Bishop Benfield recently sat down with the Rev. Amber Carswell to talk about why congregational commitments to the diocesan budget are important—they help fund everything from Camp Mitchell to curates, from youth and young adults to the Iona program—and how you can learn more about your congregation’s commitment.
Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Girlinghouse, crucifer Nancy Holst, and Episcopal Bishop Larry Benfield are surrounded by clergy from Lutheran, Episcopal and Catholic churches on Reformation Sunday. On Sunday, October 29, 2017, Lutheran, Episcopal and Catholic parishes in the Hot Springs, Arkansas area commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in an ecumenical worship service at the Coronado Center, Hot Springs … Read More
The Rev. Dr. Samson Gitau, vicar of Christ Episcopal Church in Forrest City, Ark., is originally from Matharite Village in central Kenya. When it came time for high school there, he had to walk 12 miles to the nearest school. “I promised myself,” said Gitau, “that God willing and blessing me, I would start a high school in the community … Read More
Last week, The Episcopal Church announced the winners of this year’s Campus Ministry grants, and the Diocese of Arkansas received on of three Leadership Grants for the Hendrix College Chapel Choir, directed by Thomas Alexander. The Hendrix College Chapel Choir is a student-led ensemble that offers weekly services of Choral Compline in Hendrix College’s Greene Chapel. The $12,000 leadership granted … Read More
The 145th Annual Diocesan Convention took place last weekend in Little Rock. Elections were held for several diocesan committees and boards, as well as for deputies and alternates to next year’s General Convention. Those results appear below. The convention also passed four resolutions, the full text and sponsors of which appear below the election results. Whereas, the parishioners of St. … Read More
Students in certain Delta counties (Arkansas; Ashley; Chicot; Crittenden; Cross; Desha; Drew; Jefferson; Lee; Lincoln; Mississippi; Monroe; Phillips; St. Francis; and Woodruff) who are either recent high school graduates or rising seniors are welcome to apply for a Stephens Scholarship to attend college within Arkansas. Preference will be given to applicants whose household income is below 150% of the federal … Read More