Karen Swales

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2016 Confirmation Camp!

  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM (CST) Camp Tanako in Hot Springs Cost:  $45 Register at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/confirmation-camp-tickets-19937200704 Registration deadline is February 15, 2016 ~~~ Confirmation Camps are perfect for churches of any size.  If your church has a long-term confirmation program, Confirmation Camp can serve as …

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VBS Mini-Grants

Apply NOW for a VBS mini-grant to help fund this summer’s VBS! Go to:  http://goo.gl/forms/lKD4Sm7a1R  

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During the month of January, 2016, United Methodist churches in Arkansas will be getting serious about Spiritual Revival!  Focus in worship and in Sunday school center on how revival is unconditional, transformational and invitational.  Click the image above to access resources for worship, small groups and children and youth Sunday school classes. ALSO Experience personal …

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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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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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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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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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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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200,000 !

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

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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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