Local notes

Posted: August 11, 2018 at 1 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers a "Blessing of the Backpacks" during the 10:15 a.m. worship service Sunday. Briefcases and tote bags also are welcome.

Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., presents James "Skip" French as guest speaker during the 10:30 a.m. worship Aug. 19.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

Millwood Christian Church in Rogers, 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Road, distributes personal care items to those in need Aug. 18 at Pea Ridge Middle School as part of its CORE ministry.

Information: 621-0021, millwoodchurch.com.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., sponsors a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, offers a Backpack Blessing during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday.

The Breakfast Club meets at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Papa Mike's restaurant in Bentonville. Sarah Stephenson will speak.

The church plans a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, screening The Encounter.

Information: 855-1325, unitedlutheranbv.org.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., plans a cookout at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to honor veterans. Participants are asked to bring salad, vegetable dish or dessert; hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

The church offers a 13-week GriefShare program for those who have suffered loss. The class starts Thursday.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

The University of Arkansas offers a course on introduction to Jewish languages during the fall semester, taught by Jacob Adler, rabbi of Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. The class meets from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

The course will introduce the Hebrew alphabet and several languages written in Hebrew letters -- ancient and modern Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish.

Information: 200-1397, jadler@uark.edu.

REGION

Holiday Island Community Church, 188 Stateline Drive, offers a Women of the Bible study, with a DVD reenactment by actress Anita Gutschick of the woman at the well Tuesday. The sessions start at 10 a.m.

The church also presents the movie, "Paul, the Apostle of Christ," at 10 a.m. Friday.

Information: 253-8200, hicchurch.com.

NAN Religion on 08/11/2018