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Carroll County

Heart of Many Ways in Eureka Springs, 68 Mountain St., hosts a benefit concert with Geoff and Leslie Oelsner at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Oelsners have lived in the Ozarks for 40 years. Their love of nature has permeated both their lives -- as musicians, social workers, parents and members of the Fayetteville community. Their connection to the Findhorn Community in Scotland started about 50 years ago and introduced them to the potentials of inner activism, and they have practiced collaborative inner and outer activism for the environment ever since.

They will share songs, poems and reflections celebrating humans' natural capacity for communion and collaboration with nature.

The concert will be a benefit for maintenance of the historic church building.

A $10 donation is suggested at the door.

Information: Email


Benton County

All Saints Episcopal Church in Bentonville, 2904 N.W. Third St., will host "Facing Race: Becoming Conscious Allies" from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Registration is $20. Deadline to register through EventBrite is Sept. 10.

Information: 802-0302.

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd., begins The Women's Bible Study, a nine-week series titled "The Battle Plan for Prayer" by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, Sept. 12 with sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in Rooms 8/9. Cost is $13. Call the church office to sign up.

A Basic Estate Planning seminar is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in McKay Hall. Call or stop by the church office to sign up and pick up a flyer for more information.

BVCC's Youth Group for 7th through 12th grade students meets every second and fourth Wednesday in the undercroft. Join in at 6 p.m. for pizza and 6:30 p.m. for Bible study and discussion. The current topic is Rick Warren's What on Earth Am I Here For?

Information: 876-5422 or email

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts quilters at 8:30 a.m., the writing group at 1 p.m. and confirmation at 6 p.m. Sept. 11.

The Sonday Riders will meet Sept. 8 and again Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. All two-, three- and four-wheel riders are welcome for a day trip for fun, fellowship and food.

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

GriefShare meets every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the church library.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. They are in need of boxed unsweetened cereal. There is a container for donations in the church narthex.

The church choir meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., and the Bell Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

The Congregation Potluck will be on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Information: 855-0272,

First Baptist Church in Bentonville, 200 S.W. A St., will host Bill Gather and the Gaither Vocal Band at 6 p.m. Sept. 21.

Information: (855) 484-1991 or

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rogers, 905 S. 13th St., hosts the University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale, led by Minister of Music Jeff Murdock, at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22.

Information: 636-2230,

Forest Hills Church in Bella Vista, an American Baptist congregation, 1702 Bella Vista Blvd., offers a Bible study on the Book of Proverbs at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by inspirational book club at 1:45 p.m. All are welcome.

Information: 855-3555,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, hosts these upcoming events:

A Bible study on the Lutheran Liturgy, 7 p.m. Sept. 11; the Women's Second Sunday Brunch and Bible Study, 10 a.m. Sept. 14; Church council, 7 p.m. Sept. 18; and a Bible study on Christian doctrine at 7 p.m. Sept. 25. All meetings are at the church.

Information: 755-4520,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in Fellowship Hall. Church members can sign up in the Connector Hallway. Other Bella Vista area residents can reserve a spot by calling the church office.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will recommit to each other and to the Unitarian Universalist community at the 11 a.m. service Sunday by pouring into a common bowl a small vial of water that's special to each.

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, hosts Rally Day from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event is free, and all are welcome to enjoy fun and fellowship.

Breakfast Club meets at 8 a.m. Sept. 9 with guest speakers Paul and Cathy Sue Anderson. Call 855-1325 or email to attend.

Bible Study at noon Sept. 11 will discuss Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith: A Lutheran Perspective on Faith Traditions in America by Robert Buckley Farlee. Bring a sack lunch and come join the discussion.

The Martha Circle meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. to help put together neck pillows for those in need. There is no need to sign up, and no sewing skills needed; just show up and join in.

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 12 McKissick Creek Road, Suite 1210, Bentonville, will consider "The Art of Prayer" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Elise Cowan, followed by standing in peace.

The Wednesday night class, held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., looks at "The Divine Paradoxes" and experiencing grace. A 20-minute meditation follows the class.

Information: 721-2752,


Washington County

Zion Christian Union Church in Fayetteville, 4984 W. Wedington Drive, hosts the Janice Williams Coleman Memorial Benefit from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14.

The event includes an auction and gospel music by Four on the Floor.

Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go for new equipment at the Arkansas Christian Union Youth Camp and Ministries in Springdale.

Arkansas Christian Union Youth Camp is a nonprofit organization that holds Christian youth camps during the summer months and special Christian activities throughout the year. The camp welcomes youths from kindergarten through grade 12.

Information: Email


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 09/07/2019

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