Church notes: Oasis Food Pantry open at Village Bible Church

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., continues to suspend non-ministry events and Kids Connect until further notice. Church ministries may meet during office hours by appointment only through the church office. Please call the office to set up your meeting time.

Join us for worship Sundays at 9 a.m. (traditional) and at 11 a.m. (contemporary). We are following social distancing guidelines for a safe and healthy worship experience.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. (traditional service) and at 10:45 a.m. (blended service). Sunday School for all ages and adult Bible classes are at 9:45 a.m. You can also see the worship service at

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

Trunk or Treat will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. This will be a drive-through event for handing out candy, and it will be held rain or shine. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.

GriefShare is being offered on Thursdays at 3 p.m. in the chapel and will continue weekly until Nov. 12. Call Dorothy Jones at 366-1700 with any questions.

The Men’s Bible Class meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in Classroom 3.

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon. All food handlers wear face masks and ask that visitors also wear a mask and practice social distancing.

The Sonday Riders will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the front parking lot at the church. All tw0-, three- and four-wheel drivers are welcome to join.

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 N.E. J St., is worshiping online Sundays at 10:15 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

The FPC Food Pantry is operating 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.

Information: 273-5450,

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rogers, 2305 S. Dixieland Road, worships each Sunday at 10 a.m., following the city of Rogers’ covid-19 precautions.

The service is available live on the church Facebook page, The weekly bulletin is available at Members who want to take communion but are not comfortable attending services during the pandemic may contact Pastor Moll to make other arrangements.

The Church Council meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The annual church Voters’ Meeting will be Nov. 8 at the church and on Google Meet immediately after the service. Bible study at 8:30 a.m. precedes worship and is online at Google Meet. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. at the church and at Google Meet.

Information: 755-4520,

Highland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Bella Vista, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., will continue to present its services on its website or on YouTube (search “highlandchristianchurchbellavista”). No decision to reopen the church has been made.

Information: 855-2780,

The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., supports Essentials Outreach, a program to provide essentials for those in need in the Gravette School District. Food Stamps just provide food. The church will help provide laundry soap, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and other necessities. A collection box is in the hallway across from the nursery along with the list of needed items. “Essentials” will be available to those in need once a month at the Gravette Civic Center.

The church has returned to in-person worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Safety guidelines are available on the website. Seating is limited to maintain safe physical distancing, so please let us know you’re coming to worship by calling the church office. Watch the service live on the website or the Facebook page. A recording will also be posted on Sunday afternoon. In-person Sunday school classes and other church activities will resume at a later date. No childcare is provided at this time.

Information: 855-2390,

Unitarian Universalists of Benton County, 1400 W. Walnut, No. 113, Rogers, have canceled in-person services until further notice. UUBC’s Zoom service celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with guest speaker Kevin Azanza, who came to the United States as a child. For the Zoom link, visit UUBC’s website.

Information: 855-1485,

Unity Church of the Ozarks, 2200 S.E. J St., Bentonville, presents “The Balancing Act” by the Rev. Elise Cowan at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the church’s Facebook page.

The Wednesday Book Club continues to discuss the Rev. Sheree Taylor-Jones’ book “Turn Your Why? Into Why Not” at 4 p.m. Contact the Rev. Cowan at [email protected] for the Zoom passwords. Taylor-Jones will be joining the discussion Oct. 28.

Unity Church has placed a Little Free Pantry by the front door of the church at 2200 S.E. J St. in Bentonville.

Information: 721-2752,

Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd., hosts a live worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Pastor Mark Voll will be preaching. Seating arrangements have been readjusted for social distancing.

The service is also livestreamed on Facebook; streamed to 42482704; at; and audio of the live service can be heard on 90.3 FM in the south church parking lot.

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

Information: 876-5764,

Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville, 808 S.W. 14th St., will host a drive-through food bank event from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the church at 808 S.W. 14th St.

The USDA is partnering with farmers, ranchers, specialty crop producers, food processors and distributors to ensure communities have access to fresh and wholesome food during this covid-19 national emergency. Word of Life will be distributing food from the Farmers to Families program while supplies last.

Information: 273-3460,


Washington County

First Presbyterian Church in Springdale, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, announces its 2020 fall discipleship opportunities for all ages.

Sunday morning worship services will continue to be both in-person and livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. Online worship services are available on YouTube and through a link on the church’s website.

Sunday morning in-person discipleship opportunities include “The Life of Jesus” led by Peggy Ward; “Theology for Today” with Pete Joenks; and study of “Fierce,” a book by Jennifer Cowart, led by Karen Lisle with Women of Faith. All begin at 9:30 a.m. Jim Buck leads Present Word via Zoom at 9 a.m. Sundays.

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

In-person Student Discipleship for junior high youth in sixth through eighth grades will be 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays, and for senior high students, ninth through 12th grades, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All events will be outdoors with masks and distancing in place, or online. A Student Discipleship Parent Forum will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday with Adam Alexander.

Outdoor office hours with the Rev. Kade Curry are offered Mondays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Call the church to set a time to meet at an outdoor location of your choice.

The final Vespers service for the season will begin at 6 p.m. this Sunday on the south lawn of the FPC campus. All are invited to the service, which offers a socially distanced, but in-person opportunity to sing, pray together, hear a meditative word, and find time for calm in the presence of God and one another.

Information: 751-2040,

Send church news and information about fall trunk-or-treat events to Features Editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Please note the deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication.

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