Arkansas UM Clergywomen Spring Retreat 2022

All Arkansas Clergywomen are invited to a Spring Retreat! This will be a wonderful day led by Elaine Robinson Beattie! This event is sponsored by the generosity of the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas so there is no cost to participants but registration is required. “Today more than ever, it’s hard to create “balance.” Our lives […]

Bishops seek ruling on whether an annual conference can leave UMC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is requesting a declaratory decision from the Judicial Council on whether an annual conference can separate from the denomination under the provision of the Book of Discipline. During a special meeting COB held via Zoom and through electronic balloting, the bishops approved a […]

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Extends Scholarship Application Deadline

Nashville, TN – The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) has extended its scholarship application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year to March 15 after receiving several requests for more time to complete requirements during this challenging time. Students who are members of The United Methodist Church and planning to attend a United Methodist-related school, […]

United Methodists extend BSA charters through June 2022

United Methodist leaders have reached an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to extend existing UMC-sponsored Scouting charters through June 30, 2022 to provide for uninterrupted ministry with young people through Scouting. The charters were previously extended to March 31, 2022 as legal proceedings continue in the BSA’s bankruptcy case, particularly as the […]

Communications agency offers education assistance opportunities

Nashville, Tennessee – Two religious communication education assistance opportunities are being offered by United Methodist Communications, the denomination’s global communication agency. Eligible parties have until March 15th to submit their applications for 2022 scholarship and fellowship consideration. “We believe that communication is key to community. Diversity among these professionals is essential and one of the […]

Honor the Lenten Season by Contributing Necessities to Arkansas Children and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information, Contact Kelli Reep, 501-766-1260 or KReep@MethodistFamily.org Printable Brochure (PDF) Honor the Lenten Season by Contributing Necessities to Arkansas Children and Families LITTLE ROCK, AR (Feb. 1, 2022) – With the holidays behind us and the 40 days of Lent just ahead, Methodist Family Health Foundation has a way for […]

Steel-Hendrix Awards to Honor Four at March 14 Event

CONWAY, Ark. (January 25, 2022) – The 37th annual Steel-Hendrix Awards will honor four extraordinary church and community leaders on Monday, March 14: the Rev. Dr. Ulysses C. Washington, Mary Lewis Dassinger, Dr. Sara Tariq, and Lorrie McClure. Details of the celebration will be announced in February. Information about each Steel-Hendrix Award recipient follows: The […]

Wespath to offer “First Aid for Mental Health” sessions

The signs of someone struggling with mental health are often subtle, leaving many conditions undetected and therefore undiagnosed and untreated. It’s important to not only recognize these signs in ourselves but in our family, friends and colleagues so that we can give them the support they need when they need it. Recognizing this gap in […]

Soul Shop To Host Two Sessions In February

It’s estimated that one out of every two people in a given congregation has personally been affected by suicide. Soul Shop trains faith community leaders to offer support, hope and connection to those in their congregations. Co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Soul Shop equips participants with the resources and guidance they need […]