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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Benton First United Methodist Church is located in downtown Benton, Arkansas at 200 North Market Street.
We are the large red brick church with the tall white steeple directly across the street from the Saline County Courthouse.


Map coming from Interstate 30:


WHERE CAN I PARK?
You can park on any of the streets surrounding the church building (Market Street, Sevier Street and Conway Street).
There are also parking lots available for your convenience.
You may use the Sevier Street parking lot directly across from the Christian Life Center.
There are two parking lots available on the Conway Street side.  The First Security Bank parking lot across the street from the church is open to all church members as well at the small church parking lot located to the right of the church's circle drive entry.


WHAT ARE THE SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE TIMES AND LOCATIONS?
8:00 am - Traditional Service
Located in the Sanctuary (you may enter through the big white doors under the steeple facing Market Street)

9:00 am - Contemporary Service
Located in the Christian Life Center (you may enter through the glass doors on Sevier Street)

10:00 am - Sunday School Classes
Located in various rooms around the church.  Map of classes coming soon!

11:00 am - Traditional Service
Located in the Sanctuary (you may enter through the big white doors under the steeple facing Market Street)

(For more times and locations of other church events and services, visit the Times and Locations page.)


WHAT ARE EACH OF THE SERVICES LIKE?
Our 8:00 am and 11:00 am services are considered our "traditional services".  They are located in the church's historical sanctuary and include traditional Methodist hymns, a sanctuary choir, a special children's sermon, an offertory time, church prayer, scripture and sermon.  Families of all ages attend these services.  Congregational readings and special music are common occurrences and Holy Communion takes place the first Sunday of each month.  This service is usually led by our Senior Pastor, Bro. David Jones.

Our 9:00 am service is considered our "contemporary service".  It is located in the church's Christian Life Center and is a little more of a "laid-back" service.  It includes a live praise band and singers, contemporary praise and worship songs with TV screens for the lyrics and other media, an offertory time, a special children's sermon, church prayer, scripture and interactive sermon.  Special music is a common occurrence and Holy Communion takes place the first Sunday of each month.  This service is usually led by our Associate Pastor, Bro. Daniel Thueson.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Whatever makes you comfortable to be able to worship The Lord.  Here are a few outfits you might see roaming the halls on a regular Sunday morning:

MEN:
Suits and ties
Dress shirts and/or jackets
Dress shirts and/or ties
Dress Shirts
Polo Shirts
Dress Pants
Khakis
Jeans
Dress Shoes
Sandals

WOMEN:
Sunday Dresses
Casual Dresses
Pant Suits
Dress Shirts
Dress Pants
Skirts
Jeans
Dress Shoes
Boots
High Heels
Flats
Sandals

...Just to name a few!  The most important thing is to be yourself.  Come as you are.  Come in what makes you feel appropriate, comfortable and what makes you feel like YOU.  Feeling comfortable in your own skin is SO important in being able to focus in your worship experience!


WHAT IF I HAVE KIDS?
We love kids!  You are welcome to keep them with you during your worship services.
However, there is also a nursery and day care center available for free during worship times and Sunday School!  These conveniences are located on the church's bottom level in the Child Development area.  The easiest way to enter this area of the church may be through the the circle drive doors on the Conway Street side of the church.

We also have Sunday School available for kids of all ages.
Children in preschool and Kindergarten have Sunday School classes in the church's bottom level in the Child Development area.  The easiest way to enter this area of the church may be through the the circle drive doors on the Conway Street side of the church.

Our Village of Faith is located on the upstairs level and is intended for children in grades 1 through 5.  Classes rotate through the interactive rooms each week but stay with their same age class during each rotation.

Children in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join our Reveal Youth Ministries classes located in the church's upstairs level youth area.  The classes are divided by mid high, junior high and high school levels.


WHAT IF I'M READY TO PLACE MY MEMBERSHIP AT BENTON FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH?
First of all, congratulations and WELCOME!  We are so excited to have you join our church family!
Paula Nichols is our Director of Membership Development and she will be able to answer all of your questions in preparation for joining our wonderful church.  You can find Paula (she's always wearing her name tag!) at any of the three Sunday worship services or you can contact her through the church office Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm by stopping by, calling at (501) 778-3601 or e-mailing her at paula.nichols@fumcbenton.org.  She would be delighted to help you!
December 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Retired Ministers' Coffee
Location: Parlor
Time: 10:00am

Missions
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm

the table
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
This new ministry is an opportunity to feed o ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Youth Area
Time: 7:00pm

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2 Prayer Group
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am

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3 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Angels of Yarn
Location: Parlor
Time: 1:00pm
This group meets every Wednesday for a time of fel ...

Wednesday Night Meal
Location: CLC
Time: 4:45pm

First Kids/Children's Choir
Location: CLC
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
For children's ministry information and schedu ...

Youth Worship and Small Groups
Location: Youth Area
Time: 5:45pm -7:00pm
Meet upstairs in the youth area for a time of fun, ...

Holy Communion
Location: Chapel
Time: 6:00pm

Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 6:45pm -8:00pm
Anyone is welcome to join this Bible Study that me ...

Praise Band Practice
Location: CLC
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
The contemporary service praise band practices eac ...

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4 Don't Mention Age Luncheon
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 10:30am
The DMA (Don't Mention Age) group meets on the ...

Felan Basketball Team
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm
Felan basketball team practice

Abigail Circle
Location: Room 130
Time: 6:30pm
Abigail Circle is the United Methodist Women's ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:30pm

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5 No Events

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6 Men's Prayer Breakfast
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 7:30am
Please join our men for a time of food, fellowship ...

