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Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., offers worship at 9 a.m. Sundays (traditional) and at 11 a.m. (contemporary).

We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts traditional worship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and blended worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. You can also visit the church service on the website at

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

There will be a special congregational meeting between services Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. This is in regard to the potential of delaying the Synodical Convention because of the pandemic.

Confirmation classes will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. The Men's Bible study group meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. This is a "drive-by" pantry, so please wear your mask.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., is operating its food pantry as a drive-through from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, including today. Please bring something (utility bill, etc.) that shows that you are a resident of Benton County, and the church is glad to serve you.

For updates about church activities, go to the church website at

Information: 273-5450,

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"). A decision to reopen the church has not been made.

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts in-person worship at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Safety guidelines are available on the home page of our website ( Seating is limited, so please let us know you're coming by calling the church office (855-2390).

Watch the service live on our website or our Facebook page. In-person Sunday school classes and other church activities will resume at a later date. Childcare is available.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be at PCBV for our next blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 in Fellowship Hall. For everyone's protection, church members and other Bella Vista residents are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood. Masks are required. The need is great. Please call the church office to reserve a time.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will not have a service this Sunday, and you are are invited to Zoom the service of the Unitarian Universalists of Fayetteville at 11 a.m. Sunday.

For the Zoom link, visit their website

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, presents "Possibilities" by the Rev. Elise Cowan at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10 via Facebook. Larry Owensby hosts the Daily Word and a meditation at 7 p.m. daily via Facebook. These can be viewed at a later time.

A Little Free Pantry stands by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. Please help yourself when needed and help others by donating.

The Wednesday Book Club, which is discussing "The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Time of Color Blindness," meets through February. Contact the Rev. Cowan at [email protected] for the Zoom address.

Unity Church of the Ozarks continues to answer prayer requests. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 721-2752.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., presents live worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing. The service is live streamed on Facebook; Vimeo; and later in the day; 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,


First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, has returned to both in-person (masked and distanced) and online services. Livestreamed worship services are always available on YouTube and through the church's website: Live services are masked and socially distanced.

Discipleship classes for adults will resume on Jan. 17. The Monday Lectionary class, where readings for the following Sunday are discussed, will be starting again at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 via Zoom.

Ladies Small Group Zoom Fellowship is held each Wednesday at 7 a.m.

B.L.A.S.T Children's Classes will also resume on Jan. 17. Young disciples meet in-person at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. While there is no Zoom set up for children's classes, there are ways to participate in the lessons through the church website.

Student Discipleship "Lifing" activities for junior and senior high youth as well as Stu Groups will resume Sunday.

If you are struggling to deal with life due to the pandemic or for any reason, the First Presbyterian Church of Springdale has several Stephen Ministers who are trained and ready to help. They will meet one-on-one, in a way that is comfortable to each person, to confidentially provide Christian care.

Information: 751-2040,

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

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