Welcome.
 
 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Our Sunday School Classes have resumed
at 9:45 am -10:30 am
 
WORSHIP SERVICE:
Our In-person Worship Service is at 10:45 am
or use our Online Link
 
We are a church on fire for Jesus Christ,
setting the world on fire for Jesus Christ.
We are passionate about Jesus, the Scriptures, the local church,
and fulfilling the command to be disciples
and make disciples across the earth.
 
 
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United Methodist Women
 
Preschool & PDO
 
Online Information
 
 
Missions and Outreach
 
MUMC Staff
Dr. William Cato
Pastor
Sheila Henderson
Administrative Assistant
Cyndi James
Business Administrator
Blake Owen
Music Director
Straley Owen
Children’s Director
Michelle Schwartz
Children’s Co-Director
Kolby Jones
Youth Director
 
Gary Wehrum
Recreation Director
 
Teresa Gardner
Preschool Director & Teacher
Tori Fraley
Preschool Teacher
Pam Scarbrough
PDO Director/Teacher
Kristie Stotts
PDO Director/Teacher
 
 
Marcia Sutton
Pianist
Debbie Wallace
Organist
Tracy McDonald
Custodian
 
Giving

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church.  In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, there are two ways to give:

Online

Click Here to Give Online

Online giving is a safe and easy way to support Marion United Methodist Church. This system enables you to support us by making a one-time donation or by establishing an automatic recurring donation. 

Mail
Donations can be mailed to Marion United Methodist Church, 81 Military Road, P. O. Box 389, Marion, AR 72364.
 
Visit MUMC This Sunday
 
 

 
9:45 Sunday School // 10:45 Worship Service
 
 

 
Connect With Us
Marion United Methodist Church
81 Military Road
P. O. Box 389
Marion, Arkansas 72364
(870)739-3434
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Giving

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministry of changing lives, transforming communities and renewing the church.  In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, there are two ways to give:

Online

Click Here to Give Online

Online giving is a safe and easy way to support Marion United Methodist Church. This system enables you to support us by making a one-time donation or by establishing an automatic recurring donation. 

Mail
Donations can be mailed to Marion United Methodist Church, 81 Military Road, P. O. Box 389, Marion, AR 72364.
 
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Bible Reading Challenge
The staff of MUMC has decided to accept the challenge of reading the entire Bible in a year. We are starting January 1st.  My hope is that the entire congregation of MUMC would join us. Here is the Bible reading plan we are using:
The plan is called, “Through the Bible in a Year.”  It can be found at http://static.esvmedia.org/assets/pdfs/rp.through.the.bible.pdf.

I recommend the following Bible versions: English Standard Version (ESV), New Living Translation (NLT), New International Version (NIV), the New King James Version (NKJV), the and the Common English Bible (CEB).  I personally like the ESV and NLT. Of those versions, the NLT and CEB will be the easiest to read.

Study Bibles are helpful because they provide commentary along with scripture. Any of the Life Application Bibles are wonderful. You might have different Study Bibles you prefer and any of those are fine. For more recommendations on those simply email me, call, or come by the office and I’d be happy to help!

There are two Bible Apps I highly recommend: YouVersion and the ESV App. The ESV App has our Bible reading plan as well as a podcast you can subscribe to. The YouVersion Bible App has multiple translations, many of which include an audio option.

If you want to read from the internet, there are different versions of the Bible that can be found at www.biblegateway.com.

The ESV website allows you to plug in verses in addition to whole chapters for an audio bible: http://www.esvbible.org.

I will place hard copies of the plan on the table in the Narthex for you to take home.

Happy reading and look for more information to come as we journey in this year!

Blessings,

Brother Robert

 

Links & Resources
 
Here you can find Links and Resources for you Faith formation while we are not meeting in person.
We have hard copies of these documents in containers located under the portico at the entrance on Hwy. 77 for those of you who prefer printed copies. 
 
