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.
Faith Levine from Kansas City, Kan., will be the guest speaker at the next Great Bend Algow, on Saturday, June 8 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Sign-in and social time are at 9 a.m., and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
First Baptist Revival ends Friday
First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will host a three-day revival May 29-31. The meeting start at 7 each evening with area pastors speaking. The theme for the revival is "no boundaries." The public is invited.
CONCORDIA - Rep. John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, has signed the Civility Pledge, a spokesman for the Concordia Year of Peace committee announced.
An established national speaker, comedian, musician and budding author, Tony Wolf will be at Community Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. The church is located at 253 NE 30 Road, Great Bend.
CLAY CENTER – "Why are you helping me?" The woman said to Captain Nathan Algren, from Hollywood's block buster film The Last Samurai. She was carrying some items and the Captain came to help. In her surprise she commented that "Japanese men don't help with things like this."
As you are aware, we have suffered an attack on hundreds of innocent victims in America at the Boston Marathon. The scene, as I watched it, was almost surreal. People down on the race track which was full of blood and even body parts. First responders and volunteers rushed in to take down barricades in order to render aid.
The Christian Motorcyclists Association invites everyone to meet in the City Park in Macksville on May 4, for the fourth annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally. The event starts at noon with a prayer and the CMA's "Run for the Son" ride. There will be live music, food venders and camping available in the park.
Abused and neglected children know what it's like to feel unnoticed. When these kids are also in the foster care system, it often becomes a way of life. This summer, faith-based Royal Family Kids Camp will open its first camp for western Kansas' abused and neglected foster kids, as a way to show them that there are others who see them and care about their lives.
Lora Jones' life changed drastically when she and her family were involved in a terrible automobile accident. Her husband and son died at the scene. Her daughter died later that night in the same hospital where Lora had been taken.
The King United Methodist Church at 1608 O'dell in Great Bend, will be celebrating it's 70th Anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 30, during the morning worship service at 11 a.m., recognizing their past and looking forward to the future.
Have you noticed how Halloween is being overtaken by Christmas - displays and decorations and whatnot showing up before the end of October? With all the commercialism of the season of Christmas, and seeing everywhere you look the images of red-nosed reindeer, dancing snowmen, Grinches, and Santas, it is easy for the real reason for the season to become lost. That may be why more Christian churches and families are bringing back a celebration of Advent.
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.
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