"Our mission is to equip generations to become spiritually maturing Christians."
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Sunday Schedule
Traditional Worship: 8:00am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship: 9:30am MORE

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FUMCBV Family

Welcome to First United Methodist Church. Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are always open. We are committed to providing a place where people can be nurtured in the faith, grow as disciples, and offer themselves in ministry to others in the name of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to see our Sunday schedule and upcoming events listed on the calendar page. We want to be your church!

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A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

This Sunday we will wrap up the Sermon Series, “Grace Revolution: Experience God’s Generosity” as we focus on Romans 11:6 and God’s Great pan of grace for our lives. This past Sunday the message focused on Sanctifying Grace. This week Chaplain Jim Rowland who worships in “The Well” service shared an illustration of sanctifying grace with me. I asked him if I could share it with you. It is inspiring!

“I ran the mile in Junior High and High School. Distance runners do what they call “Hitting the wall” which means that you feel like you can’t go on; your lungs burn, your legs start to feel weak, and sometimes your side starts to hurt. The pain is very real and makes you want to quit. The runners that can push through the pain get what is called the “Second Wind” which is a rush of endorphins accompanied by feelings of incredible refreshment, return of strength, and the pain suddenly decreases. The feeling is intoxicating. In the spiritual growth toward sanctification we also “hit the wall” many times. If we will endure these moments and keep trying, God will renew our strength; we will feel refreshed, and rise up as on eagles’ wings. I have always felt the moment of the “second wind” as the absolute presence of God’s grace carrying me forward.” Rev. Jim Rowland

SUMMER BIBLE STUDY!!!!

Your Spiritual-GiftsYou are encouraged to attend a Summer Bible Study called “Your gifts can Grow Your Church” that begins this coming Wednesday at 12 noon in room 6. It is a 12 week study. The Study will be lead by Rev. Albert Fisher. I was told you are welcome to bring your lunch and munch during the study. For more information see Pastor Albert.

Central Texas Conference Youth

Central Texas Conference YouthCentral Texas Conference Youth are coming to Arkansas June 12th thru 18th! As you may know 80 youth and adults will be staying in the church. They will be going out daily and helping people in the area. To make their stay more comfortable we are in need of people to take home a batch of their towels wash and return them to the church the next morning. Would you be willing to wash a load of towels? If so please respond to this email or contact Amy Gilmore at amy@lovelearnlead.com or call her at 479 855-1158 or sign up in the office.

There is also another way you may help host. Donations of packaged snacks like granola bars, individual packages of chips ( currently on sale at Sam’s Club) and individual packages of cookies . These donations are needed by June 7th.

Thank you!

Thank you!Thank you to all the persons who have been the Church during the month of May and delivered Meals on Wheels to area residents and to those who helped with the Church-wide Clean Up day last Saturday. Each of you have been blessing to others!

Short-Term Mission Trip to McGehee

McGeheeJuly 17, thru July 23 FUMCBV will host a short-term mission trip to McGehee in Southeast Arkansas. Sadly, many persons in McGehee were affected by flood waters in March. Please prayerfully consider being a member of the mission team. You do not need to be an expert crafts person, just have a heart to be both the hands and feet of Jesus to others. The cost of the trip is $270.00 and includes travel, lodging, food, materials. For more information see Linda and Richard Stewart or call the church office.

Memorial Day

Next Sunday is Memorial Day weekend! We will have all 3 services as normal.

God is faithful!
Bro. Jaimie

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Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

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May 29
We Remember
"Grace Revolution: A Gift of God" sermon series

Friday, January 1, 2016

A New Year’s Prayer for Spiritual Revival
Bishop Gary Mueller

Lord,
It’s a new year. A fresh beginning. A chance to start again.
Of course, we say the same thing almost every year and we too quickly seem to end up right back where we were almost every year. Which is why we need to start getting honest. Even if it means we see the truth about ourselves. Like the fact that we’re too busy making life about us and not about You.
And even if it means we see the truth about our church. Like the gut-wrenching reality that we grow smaller and older, struggle to reach the young, and fail to see lives, communities and the world transformed by the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are sorry, Lord. Truly sorry, Lord. Eternally sorry, Lord.
Speak the truth to us until we understand we are in a spiritual crisis because we don’t allow Jesus to be our Savior and Lord – as individuals or the church.
Help us get serious about spiritual revival rooted in Jesus’ unconditional, transformational and invitational love. Help us pray for it. Help us look for it. Help us celebrate it. And, most of all, help us be consumed by it.
Empower us to keep seeking Your way when we are tempted to shy away because spiritual revival has too many negative connotations for too many people, when we try to engineer it instead of receiving it as a gift from the Holy Spirit, and are lured into using it as a way of saving our churches instead of becoming Your church.
Come, Holy Spirit, come. Send the fire of spiritual revival. Bring us together as the living Body of Christ in a world that is so deeply broken. Grow us into a movement that welcomes all who long to be Christ-followers. Enable us to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.
We pray this boldly in the name of Jesus, our Savior, Lord, Brother and Friend. Amen

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Come, Holy Spirit. I yield my life to you in this moment that I might breathe in your saving love and exhale grace into the world. Today let my life be a testimony to the love that I have received through Christ, so revival might be sparked by my words and deeds. Lead me to the places and people You want to bless, I am ready to be your witness in the world. Come Holy Spirit, so I will be able to go in your name. Amen.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Gracious God, forgive me when I substitute church busyness for spending time with you and you alone.
Forgive me when it is my insecurities about achievement that drive me to do ministry instead of a genuine desire to serve you and your people. Forgive me when I seek the approval of others instead of allowing your perfect love to drive out all my fears of faithfully following you.
Through all the self-improvements of diet and exercise and time management which I have attempted multiple times, I realize that what I really need is not more self – I’ve got plenty of that – I need You. Please help me to ignore the distractions of life and competing with others so that I can enjoy your presence in my life and let that be more than enough for my life of faith in You.
Guide me to do what I need to do and be what I need to be in order to allow your Spirit to permeate my life. For the sake of Christ, I pray. Amen.

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