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Name: Karen Swales
Date registered: April 10, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Mission: CUBA! The Mission Expanded — June 22, 2017
  2. Updated! Continuing Education Opportunities — May 16, 2017
  3. Children’s Ministry Job Openings — May 16, 2017
  4. “Santuarios Seguros” Now Available! — May 4, 2017
  5. (UM-VIM) Mission: Cuba! — April 9, 2017

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Jun 22

Mission: CUBA! The Mission Expanded

          Q.  Where in the world is the Methodist church experiencing some of the the fastest church growth? If you answered CUBA, you are correct! Surprised?  Did you know that Arkansas has has a missional presence in Cuba for many years?  To find out more, check out the following pages on …

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May 16

Updated! Continuing Education Opportunities

Looking for some fresh ideas? Check out this newly updated list of national conferences that specialize in children’s ministry. CLICK HERE

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May 16

Children’s Ministry Job Openings

Rogers, Arkansas – Part Time Do Children’s Ministry in one of the top five regions in America–Northwest Arkansas! At First United Methodist in Historic Downtown Rogers, Arkansas, a young-spirited congregation of 800 members is seeking to employ a Director of Ministries to Families with Children. With nearly 100 children ages birth through 5th grade, there …

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May 04

“Santuarios Seguros” Now Available!

                    THE go-to reference book for Safe Sanctuaries by Joy Melton is now available in Spanish!  This, in addition to the Arkansas Safe Sanctuary Guidelines book, available from the Conference office, are two must-have Safe Sanctuary resources for congregations involved with Hispanic Ministries in Arkansas. Newly …

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Apr 09

(UM-VIM) Mission: Cuba!

We are now accepting applications to SERVE the growing Methodist Church in Cuba! June 30- July 8, 2017 Visit, worship with and experience the Cuban Methodist Revival in the 2000+ member Catedral de Holguin. What will we be doing? In addition to assisting with morning Bible School with 150 students, the team will witness the …

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Apr 09

Inclusion Works!

Inclusion Works! is a  2-Day Conference for educators and faith communities promoting inclusion and valued social roles in school, work, and congregational settings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. June 23-24, 2017 Pulaski Heights UMC – Little Rock, AR Day 1: Friday, June 23, 2017 Friendship Matters:  Supporting Inclusion, Relationships, and Belonging For Students …

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Mar 27

Summer Camp Grants for Children with ASD!

Announcing the 2017 AAROC Summer Camp Grants The Arkansas Autism Resource & Outreach Center (AAROC) is announcing a grant opportunity for organizations that wish to include a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), age birth to 18 years, in an inclusive summer program or camp setting. In order to qualify, the summer program must be …

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Mar 27

Camp Healing Hearts – Grief Camp for Children

  Camp Healing Hearts helps children address grief and sadness following the loss of a loved one Camp Healing Hearts, a free overnight grief camp for children age 5-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one, will be held May 19-20 in Little Rock. Registration deadline is May 1. Held at Camp Aldersgate, …

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Mar 16

…and the winner is…

Congratulations Cindy Burns!     Cindy is the recipient of the 2017 Mary and Ira Brumley award for Religious Education! Cindy has been a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church since relocating to Little Rock in Sept. 1985 and has been on staff at PHUMC since June 2000.  She has worked in areas of …

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Feb 13

New Ideas for Lent!

Looking for some new ideas for observing Lent with children?  Check out these resources! Family Faith Formation – Seasonal Lenten Resources (with emphasis on United Methodist Resources) http://kidz.arumc.org/family-faith-formation/seasonal-resources-lent/ Lenten Ideas on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/kidzarumc/lent-holy-week/

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