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United Lutheran Church

• Aug. 30: Church di­rec­tory Life­touch pic­tures be­ing taken; 5:45 p.m. — Orches­tra

• Aug. 31: 8 a.m. — Ex­er­cise; 9 a.m. – Piece­mak­ers; 3:15 p.m. — Chan­cel bells

• Sept. 3: Blood pres­sure Sun­day; 9:30 a.m. — Wor­ship and communion

• Sept. 4: Church of­fice closed in ob­ser­vance of La­bor Day

• Sept. 5: 8 a.m. — Ex­er­cise; 1 p.m. — Staff meet­ing; 1 p.m. — Han­nah Cir­cle; 6:30 p.m. — Band prac­tice

Sun­day ser­vice is at 9:30 a.m. and youth Sun­day school is at 10:45 a.m. Pas­tor Karen FowlerLin­demul­der will lead prayer on Sun­days. United Lutheran Church is lo­cated at 100 Cooper Road, Bella Vista. The web ad­dress is united luther­anv.org.

St. Bernard Catholic Church

Are you in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing the Catholic faith? Are you look­ing for a church home? Are you in­ter­ested in deep­en­ing your Catholic faith? If so, come and check out our Rite of Chris­tian Ini­ti­a­tion for Adults classes. Ses­sions be­gin Wed­nes­day, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Call the of­fice to sign up. All are wel­come to at­tend.

Fri­day, Sept. 1, the Women’s Club will have a board meet­ing at 9 a.m. in the li­brary.

Tues­day, Sept. 5, crafts will be held at 8 a.m. in the parish hall and all are wel­come.

Sun­day, Sept. 10, will be the first day of classes for re­li­gious ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram. For more in­for­ma­tion, call di­rec­tor Kay Smith.

The Rosary is said be­fore Satur­day night Mass at 4:25 p.m. and be­fore Sun­day morn­ing Mass at 8:25 a.m. Make a point of com­ing early and join­ing in this beau­ti­ful de­vo­tional.

Daily morn­ing Mass is cel­e­brated on Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day at 8:30 a.m. Evening Mass is cel­e­brated on Wed­nes­day at 5 p.m. Mass is cel­e­brated on Satur­day (Sun­day vigil) at 5 p.m. and on Sun­day at 9 a.m.

St. Bernard of Clair­vaux Catholic Church is lo­cated at 1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista. Visit www.bvst bernard.org.

Bella Vista Bap­tist Church

Sun­day sched­ule — Con­tem­po­rary wor­ship at 8:30 a.m. in Grace Hall; Bible study/Sun­day school at 9:45 a.m.; tra­di­tional wor­ship at 11 a.m. in Grace Hall. The Sun­day evening ser­vice is at 5 p.m. in the sanc­tu­ary.

Wed­nes­day evening meals at 4:45 p.m.; chil­dren’s choir at 5:30 p.m.; Wed­nes­day evening prayer meet­ing at 5:45 p.m. in the sanc­tu­ary; youth ac­tiv­i­ties at 6 p.m. and AWANA at 6:15 p.m.

Men’s prayer break­fast is ev­ery Tues­day at 6:30 a.m. in Fel­low­ship Hall. The group is cur­rently study­ing the Book of Daniel.

The Se­nior Adult Min­istries ice cream and a movie is the fourth Fri­day of the month at 6:30 p.m. All adults are wel­come.

Prayer War­riors are avail­able from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week by call­ing 479-855-6644.

Bella Vista Bap­tist is a multi-gen­er­a­tional church with weekly ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults. The church of­fice is open Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing 479-855-3748 or vis­it­ing www.bvbap­tist.com.

For­est Hills Church

For­est Hills Church wel­comes peo­ple of all faiths to wor­ship. Pas­tor Mark Kirby will de­liver the mes­sage, “The Won­der Bread,” from John 6:35 on Sun­day morn­ing at 10:45 a.m. Our adult Sun­day school class meets at 9:45 a.m., and our weekly prayer and Bible Study is held ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 12:30 p.m.

For­est Hills Church is an Amer­i­can Bap­tist con­gre­ga­tion lo­cated at 1702 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, across from Ed­ward Jones In­vest­ments near the High­lands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 479-8553555 or visit the web­site at www. foresthillschurch.info. You can also find us on Face­book at face­book.com/ foresthillschurch.arkansas.

