Come and join us at FUMC! We are a congregation rich in history with our roots going back to the 1800s. In fact, FUMC was the first church in Paragould. Today we continue a tradition of welcome, worship and inclusion, building on the generations that preceded us. We have multiple worship services and programs for all ages found here on our website. We look forward to helping you plug into FUMC!
Your First Visit
We have three services on Sunday:
8am Traditional service in the Sanctuary
9am Contemporary service in the Worship Center
11am Traditional service in the Sanctuary (including Chancel Choir)
10am Sunday School class are available for all ages. A listing is available on our Classes page.
Our largest parking lot is near the Welcome Center, off of Garland and between 4th & 5th streets. Street parking including access to the front of the Sanctuary is also available.
Ushers will be available for your assistance, including providing listening devices in our Sanctuary services.
The nursery is located on the first floor in our newly renovated Children's department. Nursery care is available for each worship service.
We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. All worshipers are welcome to participate.
There are greeters, ushers, and members of the hospitality team located all over the church to help you find your way. Welcome!
You can become a member of First United Methodist Church in a couple of ways. First, if you are already a member of another United Methodist congregation, you simply tell us you wish to transfer your membership and we make that happen. Second, if you are a member of another denomination we accept your baptism and your walk of faith and ask that you pledge your loyalty to the United Methodist Church with this vow: "I promise to be loyal to the United Methodist Church, upholding it with my prayers, my presence, my gifts, my service and my witness." If you have never been a member of any church then we will guide you through our process leading to baptism and profession of faith.
To enter the Sanctuary, there is a ramp at the front of the building (Main St.) that leads to the Narthex. The first floor Welcome Center entrance includes handicap parking and access. From the Welcome Center you can access the Worship Center and Fellowship Hall. You may take the elevator or wheelchair lift to Sanctuary and other floors.