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.
Members of Faith Community Church are joined by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for a ribbon cutting on the new building addition on Oct. 17.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Classes for the day are as follows:
CLAY CENTER – You are not alone. That's right! According to the National Association of Mental Illness there are 58 million Americans who battle these disorders. Though it feels like you walk your path alone - you are not. Though it feels like no one understands - they do.
The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. Worship will be led by Henry and Michael Conner of Great Bend. These pastors will also give the message. A freewill love offering will be collected.
• Trunk of Treat – 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway, Great Bend. Children are invited to come in costumes to trick-or-treat in the church parking lot. The pumpkin patch will be open selling pumpkins and gourds; this is also a good place to take family photos.
The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Michelle Gwin will speak at the next Aglow Lighthouse meeting, this Saturday, Oct. 12, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Coffee and social time is at 9 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30.
• Critter Ministries will sponsor an evening of praise and worship – accompanied with a light show, strobes, lasers and CO2 cannons – at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Barton County 4-H Building, located between Great Bend and Hoisington at 601 North U.S. 281.
St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their fall/winter service schedule next month. Beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, worship service at St. Mark will begin at 9 a.m. with children's church during the service and coffee hour following at 10 a.m.
MANHATTAN - In his book "Making the Weak Family Strong," Chuck Swindoll quotes from an extensive 1947 study done by Dr. Carle Zimmerman, an eminent Harvard University sociologist.
The King United Methodist Church of Great Bend, located at 1608 Odell Street, will welcome its new pastor, Laurie White, along with her husband Phillip, with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 29, after the morning worship.
Presbyterian Women are selling Schermer's Pecans from Georgia. The one-pound packages of halves and pieces are $10 and are fresh this year for baking and salads. The 10 oz. specialty packages (chocolate coated, cinnamon glazed, and pecan caramel clusters) are $9 and make wonderful treats and holiday gifts, according to the women. Orders can be placed with any Presbyterian Woman or by calling the church office, 792-2594
CLAY CENTER – During a television interview with former heavy weight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, he said he had lost over $300 million dollars in his career. Now, after reflecting on a life of costly mistakes he is trying to make some positive changes.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Classes for the day are as follows:
The other day I was listening to a talk radio show when I heard the host say, "What the h__ll do they think they are doing?" I said to myself, "I don't want to listen to language like that!" and changed the channel. Then one evening I was watching a TV show and one of the characters said, "Just quit b__ching about your friend and go talk to her." There I was again changing channels.
ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ is pleased to announce the installation of the Rev. Jennifer Fair as pastor and teacher of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ellinwood. The installation will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the church, located at 701 Fritz St. Holy Communion will be celebrated at this service. Edith Guffey, Conference Minister of the Kansas Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ, will serve as preacher for the service. The service is open to the public.
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, located at 1600 19th St., will hold its annual Good Friday service at 1 p.m. today. An Easter morning breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. The public is invited.
Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold a giant Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington in Great Bend.
HESSTON - The sounds of Russian folk instruments will fill Hesston Mennonite Church when Trio Voronezh rounds out the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, on the Hesston College campus.
This Sunday, April 5, St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their spring/summer service schedule. St. Paul worship service will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. St. Mark will hold fellowship at 10 a.m., followed by worship service and Children's Church beginning at 11 a.m.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality staff and advisory council is in the midst of planning and preparations for our inaugural "Hero for Heartland" Afternoon Tea and Savory Delights. This event will take place on Sunday, April 26 with a come and go tea and tours of the Great Bend Dominican Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., from 2-4 p.m.
As men, our families are often caught in the crossfire of today's cultural wars.
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