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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy Photo During worship April 28 at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., Lorna Sterrett (left) and Vicki Erickson were awarded Presbyterian Women Honorary Lifetime Membership pins. Presbyterian Women is the women's organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a community of women committed to nurturing faith through prayer and Bible study, supporting the mission of the church, and working for justice and peace.

Carroll County

Heart of Many Ways in Eureka Springs, 68 Mountain St., will host Goddess Chant, a musical performance celebrating the Divine Feminine, at 2 p.m. May 19. Produced by singer Maronda Rice from Hawaii, the event will include musicians and dancers from the Eureka Springs community and is a fundraiser to help maintain the historic building. A $10 donation is suggested.

Information: Email


Washington County

Buckner Baptist Church in Fayetteville, 2780 E. Wyman Road, will host Movie Night in Fellowship Hall from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 21. The movie will be "Soul Surfer," rated PG.

Information: 263-3866,

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road, hosts "Reclaiming Sanctuary: A Faithful Response for Welcoming Migrants," an informational, interfaith meeting to call together faith communities in Northwest Arkansas who are interested in ways they can be involved in welcoming migrants in our communities, developing immigrant welcoming congregations and accompanying immigrant neighbors, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Information: 521-2113,

Mount Sequoyah Conference and Retreat Center in Fayetteville, 150 N. Skyline Drive, presents "Not Suitable for Work," a free community event focused on diversity and inclusivity, at 5:30 p.m. May 13. Free, but RSVP by email to

Information: (800) 760-8126,

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Springdale, 2898 S. 48th St., will holds its annual Trash & Treasures sale from 7 to 11 a.m. June 1. Unique items, household goods, toys, children's items and lots more will be available. Proceeds help support the various ministries the church provides.

Information: 751-9184,


Benton County

Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection, at Bella Visa Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd., will meet at 9 a.m. May 14. The public in invited.

The featured speaker is author BJ Tassin, who will be speaking about "Tapping Into Your Treasures." Her first novel, Bona-Fide, is selling worldwide, and she recently received recognition as Bella Vista Artist of the Month. The guest speaker is Pam Wilson from Loudon, Tenn., speaking about "Professional Volunteerism."

This 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.

Information: Glenda at 876-5422 or email

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts Summer Arts Camp Monday-Friday, June 17-21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for kids entering grades one through six. More information is available at the Information Center on Sunday mornings or online at This year features exciting new classes such as clay, weaving and dance including tap and ballet. Classes fill up quickly, so register today. Registration ends June 10.

The BVCC Prayer Shawl Ministry invites people to join in on the third Thursday of every month to knit prayer shawls and baby blankets for Sharing & Caring of Benton County. The next meeting is at 1 p.m. May 16. Experience is not required.

Information: 855-0272,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., invites owners of "oldy but goodie" vehicles to consider showing their dandies at the church's annual car show, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. Contact the church office for information.

The church also seeks cereal and tomato sauce donations, as well as bags and boxes, for its Shepherd's Food Pantry as summer break from school approaches. Donations may be left in the pantry entry. Pantry hours are each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Information: 855-0272,

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rogers, 905 S. 13th St., will host "Oy vey! What the Palestinians and Israelis have been arguing about for 4,000 years" with Larry Thompson at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays through May 26. The program is free.

Information: 636-2230,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., hosts Sunday evening Singing in the Forest at 6 p.m. May 12. All are welcome.

Information: 855-3555,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts the Women's Second Saturday Brunch and Bible Study at 10 a.m. today.

Other upcoming events include a meeting of the church council at 7 p.m. May 22 and a voters' meeting following worship June 16.

Information: 755-4520,

Lost Bridge Community Church in Garfield, 2477 Lodge Drive, will be conducting a five-week Bible study on "The Parables" by John Macarthur at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through June 5. The class takes place at the Lost Bridge Village Hall on Lodge Drive.

Information: 359-0021.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts an exercise class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. for stretching and low-impact exercise, using a chair or a mat. For more information, call the church office.

Do you love to knit or crochet? If so, join the Knit, Crochet, Chat and Pray group on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the PCBV office lobby.

Information: 855-2390,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts the International Village Food Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The event offers delicious cuisine from around the world, and everyone is invited. To purchase $10 tickets, call 855-1325 or email

The Psalm 19 Astronomy Ministry hosts a Sidewalk Star Party at 7 p.m. May 12. The sunset watch party will be followed by a star gazing party, along with mini-workshops.

The Breakfast Club meets at 8 a.m. May 13. This month, Nancy Krumrey will speak on "Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus."

Finally, sign up now for the next Art 'N' Luther painting party at 6 p.m. May 31. Come prepared to listen to music and eat some tasty finger foods as well as painting a picture that you eventually take home. Tickets are $10; bring a friend and that ticket is only $5! Register at 855-1325.

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, joins the Unity Social Action Team in the Spring Salvation Army Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1400 N. Walton Blvd.

At noon Sunday, participants will stand in peace in the sanctuary as we hold the vision to assist in manifesting peace.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., opens the Oasis Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to noon May 15. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries. The 5:30 p.m. dinner will be a potluck soup supper with several kinds of soup provided. Those attending are asked to bring a salad, dessert or bread to accompany the soup. Anyone in the community is always welcome. At 6:30 p.m., there will be singing, devotions and prayer for adults in the Worship Center. A nursery for infants and toddlers is available.

Information: 876-5764,


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NAN Religion on 05/11/2019

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