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church

Wor­ship is at 9:30 a.m. Sun­day morn­ings with cof­fee fel­low­ship be­fore and af­ter the ser­vice. Pas­tor

Jeff Reed will be preach­ing Sun­day, Sept. 3. Dur­ing the wor­ship ser­vice, a staffed nurs­ery is avail­able as well as chil­dren’s wor­ship for ages 4-12.

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church, along with the city of Bella Vista, in­vites ev­ery­one to a fun event for La­bor Day week­end and a chance for the com­mu­nity to come to­gether and en­joy The Back 40 Trails. There will be hik­ing, bik­ing, food and fun for all. The date is Satur­day, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to join the pas­tors Wed­nes­day for weekly prayer and wor­ship from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the chapel.

Men’s Bible Study starts Tues­day, Sept. 12. Pas­tor Jeff Reed will fa­cil­i­tate this new six-week DVD se­ries by R. C. Sproul ti­tled, “Cho­sen By God.” This is a study on the Bible’s teach­ing on elec­tion/pre­des­ti­na­tion. Meet­ings are on Tues­day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. down­stairs in room 8/9.

Women’s Bible Study starts Thurs­day, Sept. 21. This is a sixweek se­ries on the book “Fight Back With Joy” by Mar­garet Fein­berg. The cost of the book is $15. The meet­ings are on Thurs­day with the morn­ing ses­sion at 9:30 a.m. and the evening ses­sion at 6 p.m. Both meet down­stairs in room 8/9.

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

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

For more in­for­ma­tion about the church, call 479-855-1126, email ques­tions@bvcc.net, or visit our web­site www.bvcc.net. Church of­fice hours are Mon­day-Thurs­day 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is lo­cated at 75 E. Lan­cashire Blvd., Bella Vista.

New Life Chris­tian Church

Sun­day morn­ing ser­vices are held at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. The cur­rent se­ries, en­ti­tled “The Story,” is a chrono­log­i­cal jour­ney through the en­tire Bible. Pro­gram­ming for chil­dren from birth to sixth grade is held at all ser­vices.

A Satur­day night wor­ship ser­vice will be­gin on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. This will be iden­ti­cal to the Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship ser­vices with full New Life Kids’ pro­gram­ming for chil­dren from birth to sixth grade.

Little Sprouts Preschool, for age

3 to 5 years old, still has open­ings for this school year. For more in­for­ma­tion or a tour, call the church at 479-855-1616.

All sev­enth- through 12th-graders are invited to Col­lide Wor­ship on Wed­nes­day, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the New Life Stu­dent Cen­ter. The cafe opens at 5 p.m.

New Life Chris­tian Church is a non­de­nom­i­na­tional Chris­tian church lo­cated at 103 Rior­dan Road. Con­tact the church by phone at 479-855-1616 or visit on­line at newlifenwa.com. Church of­fice hours are Mon­day-Thurs­day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fri­day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

GriefShare classes are on Thurs­days at 3 p.m. in the church li­brary. Call Dorothy Jones at 479-3661700 with any ques­tions.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church will be de­liv­er­ing Meals on Wheels dur­ing Septem­ber.

The Lutheran Hour is broad­cast ev­ery Sun­day at 12:30 p.m. on ra­dio station KURM-FM (100.3) and KURM-AM (790).

On Sept. 5, there will be a spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice at 11:30 a.m. for those that are un­able to at­tend a reg­u­lar wor­ship ser­vice. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice lunch will be served. If you know of any­one that needs trans­porta­tion to this or any other ser­vice, con­tact the church of­fice at 479-855-0272.

The Men’s Bible class meets on Mon­days at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Please park in the rear park­ing lot and en­ter in the lower level.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open ev­ery Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Or­ga­niz­ers are ask­ing for do­na­tions of tooth­paste and a food item in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the hol­i­days. A con­tainer for do­na­tions is in the church narthex.

Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship 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 in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bv­lutheran com.

Pres­by­te­rian Church

The com­mu­nity is invited to wor­ship at a tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice on Sun­day, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion classes for all ages meet at 8:30 a.m. A nurs­ery at­ten­dant is avail­able. We al­ways wel­come new friends.

The Chan­cel Choir will be­gin prac­tic­ing on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Chan­cel Bells will be­gin prac­tice on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, at

5:45 p.m. in the choir room.

The church of­fice will be closed on Mon­day, Sept. 4, in ob­ser­vance of La­bor Day.

