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Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts Community Life Groups' next semester beginning Jan. 26. If you are interested in learning more or joining one of these life-changing groups, please call the church office and sign up to be contacted by CLG directors.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will sponsor a "Winter Fun Day" from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Feb. 1 for children ages 3 and older. They will listen to stories, play games, make crafts and enjoy a nice lunch. Please register at

The Men's Bible class meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Please park in the rear parking lot and enter the lower level. "Stamped with a Prayer" will meet on Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.; Ladies Marathon Bridge meets on Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m.; and The Quilters meet on Jan. 22 at 8:30 a.m.

"Different Strokes for Different Folks" will meet on Jan. 28 in the church library. This is a support group where you can share ideas, learn from others, problem solve and socialize with caregivers and stroke/brain injury survivors.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. They are in need of hygiene items: shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap and deodorant. They also collect the PVC labels from Best Choice items that they can redeem for needed items. A container for your donation is in the church narthex.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., begins an eight-week discussion series, "Faith and Science in Conversation," at 5 p.m. this Sunday in the church library. With presentations by church members and invited guests, this class will explore differing perspectives on the relationship between faith and science.

Everyone is welcome; there is no charge to attend.

Information: 273-5450,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., hosts Ladies' Day Out Jan. 17. Meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. and carpool to Granny's Simple Blessings in Gravette.

Information: 855-3555,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts the Second Saturday Women's Brunch and Bible Study at 10 a.m. today; Church Council meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 14; and Evening Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

Information: 755-4520,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a women's meeting starting at 10 a.m. today. The event includes a brunch served by Betty Shearer and Mary Tessmer, with Betty Pierce speaking on "I am with you always."

This meeting is open to all women looking for fellowship and wishing to hear God's word.

Information: 855-2780,

Highlands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 371 Glasgow Road, invites the community to join the Highlands United Methodist Women for After Hours, a monthly evening retreat of fellowship, spiritual growth and mission outreach for the women of Bella Vista as well as the women of the Highlands Church. The next retreat will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in Fellowship Hall. There will be socializing, eating, playing games and study of the Bible. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 855-2277,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., invites those who have made a resolution to be more active this year to an exercise class that meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. for stretching and low-impact exercise using a chair or a mat.

Community Blood Center will be at PCBV for a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 13 in Fellowship Hall. Church members can sign up in Connector Hallway. Bella Vista area residents can reserve a spot by calling the church office.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will light the seventh Chalica candle representing Unitarian Universalist principle "respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part" at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, calls everyone to stand in the stillness of the inner sanctuary and project thoughts of peace, feel peace and call for peace from 12:05 to 12:10 Sunday.

The quarterly Town Hall meeting occurs at 12:25 p.m. to discuss aspects and needs of the church in its new location.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., opens the Oasis Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries and would appreciate the compassion and encouragement of friendly volunteers.

At 6:30 p.m. there will be singing, devotions and prayer in the Worship Center. Infant and toddler nursery for kids is offered as well, and the community is always warmly welcomed.

Information: 876-5764,


Washington County

Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, 699 N. Sang Ave., hosts a Meditative Shabbat Service at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 led by Rabbi Jacob Adler.

Information: 973-2702,


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 01/11/2020

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