Last week the Kansas House of Representatives passed HB 2453, described as an act "protecting religious freedom regarding marriage." Nationally, it was described as an "anti-gay marriage proposal." By Tuesday, the chairman of a state Senate committee assigned to review the bill pronounced it dead.
Manic Drive concert is Sunday
Prince of Peace Parish, in cooperation with the national ministries of Heart to Heart Communications, will host the three-day series God Revives Our World (G.R.O.W.), starting Sunday, Feb. 9.
CLAY CENTER - My last name has German roots and I have been told in Germany "Decker" is common as Miller or Smith in the United States. And my mother's maiden name is Broman, which has roots in Finland and Switzerland. I believe my family immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island sometime in the early 1900s. Immigration statistics began in 1820, in that year 8,385 people started a new life in America. Then in 2012, 192 years later, 1,031,631 people were granted permanent residence in the U.S.
Christian author and singer Terry Tripp will be the featured speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. The public is invited to come early for coffee and social time at 9 a.m.
Christian rock band Manic Drive returns to Great Bend on Sunday, Feb. 9, with two other musical acts, Consumed by Fire and Ryan Stevenson. All three acts will appear at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road, starting at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., said Erin Powers, local spokesman for the concert.
For three evenings in February, area Christians are invited to a conference on growing in faith in their daily lives and relationships. Prince of Peace Parish, in cooperation with the national ministries of Heart to Heart Communications, will host the series God Revives Our World (G.R.O.W.), presented by Heart to Heart founders Father Norman Douglas and Larry Vuillemin.
MANHATTAN - The other day, I listened to a broadcast by Ravi Zacharias concerning the effect of globalization on our lives. He started out by quoting secular sociologist Daniel Bell, who wrote, "Culture is an effort to provide a coherent set of answers to the existential situations that confront all human beings in the passage of their lives."
Todd Bailey, an evangelist from Fort Collins, Colo., will minister at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1609 24th St. in Great Bend, this weekend.
Christian rock band Manic Drive will be the headliner at a concert set for Sunday, Feb. 9, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road in Great Bend. Consumed by Fire and Ryan Stevenson will also perform. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first band is scheduled to perform at 6.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will hold SpiritLife classes from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Classes and speakers for the day are as follows:
Dr. Stephen List, a second-generation missionary to Africa, returns to Faith Community Church, 293 West Barton County Road, Great Bend. The church will host meetings with Dr. List at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches will hold a unity prayer service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest. A special offering will be taken for Emergency Aid.
OLMITZ - Father Ultan Murphy, 87, retired Jan. 3, after 33 years as pastor of St. Ann's Parish in Olmitz. At his retirement, he had the distinction of being the oldest Catholic pastor in the state of Kansas.
Johnson retirement reception is Sunday
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.
When we're angry with someone, looking at them with eyes of love can be difficult. Embracing them with a heart of forgiveness can be even more so.
MILBERGER - United Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Milberger will host a homemade ice cream social and bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Great Bend's newest congregation, Heartland Community Church, will conduct its first Sunday morning service at 8:45 on Aug. 17. The church meets at the First Congregational Church, 3400 21st. St.
At one of Great Bend's historic churches, the congregation is focusing on "church outside the walls."
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - From Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 7-14, clergy and laity from the northwest region of Missouri, the Omaha and Lincoln area of Nebraska, and from all parts of Kansas will converge on Kansas City for the Seventh Midwest Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church being held at the Jack Reardon Center in downtown Kansas City, Kan.
The Pastoral Ministry Formation Program of the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, in cooperation with Newman University and the Diocese of Salina, will present two classes open to anyone with a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith.
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