First United Presbyterian Church


Spiritual growth is an essential value at FUPC. We make sure to offer opportunities for all ages.

Our goal is to provide spiritual growth opportunities that glorify God, deepen our relationship with God, and educate, support, challenge, and encourage each member along our faith journey together.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Children and Youth

We have two groups meeting at 9:30am on Sunday mornings for our 3- year-olds to 6th grade

Joy-Us Group

3 years to 3rd grade with Ruth Rodgers and Lora Horne.

Wonder about God’s Story with the Joy-Us group! Bible Stories, Music, Movement, and More! Sunday mornings in Lower Knox building.

Good Neighbors Group

4th, 5th, and 6th grade with Kristi Button

This is the place for our 4th graders to start to see the opportunities ahead for 5th/6th and for everyone to get a peek into what is yet to come in Youth Group.

Our programming will have some of the same elements that youth group has. We will learn more about the Bible, about how to connect to God in our lives, play games, and find ways to serve our neighbors in our outreach activities. Sunday mornings in Lower Knox Building.

We will add a couple special events that include our 4th graders in our “outside of Sunday” morning options.


7th-12th grade youth ministry

A New Third Sunday Worship Opportunity will begin on the Third Sunday of September 18, at 4pm.
United Campus Ministry at the U of A has their annual gathering of area youth groups set for October.

Youthquake, a Presbytery-wide youth retreat for 7th to 12th will take place at Ferncliff the weekend of October 14-16. We register as a church group and travel together by church van or bus.
We will team up with Bentonville and Springdale Youth Groups at times this fall for some great joint activities.

We will have our annual Christmas Angel Shopping and Christmas Party in December

5th and 6th grade ministry

We will gather this fall for hiking, cook-out, bowling, and other fun activities beyond the Sunday morning opportunities.
Watch for special events just of you!
The Third Sunday New Worship Opportunity is also perfect for you! Our events will be on varied days to make sure we make it work for all kinds of schedules.

Sunday Spiritual Growth Offerings for Adults

FUPC is committed to lifelong learning and spiritual growth, and offers many learning and growth opportunities. We have three Sunday school discussion groups for adults. All classes use a hybrid format, with some attending in person and some attending via Zoom! ALL are welcome to attend, and weekly attendance is not necessary to find the classes fruitful and engaging.

Zoom information

Thoughtful Christians

An adult reading and discussion group that includes spiritual, theological, and biblical topics. This group includes men and women of all ages. The class meets in the church library at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

The Present Word Bible Study

This curriculum covers the entire Bible in a six-year period. The class meets in Calvin 203 at 9:30 Sundays.

Open Door

A “come as you are” conversation class. Conversation uses a book, but members need not read the book before joining.

Our Sunday morning schedule:

  • 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Early Worship
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Adult Spiritual Growth Opportunities
  • 10:30 – 10:50 a.m. Time to make connections on the Courtyard and in the Gathering Place
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Indoor AND Livestreamed Worship

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