Paragould First United Methodist Church

We are the First United Methodist Church...since 1883 Paragould, AR
Paragould First United Methodist Church

Plan Your Visit

404 W Main St
Paragould, AR 72450-4219

(870) 239-8541


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Who We Are

We have three services on Sunday: Early service at 8:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, 9:00 Contemporary service in the Fellowship Hall and the 11:00 Traditional service in the sanctuary.

The Early and Traditional services are traditional and feature hymns and a more formal style. These services include acolytes, our children who bring in the candles, Bible and a cross.

The Contemporary service is more relaxed, with a praise band.

Each service lasts about an hour.

Please park in the parking closest to the doors near the Welcome Center for the Contemporary service. As you enter, you will pass through the hallway; the Fellowship Hall is on the left.

If you are attending the Early or Traditional services, people typically park on the street or in the main lot in the back. You can enter through several side doors, the Welcome Center, or the front doors.

Please ask an usher to help you if you need assistance.

The nursery is located on the first floor down the hall from the Welcome Center. Younger children are also on the first floor. Older children are on the second floor. Youth are on the fourth floor.

You are welcome to join us if we are taking communion.

Our Sunday School classes are at 10:00 and are located all over the church. A listing is on our "Connect" page of our website. Please see a greeter for help in finding the class that's best for you.

There are greeters and ushers located all over the church to help you find your way. Welcome!

About Us

Historic, Traditional Liturgy, Casual

Children's Ministry, Addiction/Recovery, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Youth Group, Choir

Traditional Hymns





Our Services

What are services like?
Come and be a part of us! We are a congregation rich in history with our roots going back to the 1800s. In fact, FUMC was the first church in Paragould. Today we continue a tradition of welcome, worship and inclusion, building on the generations that preceeded us. We have programs for children, teens, young adults, older adults, and everyone in between, and a service that's right for you.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are so welcome to visit with any member of our staff, or find us after any church service. We will be happy to pray with you as you seek God. If you are not a Christian, you are welcome here!

Leadership View all

Don Nolley

Don Nolley

Rev. Don Nolley is serving as interim pastor at First Church Paragould. Bro. Don was ordained as elder in 1964 and has served various appointments including: St Andrew in Little Rock, Asbury in Magnolia, FUMC Sheridan, FUMC Benton, and FUMC North Little Rock. He has served 2 other churches after receiving training as interim pastor. He and his wife Carol Ann have three children and several grandchildren.

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