Welcome! We are glad you have decided to check out First Presbyterian Church. It’s not always the easiest thing to visit a church for the first time, but we hope you will feel comfortable and welcomed.
Here is some information to give you a good idea of what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Our worship service begins at 10:15 am on Sundays in the sanctuary, and lasts about an hour.
The service is fairly traditional in its liturgy and hymns, while at the same time incorporates variations and creativity in our worship and music.
Communion is celebrated during worship on the first Sunday of the month.
After the worship service, all are invited to stay for refreshments in the Welcome Hall, where you will find a warm welcome.
Where is the church located?
Our address is 901 NE J Street, Bentonville.
We are just north of the Amazeum and the entrance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Arrival and parking for bicycles and cars
There is plenty of parking for cars, with visitor spaces as well as handicapped spaces available. There are no steps to navigate.
If you are riding your bike to church on our community trails and sidewalks, we have a bike rack for you near the main entrance on the south side of the church.
As you enter the church, you will be welcomed by a greeter who can direct you to the sanctuary.
Our ushers are there to hand you a bulletin and answer questions you may have.
Worship bags are available for children with age-appropriate activities like coloring sheets.
What about the children?
We welcome children, their voices, and their wiggles as part of our corporate worship and life as a church family. We believe that children learn about worship by participating with the adults who care about them.
There are also additional options for children on Sunday mornings.
- There is a children’s message during worship, after which children ages 4 years–1st grade have the option of going to Children’s Church (located just outside the sanctuary) to explore the Bible story through scripture, crafts, and singing.
- A nursery is available for Infants to 4 year-olds, staffed by professional childcare workers and church volunteers, from 9:00–11:30 am.
- There is also a “cry room” next to the sanctuary with comfortable rockers, where adults can still see and hear the worship service.
Do you offer Sunday School classes?
Faith Formation classes for youth (“Cornerstone Cafe”) meets at 9:15 am and classes for adults meet from 9:00–10:00am.
Classes provide an opportunity for Bible study, discussion, community building, and making new friends, no matter what your age or stage of life.
Faith building for K–6th grade, along with youth group for 7th–12th grade, takes place on Sunday afternoons from 5:00–7:00 pm with a shared meal, exploring the Bible lesson, music and serving others.
What should I wear?
You will find people dressed in a variety of ways. Jeans or suits, dresses or pants, we encourage you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
How do I get connected and learn more?
We have many opportunities to serve, learn, and grow together.
Learn more about how you can become connected on our Get Connected page.
Please contact us if you would like to talk with one of our pastors or staff members to find out more about First Presbyterian Church at 479-273-5450 or send us a note and we are happy to connect with you.