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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy Photo Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., invites the public to One Bethlehem Night, an afternoon of holiday cheer including more than 400 Nativity scenes from around the world -- and cookies and hot cocoa, too. Hours are 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7-8. 14-15 and 21-22. Admission is free. Information: 855-3555,

Carroll County

Eureka First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs, 195 Huntsville Road, hosts The Nine Lessons, a nondenominational Advent Peace Service that features scripture readings, choral selections and carols which tell of the birth of Christ. Presented by the Celebration Choir, the performance begins at 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

The Celebration Choir is a music ministry whose membership welcomes singers from area church choirs, schools and the community and currently has a membership of 45 singers.

Donations at the performance will be accepted to benefit Jeremiah Recovery House of Green Forest.

Information: 253-7671.


Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, presents its Chancel Choir and Crandell Ringers Handbell Choir to lead worship through music on the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m.

The church will host "Blue Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. This is a special service of worship focused on Christmas remembrance and prayer for those experiencing grief and loss during the holidays.

A Christmas brunch will be hosted by the Presbyterian Women at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in Fellowship Hall.

Information: 751-2040,

Son's Chapel in Fayetteville, 5480 E. Mission Blvd., will host its annual Christmas Sing-Along from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Come tour this historic stone church and enjoy holiday refreshments.

Information: 530-0910.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, 224 N. East Ave., is offering an evening Advent series on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.:

• Dec. 1 -- Advent Wreath Festival, 5:30 p.m. Supper and nursery will be provided. If you can, bring some fresh greenery to share plus a $20 donation for materials.

• Dec. 8 -- St. Nicholas Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Participants will enjoy cookie decorating and tales of the famous 4th century Bishop Nicholas of Myra. Supper and nursery will be provided.

• Dec. 15 -- Advent Lessons and Carols with the choirs of St. Paul's, 5:30 p.m. Nursery will be provided.

• Dec. 22 -- Christmas Pageant, 5:30 p.m. with a full rehearsal at 4 p.m. After the pageant, a cookie reception will be held in the Parish Hall. Nursery will not be provided for this event.

Information: 442-7373,


Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts the following Christmas concerts in the sanctuary:

• Dec. 1 -- Bella Vista Men's Chorus "Christmas Is..." concert, 3 p.m.

• Dec. 12 -- Bentonville High School Chamber Orchestra, 5:30 p.m.

• Dec. 14 -- Bella Vista Community Concert Band, 3 p.m.

Join the congregation at 10 a.m. Dec. 22 for a combined worship service followed by Breakfast in Bethlehem at 11 a.m. in McKay Hall. Please sign up by Dec. 15 to attend this musical meal about the first Christmas.

The Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a special worship service Dec. 3 for those unable to attend a regular worship service. For transportation, call the church office.

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra will present Handel's "Messiah" at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. A reception will follow the concert, and all are welcome.

The annual Christmas children's concert will be at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 15 in the church sanctuary.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is collecting items for the Christmas dinner and would like donations of boxed mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, canned sweet potatoes, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, canned cranberry sauce, small red or green gelatin (sugar-free or regular), and yellow or while cake mix. A container for your donations is in the church narthex.

Information: 855-0272,

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, hosts the last Church Council of the year at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in Becker Hall. Alll members of the church are encouraged to attend as there will be important information discussed regarding the future of the church.

Information: 855-1158,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., hosts a Christmas sing-along at 4 p.m. Sunday and a 12:30 p.m. Bible study of Proverbs at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Information: 855-3555,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, begins Wednesday Advent services Dec. 4 with a 6:15 p.m. soup and sandwich supper preceding worship at 7 p.m.

Information: 755-4520,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., invites the community to a traditional service celebrating The Hanging of the Greens at 10 a.m. on the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1. Christian education classes for all ages meet at 8:30 a.m. A nursery attendant is available. New friends are always welcome.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, hosts the Hanging of the Greens, an interactive service, at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a potluck.

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts Advent Supper services at 6 p.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Everyone is welcome. RSVP by calling the church office.

Information: 855-1325,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts singing, devotions and prayer at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Worship Center. Infant and toddler nursery for kids is offered as well, and the community is always warmly welcomed.

Information: 876-5764,


Send information about religious events to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

NAN Religion on 11/30/2019

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