Bella Vista Baptist Church
Sept. 11 is the start of a new church year at Bella Vista Baptist Church and as such it is named BIG Day at BVBC. The day starts with a continental breakfast in the chapel at 8:45 a.m. and continues with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. The children's area has been renovated and will be an exciting place for children to listen to God's word and make new friendships.
In the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. a picnic is scheduled at the Kingsdale pavilion (next to Riordan Hall and the Kingsdale pool). It should be a relaxing evening of good food and good fellowship. And one more thing, BIG Day will provide everyone with ways we can all get involved in ministry and activities. BVBC believes we really are better together.
Village Bible Church
Oasis Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon. The pantry currently serves the physical and spiritual needs of approximately 240 families each month.
Building relationships one cup at a time -- Coffee with a Cop hosted by SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) and Village Bible Church will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at Village Bible Church, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together over coffee to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The community is invited for complimentary coffee, snacks and conversation.
September brings multiple new bible study opportunities, Life Groups, Discipleship Groups, Discovery Bible Groups and more. There are various meeting times and locations within the community. Contact the church office at 479-876-5764.
Bella Vista Lutheran Church
Adult Choir rehearsals are now on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
The Sonday Riders will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the front church parking lot. All 2-, 3- and 4-wheel riders are welcome to join in for a fun day of riding somewhere in the state of Arkansas.
"GriefShare" meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the church library. This is a support group for those that have lost a loved one.
The Shepherd's Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-noon where they serve those in our community that are in need, both physically and spiritually.
First United Methodist Church
There is a new book study which presents itself at two different times. The Rev. Ron Hayes leads the study Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. and again on Thursdays at 10 a.m. "The Cup of Our Life: a guide to spiritual growth" written by Joyce Rupp is the book title.
Stay tuned for details of the Annual Bazaar, Oct. 1, where all revenue goes to local charities in the area outside of the church.
United Lutheran Church Bella Vista
United Lutheran Church is hosting its first Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Festival to be held October 14-15. Applications are being accepted for exhibitors until Monday, Sept. 19. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available. Looking for a variety of arts, crafts and home-based businesses. Please contact the church office for more information.
Tickets are still available for Saturday, Sept. 10 International Village Food Festival featuring a full Mexican meal that will include chicken enchiladas, Mexican corn, rice and Tres Leches Cake.
Sept. 11 -- Rally Day, the start of the new Sunday School season, 4-6 p.m. An open invitation for food, fellowship and fun.
Sept. 16-17 -- Bella Vista Fly Tyers Fall Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 1 -- Blessing of the Animals, 2 p.m.
Oct. 8 -- Oktoberfest, 5-6:30 p.m., featuring a German meal, polka music and silent auction.
Oct. 14-15 -- Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Festival at Bella Vista United Lutheran Church located on the corner of Forest Hills Boulevard and Cooper Road Friday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Oct. 14 -- 2nd Friday Heart of Fellowship, 6-8p.m., with free entertainment, specialty coffee and teas, appetizers and meeting your Bella Vista neighbors.
Oct. 31 -- Indoor Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. The church supports the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Contact the church office by calling 479-855-1325 for more information. United Lutheran Church is located at 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista.
Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista
The men of PCBV will host another blood drive on Monday, Sept. 26, for The Community Blood Source of Missouri. The Bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot from 8-11:30 a.m. Community members should call the church office, 479-855.2390, to make an appointment to donate blood.
St. Theodore's Episcopal Church
St. Theodore's Episcopal Church in Bella Vista will host its annual Blessing of the Pets on Oct. 4. The community is invited to bring their beloved pets. It is free and any donations will benefit the Bella Vista Animal Shelter.
Highlands Church (United Methodist)
Highlands Church will host its 5th Annual Cruise-In & Car Show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. Spectators are welcome to come check out the vehicles on display and enjoy the "free" lunch with a $10 donation. Display your special vehicle(s) for free and get a free lunch ticket. Vehicle registration opens at 9 a.m. If it is special to you, we want to see it! No judging. Proceeds go to support Bright Futures, Samaritan's Feet and Snack Packs for Gravette School District students. The event will take place at Highlands Church parking lot, 371 Glasgow Rd. in Bella Vista. Join us for a celebration of all things automotive!
The next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and is organized by the HUMMERS (Highlands United Methodist Men). Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow. To schedule call 417-227-5006 or go to cbco.org/donate-blood. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and zoo tickets. Before giving eat well and drink plenty of liquids.
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