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Highlands Church (United Methodist)

The Highlands United Methodist Women are hosting a new evening retreat of fellowship, spiritual growth and mission outreach for the women of Bella Vista as well as the women of the Highlands Church. The retreat is named After Hours and is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. The first After Hours will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. The first retreat theme will be "Buzzin' Along -- A Taste of Honey" and will explore how to get more out of your devotional life and prayer time. Friends are welcome and invited.

The next Blood Drive, organized by the HUMMERS (Highlands United Methodist Men), is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. Help make a difference in YOUR community by giving blood. Free Cholesterol Screening! Please eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive. Photo ID required. To schedule an appointment time, visit: https://donate.cbco.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/123929.

Highlands Church will host a 'Cruise-In Car Show' from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Everyone is welcome to come check out the vehicles on display and join in the games and trivia for participants and spectators. Enjoy the 'free' lunch with a $10 donation. Join the celebration of all things automotive! Display your special vehicle(s) for free- Registration opens at 8:30 am. If it is special to you, we want to see it! No judging. Proceeds go to support Bright Futures, Samaritan's Feet & Snack Packs for Gravette School District students.

Village Bible Church

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 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, Sept. 8, Pastor Mark Pastor Mark and Associate Pastor Al will bring the messages and begin the nine-week sermon series on the book of James.

Bella Vista Community Church

BVCC Community Life Groups begin the week of Sept. 8. To learn more or sign up, please call the church office or visit the Information Center on Sunday mornings.

The next Women's Bible Study, a nine-week series titled The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. in room 8/9. Cost is $12. Please call the church office to sign up.

There will be a Basic Estate Planning seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in McKay Hall. Call or stop by the church office to sign up and pick up a flyer for more information.

Unity Church of the Ozarks

"The Art of Prayer" message will be presented by the Rev. Elise Cowan at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, followed by Standing in Peace.

Wednesday night class, 7-8:30 p.m., continues studying "Heart Centered Metaphysics" by Paul Hasselbeck, co-facilitated by the Rev. Elise Cowan and Kent Lowery. A wide variety of subjects are discussed such as "The Divine Paradoxes" and experiencing Grace which creates an interesting and enriching class. A 20 minute meditation follows the class. All are welcome.

Women's retreat will be held Sept. 13-14 and facilitated by Peace Keeper Gayla Crum in Eureka Springs. For more info, contact the Rev. Elise Cowan at unityminister@ozarks.com.

Unitarian Universalists

Sunday, Sept. 8: Recommitting to each other and to the Unitarian Universalist community, congregants pour into a common bowl a small vial of water that's special to each.

Forest Hills Church

Sunday, Sept. 8, Pastor Mark Kirby's message will be Our Spiritual Priorities, Psalm 1:1-6.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m. Bible study on Proverbs; 1:45 p.m. Rockin' Readers (ladies inspirational book club).

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

The Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month except December at Bella Vista Lutheran Church. The remaining meeting dates/topics for 2019 are Sept. 24: The Watchman Program; Oct. 22: Caregiver and Brain Injury Survivor -- Discussion Groups; Nov. 26: Out to Eat, location TBD. All stroke or traumatic brain injury survivors, their families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Ellen Creakbaum at 479-282-5457.

GriefShare classes have started at 3 p.m. on Thursdays, in the church library. If you have lost a loved one recently, this is a special class for you. For further information contact Dorothy Jones at 479-366-1700 or at 479-855-7295.

The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. The need is unsweetened box cereal. 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.

First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista

A new Grief Support Group, facilitated by the Rev. Brenda Wideman, meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel, and will meet through the end of October. All in the community are welcome who feel this group might help them in recovering from a grief situation.

A grandparent's support group is available for grandparents who are raising grandchildren. This group meets the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 4 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? Out of your element? The Rev. Jim Rowland facilitates this group. 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 on-going support group and is open to all in the community. Bring a friend.

Caregivers Support -- This group, which has met for several years at Village House in Bella Vista, has moved its meetings to First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista. They meet from noon to 2 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Next meeting is Sept. 5th. Caregivers are welcome to bring those they care for. These folks will be in the protective hands of trained volunteers in a separate area while caregivers attend the meeting.

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

Religion on 09/04/2019

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