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Unity Church of the Ozarks

Sun­day ser­vice: “You are PreAp­proved” by Rev Elise Cowan.

Monthly Movie Night will be 7 to 9 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 2, with a show­ing (part one) of Shirley MacLaine’s “Out on a Limb.” Re­visit this 1987 con­tro­ver­sial film cov­er­ing her quest of self-dis­cov­ery from Stock­holm to Hawaii to Peru.

A new Wed­nes­day night class is be­ing of­fered which stud­ies “The Yoga of Je­sus” by Parama­hansa Yo­gananda, fol­lowed by 15 min­utes of med­i­ta­tion. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

The an­nual food drive for the Sal­va­tion Army takes place at Wal­mart (Cen­ter­ton) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 10.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

On Oct. 31, “Trunk or Treat” will be at Bella Vista Lutheran Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be horse­back rid­ing, bounce houses, hot choco­late, pop­corn and candy. This treat is of­fered to ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity.

The Shep­herd’s Food Pantry is open ev­ery Fri­day from 10 a.m. un­til noon. With the hol­i­days ap­proach­ing, it is ask­ing for 16-ounce cans of pump­kin, 14-ounce cans of con­densed milk and 14-ounce cans of cran­berry sauce. It is also col­lect­ing “Best Choice” PVC la­bels. Con­tain­ers for dona­tions are in the church narthex.

At 11:30 a.m. Tues­day, Nov. 6, there will be a spe­cial wor­ship ser­vice for those that are un­able to at­tend a reg­u­lar wor­ship ser­vice. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice, a lunch will be served. Any­one need­ing trans­porta­tion to this or any other wor­ship ser­vice is asked to con­tact the church of­fice at 479-855-0272.

Vil­lage Bi­ble Church

Wed­nes­day, Oct. 31, the Oa­sis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. This min­istry is avail­able to any­one in the area who needs help with gro­ceries and would ap­pre­ci­ate the com­pas­sion and en­cour­age­ment of our friendly vol­un­teers.

Pas­tor Mark Voll’s ser­mon ti­tle this Sun­day is “The Vic­to­ri­ous Church, Thriv­ing in Per­se­cu­tion” with a text of John 15:18-27

At 9 a.m. Tues­day, Nov. 6, the Ladies’ Bi­ble study ti­tled “The Grace of God” led by Joanne Morris will con­tinue. Women from the com­mu­nity are wel­come to at­tend and a hand­out is pro­vided each week. Just bring a Bi­ble.

High­lands Church

The 30th an­nual Cookie Walk will be held Satur­day, Dec. 1. Doors open at 8 a.m.; the Walk be­gins at 8:30 a.m. Cin­na­mon rolls, cof­fee, sweets and treats, soups to go and hand­made crafts are avail­able for pur­chase all morn­ing. All pro­ceeds sup­port High­lands Church mis­sion and min­istry projects. Con­tain­ers of cook­ies are $12 each.

High­lands Stu­dent Min­istry meets Sun­day evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and is seek­ing youth to join the group. This stu­dent min­istry

equips sixth- through 12th-grade stu­dents to grow to­gether on the jour­ney to know, love and serve Je­sus Christ. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the church of­fice at 479-855-2277.

St. Bernard Catholic Church

St. Bernard Women’s Club in­vites all to come to its hol­i­day bazaar, “Over the River and Thru the Woods,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 3. There will be a raf­fle for a hand­made queen-sized quilt and other items. Break­fast and lunch will be served. St. Bernard is lo­cated at 1 St. Bernard Lane in Bella Vista. All pro­ceeds are do­nated to char­ity.

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church

BVCC will host A-MAZE-ING Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 31. There will be a maze of ex­cit­ing themed trunks. There will be plenty of candy along the way.

Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists

Sun­day, Nov. 4, fea­tures an in­vi­ta­tion to pon­der how the lives of an­ces­tors have in­flu­enced lives and to re­flect on on­go­ing re­la­tion­ship with them.

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The Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista Mis­sions and Outreach Com­mit­tees hosted res­i­dents of The Cot­tages at High­lands Cross­ing at a “Neigh­bors Meeting Neigh­bors” lun­cheon on Oct. 18. The pur­pose of the event was to get ac­quainted with the res­i­dents and ex­plore ways in which PCBV might serve their needs. Gift mugs from the church were given to the res­i­dents who at­tended and were dis­trib­uted, along with boxed meals, to those res­i­dents who were not able to par­tic­i­pate.

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