"Our mission is to equip generations to become spiritually maturing Christians."
20 Boyce Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715 MAP
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Sunday Schedule
Traditional Worship: 8:00am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship: 9:30am MORE

Advent Devotional 2016

Advent 2015Electronic versions of our Daily Devotionals throughout Advent are available using the links below. These are written by members of the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista church family. Printed copies are available in the church office and new booklets are available every Sunday for that upcoming week.

We wish you and yours a very blessed Advent season!

Week 4
Week 5

You are Welcome… Just as You are!


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!

Learn more about us

A Foundation for the Future

The Every One in Ministry Catalog, Adult and Youth Commitment Forms, and Children’s Promise Card are available in the front office. Electronic versions are available here.

Your completed paper form can be left in the front office or if desired, a mail form is available on that page to send your information to us electronically.

A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

Merry Christmas to the FUMCBV Family,,

I hope you have had a great week! As I write to you, I have just finished a reading an amazingly beautiful handcrafted Christmas Card from a family in the Church. The envelope of the card was so cold from being in the mailbox for several hours, but the chill on my hands was warmed by the Christmas Greetings of the card. What a blessing to share the joy of Christmas with one another. I bring to you the warmth of Christmas greetings as together we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in two weeks.



Celebrate the Birth of Christ in Song this Sunday!!!

ChoirThis coming Sunday, we will be blessed in all services with the joy of songs of Christmas. The choir will offer the cantata “Gloria” and the Well Service Praise Team will offer a special worship service in song. We have an update about the Stewardship Campaign for 2017 and the Christmas Love Offering for the Church Staff.


Christmas ServicesDecember 24th (Candlelight, Communion, and Carols at all Services)
Noon “Midday at the Manger”
5:00 pm lead by Well Service Music Team
7:30 pm lead by Chancel Choir

December 25th
ONE SERVICE at 10:45 am and “NOON” Church-wide Potluck for everyone.


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

Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sermons

Dec 11
Dec 18
Let Earth Receive Servanthood
"Let Earth Receive Our King" sermon series
Dec 24
Let Earth Receive Joy and Obedience (Christmas Eve)
"Let Earth Receive Our King" sermon series
Noon ~ Midday at the Manger
5:00pm ~ Contemporary Blend
7:30pm ~ Carols, Communion, Candlelight
Dec 25
Let Earth Receive Our King (Christmas)
"Let Earth Receive Our King" sermon series

Friday, January 1, 2016

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

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

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.

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.