• Register for convention

Amber Carswell’s Ordination

Monday, October 6th, 2014

The Rev. Amber Carswell was ordained as a priest last Saturday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jonesboro, Ark.

A Mother’s Reflection on Suicide

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Submitted by The Rev. Bean Murray The recent tragic high profile death of the beloved celebrity Robin Williams has had our whole nation thinking about the issue of suicide and what, if anything, our society can do about addressing the problem. My own son Chris died by suicide in 2001, and as a survivor, I […]

An Update from Lake Village

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

THE SMELL is the first thing you notice, an acrid smoky smell that sits around Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Lake Village. There is little exterior damage visible from the road, since the fire started on the far side of the church. But a closer look shows that the large vertical front windows are gone, blown […]

Arkansas Rice Depot’s Food Backpacks

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

For more than 35,000 Arkansas school children and their siblings, the Arkansas Rice Depot’s Food For Kids program is the only thing that stands between them and hunger. The Arkansas Rice Depot provides new backpacks and “kid-friendly” ready-to-eat food to participating schools at no cost to the school. Through a principal-appointed program coordinator, the food […]

Fire at Emmanuel Church in Lake Village

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A Message from Bishop Benfield Emmanuel Church in Lake Village suffered significant fire damage on Monday, when lightning apparently struck the church around noon. The most extensive damage was to the area around the altar and chancel, with smoke and water damage throughout much of the church. A quick response by the local fire department […]