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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo "In God's Pocket: The History of Our Lady of the Ozarks Shrine" will be the topic when independent researchers Juana Young and MaryAnn Kahmann speak at noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Established in 1942 as a Catholic chapel atop Mount Gaylor near Winslow, the church was organized thanks to the efforts of local women who saw the need for a church in their remote community. The Shiloh Sandwiched In program is free. Information: (479) 750-8165 or visit

Washington County

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

Mojo Yoga Studio in Fayetteville, 1747 N. College Ave., Unit B, hosts one of Arkansas' most influential Tibetan Buddhist teachers, Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, speaking on the true practice of patience at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

Khentrul Rinpoche was born in Tibet. He became a monk at the age of 7 and spent 30 years studying meditation and techniques for working with the mind to bring positive change into the world. He is the abbot of a monastery in Eastern Tibet but has been in the United States since 2002. He oversees more than 20 meditation groups across the United States and Canada from his main retreat center in Parthenon, Ark.



Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts Lenten soup suppers and meditations in McKay Hall each Wednesday from March 6 through April 10. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. with meditations beginning at 6:20 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family. Chili and hot dogs will be served on March 6. Call the church office to sign up.

A women's Bible study, a seven-week series titled "Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus" by Lisa Harper, begins from 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in Room 8/9. Cost is $15. Call the church office to sign up.

The church is also launching the first Royal Family Kids Camp for kids in Northwest Arkansas. 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

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will install the new associate pastor, the Rev. Christopher Gorshe, at 4 p.m. Feb. 24. A reception will follow the service. All are welcome.

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. Organizers are also collecting "Best Choice" PVC labels so that they can purchase items for neighbors with special needs. A container for donations is in the church narthex.

On March 5, there will be a special worship service for those that are unable to attend a regular worship service. A lunch will be served. Anyone who needs transportation to this, or any other service, should call the church office.

Information: 855-0272,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts church council on Feb. 20 and a monthly congregational Bible study Feb. 27. The topic is the third use of the law. All groups meet at 7 p.m. at the church.

A new date has been set for the inaugural Second Saturday Women's Bible Study and Brunch. It will be 10 a.m. to noon March 9. All women are invited to the church for fellowship and Bible study. Bring your Bible and a friend!

Information: 755-4520,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts the next Women's Book Club at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 in the church parlor. The theme for February is "A Book with a Person's Name in the Title." All women in the community are invited.

Bella Vista's Ozark Hill Hikers Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 in Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact

The Bella Vista Bluebird Society will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. Feb. 22. For more information, call The Bluebird Shed at 553-7995.

Information: 855-2390,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts Bible Study: Lunchtime Edition at noon Feb. 27. It will focus on the Didache, sometimes called the most important book you've never heard of. The Didache means "The Teaching" and refers to the teaching of the Twelve Apostles to the early church. Long considered part of the New Testament, it was lost for centuries until 1873, when a Greek manuscript was rediscovered. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Information: 855-1325,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will study "A River or a Rock: The Meaning(s) of Religious Truth," written by Rev. Tim Temerson, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, and delivered by Suzanne Miltich, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. A social time starts at 10:30 a.m.

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, hosts a Mind-Body Healing Group from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $25.

A six-week class exploring "The Creative Process in the Bible" begins at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a Ladies Bible Study at 9 a.m. Feb. 19. The current study is on the Old Testament prophet Micah, and 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. for 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.

Information: 876-5764,


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