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Bella Vista Community Church

Lenten soup suppers and meditations are held in McKay Hall each Wednesday through April 10. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. Meditations begin at 6:20 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call the church office to sign up.

Summer Arts Camp will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 17-21, for kids entering grades one through six. More information is available at the information center on Sunday mornings or online at This year features exciting new classes such as clay, weaving and dance, to include tap and ballet. Registration ends June 10.

Unity Church of the Ozarks

Guest speaker, June Dillinger, presents "Why Me, Lord?" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 7, followed by the Prayer Team meeting. For special prayer needs, contact Rev Elise Cowan at

Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista

On Sunday, April 7 at 10 a.m, the University of the Ozarks Chamber Singers, with conductor Jonathan Ledger, will lead worship service. The choir will sing nine classical and contemporary pieces, including one with the PCBV Chancel Choir. Ozarks senior Claire Kennedy, who will attend seminary next year, will deliver the message. Everyone is invited to join in this special worship service led by a magnificent choir. This is the Ozarks choir's only visit to Bella Vista in 2019.

On Tuesday, March 19, members of PCBV Canopy Committee took the Llembo family to visit the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, Mo. The Llembos are one of the refugee families sponsored by Canopy NWA, a non-profit, church-based refugee resettlement agency in northwest Arkansas. The group toured the facility and grounds and learned how to make peanut milk, with Park Ranger Sarah. Sandy Andrews, PCBV Canopy Committee co-chair, said of the day's adventures: "What a wonderful way to spend a very beautiful day. We were blessed. We came home to music by the children and laughter ... smiles abounded."

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, April 7: This service titled, "Restoration As Living Tradition," features a talk written by Jack Rogers.

Village Bible Church

Wednesday, April 7, 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 our friendly volunteers.

Pastor Mark Voll will continue his sermon series, "Discovering the Real Jesus." Part 5 of the sermon series this Sunday is titled "Confronter of Sin" with a text of John 8:1-11.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

Lenten services are held at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. Prior to the service, there is a light supper served, starting at 5:15 p.m. All are welcome.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 a.m. At this service, there will be three young adults being confirmed.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. It is collecting items for Easter meals, including boxed chicken stuffing, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, boxed potatoes, canned fruit cocktail, yellow or white cake mixes and orange or cherry Jello, regular or sugar-free. A container for donations is in the church narthex.

Highlands Church (United Methodist)

Highlands Church will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. All are welcome.

Celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, April 14. There are two services: 9:30 a.m. is a traditional service, and 11:15 a.m. is a gathering service. There will be a Palm Parade for children at the 9:30 a.m. traditional service.

A Stations of the Cross service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19. The Stations service is a powerful way to contemplate, and enter into, the mystery of Jesus' gift of Himself to us. The service involves our senses and our emotions as we experience the love of Jesus in a new and deep way. The Stations service will be in the sanctuary and does not require walking.

Mark your calendars for The Highlands Flea and Boutique to be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27. This annual event is held at Highlands Church and hosted by the United Methodist Women. All proceeds are donated to local women's and children's charities. Items for sale will include household, linens, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, lawn and garden items, as well as coffee shop and bakery items. If you wish to sell your own items for profit, make a reservation for an outside space by calling 479-855-2277.

First United Methodist Church

A new Grief Support Group, facilitated by Rev. Brenda Wideman, will meet at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday until April 30 in the chapel. All are welcome in support of recovering from a situation of grief.

Aluminum can pull tabs are being collected by the Scouts for the Ronald McDonald House charities through the middle of April. There are collection boxes in the narthex, Becker Hall and the office.

Lenten worship services will be held at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday through April 16, with a light lunch following.

Two weekly meetings of AA are hosted at the church on Mondays and Saturdays. Please call or stop by the church for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on from 10 to 11 a.m. every Friday in the parlor. Spend an hour to visit and stitch. This group welcomes beginner knitters and will teach. The shawls are given to shut-ins, those who are grieving, and for other circumstances. Each shawl is prayed over and blessed as it is being lovingly made.

Religion on 04/03/2019

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