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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy Photo Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will host a luncheon honoring Pastor Paul Seal and his wife, Deborah, after the morning service on Dec. 16. He is retiring after 16 years as pastor. Information: 855-2780,

Washington County

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Northwest Arkansas (North American Lutheran Church), 2901 E. Zion Road, Suite 17, Fayetteville, will present its annual children's Christmas program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, after the 8 a.m. worship service.

Information: 442-3040,

Washington Regional Pastoral Care Department, 3 E. Appleby Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville, will offer a grief support group for women who have experienced loss through stillbirth or miscarriage.

The group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. It will be led by Jacqueline Eakens, chaplain of the Benton County Sheriff's Department.

Information: 463-1267,


Benton County

Bella Vista United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road, hosts the Women of United's annual Christmas Social and Tea at noon today. Members are collecting hats, mittens, gloves and coats for Northside Elementary School this year, and decorating a tree in the fellowship hall with items collected. Sizes 4-10 are particularly needed.

Information: 855-1325,

Highlands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 371 Glasgow Road, hosts the Chancel Choir's Christmas cantata at the services at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16.

Information: 855-2277,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts the Celebration Choir and Orchestra's Christmas concert at 3:30 p.m. today. The annual Abelskiver breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 10.

An Advent Supper Service takes place at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.

Information: 855-0272,

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church, 14108 E. U.S. 62 near Rogers, and Pea Ridge United Methodist Church will perform a combined Christmas choral festival, including hand bells and chimes, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pea Ridge Methodist Church at 1209 N. Davis St.

Information: 451-8161, 553-9585,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, hosts "Standing in Peace" in the sanctuary after the 10:30 a.m. Advent service. Participants will pray together at noon for peace in the world.

Information: 721-2752,

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., will present two Christmas concerts: A Messiah sing-along at 3 p.m. Sunday and the Bella Vista Community Band at 3 p.m. Dec. 16.

Information: 855-1126,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts this month's Sing-Along at Highlands Rehabilitation Center at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

The Dec. 16 morning church service will include special Christmas music by the choir and feature the Rev. Ronnie Prevost, parish associate, who will tell the story of Joseph.

Information: 855-2390,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts the church's annual Christmas program at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Christmas cantata "The Glory of Christmas" will be followed by a dessert reception.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will have a blood drive at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14. Information: 876-5764,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts an Advent service at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, preceded by a soup and sandwich supper at 6:15 p.m.

Information: 755-4520,

Bella Vista United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road, hosts these upcoming special events:

Celebration Choir and Orchestra Christmas concert, 3:30 p.m. today; Advent services, 6 p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 19; Children's Christmas program following the 8:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 16.

Information: 855-1325,

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, hosts the United Methodist Men's monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The church will present a Christmas organ concert with Broc Hite, church pianist and organist, at noon Dec. 16.

Information: 855-1158,

Stonecroft Ministries hosts the Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd. The theme is "Christmas Melodies," and the feature will be the Bella Vista Women's Choir. The speaker will be Tom Buchhorn of Bella Vista on "Double Life." Men are welcome.

The brunch is held the second Tuesday of each month, and a breakfast is served for $10.

Reservations: Glenda at 876-5422 or Alene at (513) 703-4312.


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File Image Buckner Baptist Church in Fayetteville, 2780 Wyman Road, will host a Walk-Through Living Nativity and a chili supper/bake sale from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Donations to assist those in need will be greatly appreciated this Christmas season. Information:

NAN Religion on 12/08/2018

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