"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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SUNDAY BULLETIN (3/26/2017)

Lenten Devotions

Lenten Devotionals

A new Lenten Devotional booklet will be available here every week. Printed copies can be found in the front office.

Midweek Manna – Wednesday Nights at First UMC Bella Vista

Wednesday Nights at FUMC Bella Vista

Updated 2/28/2017

A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

Dear FUMCBV Family,

Never be afraidA few weeks, I used a quote from Corrie Ten Boom in a sermon. The quote is “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God”. I never knew when I quoted that statement how true it would be for me. I have lived in Northwest Arkansas for 15 years, the same house for 13 years, and have been your pastor for the last 6 years, at the end of June this will all change. I have been appointed by Bishop Gary Mueller to serve as the Senior Pastor of FUMC Texarkana, Arkansas. I was shocked to receive this unexpected news, just as you possibly are to read this email. I had told several people when asked if I thought I would be moved this year “NO”, but I was wrong.

Pastor Judy will also be appointed to a new congregation July 1st, as she begins a new season in her life and ministry. I cannot thank you each enough for the way you have offered your expressions of support to and for her. It has not been announced where she will be serving. I ask you to continue to be in prayer for her and for the Bishop’s Cabinet as they prayerfully make this decision.

Thank you for the privilege of being your pastor! It has been an incredible joy in my life. You have accepted me and invited me into your hearts. We have journeyed together as we grow deeper in our relationship with Christ. We laughed together and we have cried together. You have invited me into some of the most sensitive times of your life. You have cared for me as person and I can say without a doubt, you have supported me as your pastor. I am so grateful to you for being a church that seeks to love, learn, and lead!!

We still have several months together so let’s be the Church God has called us to be!!!

God is Faithful!!
Bro. Jaimie
Don’t just come the church, Be the Church!!

 

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Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

SUNDAY BULLETIN (3/26/2017)

Upcoming Sermons

Mar 29
Lenten Service & Luncheon
Afternoon Service: 11:45am (followed by light lunch)
Apr 02
Recovery of Sight for the Blind!
"Cross Purpose!" sermon series
Apr 05
Lenten Service & Luncheon
Afternoon Service: 11:45am (followed by light lunch)
Apr 09
Set the Oppressed Free!
"Cross Purpose!" sermon series
Palm Sunday
Apr 12
Lenten Service & Luncheon
Afternoon Service: 11:45am (followed by light lunch)
Apr 13
Remember!
"Cross Purpose!" sermon series
Maundy Thursday - Service Time: 6:30pm
Apr 13
Death for Redemption!
"Cross Purpose!" sermon series
Good Friday - Service Time: 6:30pm
Apr 16
Proclaim!!!
"Cross Purpose!" sermon series
Easter - Sunrise Service at Metfield Clubhouse - Service Time: 7:00am
Easter - Sunday Services at FUMCBV - Service Times: 8:00am, 9:30am, 10:45am

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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