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'Ring-and-sing' concert is Sunday in Missoula

The JuBELLation Handbell Choir at First United Methodist Church will present its spring "ring-and-sing" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church's sanctuary, 300 E. Main St.

Joining the handbell ringers will be musicians from First United Methodist's children's choir - the Joyful Noise - and from its adult choir. Organist and director of music Nita Hamilton will also accompany the handbells on several pieces.

Among the numbers included in Sunday's program are "Siyahamba," "Lift High the Cross," "Bell Boogie," "Grazioso," "Alleluia" and "Green Blade Riseth."

The handbell choir's small ensemble will perform as well, with three to five ringers presenting "Fairest Lord Jesus," "Trumpet Voluntary," "Peace Like a River" and "Evening Prayer."

The JuBELLation choir is just back from the Big Sky Handbell Conference in Great Falls, where it performed both solo and massed choir pieces. The group is led by director Cindy McAfee.

Sunday's program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the concert. A goodwill offering will be collected as part of the choir's continued fund-raising for new octaves of chimes and bells.

Speaker's missionary work is a family tradition

Brad Wells, missionary to Papua, New Guinea, will speak at Open Door Baptist Church, 135 Knowles St., Sunday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wells, the son of a missionary to Papua, has been a missionary there for five years. He will be accompanied by his wife, Deborah, and their six children.

A nursery is available during the services, and transportation is available by calling the church at 728-5562.

Northwest Indian quartet to perform Sunday

Emmanuel Baptist Church will host the Northwest Indian Bible School Quartet for a night of gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call the Rev. Paul Keller at 251-6874. The church is at 4907 Blue Mountain Road.

Teens can hang out at the YMCA this Friday

Friday Night Hang Out at the YMCA is open to eighth-graders through high-school aged youth. A $5 cover charge includes pizza and pop, basketball, volleyball, movies, game room, extreme ultimate warball and swimming. For further information on the May 23 event, call 721-6533. The evening begins at 8:30 p.m., and is sponsored by Campus Life/Youth for Christ. The YMCA is at 3000 Russell St.

Group meets Thursday to work on poverty issues

POLSON - The Caring Community Team of Polson will meet to address poverty issues affecting children at risk in the area. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Sixth Avenue and Second Street East.

The agenda will include an ecumenical outreach organization and action initiatives related to the growing crisis of poverty in our community. Plans for a resource center of helpers for service to the schools this fall is also on the agenda. For further information, call Adell Hansen, 883-5077.

Fall registration starts now at Atonement

Atonement Lutheran Preschool, 2205 34th St., is accepting registrations for the 2003-2004 school year. Students must be 4 years old by Sept.10.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday morning and afternoon sessions are available. Hours are 9 to 11:20 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:50 p.m. Class size is limited to 15 students. Fees are $50 per month per student for the three-day session and $35 per month per student for the two-day session. Lorrie Juden is the preschool teacher. For registration forms or more information, call Jan Lowman, 549-9818, or the church office, 549-7792.

Summer Zoom Zone has openings at St. Paul's

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St., invites children ages 4 through fifth grade to its Zoom Zone (Vacation Bible School) June 16-20. Sessions will run from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The week will feature music, stories, craft projects and daily surprises. Registration forms and information is available at the church office, or call Elaine Ryan, education director, 549-4141.

Special services offered at Missoula's Path of Life

"Revival in the Lord" is the theme for Path of Life's special guest James (Rob) Taylor from Jacksonville, Fla. Taylor is the senior pastor of the North Jacksonville Church of God. He also serves on Florida's youth board, and has been preaching since he was 17 years old, joining the ministry full-time by age 19.

The Path of Life invites the community to attend the services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Services will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19-21, at 7 p.m.

Path of Life is located at 1620 Rodgers St. Nursery is available. Call Pastor Mike Dana for more information, 327-8663.

Good News finale features Miss Montana, musicians

The Good News Diner, a family entertainment variety show, is having its last event until the schedule picks up again in the fall.

Guest for the evening is Heather Rathbun of Billings, who is on her statewide tour as Miss Montana to emphasize her theme, "Youth Making Good Choices," promoting bully-free schools and C.A.R.E. (Courtesy and Respect Expectations). She is a second-degree black belt tae-kwon-do performer and will demonstrate her martial arts abilities.

Also featured are singers, dancers, musicians, puppeteers and Carolyn "The Bun Lady" Glidewell.

The snack bar is open at 6:30 and the free show begins at

7 p.m. in the Calvary Church Theater, 2023 S. Higgins Ave.

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