"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

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.

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!

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Midweek Manna – Wednesday Nights at First UMC Bella Vista

thrivent-logoJoin us for one or all of the following presentations during Midweek Manna brought to you by Matthew Taylor and his father, Shawn D. Taylor, representatives of Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit membership organization of Christians.  These presentations are solely for educational purposes and no products will be sold.

October 26th ~ Identity Theft:  What You Need to Know
“Be proactive in protecting your identity. Get tips and tools to help you avoid identity theft and help deal with the consequences should you become a victim”

November 2nd ~ Economic Update
“Get the straight talk about current market trends to help answer important questions. Find out what changes in the economy mean to your financial strategy.”

November 9th ~ Retire Wisely
“Learn how to manage six risks all retirees face—outliving income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising health care costs—to help you maximize your retirement savings.”

November 16th ~ Your Legacy: Family, Church and Charity
“Ensure your legacy lives on. Uncover ways to enrich the futures of people or causes you care about. The workshop will discuss estate and giving strategies to help you.”

Midweek Manna

A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

Dear FUMCBV Family,

TrunkOrTreatTrunk and Treat is almost here! We are preparing for our young guests in costume and their parents who will be visiting our church next Monday. We need your help to ensure they receive a warm, friendly FUMCBV welcome! Whether you have signed up or want to just show up and help, your presence is appreciated. Here is where we still need you:

5000 pieces of candy to meet our goal.
Decorated trunks
Volunteers to help with set-up at 3:00pm
Volunteers to help with tear-down
Marshmallows, Graham crackers and Chocolate bars for s’mores

If you will require electricity for your trunk, please let Angie Rader know immediately.

Thank you for your support of this amazing opportunity to share Christ’s love with our community.


Midweek Manna will welcome a guest presenter this week who will speak on the topic of “Identity Theft: What You Need to Know.” This is the first of a series of four presentations by Matthew Taylor and his father, Shawn D. Taylor of Thrivent Financial on various financial and retirement topics of interest to all of us. The Taylor’s presentations will be held in the chapel. Additionally, Shirley Wenger is bringing back her embroidery note card small group in Becker Hall just in time for Christmas cards!

Our meal this week for Midweek Manna will be Spaghetti with Stan and Phyllis’ delicious garlic bread and salad as well as Donna Gaudet’s scrumptious desserts. Come hungry! Please let us know if you will join us for the meal by signing up with Sign-Up Genius through the link below.

Wednesday Night will also be the night for families, children and youth to gather together for Promise Night. With the adults upstairs in Becker Hall and the children and youth downstairs in their respective classrooms, we will explore ways to support the church through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness. God faithfully equips each of us to be the hands and feet of Christ to our community and the world. Together we will prayerfully consider how God is calling each of us to serve as Christ’s faithful disciples. Please join us for a time of reflection, renewal and Communion.

I look forward to seeing you Saturday and/or Sunday as we Celebrate the 40 years of Faith of FUMCBV!!!

God is Faithful!
Bro. Jaimie

Don’t just come the church, Be the Church!!

Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sermons

Oct 30
"Celebrate 40 Years of Faith"
"40 Years of Faith ~ A Foundation for the Future" 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.