Men’s Fel­low­ship will be spon­sor­ing a Blood Drive on Mon­day, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Fel­low­ship Hall. Sign up in the con­nec­tor hall­way. Walk-ins from the com­mu­nity are also 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 us on Face­book. Check our web­site Cal­en­dar for other sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties. Con­tact the church of­fice at 479-855-2390 with any ques­tions about our ac­tiv­i­ties or to speak with a pas­tor.

Vil­lage Bible Church

The Oa­sis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 30. This min­istry is avail­able to any­one in the area who needs help with gro­ceries and would ap­pre­ci­ate the com­pas­sion and en­cour­age­ment of our friendly vol­un­teers.

A potluck fel­low­ship din­ner will be­gin at 5:30 p.m. and the com­mu­nity is wel­come to join us. At 6:30 p.m. there will be singing, devotions and prayer in the Wor­ship Cen­ter. The com­mu­nity is al­ways wel­come. Nurs­ery for in­fants and tod­dlers is avail­able.

Sun­day, Sept. 3, in lieu of Sun­day school classes for adults, a Min­istry Fair will be held in Fel­low­ship Hall with in­for­ma­tion about each of the church’s min­istries. Sun­day school class will be of­fered for chil­dren. The 10:15 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice, with communion, will fol­low. Pas­tor Mark Voll will con­tinue his ser­mon se­ries ti­tled “Life Ap­pli­ca­tion from Ro­mans.” This week’s ser­mon ti­tle is “Chris­tian Living: Do­ing Min­istry and Build­ing Re­la­tion­ships” with a text of Ro­mans 16:1-27. In­fant and tod­dler nurs­ery and Chil­dren’s Church for kids are of­fered as well, and the com­mu­nity is al­ways warmly wel­comed.

Vil­lage Bible Church, an Evan­gel­i­cal Free church, is a church for all ages and is lo­cated at 1591 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Mark Voll is pas­tor. Church of­fice hours are Mon­day through Thurs­day, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the church at 479-876-5764, email to vbefc@ar­cox­mail.com, visit their Face­book page at Vil­lage Bible Church or the web­site at www. vil­lage­bibleefc.org.

High­lands Church

The new con­tem­po­rary wor­ship ser­vice be­gins Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

High­lands Stu­dent Min­istry where mid­dle-school and high­school stu­dents can share and grow their faith, Sun­day’s 5-6:30 p.m.

High­lands Fall Fel­low­ship, Fun and Food will be on Sept. 10. Bring lawn chairs for the event that’s af­ter the kick­off of the 11 a.m. con­tem­po­rary wor­ship ser­vice (about noon) for an old-fash­ioned church fam­ily pic­nic.

Adult Sun­day school meets at 8:15 a.m. in the John class­room. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend.

The next church­wide Spir­i­tual Growth Em­pha­sis starts Sept. 30. Ex­pe­ri­ence the mir­a­cle of God’s healing mercy.

High­lands Church, A United Methodist con­gre­ga­tion, is at 371 Glas­gow Road. Call 479-855-2277 or visit our web­site at hum­cbv.com, face­book.com/hum­cbv.

High­land Chris­tian Church

High­land Chris­tian Church (Dis­ci­ples of Christ) meets for wor­ship with communion at 10:30 a.m. each Sun­day.

Sun­day school classes start at 9 a.m. of­fer­ing three adult stud­ies and “Cre­ative Wor­ship” for youth. Cof­fee fel­low­ship is from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

If you en­joy singing and great fel­low­ship, join the choir for prac­tice each Wed­nes­day at 4 p.m.

The Ham Ra­dio Club will meet at 11 a.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 7, 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.

The church is on Face­book: High­land Chris­tian ChurchDis­ci­ples of Christ @Bel­laVis­taAR15.

Check out the new web­page, which con­tains the com­plete Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice: High­land­chris­tianchurchbv.org. High­land Chris­tian Church is lo­cated at 1500 For­est Hills Blvd. The church of­fice is open Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8 a.m. to noon. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion or ques­tions, call the of­fice at 479-855-2780 or email high­land­chris­tian@cox-in­ter­net.com.

Unity Church of the Ozarks

“Find­ing Your­self in Tran­si­tion” by Robert Brum­met will be the study ma­te­rial for the new Sun­day Morn­ing class from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 6. This book ex­plores the spir­i­tual op­por­tu­ni­ties in­her­ent in life’s changes.

Unity Church of the Ozarks and Unity Youth Sun­day School meets at

10:30 a.m. dur­ing the month of Au­gust at 902 S.W. Sec­ond St., Suite E, Ben­tonville. Call 479-721-2752 or visit uni­ty­ozarks.org.

