MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger is hosting a homemade ice cream social and bake sale from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the church. There will be lots of homemade baked items and desserts. A freewill offering will be taken. Aluminum cans are being collected for Kans for Kids, so bring your cans. Everyone is welcome.
City Church Ministries will host a citywide Christian Meet 'n' Greet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the large shelter in Veterans Memorial Park. Those who can afford it are asked to bring a covered dish. All Christians are invited for a time of fellowship, testimonies and prayer for the community.
CLAY CENTER - Judson Laipply. Have you ever heard of the name? He is a comedian who performed a hilarious (and clean) 10-minute skit called The Evolution of Dance. It was posted on YouTube and became an instant hit. It is currently the most viewed Internet video of all time, having over 215 million hits.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will present its first in its Movies with a Message series on Friday, Aug. 23. The movie, "Thomas Merton: A Film Biography," covers the life of Father Merton, who was an acclaimed 20th century writer on spirituality and social issues. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
ELLINWOOD - After six years, former Ellinwood director Nancy Baird has resigned and is turning over the reins to a new director the first of September. She has enjoyed her work there and is passionate about Ellinwood's success.