 
THIS SUNDAY
May 16, 2021 
 
Worship Service / 10:45 a.m. –  Order of Worship Link
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information, please contact the church office at (870) 739-3434 or email:
Connect With Us
Marion United Methodist Church
81 Military Road
P. O. Box 389
Marion, Arkansas 72364
(870)739-3434
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Backpack Program
The Backpack Program is a ministry where backpacks or other bags are filled with a food so that children in need can get the food to last them through the weekend and help provide some extra food for consumption throughout the week. Each week, MUMC fills 50 bags of food to deliver to Marion schools. Each student we support receives 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, 4 snacks, and 2 drinks. That’s more than 800 food items each week.  
Here’s how you can help:
1) Prayer. Please pray for this ministry and all the students who will benefit from it.
2) We need volunteers to gather, pack and deliver the food.
3) We need any financial support you are willing to offer to the Backpack Program.
4) We need you to help provide the food for the backpacks. 
Items needed: (may be dropped off at the church office or placed in the donation bins in the Narthex)
Raisins, fruit treats, fruit cups, juice boxes, Vienna sausage, Chef Boyardee, cheese crackers and other snack crackers not processed in a plant with peanuts, pudding cups (that don’t require refrigeration), applesauce, mac and cheese, soup, soup, corn and green beans with pop top lids, oatmeal, Nutri-Grain bars, Pop-Tarts.
 
Heart of the Matter

Our congregation came together following Church Services on Sunday, February 16, 2020 to assemble meals for the Rise Against Hunger Project.   This project is an international relief organization that distributes food and life changing aid for the worlds most vulnerable.  Their aim is to end world hunger by 2030.   The website is riseagainsthunger.org.  The congregation packed over 20,000 meals to help feed the hungry.  Backs were tired, legs and arms sore, but the spirit was moving.  What an amazing blessing! Thank you for your help and support.

 

UMCOR
Through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), 100% of donations go to providing relief for those in need. Current needs are cleaning kits/flood buckets and monetary donations. 
 
Summer Series
 
Sermon Series:  Jesus Is Better
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
                 

Scouts

Marion United Methodist Church sponsors Marion Cub Scouts Pack 172 and supports Boy Scout Troop 72. For more information on Scouts, please contact the church office at (870) 739-3434 or email marionunitedmethodist@gmail.com
Choir
The choir practices Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and provides the music for our Sunday morning worship service. If you are interested in being a part of the choir, please contact Blake Owen, Music Director.
 
Praise Band
The Praise Band leads worship on Sunday mornings along with our Choir. If you would like to join the Praise Band, please contact Blake Owen.
 
Handbells
Handbells perform at various events and worship services throughout the year. If you would like to play with them, contact Blake Owen. 
 
Children’s Choir
Children’s Choir practices on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30 pm, after Worship With Friends. If your child is interested in Children’s Choir, please contact Blake Owen.
 
 
MUMC Staff
Dr. William Cato
Pastor
Sheila Henderson
Administrative Assistant
Cyndi James
Business Administrator
Blake Owen
Music Director
Straley Owen
Children’s Director
Michelle Schwartz
Children’s Co-Director
Kolby Jones
Youth Director
 
Gary Wehrum
Recreation Director
 
Teresa Gardner
Preschool Director & Teacher
Tori Fraley
Preschool Teacher
Pam Scarbrough
PDO Director/Teacher
Kristie Stotts
PDO Director/Teacher
 
 
Marcia Sutton
Pianist
Debbie Wallace
Organist
Tracy McDonald
Custodian
 

We believe in:

God, the Father Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

 

We believe in:

Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, dead, and buried;*

the third day he rose from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

 

We believe in:

The Holy Spirit

the holy catholic** church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

We Believe

The Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article of faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we do understand those canonical books of the Old and New Testament of whose authority was never any doubt in the church.—Articles of Religion of the United Methodist Church

 

We do not believe that the extra-canonical books commonly reffered to as the Apocrypha are authoritiave for the Christ faith.

