Village Bible Church
Bible 101 class is being offered by the Village Bible Church -- a free, no strings attached 4-week class on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 11 to introduce people to the Bible. There are many people, even church attendees, who would like to know more about the Bible but don't know where or how to start. This startup class will cover topics such as: who authored the Bible and how did it come to be as we know it; how do I choose which Bible to read and study (translations/paraphrases; can I trust the Bible to be true; what is the best way to start for someone new to reading the Bible. Class is open to all ages and backgrounds with no pre-registration required. Bibles will be available to those who don't have one. Village Bible Church is located at 1591 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.
Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 10, Pastor Mark Voll will continue the sermon series titled "Discovering the Real Jesus." Part 2 of the sermon series this Sunday is "Sinless Perfection" with selected New Testament texts.
Highlands Church (United Methodist)
The next blood drive organized by the HUMMERS (Highlands United Methodist Men) is scheduled for 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. A free cholesterol screening is available, and remember to drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. Photo ID is required.
Highlands Church will host a GriefShare class beginning March 21. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. GriefShare is held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Mark Classroom for a 13-week session. Contact Carla Lemmeyer at 470-657-6830 to sign up or with any questions.
The next 10-week session of Flex 'N Stretch starts Monday, March 25, at Highlands Church. Classes meet at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Peter Classroom. Its mission is to challenge, encourage and promote better health through physical exercise. You can attend one lesson, all 30 lessons, or somewhere in between. Flex 'N Stretch is a wellness program of activities which provides a higher quality of life through responsible movement that is pain-free and possible for all participants. The program teaches all participants how to do the exercises easily and safely, including seniors. Benefits include increased range of motion, coordination, strength, balance and agility, all of which improve the quality of life and lead to longer independent living. Cost is $45 for 30 Sessions or $30 for 15 Sessions. Join the fun and experience the benefits! Contact the church office at 479-855-2277 for more information.
Bella Vista Lutheran Church
On March 31 Bella Vista Lutheran Church will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. It is in need of "snack pack" sugar-free cups and low-sugar fruit cups. Items for Easter bags are also being collected at this time: boxed chicken stuffing, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, boxed potatoes, canned fruit cocktail, boxed yellow or white cake mix, orange or cherry Jello. Place your grocery sack with these items by April 11 in the container for donations in the church narthex.
Sunday, March 10: Discussion of "Desire," a talk by Rev. Darcy Laine, Unitarian Universalist Church of Cortland, NY.
Sunday, March 17: "I Want," a homily written by Sarah Richards, Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, delivered by Julie Jensen.
First United Methodist Church
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.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, March 6. The community is invited to worship services at 11:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Every week thereafter through April 16, there will be a worship service on Tuesday of each week at 11:45 a.m. 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.
An eight-week Grief Support class will gather to share grievances and seek healing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at First United Methodist Church Bella Vista. Grief is the outpouring of emotion and pain due to a loss in our lives. The loss may be as a result of a death, divorce, 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. The group supports attendees emotionally, spiritually and shares ways to cope. The class will spend time understanding grief, the effects it has on us, and the mourning process that is a necessary journey to bring healing. The class provides insight, compassion, support and hope during this difficult time.
Village Baptist Church
Village Baptist Church will host the John Brown University Cathedral Choir as it kicks off the spring tour with a concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 479-855-7775 or visit the church website at www.vbconline.net. The church is located at 380 Glasgow Road.
Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista
Join in the monthly Sing-Along at Highlands Rehab and Healthcare Center at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 8. All Bella Vista area singers are encouraged to help lift the spirits of the Highlands residents!
The Knit, Crochet, Chat, and Pray group meets at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the PCBV office lobby. Bring your current project with you. Call the church office for more information 479-855-2390.
Ash Wednesday services will be held at noon March 6 and will include Holy Communion. The community is always invited.
Bella Vista Community Church
The Bella Vista Community Church has announced that it will launch the first Royal Family Kids Camp for kids in Northwest Arkansas this summer. RFK is a national organization with a mission to confront abuse and change lives. This one-week Christian camp for children in foster care, ages 7-11, is run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations. For more information, visit 390.rfk.org.
Lenten soup suppers and meditations are held in McKay Hall each Wednesday, March 6 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. Chili and hot dogs will be served on March 6. Please call the church office to sign up.
Unity Church of the Ozarks
Annual Ash Wednesday Healing Service followed with 15-minute meditation takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.
Sunday service March 10, "Spring Forth," is followed with "Standing in Peace" at noon. Contact Rev Elise at firstname.lastname@example.org. for prayer needs.
Bella Vista Christian Fellowship
Richard Solberg, a retired pastor, is now conducting worship services each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the chapel at St. Bernard Catholic church on W. Lancashire Blvd. This group is called the Bella Vista Christian Fellowship. The non-denominational services are open to all.
This fellowship group has recently begun an outreach action to Seven Hills, the social service agency serving the homeless in Fayetteville. Goods like food, sleeping bags, tents and backpacks will soon begin flowing to the needy there. For more information, contact Pastor Solberg at 479-268-4103.Religion on 03/06/2019
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