Unity of the Ozarks
"The Courage to Heal," a prayer service and 24-hour prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12,to start the 25th year of Unity World Day of Prayer. An in-depth meditation on healing, with music and other techniques, while holding the affirmation "I am a healing presence," will be led by the Rev. Elise Cowan.
"Enjoy the Journey," with lifelong musician Mike Cleary, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. This is an evening of positive affirmation messages and original songs to help us see the good in past experiences and more fully enjoy life.
Movie night is at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, with part one of the two-part "Out on a Limb" with Shirley MacLaine.
Village Bible Church
The Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, a new ladies' Bible study led by Joanne Morris will be offered at 9 a.m. It is titled "The Grace of God -- what grace is, what it's not, and how it should impact our lives."
Bella Vista Assembly of God
Bella Vista Assembly of God will host the third annual NWA Christian Fellowship Trap Shoot & BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Bella Vista Trap & Skeet Range, 16301 Rocky Dell Hollow Road in Gravette. This year, there will be an adult division (ages 19 and older) and a youth division (ages 18 and younger), and teams will consist of three members. Churches are encouraged to send more than one team and all first-time shooters are invited. Event sign-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost to register is $35/person to include coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, range fees and ammunition, and a catered barbecue lunch by Rhythm & Q. Early registration forms and fees may be mailed to or dropped off at the BVAG church office no later than Thursday, Sept. 19. For more information, contact Hoss Diego at 479-250-9949 or email email@example.com.
On Sunday, Sept. 16, "Transmogrified," a talk written by Kimberley Debus, community minister of the arts and worship from Round Lake, N.Y., will be held.
Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista
The church missions committee collected school supplies this summer for Gravette Public Schools. The supplies, which were donated by the PCBV church family, were delivered to Glenn Duffy Elementary School on Aug. 8 to be distributed. Monetary donations were used to purchase backpacks and notebooks.
Highland Christian (Disciples of Christ)
All are invited to join Vivian Keller for Bible Study, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25, and every Wednesday following, at 10 a.m. This study begins with Paul's letter to the Colossians.
Back by popular demand, "James Garrett and Friends," voted Best Morning Show in Branson for several years running, will bring the music of Glen Campbell to Highland Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets may be purchased at the church for $20 for the two-and-a-half-hour show, beginning Aug. 14. For more information, call Alice Zelahy at 479-721-5438.
Bella Vista Lutheran Church
GriefShare is a support group for those that have lost a loved one. It meets on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the church library and will continue every Thursday until the week before Thanksgiving.
The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. It is in need of jelly, sugar-free Jello, healthy cereals and 12-count egg cartons. It is also collecting the barcodes of "Best Buy" products. A container for donations is in the church narthex.
On Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a Senior Safety Academy at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd. This is a free event. There will be informative seminars on topics such as identity theft, local scams, elder abuse, Medicare fraud, prescription drug safety and more. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided to registered attendees. Please register to ensure a spot by calling the church at 479-855-0272.Religion on 09/12/2018
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