The Person on Your Doorstep

Larry R. Benfield  |  29 September 2019  |  St. John’s, Helena-West Helena Let’s get one thing clear up front: Any gospel lesson that starts by referencing a very comfortable man dressed in purple and fine linen, and by the end of the lesson states that that man is in Hades, ought not be in the Bible. But, alas, that is what … Read More

Praying with Eyes Open

In many of our congregations this past Sunday we offered up prayers for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. It has become an all-too-frequent ritual: eyes closed, prayers said, and flags lowered to half-staff. Some people might ask of what use it is to pray in such a situation. After all, God is not going … Read More

Long-Term Flood Relief

Flooding in Arkansas 2018

Some disasters are quickly occurring events and require an immediate response. Think of what it is like when a tornado strikes; in a matter of minutes the damage is done. Other disasters, such as the flooding that is now occurring in Arkansas, occur over a long period of time, and the extent of damage sometimes takes a long time to … Read More

“On The Row”: Stories from Arkansas’ Death Row

Founded in 2012 as a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas by storyteller Kathy McGregor, the Prison Story Project benefits incarcerated women and men. Inmates explore their truths through poetry, creative writing, literature, songwriting, and visual art. Their work is then curated into a staged reading performed by actors. The goal of the Prison Story Project is … Read More

An Introduction to ‘Baptized for Life’

Baptized for Life (BFL) is a five-year collaborative initiative between Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary and up to twenty-four congregations in six Episcopal dioceses in the continental United States, including five congregations in Arkansas, as well as Camp Mitchell and St. Martin’s in Fayetteville. BFL will support participating congregations as they nurture lives of meaning and purpose. BFL will … Read More

Supporting Clergy in the Diocese of Cuba

After more than 50 years, the Diocese of Cuba has rejoined to The Episcopal Church. But the clergy there are without pensions. We can help. If our diocese gives just $6,500, we can aid the aged and aging clergy of the church in Cuba. You can make your gift to the Bishop’s Fund. marked “Cuba.”

Bishop’s Day of Formation

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock Vicky Garvey is most recently from Chicago where she served as the Canon for Lifelong Formation for 16 years. Vicky was also a seminary professor at Seabury seminary. She speaks nationally now and is on the faculty of the Forma Certificate of Youth and Children … Read More