"Our mission is to equip generations to become spiritually maturing Christians."
20 Boyce Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715 MAP
Ph.: (479) 855-1158 Fax: (479) 855-0850
Sunday Schedule
Traditional Worship: 8:00am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship: 9:30am MORE

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 message from Brother Jaimie Alexander

Dear Church Family,

We hope and pray you are having a blessed week and enjoying this cooler weather. Please read through the email for reminders about upcoming events and a special thank you for all that you do to be the church!


When Mourning Dawns – A Journey Through Grief

When Mourning DawnsNext Tuesday, August 23rd at 5:30pm in the chapel, this grief support program led by Pastor Brenda Wideman, will offer people an opportunity to journey through the grieving process along with the support and encouragment of others who seek to heal from their grief. Over the last year and a half, dozens of people in our church and the community have been blessed by the healing experienced offered by this supportive group. If you or someone you know is experiencing grief, please extend a hand of hope and invitation to join this journey of healing next Tuesday.


Prayers for our Law Enforcement Officers

Day of PrayerIn our respective services this Sunday, the churches of the Bella Vista Ministerial Alliance are recognizing and praying for our law enforcement officers who serve and protect our community. During the pastoral prayer in each of our services, a specific time of prayer will be dedicated to lifting up our local law enforcement officers and all law enforcement officers who faithfully serve to ensure our safety. Please join us in enveloping our faithful law enforcement agencies in prayer. Whenever you see a law enforcement officer, tell him or her, “Thank you.”


Pak-a-Sak is Sunday, August 21st

Pack-a-Sak SundayPlease remember to bring your non-perishable snack food items which will help supply the Bentonville school children’s backpack program.


Promotion Sunday, August 28th

Promotion SundayCan you believe it? Another school year has begun! On Sunday, August 28th, we will celebrate children’s ministry promotions at FUMCBV!
All children are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a blessing of the children who will carry them and the learning each backpack will represent throughout the school year. Children will be promoted to the next grade. Miss Angie’s promotion to Children’s Ministry Director with be celebrated with cake in Becker Hall after The Well and third service. Families with children and youth will celebrate the new school year promotions with a pizza party in the chapel at 11:15.


UMW Crafters Needed Thursday, August 25th at 10:00am

UMW CraftersNext Thursday a publicity picture will be taken at the Bazaar workshop. All UMW Bazaar crafters are requested to be present for the photograph.


Have a blessed weekend! We hope to see you at church Sunday!

God is faithful!
Bro. Jaimie

Don’t just come to church, Be the CHURCH!!!!

Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sermons

Aug 28
"Abraham & Sarah: Answering God's Call to Go"
"Who? Me? Responding to God's Call" 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.