What to Expect in Church on Sunday

March 11, 2020 An Update from Bishop Benfield The presence of the virus named COVID-19 is changing many ways that we do things at workplaces and in church. I do not want us to be overly anxious or afraid, but at the same time I want us to take precautionary actions now before the virus becomes more virulent than it … Read More

Concerned About Coronavirus and Your Congregation?

March 2, 2020 First things first: Stay calm. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (the official name of this coronavirus) in Arkansas. While it is likely the virus will make its way here, a few commonsense precautions will go a long way. To that end, we have created half-sheet bulletin inserts you can download and print … Read More

Living Faithfully in a World of Pandemics

March 4, 2020 A Letter from Bishop Benfield The discussions surrounding the presence of the coronavirus among us have brought lots of questions about how the church responds to health emergencies. I will leave it to the health professionals to provide appropriate guidelines on how each of us can protect our health. From what I have read, the best advice … 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