The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Henry and Michael Conner of Great Bend. These pastors will also give the message. A freewill love offering will be collected.
• Trunk of Treat – 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Children are invited to come in costumes to trick-or-treat in the church parking lot. The pumpkin patch will be open selling pumpkins and gourds; this is also a good place to take family photos.
The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Michelle Gwin will speak at the next Aglow Lighthouse meeting, this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30.
• Critter Ministries will sponsor an evening of praise and worship – accompanied with a light show, strobes, lasers and CO2 cannons – at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Barton County 4-H Building, located between Great Bend and Hoisington at 601 North U.S. 281.
St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their fall/winter service schedule next month. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, worship service at St. Mark will begin at 9 a.m. with children's church during the service and coffee hour following at 10 a.m.
MANHATTAN - In his book "Making the Weak Family Strong," Chuck Swindoll quotes from an extensive 1947 study done by Dr. Carle Zimmerman, an eminent Harvard University sociologist.
The King United Methodist Church of Great Bend, located at 1608 Odell Street, will welcome its new pastor, Laurie White, along with her husband Phillip, with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 29, after the morning worship.
Presbyterian Women are selling Schermer's Pecans from Georgia. The one-pound packages of halves and pieces are $10 and are fresh this year for baking and salads. The 10 oz. specialty packages (chocolate coated, cinnamon glazed, and pecan caramel clusters) are $9 and make wonderful treats and holiday gifts, according to the women. Orders can be placed with any Presbyterian Woman or by calling the church office, 792-2594
CLAY CENTER – During a television interview with former heavy weight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, he said he had lost over $300 million dollars in his career. Now, after reflecting on a life of costly mistakes he is trying to make some positive changes.
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
HESSTON – South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season.
Mike Westerman will appear as Edgar Allan Poe to present "The Raven" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend. Admission is free.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., will hold its Fall Harvest Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be hayrides, costume contests, and trunk or treat time. Members will be serving soup. Everything is free and the community is invited.
Members of First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat. Treats will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Forest Ave. in Front of the church, located at Forest and Stone.
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will offer a Judgement House walk-through drama. Hours will be 6-10 Friday, Oct. 24; 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches' annual Chicken Noodle Soup Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center at 4100 Broadway Ave. In addition to the homemade soup, homemade pies will be served. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. This project benefits Emergency Aid. For questions, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present a musical, "God Will Take You Through," this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at Sterling House and a final presentation at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19th St. and U.S. 281 Bypass.
Allen and Connie Parker of Lamb Watchers Ministries will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell St.
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