March 4, 2021

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What to Read this Week

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Some of you are frustrated by yet another delay of General Conference because things have been unsettled for too long and you are ready to get it done and just move on. I understand this and respect your feelings. In fact, I feel that way myself some days.

However, I am seeing increasing numbers of signs that God is at work in the midst of this unexpectedly prolonged pause giving the people called Methodists around the world a new vision of what it means to be a spiritually revived and missionally alive global United Methodist church.

By Bishop Gary Mueller

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Following In Your Children’s Footsteps

Legacy clergy families are something that we’re quite used to in the church.

It’s not often that you hear about the parent of a clergy member deciding to follow in the footsteps of their child, but for Steve and Lauren DeLano, that’s exactly what happened.

By Caleb Hennington

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Women Have Shaped My Life

If many of us sit and think about it, it’s easy to recall names of women who have impacted our lives in profound and immeasurable ways.

As I think about the women who have impacted and shaped my own life, I realize that the women I admire the most come from both historical figures and the women closest to me in my family.

By Caleb Hennington

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Getting Shots Into People’s Arms

Oaklawn UMC Assists Its Community with Vaccine Sign-Ups

Oaklawn United Methodist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas found a simple way to work around the issue of getting elderly Arkansans signed up for vaccines by partnering with a local elderly aid organization and using their church building as a vaccine sign-up hub for their community.

By Caleb Hennington

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Timeline of Women in Methodism

March is Women’s History Month, and we are celebrating the many women in Methodist history who have shaped the formation of our denomination. Learn more about these powerful women from this helpful and informative timeline of great women in Methodism.


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General Conference Postponed Until 2022

The 2020 General Conference has been postponed once again due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally postponed until Aug. 26 - Sept. 7, 2021, the new date for the event will be Aug. 29 - Sept. 6, 2022.

By United Methodist News

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Read a Letter from Bishop Mueller

The Arkansas United Methodist: Living Our Faith is now The Arkansas United Methodist Newsletter. If you're looking for older copies of the digital magazines, you can find them at

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