Frequently Asked Questions

First United Methodist Church is located at 201 NW 2nd St., in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  1. If traveling north on I-49/Hwy. 71, take exit 88, turn left and travel west on Hwy. 72/Central Ave.  Drive approximately 2 miles through the downtown square, and we are located one block west of the square on the corner of NW A St. and West Central Ave.
  2. If traveling south on Hwy. 71/I-49, take exit 88, turn right and travel west on Hwy. 72/Central Ave.  Drive approximately 2 miles through the downtown square, and we are located one block west of the square on the corner of NW A St. and West Central Ave.
  • For a map with access to driving directions

Our parking lot is located to the west of the church, across N.W. 2nd St. There is public parking on the north side of N.W. 2nd St. across from the main church parking lot. You will also find additional parking on the 2nd & 3rd levels of the Midtown Parking deck located on the square.

  1.  Our 8:45am & 11am Contemporary service takes place in Hines Hall. Parking is available to the west of the church, across N.W. 2nd St. Welcome attendants located in the parking lot can direct you to the entrance.
  2. Our 8:30am Traditional, 9:45am Blended and our 11am Traditional services take place in the Sanctuary. Our Sanctuary is located on the corner of West Central and “A” Streets.  (Parking is available to the west of the church, across N.W. 2nd St., and in front of the Sanctuary.)
  3. For a map pinpointing our church with access to driving directions, click here.
  1. Childcare is always available during our Sunday morning services for children 6 weeks old up through 4 years of age with no need to reserve. Childcare by reservation is offered during special events and classes. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the day and time of the event in order for us to ensure the appropriate number of childcare workers. Click here to read our policies for nursery and childcare.
  2. To register a child for childcare, a KidCheck account is required. Kidcheck accounts are free and secure and may be obtained through the following link: Get a free KidCheck account.

Come as you are! Our hope is that you come wearing what makes you comfortable.

As first time guests, we hope you let worship be our gift to you.  Just come and experience a welcoming grace and Spirit-filled worship event.  When you come frequently and feel ready to give, our offering is a way for our members and regular attendees to contribute to the life of the church and give back to God a portion of all that God has blessed them with.

Not at all. We are glad you are here, and we want to make you feel comfortable during your visit. We do offer the passing of the peace during all of our worship services. Everyone – first time guests, visitors, and members alike are invited to greet those around you. Our hope is that you have a chance to feel welcomed by those worshipping with you.

Parents, God put the wiggle in your children; don’t feel the need to keep them quiet. The sounds of children are the life of the church. Y’all are welcome and accepted here! We believe families should worship together. If you need a quiet space, we have a “Family Room” just to the north of the Sanctuary where live audio streams for families needing a place to care for their small children during our services.

We promise we will not show up at your house unannounced! However, we would love a chance to follow up with you by phone or email and let you know how glad we are that you were here and answer any questions you may have about the church.

A great first step to become better acquainted with the church is to join us for Coffee & Conversation with the Pastor. Come to visit, ask questions and learn more about whom we are and what we’re all about. Here you’ll also have an opportunity to meet other prospective members, hear about the mission and vision of the church as well as learn about the many programs and ministries offered. Contact Rev. Rebecca Boggan to learn more about our upcoming dates.

The hope is that all of our members will support the church through their (1) prayers, (2) presence, (3) gifts, (4) service, and (5) witness. In other words, every member should be praying for the church, actively participating in the church, giving to the church as God leads, serving the church in some way, and sharing the message and love of Christ and the church within the community. If you are thinking about joining, please contact one of the pastors and they will be happy to walk you through the process.