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story.lead_photo.caption Photo submitted The Presbyterian Women's Fall Gathering was held at First Presbyterian Church in Springdale on Friday, Aug. 24. Attendees from the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista were (from left): Barb Tropansky, Maryann Sweeney, Lois Ault, Denise Eicken, Betsy Smith, Vicki Erickson, Diane Allen, Terry Woods, Peggy McMenus, Sharon Warner, and Carol Ritchie.

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 up) and a youth division (ages 18 and under), 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 BBQ 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

Highlands Church (United Methodist)

Highlands Church will host "Not Your Typical Car Show" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Everyone is welcome to check out the vehicles on display and join in games and trivia. A lunch will be available with a $10 donation. This is a celebration of all things automotive. Proceeds go to support Bright Futures, Samaritan's Feet and Snack Packs for Gravette School District students. Visit for details.

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 and 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.

Village Bible Church

The Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 5. This ministry is available to anyone in the area who needs help with groceries and would appreciate the compassion and encouragement of friendly volunteers.

Pastor Mark Voll will continue his sermon series titled "Sufficiency In Christ." This Sunday's sermon is titled "A Study in Colossians -- Part 2" with a text of Colossians 1:15-23.

Looking ahead to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, a new ladies' Bible study led by Joanne Morris will be offered. It is titled The Grace of God -- what grace is, what it's not, and how it should impact our lives. Women from the community are welcome to attend and a handout will be provided each week. Just bring a Bible.

Bella Vista Community Church

BVCC's Community Life Groups start Sept. 9. Small groups meet once a week with the purpose of providing a more in-depth way to learn how to love God, love people and make disciples of Jesus in Bella Vista and beyond. To learn more about our CLGs or sign up for a group, please contact the church office.

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.

Unity of the Ozarks

Rev. Elise Cowan will present "The Courage to Heal" at the Sunday, Sept. 9 service. Unity observes a practical view of Christianity. We serve through affirmative prayer, spiritual growth and sharing of gifts. We Stand in Peace after the service and hold the vision to assist in manifesting Peace for our world.

The Courage to Heal, a prayer service to kick off Unity World Day of Prayer, a 24-hour prayer vigil, will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 and all are welcome to join.

Religion on 09/05/2018

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