Karen Swales

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Quest is calling YOU!

Quest is coming soon…and very soon. Will you be there? . What a great opportunity awaits for your congregation’s 3rd-5th graders and their leaders! Quest is a brand new outreach from the Arkansas Conference Council on Children’s Ministry designed especially for tweens to begin forming a “culture of calling” within your local congregation. Quest promises …

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FREE! Lisa from Stuttgart has a bunch of VBS kits she’d like to give away. She has the following kits available: ….Group-Fiesta …..Kingdom Rock …..Weird Animals …..Crocodile Dock …..Panda Mania …..Avalanche Ranch …..Lava, Lava Island If you’re interested, contact Lisa at   lhenderson61@hotmail.com or   call the Stuttgart church office at 870-673-1131. THANK YOU for sharing, …

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Summer Children’s Ministry Intern Needed!

Do you know anyone in need of a summer internship that has a heart for God & kids?  St. James UMC in LR is searching for that person! Interested?  Message Sean Dunbar on Facebook or email him at  childdir@stjames-umc.org

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Mission: Cuba! (Summer 2018)

        Come join us this summer for Mission: Cuba! We are now accepting applications for the adult mission team who will be ministering to children and their families in Holguin, Cuba in late July.  The team will be assisting with Holguin’s Methodist Church VBS as well as  joining them in daily activities and worship. Click …

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2018 Beyond Resources

Did you attend the 2018 Beyond children’s ministry leadership conference? OR Did you want to attend but couldn’t fit it into your schedule? Copies of all handouts, PowerPoint presentations and links to all resources are now availabe in one convenient place on this website for you to use and share.   Click HERE to go there!

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Interfaith Friendship Camp

Check out our new Interfaith Friendship Camp page!  Click HERE.   Friendship Camp is a week long day camp offered for 3rd to 6th grade children to build                         friendships and understanding between children of diverse faiths.    

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Stuck? Need new ideas, old curriculum, answers, advice or a shoulder to cry on?  Click on the “ghostbusters” graphic above to find contact information for your District Children’s Coordinator.  This is a person living close to you who has been selected based on his or her experience and leadership abilities to serve as a consultant …

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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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“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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(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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