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.

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.

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

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. 

CHANCEL CHOIR

  • The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who meet on Wednesday evenings who simply enjoy praising God through song. The choir is comprised of people of all musical abilities; from professional singers and instrumentalists to those who have done very little to no singing.   If you are interested in joining us please contact Dr. Ray Wheeler at ray@fumbentonville.org
  • Rehearsal takes place every Wednesday
  • 6:30PM Sanctuary

YOU ARE UNIQUELY GIFTED AND TALENTED

You have God-given gifts that can be turned into super powers for shaping your life and nurturing your family and community.  Perhaps you recognize some of those talents, but did you know that with guided training they can become superpowers?

Yes, they can!  Eric and Brenda Meyer have collectively engaged in over 1,000 hours of Gallup Strengths  Assessment Coaching in the past year.  Through this work they have watched lives being transformed.  You will see significant improvements in your work life, home life, and your connections in the community.  This training helps people become aware of strengths they never knew they had and then learn how to maximize them.

God has gifted you with strengths. Now, learn to use them to transform lives, communities and the world.  Check out this video to learn more about the program:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6BhSqyz0CQ#action=share

Or go to www.gallupstrengthscenter.com for all the details.

Have you already taken the Gallup Strengths Assessment?  Great!  But have you been professionally coached in learning how to develop your Strengths?  Most people who have taken the assessment have not received the training that will be offered beginning with this seminar.  If you already have your assessment, there is no cost, but you will need to send your assessment results to Eric and Brenda by March 1.

  • Seminar Date: Saturday, March 9
  • 9am – 12pm  Hines Hall Led by Rev. Eric Meyer
  • Registration Deadline: March 1st
  • Cost $10 (a $300 value)
  • Registration link: SIGN UP HERE

FAMILY DINNERS—Connecting families WITH FAMILIES

  • Parents of teens in grades 7-12, would you like to meet other parents and build relationships as a family unit? If so, sign up to attend our first family dinner. We will have 3 host families provide dinner.
  • RSVP with Brooke Crumple at brooke@fumcbentonville.org by March 24 so she can assign a dinner location

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. 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.

GOD

  • When you say God, what exactly do you mean? Do your co-workers hear what you mean if you talk about God in your life?  How can there be 25,000 Christian denominations if God is One?  We will explore the nature of God through video, conversations and personal experiences.  Welcome to the conversation!!
  • Sunday mornings in March
  • 10am—10:45am Hines Hall Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

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.

  • The group will begin again in March (contingent on weather)
  • 8:30am Meet in church parking lot

LENTEN STUDY

  • Lent is a season of preparation, a season in which we cleanse body, mind, and soul in preparation for the coming of the Messiah.  It is a perfect opportunity to dedicate daily time to learning about our faith and, in the process, about ourselves.  Will you join me in spending that time this Lent learning about the Bible?  The time you invest in this study may transform the way you connect with God for the rest of your life.
  • Together we will read and discuss What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell.
  • This is a book-based study, so it is important that those who participate do their best to read through the chapters selected for the week. Please read the introduction and first chapter for the first week.
  • Wednesday evenings | 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17
  • 6pm—7:30pm Gathering Room Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

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 to learn when our next gathering will take place.

PRAISE BAND

  • Do you love singing praise to God or playing an instrument? If so, we invite you to join us in The Gathering service, our Contemporary worship service. The Praise Band rehearses on Sunday mornings at 7:45am and the band participates in both the 8:45am or 11am Gathering Services.
  • Rehearsal takes place on Sunday mornings at 7:45AM
  • The band performs during the 8:45am & 11am worship services. Contact Ken Weatherford for more information at ken@fumcbentonville.org.

SALVATION

  • What exactly does it mean to be saved? Is what we think salvation means what Jesus offers to us? Wait a minute!  How could the two be different?  Because salvation means something different to different Christian denominations.  It would be so simple if we just had one definition of salvation, but God is not often found in the simple answers.  God is more often experienced in the grey between the black and the white.  Join us as we explore Scripture, traditions, our experiences, and reason our way towards salvation.
  • Sunday mornings in April
  • 10am—10:45am Hines Hall Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

Seedlings is where parents of elementary aged kiddos connect with one another and build  relationships. The group meets the last Sunday of every month from 4pm—6:30pm for Sunday Family Fun Day. We’ll  kick-off the event with a special craft or family activity, practice songs for our upcoming Children First worship service (taking place the 1st Sunday of the month) and conclude the night with supper. Seedlings also offers a  variety of activities like parents nights out, play dates and more

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!

  • 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 spring we will continue with our book The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp. 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. 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.
  • The group meets the First Wednesday of every month • 12pm • Hines Hall