Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Classes for the day are as follows:
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will hold a three-night revival, Sept. 3-5. Services will start at 7 each evening.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend, welcomes back the Rev. Phyllis Flory, who has been enrolled in a hospital chaplain class at Kansas City and has completed the course. She will resume her duties at St. John's with three regularly scheduled Holy Eucharist services a month. All are invited to come and welcome Mother Phyllis back.
Editor's Note: This is the first part of a Labor Day statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The complete statement can be read online at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/labor-employment/labor-day-statement-2013.cfm
SpiritLife program starts Aug. 24
SALINA - United Methodists will cover Salina this afternoon with willing hands to serve in dozens of local agencies and participate in the Day of Service. There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities to accommodate every age and ability, said Kathryn Witte, communications/marketing director for the Nebraska United Methodist Conference.
HOISINGTON - In 1941, several believers in Hoisington organized a Bible class called the Hoisington Bible School. Every Sunday afternoon this group of 10 to 15 people met for service. In 1942, the church began to flourish and the name Hoisington Bible School was changed to Hoisington Bible Church (HBC). Eventually the need to incorporate led the church to file appropriate papers with the state of Kansas on Aug. 26, 1943.
Jill Sauer, First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway, Great Bend, announces the following events at the church. Pastors are Josh and Amy Foster.
City Church Ministries (www.GBChristians.com) will host a citywide Christian Meet 'n' Greet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the large shelter in Veterans Memorial Park, as part of a combined ministry outreach.
WICHTIA - Learn about the Fall Feasts of the Lord at a seminar from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Remnant of Israel Messianic Congregation, located at 3700 E. Pawnee St. in Wichita. A nursery will be provided, as well as a spaghetti dinner. Those planning to attend should call 316-744-7470.
Faith Community Church will host Ron Walicki Ministries on Sunday, Aug. 18, for the services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The public is invited to "Come Breakout in Worship" at 7 p.m. Friday at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball and sons. The message will be delivered by Pastor Hopkins Sr. of Missouri. A freewill love offering will be taken.
Members of the First United Methodist Church, Great Bend, see helping others as a strong commitment of their faith. The Life Giving Center is the focus of their August mission. Members are sorting clothing for use, not only by families currently being helped by the Center, but it also serves as a clothing resource for any in the community needing clothing items.
Heartland Center for Spirituality honored three graduates from its Spiritual Director Formation Program recently. This training is in addition to the Spiritual Formation Program offered in the SpiritLife Curriculum.
At the closing of Saturday evening prayer on Aug. 3, the Great Bend area Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace blessed new novice Sister Anne Knight as she prepares to enter her canonical year at the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate in St. Louis, Mo.
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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