First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs

Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs!

We are centrally located in the Historic Downtown of Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Want to learn more?  Explore our website, send us an email, or give us a call at 501.623.6668 with any questions!

The church is located at 1100 Central Avenue in Hot Springs.

The church office is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

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What have we been up to?

We never have a slow season here at FUMC Hot Springs!  Here's a quick look at some of the fun events and activities we've hosted over the past few months.

This Week @ FUMC

Check out what's happening at First United Methodist Church this Christmas season!  

Get a head start on Sunday worship!

View this Sunday's Traditional Service bulletin here.

View this Sunday's ConneXion Service bulletin here.

Dig in to our monthly newsletter, The Messenger, here.

  • spring fling

    Sunday, March 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    Christian Life Center

    You're invited to our annual Spring Fling!  We'll have games, crafts, and food downstairs in the Christian Life Center for everyone to enjoy.  Then head upstairs to experience "Walk With Jesus", an interactive walk-through of Jerusalem during Jesus' last week on earth.  Listen to the townsfolk, tradespeople, and Roman soldiers tell the story of Jesus' journey to the cross!  Everyone in the community is welcome to this fun Easter event!

  • Maundy Thursday Service

    Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 PM

    FUMC Sanctuary

    Join us for a communion service in observance of the Last Supper.

  • Good Friday Service: Hear, Touch, and see

    Friday, March 30 at 6:00 PM

    Christian Life Center

    You’re invited to experience our new, interactive Good Friday service on Friday, March 30 at 6:00 pm in the Christian Life Center. This family-friendly service incorporates song, scripture, and shadow-acting to tell the crucifixion story.

  • Easter Sunday Services

    Sunday, April 1

    Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM in Arlington Park in downtown Hot Springs

    Please bring a chair for yourself and one for a guest!

    Traditional Service at 8:15 AM in the Sanctuary

    Fellowship Breakfast at 9:30 AM in the Shelton Room of the Christian Life Center

    Join the church family in fellowship over a continental breakfast!

    Traditional Service at 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary

    The ConneXion Service at 10:45 AM in the Christian Life Center

  • trip to marlsgate plantation

    Friday, April 6 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    We're taking a trip to Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Arkansas for lunch and a tour of the gardens on Friday, April 6. We'll leave the Christian Life Center at 9:30 am and return by 3:00 pm.  Cost for the trip is $50.  Call Candy Poirier at (501) 623-6668 ext. 117 to reserve your spot. 

  • dinner groups

    Dinner groups are returning in April!  Dinner groups consist of 8-12 people who arrange to meet for a monthly dinner at someone's house or a restaurant.  This is a great way to meet new people and "plug in" to the church.  Childcare will be provided at the church upon request.  Register here.  Deadline to register is April 8.