Surrendered Family Ministries invites area youth to attend the See You At The Pole Freedom Youth Rally at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Admission is free and it will be held at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Worship will be led by area youth from different churches in the community.The youth rally will be held prior to See You at The Pole on Sept. 28, to help motivate students to gather together to pray. For more information contact Surrendered Family Ministries at 620-617-1132 or go to www.surrenderedfamilyministries.org
During the month of September Presbyterian Women are selling fresh Schermer pecans from Georgia. In addition to the 16 oz. packages of pecan halves and medium pieces, there are three 12 oz. specialty packages: chocolate covered pecans, cinnamon glazed pecans, and new this year, are the chocolate caramel clusters. The specialty pecans come packaged in decorative bags all ready for gift giving.
St. Michael Catholic Parish of La Crosse will celebrate its centennial on Sept.18. The parish extends an invitation and welcome to all to join in this celebration.
When Nita Mohr read a Tribune article about the Ellinwood Quilting Club making 50 "Little Dresses for Africa," she was inspired. Nita and twin sister, Rita Roblyer, regular members of Great Bend Central Baptist Church, Friday Arts and Crafts group, decided that their group could make 200 dresses. Other church members and friends enthusiastically joined the effort to bring hope to girls, "changing lives one little dress at a time." They started transforming gently used pillowcases into simple sundresses. After exhausting their pillowcase supply, the ladies continued making dresses with donated fabric and trims.
Trinity United Methodist Church held a Back to School Block Party on Aug. 28. More than 200 hot dogs were served. The community was especially generous in its response to the coat drive. Coats are being accepted at the church (Broadway and Patton) from 9 a.m.-noon through the end of the week.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will hold a free hotdog dinner with fun and games from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will hold a homemade ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. Desserts will be served with the ice cream and a variety of toppings. Donations will be used for community and Christmas donations and will be matched by Thrivent. The public is welcome.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ is having a gourmet coney/hotdog fundraiser for Kaito Richter from 5 to 7 pm. on Aug. 31. Kaito, 2 1/2 years old, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, in his leg last November.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center used its recent monthly employee-appreciation event to celebrate the Feast Days of St. Dominic and St. Rose of Lima. The special days are Aug. 8 and Aug. 23, respectively.
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Kanopolis will hold their annual "FIESTA" on Sept. 3. Starting at 11 a.m.. Mexican food, American food, and homemade pie will be for sale. Games for the children and bingo will follow the 4 p.m. Mass.
Myers Chapel A.M.E. Church will hose a "Family and Friends" Day Celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. Guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Steven Shepard, Senior Pastor of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church in Wichita.
Faith Community Church will host the ministry of Melissa Harris and Kylie Oaks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Melissa Harris is lead Pastor at the Hope Center in Branson, Mo. Melissa's dynamic preaching style and passionate desire to follow the leading of God in every service stir people of all ages to yield their lives boldly and fully to His plan. The philosophy of this ministry is that there is no church too dry, no life too broken, no village too dark, and no yoke of ...
The Endowment Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend awarded scholarships to 13 members of the congregation who will be attending college this school year. Awarded $500 scholarships were freshmen Darien Blackwell, New Mexico Junior College and Nina Burton, Barton Community College. Awarded $300 scholarships were upperclassmen Lyndsee Johnson, Matt Krug and Katelyn Kaiser, Kansas State University, Cameron Lampe, University of Kansas, Elizabeth Simmons, Wichita State University, Jenna Clarke, Barton Community College, Kelly Curtis, Sterling College and Amber Dowson, Michelle Mull, Matthew Koch and Amanda VanSkike, Fort Hays State University.
At their summer Birthday Offering Coffee sixteen members of Presbyterian Women and one guest gathered to dedicate this year's Birthday Offering. The Dedication of the Birthday Offering was led by Ruthie Brown
Eleven of the Dodge City Diocese Jubilarians are commemorating other significant anniversaries:
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes for the day are as follows:
• "Increase the Reach Summit" presented by Rev. Scott Hinkle will be held at Faith Community Church on Saturday, April 12th from 9 a.m. until noon. The church is located 1 mile west of 10th and Patton Road in Grea Bend. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the Sunday Morning Worship Service, April 13 at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Both services are open to the public. Scott Hinkle, an evangelist now headquartered in the Dallas /Forth Worth Metroplex once lived a life that pointed to only one direction…prison and ultimately an early grave.
Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave., announce the following special services:
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Babette's Feast" to conclude its spring Movies with a Message series. It will be shown at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave.
MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, will celebrate its German heritage with a worship service conducted entirely in German at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
Central Baptist Church, 3301 Lakin Ave., will host the final Lenten Luncheon of 2014 at noon Wednesday, April 16. Host pastor is Dr. Joan Harrington, and the speaker will be LeRoy Keith, pastor of First Baptist Church. Serving is at noon (not earlier) and all are welcome at the ecumenical gathering for fellowship, personal reflection and spiritual growth. A freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation.
George Martin and Karen Kline-Martin will be serving a breakfast at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6, before the Lenten study that George is leading at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.
This Sunday, April 6, St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their spring and summer service schedule.
• Critter Ministry to host meeting - Critter Ministry will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in the Burnside Room of the Carol Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St., in Great Bend. There will be free refreshments and prize giveaways.
CLAY CENTER – The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, establishing a new form of government the world had never witnessed before. These are two significant events in world history, but are they the greatest? Here are my top two: 1) The incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. 2) The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Let me explain.
The next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will be April 12 at a new location, the First Assembly of God church, 601 S. Patton Road. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the meeting getting underway at 9:30.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.
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