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Church notes: Unity Church of the Ozarks offers a Little Free Pantry by the front door



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., will celebrate our 47th church anniversary on June 6! Former Pastor Thad Moore will preach.

Join in for worship on Sundays at a new time, 10 a.m. We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Visit for more information about services and video sermons to stay connected from home.

Information: 855-1126, or email [email protected].

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Sunday morning worship at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and at 10:45 a.m. (blended). Sunday School and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m.. Social distancing is practiced.

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

On May 22, there will be a Rod and Custom Car Show at the church. This will be the sixth annual showing of cars from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The “Sonday Riders” will meet at 2 p.m. May 16 in the front parking lot. All two-, three- and four-wheel riders are welcome for a leisurely, scenic ride that ends at a restaurant where the group has time for sharing and fellowship.

The Men’s Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. May 17; the Prayer Shawl Makers meet on May 19 at 12:30 p.m.; the choir meets on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.; and the Quilters meet on May 26 at 8:30 a.m.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Don’t forget to bring your “Best Choice” labels, and volunteers could use 45- to 60-ounce bottles for distributing detergent.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., is operating the FPC Food Pantry as a drive-through on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring something (utility bill, etc.) that shows that you are a resident of Benton County, and the church is glad to serve you.

For more updates about church activities, go to the church website at

Information: 273-5450,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., remains closed for services. You may watch services on You Tube (search Highland Christian BV), our Facebook page, or website,

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., has resumed in-person worship on Sundays at 10 a.m. Masks are required, and seating is limited. Please let us know you’re coming by calling the church office. Childcare is available.

You may also watch the service live on our website or our Facebook page.

Be sure to check the church website for news alerts, church calendar, prayer concerns, Sunday bulletins and more. The website is mobile-friendly.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, invites you to Zoom the 11 a.m. service for a “Sunday Gathering.” Be part of the discussion and contribute to making a decision about UUBC’s future.

For Zoom link and information about UUBC visit or Facebook

Information: 855-1485,

United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista, 100 Cooper Road, is hosting the annual Village International Food Festival June 12, serving you by “drive in” and “go.” Good ol’ American food is the menu this month: meatloaf, potato casserole, green beans, roll and apple cake).

Deadline for reservations is June 10. Call 855-1325 to reserve your dinners. Food is served between 4 and 6 p.m., and cost per meal is $12.

Future dates are July 10, Jamaican cuisine; Aug. 14, Italian cuisine; and Oct. 9 is Oktoberfest with German food.

Join us! All are welcome!

Information: 855-1325,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, offers a Little Free Pantry by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. Please help yourself when needed and help others by donating.

Unity Church of the Ozarks continues to answer prayer requests. For more information, call 721-2752.

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., offers Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. with live worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship in the sanctuary is, as always, mask optional. The Oasis Center (video venue) is for those preferring a mask-required setting. There is infant/toddler nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds during the Sunday School and worship hours.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook at Village Bible Church or on

The Oasis Food Pantry is open Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon for drive-through pickup.

Information: 876-5764,

Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers Sunday worship services, both in-person (masked and distanced) and livestreamed, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through the church’s website at Interim pastor Rev. Dr. Ronnie Prevost will lead services May 16.

The church is in the process of searching for an installed pastor. The Pastor Nominating Committee has been selected and is meeting with liaisons from the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry. The liaisons will guide the Nominating Committee and the congregation through the spiritual discernment process involved in our pastoral search.

Life can seem cold and lonely for those who have suffered a loss or experienced a crisis. FPC Stephen Ministers are trained to help people through the difficult times of life, providing emotional and spiritual support. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

FPC choir rehearsals are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Sunday adult discipleship classes include “A Study of John,” via Zoom at 9 a.m. each week. An open discussion on “Theology For Today” is at 9:30 a.m., both in-person and via Zoom. The Monday Lectionary classes, where readings for the following Sunday are discussed, is at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

FPC Kids B.L.A.S.T Sunday School classes are in-person on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. B.L.A.S.T curriculum and resources are also available on the church website.

Vacation Bible School will be June 13-16 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme will be “Knight’s Castle: The Quest for the King’s Armor.” All children are invited.