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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo Boulder Ridge Fellowship in Bentonville is a recently opened replant of Bentonville Free Will Baptist Church, established at 905 S.E. "J" St. in the late 1970s as a church plant from Wichita, Kan. The new church, now on 22 acres on Central Avenue, is the culmination of two years of work under the leadership of Pastor Doug Adkins. Adkins cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the church on Aug. 27, and a grand opening celebration was held on Sept. 16. The church offers small group gatherings for all ages at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday and a children's church during worship at 10:30 a.m. Information: (479) 273-9528.

BENTON COUNTY

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, plans its final Advent concert at noon Sunday. Church organist Broc Hite will perform piano arrangements of Christmas and secular music with sounds of the season. The church holds a chili cook off at 5 p.m. Sunday as a fundraiser for youth mission trips in the coming year.

"Walking Through the Longest Night" is a service of hope and healing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Christmas Eve services with candlelight and communion begin at 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (contemporary children's service) and 7 p.m. Dec. 24.

The church serves a Christmas Day potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 25. Turkey will be provided. Reservations requested.

Information: 855-1158, lovelearnlead.com.

First United Methodist Church in Rogers, 307 W. Elm St., offers its 10th annual Longest Night chapel service for those who need comfort and solace at 7 p.m. Thursday. The service includes prayer, candle lighting and special music by Drew Rogers, guitarist. The service is sponsored by the church's Stephen Ministry.

The church plans three Christmas Eve services, all with candlelight and communion: 3 p.m. Dec. 24, for those who choose not to drive at night; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, with a focus on children; and 8 p.m. Dec. 24, with a variety of musical offerings.

Information: 631-7997, fumcrogers.org.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rogers, 824 W. Oak St., offers Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. Dec. 24, a family service of lessons and carols with communion, and at 10 p.m. Dec. 24, a festal candlelight service with communion. A Christmas Day service with communion begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

Information: 636-4042.

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers a service of Lessons and Carols at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The Advent service will include special music with children and youth of the church, an instrumental ensemble and hand bells. The church plans another Advent service at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 24.

The candlelight Christmas Eve service starts at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24, with music by the chancel choir, brass and percussion musicians, handbells, organ and piano.

Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church in Rogers, 14108 E. U.S. 62, and Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 1205 N. Davis St., offer candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at Brightwater and at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at Pea Ridge.

Information: 451-8161, bit.ly/bmucm.

The United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, presents the children of the church in "The Service of the Nativity" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

The final Advent supper service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The church plans several holiday worship services: "The Longest Night," 6:30 p.m Thursday; Christmas Eve, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas day, 11 a.m. Dec. 25, followed by the church's annual Christmas dinner. (Reservations requested.)

Information: 855-1325, unitedlutheranbv.org.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, 1101 W. Hudson Road, presents the children's Christmas service, titled "Operation Baby King," at 7 p.m. Wednesday. An Advent supper will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. before the service.

Information: 636-1135, holytrin.org.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., presents the Chancel Choir and Chancel Bells in a Christmas cantata during worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, offers Advent services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A soup and sandwich supper is served at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 755-4520, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., plans a free family video game night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with family friendly video games for children ages 6 and older.

The church offers Christmas Eve services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 24, and a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The pantry needs donations of cereal and items for Christmas distribution.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., plans a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.org.

New Life Christian Church in Bella Vista, 103 Riordan Road, offers four identical services during Christmas weekend: 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 855-1616, newlifenwa.com.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road, offers a "Longest Night" service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They offer the service as a resource for comfort and prayer for all who are feeling grief, loneliness, illness, unemployment and more. The winter solstice on Thursday is the shortest day and longest night of the year.

Information: 521-2113, gslcfayetteville.org.

Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 6 W. Dickson St., offers a "Night of Hope and Healing" with worship and communion at 6 p.m. Sunday in Wesley Chapel.

The church plans several Christmas Eve services: classic worship, 10:45 a.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the sanctuary; contemporary worship services, 9:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24 in the activities center; and Genesis Church worship, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Genesis campus.

A contemporary worship service will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 in the activities center, and a classic worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 31 in the sanctuary.

Information: 442-4237; centraltolife.org.

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers special services and activities through the Advent season: Christmas breakfast, 9:30 a.m. Sunday; fellowship meal and Advent classes for all ages, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Christmas Eve worship, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

REGION

Holiday Island Community Church, 188 Stateline Dr., plans a special Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Dec. 24, preceded by a reception from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Information: 253-8200, hicchurch.com.

NAN Religion on 12/16/2017

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