Sunday, Dec. 9: Chalica, the celebration of Unitarian Universalist Principles, will begin and favorite Christmas traditions or experiences -- and the added stress that getting it all together brings -- will be the focus of discussion.
Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista
Presbyterian Women will hold its annual Christmas Tea in the fellowship hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The program will be "Nativities from Around the World" by Pat Kirby. Bring two dozen cookies to share (extras will be packaged for our homebound members and first responders in Bella Vista). Please sign up at the information center if you can attend, and invite a guest.
Bella Vista Community Church
Bella Vista Community Church will host the following Christmas concerts in the sanctuary:
• Thursday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. -- Bentonville High School Chamber Orchestra;
• Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. -- Messiah Sing-along;
• Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. -- BV Community Band with a cookie, cider and coffee reception beginning at 2 p.m.
Unity Church of the Ozarks
The Yoga of Jesus Wednesday night class, Dec 5, will reflect "Lifting up the Son of Man" to Divine Consciousness from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Friday Movie Night, 7-9 p.m. Dec 7, presents part two of two of Shirley MacLaine's "Out on a Limb." There will be a love offering, and popcorn will be provided. The community is invited.
Sunday, Dec. 9, Advent service will be "My Peace I give to You."
Bella Vista Lutheran Church
The Celebration Choir and Orchestra will present a Christmas concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. A reception will follow the concert. All are welcome.
The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. With the holidays approaching, it is asking for 16-ounce cans of pumpkin, unsweetened condensed milk, and cranberry sauce. The pantry also collects "Best Choice" PVC labels. Containers for donations are in the church narthex.
Highlands Church (United Methodist)
The Chancel Choir will present its Christmas Cantata at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Under the direction of John Matthews, the choir will sing "The Glory of Christmas," a Christmas celebration for choir and congregation created by Lloyd Larson. The choir will be accompanied by pianist Pam Meyer and organist Jeannine Wagar. All are welcome.
The next blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, and is organized by the HUMMERS (Highlands United Methodist Men). Free cholesterol screening is available. Eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. A photo ID is required.
Highlands Church will have a family Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion worship service at 4 p.m. Dec. 24. Get an early start to Christmas Eve festivities with this service, ending with a candlelit rendition of Silent Night. Little children will have light sticks so as not to miss out on the beauty of this service. Everyone is welcome.
Village Bible Church
Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries and would appreciate the compassion and encouragement of friendly volunteers.
On Sunday, Pastor Mark Voll will continue his Advent and Christmas sermon series. His sermon title is "All in God's Perfect Christmas Plan -- Part 2: Mary," with a text of Luke 1:26-56.
Village Baptist Church
Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. the Chancel Choir will sing selected songs from its Christmas Cantata to usher in the Christmas season with residents of The Plaza at 1 Highlands Crossing Drive. The public is invited to join the celebration.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:10 a.m. the Chancel Choir will present its Christmas Cantata in its entirety. Under the direction of Sheilah Pridemore, the choir will sing "The First Noel -- Celebrating the Birthday of a King," arranged by Russell Mauldin. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday, Dec. 23, at 5:30 p.m. everyone is invited to join in a candlelight service of singing and Scripture readings to wish one another a very merry Christmas.Religion on 12/05/2018
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