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.

Pastor Ann Ferris
Pastor Ann Ferris
Pastor Ann Ferris comes to us from Corning, AR, FUMC.   Coming with her is husband, James C. Ferris, and their two dogs, Tanner and Tucker.  The Ferris's have six adult children and fourteen grandchildren with one more on the way.

Pastor Ann originally graduated from Girton College in Cambridge, England.  She holds degrees in Engineering and Mathematics in addition to her M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C.  Pastor Ann obtained her United State Citizenship in 1997.

There are three things she highly values about her pastoral ministry in The United Methodist Church:
1. The opportunity to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. The opportunity to lead others to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, the community and the wider world through ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Being part of a connectional system together with clergy colleagues and laity through which we can encourage and help each other in our ministry.

She is proactively seeking to implement these goals for the church, and she gladly welcomes all within the community to join us for Sunday Worship beginning with hospitality time at 8:30 am.; Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and Worship at 10:00 a.m.

Pauline's Puppets for Christ
October 2nd
4:00 p.m.
Upstairs - FUMC

  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.

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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.