enough to say this out loud and over coffee with a friend or colleague, just as I am to post it on Instagram?”

Like many of us, I continue to learn all the time about how to navigate the weird and connecting world that is social media.

Easter Conversations With Kids

Easter Conversations With Kids

Hopefully, you have had a thoughtful Lenten season with your family. As Holy Week and Easter quickly approach, adults who have children in their life may receive some questions from children that cause them to pause before answering. Jesus’ death and resurrection can create some pretty big questions for anyone.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Photo by Pablo García Saldaña on UnsplashThe United Methodist Church has been filled with people who have significant disagreements for decades about how to involve LGBTQIA+ individuals in the life of the church. The first time the denomination addressed the matter...

Women Have Shaped My Life

Women Have Shaped My Life

Photo by Jude Beck on UnsplashThis month, people from all over the world are celebrating the many inspirational and powerful women who have shaped their lives. March is Women’s History Month, and just like Black History Month before it, we shouldn’t only celebrate it...