Bella Vista Lutheran Church
Donations of cereal, tomato sauce, bags and boxes are being sought for the Shepherd's Food Pantry as the workers prepare for the summer break for schools. Items may be placed in a shopping cart at the pantry's entrance at 1990 Forest Hills Blvd. The pantry is open for visitors every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Owners of "oldy but goody" vehicles are invited to showcase their babies at what has become an annual car show. This year, it is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. For details, call 479-855-0272 before noon on Friday, May 17.
Bella Vista Community Church
The BVCC Prayer Shawl Ministry invites you to join it on the third Thursday of every month to knit prayer shawls and baby blankets for Sharing and Caring of Benton County. The next meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Experience is not required.
Summer Arts Camp is Monday-Friday, June 17-21, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., for kids entering grades 1-6. More information is available at the Information Center on Sunday mornings or online at bvcc.net. This year features exciting new classes such as clay, weaving and dance, including tap and ballet. Classes fill up quickly and are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register early. Registration ends June 10.
Forest Hills Church
Sunday evening contemporary services, Singing in the Forest, continue at 6 p.m. every Sunday evening.
Village Bible Church
Wednesday, May 15, 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, May 19, Pastor Mark Voll will continue his sermon series titled "Because He Lives." This Sunday's sermon is titled "Treasures Redefined," with a text of Matthew 6:19-21.
First United Methodist Church
A new Grandparents' Support Group has formed for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the parlor. Are you raising your grandson or granddaughter? This probably wasn't in your greater plan, and you are not alone. Do you feel frustrated, isolated or out of your element? Rev. Jim Rowland will facilitate the group, which is open to all. Come meet other grandparents who are in the same position as you. Share stories, concerns, questions, joys, second chances and hope with others. If you aren't raising your grandkids, but know someone who is, please invite them to be a part of this group. This is an ongoing support group and is open to all in the community. Bring a friend.
Volunteers are needed to care for loved ones during the Bella Vista Caregiver's Support Group meeting (training provided). Due to the unexpected closing of Village House and its caregiving resources, the BV Caregiver's Group needs trained volunteers to care for loved ones who come with their caregivers to the support group which meets the first Thursday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. in the parlor. A volunteers training session will be provided by the Schmeiding Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the Parlor. The group is open to the community and, if you are able to volunteer two hours of time once a month, please consider becoming a volunteer caregiver. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Brenda, one of the facilitators for this group, at 479-855-1158.
Two weekly meetings of AA are hosted at the church on Monday and Saturday. Please call or stop by the church for more information.Religion on 05/15/2019
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