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Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church

75 E. Lan­cashire Blvd., Bella Vista, phone 855-1126, web­site www.bvcc.net, email ques­tions@bvcc.net, church of­fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day.

Sun­day wor­ship is at 9:30 a.m., with cof­fee fel­low­ship be­fore and af­ter the ser­vice. Pas­tor Jeff Reed will be preach­ing Sun­day, Dec. 10. A staffed nurs­ery is avail­able, as well as chil­dren’s wor­ship for ages 4-12.

Weekly prayer and wor­ship ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the chapel. Prayer Fel­low­ship meets at 9:15 a.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day in the con­fer­ence room. Par­ish nurses are avail­able ev­ery Wed­nes­day in the nurses’ of­fice from 9 a.m. to noon.

Grow­ing Through Grief Sup­port Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 7, in the par­lor.

The Christ­mas Can­tata “In­vi­ta­tion to a Mir­a­cle” by Joseph M. Martin per­formed by the mu­sic depart­ment is Sun­day, Dec. 10, dur­ing the 9:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice.

The Ben­tonville High School Cham­ber Orches­tra Ben­e­fit Con­cert is 5:30 p.m. Tues­day, Dec. 12, in the sanc­tu­ary.

The Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Band’s Christ­mas Con­cert is 3 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 17, in the sanc­tu­ary, be­gin­ning with a re­cep­tion at 2 p.m.

The Christ­mas Eve Can­dle­light Com­mu­nion Ser­vice is Sun­day, Dec. 24, dur­ing the 9:30 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice.

Bella Vista Bap­tist

Phone 479-855-3748, web­site www.bvbap­tist.com, church of­fice open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day-Thurs­day

Bella Vista Bap­tist is a multi­gen­er­a­tional church with weekly ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and adults.

Sun­day: Con­tem­po­rary wor­ship 8:30 a.m.; Bi­ble Study/Sun­day school 9:45 a.m.; Tra­di­tional wor­ship 11 a.m.; evening ser­vice 5 p.m.

Two spe­cial per­for­mances by the adult choir, a “Christ­mas Mu­si­cal” and “Christ­mas Un­plugged,” at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 10, in Grace Hall.

Sur­viv­ing the Hol­i­days Grief Share will meet in the church con­fer­ence room at 6:30 p.m. Mon­day, Dec. 11.

Men’s Prayer Break­fast meets ev­ery Tues­day at 6:30 a.m. in the fel­low­ship hall. The book of Leviti­cus is the cur­rent study.

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

The Se­nior Adult Min­istries ice cream and movie is the fourth Fri­day of the month, at 6:30 p.m.

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

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

1990 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, phone 479-855-1324, web­site www.bv­lutheran.com

Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship: Tra­di­tional ser­vice at 8:30 a.m.; Blended ser­vice at 10:45 a.m.; Sun­day school and adult Bi­ble classes at 9:45 a.m.

All are wel­come to “Satur­day Ig­nite,” a ca­sual set­ting with a free meal and a ser­vice that in­cludes mod­ern mu­sic with an edge. Start time is 5 p.m.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open ev­ery Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The re­quest is for ce­real and items for the spe­cial Christ­mas bags. Mon­e­tary do­na­tions are al­ways wel­come. A con­tainer for do­na­tions is in the church narthex.

There will be a spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 5 for those that are un­able to at­tend reg­u­lar wor­ship, and lunch will be served fol­low­ing the ser­vice. Any­one in need of trans­porta­tion may con­tact the church of­fice.

The Cel­e­bra­tion Choir and Orches­tra will present a Christ­mas con­cert at 4 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 10, with a re­cep­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing.

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

For­est Hills Church

1702 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, phone 479-855-3555, web­site www.foresthillschurch.info

For­est Hills Church is an Amer­i­can Bap­tist Con­gre­ga­tion.

Morn­ing wor­ship is at 10:45 a.m. Sun­day. Adult Sun­day school meets at 9:30 a.m., and weekly Prayer and Bi­ble Study meets at 12:30 p.m. each Wed­nes­day.

