Mike Manuel, an evangelist from West Virginia, will minister at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1609 24th in Great Bend, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Parish Center on Sunday. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children (12 and under).
Vivian Harbaugh thought the youngsters in her group would enjoy making journals for Heartland Cancer Center patients as a new community-service project. She thought right.
A new time for the entire family to worship. That's what the Larned church of the Nazarene will be offering on Saturday evenings starting on Sept. 24.
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.
When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again.
DODGE CITY - Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City will host a 50th Anniversary Mass and Luncheon at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 3231 N. 14th Street in Dodge City on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. Bishop John B. Brungardt will be the principal celebrant.
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, today and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22. The Saturday program of retreat and healing will include a light lunch. Participants should bring a pen and paper.
Human history has been subjected to constant bouts of infectious diseases. Sometimes these have grown to pandemic proportions leaving death tolls in the millions worldwide. The Black Death (the bubonic plague) dramatically affected European populations wiping out up to 50 million people in the mid-14th century. During the early 20th century governments battled against the influenza pandemic which took up to 50 million lives including 675,000 in the United States. Then small pox killed upwards of 300 million people across the globe throughout much of the 20th century.
Great Bend and other central Kansas communities are well on their way to preparing thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind.
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