"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

You are Welcome… Just as You are!

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 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

Dear FUMCBV Family,

Happy New YearWe have entered into a new year with the same assurance of the powerful life-giving presence of God as in the former year. The year has started off very full of hope, promise,and change for each of us. I am excited to see how we as a church in ministry and mission will grow and expand our vision in 2017. I ask you to be faithful in praying for the mission and ministry of FUMCBV daily. I truly believe God has something beyond our current understanding for us to do in the Kingdom in the days ahead that will transform lives with the power of the love of Jesus Christ!

With Heartfelt Sympathy
I ask you to please be in prayer for the families of Howard Johnson who passed away last Friday and Clyde Cheek who passed away today.

Please hold Carol Cheek and her sons Dan, Ken, Jim, and family in your heart as they invite us to celebrate Clyde’s life at his memorial service on Monday afternoon, Jan 9th at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary. A visitation reception will follow the service in Becker Hall,

Also please hold Mary Johnson, daughter Cindy and family in your heart as they invite us to remember Howard’s life at his Memorial Service on Saturday, January 14th, also at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary with a visitation reception to follow in Becker Hall.

Thankful & Grateful
Thank you for your faithful prayers and concern for Arlene Alford who truly has experienced the miracle of healing. Arlene is in rehab at Highlands Healthcare and Rehab in Bella Vista now. In the near future she will be will be going home.

The Power of BlessingsThis Sunday is Epiphany and in all worship services we will share in a blessing for the new doors of the church as well as you will be encouraged to having a blessing of the doors at your own home. I am excited to share in this time of blessing at the Church and also at my home. I hope you will be also.

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

 

Prayer

Ministry Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sermons

Jan 22
Ways in Which God Answers the Prayer 'Teach Me'
"Street Lights ~ What We See with Psalm 119" sermon series
Jan 29
The Comfort We Should Look For in Affliction
"Street Lights ~ What We See with Psalm 119" sermon series
Feb 05
Sustained By Grace
"Street Lights ~ What We See with Psalm 119" sermon series
Feb 12
Obedience: The Best Way
"Street Lights ~ What We See with Psalm 119" sermon series
Feb 19
You Are What You Love
"Street Lights ~ What We See with Psalm 119" 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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