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.
Trinity United Methodist Church held a Back to School Block Party on Aug. 28. More than 200 hot dogs were served. The community was especially generous in its response to the coat drive. Coats are being accepted at the church (Broadway and Patton) from 9 a.m.-noon through the end of the week.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway, will hold a free hotdog dinner with fun and games from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia will hold a homemade ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. Desserts will be served with the ice cream and a variety of toppings. Donations will be used for community and Christmas donations and will be matched by Thrivent. The public is welcome.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ is having a gourmet coney/hotdog fundraiser for Kaito Richter from 5 to 7 pm. on Aug. 31. Kaito, 2 1/2 years old, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, in his leg last November.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center used its recent monthly employee-appreciation event to celebrate the Feast Days of St. Dominic and St. Rose of Lima. The special days are Aug. 8 and Aug. 23, respectively.
Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Kanopolis will hold their annual "FIESTA" on Sept. 3. Starting at 11 a.m.. Mexican food, American food, and homemade pie will be for sale. Games for the children and bingo will follow the 4 p.m. Mass.
Myers Chapel A.M.E. Church will hose a "Family and Friends" Day Celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. Guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Steven Shepard, Senior Pastor of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church in Wichita.
Faith Community Church will host the ministry of Melissa Harris and Kylie Oaks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Melissa Harris is lead Pastor at the Hope Center in Branson, Mo. Melissa's dynamic preaching style and passionate desire to follow the leading of God in every service stir people of all ages to yield their lives boldly and fully to His plan. The philosophy of this ministry is that there is no church too dry, no life too broken, no village too dark, and no yoke of ...
The Endowment Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend awarded scholarships to 13 members of the congregation who will be attending college this school year. Awarded $500 scholarships were freshmen Darien Blackwell, New Mexico Junior College and Nina Burton, Barton Community College. Awarded $300 scholarships were upperclassmen Lyndsee Johnson, Matt Krug and Katelyn Kaiser, Kansas State University, Cameron Lampe, University of Kansas, Elizabeth Simmons, Wichita State University, Jenna Clarke, Barton Community College, Kelly Curtis, Sterling College and Amber Dowson, Michelle Mull, Matthew Koch and Amanda VanSkike, Fort Hays State University.
At their summer Birthday Offering Coffee sixteen members of Presbyterian Women and one guest gathered to dedicate this year's Birthday Offering. The Dedication of the Birthday Offering was led by Ruthie Brown
Eleven of the Dodge City Diocese Jubilarians are commemorating other significant anniversaries:
This year, the Dominican Sisters of Peace (formerly the Great Bend Dominicans) celebrate a year of Jubilee, commemorating significant profession anniversaries of 63 Golden and Diamond Jubilarians, including 14 Sisters who made their original professions of vows in Great Bend.
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.
Immanuel UCC to hold annual Bazaar
Great Bend will soon become an epicenter for thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes in support of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. From a drop-off site based at Grace Community Church, for example, volunteers will be working to collect 17,600 gift-filled shoeboxes packed by caring Great Bend-area residents.
DODGE CITY - For half a century, Catholic Social Service in the Diocese of Dodge City has served people in need in southwest Kansas regardless of religious, ethnic, cultural or racial background or age.
The news of the brutality of the ISIS fighting force has made global headlines. ISIS is a terrorist army that has amassed a force in the tens of thousands. Their savage march across portions of the Middle East has captured the attention of world leaders and its citizens alike. The unashamed imagery and how they glory in their barbarism is something the world has never seen. What motivates these fighters to do such shameless evil?
Prince of Peace Parish's St. Patrick Church, 4100 Broadway Ave., will host Grace and Gratitude - A Thanksgiving Retreat, next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22. The program will run from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 21 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.
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