MANHATTAN - The last time, we discussed the phenomenon of an increase of folks claiming no church attendance while the number of those claiming to be committed to religious beliefs remaining stable over the years. This came from an article done by R. R. Reno of Hillsdale College. In his article titled Religion and Public Life in America, he cited a recent study, as well as, federal census statistics to build his case.
River of Life Church at 1219 Main St. will host a men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 6. The Rev. David Leroy will be the speaker.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., invites children to Kingdom Rock VBS: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. The church will hold its annual vacation Bible school from 6:-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 28, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 1.
First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th St., will offer a vacation Bible school with a roller coaster theme this month. Children from 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend "Colossal Coaster World" from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Sunday, July 21, and continuing through Friday, July 26.
CrossPoint Church's youth group will travel to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo., at the conclusion of vacation Bible school, youth pastor Randy Mills said. In addition to that, a Christian rap singer will come to Great Bend.
Jehovah's Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year's convention theme is "God's Word is Truth!" The Witnesses are launched this series of conventions in the United States during May and
"We give, because Christ has given Himself for us!"
Where kids stand strong is the central theme for "Kingdom Rock" Vacation Bible School at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave.
Brave knights and fair maidens will be equipped to put on the full armor of God so they can stand strong in the battle for truth at "The Kingdom Chronicles" vacation Bible school. All children who are pre-school ready through those who have completed sixth grade are invited to attend the programs from 9-11:30, June 24-28 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St.
Jehovah's Witnesses are planning for their annual conventions and an accompanying campaign to invite the public to attend. This year's convention theme is "God's Word is Truth!" The Witnesses launched this series of conventions in the United States during May and will continue the programs worldwide through the end of December.
CLAY CENTER - Men, have you ever been told any form of this statement? "You work too much!" Conversely, have you ever been told,"I appreciate your hard work!"?
It's not often people of varying beliefs are invited to weigh in on what they really think about religion and culture. But that's exactly what the Rev. Lenny Maxwell at First United Methodist Church hopes will happen Saturday night. The church will present a free screening of "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers," a documentary by Dan Merchant, featuring interviews with well-known people on all sides of the "culture wars."
Evangelist John Jacobs is known for his "powerful" presentations, combining athletes and a gospel message. His Next Generation Power Force will appear at the First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Road, Great Bend, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 16.
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, June 8, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The guest speaker is Faith Levine, Kansas City. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Living Logos ministry will present a dramatic presentation of the scripture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Faith Community Church.
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.
Immanuel UCC to hold annual Bazaar
Great Bend will soon become an epicenter for thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. From a drop-off site based at Grace Community Church, for example, volunteers will be working to collect 17,600 gift-filled shoeboxes packed by caring Great Bend-area residents.
DODGE CITY - For half a century, Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City has served people in need in southwest Kansas regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural or racial background or age.
The news of the brutality of the ISIS fighting force has made global headlines. ISIS is a terrorist army that has amassed a force in the tens of thousands. Their savage march across portions of the Middle East has captured the attention of world leaders and its citizens alike. The unashamed imagery and how they glory in their barbarism is something the world has never seen. What motivates these fighters to do such shameless evil?
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 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.
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