Lo­cal Notes

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RELIGION -

BEN­TON COUNTY

Bright­wa­ter Me­mo­rial United Methodist Church and Pea Ridge United Methodist Church

of­fer a com­bined Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vice at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the Pea Ridge church, 1205 N. Davis St.

The Bright­wa­ter con­gre­ga­tion, 14108 E. High­way 62 in Rogers, of­fers Lenten stud­ies at 10 a.m. each Tues­day, March 7 to April 11. The Pea Ridge con­gre­ga­tion of­fers the Lenten stud­ies at 6 p.m. each Tues­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 451-8161, 4511616 St. Andrew’s Epis­co­pal Church in Rogers,

824 W. Oak St., cel­e­brates Shrove Tues­day with a free pan­cake sup­per at 6 p.m. Tues­day. Eat­ing pan­cakes is a tra­di­tional feast be­fore the fast­ing days of Lent.

The church of­fers two Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vices with im­po­si­tion of ashes at noon and 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 636-4042. First United Methodist Church in Rogers,

307 W. Elm St., of­fers “Ashes to Go,” an al­ter­na­tive for those un­able to at­tend an Ash Wed­nes­day wor­ship ser­vice. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed­nes­day, the Rev. Michael Mat­tox will be lo­cated at the cor­ner of Eighth and Wal­nut streets, and the Rev. Sandi Wanasek will be near the Frisco ca­boose at the cor­ner of Wal­nut and First streets. Driv­ers may pull over, and the pas­tors will im­pose ashes for the cars’ oc­cu­pants.

The church of­fers a tra­di­tional Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vice at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day in the church sanc­tu­ary.

In­for­ma­tion: 631-7997, fum­crogers.org. Unity Church of the Ozarks,

902 S.W. Sec­ond St., Bentonville, serves its monthly potluck meal af­ter the 11 a.m. ser­vice Sun­day.

The church of­fers new med­i­ta­tion prac­tice classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Sun­day. Classes in­clude dis­cus­sions about dif­fer­ent forms of med­i­ta­tion, us­ing mantras, guided and walk­ing med­i­ta­tion, us­ing the five senses and more.

In­for­ma­tion: 721-2752, uni­ty­ozarks.org. Holy Trin­ity Lutheran Church in Rogers,

1101 W. Hud­son Road, cel­e­brates Ash Wed­nes­day and the be­gin­ning of Lent with ser­vices, in­clud­ing the im­po­si­tion of ashes and com­mu­nion, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 636-1135, holytrin.org. The United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista,

100 Cooper Road, plans a Mardi Gras party 10:45 a.m. Sun­day. The church hosts a “Lunch and Learn” pro­gram on heart-healthy foods at noon Tues­day. The pro­gram is led by the Sch­mied­ing Cen­ter for Se­nior Health and Ed­u­ca­tion.

The church plans Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vices at 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Wed­nes­day. Both will in­clude com­mu­nion and im­po­si­tion of ashes.

The church serves a Lenten sup­per at 6 p.m. March 8, fol­lowed by a Lenten ser­vice at 6:25 p.m.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1325, unit­ed­luther­anbv.org. Bella Vista Lutheran Church,

1990 For­est Hills Blvd., of­fers an Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vice at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day. The church also of­fers a ca­sual, con­tem­po­rary wor­ship ser­vice at 5:37 p.m. each Satur­day through­out the year.

The church be­gins a new “In­quirer’s Class” at 9:45 a.m. Sun­day in the con­fer­ence room. The class, led by the Rev. Paul Haas, in­tro­duces peo­ple to Chris­tian­ity, Lutheranism and the church.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day. The pantry needs dona­tions of peanut but­ter, and any $5 coupon from Dol­lar Gen­eral will be used to buy hy­giene prod­ucts.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-0272, bv­lutheran.com. First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., present the youth of the church lead­ing the ser­vice at 10:15 a.m. Sun­day, fol­lowed by a pan­cake brunch.

The church of­fers an Ash Wed­nes­day ser­vice with im­po­si­tion of ashes at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day. The church plans a com­mu­nity prayer ser­vice for the World Day of Prayer from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Fri­day.

The church of­fers “Re­flec­tions on the Jour­ney: Ag­ing, Death and Fi­nal Prepa­ra­tions,” start­ing March 5. The five-ses­sion class in­cludes dis­cus­sion, guest speak­ers and re­sources. Registration is $10 and re­quested by Mon­day. The classes will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sun­day af­ter­noons.

In­for­ma­tion: 273-5450, fpcben­tonville.org. The Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista,

1880 For­est Hills Blvd., of­fers an Ash Wed­nes­day wor­ship ser­vice with com­mu­nion at noon Wed­nes­day.

The church of­fers a Lenten study be­gin­ning at

2 p.m. Thurs­day and con­tin­u­ing for six weeks. The Rev. Den­nis Ritchie and the Rev. Liz Wag­ner, church pas­tors, will lead the study, “Ag­ing Mat­ters: Find Your Call­ing for the Rest of Your Life,” by R. Paul Stevens. Study books are $12.

The church serves Lenten soup sup­pers each Wed­nes­day, be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. March 8.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-2390, pcbv.org. New Life Chris­tian Church in Bella Vista,

103 Rior­dan Road, spon­sors the Side by Side Min­istry for sin­gle se­nior women as they tour the new ex­hibit at the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory in Spring­dale. Prior to to­day’s tour, they will eat lunch in Spring­dale. A car­pool from the church leaves at 11 a.m.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1616, newlifenwa.com.

High­land Chris­tian Church (Dis­ci­ples of Christ) in Bella Vista,

1500 For­est Hills Blvd., spon­sors a Sin­gles Sup­per at 5 p.m. Tues­day at Brook­field As­sisted Liv­ing, 3 High­land Cross­ing Drive, Bella Vista.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-2780, high­land­chris­tianchurchbv. org. First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista,

20 Boyce Drive, of­fers weekly Lenten ser­vices and lun­cheons each Wed­nes­day through March 5. The ser­vices be­gin at 11:45 a.m., fol­lowed by lunch.

The church spon­sors Mid­week Manna each Wed­nes­day. A fel­low­ship meal is served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. for a donation of $5 for adults, $3 for chil­dren younger than 10, with a fam­ily max­i­mum of $15. Small group study, craft and ac­tiv­ity groups for adults and pro­grams for chil­dren run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1158, love­learn­lead.com. The Neigh­bor­hood Church in Bentonville,

2003 S.W. Re­gional Air­port Road, presents “Pop­corn The­ol­ogy” with the movie

Turbo from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to­day. A snail-shell box­car derby is planned.

The church of­fers “TAP: The­ol­ogy and Pizza,” a men’s min­istry, at 6 p.m. Tues­day at Bike Rack Brew­ing Co. in Bentonville.

The church holds an Ash Wed­nes­day soup sup­per and ser­vice Wed­nes­day. The sup­per is served at 6 p.m., and the ser­vice be­gins at

6:45 p.m.

In­for­ma­tion: 464-5030, lifeintheneigh­bor­hood.com.

RE­GION

St. Scholas­tica Monastery in Fort Smith,

1301 S. Al­bert Pike Ave., spon­sors a rum­mage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to­day at the monastery. Items in­clude bedding, jew­elry, dec­o­ra­tions, trin­kets and trea­sures, as the sis­ters pre­pare for their move into a smaller monastery.

In­for­ma­tion: 783-4147, stscho.org.

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