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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
Since the beginning of the year our Dream Team, which includes representatives from all the groups in the church, has been working on answering the question, “Why are we here?”  We invited input from our members and also searched the Bible for answers.  On June 23rd we presented our proposed mission statement to Church Council for approval and it was approved.  Our mission statement now is:

"The mission of Mena FUMC is growing in the love of God and our neighbors."

This statement is based on Jesus' words to the lawyer in Luke 10:27 when he said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."  It is also consistent with the Wesleyan understanding of prevenient, justifying and sanctifying grace.  It fits who we are and includes a sense of action that we are always striving to grow in love which is very important.  Unpacking the two parts includes everything we came up with in our discussions.  The “love of God” includes worship, personal discipleship, education and encouraging each other in our faith.  “Our neighbors” starts with our family members, friends and fellow church members and then reaches out to our community and our world.  “Loving our neighbors” includes caring for each other, evangelism, inviting others into our church community and service.

Over the coming months we will begin to unpack what living into this mission statement means for our church.  This is an exciting time!

Grace and peace,

  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.
  • Choir Practice - Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
  • Half Truths Study - Sunday evenings at 5:15 or Wednesdays @ 10 am
  • Sermon based on Adam Hamilton's Half Truths - January 7: Everything Happens for a Reason
  • Pastor Ann’s Haiti Presentation - January 11, 2018 @1:30 pm
    —Hosted by Ladies Coffee Group
  • Sermon based on Adam Hamilton's Half Truths - January 14: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
  • United Methodist Men - January 16
    James Ferris' presentation about mission trip to Haiti
  • Ninth Street Ministry Dinner - January 18
  • Healing Service - January 21 @ 2:30 pm
  • Sermon based on Adam Hamilton's Half Truths - January 21: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle
  • Sermon based on Adam Hamilton's Half Truths - January 28: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles it
  • Sermon based on Adam Hamilton's Half Truths - February 4: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

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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.