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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy Photo Larry Owensby, president of the Unity Church of the Ozarks Board, will welcome visitors to the church's new home at 2200 E."J" St., Suite 10, in Bentonville with an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20. The public is invited to learn about the Unity spiritual community, meet the Rev. Elise Cowan and enjoy live music and snacks. Information: or email

Washington County

Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 6 W. Dickson St., presents the Orgiano Duo at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Central Sanctuary.

Come and enjoy a vast repertoire of concertos, hymn-based works and music from opera and Broadway as the duo -- Frode Gunderse and Scott Montgomery, now in their second concert as Orgiano Duo -- performs keyboard duets on organ and piano.

Information: 442-4237;

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, 224 N. East Ave., hosts a Labyrinth Walk from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in Parish Hall. The Labyrinth is a path walked in meditation, prayer or however one chooses to proceed. The Labyrinth is not a maze, but rather a tool for freeing the mind to go wherever it may. All you have to do is show up, put one foot in front of the other and breathe.

On Nov. 13, the Sage-ing Group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the library. Sage-ing Group is a group of men and women (60-plus) who reflect on the experience of being older from a spiritual perspective by sharing how God has worked in their lives since they last met. Newcomers are always welcome. Call the parish office for more information.

Information: 442-7373,


Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts a presentation by the Benton County Sheriff's Office called Parents Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the sanctuary. Discussion includes the dangers children face online and how to proactively protect them. No children are permitted due to the subject matter. Sign up in advance online only at Click on the News & Events tab then Parents Night Out.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will begin confirmation classes at 6 p.m. Nov. 13.

Bell choir meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27.

All singers are welcome to join the mass choir that will be singing Handel's "Messiah." They practice on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and will perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. They are now collecting items for Thanksgiving and are requesting canned condensed milk, canned pure pumpkin, canned cranberries and boxed stuffing mix. They also can use more boxed cereal. A container for your donations is in the church narthex.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., welcomes medical missionaries Drs. Les and Cindy Morgan on Sunday. They will talk about their experiences overseas during Sunday School at 9 a.m. and lead in worship at 10:15 a.m.

Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in Fellowship Hall.

Information: 273-5450,

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, hosts Cole Burger in a piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. An instructor in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, he will be performing selections from Bach, Beethoven, Albéniz, Price, Dun and Bryant. He was the first performing artist to appear in the Wesley Series many years ago. This is a free concert, open to everyone.

Walking Through the Dark: A Practical Guide to Holiday Grief, led by the Rev. Brenda Wideman, will meet at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the chapel. All are welcome.

The United Methodist Men will gather for their November dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Becker Hall. They will be honoring and thanking the police, fire and first responders of the community. Call the church office for reservations by noon Nov. 11.

Information: 855-1158,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., hosts the Ladies' Inspirational Book Club at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 13. The theme for November is to read an inspirational suspense story.

Information: 855-3555,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts a study of the Lutheran Liturgy at 7 p.m. Nov. 20.

Thanksgiving worship is at 7 p.m. Nov. 27.

Information: 755-4520,

Millwood Christian Church in Rogers, 3450 W. Pleasant Grove Road, will hold a Bingo Night fundraiser on Nov. 12. Early Bird Gaming will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Main Pack Gaming at 7 p.m. Funds raised go to support the church's Essentials Outreach ministry. Concessions will be available.

Information: 621-0021,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a Prior Proper Planning workshop at 3 p.m. Nov. 14. Guest speakers will provide information about estates, wills, funeral arrangements and charitable giving. Church members should sign up in Connector Hallway. Community members can call the church office to attend. All are welcome.

Information: 855-2390,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., opens the Oasis Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries and would appreciate the compassion and encouragement of friendly volunteers.

A potluck fellowship dinner will begin at 5:30 that evening in the Fellowship Hall, and at 6:30 p.m. there will be singing, devotions and prayer in the Worship Center. Infant and toddler nursery for kids is offered as well, and the community is always warmly welcomed.

Information: 876-5764,


Send information about religious events to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

NAN Religion on 11/09/2019

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