Church Notes: Unitarian Universalists Consider Existentialism

Benton County

Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

The church will host Lenten soup suppers and meditations on Wednesdays from March 2 through April 6. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. at McKay Hall. Meditations begin at 6:20 p.m. in the sanctuary. The suggested donation is $3/person, $5/family. Contact the church office to register.

For Bible study opportunities:

Adult Bible Community: 9 a.m. Sunday, McKay Hall.

Men’s Bible Fellowship: Wednesday at 8 a.m., meeting room.

Women’s Bible Fellowship: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Lower Level 8/9.

Community life groups: Hours and days vary.

Information: 855-1126,

Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., meets for regular Sunday morning worship at 8:30 a.m. for traditional service and 10:45 a.m. for mixed service.

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

Information: 855-0272,

First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville, 901 NE J St., is offering worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in person and online.

The FPC will welcome a colleague from the PC (USA) mission in Honduras, the Reverend Dori Hjalmarson, as a guest preacher on February 20. There will be a lunch followed by presentations about the Honduran church and its ministry on Sunday and Monday, February 21. For lunch reservations, please contact the church office or email [email protected] org before February 17.

The FPC Food Pantry operates as a drive-thru from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Please bring something (utility bill, etc.) that shows you are a Benton County resident.

Information: 273-5450,

Bella Vista Presbyterian Church, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., warmly invites the community to worship. In-person worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday. Masks are highly recommended for everyone. A daycare is available. Watch the service live on the church’s website or Facebook page.

Ozark Hill Hikers will meet at noon Feb. 18 at Fellowship Hall.

The Missions Committee has worked with Canopy NWA to help resettle more than 130 refugees over the past six months. To help you, PCBV is launching a Love Your Neighbor project in February. How can you contribute? Help assemble household welcome kits. Donate gently used furniture. Donate to help newcomer families. For more information or to participate, call the church office.

Information: 855-2390,

Benton County Unitarian Universalists meet at 11 a.m. Sunday for a discussion on Existentialism led by Chris Spencer, who spoke about the topic on a previous UUBC service via Zoom.

The location for this Sunday’s service is at the home of Fran Levin. Call or text 640-1546 for instructions.

Information: Visit the UUBC Facebook page or website,

Washington County

Springdale First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Gutensohn Road, offers Sunday morning worship services, in person and live, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Online services are available on YouTube and on the church’s website at Acting pastor Rev. Dr. Ronnie Prevost leads the services. The church continues to seek an installed pastor. Sunday School classes are at 9:30 a.m. for all ages.

Covid-19 practices have been updated to encourage the wearing of face masks.

If you’re going through a tough time – emotionally, spiritually, or in your relationships – you don’t have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen to you, nurture and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide one-on-one Christian care to help you through whatever you face. Contact the church office or visit the church website for more information.

After Church Fellowship is at 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Join your friends for a cup of coffee and a light snack after services each week.

Confirmation classes are held at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays for students in grades six through eight. Contact youth director Adam Alexander at the church if you want your child to participate.

The FPC youth group meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the youth wing of the church. The Youth Lunch Bunch meets immediately after Sunday worship until 2 p.m. each Sunday.

Information: 751-2040,

Send church news to editor Becca Martin-Brown at [email protected] Deadline is Wednesday noon for publication on Saturday.

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