First United
Methodist Church Bentonville
201 NW 2nd Street
Tuesdays 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Please contact
(479) 273-2712

Second Street Pantry was established as a community outreach program by just a few church members in 2011. Today, it serves hundreds of community residents facing food insecurity each and every month. Our hope is that every person who enters our doors feels welcomed, is fed, and experiences the love of Christ through our volunteers. We pray that all who enter leave with a sense of hope and love. Second Street Pantry is located on the church premises. Our pantry hours are Tuesdays | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

How can you help? There are three ways to participate: donating items, donating money, donating time. Email us

The Benevolence Fund

The Benevolence Fund is an assistance ministry to people seeking financial help.
Trained volunteers interview anyone requesting support. A one-on-one consultation addresses the person’s needs spiritually and physically. Each individual is lifted in prayer. We offer assistance to Benton County residents only, with the exception of Rogers residents. We begin distributing numbers by 8:30 am, on Tuesdays.and we begin calling numbers from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We stop for the day when funds run out.

Please enter through the West Entrance of the church, directly off the parking lot. A valid photo ID is required. We provide help with gas vouchers, shut off notices and rent assistance with late notices. (Certain restrictions apply.)

Hines Hall
From 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Please contact
(479) 273-2712

Tuesday Night Dinner is an extension of our Second Street Ministries. Here, the community is welcomed to receive a meal at no cost every Tuesday at 5:00 pm at the church in Hines Hall.  The Congregation is also encouraged to join us for a good meal and fellowship.  Donations are welcomed and appreciated. To volunteer email us at or sign up HERE.


Congregational Care

Congregational Care Ministers are a team of trained lay volunteers who use their gifts and graces to be the ultimate partner in ministry with the clergy and staff. With training, CCMs are equipped and empowered to provide care on behalf of the church. CCMs make hospital visits, telephone persons in need of contact, meet one-on-one with persons in need of a listening ear for prayer and encouragement, and offer support to grieving families and proactively seek to encourage and care for persons in need. Contact Rebecca Boggan if interested in participating.

Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Peter 4:10

What Is Care Cuts?

Care Cuts offers free haircuts to anyone in need.  Care Cuts is led and organized by stylist Christy Dewey Anderson.  Christy believes everyone deserves to look and feel their best.  She hopes to bless anyone in need with the boost of confidence a haircut can give.   If you are a stylist interested in volunteering your time please contact Christy at 479-544-1074.

Upcoming Events

Our next Care Cuts event takes place on Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30PM – 7:00PM.  If you are interested in receiving a hair cut please contact the church office at 479-273-2712 to fill out an application. Please note, appointments are first come first serve. We see as many folks as we can within the time allocated. Please come with clean, washed hair.

Mission Trips

Our love of God and neighbor sometimes takes us across the world to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  Commissioned persons are usually (not always) called to serve outside the country, as pastors, teachers, doctors, nurses (or in other healing ministries), social workers, and in a variety of other ways. In 2016, we travelled to Haiti and Nicaragua.

Contact Pastor Eric for more information at
Samaritan’s Feet

Every time we sit across from a child, we not only meet their physical needs with a pair of shoes and socks, but we spend quality time with them asking about their dreams and their lives. These distributions are the outpouring of the Samaritan’s Feet commitment to changing hearts and saving souls and lives forever.


We are so grateful for our volunteers. Without them, this event would not be possible. Please be in prayer and consider serving others during the 2018 event. A sign up link will be shared in July 2018.  We also offer childcare for our volunteers.


Shoes of Hope is Samaritan’s Feet overarching shoe distribution initiative both in the United States and around the world. Our goal is to bring a life-changing message of hope, love, and compassion to each child or adult we provide shoes to.
Join us as we serve our neighbors at our Sixth Annual Samaritan’s Feet event. We will once again wash feet, pray and distribute new socks and shoes  to the needy children of Bentonville and surrounding schools.

Register for Shoes

Print the registration form HERE and return it to the church office in person or by mail.


August 2018. Exact date and time will be shared as we get closer to the event date.


                  We accept monetary donations! Your support of $20 will bless a child of this immediate area with new shoes once school resumes in the fall.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
First United Methodist Church
Note — Samaritan’s Feet
201 NW 2nd Street
Bentonville Arkansas 72712

Gathering Room
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Please contact
Church Office

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar with experts, support group discussion, and personal study and reflection.


Our next GriefShare seminar begins August 6th 2017. We meet weekly on Sundays from 3-5pm in the Gathering Room. It is a 13-week seminar. On November 12th, from 3pm to 5pm we will host an additional seminar called Surviving the Holidays, which focuses on helping you cope with the Holidays after the loss of a loved one. On December 10th at 5PM we invite you to a special Blue Christmas a worship service dedicated to Hope for Healing.