Res­i­dent guest pas­tor, Mark Kirby, will de­liver the ser­mon, “Peace? … What Peace?,” from Proverbs 25:21-22 on Sun­day, Dec. 10.

High­land Chris­tian Church

1500 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, phone 479-855-2780, web­site www.high­land­chris­tianchurchbv.org, email high­land­chris­tian@cox-in­ter­net.com, church of­fice open 8 a.m. to noon Mon­day through Thurs­day.

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 10 to 10:30.

Choir prac­tice is ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 4 p.m. New mem­bers wel­come.

Dis­ci­ple Women Fel­low­ship meets at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9. The les­son theme is Mary’s song of praise and protest, read by Vi­vian Keller.

High­lands Church

A United Methodist Con­gre­ga­tion

371 Glas­gow Road, Bella Vista, phone 479-855-2277, web­site www.hum­cbv.com

High­lands Stu­dent Min­istry for mid­dle-school and high-school stu­dents is held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun­days.

Two adult Sun­day school classes meet ev­ery Sun­day at 8:15 in the John class­room and 9:30 a.m. in the Mark class­room.

The chan­cel choir will present its Christ­mas Can­tata at 5:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9 and at 2 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 10. Un­der the di­rec­tion of John Matthews, the choir will sing “Fes­ti­val of Carols,” a mu­si­cal Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion for choir and con­gre­ga­tion cre­ated by David Guthrie.

The next blood drive is sched­uled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 27, and is or­ga­nized by the HUMMERS (High­lands United Methodist Men). Photo ID re­quired. Eat well and drink plenty of flu­ids be­fore giv­ing blood.

Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista

1880 For­est Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, phone 479-855-2390, web­site www.pcbv.org

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to a tra­di­tional wor­ship ser­vice at 10 a.m. Sun­day, Dec. 3. Chris­tian ed­u­ca­tion classes for all ages meet at 8:30 a.m. A nurs­ery at­ten­dant is avail­able.

Join us at High­lands Healt­care and Re­hab for a hol­i­day sin­ga­long at 2:30 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 8.

Pres­by­te­rian Women will hold a Christ­mas tea in the fel­low­ship hall

at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9. Bring two dozen Christ­mas cook­ies to share. Ex­tras will be pack­aged to de­liver to home­bound mem­bers and the Bella Vista first re­spon­ders. Please sign up at the in­for­ma­tion cen­ter.

The church web­site con­tains re­cent ser­mons and a cal­en­dar of church events.

The Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists

1400 West Wal­nut, #113, in The Quar­ter in Rogers, web­site www. uub­car.com

Sun­day ser­vice at 11 a.m. is pre­ceded by cof­fee and so­cial time be­gin­ning at 10:30 a.m.

De­cem­ber’s theme is “Giv­ing and Re­ceiv­ing.” The topic for the ser­vice on Dec. 10 is “De­serv­ing Gifts.”

St. Bernard of Clair­vaux Catholic

1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista, www.bvst­bernard.org

The rosary is said be­fore Satur­day night Mass at 4:25 p.m. and be­fore Sun­day morn­ing Mass at 8:25 a.m.

Daily morn­ing Mass is cel­e­brated Mon­day, Tues­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day at 8:30 a.m. There is an evening Mass cel­e­brated on Wed­nes­days at 5 p.m. Mass is cel­e­brated ev­ery Satur­day at 5 p.m. and ev­ery Sun­day at 9 a.m.

Car­ing Friends, Grief Share Sem­i­nar at 1 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 6 in room 205.

Knights of Colum­bus of­fi­cer’s meet­ing at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 6 in the li­brary.

BINGO at 6:40 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 7. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Women’s Club meet­ing at 9:30 a.m. Fri­day, Dec. 8 in the Hall.

Men’s Club meet­ing at 7:30 a.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9.

The An­nual Par­ish Christ­mas Party is sched­uled for Satur­day, Dec. 16, in the par­ish hall. Happy hour be­gins at 6 p.m., and din­ner will be served at 7 p.m.

Meals on Wheels needs vol­un­teers to help de­liver hot meals to those in need the week of Dec. 18-22. De­liv­er­ies will take an hour or two. Please call Barry or Donna Fallin to help.

