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Washington County

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Northwest Arkansas (North American Lutheran Church) in Fayetteville, 2901 E. Zion Road, Suite 17, will install Douglas Hallenbeck as the new director of music ministry at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday.

Hallenbeck brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served in that capacity in several churches including Christ United Methodist Church, Olean, N.Y.; Faith Congregational Church, Hartford, Conn.; and Ridgecrest United Methodist Church in California.

He received his musical education from his maternal grandmother before attending Union Springs Academy in New York, Thayer Conservatory in Massachusetts and The Juilliard School summer program at the Chautauqua Institute in New York. He ran a singing studio in the New York area for many years; was a vocal coach and arranger for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Holland America Line; was tour choir director for Barry Manilow's "One Last Time" tour in 2015 and 2016; and in December 2018, toured with "The Very Barry Christmas" show in Florida and California.

Information: 387-0285, elcnwa.org.

Washington Regional Pastoral Care Department, 3 E. Appleby Road, Suite 102, Fayetteville, will offer a grief support group for women who have experienced loss through stillbirth or miscarriage.

The group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. every Sunday. It will be led by Jacqueline Eakens, chaplain of the Benton County Sheriff's Department.

Information: 463-1267, chaplains@wregional.com.

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts the Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8. The public is invited.

The featured speaker will be Linda Apple, who will talk about "Living History, Your History."

The brunch is held the second Tuesday of each month, and an all-American breakfast is served for $10. The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

At 9 a.m. Jan. 19 in McKay Hall, Carie O'Banion speaks on her 400-mile walk across northern Spain known as El Camino de Santiago. The event is free and open to the community. Please call the church office to RSVP.

Information: 876-5422, 513-703-4312 or email djlong@cox.net.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will celebrate Pastor Paul Hass' 10th anniversary with the church on Sunday.

There will be a special worship service at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 for those that are unable to attend a regular worship service. Following the service, a lunch will be served. Anyone who needs transportation to this or any other service should contact 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 and cereal. A container for donations is in the church narthex.

The Men's Bible Study meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Please park in back and enter the lower level.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts a potluck dinner and installation of officers for the new year following worship on Sunday.

A monthly study on the Liturgy continues Tuesday at 7 p.m.; church council meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 15; and the Bible Study on doctrine is at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

Information: 755-4520, goodshepherdrogers.org.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., invites anyone who enjoys singing to join in a sing-along at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Highlands Rehab and Healthcare Center. All Bella Vista area community singers are welcome to help lift the spirits of the Highlands residents.

The next blood drive is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14 in Fellowship Hall. Sign up by calling the church office, or church members can sign up in Connector Hallway.

Members of the community are also invited to an exercise class in Fellowship Hall every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. for stretching and low-impact exercise using a chair or a mat.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, host Julie Jensen Sunday, speaking on "Hope for Healing," a talk written by the Rev. Shari Woodbury, Westside Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Worth. The fifth of seven Chalica candles representing the Unitarian Universalist fifth principle, the right of conscience and use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large, will be lighted.

Information: 855-1485, uubcar.com.

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts family art night at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and movie night at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Both are free, and no RSVP is needed.

Information: 855-1325, unitedlutheranbv.org.

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, hosts a Prayer Team meeting at noon following the 10 a.m. service, "Radical Forgiveness," on Sunday. For prayer needs, contact the Rev. Elise at minister@unityozarks.org.

The study on Jan. 16 will be "Reading the Bible Again For the First Time" by Marcus Borg.

Information: 721-2752, unityozarks.org.

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NAN Religion on 01/05/2019

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