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Washington County

Cross Church in Springdale, 1709 Johnson Road, is one of nearly 500 churches around the world hosting the Night to Shine 2019, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Feb. 8.

Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older, hosted by local churches in all 50 states and across the globe all on one night. Cross Church is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that God is using as a catalyst to change how culture embraces people with special needs and to rally the church worldwide to stand up for those who are differently abled.

When Night to Shine was launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This past February, 537 host churches and 175,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 90,000 honored guests with special needs. Now in its fifth anniversary year, the event is expected to take place in more than 700 locations.

Information: 751-4523 or email

Cross Church in Fayetteville, 2801 W McMillan Drive, will host a six-week class for married or engaged couples beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 3. The program, "The Art of Marriage," will include discussions on God's design for marriage, overcoming isolation, communication, conflict, intimacy and leaving a legacy.

Registration is available at Cost is $35 per couple. Childcare is available.

Information: 695-5200,, email at

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, will participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 3. On a day when most attention is centered on the Super Bowl, the young people of the church are teaming up with local partner Christians United Pantry to help change the nation's largest weekend of football into the largest weekend of caring.

Information: 751-2040,

St. James United Methodist Church in Fayettevillle, 5 N. Willow Ave., will celebrate Black History Month by holding its annual Soul Food Dinner from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9. The dinner will be served in the church basement at a cost of $7 a plate. All friends, family, church members, and interested townspeople are invited to attend.

Information: 521-2192.


Carroll County

Holiday Island Community Church, 188 Stateline Drive, hosts a Friday Bible study, "Cultures in Conflict" by Ray Vander Laan, at 10 a.m. in the church library in Fellowship Hall.

Week Two, on Feb. 8, is "Engaging The Heart: Paul Before the Areopagus," followed by "Turning Weakness Into Strength," "The Lord's Supper: Discerning the Body" and ending with "Transforming the Chaos" on March 1.

Information: 253-8200,


Benton County

All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville, 2904 NW Third St., will host a public showing of the documentary "Don't Look Away: Homeless in Northwest Arkansas" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5.

The three-part, one-hour film will be followed by discussion with community members along with the filmmakers and advisers from the University of Arkansas journalism department.

Donations of new sleeping bags and blankets are appreciated. All are welcome.

Information: 802-0302,

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., is launching the first Royal Family Kids Camp for kids in Northwest Arkansas. RFK is a national organization whose mission is to confront abuse and change lives. This one-week Christian camp for children ages 7 to 11 who are in foster care is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations. Information: Visit

BVCC's Community Life Groups start this month. If you are interested in joining a group or learning more, contact the church office or sign up at the Information Center on Sundays.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a special worship service at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 5 for those that are unable to attend a regular worship service. Following the service, a lunch will be served. Anyone needing transportation to this or any other service should call the church office.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and is in need of peanut butter, jelly, sugar-free Jell-O and healthy cereals. A container for donations is in the church narthex.

The Men's Bible study group will meet on Monday at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Please park in the rear parking lot and enter the lower level.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., will celebrate the Lord's Supper at the 10:15 a.m. service Feb. 3, along with a special collection by the youth for Souper Bowl of Caring to help feed the hungry in the community.

The Food Pantry is open for Benton County residents on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to help with set-up on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. and to help guests on Saturdays from 8:15 to 11 a.m.

Information: 273-5450,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts a potluck lunch following worship Feb. 3.

A Women's Second Saturday Bible Study begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 9. Women are asked to bring their Bibles and a friend (or friends) and enjoy fellowship, brunch and Bible study at the church. Lonnie Moll will conduct the study.

Information: 755-4520,

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Rogers, 1101 W. Hudson Road, announces new hours for the Food Pantry. Effective immediately, the Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The focus is providing emergency food and assistance to those in need. Food will be provided one time every six months.

Information: 636-1135,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts the Bella Vista Bluebird Society at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 in the parlor.

Do you love to sing and enjoy brightening someone's day? If so, join in for the monthly sing-along at Highlands Rehab and Healthcare Center at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8. All Bella Vista area community singers are encouraged to lift the spirits of the Highlands residents.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will be "Listening To A Powerful Truth," written by Emrys Staton of Phoenix and delivered by Julie Jensen, at 11 a.m. Feb. 3, kicking off the theme for February, "Truth and Lies."

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts a Healing Worship Service at 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Guests are invited to experience this holy service.

ULC Singles: Bingo! is set for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Participants should bring a favorite snack to enjoy with the group. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, hosts a new Sunday morning class, "The Creative Process in the Bible," starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 and continuing through March 10.

Chaplain installations will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday during a service titled "Going to the Mountaintop." Guest musician is Ginger Doss.

Prayer team meets at noon following the service. For prayer needs, contact Rev. Elise at

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a Ladies' Bible Study at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the Old Testament prophet Micah. Women from the community are always welcome to attend. At 7 p.m., a Men's Bible Study will meet in the Oasis Center, studying the book of Revelation, taught by Don Rogan. The White Cross Women's Mission ministry and the ladies' KniTTogether ministry will also meet at 7 p.m. The ladies enjoy informal fellowship while working on projects that benefit needy children and adults in our area as well as a hospital in Congo. The community is welcome to come and learn more about these ministries.

On Feb. 6, the Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon.

Information: 876-5764,


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