First United Methodist Church
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5:30-7 p.m., a nine-week grief support class will gather in order for participants to share grief and seek healing at the First United Methodist Church Bella Vista. Grief is the outpouring of emotion and pain due to a loss. The loss may be as a result of a death, divorce, a sudden change or any other of a variety of causes. The journey through grief is different for each circumstance and individual but, in grief support, the journey is shared together, emotionally, spiritually and the sharing of ways to cope. The class will spend time understanding grief, the effects it has, and the mourning process which is a necessary journey to bring healing. The class provides insight, compassion, support and hope during this difficult time. Rev. Brenda Wideman will be the leader of the grief support class.
August 10, there will be a community-wide family end-of-summer back-to-school bash at Metfield Pool and Pavilion from 5:30-8 p.m. Hotdogs and chicken will be on the grill, and United Methodist Men will supply watermelon. Please bring a side item to share.
Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista
The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista invites the community to an evening of music and fellowship at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, for a concert by Christian country-western and southern-gospel singer Cliff Shelder, followed by homemade ice cream. Call the church office at 479-855-2390 to make reservations. All are welcome.
Village Bible Church
Wednesday, Aug. 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 friendly volunteers.
Sunday, Aug. 11, at the 9 a.m. worship service, Pastor Mark Voll will continue his sermon series titled "Waiting for Christ." This Sunday's sermon is titled "Global Mission Focused" with a text of 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5.
Bella Vista Lutheran Church
Pastor Hass will lead a new marriage enrichment series on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity to examine your marriage, pick up ideas to support those around you and strengthen your marriage. This is a Bible-based resource designed by LifeWay ministries. All are welcome to join.
GriefShare classes will begin on Aug. 29, with an orientation "short" class on Thursday, Aug. 22. The meetings will be at 3 p.m. each Thursday in the church library, with the 13 weeks of study ending on Nov. 22. Each meeting will last approximately two hours. Classes are open to everyone and are especially helpful for those with a recent loss of a loved one. Signup sheets can be found on the entryway kiosk, or call the church office at 479-855-0272 to register. This will allow for the proper number of books to be ordered. Attendees receive the $15 books free, though a donation is welcome. For further information, contact Dorothy Jones on her cellphone at 479-366-1700 or at home 479-855-7295.
The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Collections include the "Best Choice" PVC labels which are redeemed to purchase items needed for the pantry. Donation containers are located in the church narthex.
On Sunday, Aug. 11, there will be a discussion of homilies titled "Witness to Wonder" and "Searching Among Stones."Religion on 08/07/2019
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