10.13.2023 FUMC Announcements

October 12, 2023

Sunday, October 15
Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris

Scripture: Luke 18:1-8 
Who is the disagreeable neighbor in this story, the widow of the judge? I suppose it depends on your point of view. Points of view are causing all kinds of disagreements among us these days.  How do we overcome them to learn to love one another again? 

dates at a glance

Wednesday, October 18 - Scholarship Chili Supper
Wednesday, October 18 - Charge Conference in Hines Hall
Saturday, October 21 - OneTogether Winery Tour & Lunch
Sunday, October 22 - Killers of the Flower Moon Discussion
Thursday, October 26 - Journeys of Paul Informational Meeting
Saturday, November 4 - Fall Landscape Cleanup

Urgent announcements

In-Person Charge Conference
This year's charge conference will be held in person in Hines Hall or on Zoom (meeting ID: 891 8930 9837; Passcode: 72712) on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for this important meeting setting church leadership for the coming year.

Sager Brown February 2024 Mission Trip Registration

Save the Date: February 4th-9th, 2024

Join us on a mission trip to the UMCOR Sager Brown facility in Baldwin, Louisiana. During the week of February 4-9, 2024, volunteers will assist with cleaning, organizing disaster relief supplies, light construction projects, and community outreach in the area.

This is a working mission trip, but also an opportunity for spiritual reflection and devotion.

Trip Details:

  • Sign-up Deadline: October 31, 2023
  • Cost: $330 per person (includes lodging and meals)
  • Transportation not included, but we'll coordinate as a group
  • Non-refundable payment due at registration

Informational Meeting: Learn more at a short info meeting on October 15 after the 9 a.m. service in the coffee area or after the 11 a.m. service in Hines Hall.

Trip Contacts: Kathy Dunn, Dan Dunn, Brad Anderson, Connie Anderson, Johnna Kosnoff

Second Street Pantry Suspending Benevolence

Second Street Pantry is temporarily suspending benevolence (assistance with rent, utilities, etc.) through the rest of the calendar year. We remind all of our congregation that you can give one-time or set up regular giving to the Pantry using our online giving or through designated gifts in the offering plate.

Hiring Part-Time Accountant

Our church is seeking to hire a part-time accountant since the departure of Amanda Genest from our staff. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Toni Hinrichs at  .

Community Events

Killers of the Flower Moon Discussion

Join us for a dinner and discussion about the movie "Killers of the Flower Moon." You can participate in person in the Gathering Room or online via Zoom.

In-person attendees will receive a light meal. We will not be watching the movie or reading the book together - please view/read it beforehand on your own.

Rev. Steven Spradling, a Native American UMC pastor, will lead the discussion.

To register for the in-person or online discussion, click here.

Scholarship Chili Supper

You and your family are invited to a chili supper fundraiser hosted by the Chancel Choir in Hines Hall on Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious chili and fixings, lovingly made by our choir members.

This is a free-will offering event. Proceeds will support the 2023-2024 FUMC Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Bentonville high schools.

Family ministries

Children's Ministries Monthly Mission

Once a month our children's Sunday School hour becomes a mission opportunity. On November 5, our children will be packing First Aid kits. These kits will go to our Second St. Pantry friends, as well as Havenwood families. Ms. Allison's goal is to make 100 kits that morning, and we need your help collecting the supplies needed to fill our kits. Please drop off any donations in the red baskets outside the office door.


  1. small ointment tubes

  2. alcohol swab packets

  3. travel hand sanitizer

  4. Band-Aids, all sizes

  5. latex gloves

  6. gauze pad packets

other announcements

Voyages of Paul Informational Meeting
In October 2024, take a journey that helps your faith come alive in new ways, and cruise the Mediterranean at the same time! To learn how, come to an informational meeting on Thursday, October 26 at 6 p.m. in person in the Gathering Room or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 814 7816 1636 Passcode: 72712).

  Methodism 101

Have questions about basic beliefs and practices in Methodism? New to Methodism or a longtime member who needs a refresher? Join Pastor Michelle in the Youth Common Space (2nd floor) for a 6 week class from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays starting October 8 to learn about some of the basics of our particular type of Christianity. No need to sign up - just show up!

Fall Landscape Cleanup

Our lawn and landscaping are maintained entirely by volunteers. It is time to finish some projects and prepare for winter. We have a work day on November 4 from 8 a.m. until noon. Projects include completing work on the front of the sanctuary, removing or trimming some shrubs, weeding beds, and clearing leaves. If you can help please contact Toni ( ) or call the church office at (479) 273-2712.

Office Closed October 13

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