IMG_8484-Edit-Edit-2-Edit copy-Edit.jpg
Cross Flame White Full.png

I'm New Here

Worship Sevices



About Us

Sunday Worship

8:50 am First Light Service - Hannah Building
10:00 am Sunday School
10:50 am  Traditional Service - Chapel (until Air Handlers are fixed in Main Sanctuary)
Radio Broadcast on 93.3 Eagle
Live Stream on Facebook

Watch previous sermons on YouTube - First United Methodist El Dorado

View our Monthly Newsletter 
by clicking on the .pdf on the right
to learn more about current happenings at
First United Methodist Church - El Dorado

Parts for the sanctuary air conditioner have been ordered and we hope to be back in the sanctuary by September for 10:50am  Traditional service. In the interim, we will be meeting in the chapel.  The 8:50am First Light service will continue to meet in the Hannah Building. 

Wednesday Night Live ended for the summer and will resume again in August when school starts. 

FUMC is in need of a used truck to haul trash from Hill St. to the dumpster located on Jackson St. The church currently owns a 1991 Chevy Silverado that has been in use for over 15 years but has almost outlived its usefulness.  Please contact Anita Tennyson, Trustee Chair or Bro. David, if you have a truck that you would like to donate.  The church will provide a donation receipt indicating fair market value. 

A note from Rev. David Bush  
My phone has been ringing a lot from our wonderful church family.  I am only a phone call away.  The Administrative Board has met and voted to begin the discernment process to disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church.  In the coming months we will have several meetings and listening sessions in which the entire congregation is invited to attend.  The first meeting will be led by our District Superintendent, Rev. Ann Ferris, on September 11, at 2 pm in the Hanna Building. 

It will take a minimum of 90 days to go through the discernment process.  We will take our time and go through the process slowly.  I want to call on all of us to pray, pray, pray!  I get up almost every morning by 5 a.m. and the first hour is usually spent in prayer, I challenge you to jump into prayer.

Pray for the congregations that vote to stay and for those who vote to leave.  There are great folks in both groups. Let us always look for the good in others.   

Many of you have called me with questions the last few days.  Call me, I love to visit with you. 

El Dorado is a great town and First is a great church.  

If you have questions contact me,  Anita Tennyson, or Susan Carmichael.

August 7
Rev. Andrew Thompson, senior pastor at First Springdale will be preaching both services. 

Thursday, August 11
11AM-1PM in the Fellowship Hall
Come and experience a time of fellowship, camaraderie, prizes and great food!

August 14
Sermon: Healing the Ten Lepers

August 17
Trustees Meeting - 5:30PM

August 21
Sermon: Jonah
Blessing of the Backpacks

August 24
Wednesday Night Programs begin                   
Back to School Bash

August 28
Sermon: Love Is Essential, Not Optional

September 3
Memorial Service for Charles Burge

September 7
Experiencing God Class Begins
This study will be available here at First  United Methodist Church beginning Wednesday, September 7, at  6:00 p.m. in the library.  Please sign up by calling the church office  at 862-1341 no later than Sunday, August 28.

September 11
Church Conference Discernment Meeting
2PM in the Hannah Building
The first meeting about the discernment process to disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church. This meeting will be led by our District Superintendent, Rev. Ann Ferris. All are welcome to attend

October 16 - Homecoming Sunday
Bro. Keith Dobson will be preaching

Donuts and Coffee are Back @ First Light Service 

Don't Forget:
You can drop canned food donations to the Little Church to help those in need. 

Interfaith Help Services Donation Request     
Drop donations to church office 

Office Hours
     Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-4:30PM
     Friday 9AM-12noon
Wednesday Night Live 
Ended for the Summer - Will Resume when School Starts
5:00 p.m.  Cherub Choir (Education Building, Room  308)
5:30 p.m.  Church Meal (Hanna Building)
6:15 p.m.  Children's Classes (Education Building Third Floor)
                  Youth Small Groups (Loft)
                  Adult Bible Study (Education Building, Room 207)
                  Pastor's Bible Study (Library)
                  Women's Bible Study
                  Carillon Handbell Practice
7:00 p.m.  Motet Choir Practice

Men's Fraternity 
     Each Tuesday  6:30AM   Fellowship Hall
     Each Tuesday  8:30AM  Church Library

Prayer Ministry
     Each Wednesday   11AM   
     Education Building, Room 211

For those wishing to contribute to the Little Church Ministry, please drop off Christian literature – bibles, devotional books, etc. and food items to the collection box in the church office.  The committee overseeing the Little Church checks the box every 2 or 3 days and replenishes it.  Thanks for your help!

FUMC Church Calendar

Find Us


First United Methodist Church is conveniently located
in downtown El Dorado, Arkansas 
in the Murphy Arts District. 

201 South Hill Avenue
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730