The Great Bend Youth Workers Alliance is sponsoring a free Fifth Quarter event tonight, for all Great Bend middle school and high school students. Fifth Quarter starts at 9 p.m. and continues until midnight at the First Assembly of God church, 601 South Patton Road. According to spokesman Ashley Dowgwillo, there will be inflatable games, video games, basketball, free food and a concert by the band Echelon.
The Larned Community Christmas Service will be Sunday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. This annual Ministerial Association event will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, located at Eighth St. and Morris Ave., next to the football field.
The students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School will present "Portraits of Love" at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton Road. This play will provide various ways that show Jesus's love.
Great Bend Catholic youth will hold their annual St. Nicholas Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, at the St. Rose Church Auditorium, Baker and Broadway. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3 through 10 and children
Rush County Community Choir will present a Christmas Cantata, "Night of the Father's Love" on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center and at 4:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Albert, four miles south, one mile west and 1/2 mile south of Albert.
The Streets of Bethlehem, a journey through the past to visit the birthplace of Christ, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 11 and 12 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 205 S. County Road, in Holyrood. Tours leave every 10 to 15 minutes. Admission is free with entertainment while you wait, live animals and refreshments. See the town where Jesus was born and experience what the shopkeepers and townspeople saw and heard that night.
Pastors at two Great Bend churches encourage Christians to attend a Thanksgiving service of their choice next week. Both St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, and Trinity Lutheran, 2701 24th St., announced special services. During these services they also will accept offerings of money and/or canned goods that will be given to the food banks of Hoisington, Rush County (in La Crosse) and Great Bend.
Peace Church will celebrate their 125th Anniversary at the 10:30 a.m. worship on Nov. 21, 429 N.E. 140th Street, 5 miles north of Hudson. A meal will be served at noon. Former pastors have been invited. Trinity Congregation and all past members and friends of Peace Church are invited. Any photos or other items of interest are welcome.
November 13 isn't just the opening day of pheasant season this year. It's also the day for people to hunt for old favorites and new treats at the annual Stafford United Methodist Women's annual bazaar. While the date has changed, the items shoppers have come to expect will continue to be part of the event, which will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement.
Rev. Chuck Marshall, Church of Christ, 12th and Stone in Great Bend, is inviting the community to come see a nationally-acclaimed Christian drama company at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Music with a Message" featuring Ric Gorden to be held Sunday.
The River of Life Foursquare Church monthly men's ministry breakfast for September is set for this Saturday, according to Rev. David LeRoy.
The WELCA group of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center will hold their annual Bazaar on Nov. 5. Lunch will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. with an auction to begin at 7 p.m. conducted by auctioneer Jason Dellett. Items offered at the auction include hand quilted quilts ranging from baby size to queen size, tea towels, pillowcases, hand crafted items and baked goods of all sorts.
This year marks the 11th annual "Journey to Bethlehem" on Dec. 11 and 12, to be hosted by the Jetmore and Hanston United Methodist Churches with help from other area churches. The "Journey" takes visitors through first century Bethlehem to experience the original Christmas. "Travelers" meet the Wiseman, census taker, tax collector, inn keepers, elders, shepherds, and angels as they pass through the gates of Bethlehem. They will come upon a market place full of sights and sounds complete with live animals, and culminate the journey with an encounter with Mary, Joseph and the Christ child.
MANHATTAN - I am becoming more and more alarmed at the silence of churches concerning prevailing sin issues in America. Yes, there are a few who speak out, but they are very few.
St. Ignatius Fiesta is Saturday
A New Testament study, facilitated by Pastor Julie Shields, will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. This study offers a look at the New Testament writings, the authors, a look at what the circumstances of the times and for what audience were they written. The ultimate goal is to understand and appreciate these books and how they apply to our lives today.
Throughout the month of September, Great Bend's Presbyterian Women will take orders for the finest pecans from Georgia, for delivery by the first of November, said Carol Woodmansee at First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend. Orders can be placed through any Presbyterian Woman or by calling the church office, 620-792-2594.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its annual Rally Sunday on Sept. 7, designating the beginning of the new Sunday School season. During all services that day, members will bless the Sunday School staff and those who will be attending Sunday School, from age 3 to age 100.
The musical ministry of CTI 14:22 will perform on the east lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St. in Great Bend, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7.
Fall sessions of SpiritLife spiritual formation classes will begin Saturday, Aug. 23, at Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the last class will conclude at 3 p.m. For more information visit the website www.heartlandspirituality.org or contact Ann at 620-792-1232, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LARNED - Dr. Scott Dooley and his wife Gail will speak about their experiences as health-care missionaries in Papua New Guinea at Glory Be in downtown Larned at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 31.
KANOPOLIS - St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 127 North Missouri St., Kanopolis, will hold its annual fundraiser for the St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish on Saturday, Aug. 30. The fiesta will start when the Mexican food stand opens at 11 a.m. It remain be open until the food is sold out.
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