ReN­o­vate Church

Join for wor­ship at the new ReN­o­vate Church. Sun­day wor­ship is at 10:45 a.m. with Pas­tor Kelly Nes­bitt. The church is lo­cated at 13827 N. Arkansas High­way 279, Hi­wasse.

New Wine Min­istry

New Wine Min­istry meets ev­ery Satur­day at 5:30 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 p.m. Pas­tor Vin­cent Xavier min­is­ters the Word, with Ken and Peggy Wagner lead­ing the wor­ship. There will be cof­fee fel­low­ship be­fore and af­ter each ser­vice.

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

Pas­tor Pa­tri­cia Xavier leads a study on spir­i­tual war­fare and de­liv­er­ance held at 7 p.m. Thurs­days at the same lo­ca­tion. The study is based on her book, “De­liv­er­ance — The Chris­tian’s Bill of Rights.”

New Wine Min­istry is lo­cated at the NWA Min­istry Cen­ter, 2262 For­est Hills Blvd., in Bella Vista, be­hind the Boys & Girls Club and the fu­neral home. Call 888-8648712 for more in­for­ma­tion of other meet­ings and ra­dio pro­grams.

Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists

Sun­day School is avail­able for chil­dren with a Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist adap­ta­tion of Jerome Ber­ry­man’s book, “Spirit Play,” as the pri­mary re­source. The morn­ing is struc­tured based on the Montes­sori ap­proach. 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.

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the UUBC web­site at www.uub­car.com.

United Methodist Church

“When Mourn­ing Dawns : A Jour­ney Through Grief,” is a nine-week jour­ney through the ex­pe­ri­ences of grief from the with­er­ing of au­tumn to the hope­ful new growth of sum­mer. The group meets on Tues­days and con­tin­ues through Oct, 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Chapel. A do­na­tion of $10 for the par­tic­i­pant book is wel­comed.

Mid­week manna has be­gun for the fall. The group meets in fel­low­ship with a meal start­ing at 5:30 un­til 6:15 p.m. Sug­gested do­na­tion is $5 per adult, $3 per chil­dren un­der 10, and fam­ily max­i­mum is $15. Small group study and small craft and ac­tiv­ity groups meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Classes in­clude a Women’s Bible Study, Tech­nol­ogy for Se­nior, El­der-Care, The Shack, In­vi­ta­tion to the Old Tes­ta­ment, Color your Way to Calm and Bazaar Crafts. New classes will be added soon. Child­care is avail­able for in­fants and tod­dlers. Pre-K through sixth grade will learn Bible ba­sics through Bible sto­ries, mem­o­riza­tion of scrip­ture, and song. If needed, time for home­work is pro­vided. Youth Life, grades seven through 12, will meet in the Youth Room.

Prayer shawl min­istry has re­sumed, meet­ing on Tues­day from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 6. Come for an hour of vis­it­ing and stitch­ing. To learn how to knit, mem­bers will be happy to in­struct you. The shawls are given to shut-ins, those who are griev­ing and other cir­cum­stances. Each shawl is prayed over and blessed as it is be­ing lov­ingly made.

Friends plus healthy living meets Wed­nes­day at 9 a.m. at in the chapel to walk for a while and then come back to share tips on mak­ing health­ier life­style choices, and en­cour­age and up­lift one an­other. A healthy snack is usu­ally shared.

Men’s Em­maus meets each Wed­nes­day at 1 p.m. in Room 22. This group is open to any fel­low who has gone through the Em­maus process.

Bazaar craft work­shops meet on Thurs­days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will con­tinue meet­ing ev­ery Thurs­day un­til the Oct. 7 bazaar. Bring a sack lunch along if you can stay past the noon hour and/or a snack to share. This will be a great time for meet­ing new friends and shar­ing your crafty tal­ents.

The Chan­cel Choir and Chan­cel Hand­ball Choir both have re­sumed re­hearsals af­ter a sum­mer hia­tus. The Chan­cel Bells meet in the Mu­sic Room weekly at 3:30 p.m. and the Chan­cel Choir will meet in the sanc­tu­ary at 5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Dr. Larry Zehring, Di­rec­tor of Mu­sic Min­istries, at 479855-1158.

Two weekly meet­ings of AA are be­ing hosted at the church on Mon­day and Satur­day. Stop by the church for more in­for­ma­tion.

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