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

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.

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.

Here We Come A-Wassailing –  The Story of the Carols of the Season

Join us as we share the stories behind some of our favorite Christmas carols as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ into our lives once again as a baby.

+ Tuesdays •  6PM •  November 28 & December 5 •  Ramo d’Olivo

+ Thursdays • 10AM •  November 30 & December 7 • Gathering Room

+ Led by Dr. Ray Wheeler, Ken Weatherford and Rebecca Boggan

Classes resume with Caroling on the 12th or 14th—see the Christmas Events section for more information. Register for childcare by emailing Allison at allison@fumcbentonville.org

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.

PREPARE THE WAY* –  Cultivating a Heart for God in Advent by Pamela Hawkins

In this 4-week study and prayer book, Pamela Hawkins invites us to prepare our hearts through guided prayer, readings from Isaiah and Matthew, as well as brief reflections on four scriptural themes: Peace, Justice, Fearlessness, and Faithfulness.

+ Wednesdays •  6PM—7:30PM •  Gathering Room •  Book purchase required

+ November 29, December 6, 13 & 20 • Register for childcare at fumcbentonville.org/ministries

+ Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

SIGN UP HERE.  Register for childcare by emailing Allison at allison@fumcbentonville.org

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