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Going to church can be intimidating, whether you have visited churches before or this is your very first time in a church. We want to make you feel welcomed and comfortable at First United Methodist Church (FUMC). We hope that the following information will answer any questions you may have. If you don’t find the answer to your questions, please don’t hesitate to call the church office at 501.623.6668.
There are three worship services to choose from. At 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service is held in the sanctuary. Traditional music, hymns, liturgy, and a relevant message for today help create an atmosphere where people come to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The ConneXion service is an informal service held in the Christian Life Center at 9:30 a.m. Guitars, drums, keyboard, videos, graphics, and a relevant message are incorporated to connect people to God.
WHAT DO PEOPLE WEAR?
At FUMC you will find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You should wear whatever you feel comfortable in. At the Traditional services you will see casual clothes as well as suits and ties. The ConneXion service is more casual and people wear anything from jeans to dressy casual clothes.
BRING THE KIDS!
Just as Jesus welcomed the little children and drew them near, we at FUMC do likewise. All children are welcomed at all services. If you prefer childcare, a nursery is available from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for children ages birth to 36 months. The nursery is located on the lower level of the Christian Life Center in rooms 105 and 107. On Sunday morning there are many opportunities for children to learn about Christ's love and God's saving grace. We have a curriculum that will engage your child and is taught by caring adults. For a complete list of all the opportunities for Sunday school, go to the Children’s tab on the right side of the webpage and then click on Sunday Morning.
On Sunday morning, youth (7th to 12th grade) connect at 9:30 a.m. to study the Bible in a small group setting. Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. is the primary meeting time for youth to worship and fellowship together. All classes meet in "The Underground", an awesome and newly renovated youth activity room, which is located in the basement of the Education wing. There are lots of activities for youth throughout the week, please click on the Youth tab at the right for more information.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
First United Methodist, Hot Springs, is located at 1100 Central Avenue. It is one block north of the intersection of Grand and Central Avenues.
The Christian Life Center, where the ConneXion Services are held, the church nursery and the Child Development Center are located, is to the west of the sanctuary and education buildings on Pratt Street. Be aware that Pratt Street is a northbound one-way street.
A guest parking area can be found directly north of the church at the intersection of Orange and Pratt Streets. Additional parking lots can be entered off of Orange Street and Hawthorne Street. Street parking is also available.
Once you have checked out the map and parking directions, the next question is what door do I enter through? If you are attending a Traditional worship service in the sanctuary, the entrance is in the building at the corner of Central Avenue and Orange Street. To enter the sanctuary you may use the doors and ramp at the corner of Orange and Pratt Streets or there is an entryway on the south side of the building as well. If you are attending the ConneXion service or dropping a child off in the nursery, you will be going to the Christian Life Center. The entrance for that building is southwest of the sanctuary and across Pratt Street.