Come Worship
with Us

Hospitality Time
8:30 a.m.

Sunday School
9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Puppet Practice
4:00 p.m.

5:00 P.M.

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(Sept.  -  May)

Chancel Chimes
5:45 p.m.  (Oct.  -  May)

Chancel Choir
Rehearsals at 6:45 p.m.
(October - May)

Pastor Ann Ferris
All of us go through wilderness experiences in our lives – times when life is so difficult that we wonder how we can make it through another day.  Beginning the week of June 4, we will offer three groups for studying will be studying the book A Way Through the Wilderness: Growing in Faith When Life Is Hard by United Methodist pastor Rob Renfroe.  Drawing from the experiences of Moses and the Hebrews in the wilderness after their escape from Egypt, we will explore what a wilderness experience is, how we get there, why God allows it and how we can get through it God’s way so the experience deepens our trust in God, shapes us to be more like Jesus, and prepares us to walk alongside others who are hurting.

Classes be held at the parsonage which is located at 1409 Eve St S in Mena.  I will offer sessions on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.  My husband, James, will also lead sessions for men only at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.  Each session will last about one hour and will include a video by the author.  We have copies of the book available in the church office for $12.13, including tax, and it is also available for the Kindle.  Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the church office or call the church office to reserve your place in one of the groups.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Ann

  The Upper Room Daily Devotional

What's Happening at FUMC?
  • Every Saturday - 6:00 p.m. - Pastor Ann Ferris and her husband, James, invite you to join them each Saturday for a "Prayer Journey" through the rooms of the church asking God's blessings on the activities in each room for Sunday.  Please come when you can and participate in this joyful expression of our faith.
  • Wilderness Study - A Way Through the Wilderness: Growing in Faith When Life Is Hard by United Methodist pastor Rob Renfroe

    *Monday evenings at 6:30 in the parsonage for men
    *Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the parsonage for anyone
    *Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the parsonage for anyone
  • June 18 - Father's Day worship - Puppets perform.  Return baby bottles for Fresh Start.
  • June 18-21 - Annual Conference in Hot Springs -
  • June 20 - 6:00 p.m. Men's Meeting including supper -
  • June 25 - Middle High Students at Ozark Mission Project -

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The year was 1896, and the first KCS train had not yet come to Mena, but a group of Methodists who had just arrived met for prayer meetings and testimonies under a brush arbor on the corner of Maple and Fourth Streets.  Their pastor, Reverend J. Y. Christmas, instigated the construction of a simple church with a sawdust floor and rough timber walls, for the congregants to have shelter from the elements.

On August 2, 1896, the first formalized religious service was held in Mena.  The group later purchased the lot on the corner of Seventh and Church Streets.  During that first year, about 100 new members were added to the rolls.  One of the earliest members was Mrs. Dora Horner Harshman, mother to Holly Harshman, for whom the elementary school is named.

In 1906 two lots were purchased on the corner of Port Arthur and Ninth Streets due to the rapid growth of the church.  In 1907 the cornerstone was set at that site for Mena First United Methodist Church which remains at that location today.  Several additions and renovations have added space and beauty to the existing structure.

FUMCs organizations. Throughout the years, FUMC has remained strong in the foundations of faith laid by the Reverend John Wesley and his teachings on equality and caring.

A complete church history is available in the church office.