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Editor's Note: We welcome submissions from area churches all the time, but especially right now. Please let us know what your church is doing to help parishioners, to pray together and to serve the community. Email Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

Carroll County

First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs, 195 Huntsville Road, has organized a group calling itself "Answering The Call" to help those who are 65 or older; have severe underlying health conditions; have been medically quarantined; and live in the western district of Carroll County, west of the Kings River.

• Starting April 1 and every Monday thereafter -- until funding runs out -- the church is offering free delivery of a week's worth of free frozen meals (one for each day) for those who can't afford to pay for restaurant delivery.

• Every day, the church will offer free pickup and delivery of "to go" orders at local restaurants. Orders must be made by 8 a.m. for lunch and by noon for dinner (debit/credit card payment in advance or by cash or check at delivery).

• On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the church will offer free shopping/pickup and delivery of groceries from local food stores and medications and household essentials from local drug stores, Walmart, Sam's Club, etc.

Please place essentials/restaurant orders and reserve free weekly meals with Martie Davis at [email protected] or 253-8987. Direct inquiries to Blake Lasater at [email protected] or 426-2547. Please try to restrict phone calls to between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If you want to volunteer to help deliver free meals and/or want to donate to this program, please contact Davis or Lasater.

Information: 253-8987.

Washington County

First United Methodist Church in Springdale, 206 W. Johnson Ave., is offering free community meals through its Daily Bread program. The meals will be served via drive-through from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Those in need of a hot lunch may simply drive under the portico that faces Shiloh Street.

First Church is also offering online services at The services are live on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. but are archived for viewing at any time.

Information: 751-4610,

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, 224 N. East Ave., invites parishioners and others in need to pick up community meals Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. outside the Welcome Center. Needle and condom distribution is also available. To volunteer, email [email protected] Shelf-stable food items, hygiene items and household products can be dropped off at the Little Free Pantry (outside the Welcome Center, next to parking lot) 24 hours a day.

Information: 442-7373,

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., will suspend Sunday worship services, church activities and events in the church building through April 30. The office staff and pastors will be working through the week and may be contacted at 855-1126 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the website at for daily devotionals Monday through Thursday and Sunday sermons from our pastors. Kids Connect videos are also available on the website.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., has canceled all worship services and activities in church buildings until further notice, including the food pantry. You can worship at Bella Vista Lutheran Church on Sunday via the internet at

Information: 855-0272,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will host no services until further notice. Small groups will not be meeting either. Sunday services can be seen on the website,, or go to YouTube and search Highland Christian Church Bella Vista AR

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., will record services for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and they will be made available on the website, under the "Worship" tab. Each service will also be posted to the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista Facebook page.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, have canceled Sunday services until further notice. Those who wish may attend worship services of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fayetteville via Zoom can find a link at

Information: 855-1485,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., is closed for the usual public prayer and worship gatherings, but members are having intercessory prayer via Zoom and Facebook Live (Village Bible Church) on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom, Facebook Live and the church's website

Additionally, the Oasis Food Pantry continues its ministry on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, serving for now in a "drive-through" fashion.

Information: 876-5764,

NAN Religion on 04/04/2020

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