Karen Swales

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Oct 15

Save the Date!

         January 26-27, 2018 Philander Smith College – Little Rock, AR Featured Speaker Melanie Gordon – Director, Ministry with Children Leadership Ministries – Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church More information at: kidz.arumc.org   Save Save

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Oct 02

Las Vegas Shooting – Resources for Children and Families

Catastrophic/Mass Violence Resources To support families and community members impacted by the #LasVegas shooting NCTSN has compiled a list of resources located here http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/terrorism. The list includes fact sheets on traumatic grief, tips on how to talk to children about the shooting and tips on media coverage. Talking to Children about Tragedies and Other News …

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Jul 09

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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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 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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