Mission U 2017
Mission u, an annual event sponsored by the Arkansas United Methodist Women will be held on the campus of the U of O this summer July 26-29. This is a wonderful event that is NOT just for women. Men, youth, and children are also invited, but children do have to come with an adult. Mission u offers classes on topics covering three themes: spiritual growth, social issues, and geographic studies. Each adult takes two studies taught by well-trained teachers. This year everyone will take a study entitled Living as a Covenant Community. Besides this, each participant can decide between a study on Mission Conferences of the U.S. or one on Climate Justice. The youth and children will study the mission conferences. Other Mission u events include: •Worship & singing •Interest Groups around current issues •Audiovisual presentations •Fellowship events
The deadline for scholarships is June 27th. Registration deadline is July 10th. We are very fortunate again this year because we can either live on campus or stay at home and go to campus for the events. Please go to http://armissionu.weebly.com/ for more information and to register for Mission u. You will certainly "learn together for the transformation of the world!" For more information, contact Julia Frost 979-8963.
Stories in the Park
Don’t forget this new ministry! Contact Colleen Rodonski or Amy White for more information.
Praying Our Way Forward
Bishop Gary Mueller has said, “The United Methodists of Arkansas are a people of prayer." He and the other bishops of our denomination have called upon the United Methodist Church to be involved in a worldwide, 75-week time of focused prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and for the ongoing work of the Commission on a Way Forward. Each Annual Conference has their own week in this process. This week is the Arkansas Conference’s opportunity to be engaged in "Praying Our Way Forward." We will have a special time of prayer in each worship service this morning. In addition, you are invited to be a part of a 24-hour prayer vigil by the Northwest District on Tuesday, July 18. You are encouraged to visit www.arumc.org and click on the "Praying Our Way Forward" tab to commit to specific times and dates to pray.
New Church Directory
Questions and Concerns About Our New Online Church Directory
*The ONLY difference between this and the printed directory is
that, after you set up your own account with username and password, you can have
access at any time on any of your personal electronic devises.
*This online directory is embedded in the church’s congregational and accounting software and we assure you, it is NOT accessible to anyone outside of our church.
* You will have a current Church Directory available to you at all times and you won’t have to wait for a printed directory.
* Your personal information in the online directory will be identical to the printed one, i.e., your name, addresses, phone numbers and picture is all that will be in the online directory.
*You will have direct access to view your contributions. No one else will be able to see your contributions.
*The permission you give for your information to be available online is for others to be able to see your contact information and nothing else. Your permission doesn’t mean that you automatically have access; you must set up your own personal account before you can do this. The church office will be available to assist you with this.
Combined Service July 30
Sunday, July 30 will be a combined service, a “Christmas in July” celebration with dedication of the new Chrismons. A potluck meal will follow. We are asking that those whose last names begin with “A” through “M” bring a vegetable. If your last name begins with “N” through “Z” please bring a salad. The church will provide the meat & dessert. We will be having hamburgers, & hotdogs. Please have your sides go along with these main items. For the youth and children there will be bouncy houses and activities. They will be set up immediately following the combined church service.
Created By God
On Saturday, August 26, we will be hosting a “Created by God” workshop for our youth in grades 8-12. Some topics to be discussed will be dating issues, peer pressures, handling uncomfortable situations, etc. Please mark this date on your calendar.
Pastor-led Summer Study – “Restored”
Bro. Larry will continue this 6-week study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There will be two sessions each week – one on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 and one on Wednesdays at noon. Each session will last about 90 minutes. Books are available for $8.00. Please contact the church office if you will be attending either session.
The United Methodist Youth (UMY) would like to thank everyone who has so graciously made, or provided, the delicious food and scrumptious desserts for our meetings on Sunday nights. Your service and dedication to our youth is greatly appreciated!!! If you have not been able to participate in providing a meal for UMY and would like to, just contact the church office.
Youth Assembly At Hendrix College
Any Jr. or Sr. high youth interested in attending Jr. or Sr. High Assembly at Hendrix College in Conway, July 24-28, will need to register online at accym.org. Early bird registration cost is $185 and ends July 3. Cost then increases to $200. You may contact Ramanda Chappell for more information, 479-754-8404.