3.31.24 FUMC Announcements

March 28, 2024

Sunday, March 31
Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris

Foolish Love… is the Hope of Easter!
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
On this April Fools’ Day eve, we will acknowledge how ridiculous our faith story seems on some level, and yet we cannot imagine living with any other story. This foolish story is the beginning of hope and faith, and the means of true love.


Tenebrae Service - Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm
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

Join us for Easter Sunday!

Come celebrate the resurrection of Christ with us on Sunday!
Sunrise service: 7 a.m. on the steps of the Sanctuary (or inside if there is rain)
The Gathering: 9 a.m. in Hines Hall
Traditional: 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Family ministries

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.

community events

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!

Eclipse Party!
We will open our Green Space for people to gather on Monday, April 8 from noon to 3 p.m. to "watch" the eclipse together. Bill and Allyson Goodman are providing pulled pork for lunch (first come, first served), and we will have music and 100 Eclipse glasses to give out. Come join in the fun together!

Earth Day Fair April 27
Join us for our community Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 27 on the Green Space (or Hines Hall if it is raining) from 9a-12p. Activities include mastering the art of recycling, meeting environmental experts, and discovering the magic of nature! Make plans to stop by!

Also, if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Johnna Kosnoff at Volunteers will be needed from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Studying Heavenly Events at Bible Study
Pastor Michelle's Bible Study will be discussing heavenly events in the Bible and what they mean on Wednesday, April 3. Join us from 5:30p-7:00p (drop in at any point in that time frame) in the Gathering Room, or at this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83897623062?pwd=WGY0ODFQV0sweWU0elZhN0tzWG13dz09

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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