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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RELIGION -

WASH­ING­TON COUNTY

Robin­son Av­enue Church of Christ in Spring­dale, 1506 W. Robin­son Ave., of­fers sev­eral min­istries.

DivorceCare for Kids meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wed­nes­day, be­gin­ning Sept. 6. The 13-week min­istry is de­signed to help chil­dren in first through sixth grades through a Bi­ble-based les­son. A $15 do­na­tion is re­quested to cover ma­te­ri­als.

Sin­gle & Par­ent­ing meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wed­nes­day, be­gin­ning Sept. 6. The 13-week min­istry is de­signed to help sin­gle par­ents han­dle the job of par­ent­ing alone. A $15 do­na­tion is re­quested to cover ma­te­ri­als.

Fi­nan­cial Peace Univer­sity meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wed­nes­day, be­gin­ning Sept. 6. The nine-week min­istry is de­signed to help fam­i­lies take charge of their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tions. A $100 do­na­tion is re­quested to cover ma­te­ri­als.

DivorceCare meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Sun­day, be­gin­ning Sept. 10. The pro­gram is de­signed to help those di­vorced and go­ing through di­vorce with their feel­ings and chang­ing sit­u­a­tions.

Schol­ar­ships are avail­able, if needed. Babysit­ting is pro­vided.

In­for­ma­tion: 751-4887, racoc.net.

First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Spring­dale,

100 S. Guten­sohn Road, hosts rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Pres­bytery of Arkansas as they in­stall the Rev. Kade Bran­don Curry as the pas­tor of the church in a ser­vice at 4 p.m. Sun­day. A re­cep­tion fol­lows the ser­vice.

In­for­ma­tion: 751-2040, fpc­spring­dale.org.

Com­mu­nity Chris­tian Church in Fayetteville, 4210 Frontage Road, spon­sors the “Sum­mer of Pants” cloth­ing drive for LifeSource In­ter­na­tional. LifeSource of­fers free re­sources for low-in­come fam­i­lies and is need of men’s cloth­ing.

The Gui­tar Cen­ter in Fayetteville will do­nate one ukelele for ev­ery 100 pounds of cloth­ing to LifeSource for af­ter-school mu­sic classes.

Do­nated cloth­ing will be col­lected at Farm­ers In­sur­ance, Jeff Dan­ley, 2907 E. Joyce Blvd., No. 1, in Fayetteville; En­core Realty, 201 W. Emma Ave., Suite C, in Spring­dale; USA Mort­gage, 1999 S. 52 St., No. 3B, Rogers, or 911 S.E. 28th St., Ben­tonville; and the church.

BEN­TON COUNTY

The Neigh­bor­hood Church in Ben­tonville, 2003 S.W. Re­gional Air­port Road, of­fers “The­ol­ogy and Pizza,” a men’s min­istry, at 6 p.m. Tues­day at Bike Rack Brew­ing Co. in Ben­tonville.

The women’s min­istry hosts a “Back to School Bash” from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Haven­wood, 808 N. Main St. in Ben­tonville. Haven­wood pro­vides tran­si­tional hous­ing for women and their chil­dren. Boxes for do­na­tions of school sup­plies for the chil­dren of Haven­wood at lo­cated in the church fel­low­ship area.

The church of­fers a “Bless­ing of the Back­packs” dur­ing the 9 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. wor­ship ser­vices Aug. 20. Wor­shipers also are asked to do­nate shoes that day for Soles4Souls.

In­for­ma­tion: 464-5030, lifeintheneigh­bor­hood.com.

The United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, spon­sors the United Sin­gles as they meet for bingo at 10 a.m. to­day.

The church of­fers a “Bless­ing of the Back­packs” dur­ing the Aug. 13 wor­ship ser­vice. The church screens the movie, The Shack at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, with pop­corn pro­vided.

The Break­fast Club meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at Papa Mike’s restau­rant in Ben­tonville. Sarah Stephen­son will speak on “Here I am, Lord.” The Piece­mak­ers plan a work­day from 2 to 4 p.m. to tie quilts for Lutheran World Re­lief.

The church an­nounces book study to fo­cus on Op­tion B: Fac­ing Ad­ver­sity, Build­ing Re­silience and Find­ing Joy by Sh­eryl Sand­berg and Adam Grant (Knopf, April). Dis­cus­sions will be­ing in Septem­ber.

This month, the church col­lects school sup­plies to be given to Gravette schools. Needed items in­clude widerule pa­per (spi­ral and loose), three-brad fold­ers with in­side pock­ets, 1-inch binder note­books, col­ored pen­cils, No. 2 pen­cils, wa­ter-proof mark­ers, glue sticks, black dry-erase mark­ers, cloth pen­cil pouches with holes for note­books. A grant from the Thrivent Ac­tion Team will be used to buy back­packs.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1325, unit­ed­luther­anbv.org.