 

We Believe

Human beings are justified only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

 

We Believe

 “Sanctification is that renewal of our fallen nature by the Holy Ghost, received through faith in Jesus Christ, whose blood of atonement cleanseth from all sin; whereby we are not only delivered from the guilt of sin, but are washed from its pollution, saved from its power, and are enabled, through grace, to love God with all our hearts and to walk in his holy commandments blameless.” — The following provision was adopted by the Uniting Conference (1939)

 

We Believe

“Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration or the new birth. The Baptism of young children is to be retained in the Church.” —Articles of Religion of the United Methodist Church

 

We Believe

“The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rather is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death; insomuch that, to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ; and likewise the cup of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ.

Transubstantiation, or the change of the substance of bread and wine in the Supper of our Lord, cannot be proved by Holy Writ, but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.

The body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten in the Supper, only after a heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is faith.

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was not by Christ’s ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, or worshiped.”—Articles of Religion of the United Methodist Church

 

 
 
Adult Sunday School Classes
Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45. 
 
Sunday Mornings
 
Nursery
The nursery is available for children birth to age 2 during Sunday School and Worship. The nursery is equipped with a changing table, high chairs, a crib, swings, and plenty of toys.
 
Sunday School
Sunday School begins at 9:45 every Sunday morning. Children are split into classrooms based on their age starting with age 2 and going up to 6th grade. Each class studies The Gospel Project curriculum to learn about Jesus through the Scriptures.
 
Children’s Church
Before the sermon, during the 10:45 Worship Service, the children (starting with age 2 – kindergarten) go up to the altar for a Children’s Sermon. Children then dismiss to the Children’s Area for Children’s Church. Parents pick their children up after the Service.  Please be sure to sign up to help with Children’s Church at this link.
 
Vacation Bible School 2021
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Our VBS 2021 theme is Destination Dig, digging through the rubble to discover the truth about the Gospel and Jesus!    Dates are Tuesday, July 13th through Friday, July 16th from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.  VBS is for children kindergarten through sixth grade.   To register a child, please use the following link.  If you would like to volunteer to help with VBS, please us the following link
 
Joyful Noise
The last Sunday of each month is Joyful Noise Sunday. During the Children’s Sermon, the children walk around to the congregation collecting change. The change goes toward feeding students through the Backpack Program at Marion School District.
 
 
Wednesday Afternoons
 
 
Worship With Friends
On Wednesdays during the school year, children grades Kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to Worship With Friends at the church. This program is from 3:00-5:00 after school.  To sign your child up, contact the church office.
 
Children’s Choir
Children’s Choir meets Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30 during the school year.  Children learn a variety of songs and perform throughout the year during Sunday worship.
 
 
 
Confirmation for 6th Graders
Confirmation classes begin around March each year with Confirmation Sunday during May.  For more information, contact the church office. 
 
 
 
Kid Check
Marion UMC uses KidCheck, a technology tool to ensure the safety of our children. For more information, visit www.kidcheck.com.
 
Visit MUMC This Sunday
 
 

 
9:45 Sunday School // 10:45 Worship Service
 
 

 

 Please go to events and announcements for menus.  Cost of dinner will be $7.00 teens and adults, $5.00 children (1-12) or $25.00 max for a family. Please reserve your spot by Monday of each week by filling out the form below or calling the church office at (870)739-3434.
 
 
2021
 Our Sunday School is from 9:45-10:30 a.m.
 
ADULT Classes to choose from are: 
                  
    1)  Crossroads Class,
    2)  Friends and Fellowship Class,
    3)  Seekers and Servers Class,
    4)  John Robbins Class,
    5)  Grace and Peace Class,
    6)  Genesis Class
 
 All adult classes except the Genesis Class are located upstairs in the Education Building located off the main parking lot on Hwy. 77.  
 
YOUTH:
Our youth group is located in the Matt Sample Youth Building.
 
