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.
Mike Manuel, an evangelist from West Virginia, will minister at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1609 24th in Great Bend, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Immaculate Conception Altar Society of Claflin Roast Beef Dinner and Fun Night, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Parish Center on Sunday. Roast Beef and all the trimmings will be served. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children (12 and under).
Vivian Harbaugh thought the youngsters in her group would enjoy making journals for Heartland Cancer Center patients as a new community-service project. She thought right.
A new time for the entire family to worship. That's what the Larned church of the Nazarene will be offering on Saturday evenings starting on Sept. 24.
Surrendered Family Ministries invites area youth to attend the See You At The Pole Freedom Youth Rally at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25. Admission is free and it will be held at the Great Bend High School Auditorium. Worship will be led by area youth from different churches in the community.The youth rally will be held prior to See You at The Pole on Sept. 28, to help motivate students to gather together to pray. For more information contact Surrendered Family Ministries at 620-617-1132 or go to www.surrenderedfamilyministries.org
During the month of September Presbyterian Women are selling fresh Schermer pecans from Georgia. In addition to the 16 oz. packages of pecan halves and medium pieces, there are three 12 oz. specialty packages: chocolate covered pecans, cinnamon glazed pecans, and new this year, are the chocolate caramel clusters. The specialty pecans come packaged in decorative bags all ready for gift giving.
St. Michael Catholic Parish of La Crosse will celebrate its centennial on Sept.18. The parish extends an invitation and welcome to all to join in this celebration.
When Nita Mohr read a Tribune article about the Ellinwood Quilting Club making 50 "Little Dresses for Africa," she was inspired. Nita and twin sister, Rita Roblyer, regular members of Great Bend Central Baptist Church, Friday Arts and Crafts group, decided that their group could make 200 dresses. Other church members and friends enthusiastically joined the effort to bring hope to girls, "changing lives one little dress at a time." They started transforming gently used pillowcases into simple sundresses. After exhausting their pillowcase supply, the ladies continued making dresses with donated fabric and trims.
First Baptist Church at 1600 19th St., Great Bend, will hold its annual Christmas Eve program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24. The theme for the program is, "A Birth of a Song!" The public is invited.
The United Methodist Women of Great Bend will combat human trafficking on Super Bowl Sunday by joining the "Intercept the Traffickers" photo campaign.
Editor's note: Great Bend Tribune employee Daniel Kiewel, whose column appears regularly on these pages, is raising money for two local charities. Instead of his regular column, we are publishing his fundraising letter that explains the upcoming events.
What is the heart of Christmas? Is it the children, helping the less fortunate or being with family? Also, what is the significance of the baby Jesus in a manger that we observe in holiday plays and hear about in Christmas carols? Is it just a nice seasonal story or does it mean something?
The Women's Scripture, Soup and Social that was to be held at First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., has been canceled.
Chaplain Crystal Steege will speak at the Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, Saturday, Dec. 13, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting at 9:30 p.m.
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