3.22.24 FUMC Announcements

March 21, 2024

Sunday, March 24
Rev. Dr. T Ray Wheeler

Foolish Love… is Risky
Matthew 5:43-48; Matthew 26:14-25, 47-50 
This week we confront Jesus’ teaching that we should love our enemies, and we also confront the reality that loving our enemies is not a safe thing to do.  It very well may lead to our own profound loss. To what extreme are we called to love?  Is this kind of love just for Jesus or for us too? Is it true that the test of our faith is not if we love Jesus but if we love Judas? 

Holy Week Services

Mark your calendars for our Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday - service honoring the Last Supper - March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary (childcare provided)

Good Friday - service recounting the crucifixion of Jesus - March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary (childcare provided)

Easter, March 31 - Sunrise Service 7 a.m. on the front steps of the Sanctuary (or inside if raining); Gathering Service 9 a.m. in Hines Hall; Traditional Service 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary


Eggstravaganza - Sunday, March 24
Youth Glow Hunt - Sunday, March 24
Maundy Thursday - Thursday, March 28
Good Friday - Friday, March 29
Easter - Sunday, March 31
Ozark Mission Project Sign-Up Deadline - Monday, April 1
Eclipse Party - Monday, April 8
Women's Retreat - Friday-Saturday, April 12-13

Urgent Announcements

Volunteer for the Bentonville Half Marathon!
Volunteer for our Bentonville Half Marathon table on Saturday, April 6 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Our church covers the halfway point table. We get to cheer people on and hand out medals and food. If you want to volunteer, contact Johnna Kosnoff at   to let her know you will be there!

Family ministries


Join us at 10am to celebrate Palm Sunday together. We will have a petting zoo outside in the front of the playground, and Egg Hunt for children ages 0-5th grade, a snack, face painting, and mission craft in Hines Hall.

Egg Hunt Times:

1. 10:10am - Ages 0-5 years hunt on the playground.

2. 10:20am - K-2nd hunt on church lawn.

3. 10:40am - 3rd-5th hunt on church lawn.

Youth Glow Hunt
Youth grades 7-12 are invited to join us for our Glow Hunt from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24! Bring your own basket to find glowing eggs throughout the church and win a special prize if you find one of three GOLDEN eggs!

Ozark Mission Project Youth Mission Trip 
This summer, June 9-14, we are planning to participate with Ozark Mission Project in Conway, Arkansas. During this week-long experience our students and adult chaperones will build relationships by participating in meaningful work projects that promote team-building and skill development. These projects include anything from building wheelchair ramps to porch construction. All current 6-12th grade students are invited to attend but must sign up by April 1. Sign up here!

Family Ministry Camping Trip
Families, mark your calendars! School will be out and we want to celebrate "family" style with you.
We will be camping for 2 nights at Devil's Den, and having our own Children First worship together. Sign-ups coming soon!

Wonderfully Made
Wonderfully Made is a Christ focused sexual education class for our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, led by Ms. Allison and Ms. Lexie. Please mark the dates on your calendar if you are interested in your child attending this class. Cost is $10. Sign-up coming soon.

Parents of Preschoolers (POPs) Small Group
We have a new small group for Parents of Preschoolers (POPs) that meets Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in Room 116 (across from the offices). Anyone with children birth to school age is welcome to come. The group will spend time in fellowship each Sunday, sharing the joys and frustrations of this stage of life together. POP on in!

community events

Beer & Hymns | I'm Every Woman 

Presented by Bentonville Moves Coalition

To celebrate Women's History Month, our March event is for women, about women, and sung by ONLY WOMEN. That's right - Ken is stepping back from the mic to make room for some amazing female singers!

Our featured charity for March is Havenwood, empowering single mothers and their children to move from crisis to self-sufficiency. Come join the fun as we help Havenwood break generational cycles by providing a safe place and resources that foster a community where all single mothers are able to meet the needs of their families.

All ages and all people welcome! Beer & Hymns brings people together to raise our glasses, raise our voices, and raise funds for organizations that change the world.

Eclipse Day and Earth Day
Mark your calendars now for two special events hosted by our church. On Monday, April 8 we will gather on the Green Space from noon to approximately 3 p.m. to share in food provided by the Goodman family (first come, first served), music, bubbles, etc. as we prepare to "watch" the Solar Eclipse (some eclipse glasses will be available). Then on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. join our church and several area organizations for our Earth Day Fair. Learn more about how you can contribute to conservation efforts in our community and make a difference. And if you would like to volunteer for the fair, contact Johnna Kosnoff at !


All Are Welcome Guide
We have free "All Are Welcome" guides available outside the Sanctuary and the church office as well as online.

Register now for the Women's Retreat April 12-13

Sign up to attend Barbie and the Bible, our Spring Women's Retreat April 12-13.

Cost: $40 (includes snacks, breakfast, box lunch)

Friday night starts at 6 p.m. with snacks and fellowship. Then we'll watch Barbie and hear reflections from Pastor Michelle.

Saturday starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast, then Rev. Dawn Spragg (MS LPC) will share "Reflections from the Makeup Mirror," followed by lunch and a Crafty Shambles activity (additional charge).

Sign up here!

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