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.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(Sept.  -  May)

Betweens and Youth
5:30 p.m.

Youth Choir
6:00 p.m.

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

Reverend Dr. John
"Scott" Stewart and Cynthia
New Pastor Announcement

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of our new pastor, Reverend Dr. John "Scott" Stewart, and his wife Cynthia. The Stewarts have one daughter, Georgia Stewart-Perez, and four grandchildren.

Reverend Stewart received his education at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas; Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas; and Southern Methodist University/Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas.
Stewart's hobbies and interests include writing, hiking, web development and design, Biblical studies, geology, upholstery/sewing, guitar, and metal craft and woodworking. He has also been a volunteer firefighter and is a certified emergency medical responder.

Three of the things that Reverend Stewart values most about his pastoral ministry are "calling people to Christ," "nurturing disciples," and "reaching out to the community." He has most recently served a United Methodist Church in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Reverend and Mrs. Stewart will be coming to our church in July. For additional information about them, speak to any Staff Parish Relations Committee member or check the bulletin board in the hallway outside the Fellowship Hall.

  The Upper Room Daily Devotional


What's Happening at FUMC?
  • Interim Pastor - As of October 1, 2019, our new interim minister will be Donald L. Hall, Jr. He is a retired minister with 39 years experience in Methodist churches of all sizes. Prior to that he was a public school music teacher.

    He is married to Cheryl who is a watercolor artist and master naturalist. They ahve five children, nine grandchildre, and one great-grandchild.

    He has his Doctorate of Ministry from St. Paul School of Theology and has numeroud academic awards.

    We want to welcome tham and thank Donald for joining us at this time.

    Regards, Bob Mathiews, SPRC
  • FUMC Kidz - Children aged 3 through 4th grade are invited to attend FUMC Kidz every Wednesday September through May, from 5:30-6:35 p.m., for singing, a snack, Bible story and fun activities.
  • Youth Group - On Wednesdays from September through May, 5th through 12th graders are invited for a meal, lesson adn fun activities, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Pauline's Puppeteers for Christ - Sundays 5:00-5:30 p.m. during the scool year.  No experience necessary - instruction will be provided.  Open to anyone 4th grade and above.
  • United Methodist Men's Ministry - Typically on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m..  Meetings include a devotional, meal and an interesting speaker.  Men also participate in fund-raisers like their annual inside garage sale and "Rent a Methodist Man week."  They use the money raised to fund missions such as helping local schools, helping needy families and sponsoring an orphange in Haiti.  The men also do some construction projects to help needy individuals, such as installing wheelchair ramps and grab bars.
  • Youth Choir - Sundays, 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Chancel Choir - It you like to sing, come on Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.  No auditions necessary!
  • Do you knit or crochet, or would you like to learn how to? - Join our "crochet fellowship" for a time of fellowship and working on projects on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in fellowship hall.


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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.