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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RELIGION -

BEN­TON COUNTY

The Neigh­bor­hood Church in Ben­tonville, 2003 S.W. Re­gional Air­port Road, spon­sors the women’s min­istry in the “Back to School Bash” from 1 to

3 p.m. to­day 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 are 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, of­fers a “Bless­ing of the Back­packs” dur­ing Sun­day’s wor­ship ser­vice.

The church screens the movie The Shack at 6:30 p.m. Mon­day, with pop­corn pro­vided.

The Break­fast Club meets at 8 a.m Mon­day at Papa Mike’s restau­rant in Ben­tonville. Sarah Stephen­son will speak on “Here I Am, Lord.” The Piece­mak­ers plan a work day from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 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 be­gin 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. Stand­ing in Peace, to as­sist in man­i­fest­ing peace for the world, is held af­ter the ser­vice.

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, 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 pas­tor be­gins an “In­quirer’s Class” on Sun­day. The class in­tro­duces Chris­tian­ity, Lutheranism and the church. The church be­gins a new Bi­ble study class Aug. 20, study­ing Martin Luther’s Small Cat­e­chism.

The men’s dis­ci­ple­ship class meets at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. each Mon­day. GriefShare classes meet at 3 p.m. each Thurs­day, Aug. 24 to Nov. 16.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day. Do­na­tion re­quests in­clude tooth­paste, mashed pota­toes and sta­ple items for the hol­i­day sea­son.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-0272, bv­lutheran.com.

The Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 For­est Hills Blvd., spon­sors its Pres­by­te­rian Women’s Group for an area gath­er­ing Fri­day at First United Pres­by­te­rian Church in Fayet­teville. An overview of this year’s Bi­ble study will be pre­sented, fol­lowed by wor­ship and a lun­cheon.

The church’s adult study group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thurs­day.

The church of­fers a tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice at 10 a.m. ev­ery Sun­day, with Chris­tian ed­u­ca­tion classes for all ages at 8:30 a.m.

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., presents the Rev. Na­dine Bur­ton as guest speaker Sun­day dur­ing the 10:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. She holds a doc­tor of min­istry de­gree in mul­ti­cul­tural stud­ies.

Sun­day school classes start at 9 a.m., with three adult stud­ies and “Cre­ative Wor­ship” for youth. The Sin­gles Group will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 22.

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.

The church of­fers a new­comer’s ori­en­ta­tion at

7 p.m. Wed­nes­day for any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the church.

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. The men’s Bi­ble study will re­con­vene Sept. 12 with a new six-week study. The Grow­ing Through Grief sup­port group meets at

3:30 p.m. Thurs­day.

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. 16.

Life Sprouts Preschool be­gins fall classes Tues­day. 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.

The church of­fers “Col­lide Wor­ship” for sev­en­ththrough 12th-graders from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day. The cafe opens at 5:30 p.m.

In­for­ma­tion: 855-1616, newlifenwa.com.

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