In January, 2012, students and adults from the Claflin/Ellinwood/Odin parish cluster began to prepare for their pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference 2013 in Indianapolis.
Advent at Trinity Lutheran Church is our time to become more involved, more caught up in the meaning and the possibilities of life as a Christian community.
CLAY CENTER – One of my highlights each Christmas is putting up the tree and trimming it out with lights and decorations. We start at the bottom and wind our way upwards finishing it off with the angel at the top. Then the drum rolls for the big test – plugging it in. When it all works and the tree lights up, it is a beautiful sight. Often I will sit in the living room with just the tree lights on gazing at their beauty.
JETMORE – The Jetmore United Methodist Church will present its annual live Nativity "Journey to Bethlehem" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 14, with a special needs presentation from 5 p.m. Each tour guide-led tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
The Pawnee Rock New Jerusalem Church, 300 Santa Fe Ave., invites the public to celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. with time for sharing and reminiscing. At 4:30 p.m. the Rev. Jane Siebert will lead a service of thanksgiving, and there will be a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Connie Helm, (620) 792-4295, or Vivian Bright, 982-4635.
The "Heartland" ministries of Great Bend's Dominican Sisters of Peace have always been intended to address body, mind and spirit. One of those ministries, the Heartland Center for Wholistic Health at 1005 Williams St., is celebrating 25 years.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1947 movie "Monsieur Vincent" as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Classes and instructors for the day are as follows:
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Do you picture a time of thankfulness toward God - or is it merely one of eating, partying or watching football? On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and giant cartoon characters. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.
JETMORE - The 14th annual Journey to Bethlehem program will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Jetmore United Methodist Church. The evening program is hosted by the Jetmore and Hanston United Methodist Churches with help from other area churches. Special needs tours will be available from 5-5:30 p.m. each night.
Breakout in Worship led by Christina Ball will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. A message will be presented by the Rev. JP McCamey of Great Bend.
ALBERT - Peace Lutheran Church, 1243 CR 400, Albert, will kick off its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The Rev. Todd Hudnall will be the guest speaker at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.
Heartland Farm in rural Pawnee Rock invites the public to spend a day of reflection for Advent. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
MANHATTAN - As I was reading in the book of Jonah, I noticed something that I had never noticed before. There is a God-established pattern for revival in a nation. You can see it in Jonah 3:1-10. There are six things that happen.
CLAY CENTER – The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted Sept. 17, 1787, establishing a new form of government the world had never witnessed before. These are two significant events in world history, but are they the greatest? Here are my top two: 1) The incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. 2) The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Let me explain.
The next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse will be April 12 at a new location, the First Assembly of God church, 601 S. Patton Road. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the meeting getting underway at 9:30.
Members of the First United Methodist Church have a heart for mission work, member Judy Turner said. Several projects have been tackled since the first of the year.
"Increase the Reach Summit," presented by the Rev. Scott Hinkle, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Faith Community Church. The Rev. Hinkle will also be speaking in the church's Sunday morning worship service, at 10:30 a.m. April 13. Pastor Sandy Kennedy said both services are open to the public.
Siblings Ed Galliart and Crystal Galliart have been chosen to administrate the Great Bend Christians ministry, said Mike Richardson of City Church Ministries.