“Love in Action”
9:30 am Connexion
In Person, Facebook Live and YouTube
Rev. Bud Reeves
“Holy Spirit”
“The Way”
11:00 am Sanctuary
In Person, Facebook Live (only 11:00am), YouTube, and FM 96.7
Rev. Bud Reeves
Anthem “God So Loved the World”
Anthem “If God Be For Us”
“Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies”
“Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service”
“Forth in Thy Name, O Lord”
Keely Sattazahn, Gaye Mings, Audra Weathers, Soloists
Nancy W. Vernon, Organist
Her name is Ashley McNeal. For the past six years, she has been the full-time minister to children and families (and recently youth as well) at FUMC Arkadelphia, AR. Ashley has a degree in Christian Education from Ouachita Baptist University and spent two years with a mission organization in New York City. She is originally from Waco, Texas.

Ashley is married to Christopher, and they have five canine children. Ashley's ministry in Arkadelphia has been characterized by creativity, energy, and growth, and we are looking forward to a great time with our children's ministry at FSFUMC. Ashley will start at the end of May.

We can't say enough thank-you's to Kelly DeSoto for being our interim children's director for much longer than she anticipated before a pandemic came along, and to Sally Ware, who has continued in retirement to assist in meaningful ways. God is good!
Scholarship Opportunity for Students          
Available to active members of First United Methodist Church that are applying for continuing education, including technical training, undergraduate or graduate studies. Turn in applications for the 2021-2022 school year to the church offices or emailed to Elizabeth Thames at ethames@fsfumc.org by April 30, 2021.           
Pick up applications and guidelines at the church office or by email. Awards for this scholarship are made on a one time basis. The amount of scholarships awarded will vary. If you have any questions, please email: ethames@fsfumc.org
Dear Widows of the Fort Smith Area,
Please join us for a free luncheon and informational meeting for the Modern Widows Club--a group that was created to help widows “hope, heal, grow and lead.” Modern Widows Club website
Thursday, April 29, noon to 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room of First United Methodist Church. Reservations required. For more information and to RSVP, please call or email Gail Oakes (479-782-5068) goakes@fsfumc.org
It is time for some lovin' from the oven! We will deliver cookies to the Police. Please bring your cookies on Sunday, April 25 or you may bring them Monday, April 26 — 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm.
Questions? Contact Gail Oakes 479-459-0479
In Mercy Hospital:
  • Pat Little
In St. Vincent Hospital, Little Rock:
  • Kim Friery
Loss of loved ones and friends:
  • James Royal Minish —father of Stephanie (Damon) Wright , grandfather of Jordan (Taylor) Burgess, Courtney Wright and Gabby Wright
  • Eldon James “Jim” Hughart — nephew of Drucilla Hughart and cousin of Connie Carpenter
Sunday, April 25
8:30-9:30 am Taking it to the Streets Breakfast
9:30 am Believers Class, 2720 Lela Street, Outside
9:30 am Connexion Worship, In Person, Facebook Live and YouTube
9:45 am Friends Class
9:45 am Cornerstone Class, Room 303
9:45 am Roundtable Class, Parlor
10:30 am Fellowship Meeting, Fireside Room
11:00 am Sanctuary Worship, In Person, Facebook Live, YouTube, and FM 96.7
2:00 pm Coffee with the Pastors, Zoom
5:00 pm Youth, Loft, in person
6:00 pm Finance Committee
Monday, April 26
7:00 pm Know Your Story, Zoom
Tuesday, April 27
6:00-8:00 pm Social Justice Book Club, Zoom
Wednesday, April 28
4:00 pm Brave Christians, Rev. DeeDee, Friends
5:30 pm Evening Prayer, In Person, Facebook Live & YouTube
6:15 pm Chapel Class, Roebuck Chapel
6:30 pm Club 56, Zoom
Thursday, April 29
12:00 pm Modern Widows Club Luncheon, Fireside Room
7:00 pm College Ministry, Zoom
Small Groups are meeting again in person.
Contact FSFUMC office for more information
The Book Club April/May book is The Hate U Give. “Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.”

Adults and young adults are encouraged to join. Just get your book and meet us online the last Tuesday of April.

for Zoom link and password.
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