November is adoption awareness month and Catholic Social Service is hosting the first annual Bubbles for Babies event from Nov. 14 to 18 to raise awareness about infant adoption. The fun, week-long celebration is an opportunity for individuals to pick up a bottle of bubbles and blow bubbles-both real and virtual-about their experiences and stories of adoption. The event culminates on Nov. 19, National Adoption Day, when one name will be drawn for a very nice prize basket.
Hunting for some good food? The Stafford United Methodist Womens annual bazaar will coincide with the opening of pheasant season this year. Whether youre a hunter or just hunting for good food, join the Stafford UMW for their annual bazaar, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 12, in the church basement, 218 West Stafford.
First Christian Church at Broadway and K-96 are expecting their second load of pumpkins this season. With receiving over 2,000 pumpkins in their first unload on October 8th the second truck will arrived on Wednesday with 800 more pumpkins. Come check out the variety of pumpkins available. The patch is open from 12 to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. This Sunday First Christian Church will be holding their annual Trunk Or Treat from 4 to 6 p.m. Come trick or ...
The youth and families at the First United Methodist Church will be out collecting food during the first annual Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat for the Barton County Food Bank from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOT-EAT) was first started by the International Thespian Society and is its annual nationwide community service initiative to collect food for the hungry, but over the years several civic groups and high school clubs have also taken the challenge to collect food around Halloween. The First United Methodist youth and their ...
Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
The public is invited to come and share in performance by the Torres Family Ministries. The Torres Family will perform at 11 a.m. during the worship hour on Sunday October 23 at Great Bend King United Methodist Church at 16th and Odell Street in Great Bend. They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville.
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible Assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible". They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children. Also 25% of a PCUSA Peacemaking Offering taken the first part of October remains in Great Bend. The church Session designated this money to go to the Undercover Mission Possible event this year and a Wal-Mart gift card was purchased which will be used by the schools for unexpected needs throughout the year. Sheryl Neeland, an elementary guidance ...
Each fall the members of the Presbyterian Church receive an Undercover Mission Possible assignment patterned after the old TV series "Mission Impossible." They are challenged to purchase "undercover clothing" such as underwear and sweat pants for all ages of elementary school children.
The Torres Family Ministries will perform at Great Bend King United Methodist Church, 16th and Odell, during the this week's worship hour at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Scott Tempero said the public is invited to came and share in the performance. "They are a very good and talented music family from Haysville, Kan. Please come join us."
The Barton County Association of Churches will hold its annual Chicken and Noodle Supper from 4:30 to 7 pm. on Monday, at the First Assembly of God Church located at 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Surrendered Family Ministries will be holding the next Prairie Fire Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton in Great Bend. As a women of faith, special speaker Marlene Klepees will share her message of healing. Klepees has told her story on TBN, the 700 Club, The Sid Roth show, as well as on other television and radio shows and at many conferences and churches. Go to www.heavensscentflowers.com/marlene.htm to read about Klepees testimony.
The Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union 133rd Annual Convention will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Great Bend Nazarene Church, 4811 Broadway Avenue. The afternoon session, from 1 to 5 p.m., will be open to those interested in the work of WCTU in Kansas.
Holy Name Parish, of Bushton, will host its annual Fall Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, serving a roast beef dinner in the parish hall, located three and one-half miles southwest of Bushton.
St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold its annual Noodle/Butterball or Taco Soup lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson. Free will offering proceeds will be used for church projects.
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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