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Bella Vista Lutheran Church

Len­ten ser­vices are at 6 p.m. on Wed­nes­days. Prior to the ser­vice a sup­per is be­ing served at 5 p.m.

There will be a spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice at 11:30 a.m April 4 for those who are un­able to at­tend a reg­u­lar wor­ship ser­vice. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice a lun­cheon will be served. If any­one has need for trans­porta­tion to this ser­vice or any other wor­ship ser­vice, please call the church of­fice at 479-855-0272.

You can lis­ten to the Lutheran Hour each Sun­day at 12:30 p.m. on ra­dio sta­tion KURM-FM (100.3).

The Cel­e­bra­tion Choir will present a spring concert, “The Risen Christ,” at 4 p.m. on April 23.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day. They are in need of dona­tions of mens’ and ladies’ de­odor­ant. Re­minder, any $5 coupon from Dol­lar Gen­eral can be used for adult hy­giene prod­ucts. A con­tainer for dona­tions is in the church narthex.

For those un­able to at­tend a Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice, Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 For­est Hills Blvd., of­fers a Satur­day ser­vice at 5:37 p.m. This is a re­laxed, ca­sual, con­tem­po­rary ser­vice. Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship ser­vice is at 8:30 a.m. for the tra­di­tional ser­vice and at 10:45 a.m. for the Blended ser­vice. Sun­day school and Adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit our web­site at­

Pres­by­te­rian Church

Len­ten Soup Sup­pers con­tinue at 6 p.m., Wed­nes­day, March 29, in Fellowship Hall. Fol­low­ing sup­per and fellowship there will be a brief Len­ten pre­sen­ta­tion. Please sign up at the in­for­ma­tion cen­ter each week. There is a re­quested $5 do­na­tion and a can of soup to share with those in need.

The Chan­cel Choir has re­sumed re­hearsals at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day evenings.

The Book Club will meet in the church par­lor at 10 a.m. on Thurs­day, March 30. Call 479-876-2547 with any ques­tions. All are wel­come.

A Len­ten Study group will meet at 2 p.m. on Thurs­day, March 30. Pas­tor Den­nis and Pas­tor Liz colead the study, “Ag­ing Mat­ters — find­ing your call­ing for the rest of your life” by R. Paul Stevens.

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to wor­ship for a tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice at 10 a.m. on Sun­day, April 2. Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion classes for all ages meet at 8:30 a.m. A nurs­ery at­ten­dant is avail­able. New friends are wel­come.

The Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista is lo­cated at 1880 For­est Hills Blvd. Re­cent ser­mons can be heard on the church web­site www.pcbv. org or like the church on Face­book. Check the web­site cal­en­dar for other sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties. Con­tact the church of­fice at 479-855-2390 with any ques­tions about ac­tiv­i­ties or to speak with a pas­tor.

Vil­lage Bible Church

Wed­nes­day, the Oa­sis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. This min­istry is avail­able to any­one in the area who needs help with gro­ceries and would ap­pre­ci­ate the com­pas­sion and en­cour­age­ment of friendly vol­un­teers. The potluck fellowship din­ner will be­gin at 5:30 p.m., and the com­mu­nity is al­ways wel­come.

Sun­day, Growth Group classes are of­fered for all ages at 9 a.m. fol­lowed by the 10:15 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. Pas­tor Mark Voll will con­tinue his ser­mon se­ries ti­tled “Life Ap­pli­ca­tion from Ro­mans.” This week’s ser­mon ti­tle is “What God’s Law Re­veals” with a text of Ro­mans 3:1-31. In­fant and tod­dler nurs­ery and Chil­dren’s Church for kids are of­fered as well.

Tues­day, the Ladies’ Bible Study ti­tled “Prayer: Es­sen­tial to a Fruit­ful Chris­tian Life,” writ­ten and led by Joanne Morris, will be held at 9 a.m. Women from the com­mu­nity are wel­come to at­tend and a free study guide will be pro­vided. Call the church of­fice for more in­for­ma­tion. At 7 p.m. a men’s Bible study led by Dr. Ron Morris will meet. A ladies’ KniTTo­gether min­istry and the White Cross Women’s Mis­sion min­istry also meet at 7 p.m.

Vil­lage Bible Church, an Evan­gel­i­cal Free church, is lo­cated at 1591 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Mark Voll is pas­tor. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 479-8765764, email vbefc@sbc­global. net or visit their Face­book page or www.vil­lage

Unity Church of the Ozarks

The prayer team meets at 12:15 p.m. Sun­day, April 2. This is a com­mit­ted group of peo­ple who serve by hold­ing in prayer those who re­quest prayer sup­port. If needs arise for any, please leave a mes­sage at min­is­ter@uni­ty­ozarks. org and the Prayer team will be no­ti­fied.

