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Church notes: Bella Vista Community Church hosts concerts

by Becca Martin-Brown | November 13, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.
About a dozen leaders from First United Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville were welcomed by residents at New Beginnings Bridge Housing Community Nov. 2. The new community supports people moving from homelessness to permanent housing with a place to live, needed connections and life skills and the encouragement of others. The church provided a $30,000 check to construct concrete sidewalks between the 20 tiny houses and the community building. (Courtesy photo)

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., will host a Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Nov. 25. Contact the office for reservations by Nov. 22.

The church also has these Christmas concerts scheduled in the sanctuary:

Dec. 6 -- Bentonville High School Chamber Orchestra, 5:30 p.m

Dec. 11 -- Bella Vista Community Concert Band, 3 p.m.

Dec. 12 -- Bella Vista Men's Chorus, 3 p.m.

Join us for a worship service on Sundays at 10 a.m.!

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.net.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Sunday morning services at 8:30 (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (blended). Sunday School for all age children is at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level, and in the Fellowship Hall they are discussing "Connecting to Disconnected Adults," a time to reflect on your relationships with your adult children or other adults that you want to see connect back to Jesus. Pastor Hass will lead "Christianity 202" in the library.

Thanksgiving worship service is at 10 a.m. Nov. 25.

The Men's Bible study meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Choir rehearsals are on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and also at 10:30 a.m. for practicing the Christmas Concert, which will be on Dec. 5.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon as a drive-through, with Thanksgiving dinner items now available. It will not be open Nov. 26.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., offers fall faith formation opportunities on Sundays: Sunday School for adults at 9 a.m., J Street Kids (K-3rd) and Club 456 (4th-6th) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Youth Group (7-12th) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Worship at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday is offered in person and online. Masks will be worn in the building.

The FPC Food Pantry is operating as a drive through from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. 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, holds services Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes services at the church and online at Google Meet. A Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 24.

The women's Second Saturday Bible Study is Nov. 13 at the church. Each woman will bring her own sack lunch.

For those unable to attend Sunday mornings, services are also available live on the church Facebook page and recorded for posting on the church website.

Information: 310-5289, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., is planning a Christmas program for Sunday morning, Dec. 12. Called "Olde Fashioned Christmas," it is a Christian based story set during the holidays.

The church holds services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and Sunday School starts at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., offers an exercise class at 8 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for stretching and low-impact exercise, using a chair or a mat.

Do you love to knit or crochet? If so, join the Busy Hands group on Friday at 1 p.m. in the PCBV office lobby.

The Ozark Hill Hikers Club will meet at noon Nov. 18 in Fellowship Hall.

The church holds services Sundays at 10 a.m. Watch the service live on the church website or Facebook page.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers Sunday services, both in-person and livestreamed via YouTube and the church website, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with interim pastor the Rev. Dr. Ronnie Prevost.

The Rev. Moises Chan is First Presbyterian's parish associate and director of Ministerio a la Vecindad, a partnership for Hispanic ministry with the Presbytery of Arkansas. Working with Crowder College, GED classes are offered at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

If you are experiencing a difficult time, you don't have to suffer alone. Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is you are facing. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

After Church Fellowship is at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Join your friends for a cup of coffee and a light snack following services each week.

A church-wide Bingo Party starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Fellowship Hall. Members and friends of all ages are invited to enjoy snacks, prizes and friendly bingo competition.

All children ages 5 through fifth grade are invited to join the Children's Choir. Laci Hampton is the new director. They will practice at 9:30 a.m. during Sunday School hour.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

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

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