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.
CLAY CENTER - Judson Laipply. Have you ever heard of the name? He is a comedian who performed a hilarious (and clean) 10-minute skit called The Evolution of Dance. It was posted on YouTube and became an instant hit. It is currently the most viewed Internet video of all time, having over 215 million hits.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold its first SpiritLife class day for the fall 2013 semester on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes for the day are as follows:
The Heartland Center for Spirituality (HCS) in Great Bend is excited to announce staffing changes that will enable additional services.
All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive."Look, LORD, and consider, for I am despised." (Lamentations 1:11)
ELLSWORTH - Richard Lane, son of NFL Hall of Famer Dick "Night Train" Lane, will be the featured speaker at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Aug. 4-6.
HOISINGTON - Fears that all children face and how the Bible tackles those very fears in the life of one of its principle characters is the focus of Vacation Bible School at New Life Baptist, 364 West 12, Hoisington. Running 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 5-9, the VBS is open to all children, ages 4 through finished 6th grade.
First Baptist Church at 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will hold its annual Christmas Eve program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. The theme for the program is, "A Birth of a Song!" The public is invited.
The United Methodist Women of Great Bend will combat human trafficking on Super Bowl Sunday by joining the "Intercept the Traffickers" photo campaign.
Editor's note: Great Bend Tribune employee Daniel Kiewel, whose column appears regularly on these pages, is raising money for two local charities. Instead of his regular column, we are publishing his fundraising letter that explains the upcoming events.
What is the heart of Christmas? Is it the children, helping the less fortunate or being with family? Also, what is the significance of the baby Jesus in a manger that we observe in holiday plays and hear about in Christmas carols? Is it just a nice seasonal story or does it mean something?
The Women's Scripture, Soup and Social that was to be held at First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., has been canceled.
Chaplain Crystal Steege will speak at the Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Saturday, Dec. 13, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
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