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7 Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -9:00am

Contemporary Service
Location: CLC
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Youth
Location: CLC and The City (Youth Area)
Time: 5:00pm -7:30pm
Meet us in the CLC for dinner and then join us as ...

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8 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Retired Ministers' Coffee
Location: Parlor
Time: 10:00am

Missions Committee
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm

the table
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
This new ministry is an opportunity to feed o ...

Trustees
Location: Library
Time: 6:30pm

Boy Scouts
Location: Youth Area
Time: 7:00pm

Literal Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 7:00pm

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9 Prayer Group
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am

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10 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Angels of Yarn
Location: Parlor
Time: 1:00pm
This group meets every Wednesday for a time of fel ...

Wednesday Night Meal
Location: CLC
Time: 4:45pm

First Kids/Children's Choir
Location: CLC
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
For children's ministry information and schedu ...

Youth Worship and Small Groups
Location: Youth Area
Time: 5:45pm -7:00pm
Meet upstairs in the youth area for a time of fun, ...

Holy Communion
Location: Chapel
Time: 6:00pm

Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 6:45pm -8:00pm
Anyone is welcome to join this Bible Study that me ...

Praise Band Practice
Location: CLC
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
The contemporary service praise band practices eac ...

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11 Saline County Retired Teacher
Location: Library
Time: 10:00am
Cancer Friends is a support group for those dealin ...

Felan Basketball Team
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm
Felan basketball team practice

Abigail Circle
Location: Room 130
Time: 6:30pm
Abigail Circle is the United Methodist Women's ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:30pm

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12 Parent's Night Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 6:00pm -10:00pm
$10.00 for 1 child $15.00 for  ...

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13 No Events

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14 Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -9:00am

Contemporary Service
Location: CLC
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Youth
Location: CLC and The City (Youth Area)
Time: 5:00pm -7:30pm
Meet us in the CLC for dinner and then join us as ...

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15 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Retired Ministers' Coffee
Location: Parlor
Time: 10:00am

the table
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
This new ministry is an opportunity to feed o ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Youth Area
Time: 7:00pm

Daughters of the American Revolution
Location: Dorcas
Time: 7:00pm

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16 Prayer Group
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am

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17 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Angels of Yarn
Location: Parlor
Time: 1:00pm
This group meets every Wednesday for a time of fel ...

Wednesday Night Meal
Location: CLC
Time: 4:45pm

First Kids/Children's Choir
Location: CLC
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
For children's ministry information and schedu ...

Youth Worship and Small Groups
Location: Youth Area
Time: 5:45pm -7:00pm
Meet upstairs in the youth area for a time of fun, ...

Holy Communion
Location: Chapel
Time: 6:00pm

Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 6:45pm -8:00pm
Anyone is welcome to join this Bible Study that me ...

Praise Band Practice
Location: CLC
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
The contemporary service praise band practices eac ...

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18 Felan Basketball Team
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm
Felan basketball team practice

Abigail Circle
Location: Room 130
Time: 6:30pm
Abigail Circle is the United Methodist Women's ...

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19 No Events

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20 No Events

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21 Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -9:00am

Contemporary Service
Location: CLC
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Youth
Location: CLC and The City (Youth Area)
Time: 5:00pm -7:30pm
Meet us in the CLC for dinner and then join us as ...

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22 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Retired Ministers' Coffee
Location: Parlor
Time: 10:00am

the table
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
This new ministry is an opportunity to feed o ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Youth Area
Time: 7:00pm

Literal Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 7:00pm

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23 Prayer Group
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am

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24 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Angels of Yarn
Location: Parlor
Time: 1:00pm
This group meets every Wednesday for a time of fel ...

Wednesday Night Meal
Location: CLC
Time: 4:45pm

First Kids/Children's Choir
Location: CLC
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
For children's ministry information and schedu ...

Youth Worship and Small Groups
Location: Youth Area
Time: 5:45pm -7:00pm
Meet upstairs in the youth area for a time of fun, ...

Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 6:45pm -8:00pm
Anyone is welcome to join this Bible Study that me ...

Praise Band Practice
Location: CLC
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
The contemporary service praise band practices eac ...

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25 Felan Basketball Team
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm
Felan basketball team practice

Abigail Circle
Location: Room 130
Time: 6:30pm
Abigail Circle is the United Methodist Women's ...

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26 No Events

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27 No Events

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28 Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 8:00am -9:00am

Contemporary Service
Location: CLC
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Traditional Service
Location: Sanctuary
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Youth
Location: CLC and The City (Youth Area)
Time: 5:00pm -7:30pm
Meet us in the CLC for dinner and then join us as ...

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29 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Retired Ministers' Coffee
Location: Parlor
Time: 10:00am

the table
Location: CLC
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
This new ministry is an opportunity to feed o ...

Boy Scouts
Location: Youth Area
Time: 7:00pm

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30 Prayer Group
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am

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31 Kid's Day Out
Location: Children's Area
Time: 9:00am -2:00pm

Angels of Yarn
Location: Parlor
Time: 1:00pm
This group meets every Wednesday for a time of fel ...

Wednesday Night Meal
Location: CLC
Time: 4:45pm

First Kids/Children's Choir
Location: CLC
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
For children's ministry information and schedu ...

Youth Worship and Small Groups
Location: Youth Area
Time: 5:45pm -7:00pm
Meet upstairs in the youth area for a time of fun, ...

Bible Study
Location: Covenant Classroom
Time: 6:45pm -8:00pm
Anyone is welcome to join this Bible Study that me ...

Praise Band Practice
Location: CLC
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
The contemporary service praise band practices eac ...

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