Journey with us as we seek the way of Jesus and grow in the image of Christ. Our adult ministries

are designed to sustain you along your faith journey and to help you understand where Christ is leading you.

Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Location: First & Second Floors of the Church

Join us for a class specifically designed for 20, 30 & 40 somethings. The class blends traditional weekly Sunday school with modern, daily-delivered digital content that keeps individuals connected with the material throughout the week. Sessions include prayers, Scripture readings and videos.
Contact Christy King and James Durall for more information.

Our class of men and women focuses on the study of scripture and application to our daily lives. We range in age from mid-twenties to early forties with the majority raising small children. For more information, contact Niki Williams: nikl3106@cox.net

Sunday School Class for women of all ages. Thought-provoking discussions based on contemporary Christian books. For more information, contact Pam Rapp: plrapp52@cox.net

New Beginnings is a class of 40- to 60-year-olds. We have a group of rotating teachers and do several different studies a year. We are very active in supporting the church with volunteering and assisting with any needs. We also have social activities throughout the year including supper groups, picnics and Christmas Parties. For more information, contact Scott and Vicque White. Vicque57@gmail.com or 1swhite56@gmail.com

A class of singles and married couples studying the “Adult Series,” which focuses on scripture study and application of everyday life. For more information, contact Don Bortell: dbortell@cox.net

Men’s study class for all ages. For more information, contact Ed Adair: efadair1@gmail.com

Known for its warm fellowship, this class of mature adults is currently studying the video and book called John, The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton. The class is led by a team of teachers including Dede and Doug Speight, Bill Weese, Tom Goldsborough, Alan Lovell and John Leyenberger. For more information, contact John Leyenberger: jfleyen@att.net

ALPHA: Exploring Our Christian Faith

Sundays | September 10th – November 19th | 4PM – 5:30PM

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Led by Rev. Eric Meyer – No book purchase required.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. The sessions are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Are you seeking baptism for yourself? FUMC, Bentonville would like to be a part of this important step in your spiritual life. In this two-hour session, information will be presented about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. In addition, details will be provided about how baptism is carried out in worship. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so please feel free to raise any questions you may have regarding baptism.

Are you seeking baptism for yourself? FUMC, Bentonville would like to be a part of this important step in your spiritual life. In this two-hour session, information will be presented about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. In addition, details will be provided about how baptism is carried out in worship. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so please feel free to raise any questions you may have regarding baptism.

We Understand that taking care of your car isn’t always easy. It can be expensive and you may not know where to turn for help…but we do!  THE CAR CARE MINISTRY at FUMC | Downtown Bentonville is a ministry dedicated to helping you maintain your vehicle at no cost to you.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Oil change, Tire rotation, General Inspection, Check & refill fluids, Help with minor repairs, Basic car maintenance education, Help diagnose a potential issue and Referrals to a mechanic if we can’t help.

CONTACT US

  • Our services are free but we require an appointment. Please email us at fumccarcare@gmail.com
  • Donations are appreciated. Please donate your time, talent, supplies or money.

This study will discuss what it means to be a Methodist and a disciple of Christ. Together we will explore the expectations that God has for us.  All materials provided. SIGN UP TODAY.

+ Wednesdays | 5:30pm—7pm

+ October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

+ Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

FUMC Runners is a group of runners that meet together to improve spiritual and physical fitness by having a weekly devotional and training together.  The group consists of walkers, new runners, experienced runners and every level in between.  Several of us train for common races throughout the year.

Tuesdays 7PM Runs – From April – September we meet at various places around the city and do different hill workouts.  See our Facebook page for the hill of the week.

Saturday 7AM Morning Runs: We meet Saturdays at 7:00AM for fellowship and group runs.  This group meets in the parking lot, opens with a brief prayer and then heads out at many different paces and distances; often meeting up afterward for a cup of coffee or breakfast downtown.

Runners Group is open to everyone and there is no cost to join (with the exception of the devotional book $10 on Kindle, $11 in paperback). For more information, see our Facebook group.

Contact: David Rector HERE for more information.

Get Their Name will teach us how to meet new people and build relationships as we share and grow in our faith.  We have 11 books to borrow or you can purchase your own. Get Their Name by Bob Farr and Kay Kotan. SIGN UP TODAY. 

+ Sundays| 12pm—1pm

+ October 18th, 25th and November 1st & 8th

+ Led by Rev. Rebecca Boggan

This is a two-part gathering for new members of the church. During the first part, the New Connections team along with Rebecca Boggan, Pastor of Discipleship will share information about the history, programs,ministries and small groups of the church. This is a great way to connect with other new members and get involved.  During the second part we will come together for good food and fellowship and will continue the conversation.

This special one day seminar is geared towards anyone trying to cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one. SIGN UP TODAY. 

+ Sunday, November 12th  3:30pm—5pm

+ Led by the GriefShare team

An 11 week bible study dedicated to the study of the Bible with a special focus on the  dinner table as a place of connection and communion. We will study specific scripture and lessons directly from the Bible. SIGN UP TODAY.

+ Sundays | 4pm—5:30pm

+ September 10th—November 19th

+ Led by Rev. Kurt Boggan

There are words we say and sing each week— Hallelujah, Hosanna, and many others. But what do these words really mean? Journey with us as we take a closer look at their true meanings. Together we’ll study these beautiful words as we learn and grow in our faith. This is a 4-week study held on Wednesdays or Sundays – choose the day of the week that works best for you. Sign up today! WEDNESDAY SIGN UP. SUNDAY SIGN UP.

+ Wednesdays | 12pm—1  -OR-

+ Sundays | 4pm—5:30pm

+ September 6th—October 1st

+ Led by Rev. Rebecca Boggan

Would you like to experience how pastors immerse themselves in Scripture when preparing a sermon? Join Pastor Eric in Scripture immersion every Tuesday evening. We will explore the context of the Scripture lesson for the upcoming sermon and discuss what it meant for the original audience, what it means for us today, and how God might be speaking to us through these texts.
Join us Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8pm in the Gathering Room.
Contact Pastor Eric at eric@fumcbentonville.org if you have any questions.

Women’s Ministry Book Club meets on Fridays at 6pm at a host home. Contact Brenda Meyer at brendameyer1968@gmail.com for more information. 

SCHEDULE (Subject to change – contact Brenda to confirm).

  • Friday, September 22 – Brenda Meyer, Glass Castles by Jeannette Walls
  • Friday, October 20 – Janet Wilson, The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Friday, November 17 – Julie Doner, Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Friday, December 15 Donna Johnson, Miracle at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
  • Friday, January 19 Julie Zieler, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  • Friday, February 16 Diane Morrison, The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
  • Friday, March 16 TBD The Women Who Wrote the War by Nancy Sorel
  • Friday, April  20 TBD, TBD

 

If you are living with the challenges of chronic pain related, then joining this group may be beneficial to you. The support group is facilitated by Kendra Adair. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12pm – 1pm in the conference room.