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Washington County

Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, 1910 N. Old Wire Road, hosts the church youths' 14th annual Pumpkin Patch this year to raise money for mission work.

In conjunction with the Pumpkin Patch, the church also hosts two more free community events -- a free painting class at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 making wooden signs for fall and a Trunk-or-Treat Fall Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Pumpkin Patch hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31.

Information: 442-8677,

St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale, 1386 S. West End St., hosts the sixth annual Brewtober, an Oktoberfest-style celebration of homemade beer and chili and live music, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Participants can sample home brewing at the grassroots level. There will be a people's choice award for best brew and chili as well as a judge's choice for best brews. Bratwursts and homemade desserts also will be served. Live music from Proteus and a silent auction are included in the activities.

Admission is $30 if purchased by Oct. 23 or $35 at the door. Admission gets participants unlimited beer and chili until existing supplies run out. No one under 21 years of age will be admitted, and a photo ID is required at the door. The money raised benefits St. Raphael Catholic Church; all the beer, chili and auction items are donated.

To purchase tickets, visit Only 500 tickets are available for purchase.

Information: 756-6711,


Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., hosts the "It's Fall Y'all!" family fun festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in McKay Hall. Enjoy games, raffle door prizes, candy, food and drinks for the whole family.

Join the BVCC Prayer Shawl Ministry at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 to knit prayer shawls. Experience is not required.

BVCC 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. Sign up in advance online only at

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., plans a presentation of Handel's Messiah at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 presented by the Celebration Choir and Orchestra. The choir is now practicing for this event and invites new members. Practice is on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

GriefShare meets on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the church library. If you have lost a loved one recently, this is a support group for you.

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

The Sonday Riders will meet on Oct. 20. All two-, three- and four-wheel vehicles are welcome for a day of fun and food.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. They are now collecting items for the holidays and are asking for canned sweet potatoes, cream of mushroom soup, pure pumpkin, evaporated milk and canned cranberry sauce. A container for donations is in the church narthex.

The annual congregation meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27.

Information: 855-0272,

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church, 14108 E. U.S. 62, will host its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16-17. Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. offering beans or soup with cornbread, dessert and drink. Crafts, pies, jellies and baked goods will be for sale.

Information: 451-8161.

First Presbyterian Church in Rogers, 1901 S. 26th St., will host three Bible study classes each week, as well as two Cub Scout pack meetings and two self-improvement yoga classes. Dates and times are available on the calendar at the church website at

A series of weekly art classes will be taught from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call 925-1593 for more information.

A homecoming celebration for current and former church members will be held during Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 with a lunch to follow hosted by the church deacons.

Information: 636-5542,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., will recognize teachers during the Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

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, church council at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and a Bible study on Christian doctrine at 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

The annual Reformation Celebration begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

Information: 755-4520,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Disciples Men on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. After their coffee and snack, they will be working inside and outside to clean up and repair anything in need.

After the morning service Oct. 20, they will be having a Fellowship meal.

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a Movie and Popcorn Night at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. The inspirational film The Ultimate Gift (PG) will be shown, and popcorn, soft drinks and coffee will be served in Fellowship Hall. Bring family, friends and neighbors. Church members should sign up in Connector Hallway. If you are not a PCBV member, please call the church office (855-2390) to let organizers know you are coming. This is a free event. All are welcome.

PCBV's Fall Celebration will be Oct. 27. Come worship at 10 a.m. and stay for the celebration immediately following the service in Fellowship Hall. There will be a costume contest, games, hot dogs, candy and prizes. Sign up in Connector Hallway or call the church office at 855-2390 to let organizers know you are coming. Bring friends, neighbors, children and grandchildren.

Information: 855-2390,

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Rogers, 824 W. Oak St., will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assissi with the blessing of the animals at 4 p.m. Sunday on the church lawn. Everyone is invited to bring pets of any kind to the blessing, which is rescheduled from last week.

Information: 636-4072.

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut St., Suite 113, Rogers, will hear a homily written by Polly Peterson, "Courage And Sacrifice: The Story Of Waitstill And Martha Sharp," at the Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. It is rescheduled from last Sunday.

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts Oktoberfest at 4 p.m. today. The first-ever event includes games, raffles, bingo, food and lots of fun. Adult tickets are $10, and children's tickets are $5.

Bible Study begins at noon Oct. 23. Bring a sack lunch and come discuss the book Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith: A Lutheran Perspective on Faith Traditions in America by Robert Buckley Farlee. All are welcome.

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, hosts Standing in Peace at noon after the Sunday service. Join in wherever you are as participants hold the vision to assist in manifesting peace for our world.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., opens the Oasis Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 16. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries and would appreciate the compassion and encouragement of friendly volunteers. 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,



Unity Silent Retreat Ministry presents a 24-hour silent retreat Oct. 24-25.

Information: Katherine at


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NAN Religion on 10/12/2019

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