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

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.

We are offered a new beginning through God’s love and grace each day.  So let’s begin every month with a fresh start.  Join us the Second Sunday of every month at 10am in room 217 for this monthly study led by Rev. Rebecca Boggan

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 Angela Barrington.

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

  • The Sprouts group meets for Faith & Fellowship on various Sundays of the month at 9:45am. To learn more about Sprouts, like our facebook group: SPROUTS or contact Ashley Rogers at ashleyrogers444@gmail.com or Brenda Allison at brendamallison@gmail.com.

Fellowship is an important part of our faith. Coming together to support one another is an experience that allows us to learn and gain strength.  Because gathering together is so important, beginning in February we are dedicating one of the upstairs Sunday school classrooms as an open space to be used by all for fellowship and more every Sunday starting at 9:45am. Everyone is welcome to bring a snack to share.

+ Pastors Eric and Rebecca will be available at The Connection Point to answer your questions about participating in the life of the church.

+ Pastor Rebecca will also host a conversation about prayer several times a month—all are welcome!

+ Sundays | 9:45am—10:45am | Room 228

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

Active Retirees Gathering

  • The Active Retirees group comes together to form friendships and experience new ways to stay active. In the past the group has met for potluck dinners, game nights, an evening in the park and kayaking. The group is warm and welcoming and looks forward to meeting you at their next event.  Contact Rebecca Boggan to be added to the list email distribution list rebecca@fumcbentonville.org

MEN’S DAYTIME FELLOWSHIP—ACTIVE RETIREES

  • The Men’s group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9am in Hines Hall.  Our goal as a group is to provide a comfortable environment for men to grow spiritually and experience life with other Christian men. We would love to have you!
  • Email David Hutchens for more information at david.hutchens@cox.net.

Art & Faith is a Downtown Community open to anyone interested in learning how to express their faith through art. You do not have to be an artist or an expert. As a group, our goal is to explore what God is revealing to us and express it in art.  Contact Suzanne Pratt at suzannepratt58@gmail.com.

  • The group is currently meeting
  • The group meets the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 6PM in the Conference Room.
  • Led by Suzanne Pratt & Vicki Roberts

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 as  many questions as they like. If you are interested in exploring baptism, pleas contact Rebecca Boggan. 

FUMC Runners is a group of runners that meet together to improve physical fitness by 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 church 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. For more information, see our Facebook group.

Contact: David Rector for more information.

The Hiking group experiences a new trail every month! Both members of the church and the community are welcome to join us during our outdoor adventures. We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:30am in the church parking lot and we carpool or drive our own cars to our destination.

  • Upcoming Dates: Saturdays—9/15, 10/20, 11/17
  • 8:30am Meet in church parking lot

Our New Member gatherings are an opportunity to build friendship and community with others who have recently joined the church. After joining, you will receive an invitation in the mail to dinner at a member’s home. During dinner we will share information about the ministries of the church and you’ll have lots of time to socialize and meet other new members.

  • Contact Rebecca Boggan at rebecca@fumcbentonville.org to learn when our next gathering will take place.

Seedlings is a brand NEW Downtown Community. The group will mimic the successful format of the Sprouts Downtown Community but will cater to parents and families of elementary aged kiddos.  We are currently in the initial planning stage for this group and we’d love for you to join us.  To learn more about Seedlings, contact Sadie at sadie@fumcbentonville.org.

Are you looking for a way to connect deeply with Christ? Or, perhaps you are feeling a deep desire to guide others to this experience. Then join us as we share the journey together during this 8-week class. In this group we will not just talk theory, but put into practice the ways to experience Christ taught by the spiritual mentors who have gone before us. Together we will:

  1. Explore the ways of life and practices of those who have lived most closely to the Divine over the past 2,000 years.
  2. Discuss their experiences of God, their spiritual disciplines, and devotional practices.
  3. Guide and support each other in following those practices ourselves.
  • Wednesdays: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
  • 6pm – 7:30pm Parlor Led by Eric Meyer

Sprouts is where parents of young children connect with one another and build relationships. We offer a variety of activities to help families build a foundation for raising children in faith. These include parents’ night out, play dates, Sunday school classes, parenting resources, and more. Be sure to pick up the groups latest calendar of events outside of Hines Hall today!

A search for purpose and meaning in the events and choices of our lives. A costly journey with an unknown destination. Discover a Middle Eastern homeless man from twenty centuries ago and why he still stirs the souls and imagination of so many.

This 6-session series on Jesus’ invitation to follow him includes films by Nadia Bolz-Weber, Greg Boyle, Brene Brown, Emmanuel Katongole, Rachel Held Evans, Richard Rohr, and Rowan Williams, visual liturgies from Kelly Stewart Hall, Thomas Merton, Travis Reed, and Ann Voscamp and reflections by Rich Nelson.

  • Sunday mornings: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
  • 10am Room 228 Led by Eric Meyer
  • Are you looking for a daytime women’s group open to all ages? We will gather together to pray, grow in our faith and serve others. This fall, our book theme is The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp. Joyce Rupp’s bestselling contemporary classic has sold over 200,000 copies. Joyce Rupp, illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings.
  • The group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. Please note – our book theme/title changes with every season. Bring your lunch and enjoy some girl time. Childcare is available for a monthly charge of $5—reservations are required. Scholarships are available for both childcare and the cost of the book.
  • Join us the 1st Wednesday of every month at noon in Hines Hall.