The Wed­nes­day Evening Group Dis­cus­sion and Med­i­ta­tion class meets 7-8:30 p.m. Len­ten time will be dis­cussed fol­lowed by a 20 minute med­i­ta­tion.

Change for Change is col­lected for NWA Food Pantry. The Sa­cred So­cial Ac­tion Team con­tin­ues to cre­ate and pass on bags con­tain­ing var­i­ous foods, drink and per­sonal needs to the home­less. They con­tinue to vol­un­teer at Sa­mar­i­tan House and en­ter­tain at adult care cen­ters. Join if you would like to par­tic­i­pate.

Unity Church of the Ozarks meets at 10:30 a.m. Sun­days, at 902 S.W. Sec­ond St., Suite E, Ben­tonville. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-7212752.

High­land Chris­tian (Dis­ci­ples of Christ)

High­land Chris­tian Church meets for wor­ship with com­mu­nion at 10:30 a.m. each Sun­day. Sun­day school classes start at 9 a.m., of­fer­ing four adult stud­ies and “Cre­ative Wor­ship” for youth. Cof­fee fellowship 10-10:30 a.m. each Sun­day.

Vi­vian Keller will lead Bible Study from the book of Gala­tians at 10 a.m. and choir prac­tice will be hosted by Karen Franken­feld at 4 p.m. Wed­nes­day, March 29.

Bella Vista Area Ra­dio Club will meet at 11 a.m., Thurs­day, April 6, at High­land Chris­tian Church. All li­censed ama­teur ra­dio en­thu­si­asts, along with any­one in­ter­ested in the ham ra­dio hobby, are en­cour­aged to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-270-5584.

Save the date for the Hap­pen­ing Place event “Blue­grass and Bar­be­cue” at 5:15 p.m., Fri­day, April 28. It fea­tures Ron Pen­ning­ton and Lone­some Road Band.

High­land Chris­tian Church in­vites you to en­joy the new ex­cit­ing web­page. Lis­ten to our com­plete Sun­day Wor­ship Ser­vice from the site: High­land­chris­

High­land Chris­tian Church is lo­cated at 1500 For­est Hills Blvd.

The Church of­fice is open Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to noon.

Of­fice phone: 855-2780. Email: high­land­chris­tian@cox-in­ter­net. com

Web­site: High­landChris­tianChurch

Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists

The Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists of Ben­ton County meet at 1110 S.E. Ev­er­green St. (Lit­tle Ein­stein Montes­sori School) in Ben­tonville, near the south­east cor­ner of 14th and J streets. The Sun­day ser­vice, which be­gins at 11 a.m., is pre­ceded by cof­fee and so­cial time be­gin­ning at 10:30 a.m.

Sun­day, April 2, fea­tures a talk by Issa Ab­boud, Wal-Mart as­so­ci­ate and vice pres­i­dent and found­ing mem­ber of the Ben­tonville Is­lamic Cen­ter.

Sun­day School is avail­able for chil­dren through age 15. A Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists adap­ta­tion of Jerome Ber­ry­man’s book "Spirit Play" is the pri­mary re­source. The morn­ing is struc­ture based on the Montes­sori ap­proach. As in Montes­sori, the key el­e­ments are the class­room en­vi­ron­ment and the teach­ers. Th­ese el­e­ments free the chil­dren to work at their own pace on their own ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter an ini­tial les­son.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the UUBC web­site at www.uub­, Face­book at www.face­ UUBC.AR, Meet-Up at­tar­i­anUniver­sal­ist­sof-Ben­ton-Co/, Twit­ter at twit­ter. com/UUBC1 and Tum­blr at /uub­car. tum­

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church

Wor­ship is at 9:30 a.m. Sun­day morn­ings with cof­fee fellowship be­fore and af­ter the ser­vice. Pas­tor Cody Ragland will be preach­ing Sun­day, April 2. Adult Bible study starts at 8 a.m. Dur­ing the wor­ship ser­vice, a staffed nurs­ery is avail­able as well as chil­dren’s wor­ship for ages 4-12.

All are wel­come to join us for Len­ten Med­i­ta­tions and soup sup­per ev­ery Wed­nes­day un­til April 5. Soup sup­per is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in McKay Hall and Len­ten Med­i­ta­tion fol­lows in the sanc­tu­ary from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Cost of the sup­per is $3 per per­son and $5 per fam­ily; please call the church of­fice at 855-1126 to RSVP.

Grow­ing Through Grief Sup­port Group meets at 3:30 p.m. Thurs­day, April 6, in the par­lor.

Sign your kids up for Sum­mer Arts Camp. The camp runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mon­day-Fri­day, June 19-23, for chil­dren en­ter­ing grades 1-6. Classes in­clude hand­chimes, gui­tar, line danc­ing, card mak­ing, wa­ter­color col­lage, weav­ing, junk sculpture and more. The cost is $10 per stu­dent for the week with schol­ar­ships avail­able for fam­i­lies en­rolling mul­ti­ple chil­dren. Reg­is­tra­tion forms and a com­plete list of ac­tiv­i­ties are avail­able on­line at and in the church of­fice.

