CLAY CENTER – You are not alone. That's right! According to the National Association of Mental Illness there are 58 million Americans who battle these disorders. Though it feels like you walk your path alone - you are not. Though it feels like no one understands - they do.
The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Henry and Michael Conner of Great Bend. These pastors will also give the message. A freewill love offering will be collected.
• Trunk of Treat – 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Children are invited to come in costumes to trick-or-treat in the church parking lot. The pumpkin patch will be open selling pumpkins and gourds; this is also a good place to take family photos.
The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Michelle Gwin will speak at the next Aglow Lighthouse meeting, this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30.
• Critter Ministries will sponsor an evening of praise and worship – accompanied with a light show, strobes, lasers and CO2 cannons – at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Barton County 4-H Building, located between Great Bend and Hoisington at 601 North U.S. 281.
St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their fall/winter service schedule next month. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, worship service at St. Mark will begin at 9 a.m. with children's church during the service and coffee hour following at 10 a.m.
MANHATTAN - In his book "Making the Weak Family Strong," Chuck Swindoll quotes from an extensive 1947 study done by Dr. Carle Zimmerman, an eminent Harvard University sociologist.
The King United Methodist Church of Great Bend, located at 1608 Odell Street, will welcome its new pastor, Laurie White, along with her husband Phillip, with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 29, after the morning worship.
Presbyterian Women are selling Schermer's Pecans from Georgia. The one-pound packages of halves and pieces are $10 and are fresh this year for baking and salads. The 10 oz. specialty packages (chocolate coated, cinnamon glazed, and pecan caramel clusters) are $9 and make wonderful treats and holiday gifts, according to the women. Orders can be placed with any Presbyterian Woman or by calling the church office, 792-2594
CLAY CENTER – During a television interview with former heavy weight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, he said he had lost over $300 million dollars in his career. Now, after reflecting on a life of costly mistakes he is trying to make some positive changes.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Classes for the day are as follows:
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will hold a three-night revival, Sept. 3-5. Services will start at 7 each evening.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend, welcomes back the Rev. Phyllis Flory, who has been enrolled in a hospital chaplain class at Kansas City and has completed the course. She will resume her duties at St. John's with three regularly scheduled Holy Eucharist services a month. All are invited to come and welcome Mother Phyllis back.
Editor's Note: This is the first part of a Labor Day statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The complete statement can be read online at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/labor-employment/labor-day-statement-2013.cfm
There is a raging debate around the issue of illegal aliens, especially unaccompanied children. These aliens have been entering America through Mexico. Some say that it is our responsibility to take care of them. Others say we should send them back. Some say that our borders should be open, others say not.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 21st & Jackson, Great Bend, will host a Walking Taco Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall. The menu includes build-your-own tacos, dessert and drink. Admission is by freewill offering. Proceeds will go to the Education Assistance Fund to assist children of the church who are attending Christian-based schools.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains, 3600 Broadway Ave., will hold a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday for the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod.
United Methodists in Nebraska and Kansas launched its public school partnership with an education caravan in July at three Kansas locations designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Three more are scheduled in Nebraska on Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 2. United Methodists in the new Great Plains Conference (Nebraska and Kansas) intend to increase collaborative efforts between United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to support local schools.
CLAFLIN - The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin is having a Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night on Sunday, Sept. 21. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served from 5-7 p.m. at the Parish Center in Claflin.
First Baptist Church is having a movie night at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1600 19th St., Great Bend. Popcorn will be served.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Otis will have a special celebration honoring Pastor Bruce Adamson on the 35th anniversary of his ordination. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, with special music provided by Prairie Timbre +1. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Susan Candea, the Bishop's Associate with the ELCA Synod. A catered dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the church basement. Those planning to attend the meal should contact Trinity Lutheran Church by Friday, Sept. 12.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing its fall order for fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place orders by Sept. 30 and the fruit will arrive in late October or early November.
One of the first things I learned when I began youth ministry: Complicated doesn't work in ministry. It's far better to simplify.
Gold Girls Club, a ministry of teenage girls, is sponsoring "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teenage girls, featuring author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
• Aglow Lighthouse meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Coffee and social time will be followed by a program at 9:30 a.m. with featured speaker Mary Bieberle.
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