Some of the basic tenets of our beliefs at First United Methodist Church involve Fellowship, Worship, Outreach and Nurture. The Fellowship opportunities at Conway First are abundant and are perfectly suited for both the young and the young at heart. Find friends here at First United Methodist Church.
The Well -- A Time of Refreshment and Renewal on Wednesdays
Join us at The Well — our Wednesday night fellowship opportunity.
The night will look something like this:
5:20 to 6:20 p.m.: Food & Fellowship.
6:20 to 6:40 p.m.: Prayer & Praise
6:45-Various Times: Group opportunities. New participants are always welcome in all classes and activities:
Engage: Room 220
A Bible Study Experience. It will end between 7:45 and 8 p.m. and will be led by the pastors. Come explore the raw tensions, the real questions, and the radical grace of the Bible.
True Religion: Room 216
A study where we will engage John Wesley’s sermons and have conversation around how his sermons and theology can be applied to our lives and our world today. This study will also build upon the pastors’ sermons in the sermon series, “More Than…” This study will be led by Pastor Lauren and will end around 7:45 p.m. each week.
Adult Coloring: Fellowship Hall
Join us after the devotional time for an opportunity to enjoy extra fellowship time and artistry.
Knitting: The Library
Beginners to experts are welcome for this time of knitting and fellowship. If you’d like to learn to knit, there are people present to teach.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal: Room 202
7 to 8:30 p.m. in the choir room (Room 202). The choir leads music at our 11:00 service, singing a wide range of styles.
Amity is a gathering of older adults ages 50+ for fellowship, potluck and a variety of programs. The group meets at noon on the second Monday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. Guests are always welcome! Past programs have included a Christmas meal, a presentation on bird watching, and a time of storytelling and remembering holidays past.
Our Next Program:
Join us at noon Monday, Feb. 13, for a presentation about Hendrix College, given by Jack Frost.
Hosts will be Cherry White and Lil Predmore.
The Primetimers is a group of older adults who are really on the go!
In the past few years, the Primetimers have taken trips to Van Buren for a train ride, strolled through Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs and went shopping at the Holiday House Christmas event in Little Rock. These trips usually involve a small fee (for tickets, gas and meals). For more information, call the church office at 501.329.3801.
United Methodist Women
The organized Unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Who are the United Methodist Women?
They are women like you. Women of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds: employed, not employed, housewives, business women, retired women, single, married, divorced, widowed, young, middle-aged, and older women. Meetings are scheduled to provide an opportunity for all members to attend some or all Unit and Circle meetings. Circles meet monthly at various times and places. Unit meetings bring together all Circles and others for study, worship, business and fellowship. Childcare is available during Unit and Circle meetings when requested in advance.
Circles at First United Methodist Church include:
Clara Golden Circle
Second Monday at 7:00 p.m. (except July) in member’s homes or the church parlor
Mary Mitchell Circle
Third Monday at 2:00 p.m. (except July and August) in room 217
Nell Dyer Circle
Third Monday at 9:30 a.m. (except July and August) in room 212
For more information about United Methodist Women, visit the national Web site at http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/
Middle Grounds - Sundays 9:45 to 10:50, Fellowship Hall
Recreation or “fun” is the expenditure of time in a manner designed for therapeutic refreshment of one’s body or mind as defined by Wikipedia. So why not come and relieve some stress while giving your body exactly what it needs? Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Great Hall for some hoops with the “old men’s” recreational basketball group. Old Men’s Basketball normally takes a hiatus during the summer months.
Adult League Sports
We provide opportunities for fellowship through recreational sports. Men’s softball has been the most popular in our recent past, but we are willing to organize teams for any sport where there is enough interest. Team registration will be announced in the Witness. Whether you are a player or a spectator, it is great fun and fellowship with church friends. If there is an adult league in which you would like to participate, let us know.
Family Canoe Trips and Campouts
These fun outdoor activities are normally held in the spring and the fall to provide opportunities for the entire church to enjoy a slower pace, fresh air, family fun and Christian fellowship. Sponsored by the Outdoor Ministries Committee.