Holy Week ser­vices are at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, April 13, 11:45 a.m. Good Fri­day, April 14, and 9:30 a.m. Easter Sun­day wor­ship, April 16.

Par­ish nurses are avail­able to an­swer ques­tions and check blood pres­sure 9 a.m.-noon each Wed­nes­day in the nurses’ of­fice.

Prayer Fellowship meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 9:15 a.m. in the con­fer­ence room.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the church call 855-1126, email ques­, or visit www. Church of­fice hours are

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day. The church is lo­cated at 75 E. Lan­cashire Blvd., Bella Vista, AR 72714.

St. Bernard Church

There will be a Bingo Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion din­ner in the Hall at 5:30 p.m. Thurs­day, March 30.

Car­ing Friends Grief Share Sem­i­nar will meet at 1 p.m. on Fri­day, March 31, in room 205.

The Knights of Colum­bus will have their last Len­ten Fish Fry on Fri­day, April 7.

The menu will be cat­fish, potato salad, coleslaw, hush pup­pies and dessert. Tick­ets are re­quired and may be pur­chased be­fore and af­ter Satur­day and Sun­day Mass and at the church of­fice. The cost is $10 per per­son. The doors will be open at 5 p.m. for a so­cial hour and at 6 p.m. serv­ing be­gins. Come and join.

Please join fol­low­ing the 5 p.m. Mass on Satur­day, April 1, for pizza. There will also be a par­ish vol­un­teer fair. Come and meet new friends and con­sider the many vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered by St. Bernard par­ish.

The Sta­tions of the Cross is at 4:30 p.m. ev­ery Fri­day dur­ing Lent and at noon on Good Fri­day, April 14.

Mark your cal­en­dars for “A Call to Wor­ship — Luke Live”, a three­day Len­ton mis­sion with Fr. James Diluzio. Luke Live is lively and fit­ting for all ages: fam­i­lies with chil­dren over 10, teens, sin­gles, se­nior.

• 7 p.m. Sun­day, April 2: Mis­sion Talk

• 8:30 a.m. Mass Mon­day, April 3: fol­lowed by Mis­sion Talk • 7 p.m. Mon­day, April 3: Mis­sion Talk

• 8:30 a.m. Tues­day, April 4: Mass fol­lowed by Mis­sion Talk • 1 p.m.: Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Ser­vice • 7 p.m. Tues­day, April 4: Mis­sion talk

The Women’s Club Spring Lun­cheon and Card Party will be held Tues­day, April 25, in the par­ish hall. The tick­ets are $15 per per­son and sold in blocks of four. To pur­chase, Please en­close a self-ad­dressed, stamped en­ve­lope along with your check for $60 made out to St. Bernard Women’s Club. Please state which game you will be play­ing. See the bul­letin for more de­tails.

Please join us in a peace­ful, prayer pres­ence in front of Planned Par­ent­hood, which be­gan Ash Wed­nes­day and will con­tinue through Palm Sun­day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week . For more in­for­ma­tion, see 40days for­­teville or email or call 469-231-1959.

St. Bernard Catholic Church is lo­cated at 1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista. Mass is 5 p.m. on Satur­days and 9 a.m. on Sun­days. Daily Mass is 8:30 am on Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. Wed­nes­day Mass is at 5 p.m. All are wel­come to join us in cel­e­brat­ing the Li­turgy of the Holy Eucharist.

For­est Hills Church

For­est Hills Church wel­comes peo­ple of all faiths to wor­ship this Sun­day at 10:45 a.m. Pas­tor Mark Kirby will de­liver his mes­sage, “Help­ing and Lov­ing Oth­ers,” from Ti­tus 3:1-8. The adult Sun­day School class be­gins at 9:45 a.m. and the Prayer and Bible Study is led by Mark Kirby on Wed­nes­days at 12:30 p.m.

For­est Hills Church is an Amer­i­can Bap­tist con­gre­ga­tion lo­cated at 1702 For­est Hills Blvd., across from Ed­ward Jones In­vest­ments in the Bella Vista High­lands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 479-855-3555, email foresthillschurch@sbc­ or visit them on­line at You can also find them on Face­book at face­

Bella Vista Bap­tist Church

Sun­day Morn­ing Ser­vices in­clude 8:30 a.m. con­tem­po­rary wor­ship, 9:45 a.m. Bible Study/ Sun­day School, 11 a.m. tra­di­tional wor­ship and 5 p.m. evening wor­ship in the old sanc­tu­ary.