Unity Church of the Ozarks in Ben­tonville, 902 S.W. Sec­ond St., Suite E, of­fers a wor­ship ser­vice at 10:30 a.m. each Sun­day. This week, the prayer team meets af­ter the ser­vice. Those in need of prayer should con­tact the church.

The church of­fers a study of The Work: Lov­ing What It Is by Bryon Katie from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Wed­nes­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 721-2752, uni­ty­ozarks.org.

First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive, spon­sor the United Methodist Women in the an­nual rum­mage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to­day.

The church of­fers a se­ries of 22 “Cof­fee Chats” through Au­gust for mem­bers to gather and meet the new se­nior pas­tor, the Rev. Jeanne Williams.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1158, love­learn­lead.com.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 For­est Hills Blvd., of­fers a tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice at 8:30 a.m. and a blended ser­vice at 10:45 a.m. each Sun­day. Sun­day school and adult Bi­ble classes be­gin at 9:45 a.m.

The men’s Bi­ble class meets at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. each Mon­day. GriefShare classes be­gin at 3 p.m. Aug. 24.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day. Do­na­tion re­quests in­clude sham­poo, de­odor­ant and body wash.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-0272, bv­lutheran.com.

The Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 For­est Hills Blvd., will gather for a sing-along with res­i­dents at 2:30 p.m. Fri­day at High­land Health­care and Re­hab in Bella Vista.

Through the sum­mer months, the church col­lects snacks for kids to do­nate to Help­ing Hands Food Pantry in Ben­tonville. Sug­gested items in­clude cheese and crack­ers, fruit cups, juice pack­ets and boxes, gra­nola bars and mi­crowav­able items such as mac­a­roni and cheese, ravi­oli and soups.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-2390, pcbv.org.

High­land Chris­tian Church (Dis­ci­ples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 For­est Hills Blvd., of­fers a wor­ship ser­vice with com­mu­nion at 10:30 a.m. each Sun­day. Sun­day school classes start at 9 a.m., with three adult stud­ies and “Cre­ative Wor­ship” for youth.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-2780, high­land­chris­tianchurchbv.org.

Vil­lage Bi­ble Church in Bella Vista, 1591 For­est Hills Boule­vard, of­fers a wor­ship ser­vice with com­mu­nion at 10:15 a.m. each Sun­day. Sun­day school be­gins at 9 a.m.

The church of­fers singing, de­vo­tions and prayers at 6:30 p.m. each Wed­nes­day, with a potluck meal at 5:30 p.m.

A men’s Bi­ble study, ti­tled “The Na­tions in Prophecy,” meets at 7 p.m. each Tues­day. The women’s “KniTTo­gether” and White Cross min­istries meet at 7 p.m. each Tues­day, com­plet­ing projects for area peo­ple in need and for a hos­pi­tal in the Congo.

The Oa­sis Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon each Wed­nes­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 876-5764, vil­lage­bibleefc.org.

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church, 75 E. Lan­cashire Blvd., of­fers wor­ship at 9:30 a.m. Sun­day. The pas­tors lead a weekly prayer ser­vice and wor­ship from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

A men’s Bi­ble study meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ev­ery Tues­day. Jeff Reed, pas­tor, fa­cil­i­tates the DVD study on A Time for Con­fi­dence: Trust­ing God in a Post-Chris­tian So­ci­ety by Stephen Ni­cols. A women’s Bi­ble study meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. ev­ery Thurs­day, cur­rently fo­cus­ing on Bad Girls of the Bi­ble by Liz Cur­tis Higgs. A prayer fel­low­ship meets at 9:15 a.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day.

Par­ish nurses an­swer ques­tions and pro­vide blood-pres­sure checks from 9 a.m. to noon each Wed­nes­day. A care­givers sup­port group meets at 1 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1126, bvcc.org.

New Life Chris­tian Church in Bella Vista,

103 Rior­dan Road, of­fers wor­ship ser­vices at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. ev­ery Sun­day, with full pro­gram­ming for chil­dren from birth to sixth grade pro­vided dur­ing all ser­vices. The church starts a Satur­day night wor­ship ser­vice at 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

New Life Stu­dents in grades 7 to 12 will float the Buf­falo River on Wed­nes­day. Reg­is­ter at the church.

Life Sprouts Preschool be­gins fall classes Aug. 15. En­roll­ment is open for 3- to 5-year-olds.

The church spon­sors its an­nual pic­nic at 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the pavil­ion in the Kings­dale Re­cre­ation Com­plex in Bella Vista. A mini-golf tour­na­ment and swim­ming are planned.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1616, newlifenwa.com.

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