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A Festival of Lessons and Carols will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1416 W. Poplar Ave., Rogers. Choirs from several churches in Rogers will present new music, including St. Vincent, First Presbyterian Church, Grace United Methodist Church, Oakley Chapel United Methodist Church, Central United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church.

Information: 855-0277,

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rogers, 905 S. 13th St., hosts Breakfast With Santa from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 9, benefiting Micah's House of Northwest Arkansas. Tickets for timed seatings are $15, with children age 2 and younger free. Activities include crafts, writing a letter to Santa, family photos and gift bags. Micah's House mentors young men who have aged out of foster care and group homes.

Information: 636-2230,

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church in Rogers, 14108 E. U.S. 62, and Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Davis St., present a combined Christmas choral festival at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Brightwater. The festival includes a carol sing-along, the telling of the Christmas story and anthems by the choir, chime choir and soloists.

Information: 451-8161,

The United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, plans an open house from noon to 2 p.m. today and offers a St. Nicholas' Celebration for children from 2 to 4 p.m.

The church offers three Advent supper services: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. Reservations are requested.

The church plans several holiday worship services: "The Longest Night," 6:30 p.m Dec. 21; Christmas Eve, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas day, 11 a.m. Dec. 25, followed by the church's annual Christmas dinner. (Reservations are requested.)

Information: 855-1325,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers an informal service of solace at 4 p.m. Sunday. This will be a quiet service of reflection, remembrance and comfort.

Information: 273-5450,

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, 1101 W. Hudson Road, offers special Advent services at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday through Advent. The church serves an Advent supper from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 636-1135,

Highlands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 371 Glasgow Road, will host the 29th annual Cookie Walk with doors opening at 8 a.m. today. Cost is $12. Cinnamon rolls, candy soup-to-go and handmade crafts also are available for purchase. Money raised supports local and regional missions and charities.

Information: 855-2277,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., sponsors the Presbyterian Women for their Christmas tea at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in fellowship hall.

Information: 855-2390,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 902 S.W. Second St., Bentonville, plans a Christmas sing-along at 7 p.m. Friday.

Information: 721-2752,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, offers Advent services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, beginning this week. A soup and sandwich supper is served at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 755-4520,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., offers special worship service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for those unable to attend a regular worship service. Lunch follows, and transportation is available.

The church presents "A Thrill of Hope," a Christmas concert, at 4 p.m. Dec. 10.

The church collects caps and mittens for school children through Dec. 11.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is requesting items to help with Christmas time, as well as cereal.

Information: 855-0272,

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., presents its music department performing the Christmas cantata Invitation to a Miracle by Joseph M. Martin during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 10.

The church plans a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 855-1126,

New Life Christian Church in Bella Vista, 103 Riordan Road, offers four identical services during Christmas weekend: 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 855-1616,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., sponsors the Disciple Women fellowship at 10 a.m. Dec. 9.

Information: 855-2780,

St. Theodore's Episcopal Church in Bella Vista, 1001 Kingsland Road, offers a Choral Evensong service at 6 p.m. Sunday. This candlelight service features St. Theodore's choir and guest singers. A wine and hors d'oeuvres reception follows.

Information: 588-2715,


First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, 695 E. Calvin St., offers an alternative Christmas market, featuring local charities and helping organizations, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Credit cards are accepted.

Information: 442-4411,

Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, 699 N. Sang Ave., offers its annual Hanukkah store from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9. The store features many items from Israel, scarves, candles, dreidel fidget toys, toys and children's books and more.

Information: 973-2702,

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers special services and activities through the Advent season: Presbyterian Women's Christmas brunch, 9:30 a.m. today; worship and communion for the first Sunday in Advent, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; fellowship meals and Advent classes for all ages, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20; chancel choir leads worship through music, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10; "Blue Christmas," a worship service for those experiencing grief, 6 p.m. Dec. 12; Christmas breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17; Christmas Eve worship, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 751-2040,

Elmdale Baptist Church in Springdale, 1700 W. Huntsville Ave., presents "Celebration of Light," a Christmas program, at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 10.

Information: 751-9746,

Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 6 W. Dickson St., presents A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 am. Dec. 10 in the sanctuary. The church also plans a Christmas block party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15 on the Dickson Street campus. Admission to both events is free.

The church offers at "Night of Hope and Healing" with worship and communion at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 in Wesley Chapel.

The church plans several Christmas Eve services: classic worship, 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary; contemporary worship services, 9:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the activities center; and Genesis Church worship, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Genesis campus.

A contemporary worship service will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in the activities center, and a classic worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31 in the sanctuary.

Information: 442-4237;

NAN Religion on 12/02/2017

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