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United Lutheran Church Bella Vista

Lenten Services will be held on Wednesdays, March 8-29. A simple soup supper will be served at 6 p.m. with Lenten services to follow at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The next 2nd Friday’s Heart of Fellowship Coffeehous­e will be held Friday, March 10, at United Lutheran Church. Join them for specialty coffees, teas, appetizers and live entertainm­ent from 6-8 p.m. This month’s entertainm­ent is Bella Vista’s very own Deb Horn. Horn is a profession­al musician who has performed with Traveling Show Bands Barefax; Grandaddy; Majic; and is the founding member of The Pixies Three; and lead singer for the girl group The Angels. All are welcome to attend a night of free coffee, good food and entertainm­ent.

Mark your calendar for United Lutheran’s St. Patrick’s Day Stew Supper that will be held Friday, March 17, from 5-6:30 p.m. Meals are $12 and include a full meal featuring Irish Stew, mashed potatoes, soda bread and dessert. Dine in or grab-and-go options are available. Please call the church office at 479-855-1325 to RSVP.

During the Citywide Garage Sale April 28-29, United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista will be offering its church parking lot for residents to set up booths of their garage sale items. The church asks for a donation of $25 for one spot or $45 for two spots. Part of the donations will go to funding Our Little Pantry on the church property. Please contact the church office at 479-855-1325.

United Lutheran Church is located at 100 Cooper Road in

Highland Christian Church (DoC)

Highland Christian Church Bella Vista, located at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will be celebratin­g its 25th Anniversar­y (April 12, 1998). The event will be held in the church sanctuary and Keller Hall on April 16.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church holds Lenten Meditation Services on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. The theme of the meditation­s this year is “His Final Steps.” There is a Snack Sack Fellowship afterwards. All are invited for the services and then join the fellowship with a sack dinner brought by individual participan­ts.

Special services in early April are:

April 6 at 5:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, with communion.

April 7 at 5:30 p.m., Good Friday service of shadows.

April 9 at 9:30 a.m., Easter preparatio­n and celebratio­n. There will be an Easter brunch following the Easter service. All are invited to worship; share in fellowship and meals; walk His final steps to the cross; then celebrate His death and resurrecti­on with our church family.

Choir practice is on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. after the Snack Sack Fellowship in preparatio­n for the Easter season.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church hosts free senior exercise classes to all seniors in the community. The classes are held at 1 p.m. on Monday (dance aerobics); Wednesday (aerobics) and Friday (walk aerobics).

Presbyteri­an Church of Bella Vista

Activities open to the community include the Exercise Group, which meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall; the Busy Hands knit and crochet group, which meets on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the office lobby; and the Fun with Writing group, which meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church

The next Lenton fish fry will be held Friday, March 31, at the church. The Bella Vista Strings will add entertaint­ment. The menu includes: catfish, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies, dessert and coffee, tea and water. The cost is $15 per person. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the church office at 1 Saint Bernard Lane in Bella Vista, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The phone number to call for more informatio­n is 479855-9069. Tickets will also be available for purchase before weekend Mass, 4:30-5 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30-9 a.m. on Sunday. The social hall opens at 5 p.m. with serving to begin at 6 p.m.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

Lenten worship services are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. until Holy Week.

GriefShare classes will begin April 4 and continue to June 27. This is a support group for those that have lost a loved one. They meet in the church library every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-noon where those in need in the Bella Vista community are served.

The Quilter’s meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30 a.m. This group makes quilts for those in need, and baby quilts that are given to new born babies so that they can have a quilt to go home in from the hospital.

The Sonday Riders will begin riding again on April 2. They meet in the church parking lot at 2 p.m. for a fun day of riding. All 2-, 3- and 4- wheel riders are welcome.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m.noon to serve the people in our community that are in need.

Village Bible Church

The Oasis Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon. The church currently serves the physical and spiritual needs of approximat­ely 250 families.

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