30 to 7 p.m. Sunday

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., invites children to Truck Or Treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays in the church parking lot.

A Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 1 p.m. on November 25. Contact the office for reservations by November 22.

The church also offers these Bible study opportunities:

• Sunday school for adults: Sunday 9 am to 9:55 am, McKay Hall

• Men’s exchange: Monday 8 am to 9:15 am, overflow zone

• Bible study for women: Thursday 9:30 am to 11:30 am and Tuesday 6 pm to 8 pm, lower level

• Community Life Groups: Various times and days. Contact the church office for more information.

Join us for worship on Sunday at 10am!

Information: 855-1126, bvcc.net.

The Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., will be offering a “Trick & Treat” drive-thru event from 3 pm to 5 pm on October 31st. There will be only one worship service, at 9:30 a.m., and no Sunday school or Bible classes that day.

GriefShare classes are held Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the library and will run weekly until November 30. GriefShare is a support group for anyone who has lost a spouse, relative or friend.

The Caregiver Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month in the chapel. Anyone who is caring for a loved one is welcome and encouraged to attend. Call Diana Wickboldt at 202-2417 for more information.

There will be a Senior Safety Academy from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 9 at the church. This is a free event and one day of interesting and informative seminars on topics such as identity theft, local scams, community safety and awareness and cybercrime, as well as a question-and-answer session with local law enforcement. Breakfast and lunch will be offered to registered participants. Please register to secure a spot by calling 855-0272.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in drive-thru.

Information: 855-0272, bvlutheran.com.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Shepherd Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, has Sunday services at 10 am. The 8:30 a.m. Bible study precedes church services and online on Google Meet.

Good Shepherd is following City of Rogers Covid-19 Precautions for church worshipers. Services are also available live on the church’s Facebook page and recorded for posting on the church’s website.

Members who wish to commune but are uncomfortable attending services during the pandemic can contact Pastor Randy Moll to make other arrangements.

For further information: 310-5289, goodshepherdrogers.org.

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., is planning a Christmas program for Sunday morning, December 12. Called “Olde Fashioned Christmas”, it is a Christian story that takes place during the holidays.

The church holds services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and Sunday school begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Stock Exchange Hall.

Information: 855-2780, highlandchristianchurchbv.org.

Bella Vista Presbyterian Church, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., will be holding an “Installation Service” at 3:00 pm on October 31st at the Shrine of Reverend Judith McMillan. A reception will follow in the Fellowship room.

The participating clergy are Reverend Stewart Smith, Priest General of the Presbytery of Arkansas; the Reverend Dr. Leslie Belden, honorably retired, First United Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville; the Reverend John King, honorably retired and former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Prairie Grove; and Reverend Joe Tropansky, honorably retired, member of the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista.

The church holds Sunday services at 10 a.m. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended. A daycare is available. Watch the service live on the church’s website or on the Facebook page.

Information: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista, 1 St. Bernard Lane, will be holding its annual Church Bazaar from 8 am to 2 pm on November 6 in the Parish Hall. Handmade items, ornaments, centerpieces, quilts, wreaths, trinkets, treasures and jewelry and more are for sale at very reasonable prices with breakfast and lunch. Don’t miss what could be on your Christmas list!

The schedule for Catholic weekend masses is Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Information: 855-9069, bvstbernard.org.

Washington County

Springdale’s First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers Sunday services, both in person and live via YouTube and the church’s website, starting at 10:30 am with Acting Pastor Reverend Ronnie Prevost. The search continues for an installed pastor. The Children’s Church welcomes children from kindergarten to second grade after the children’s time in the Sunday worship service. The Presbyterian women’s thanksgiving offering will be consecrated in a special communion after worship this Sunday.

Reverend Moises Chan is the Parish Associate of the First Presbyterian and Director of Ministerio a la Vecindad, a Hispanic ministry partnership with the Presbytery of Arkansas. In conjunction with Crowder College, GED classes are offered at church Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you are going through a difficult time, Pastors Stephen are trained to provide one-on-one Christian care to help you through whatever you are faced with. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

Trunk or Treat will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 30 in the FPC parking lot. Everyone is invited.

After Church Fellowship is 11:45 a.m. on Sundays in the Exchange Hall. Join your friends for a cup of coffee and a light snack after services each week.

Sunday school lessons are at 9:30 am for all ages. BLAST children’s lessons include time for the children’s choir.

Confirmation classes are also held at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays for students now in grades six to eight, starting October 24. Contact youth director Adam Alexander at the church if you would like your child to participate.

Information: 751-2040, fpcspringdale.org.

Send church news to Editor-in-Chief Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] The deadline is Wednesday noon for the Saturday publication.


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