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Washington County

Cross Church, with locations in Springdale, Pinnacle Hills in Rogers and in Fayetteville, will celebrate 150 years this Sunday.

Beginning with a membership of 13 in 1870, Cross Church has grown to a church with an average attendance of 7,089 in 2020.

"From its foundation to today, there have been men and women who have led the church, prayed for the church, and given untold hours of service to see that the church stands as a beacon of light and hope in Northwest Arkansas, America, and the World," Senior Pastor Nick Floyd shares.

Sunday night, members will celebrate Cross Church together at 5 p.m. at the Springdale campus. Several special guests, including Ronnie Floyd, will attend. Child care is available by reservation.


First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, will host drive-through Trunk-Or-Treat from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in the parking lot. The community is invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and drive through for pre-packed goodie bags of Halloween treats and then continue to drive through to see our members' decorated trunks. You will also be invited to vote for your favorite decorated car.

Sunday morning worship services, both in-person and livestreamed, begin at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday is Heritage Sunday, with a special celebration of our pastor, music and worship appreciation. Presbyterian Women's Thank Offering will be dedicated. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through the church's website.

Sunday morning in-person discipleship opportunities include "The Life of Jesus; Theology for Today" and study of the book "Fierce" with Women of Faith. All begin at 9:30 a.m. Study of Present Word via Zoom is at 9 a.m. Sundays. FPC Kids B.L.A.S.T. is in person on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. The B.L.A.S.T curriculum and resources are also available on the church website.

Chime Time is a new youth musical learning opportunity. Children grades one through eight will learn to play chimes in a physically distanced setting on Sundays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Outdoor office hours with the Rev. Kade Curry are offered Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Call the church to set a time to meet at an outdoor location of your choice.

Information: 751-2040,


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 during office hours by appointment only through the church office. Please call the office to set up your meeting time.

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

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will hold a Congregational meeting at 9:45 a.m. this Sunday.

Trunk or Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. This will be a drive-through event for handing out candy, and it will be held rain or shine. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. (traditional service) and at 10:45 a.m. (blended service). Sunday School for all ages and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. You can also see the worship service at

The Lutheran Hour is broadcast every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on radio station KURM-AM (790) and KURM-FM (100.3).

The Men's Bible Class meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in Classroom 3.

GriefShare meets on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. This is a support group for those that have lost a loved one. For information, contact Dorothy Jones at 366-1700.

There will be a new Inquirer's Class starting at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 25 for those interested in the Lutheran Church or anyone interested in a refresher course.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon. All food handlers wear face masks and ask that visitors also wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Information: 855-0272,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, worships each Sunday at 10 a.m., following the city of Rogers' covid-19 precautions.

The service is available live on the church Facebook page, The weekly bulletin is available at Members who want to take communion but are not comfortable attending services during the pandemic may contact Pastor Moll to make other arrangements.

The annual church Voters' Meeting will be Nov. 8 at the church and on Google Meet immediately after the service. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship and is online at Google Meet. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. at the church and at Google Meet.

Information: 755-4520,

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"). No decision to reopen the church has been made.

Information: 855-2780,

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista, 1 St. Bernard Lane, will be hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Parish Hall. Contact the Parish Office to reserve a scheduled time.

The Bereavement Classes continue every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. through Feb. 11, with exception of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

Our Catholic Mass schedule is Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m., and everyone is welcome.

Information: 855-9069,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, have canceled in-person services until further notice. This Sunday, you are invited to Zoom UUBC's 11 a.m. service, which brings the Sunday worship service from the General Assembly of Unitarian Universalist's Association. The Rev. Javier-Duval, Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Vt., delivers "Beyond the Water's Edge." For the Zoom link, visit UUBC's website.

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, is holding a coat drive and accepting new and gently used coats. Please drop off the coats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. Masks are being worn.

On Sunday, "Letting Go of the Rope" will be presented by the Rev. Elise Cowan at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook. On Wednesday evenings, Larry Owensby presents a short message and a meditation posted on Facebook. These can be viewed at a later time.

The Wednesday Book Club continues to discuss the Rev. Sheree Taylor-Jones' book "Turn Your Why? Into Why Not" at 4 p.m. Contact the Rev. Cowan at minister@unityozarks for the Zoom passwords. Taylor-Jones will be joining the discussion Oct. 28.

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,

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. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook; streamed to 42482704; at; 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,

Send church news and information about fall trunk-or-treat events to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.


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