 
CHILDREN:
-Nursery is provided for babies up to 2 years old in the children’s area.
 
– Children from 2 yrs old through 4th grade:   Downstairs in the children’s area in the Education Building.
 
 
5th and 6th grade: Upstairs in the Education Building.
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE is at 10:45 a.m. 
 
Children’s Church: 
Children are invited to join the children’s director in the sanctuary for a quick lesson and prayer before going to the children’s area.  
 
 
Also you can watch our live Worship Service each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on our Facebook page @MarionUnitedMethodistChurch or YouTube @Marion UMC.   For our weekly bulletin, please go to our Online Information page for the weekly link. 
 
 
 
 
 
We are a church on fire for Jesus Christ,
setting the world on fire for Jesus Christ.
We are passionate about Jesus, the Scriptures, the local church,
and fulfilling the command to be disciples
and make disciples across the earth.
 
 
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Watch Latest Worship Services & Special Events
Events & Announcements
Read Monthly Newsletters
Sermon Series
Wednesday Night Dinner Sign up
Links & Resources
 
Here you can find Links and Resources for you Faith formation while we are not meeting in person.
We have hard copies of these documents in containers located under the portico at the entrance on Hwy. 77 for those of you who prefer printed copies. 
 
 
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Adult Resources:
Week 1:  1 Thessalonians  /  Resource Link
 
 
Children Resources:
March 29, 2020 – Sunday School Lesson / Resource Link
 
 
Youth Resources:
Week 1:  1 Thessalonians / Resource Link
 
 
Weekly Order of Worship:
March 29, 2020 – Order of Worship Link
 
                     
For more information, please contact the church office at (870) 739-3434 or email:
Church Life
Children’s Ministry
Youth Ministry
 
Music Ministry
 
Adult Ministry
 
 
Missions and Outreach
 
United Methodist Women
 
Preschool & PDO
 
Online Information
 
 
Missions and Outreach
 
3 and 4 Year Old Preschool
 
MUMC preschool has begun taking applications for open enrollment the 2020-2021 school year.  To apply for the three or four year old programs, your child must be three or four years old by August 1st. Applications can be picked up in the preschool area, church office or printed from the church website. 
 
Preschool days for the 3 year old program are Tuesdays and Thursdays; the 4 year old program meets Tuesdays-Fridays.  School hours are 9:00 a.m. until noon.  We also offer breakfast buddies beginning at 7:30 a.m. and lunch bunch from noon until 2:00 p.m.   If you have any questions, please call  Teresa Gardner at 870-636-0943 or call the church office at 870-739-3434.  
 
Our preschool program uses the curriculum, ABC Jesus Loves Me. This program blends the Bible and academics. Each week the curriculum combines basic skills such as letter writing, shapes, and numbers along with spiritual teachings. Both the 3 year old class and 4 year old class attend chapel each week with Bro. Bill, while learning a memory verse. Yoga is offered at an additional cost.
 
 Applications can be printed here.
 
 
Parent’s Day Out
 
 
Parent’s Day Out meets Monday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.     
 
Ages for our Parent’s Day Out program is children 12 months (must be walking) and up. During PDO, children begin the day with “circle time” where they talk about the color of the month, the shape of the month, the weather, alphabet, days of the week, and months of the year. Sometimes they have “show and tell” and special guests visit their class and read a book. We also have art time, music time, snack time, free play, lunch time, and lots of out door time on the playground.
 
Additional PDO information Link.   Applications can be printed here.
 
For more information about Preschool or Parents Day Out, please contact the church office at (870) 739-3434 or email: marionunitedmethodist@gmail.com
We are so glad you are here! If you have any questions, need to speak to the pastor, or need help you with anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
 
Tel: (870) 739-3434 | Fax:
(870) 739-4069 
Email:
 marionunitedmethodist@gmail.com
 
 

Church Address:

81 E. Military Road                                                                              Marion, AR 72364