Karen Swales

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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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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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…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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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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200,000 Reasons!

There are three upcoming opportunities for your church to get involved in the 200,000 Reasons Initiative to Fight Childhood Hunger in Arkansas. You will also get to experience the wonderful environments provided by three of our camps: Bear Creek, Shoal Creek and Wayland Spring.  200,000 Reasons is a three-year initiative adopted by the United Methodists …

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Continuing Ed. Opportunities for Children’s Ministry Leaders

Looking for continuing education opportunities for children’s ministry leaders? Click on the picture above for a chronological list of conferences around the country specifically for people who work with children in local congregations.  

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IMPORTANT Safe Sanctuary Updates

IMPORTANT  UPDATES! There are two updates to Arkansas law regarding mandated reporting of child abuse. 1) The law has been expanded to add to the mandatory reporter list “anyone who is performing his or her employment duties with a non profit (which would, of course, include a church) and 2) We cannot require anyone to …

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Family Lenten Resource Links

Looking for some fresh ideas for children and families for Lent? Click on the picture above for lots of links to activities, curriculum, videos and more!

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Mt. Sequoyah Summer Camps for Kids

Click the blue link  for a PDF version of this flyer.   Mt. Sequoyah Summer Camps My Sequoyah is our Jurisdictional Conference and Retreat Center located at Fayetteville, Arkansas.  This summer, they will be offering a wide variety of camps and activities for kids of all ages.  For more information, go to:  http://mountsequoyah.org/portfolio-type/summer-camps/  

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Destination: Mission! Spring Break Trip

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:30 PM – Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CDT) Asbury UMC, Little Rock, Arkansas Cost:  $30 to $150 Register at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-destination-mission-individual-registrations-tickets-19399120291 ~~~ Destination Mission is a division of the Arkansas Conference Council on Children’s Ministries of the United Methodist Church.  It provides mission opportunities for service for 3rd …

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