A Welcome to Arkansas United Methodists and Residents

As the national president of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts, I want to invite you to our upcoming national convocation, July 24-27, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The event, Awaken 2017, has been inspired by the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine and the forced desegregation of Central High School. The convocation will help us understand how we as worship designers and leaders must be attuned to the injustices that continue to exist in our world—and how worship shapes us all to claim our role as Christ’s partners in bringing God’s reign here on earth.

I passionately believe that this convocation with its challenging theme will be transformative for those who attend — so much so that The Fellowship is offering discounted registrations to Arkansas residents.

Information about the leaders, program, and accommodations for the event can be found here on this website, using the navigation above.

HOUSING NOTE: Reservations at the Little Rock Marriott are NOT required of residents of Arkansas.  Likewise, the meal plans are optional as well.

Special Offer for Arkansas Residents – $289
Register before July 10 using the link below and receive a special rate of $289, a savings of over $185 off the current non-member registration fee of $464.

If you register before June 1, the rate is $279. After July 10, the Arkansas rate will be $349.

When you’re ready to register for the Arkansas special rate, use the button below.

Register Now

There is also a daily registration option as well for $149 per day.  Register for one or two days as a reduced rate.  Check here for the daily schedule.

REGISTER HERE for the Daily Rate.

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions about this invitation, or about how The Fellowship can be most helpful to in your ministry. We are eager to come alongside you as you plan and lead transformative worship.


Laura Jaquith Bartlett

National President, The Fellowship

Worship & Music Director, 2016 General Conference


(503) 637-5140