The number of people in need of a food box has increased over the last few years, but fortunately the number of churches and organizations distributing has increased as well, according to members of First United Methodist Church in Great Bend, who recently filled and delivered over 90 boxes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine de' Ricci officially became members the Dominican Sisters of Peace, formerly the Great Bend Dominicans, who have served in Kansas since 1902.
"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." – Matthew 25:40
CLAY CENTER - "Jobless, Inflation, Poverty, Recession," then "Sirens wail in Tel Aviv, Gaza rockets hit suburbs." This is what I read at the top of my screen when I went to an Internet news website. I thought to myself, "What is happening?" The headlines communicated the larger story of the dark and perilous times America and the world is facing. Our world needs hope!
Forgiven Quartet will be at Great Bend's Seventh-day Adventist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The church is located one mile west of Patton Road on 10th St.
Three ministries based in Barton County and one in Sabetha are working on two projects this Christmas. "Footprints of Faith" will provide shoes for families in Africa and Cambodia, when "Christmas for Families" will help people closer to home, said Dean Nuss from Pay it Forward with Christ Ministry.
My father died in his sleep early in the morning on Nov. 9. I was not present then, because he lived in Michigan. We left for Michigan the next morning. His funeral was on the following Tuesday. All six children, many of the grandchildren and even a few great grandchildren were present. At the cemetery, Dad was given an honor guard ceremony by the Kent County Honor Guard. This included a 21 gun salute and taps. I was given the flag that was on his casket.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church's Pastor Adam Wutka, right, president of Barton County Association of Churches' Emergency Aid Council, accepts a donation to Emergency Aid from Pastor Scott Solether of the First Presbyterian Church and Jan Bonine, chairwoman of the church's Local Ministry Team. The $471.29 was donated following a recent community Music for Mission Concert held at the Presbyterian Church. An additional $52.36 was given to the church's Crisis Management program.
CLAY CENTER – Early in our marriage while we eating a dinner Kathe had prepared I said, "Thanks for dinner, honey." She responded a little surprised so I followed up with, "You have taken the time to put it together and it tasted great so I think you deserve a thanks."
The Dominican Sisters of Peace will continue their "Movies with a Message" series this Friday evening with a film about the life of Hildegard von Bingen, a Benedictine nun. The movie will start at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium in the Great Bend Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie.
HOISINGTON - A "Holiday Fair" will be held at Hosington's Emmanuel Lutheran Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The church is located at 1109 N Vine. Vendors will have food, crafts and other bazaar items available. Admission is $1 or one nonperishable food item which will all go to the Hoisington Food Bank.
The recent presidential campaign raised a lot of questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons. This week, the Great Bend LDS church at 5851 Eisenhower invites people to attend the Sunday service, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about 60 minutes.
Dominicans show movies with message
Yesterday, I watched the news story of the fire in the middle of the flood in New York City. It was amazing that such a destructive fire could function in the middle of a storm and flood. But, what really caught my attention was a statement that was made at the end of the story. "We are strong. We will rebuild." Why?
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.
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will host a homemade ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Cakes, pies and cookies will be served with the ice cream and various toppings. Donations will be used for Christmas charities, including Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer, Dream Inc., Ellsworth prison, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and many others.
Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m.
River of Life Church, 1219 Main, Great Bend, will present the prophetic, healing and teaching ministry of Bill and Ida Ford, Sept. 7-10.
Mary Bieberle will be the featured speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Saturday, Sept. 13 at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the program at 9:30.
The 1980 motion picture, "The Gods Must Be Crazy" will be shown on Friday, Sept. 19, as part of the Heartland Center for Spirituality's fall series of "Movies with a Message."
As a reminder that God hasn't been expelled from public schools, students plan to gather around school flagpoles later this month for prayer. But first, One Hope ministries in Great Bend will host a kick-off rally for See You At The Pole 2014. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Great Bend High School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
CTI 14:22 concert
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