United Lutheran Church

100 Cooper Road, Bella Vista, phone 479-855-1325.

Ad­vent Sup­per Ser­vices are at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6, 13, and 20. There will be an Ad­vent Sup­per Ser­vice to cel­e­brate the Ad­vent sea­son. Con­tact the church of­fice to re­serve a seat.

The ULC Hol­i­day ser­vices will take place at the fol­low­ing times: 6:30 p.m., Dec. 21 — The Long­est Night Wor­ship Ser­vice; 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24 — Christ­mas Eve ser­vices; 11 a.m. Dec. 25 — Christ­mas Day ser­vice fol­lowed by the an­nual ULC Christ­mas Din­ner. Sign up in the narthex of the church or call the church of­fice to RSVP for the din­ner.

Unity Church of the Ozarks

12 McKis­sic Creek Rd., Suite

1210, Ben­tonville, phone 479-7212752, web­site www.uni­ty­ozarks.org

Unity Church of the Ozarks and Unity Youth Sun­day school meet 10:30 a.m. Sun­days.

In ob­ser­vance of the sea­son of Ad­vent and hon­or­ing faith, peace, love and joy, on Sun­day, Dec. 10, “Stand­ing in Peace” will take place af­ter the 10:30 a.m. ser­vice, “The Se­cret In­gre­di­ent,” pre­sented by Rev. Elise Cowan.

In­ten­ders dis­cus­sion meets ev­ery Wed­nes­day, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The In­ten­ders cir­cle be­gins with a 15-minute med­i­ta­tion fol­lowed by a dis­cus­sion to help draw aware­ness to grate­ful­ness and recog­ni­tion of the want in fu­ture ex­pe­ri­ence.

Vil­lage Bi­ble Church

1591 For­est Hills Boule­vard, Bella Vista, phone 479-876-5764, web­site www.vil­lage­bibleefc.org, email vbefc@ar­cox­mail.com, church of­fice hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­day through Thurs­day.

Vil­lage Bi­ble Church, an Evan­gel­i­cal Free church, is a church for all ages. Mark Voll is the pas­tor.

Wed­nes­day, Dec. 6 ac­tiv­i­ties — 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 the friendly vol­un­teers. Novem­ber through Fe­bru­ary the 5:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day potluck fel­low­ship meals will be held on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month. At 6:30 p.m., all are wel­come to prayer, singing and de­vo­tions in the Wor­ship Cen­ter. A nurs­ery is avail­able.

Sun­day, Dec. 10 — Sun­day school classes are of­fered for all ages at 9 a.m., fol­lowed by the 10:15 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. Pas­tor Mark Voll’s ser­mon ti­tle will be “The Gift of Seren­ity,” with a text of Matthew 1:18-25. Nurs­ery and Chil­dren’s Church are of­fered.

Tues­day, Dec. 12 ac­tiv­i­ties — at 7 p.m. men’s Bi­ble study on 2 Peter led by Pas­tor Mark Voll will meet in the fel­low­ship hall. Ladies’ KniTTo­gether min­istry and White Cross Women’s Mis­sion min­istry meet at 7 p.m. This in­for­mal fel­low­ship works on projects that ben­e­fit needy chil­dren and adults in the area as well as a hos­pi­tal in Congo. Ladies from the com­mu­nity are wel­come to these min­istries.

Vil­lage Bap­tist Church

380 Glas­gow Road (in the High­lands), Bella Vista, phone 479-8557775, web­site www.vb­con­line.net

All are in­vited each Sun­day to Vil­lage Bap­tist Church to let hearts be warmed by God’s Word, cel­e­bra­tory wor­ship and mean­ing­ful fel­low­ship.

Sun­day: Morn­ing wor­ship at 10:10 a.m.; Bi­ble study at 9 a.m.; Com­mu­nity Home Groups meet the sec­ond and fourth Sun­days at 5:30 p.m.; Sun­day Evening Wor­ship is on the first and third Sun­days at 5:30 p.m.

Wed­nes­day: Choir at 5:30 p.m. and Prayer at 7 p.m.

Fri­day: Men in Prayer at 8 a.m.

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