First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon at noon Wednesday, March 26. First Church of the Nazarene will cohost. Host pastor is Dr. Scott Solether, and the speaker will be John Grummon from Central Baptist Church. Serving is at noon (not earlier) and all are welcome at the weekly ecumenical gatherings for fellowship, personal reflection and spiritual growth. A freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation.
The eighth annual Hearts Aflame Women's Conference will be held Saturday, March 29, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Admission is free. All proceeds collected from freewill offerings will go to the Dream Center, which offers faith-based community services.
The public is invited to the next Breakout in Worship, set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Worship will be led by Pastor Steve Hopkins of Hoisington, with a message delivered by Ted DeTello of Pawnee Rock Praise Ranch. During the meeting participants will be praying for revival.
The Dominican Sisters and Associates of Peace have approved a corporate stance calling for responsible gun-control legislation and improved mental-health care resources. The Dominicans has agreed to dedicate their efforts to promoting initiatives in these areas, said Sister Judy Morris, OP.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1989 movie "Romero" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. The movie is part of the "Movies with a Message" series.
The Easter Bunny and his colored eggs have their origin in pagan religions and their celebration of spring as a time of renewal and fertility. Eostre or Eastre was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of dawn, spring and fertility.
The work of Catholic Sisters is being recognized with Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. The Dominican Sisters of Peace will celebrate with a special prayer service at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the chapel of the Motherhouse at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend.
SEWARD - The Most Rev. John Balthasar Brungardt, bishop of the diocese of Dodge City, will officiate the Mass on Memorial Day, May 25, at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Seward. Bishop Brungardt will also install a first-class relic of Blessed Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio.