It’s time to start planning for VBS! Mark your calendars for June 25-29, and check the copy room door at church to sign up to volunteer. More info will be coming soon!


VBS Work Date: Thursday, May 17 1:00-4:00 pm @ ClearView. This is the first of several work days we will have. If you would like to come help us make decorations, sort supplies, and do other jobs, we would love to have you!


The church office will be closed on Fridays beginning next Friday, May 18, and throughout the summer. Please plan accordingly!


Kirsten and Mackey Campbell would love to thank you all for your prayers while they were in Ecuador. Come enjoy some good food at a potluck as you hear about their time in the Amazon rainforest while they lived life with missionaries Yulier and Ainiuris and ministered to the indigenous Quechua people. 

When: Monday, May 21

Time 5:30

Bring: A main dish (yucca, rice, beans, and plantain are optional – they had more than enough of those on their trip!)





May 20th from 4:30-6:00pmin Meeting room A/B at Clearview Community Church:

Celebrate Recoveryis looking for a few more volunteers, men & women, to join the team in starting a Celebrate Recovery here in Buena Vista.

This is a program to support men and women who experience hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  It is evangelical and points us to the truth of the scriptures.  To learn more contact Pastor Tom Dages or Dan/Lillie Jones 539-4182.



Car Seat Checkup & Recycle Event!90% of car seats are installed incorrectly. Please come to this free event to have your seats checked by certified technicians. Bring your old car seats to recycle! Wednesday, May 9, 3:00-5:00 @ the BV Fire Department, 111 Linderman Ave. For more info call BV Fire at 719.395.8098.


DPCA Trap Shoot Tournament.  Save the date! May 12th!!
Darren Patterson Christian Academy is hosting its 4th annual Trap Shoot Tournament and Sportsman’s Expo on Saturday, May 12thfrom 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Buena Vista Sportsman’s Club.  There will be a team and individual trap shoot competitions, alongside a full day of family friendly events and activities for youth, as well as a sportsman’s exposition with outdoor vendors providing free educational opportunities and demonstrations.   There will be prizes for competitors, raffles drawn throughout the day, and a silent auction, music, and free food for event attendees.  Admission is Free.  Donate or register at  Questions?


Community Worship Night! Join other worshippers the last Sunday of every month for worship, prayer, and the Word. This month we will worship at Lighthouse Ministries at 7:00 pm. For info, contact Angie Reed: 719.966.2013 or


BV Young Life’s  Annual Golf Classic: For over 60 years in the Arkansas Valley, Young Life has been taking quality adult friendships and Christ’s message of hope to our town’s teenagers. Our Golf fundraiser is a great way to partner with a ministry that is making a difference in the lives of our local kids.  Two-person scramble tournament benefiting the ministry of Young Life to teenagers in our local area on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course. Sign yourself or your business up for this fabulous event! Cost: $200 per team of two golfers, or $100 for an individual golfer. What’s included: 18-holes of golf, green fees, cart fees, light breakfast, on-course refreshments & snacks, lunch, player gift, prizes, fun, and the joy from supporting a great ministry that cares about every kid in our local area. Contact: Jan Abbott (BV) – 719.395.3108 or Ark. Valley YL Office – 719.966.9076 with any questions.  Sign up online or give us a call. 




The Shell Station is looking for part-time employees for the summer. Please contact Julie Salazar at 303-503-8566 or if interested.


As many of you know, Cheri and I have been working with Native Americans in New Mexico and Arizona for many years. Recent health issues with Cheri and me have made these trips too difficult to continue. BUT we have connected with a group in Colorado Springs called One Nation Walking Together. This group works with 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans on reservations throughout the western United States—far more than we were able to do.

The barrel in the church foyer is for donations that are taken to the One Nation group in Colorado Springs. The clothing that was left after the recent garage sale has been taken to One Nation. There are brochures in the foyer describing the One Nation mission to help the Native Americans on reservations in the western United States. Your support has been great and is much appreciated.

Currently One Nation is having a food drive collecting canned goods for the Native Americans they serve on reservations throughout the western United States. We are attempting to help this effort by collecting canned goods in this area. Any sort of canned food is welcome. The drive continues through May. We will be taking all donations to them throughout May and early June. Thank you for your support! –Curt Welty


Gene & Marilyn Stark are celebrating their 65thwedding anniversary! If you would like to participate in a card shower for them, you can send it to Gene & Marilyn Stark, 6415 Timber Bluff Point, Apt. #108, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.


Creekside’s Gatherings:


Monday/Thursday – 6:00pm – Supper Club (Community shared meals. Not a charity event! Join the fun and bring a friend!)

Food Boxes available for pick up every other Monday or by appointment. (Call Ric 719.221.6088 to apply or for delivery to shut-ins)

2ndTuesdays – 6:30pm – Old Time Music & Celtic Jam

Wednesday – 8:00am – Men’s coffee & conversation

2ndFriday – 6:00pm—Movie Night

4thFriday – 6:30-9:30pm – Game Night – walk-ins welcome

To schedule your event call Eve (719.221.6124)