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

Join in for a day of prayer in step with "The Return," a national and global day of prayer and repentance led by Franklin Graham and other national leaders, taking place in Washington, D.C. At 11 a.m. Sept. 26, BVCC's chapel will be open. We invite you to join us in praying for restoration and unity in the United States and the world.

The annual Christmas English Tea is canceled this year due to covid-19 concerns.

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., hosts Sunday worship services 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).

GriefShare is being offered on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the chapel and will continue weekly until Nov. 12. This group is to provide help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Call Dorothy Jones at 366-1700 with any questions.

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,

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

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,

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 have the Care & Share trailer in the parking lot from the afternoon of Sept. 22 to the morning of Sept. 24 for donations of serviceable clothing, furniture, etc.

Our Catholic weekend Mass is on Saturday at 5 p.m. and on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Information: 855-9069,

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 Twice a month UUBC Zoom services are also being planned.

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, continues to meet at 10:30 a.m. Sundays on the church Facebook page. The service can also be viewed at a later time on Facebook.

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

A book club at 4 p.m. Wednesday discusses the Rev. Sheree Taylor-Jones book "Turning Your Why? Into Why Not." Please contact the Rev. Elise for the Zoom password at

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,

Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville, 808 S.W. 14th St., invites everyone to the annual Back To Church Sunday this Sunday. Service begins at 10 a.m., with lunch and activities afterwards outside.

Word of Life is located on Arkansas 102 west in Bentonville. We hope to see you there!

Information: 273-3460,

Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, is having in-person worship services on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Safety protocols and procedures are in place to help keep members from spreading covid-19, but anyone who is in a high-risk group, may have been exposed to the virus or who is uncomfortable meeting in person should continue to attend via live streamed services on YouTube and through a link on the church's website at

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 available on the website and open to all. A Ladies Small Group Zoom Fellowship meets each Wednesday at 7 a.m., Monday Lectionary Bible Study with Hank Breshears is at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Pastor Curry will be leading a four-week Fall Book Study via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Classes will be on Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 14 and 21. The book studied will be "Everybody Always" by Bob Goff.

The church is again having Evening Vespers services. They will be held at 6 p.m. each Sunday through the end of September on the south lawn of the FPC Campus. All are invited.

Information: 751-2040,

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


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