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Posted: June 23, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LYNN KUTTER First Baptist Church in Farmington has rearranged its words and now has a new name, Farmington First. "We're Farmington," said Senior Pastor Cary Weaver, who is celebrating his first year with the church in June. "We need to put Farmington first." In February, the church moved to two identical services on Sunday mornings -- 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. -- to provide more access and more opportunities for church members and visitors. The church has grown just by adding another service, Weaver said. Average attendance is around 350 and that is up by about 100. The church had 440 people at the Easter morning service in 2017 and 579 on Easter Sunday this year. The church is located at 589 Rheas Mill Road.

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