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Village Bible Church

Village Bible Church will be holding a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Drive at 1591 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m.2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks Blood Drive. Informatio­n: email frontoffic­

The Oasis Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon.

United Lutheran Church

Lenten Services will be held on Wednesdays, March 15, 22 and 29. A simple soup supper will be served at 6 p.m. with Lenten services to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar for United Lutheran’s St. Patrick’s Day Stew Supper that will be held Friday, March 17. The Great Ozark Barbershop Chorus will begin the festivitie­s at 4:30 p.m. singing Irish tunes. The stew supper will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. or until the last bowl of stew has been served. 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. RSVP: 479-855-1325.

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. Contact the church office at 479-855-1325.

United Lutheran Church is located at 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista.

Highland Christian Church

Disciples of Christ Men’s Fellowship will meet Saturday, March 18, from 9-10:30 a.m. in Keller Hall. The meeting is led by Don Smither, Garry Cathcart and James Morris.

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 Sunday, 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.

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.

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

A Men’s Roadside Pickup is scheduled for March 18 at 9 a.m. Meet at the church, located at 1880 Forest Hills Blvd. Call Barry Owen (8768432) with any questions.

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.

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.

The Quilter’s meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Sonday Riders will begin riding again on April 2. They meet in the church parking lot at 2 p.m.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m.-noon.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

The next Lenten fish fry will be held Friday, March 31, at the church. The Bella Vista Strings will add entertainm­ent. 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.

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.

Informatio­n: 479-8559069.

Christian Fellowship

The Bella Vista Christian Fellowship is a gathering of Christians seeking meaningful Christian worship and genuine Christian fellowship. It is ecumenical in design, nondenomin­ational, open communion and all are welcome.

They meet every Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church located at 1 St. Bernard Lane in Bella Vista.

Informatio­n: bvcfinform­

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