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Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., continues to suspend non-ministry events and Kids Connect until further notice. Church ministries may meet by appointment only through the church office. Please call the office to set up your meeting time.

Join in worship Sundays at 9 a.m. (traditional) and at 11:00 a.m. (contemporary). We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Visit bvcc.net for more info about services, video sermons and daily devotionals to stay connected from home.

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.net.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., invites everyone to Sunday morning worship at 8:30 a.m. for the traditional service and at 10:45 a.m. for the blended service. Sunday School for all ages and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. Please wear a mask when entering the church. Social distancing is always practiced.

You can also see the worship service at www.bvlutheran.com.

The Men's Bible Class meets on Wednesdays in the chapel area at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open 10 a.m. until noon on Friday. Packers and food handlers will continue to wear masks, and they ask that you not visit if you are not feeling well at the time.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., is worshiping online Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

At 7 p.m. Aug. 9, there will be an outdoor evening vespers service with scripture and prayer in the south parking lot. Please bring a lawn chair and wear a mask for this socially distanced service.

The FPC Food Pantry is operating as a drive-through on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring something (utility bill, etc.) that shows that you are a resident of Benton County, and the church is glad to serve you.

Information: 273-5450, fpcbentonville.org.

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, celebrates worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Randy Moll, pastor.

For those unable to attend, the service is available live on the church Facebook page at facebook.com/goodshepherdrogers. Members desiring the Lord's Supper but not comfortable attending services may call Pastor Moll or email him at pastor@goodshepherdrogers.org, and he will arrange a time to bring the Sacrament to them.

Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship and is online at Google Meet. Wednesday Bible study begins at 7 p.m. at the church and is also available at Google Meet.

Information: 755-4520, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will continue to present its services on its website or on YouTube (search "highlandchristianchurchbellavista"). Leaders will revisit the idea of reopening at a meeting the second week of August.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., is collecting school supplies for the Gravette School District. Donations can be dropped off at the church office. If you would like us to do the shopping for you, please mail your check to the church, payable to PCBV. Please write "School Supplies" on the memo line.

The weekly worship service is being recorded and posted to the website (www.pcbv.org) under the "Worship" tab. Each service will also be shared on the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista Facebook page on Sunday mornings.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, have canceled in-person services until further notice. Those who wish may attend worship services of The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fayetteville (UUFF) via Zoom with a link found on uufayetteville.org.

Information: 855-1485, uubcar.com.

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, presents a 10:30 a.m. service, "The First Harvest," by the Rev. Elise Cowan, on Facebook. This can also be viewed at a later time.

Larry Owensby presents a short, timely subject with a meditation on Facebook at 7 p.m. daily.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Eckart Tolle Book Club considers "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" on Zoom. Join in at https:tinyurl.com/poserofnowbookclub.

Unity Church has placed a Little Free Pantry by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville.

Information: 721-2752, unityozarks.org.

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a live worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Pastor Mark Voll will be preaching on the parables of Jesus. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook; streamed to Vimeo.com/user 42482704; at www.villagebibleefc.org; and audio of the live service can be heard on 90.3 FM in the south church parking lot.

The Oasis Food Pantry is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for drive-through pickup.

Information: 876-5764, villagebibleefc.org.

Washington County

Compassion Fayetteville will be part of a "webithon" fundraiser Aug. 14-15 for Charter for Compassion, which provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships in nearly 50 countries worldwide.

The Compassion Fayetteville segment will be shown at some point in the 1-5 p.m. window on Aug. 15. Recognized as an International Compassionate City in 2014, Fayetteville has been acknowledged as one of the world's most compassionately active cities. This will be highlighted in its video segment.

There is no charge to watch any or all of the online presentation, but opportunities to make donations run throughout. Register at https://tinyurl.com/cfcwebithon. The "Get Tickets" button there has a "free" option.

Information: Email Ed Williams at revedwinwilliams@gmail.com.

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, hosts a vespers service at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 on the FPC south lawn. It will be a special night with prayer and meditation led by Hartley Allen with Carl Combs and his group of "thumb pluckin' and finger pick'n" buddies offering a night of "Gospel Music in the Grass."

The church is having in-person Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m., but suggest anyone who is in a high-risk group or who is uncomfortable meeting in person continue to attend via live streamed services on YouTube and through a link on the church's web site: www.fpcspringdale.org.

At 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, weekly Zoom Discipleship Classes continue for adults and for the FPC Kids B.L.A.S.T. program. Both are on the website and available to all. A Presbyterian women's group meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. to study the scriptural passages to be used in the coming Sunday morning service.

To ensure members of the church have access to pastoral care, Pastor Curry is having outdoor office hours where he will meet with a parishioner on their front porch, in their back yard, in outdoor areas of the church, at a public or other outdoor area. Call the church to schedule an appointment.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

Send church news to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at bmartin@nwadg.com. Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

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