Karen Swales

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Oct 19

Save the Date: Beyond 2016

Beyond 2016 Children’s Ministry Leadership Conference will be held January 28-30, 2016 at Camp Tanako in Hot Springs.  This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tanya Eustace from Discipleship Ministries in Nashville.  Arkansas Bishop Gary Mueller will be the featured speaker and communion celebrant at the Friday evening (January 29th) service of worship.  Make …

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Oct 19

2016 Destination: Mission Dates Announced

Plan ahead for this great hands-on mission experience for 3rd-6th graders! Spring Break – March 20-23 in Little Rock Summer 1 – July 6-9 at Mt. Sequoyah Summer 2 – July 20-23 at Siloam Springs

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Oct 19

2015 Mission: Cuba!

Our Mission:Cuba web feature has expanded to TWO pages! One page highlights the land and culture of Cuba and the other shares some of the faith formation activities in which children are participating in a local United Methodist congregation. Check it out at this link. http://kidz.arumc.org/2015-mission-cuba/2-2-2/ Note: Nechi, our missionary to Cuba, has been very …

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Aug 31

Plan Ahead for Children’s Sabbath!

How Long Must I Cry for Help? Bending the Arc Toward God’s Vision of Justice for Children Resources for the 2015 observance of Children’s Sabbath are now available! Children’s Sabbath is an ecumenically celebrated weekend committed to educating the congregation about the state of today’s children and families in America. Children provide leadership through music …

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Aug 31

Scholarship Recipients Announced!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following recipients of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas (UMFA) scholarship to attend the national Children’s Ministry Forum in Little Rock November 17-19, 2015. Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries (formerly GBOD), the Large Church Initiative, and the United Methodist Publishing House, this event offers opportunities for worship, spiritual renewal, continuing education, fellowship, networking, …

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Jun 17

200,000 !

    Want a reason to fight childhood hunger? Arkansas has 200,000 of them! Check it out at HERE      

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Jun 13

Rock On!

Rock On is the hottest KidMin event for leaders to come to the region this fall! Check it out at:  http://kidz.arumc.org/rock-on-november-17-19-2015/

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May 25

That’ll never happen HERE!

Statistically speaking, 1/4 girls and 1/6 boys will have been sexually abused by the time they are 18**. Yes, this even happens in good, upstanding Christian families; families like mine and yours and the ones sitting beside you in the pew every Sunday morning. This is all the more reason for us to be diligent …

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May 15

Destination: Mission!

Destination: Mission is a division of the Arkansas Conference Council on Children’s Ministry and provides service opportunities for upper elementary and middle school children and youth.  Please review the information below and see which camp your church will attend this summer.  You can follow along at facebook.com/destination.mission. Questions?  Email Denni Palmer at denni.palmer@mountsequoyah.org.     …

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Apr 23

Christian Home Month Resources

2015 Christian Home Month: Families Called to Justice Every year United Methodist churches are urged to observe the celebration of the Christian Home. Although Christian Home Month is typically celebrated during the month of May, congregations may choose any month of the year to focus on the Christian home and its key role as a …

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