Wed­nes­days, the evening meal be­gins at 4:45 p.m. Chil­dren’s choirs meet at 5:30 p.m. The Wed­nes­day Evening Prayer meet­ing is held at 5:45 p.m. in the old sanc­tu­ary. There are youth ac­tiv­i­ties Wed­nes­days start­ing at 6 p.m. and AWANA meets at 6:15.

The Men’s Prayer Break­fast, ev­ery Tues­day at 6:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall, is study­ing the book of Ro­mans.

Se­nior Adult Fun Day is at 1 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month. Bring a fa­vorite snack, a fa­vorite game, and come for fun and fellowship.

The Se­nior Adult Min­istries hosts “Ice Cream and a Movie” at 6 p.m. the fourth Fri­day of the month. All adults are wel­come.

The church of­fice is open Mon­day-Thurs­day, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing 479-855-3748 or vis­it­ing www.bvbap­

New Life Chris­tian Church

New Life Chris­tian Church, 103 Rior­dan Road, of­fers three Sun­day ser­vices at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. “Iden­tity Cri­sis: Do You Know Who You Are?” is the ti­tle of the cur­rent mes­sage se­ries. Life Kids’ Pro­gram­ming for chil­dren birth through sixth grade is of­fered at all three times.

New Life’s 10 a.m. Sun­day morn­ing ser­vice is now be­ing live streamed on Face­book.

New Life Stu­dents have three dif­fer­ent age groups that gather dur­ing the week: 7th-8th grade meet Sun­day at 5pm; 9th12th grade meets Wed­nes­day at 5 p.m.; Col­lege Age Min­istry holds a din­ner and Bible study at 6 p.m. on Thurs­day.

Lit­tle Sprouts Preschool for chil­dren 3-5 years old is now tak­ing en­roll­ment for the fall. Call 855-1616 for a tour and meet the di­rec­tor.

Par­ent/Child Ded­i­ca­tion Ser­vices will be held on Sun­day morn­ing, April 9. For more in­for­ma­tion, email

Four Easter week­end cel­e­bra­tion ser­vices will be held at New Life Chris­tian Church at 5 p.m. Satur­day, April 15, and 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sun­day, April 16.

New Life Kids’ Pro­gram­ming for chil­dren birth-sixth grade will be held at all ser­vices.

New Life Chris­tian Church is a non-de­nom­i­na­tional Chris­tian Church lo­cated at 103 Rior­dan Road, Bella Vista, AR 72715. 479.855.1616. Of­fice Hours are Mon­day-Thurs­day 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fri­day 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

New Wine Min­istry

New Wine Min­istry meets ev­ery Satur­day at 5:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Sun­day. Pas­tor Vin­cent Xavier min­is­ters the Word, with Ken and Peggy Wag­ner lead­ing the wor­ship.

There will be cof­fee fellowship be­fore and af­ter the ser­vice.

New Wine Min­istry is a non-de­nom­i­na­tional con­gre­ga­tion lo­cated at the NWA Min­istry Cen­ter at 2262 For­est Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista be­hind the Boys & Girls Club and the fu­neral home. Call 888-8648712 for more in­for­ma­tion on other meet­ings.

Pas­tor Pa­tri­cia Xavier leads a study on spir­i­tual war­fare and de­liv­er­ance

held at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the same lo­ca­tion.

“Women of Sub­stance” meets at 2:30 p.m. the first Satur­day of ev­ery month. A buf­fet lun­cheon is served which is fol­lowed by one of the women of the church giv­ing her tes­ti­mony.

A Bible Study is held in De­catur at 7 p.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day. Call for lo­ca­tion.

Pas­tor Vin­cent is joined by Pas­tor Ken Wag­ner and Paul Petitte on KURM Ra­dio 790 at 9:45 a.m. each Sun­day or FM 100.3 from 10 to 11 a.m. Tune in at 11 a.m. Fri­days and Wed­nes­days. Archived mes­sages with spe­cial guest in­ter­views are avail­able 24/7 at­nwm­

United Lutheran Church

The Di­a­mond Ju­bilee will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Plaza Din­ner Clue on Wedne­day, March 29, fol­lowed by the or­ches­tra re­hearsal at 4:45 p.m. Len­ton sup­per will be at 6 p.m. and Len­ton wor­ship ser­vice will be at 6:25 p.m. Choir prac­tice is at 7 p.m.

Sun­day, there will be Wor­ship Ser­vice and Com­mu­nion at 9:30 a.m. Youth Sun­day School and Bible Class starts at 10:45 a.m.

There is an ex­er­cise class ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day at 8 a.m.

Piece Mak­ers, a group that meets ev­ery Thurs­day at 9 a.m., make quilts for Lutheran World Re­lief. There are also tasks for those who do not sew, so please come join the fellowship.

Chance Bells will prac­tice at 3:15 p.m. Thurs­days.

United Lutheran Church is lo­cated at 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-855-1325.

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