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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.

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A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

Dear FUMCBV Family,

I have been gone most of this week traveling the state and dodging water. I have been in Texarkana doing the initial visits for the congregation I will serving with in July, attempting to close on the new house that will not happen until next week now because of a delay in the receiving the appraisal, and preaching during a revival at one of my two first churches in Camp Arkansas. It was a long drive to get back to the church this morning. It took 5 hours because of two detours because of water over the highway.

I got back just as the United Methodist Men’s Pancake Day was ending. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped in anyway. It was a good morning and as always the pancakes where delicious!

There is ham leftover from the breakfast that will be for sale between services on Sunday morning for $4.00 a pound.

Calling All Men!!!

A Message from United Methodist Men’s President Lou Kaufman about the upcoming Ladies Night Dinner on Wednesday Night May 10th at 6:30 in the Beck Hall!

“LADIES NIGHT OUT…..Or as some might call it, “Ladies Appreciation Dinner”. This is an evening that show the women of the church just how much we think about them. This is their night to sit and enjoy the dinner and entertainment. The dinner will be Fantastic and the entertainment is as good as it gets. I have seen Doug Anderson perform before and he is as professional as they come. His magic will astound you and with his comedy, you will not have to listen to my jokes. What more could you ask for.

Now is the time to purchase your tickets and you can get them at the church office or call Lou Kaufmann at 366-1291. Tickets will be on sale this Sunday at the three church services and this is the deadline. There is a list of women without spouses that we need to invite and the list is in the church office. If you would like to invite them to Ladies Night Out, please do so. We can even reserve a table just for you and your gals. Come on men, let’s do our best to support the women.

Church work Day Tomorrow Saturday, May 6th!!!

Tomorrow is the Church Workday beginning at 8:30 until ( your guess). Volunteers are greatly needed to help with outside/ inside chores and projects. Bring yard tools or cleaning supplies if you are able. Please come join the fun there will be coffee and snacks served!!

News from the Mission Team!

RoadworkAs you know there is so much flooding in the State of Arkansas! The above photo is of current sandbagging taking place in Des Arc, Arkansas on the White River today. I lived in Des Arc for 6 years between 1996 and 2002. The river is fore-casted to crest at 36.5 feet. People are being moved out of their homes and sandbagging is going on like crazy I have been told. Please pray for persons affected by flooding.

Currently area around Pocahontas, Arkansas is flooded. I want to share with you a way you can serve immediately in mission and ministry from Linda and Richard Stewart.


“An appeal from the Stewarts”!

Just a quick note to let you know Richard and I have agreed to (quickly, very quickly) and lead a team of 8 to go to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and help with the flood relief operations. We talked with Pastor Jeanne Williams, soon-to-be our senior pastor, and she is very glad our church might help as her current church at Walnut Ridge is serving as the disaster site for the community. Our conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Janice Mann, has also asked for a team from our church. Based on the water receding so we can get into Walnut Ridge, we are planning on leaving the church this coming Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. and will return Thursday, giving us two days to help onsite. Most likely we’ll be doing muck-out/clean up work, but the team will need to go in prepared to do whatever they need at the time.

We’ll be working out the logistics of lodging, food, etc., Team members will need to provide their transportation (we’ll car-pool in), air-mattresses/cot, bedding, towels, tools and funds for food. My hope is to find a church in the area where we can “camp out” in the fellowship hall, have access to showers, and kitchen, but those things are in the works.

If you are interested, please give us a call ASAP or at least by Saturday night. Our cell is 316-706-2384 as we need to respond quickly. We’re also putting out an appeal for donated cleaning supplies, etc. and will take those items with us when we go.

Many prayers and hands are needed. If you know of someone who might be interested, please feel free to prayerfully share this e-mail with them.

Linda and Richard Stewart

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



Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events


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May 28
A Heritage of Sacrifice

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.