First United Presbyterian Church


Announcement from the Transitional Pastor Search Committee

Dear FUPC Congregation: It is our great pleasure to announce that Reverend Stewart Smith has entered into a covenant agreement with FUPC to be our Transitional Senior Pastor.  We are so excited to welcome Stewart to our church!  He will be resigning as General Presbyter of the Presbytery of Arkansas in August and begin serving… Read more »

First Worship – Relevant Faith for Everyday Life

Last Sunday, we shook up our Sunday morning schedule and began offering a new worship experience at 9:00 am, First Worship – Relevant Faith for Everyday Life. Even though it was a holiday weekend, over 90 people attended! The service is intentionally designed to offer something for all ages. It is for young families and… Read more »

Grace Vawter Scholarship 2024

The Trustees of First United Presbyterian Church invite undergraduate college or vocational students  to submit applications for the Vawter Scholarship. Requirements for application to the Grace Vawter Scholarship: The applicant must be a member in good standing of First United Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas, or have a meaningful connection to that church. Church members have… Read more »

New Summer Schedule

This Sunday, something new is beginning at First United Presbyterian Church! There will be 9:00 AM Join Amanda, Kristi and Isaac in the Sanctuary for our new worship service, First Worship-Relevant Faith for Everyday Life. Amanda, Kristi and Isaac will be preaching on a rotating basis. This 50-minute service is intentionally designed for both young… Read more »

Circles NWA Video

Circles NWA shared their video of FUPC’s campus — their “New Space”!   Circles will be using the FUPC space beginning July 31st, 2024. Their current cohort of Circles Leaders is graduating and they are putting together a new cohort for the fall. Once they have the new group in place, they expect to feed… Read more »

World Refugee Day is June 20

by Rebecca Haden   June 20 is World Refugee Day. At FUPC, we support Canopy NWA, an organization that provides assistance for refugees living in Northwest Arkansas. Canopy invites us all to wear blue on World Refugee Day and to join in local activities observing this awareness-driving day. What’s a refugee? Refugees are immigrants, but… Read more »

Pastoral Transition at FUPC

Jan and Phil Butin have been our beloved pastors for 14 years, but now they are retiring and moving north to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. As a Presbyterian church, we have a process for changes of this kind. As the PCUSA manual for calling a new pastor puts it, “Presbyterians believe… Read more »

PCUSA General Assembly 226

PCUSA General Assembly 226 The 226th General Assembly of the PCUSA will meet later this month. There will be three days (June 25 -27) of online committee meetings which will be followed by a week (June 29- July 4) of in-person meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the unique aspects of the Presbyterian… Read more »

Circles of Support: FUPC and Circles NWA Partner

Circles NWA is an innovative response to poverty in our community. First United Presbyterian Church has a beautiful campus with a well-appointed kitchen and lots of great meeting spaces. We’re banding together to help reduce poverty in Northwest Arkansas. Circles will be meeting at FUPC on Wednesdays from 6-8PM starting this fall, serving meals to… Read more »

FUPC in Bloom

First United Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville is blessed to have a beautiful campus and devoted gardeners. Now, in May, the grounds are full of gorgeous flowers. Find these flashy beauties near the fountain, as you climb the steps from First School to the courtyard. These lush flowers are on the courtyard. Find these colorful blooms… Read more »

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