Small Church Youth Ministry Cohort

Prayerfully consider being part of the Small Church Youth Ministry Cohort. This is an excellent opportunity for Dover United Methodist Church to make leaps in serving the youth of our church. We are looking for one or two people who are interested in participating. Please look over the information provided below, taken from their website, and visit for additional information. Let Pastor Roy Beth know if you are interested in getting involved!

The Small Church Youth Ministry Cohort is a training, mentoring and support program designed for churches with small membership in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church (ARUMC). This program is aimed to help churches develop their vision and mission for ministry with young people while also helping each team prepare a strategic plan to enable them to realize this vision. Churches will be trained in the best practices of ministry with young people as well as develop opportunities for sharing their ministries with other churches in their community and district. The cohort is provided by a collaboration between the Small Church Youth Ministry Department of the company Ministry Architects and the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Area of the ARUMC.

Building Faithful Families

BFFBuilding Faithful Families is a new program coming to Dover United Methodist Church! Beginning on June 10, families will gather from 5:30-7:45pm on Wednesday nights.

After dinner, families will engage in fellowship, prayer, Bible study, covenant groups, and fun for kids and adults! Transportation will be provided, as well as childcare for infants and toddlers.

If you would like to serve as a leader or participate in the program, please reach out to us via e-mail at

Please join us in prayer for everyone as we dive into further into faith and commit to building faithful families!

Weekly Challenge

1. Read Acts 1: 1-11, Luke 24: 44-352. Practice waiting for God.3. Meditate on these scriptures about waiting:   – Psalm 27: 12-14   – Psalm 37: 34   – Isaiah 30: 18   – Lamentations 3: 25   – Micah 7:7

Resurrection Appearances

As promised, here are the citations for the appearances of Jesus after the resurrection!1. The women at the tomb: Matt 28: 9-102. Mary Magdalene: Mark 16: 9-11, John 20: 11-183. Two men of Emmaus: Mark 16: 12, Luke 24: 13-324. Peter in Jerusalem: Luke 24-34, 1 Corinthians 15: 55. Ten disciples: Luke 24: 36-43, John 20: 19-236. Eleven disciples: John 20: 24-29, 1 Corinthians 15: 57. Seven disciples fishing in Galilee: John 21: 1-238. Eleven disciples in Galilee: Matthew 28: 16-20, Mark 16: 14-189. 500 persons: 1 Corinthians 15: 610. James the brother of Jesus: 1 Corinthians 15: 7

**Source: Kistemaker, Simon J., New Testament Commentary: Acts

Weekly Challenge


Here’s a reminder of our challenge for the week!

1. Read 1 John, chapters 4-5

2. Who has been an image bearer in your life? What are the characteristics of an image bearer? What image are you bearing for those who need to see God’s light?

Two New Studies Starting Next Week

Next Wednesday night we will begin a new study from Adam Hamilton entitled “When Christians Get It Wrong”.

“When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the how’s and why’s of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world.”

The class is on Wednesday nights at 7 and all are invited to attend. The cost of the book is $12.
Starting next Sunday, Pastor Roy Beth’s Sunday School class will begin a study on the book of Acts.

“Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ.”

Sunday School begins at 9:30. The cost of the book is $11.