First United
Methodist Church Bentonville
201 NW 2nd Street
Pantry is open Tuesday from 12-3pm & 4-5:30pm
Dinner is cancelled until further notice.
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The food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 12-3 & 4-5:30 pm as a drive thru service. The Financial Assistance program is also open with  procedures/requirements. Please visit for the latest information regarding applying for financial assistance and the changes in pantry operations due to covid-19.

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.

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

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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.

Havenwood Partnership


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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 or SIGN UP HERE.

Upcoming Events

 Our next event date takes place in the spring of 2019.  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 2018, we traveled abroad to Haiti, Spain, Nicaragua. We also shared the love of Christ locally here in Arkansas as well as in Louisiana, Texas and Missouri.

Contact the church office for more information.

Serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13

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 takes place in August 2018. We meet weekly on Sundays from 3-5pm in the Gathering Room. It is a 13-week seminar. On November 11, 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 9 at 5PM we invite you to a special Blue Christmas a worship service dedicated to Hope for Healing.