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St. Bernard Catholic Church

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to bingo at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, May 17, in the parish hall. Doors open at 5:45 pm.

Bella Vista Bap­tist Church

The com­mu­nity is in­vited to share in the fun of Kids On Mis­sion, a sum­mer pro­gram for chil­dren ages 3 through sixth grade. The pro­gram runs every Wed­nes­day, 6 to 7:45 p.m., May 23 through Aug. 1.

Bella Vista Lutheran Church

On Satur­day, May 19, there will be a “Rod and Cus­tom Car Show” at Bella Vista Lutheran Church. This is the third an­nual Car Show, and it will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

St. Theodore Epis­co­pal Church

Satur­day, May 19, Mayor Peter Christie and Po­lice Chief James Graves will speak on church safety at 9:30 a.m. in Sen­gel Hall, lower level.

Sun­day, May 20, is Pen­te­cost, the birth­day of the Chris­tian Church. St. Theodore in­vites ev­ery­one to cel­e­brate at the 8 a.m. ser­vice to in­clude a birth­day brunch cel­e­bra­tion at 9:15 a.m.

Satur­day, May 26, is St. The­o­r­dore Vol­un­teer Day at Help­ing Hands. The com­mu­nity is in­vited to lend a hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church

New­com­ers’ Ori­en­ta­tion is at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, May 16, in the par­lor for any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the church.

Barry Lun­ney Sr., Ar­kan­sas Hall of Fame foot­ball coach, will speak at the Com­mu­nity Church at 9 a.m. Satur­day, May 19. He will talk about his coach­ing ca­reer, work with prison min­istry and his work as the north­west Ar­kan­sas in­terim di­rec­tor for the Fel­low­ship of Chris­tian Ath­letes. Lunny went 248-90 dur­ing his 28-year coach­ing ca­reer, in­clud­ing a 97-25 run with the Ben­tonville Tigers. Ben­tonville won four of its five state cham­pi­onships un­der Lun­ney. He also led South­side to four state ti­tles. Coach Lun­ney is rec­og­nized as one of the most suc­cess­ful high school foot­ball coaches in Ar­kan­sas. He is a man of great char­ac­ter, high stan­dards, com­pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion to pre­par­ing young men for not only Fri­day night foot­ball suc­cess but also suc­cess in life. This event is free and open to all. Please call the church of­fice with an RSVP at 479-855-1126.

The Bella Vista Po­lice De­part­ment hosts the U.S. At­tor­ney for West­ern Ar­kan­sas Duane Kees at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, May 24, in the sanc­tu­ary. The free work­shop topic is “Fraud.”

Sum­mer Arts Camp is Mon­day-Fri­day, June 18-22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for kids en­ter­ing grades one through six. Brochures and reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able in the church of­fice or reg­is­ter on­line at

Vil­lage Bi­ble Church

Pas­tor Mark Voll will con­tinue his “The Gospel of Mark!” ser­mon se­ries. This Sun­day’s ser­mon is ti­tled “Je­sus Christ: Cru­ci­fied, Risen and Com­ing Again,” with a text of Mark 13:1-36.

Wed­nes­day, May 16, 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 the church’s friendly vol­un­teers

High­land Chris­tian Church

All for­mer Kansas res­i­dents are wel­come to at­tend The Sun­flower Club meet­ing at 11:30 a.m. Mon­day, May 21. There will be a $3 charge for pizza and drink. Each at­tendee is asked to bring a salad, veg­etable or dessert dish to share. There are no dues to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Charles at 479-855-3894.

“The Young at Heart” sin­gles group will meet at 5 p.m. Tues­day, May 22. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able through Lois Wheeler at 479640-8046.

UUBC’s theme for the month of May is “Free­dom.” May 20: “Free­dom From and Free­dom To” writ­ten by the Rev. Peter Friedrichs, Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist Church of Delaware County, Me­dia PA.

High­lands Church (United Methodist)

The Com­mu­nity Blood Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, May 23, at High­lands Church. Plan to eat well and drink plenty of flu­ids prior to the event. Re­ceive a free choles­terol screen­ing. Photo iden­ti­fi­ca­tion will be re­quired. Help make a dif­fer­ence by giv­ing blood.

Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista

The Cham­ber Singers of the Univer­sity of the Ozarks will present a con­cert ti­tled, “Songs of the Sea,” at 3 p.m. Fri­day, May 18, in the PCBV sanc­tu­ary. The con­cert is the fi­nal per­for­mance of the choir’s spring tour, which in­cludes five per­for­mances at churches in North­west Ar­kan­sas, Kansas City and Spring­field, Mo. Un­der the di­rec­tion of as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of mu­sic and choral con­duc­tor Jonathan Ledger, the con­cert will fea­ture a wide va­ri­ety of choral reper­toire from all style pe­ri­ods that re­late to themes of the sea. The event is open to the pub­lic and there is no cost for ad­mis­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 479-855-2390.

Unity Church of the Ozarks

“The Four Spir­i­tual Laws of Pros­per­ity” is the ser­mon ti­tle at 10:30 a.m. Sun­day, May 20, pre­sented by the Rev. Elise Cowan and fol­lowed with a re­cep­tion.

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