By Amy Anderson, Northwest Arkansas Development Officer

Vernon McDaniel is a lifelong Methodist born and raised in Ozark, AR. Well, technically, he was born in Fort Smith because that was the closest hospital at the time. But not only has he lived in Ozark for most of his life, but he has also continued to give back to the community he loves.

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By Rev. J. Wayne Clark, President & CEO

As Christians and people of faith, we believe in a life after our earthly life. We sing about it, pray about it, hear sermons about it, and read about it. It is the afterlife, and faithful people place their hope in it. We do a good deal of talking, thinking, and praying about it, but we don’t do a good job planning for it.

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The annual Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning offers a wide range of theological mini-courses for laypersons, community leaders and clergy. Somewhere between seminary and Sunday School, Summit leverages the rich learning community of Perkins School of Theology to provide a unique, self-paced experience in theological education—for the church and world.

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The Foundation hosted the 10th annual Arkansas United Methodist Lawyers Conference on September 15, 2022, at Pulaski Heights UMC in Little Rock. The legal education event is free to Arkansas Methodist attorneys and covers subjects relevant to their work representing churches and congregations.

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There was a lot to celebrate at our 2022 Bishops’ Club Luncheon! The theme of spring, planting seeds, and new life was palpable during our May 13 gathering at Highland Valley United Methodist Church in Little Rock. A record attendance crowd heard from featured speaker Ellis Arnold, President of Hendrix College; had the opportunity to visit with several grant recipients; and were introduced to over a dozen of our Seminary Scholarship recipients.

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