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-Various Times: Group opportunities. New participants are always welcome in all classes and activities. For more information, please contact Kisha Bumpers at kbumpers@conwayfumc.org.


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.

Programs for 2019

April 8:

Whitney Reuschling, “Recycling”

Hosts: Jeff and Norma Kelley

May 13:

Debra Robinson, “Faulkner County Senior Citizens Center”

Hosts: Jim and Carolyn Bruce

June 10:

Jim Bruce, “Biking in Conway”

Hosts: Joan Noesser and Zettie Caudle

July 8:                      

Tom DeBlack, “Arkansas and the Civil War”

Hosts: Melinda Adams and Anne Marie Baker

August 12:

Bob Musser, “Chaplaincy at UAMS”

Hosts: Shirley and Paul Taber

September 9:

Lanita Langley, “Faulkner County Museum”

Hosts: Brenda and John Collier

October 14:

Bill Higgs, “Ukelele Bill”

Hosts: Judy McKnight and Jamie Bird

November 11:

Allan Mueller, “Bird Watching”

Hosts: Larry and Marilyn Williams

December 8:

Arlene and Jerry Biebesheimer, “Christmas Music”

Hosts: Sam and Carole Teague


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
Recreational Basketball
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.