First United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Open Hearts — Open Minds — Open Doors
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The church is updating contact information of our members.   Please let the church office know your cell phone number and e-mail address.


Caring and Sharing Pantry
"For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome...." (Matthew25:35-36)

Wednesday — 12:00 Noon
Wednesday — 5:30 p.m.

Prayer Chapel
8:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.
Each Sunday


We invite you to worship at First United Methodist Church.   FUMC is a friendly church where newcomers are always greeted warmly and made to feel welcome.  Our congregation has people of all ages and background seeking spiritual enrichment and fellowship.  No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Rev. Tony Hill

608 South Grandview — De Witt, Arkansas    72042  

Church Office  (870)946-2328 — Fax  (870)946-2329

Office Hours:   M-F   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Sunday School  —  9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship  —  10:30 a.m.
Nursery  -  9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
Celebrating Our 148th Year
Established in 1868



Sager Brown Methodist Mission Center

Sunday, January 15Friday, January 20

Carol Choir - October 2016


Children Service

 Festival Choir - November 2016







Loma Essex Ministry

The  UMW began a "Loma Essex Ministry" to support our college students for which Loma had a great concern.   It was Loma's wish to keep in touch with these students from our church.  Please inform us of any change in your student's mailing address or if you have a freshman student to add to the list by calling the church office at 870-946-2328 or emailing the church at  
We ask for your prayers that this ministry will be the blessing we intend and we thank you for your support.

Choir Practice

Carol Choir
Kindergarter &
First Grade
Tuesdays after school til 3:45 p.m.
Festival Choir
2nd - 6th Grades
Wednesdays after school til 4:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir
7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.






Advent Wreath

The circular wreath represents God's eternity and unity.   Evergreens are a symbol of enduring life.

Advent is the first season of the liturgical year and is a four-week period in which the church looks forward to the birth and incarnation of Jesus Christ. This season is observed for the four Sundays prior to Christmas. The lighting of the Advent Wreath in our worship services and in our homes is symbolic of our preparation for the Christmas season. The traditional liturgical colors for this season are purple and/or blue.
  The first candle is blue and symbolizes expectation.
   The second candle is blue and symbolizes hope.
The candle for the third Sunday is rosecolore (a special shade of pinkish-purple), because it is lit halfway through the Advent season when we are starting to relax a little in anticipation of Christmas.  This candle symbolizes joy.
The fourth candle on the wreath is blue and symbolizes purity.