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Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., continues to suspend non-ministry events and Kids Connect until further notice. Church ministries may meet during office hours by appointment only through the church office. Please call the office to set up your meeting time.

Join us for worship Sundays at 9 a.m. (traditional) and at 11 a.m. (contemporary). We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.net.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will host an open forum meeting between services at 9:45 a.m. this Sunday 18 at 9:45 a.m. and a Congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 25.

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. (traditional service) and at 10:45 a.m. (blended service). Sunday School for all ages and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. You can also see the worship service at www.bvlutheran.com.

The Lutheran Hour is broadcast every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on radio station KURM-AM (790) and KURM-FM (100.3).

Trunk or Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. This will be a drive-through event for handing out candy, and it will be held rain or shine. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.

The Men's Bible Class meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in Classroom 3.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon. All food handlers wear face masks and ask that visitors also wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., will hold an outdoor vespers service with special music by Calvin Street at 6 p.m. this Sunday in the south parking lot at church. Bring a mask and lawn chair for distanced seating. Worship is online Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

The FPC Food Pantry is operating as a drive-through on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring something (utility bill, etc.) that shows that you are a resident of Benton County, and the church is glad to serve you.

Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org.

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, worships each Sunday at 10 a.m., following the city of Rogers' covid-19 precautions.

The service is available live on the church Facebook page, facebook.com/goodshepherdrogers. The weekly bulletin is available at www.goodshepherdrogers.org. Members who want to take communion but are not comfortable attending services during the pandemic may contact Pastor Moll to make other arrangements.

The Church Council meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The annual church Voters' Meeting will be Nov. 8 at the church and on Google Meet immediately after the service. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship and is online at Google Meet. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. at the church and at Google Meet.

Information: 755-4520, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will continue to present its services on its website or on YouTube (search "highlandchristianchurchbellavista"). No decision to reopen the church has been made.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista, 1 St. Bernard Lane, with its Caring Friends Ministry, will host a 13-week Bereavement Class, moderated by John Barth, each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. the Parish Hall.

Early voting for the presidential election will be in the Parish Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-30 in addition to regular voting 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Catholic Mass is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, and all are welcome.

Information: 855-9069, bvstbernard.org.

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, have canceled in-person services until further notice. This Sunday you are invited to visit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville for the Rev. Jim Parrish's sermon "Can Transcendentalism Save Us Again?" For the Zoom link, visit UUBC's website.

Information: 855-1485, uubcar.com.

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, presents "Loving Comfort" by the Rev. Elise Cowan at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the church's Facebook page.

The Wednesday Book Club continues to discuss the Rev. Sheree Taylor-Jones' book "Turn Your Why? Into Why Not" at 4 p.m. Contact the Rev. Cowan at [email protected] for the Zoom passwords. Taylor-Jones will be joining the discussion Oct. 28.

Unity Church has placed a Little Free Pantry by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville.

Cold weather is coming, and Unity Church will be accepting new and gently used coats for all ages and all sizes. Coats can be dropped off at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23-24. Please wear a mask when dropping off coats.

Information: 721-2752, unityozarks.org.

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a live worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Pastor Mark Voll will be preaching. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook; streamed to Vimeo.com/user 42482704; at www.villagebibleefc.org; and audio of the live service can be heard on 90.3 FM in the south church parking lot.

The Oasis Food Pantry is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for drive-through pickup.

Information: 876-5764, villagebibleefc.org.

Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville, 808 S.W. 14th St., will host a drive-through food bank event from 10 a.m. to noon today at the church at 808 S.W. 14th St.

The USDA is partnering with farmers, ranchers, specialty crop producers, food processors and distributors to ensure communities have access to fresh and wholesome food during this covid-19 national emergency. Word of Life will be distributing food from the Farmers to Families program while supplies last.

Information: 273-3460, wlfar.com.

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Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, will host drive-through Trunk-Or-Treat from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in the parking lot. The community is invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and drive through for pre-packed goodie bags of Halloween treats and then continue to drive through to see our members' decorated trunks. You will also be invited to vote for your favorite decorated car.

Sunday morning worship services, both in-person and livestreamed, begin at 10:30 a.m. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through the church's website.

Sunday morning in-person discipleship opportunities include "The Life of Jesus; Theology for Today" and study of the book "Fierce" with Women of Faith. All begin at 9:30 a.m. Study of Present Word via Zoom is at 9 a.m. Sundays. FPC Kids B.L.A.S.T. is in person on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. The B.L.A.S.T curriculum and resources are also available on the church website.

Chime Time is a new youth musical learning opportunity. Children grades one through eight will learn to play chimes in a physically distanced setting on Sundays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Zoom adult discipleship opportunities include Monday Lectionary at 10 a.m. Ladies Fellowship meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. A study of the book "Everybody Always" is led by the Rev. Kade Curry on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Scarlett Morris will lead a study group, Great Hymns of the Church. All Zoom information will be posted on the church we site.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

Send church news and information about fall trunk-or-treat events to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

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