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Church notes: Unity Church of the Ozarks offers a Little Free Pantry by the front door

May 8, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

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. The church has decided to continue covid-19 precautions at this time, including asking all to wear a mask and observe social distancing. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through the church's website at Interim pastor Rev. Dr. Ronnie Prevost will lead services May 9.

Sunday adult discipleship classes include study of "Present Word" and "A Study of John," via Zoom at 9 a.m. each week. An open discussion on "Theology For Today" is at 9:30 a.m., both in-person and via Zoom. The Monday Lectionary classes, where readings for the following Sunday are discussed, is at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

FPC Kids B.L.A.S.T Sunday School classes are in-person on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. B.L.A.S.T curriculum and resources are also available on the church website.

The church has begun the process of searching for an installed pastor. The Pastor Nominating Committee has been selected and is meeting with liaisons from the Presbytery's Committee on Ministry. The liaisons will guide the Nominating Committee through the process of this search.

Vacation Bible School will be June 13-16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme will be "Knight's Castle: The Quest for the King's Armor." All children are invited.

FPC choir rehearsals are held each Wednesday. To help maintain distancing, ladies will meet from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and men from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Information: 751-2040,

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., begins a new women's Bible study from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 13 in McKay Hall. The study is "Prayer 101: Experiencing the Heart of God" by Warren W. Wiersbe. The cost of the book is $15. Please contact the church office to sign up and reserve a book. All women are welcome to join.

We 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 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.

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

On May 22, there will be a Rod and Custom Car Show at the church. This will be the sixth annual showing of cars from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The "Sonday Riders" will meet at 2 p.m. May 16 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 Men's Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. May 17; the Prayer Shawl Makers meet on May 19 at 12:30 p.m.; the choir meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.; and the Quilters meet on May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Don't forget to bring your "Best Choice" labels, and volunteers could use 45- to 60-ounce bottles for distributing detergent.

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.

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. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship at the church and online at Google Meet. The church follows the city of Rogers' covid-19 protocols.

The women's Second Saturday Brunch will be at the church at 10 a.m. April 10, with a Bible study. Each woman will bring her own sack lunch.

Midweek Bible Study is each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ascension Day Vespers will be held at 7 p.m. on May 13. Both events are at the church. Church Council will next meet via Google Meet at 7 p.m. May 18. A Voters Assembly meeting will be held following the morning worship service on May 23. In addition to other items, the congregation will consider adopting an amended Constitution and Bylaws.

For those unable to attend Sunday mornings, the services are available live on the church Facebook page. Members who want to take communion but are not comfortable attending services during the pandemic may contact Pastor Randy Moll to make other arrangements.

Information: 310-5289,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., remains closed for services. You may watch services on You Tube (search Highland Christian BV), our Facebook page, or website,

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., has resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. Masks are required, and seating is limited. Please let us know you're coming by calling the church office. Childcare is available.

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

Be sure to check the church website for news alerts, church calendar, prayer concerns, Sunday bulletins and more. The website is mobile-friendly.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, will not have a service Sunday, and you are invited to attend via Zoom the 11 a.m. service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville.

Find the Zoom link and Order of Service on UUFF's website

Information: 855-1485,

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 live worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing. There are mask-optional and mask-required areas for those attending.

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,

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


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