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.

2 Arkansans Serve the World as Global Mission Fellows

Andrew Fleming (front left) and Tony Elkins (back left) share a meal together with two others. Andrew and Anthony are Arkansas Methodists serving the world in different mission areas as Global Mission Fellows. || Photo provided by Andrew FlemingShortly after...

Q&A w/ Von Unruh

This winter quarter, the Adult Bible Studies curriculum, used in UM Sunday School classrooms across the U.S., was co-written by two people with Arkansas connections. Rev. Dr. Michelle J. Morris, writer of the student book, here interviews Rev. Dr. Von Unruh, writer of...

The Holy Spirit Gets Busy at Beyond 2020

When I was a full-time Children’s Minister, I often felt that my job looked like simply event planning, but in reality, I was creating a space for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of the people who took part in the event. As your ARUMC Conference Coordinator of...

Anything Made by Man Will Break

“Anything made by man will break.” These were the wise words of Mr. Jemison. I can’t say that he was wrong, but at the time all I wanted to know was why the air conditioner wasn’t working. I wish he hadn’t been so prophetic when it came to the heat and air in our...

Finding Strength in Our Connectionalism

This month’s stories have made me realize how important our denomination’s connectionalism really is. If you don’t know what connectionalism is -- I’m not being snarky, I didn’t know either until I started working in the conference office -- it is a significant piece...

Veritas 2020 Explores “United” Theme

Veritas 2020 will be held on Feb. 28 through March 1 in Rogers, Arkansas at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Veritas is a unique experience that is put on by the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministry which gathers more than 1,400 youth and their leaders...

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

If you have breath in your lungs, you have the ability to grieve. While that may seem like a thickheaded statement, many think children don’t or can’t grieve like older kids or adults do. However, children feel grief with the same degree of intensity they do...