Sixteen youth and their sponsors from First United Methodist Church in Great Bend will travel to Chicago July 5-11 to take part in an ongoing mission helping the homeless of that city. They will be sleeping on the floors of Chicago churches by night, and by day serving at food banks and kitchens, and working directly with homeless youth. They will meet people who have spent the previous night sleeping on the street, said Growth and Youth Minister Matt Aycock.
"To be the Church that God is calling us to be, we felt like we needed to create a space that would really connect with our kiddos," explained Rev. Josh Lue, senior minister at First Christian Church in Great Bend. " Our kids are now so excited about Sunday school they are dragging their parents, and not the other way around."
Sunday, May 31, First Congregational United Church of Christ rejoices with the installation of Julie Shields as their new pastor. For several years, Shields has ministered to members and friends with her gentle yet powerful message, that all children of God. Her installation will be part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Edith Guffey, United Church of Christ conference minister, will participate in the installation. All are welcome.
SEWARD - The Most Rev. John Balthasar Brungardt, bishop of the diocese of Dodge City, will officiate the Mass on Memorial Day, May 25, at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward. Bishop Brungardt will also install a first-class relic of Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio.
During May over 6 million students are expected to graduate from high schools, colleges and universities. These teenagers and twenty-somethings will reach a milestone and have a new beginning for themselves. If you know of a graduate here are a few pieces of commencement wisdom to pass along.
May 07, 2015|
Hope for Today
By Clint Decker
St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church building, on May 25. Bishop John Balthasar Brungardt of Dodge City will attend. There will be a blessing at 10:15 a.m. followed by Mass. After Mass, there will be a covered dish lunch.
This week the public was invited to join the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend for tea and savory delights as the Heartland Center for Spirituality staff and advisory council celebrated the inaugural "Hero for Heartland" event on April 26.
The other day I was listening to a talk radio show when I heard the host say, "What the h__ll do they think they are doing?" I said to myself, "I don't want to listen to language like that!" and changed the channel. Then one evening I was watching a TV show and one of the characters said, "Just quit b__ching about your friend and go talk to her." There I was again changing channels.
April 10, 2015|
Hope for Today
By Clint Decker
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ is pleased to announce the installation of the Rev. Jennifer Fair as pastor and teacher of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ellinwood. The installation will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the church, located at 701 Fritz St. Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service. Edith Guffey, Conference Minister of the Kansas Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, will serve as preacher for the service. The service is open to the public.
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, located at 1600 19th St., will hold its annual Good Friday service at 1 p.m. today. An Easter morning breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. The public is invited.