As we celebrate our nation's birthday today, I've started to consider what the words "freedom" and "independence" mean to the modern American.
This year's vacation Bible school at Foundry Methodist Church in Great Bend is a sports camp with lessons on baseball or softball, basketball, and rifle safety and target shooting. The class is available for children 8-13 years old and is free of charge.
First Baptist Church of Great Bend will host a Celebration of Dependence program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 3 at the church, 1600 19th St.
Free elementary Spanish classes are going on this summer at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend.
Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons will host the 50th anniversary of the ordination and installation of the Rev. Lester H. Dumer on Sunday, June 29. Dumer was pastor at Grace Lutheran Church from June 28, 1964, until 1972. He will be preaching the sermon at the 4:30 p.m. service on June 29.
The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 tonight at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball and the message will be delivered by the Rev. David Spare of Larned.
First Presbyterian Church and First Christian UCC Church in Great Bend are joining forces to reach out in mission. Both Barton County Emergency Aid and Fair Trade producers will benefit from sales today (Friday) and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington.
Vicki Taylor from Lawrence will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, Saturday, June 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St.
CLAY CENTER - "I will never forgive him for what he did!" Have you ever said that to yourself about someone who deeply hurt you?
The congregation of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate its church dedication at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 7.
Connie Ginest, Cristy Suchy and Bev Miller have completed the course work for the SpiritLife program and graduated on April 26 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend. SpiritLife is a two-year spiritual formation class designed to help participants discover a new attentiveness to the meaning of grace, allowing them to live intentionally in spirit-centered ways.
The public is invited to attend Breakout in Worship at 7 tonight at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10t St. in Great Bend. There will be worship and prayer for the United States, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave, Great Bend, will not have worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Instead, members invite the community to join them for "Church without Walls," as they leave the church building and move out into the community with various service projects.
The public is invited to the next Breakout in Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Perkin's restaurant, 2920 10th St. There will be worship and prayer for our nation, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
CLAY CENTER – The United States was born in 1776. Since then America has been involved in over 40 wars and other military operations from the American Revolution, Iraq and Afghanistan wars to lesser known operations like the Banana Wars and Utah War. Over 1.3 million U.S. soldiers have died through all these engagements.
When we're angry with someone, looking at them with eyes of love can be difficult. Embracing them with a heart of forgiveness can be even more so.
MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Milberger will host a homemade ice cream social and bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Great Bend's newest congregation, Heartland Community Church, will conduct its first Sunday morning service at 8:45 on Aug. 17. The church meets at the First Congregational Church, 3400 21st. St.
At one of Great Bend's historic churches, the congregation is focusing on "church outside the walls."
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - From Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 7-14, clergy and laity from the northwest region of Missouri, the Omaha and Lincoln area of Nebraska, and from all parts of Kansas will converge on Kansas City for the Seventh Midwest Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church being held at the Jack Reardon Center in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
The Pastoral Ministry Formation Program of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, in cooperation with Newman University and the Diocese of Salina, will present two classes open to anyone with a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith.
First United Methodist Church will offer Paws-4-Praise this Sunday, Aug. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park. It will be followed by a worship service and community picnic.
Author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson will be the featured speaker at "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teens. 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.
CLAY CENTER – Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights. Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books. Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders furthering the equality of gays. All this has made the gay issue a topic for public discussion. It is not just a religious, political or social issue anymore. It is regularly in the news and impacting many Americans on some level.
On Saturday Aug. 23 Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend, will hold its first session in its spiritual formation classes, SpiritLife, for the fall semester. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
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