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.

Weekly Devotional

Written by Suzanne Dicke


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong & courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”   Joshua 1:9

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” The fledgling courage within the cowardly lion in “The Wizard of Oz” strengthened & rose to the call when he considered Dorothy’s welfare more vital than his fear. Arnold Schwarzenegger provides this perspective: “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships & decide not to surrender, that is strength.” The LORD God is with us; Emmanuel has come; the Holy Spirit gives us power & grace for the task, however daunting. May we decide NOT to surrender to fear or failure!

Prayer: Today I pray for the courage to face the difficulties all children of God must face. In my circumstance, I believe I will not be given more than I can handle; while any one problem or situation may seem overwhelming, I know God is with me if I set myself in concert with His will. I pray for the courage to act in accordance with God’s will, no matter the opposition or the cost of such action. For if it is right, it is of God, & He will be my support & comfort. He is the giver of courage to the fearful.

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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We are open every Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We are currently offering curbside pick-up. Just drive up to the church office awning, check-in, and then you’ll be directed to the pantry door to pick up your groceries. 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.

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. To apply for financial assistance, email the following information no later than 5:00 pm Monday to Requests without all required documents and information will not be considered. Requests received after 5:00 pm Monday will be considered the following week. The requests are reviewed each Tuesday morning.

A valid photo ID is required. We provide help with gas vouchers, shut off notices and rent assistance with late notices. (Certain restrictions apply.)

Havenwood Partnership


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

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
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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.