"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

Kids in MissionsDear FUMCBV Family!!!

I am tardy in saying thank you to each of you for your support of our guests last week from Uganda. We were honored to host Duncan Ojambi and Lazarus Wogoli of Kibo Group International from Jinja, Uganda last week on Monday. Thank you so much for your donations to missions to support the work of Kibo in improving the lives of persons in Uganda and for the thoughtful welcome you gave these two wonderful men.

This Sunday, the May Mission of the Month emphasis “Mountain Of Food” begins. Mountain of Food order forms are available in the bulletins on Sundays in May. Donated food is given to various Benton County food Pantries. In May of 2015, the total given to build the mountain of canned goods and staples was over $7,000, which was a record amount. Let’s build an even larger mountain of food this May!

Thank you for your faithful and prayerful giving to the mission and ministry of FUMCBV. This is the time of year that giving sags. I hope that we can turn that trend around in May. Please join me in being faithful in giving and in tithing in praise and thanksgiving to the ministry of church as we strive to help people to love, learn, and lead!

Church Work Day Postponed Until Saturday May 14th!!!

Because of the weather forecast for Saturday, the all church work day has been postponed until Saturday, May 14th from 9am until ?. Bring your work tools and cleaning supplies and join others in the FUMCBV family in working around the church. There are usually some very delicious snacks being served to help motivate each of us, so bring food to share if possible!!

Pancake Time

It is time for the United Methodist Men Spring Pancake Day from 6:30 am until 12:30 pm Friday, May 6th 2016 in Becker Hall. Cost is 6.00 per person and a discounted amount for children. All you can eat pancakes will be served. All proceeds support the missions and ministry of the UMM. Tickets are being sold in the office or at the door the day of the event.

We welcomed Shirley Newton into full membership last Sunday at “The Well” Service. We are so thankful Shirley has made FUMCBV her church family and church home!

This Sunday we will baptize Viviane Lynn Sackman on her first birthday during the Well Service. We will welcome into full membership Jo Bain and Nancy Schriner at the first Service. Help welcome each of these persons to FUMCBV Sunday!!!

God is faithful!
Bro. Jaimie

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Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sermons

May 08
Grace: Justifying Awareness
"Grace Revolution: A Gift of God" sermon series
Mother's Day ~ Graduation Recognition
May 15
Grace: Living a Changed Life
"Grace Revolution: A Gift of God" sermon series
May 22
Grace: God's Plan
"Grace Revolution: A Gift of God" sermon series
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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