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Church notes: Bella Vista Community Church celebrates 47th anniversary Sunday

by Becca Martin-Brown | June 5, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., will celebrate our 47th church anniversary on June 6! Former Pastor Thad Moore will preach.

Join in for worship on Sundays at a new time, 10 a.m. We'll welcome Intentional Interim Pastor Gary Crandall and his wife Sherrie.

We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Visit for more information about services and video sermons to stay connected from home.

Information: 855-1126, or email

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Sunday morning worship at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and at 10:45 a.m. (blended). Sunday School and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. Social distancing is practiced. There will be only one Sunday morning worship service on May 30 at 9:30 a.m.

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

The "Sonday Riders" will meet at 2 p.m. June 6 and June 20 in the front parking lot. All two-, three- and four-wheel riders are welcome for a leisurely, scenic ride that ends at a restaurant where the group has time for sharing and fellowship.

The Ladies Bible study group meets on June 7 at 6 p.m.

The Choir meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

The Silver Needle Quilters meet at 1 p.m. June 7.

The Quilting group meets at 8:30 a.m. June 9.

The Prayer Shawl Makers meet at 12:30 p.m. June 16.

A free summer Vacation Bible School program is planned for 6-8 p.m. June 21. A meal will be offered at 5:30 p.m.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., is operating the FPC Food Pantry 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.

Worship is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, with online worship through Facebook and YouTube. Distancing and masks are required for in-person worship.

For more updates about church activities, go to the church website at

Information: 273-5450,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, celebrates worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Randy Moll is pastor. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship at the church and online at Google Meet.

Midweek Bible Study is each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Google Meet.

Services are available live on the church Facebook page and recorded for posting on the church website later.

Information: 310-5289,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., is now completely open to all. Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The church service starts at 10:30 a.m.

The church office is open 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday.

Information: 855-2780,

Lost Bridge Community Church in Garfield, 20650 Oak Ridge Dr., has resumed in-person services at 9 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome.

Information: 871-7021,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., has resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. Masks are no longer required but are recommended if you have not been vaccinated. Childcare is available.

You may also watch the service live on our website or our Facebook page.

Community Blood Center of Missouri will be at PCBV's Fellowship Hall for the next blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7. Please call the church office to reserve a time.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will not have a service June 6, and you are invited to attend via Zoom the 11 a.m. service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville for "Love Is Love: A UU Pride Service."

Zoom link and Order of Service are on their website at

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, is hosting the annual Village International Food Festival June 12, serving you by "drive in" and "go." Good ol' American food is the menu this month: meatloaf, potato casserole, green beans, roll and apple cake).

Deadline for reservations is June 10. Call 855-1325 to reserve your dinners. Food is served between 4 and 6 p.m., and cost per meal is $12.

Future dates are July 10, Jamaican cuisine; Aug. 14, Italian cuisine; and Oct. 9 is Oktoberfest with German food.

Join us! All are welcome!

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, offers a Little Free Pantry by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. Please help yourself when needed and help others by donating.

Unity Church of the Ozarks continues to answer prayer requests. For more information, call 721-2752.

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., offers Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. with live worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship in the sanctuary is, as always, mask optional. The Oasis Center (video venue) is for those preferring a mask-required setting. There is infant/toddler nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds during the Sunday School and worship hours.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook at Village Bible Church or on

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

Information: 876-5764,

Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers Sunday worship services, both in-person and livestreamed, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through the church's website at Transitional pastor the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Prevost will lead the service.

A church-wide picnic will begin at 4:30 p.m. June 6 on the church grounds. All in the area are invited. There will be lots of outdoor games and a bounce house for the children.

The church is in the process of searching for an installed pastor. The Pastor Nominating Committee is meeting with liaisons from the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry. The liaisons will guide the Nominating Committee and the congregation through the spiritual discernment process involved in the pastoral search.

For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required for in-person services. Those who are not vaccinated against covid-19 are strongly encouraged to wear masks and maintain distancing protocols.

Life can seem cold and lonely for those who have suffered a loss or experienced a crisis. FPC Stephen Ministers are trained to help people through the difficult times of life, providing emotional and spiritual support. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

There will be no Vacation Bible School this year. Adult, youth and children's Sunday School classes will not be meeting through the summer months. Classes will resume after Labor Day.

FPC Youth are planning a week-long summer mission trip to Ferncliff Camp near Little Rock. They will serve in the Disaster Assistance Center and on the farm and complete a signature project that contributes to the long-term upkeep of Ferncliff.

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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