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.
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.
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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