The links on this page come from a variety of sources, many of which originate from United Methodist organizations and individuals. We hope you will find them interesting and educational. We've also included several links that are just for entertainment and fun.
We will be constantly updating our links. If you have any sites that you would like added to the list, please submit them to email@example.com and we'll be happy to review them and see if they are appropriate for our "Interesting Links!" Thanks and ...happy surfing!
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UNITED METHODIST OFFICIAL WEBSITES
Arkansas United Methodist Church www.arumc.org
A web site with a wealth of information on Arkansas Methodist churches, annual conference, programs, resources for laity and clergy, etc. Also contains links to learn more about ministries in Arkansas and the beliefs of the United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Church www.umc.org
Check out the United Methodist Church's official website to find pertinent, up-to-date information on the church, its resources, and how it's reaching out to serve the world right now. Also includes links to other websites for daily devotions, topics affecting the Methodist church, your community, resources, etc.
OTHER UNITED METHODIST LINKS
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the not-for-profit international humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church, active in many parts of the world bringing hope, providing relief from hunger and disasters, and teaching peace. This website includes information on how the Methodist Church enables this group to respond in times of disaster to help those in need and several ongoing mission areas.
United Methodist Men - National www.gcumm.org
The National website for the United Methodist Men organization exists to assist the men's ministry programs nationwide. On this site is a great deal of information regarding the many ministries of UMM, leaders on local, district level, and conference levels, Scouting Ministries, devotional projects, online devotional. Also included on this site is the online devotional and resource guide called Power Tools, information about our support of the Upper Room Prayer Ministry, and many of the current news releases pertaining to men's ministry.
United Methodist Women www.gbgm-umc.org/UMW
National web site of the United Methodist Women provided by the General Board of Global Ministries. This site has been recently updated and includes not only the history and structure of the UMW, but also has ideas for programs and missions. The newly designed site even includes a discussion forum "UMW Online Community" where you can join over 1,000 women who are sharing discussions and ideas with United Methodist Women and others from across the country and around the world!
Camp Aldersgate www.campaldersgate.net
Camp Aldersgate provides programs for senior citizens and children and youth who have conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, epilepsy, kidney disorders, autism, Down's syndrome, and mental retardation. Founded by the United Methodist Women, the camp programs are open to people of all faiths.
Camp Tanako www.camptanako.com
Camp Tanako, which is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Lake Catherine, provides programs that give children, youth and adults unique experiences that shape and expand Christian commitment. Campers will grow in faith through small group discussion, music, drama, arts & crafts, recreation, and worship. The website for this Arkansas Conference United Methodist Camp includes camp dates, activities, map and directions, as well as answers to frequently asked questions by campers.
Centers for Youth & Families www.youthandfamilies.org
The Centers for Youth and Families provides an extensive continuum of mental health care for children ages 3-20 along with prevention services and a wide variety of resources for parents. Outpatient clinics in Little Rock and Jacksonville provide treatment services for children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Clients can receive individual, family and group therapies as well as psychiatric consultation, evaluation and medication management. The Emergency Shelter provides immediate temporary shelter to youth in crisis age 8 - 18. The shelter provides a stable environment as well as safety and compassionate support for youth who are in state custody or are considered homeless or runaways.
LifeQuest of Arkansas www.lifequestofarkansas.org
LifeQuest of Arkansas provides opportunities for lifelong learning and community service, emphasizing quality of life and an independent lifestyle. Founded in 1981, LifeQuest is a volunteer-based, interfaith non-profit established by and for active adults. Highland Valley is one of many participating congregations to help fund LifeQuest. For more information and for classes being offered, call 225-6074 or visit their website.
Heifer Project, Int. www.heifer.org
Heifer's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. For more than 60 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Since 1944 it has helped 38 million people through training in livestock development and livestock gifts that multiply. Every gift of an animal provides benefits such as milk, eggs, wool and fertilizer, increasing family incomes for better housing, nutrition, health care, etc. Recipients "Pass on the Gift" of offspring of their livestock to others in an ever-widening circle of hope.
Family Promise of Pulaski County fomerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network
The mission of the Family Promise of Pulaski County is to help low-income families achieve lasting independence and to redress the underlying causes of poverty and homelessness. Family Promise is a national program founded on the belief that Americans are compassionate people who want to make a difference. Family Promise groups nationwide provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families. Highland Valley is a host church for the Family Promose of Pulaski County in Central Arkansas, providing housing for a week at a time to families designated by the Family Promise in need of assistance.