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First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, begins Holy Week activities April 14 with the Procession of the Palms during Palm Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

At 7 p.m. April 18, the church hosts a Maundy Thursday Communion service.

An Easter Egg hunt for children will be held at 10 a.m. April 20 on the church grounds, followed by lunch.

Easter Sunday begins with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, followed by the Flowering of the Cross at 10:15 and Easter worship at 10:30 a.m.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

First United Methodist Church in Springdale, 206 W. Johnson Ave., hosts these Holy Week services: Thursday, April 18, The Living Last Supper, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, April 19, Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m; Sunday, April 21, Easter services at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. There will also be an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. at Turnbow Park. All are invited.

Information: 751-4610, firstchurchspringdale.org.

Mount Sequoyah Center in Fayetteville, 150 N. Skyline Drive, will hold its 96th annual Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. April 21. This is an outdoor service, but in case of inclement weather, it will move to an indoor option. The speaker is The Rev. Dr. Lora Walsh from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Music will be provided by Adam Joseph Lee Alexander, director of Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Springdale. All are welcome.

Information: (800) 760-8126, mountsequoyah.org.

Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 1910 N. Old Wire Road, invites the community to celebrate Holy Week beginning April 14, with Palm Sunday services at 8:45, 10:45 and 11 a.m.

On April 18, remember the Last Supper with a special Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast is set for April 20 with breakfast served from 8 to 10 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages at 10 a.m. The event is free to all.

All are invited to celebrate the Risen King April 21 at one of three services. Two traditional services are offered in the sanctuary at 8:45 and 11 a.m. One contemporary service is offered in the Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m.

Information: 442-8677, squmc.org.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville, 901 W. Cleveland, hosts the Rev. Michael Dowd, speaking on "Faithful to the Future: A Prophetic Partnering of Religion and Science" at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Dowd is the author of the bestselling book, Thank God for Evolution. A question-and-answer time will follow the service.

Information: 521-8422, uufayetteville.org.

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Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts Holy Week Services including Palm Sunday, April 14 at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday, April 19, at 11:45 a.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 21, at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

At 9 a.m. April 20, Carie O'Banion speaks on her 400-mile walk across Spain known as El Camino de Santiago, including photos of persons she encountered, Spanish topography, churches, etc. She will take questions after the event in McKay Hall. Please call the church office to sign up.

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.org.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will host only one worship service, at 9:30 a.m., on Palm Sunday. Services for Maundy Thursday, April 18, and Good Friday, April 19, will be at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday services are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

On April 20, there will be an Easter egg hunt at 4 p.m. with 2,500 eggs. There is also a special "really cool gift" for those attending.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. It will be closed on Good Friday.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church, 14108 E. U.S. 62, and Pea Ridge UMC, 1209 E. Davis St., host Passion/Palm Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. April 14 at Brightwater and at 11 a.m. in Pea Ridge. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. April 18 at Brightwater. Combined Easter sunrise service with breakfast to follow will begin at 6:30 a.m. April 21 at Brightwater. There will be regular worship services on Easter at 9:30 a.m. at Brightwater and 11 a.m. at Pea Ridge UMC.

Information: 451-8161, bit.ly/bmumc

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers Holy Week events including worship at 10:15 a.m. April 14 with palm processional and children's choir; 7 p.m. April 18, Maundy Thursday, meditative worship with the Lord's Supper and string quartet; 10 a.m. April 20, Easter egg hunt starting in the sanctuary with the reading of the Easter story, for ages through fourth grade; and 10:15 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 21, with the Lord's Supper and special music.

Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org.

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, hosts the Children's Ministry's annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon today for youngsters through sixth grade. There will also be crafts for every age, games and a photo booth for selfies with the Easter Bunny.

A new grandparents support group is being formed for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. The initial meeting will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the parlor. If there is enough interest, this will become an on going support group.

Holy Week services begin with Palm Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. April 14. A Lenten worship service at 11:45 a.m. will be followed by a light lunch on April 16; Maundy Thursday services will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 18; Good Friday services will be at 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. There is a community Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. on the church's upper deck. Other services on Easter Sunday will be at the normal service times.

Information: 855-1158, lovelearnlead.com.

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., hosts Gregg Hemmen, executive minister of the American Baptist Church Central Region, giving the morning message at 10:45 a.m. April 14. The Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. will feature The McCaffertys and the band All In. Prayer and Bible study is at 12:30 p.m. April 17, and Maundy Thursday service with communion is at 7 p.m. April 18.

Information: 855-3555, foresthillschurch.info.

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 18. Good Friday worship is 7 p.m. April 19, and Easter Sunday worship is 10 a.m. April 21.

Information: 755-4520, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Hope Church Northwest Arkansas, 1700 S.E. Moberly Lane in Bentonville, and Special Kids' Events host a free Easter egg hunt today for children with special needs and their families.

All children who would like to participate must register and will receive a free T-shirt. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. with the first hunt beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Special Kids' Events is a ministry of Canvas Church and Hope Church.

Information: 273-2252, hopechurchnwa.com.

Peace Lutheran Church in Rogers, 805 Olrich St., hosts traditional Palm Sunday worship at 5 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by contemporary worship at 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday worship at 7 p.m. April 18; Good Friday services at noon and 7 p.m. April 19; Easter vigil at 8 p.m. April 20; Easter morning sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Pavilion at Lake Atalanta Park in Rogers; Easter morning traditional worship at 8:30 a.m. and contemporary worship at 11 a.m. April 21.

Information: 636-2140, peace-church.org.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts the Chancel Choir presenting the cantata "Out of the Shadows" by John Purifoy at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 21. All welcome to attend this very special service.

The schedule of services for Holy Week are Palm Sunday at 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.; Good Friday at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated at all except Good Friday.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rogers, 824 W. Oak St., plans special services for Holy Week: Palm Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., beginning with The Liturgy of the Palms outdoors in the columbarium garden and a procession with palms into the church; Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., with communion, foot washing and the stripping of the altar to prepare for the solemn Good Friday liturgy; Good Friday at noon and 6 p.m. with the Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion from the Reserve Sacrament.

Festal services with communion are planned for Easter Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. April 21. An Easter egg hunt following the 10 a.m. service. Nursery care is available during the 10 a.m. service.

Information: 636-4072.

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, continues April's "restoration" theme continues with discussion of "Restoration As Living Tradition" at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Information: 855-1485, uubcar.com.

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts a Seder meal at 6 p.m. April 18 before the Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday worship is at 7 p.m.

A Lunch Hour Bible Study is scheduled for noon April 24. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Information: 855-1325, unitedlutheranbv.org.

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, hosts Wednesday classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on "Heart Centered Metaphysics" by Paul Hasselbeck. A 10-minute meditation follows the class.

A Maudy Thursday celebration and foot washing ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. April 18.

Information: 721-2752, unityozarks.org.

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., plans a Good Friday worship service at 6:30 p.m. April 19. The community is invited to attend.

On April 17, the Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. A potluck fellowship dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, and at 6:30 p.m. there will be singing, devotions and prayer for adults in the Worship Center.

Information: 876-5764, villagebibleefc.org.

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NAN Religion on 04/13/2019

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