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UMYF Scholars Serve Local United Methodist Churches

United Methodist Youth Fellowship retreat

CONWAY, Ark. (April 8, 2013) - Thirty Hendrix students served local United Methodist churches this month as part of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) Leadership Scholars spring 2013 retreat at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, Ark.

The students divided into small teams and led worship, preached, shared special music and testimonies, led children's sermons, and assisted with liturgy and communion in these area United Methodist churches: 

  • Oak Forest United Methodist Church
  • First United Methodist Church, LR
  • St. James United Methodist Church
  • Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church
  • Highland Valley United Methodist Church
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
  • Henderson United Methodist Church

Since the UMYF Leadership Scholars program began in 1996, Hendrix students have assisted with worship services in more than 400 UM churches in Arkansas.

The retreat also included leadership discussions, worship team work, and communion service. Dr. Robert Williamson from the Department of Religious Studies at Hendrix also led a workshop on faith. 

UMYF Scholars were accompanied by Hendrix Chaplain Rev. J. Wayne Clark.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit