Free elementary Spanish classes are going on this summer at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend.
Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons will host the 50th anniversary of the ordination and installation of the Rev. Lester H. Dumer on Sunday, June 29. Dumer was pastor at Grace Lutheran Church from June 28, 1964, until 1972. He will be preaching the sermon at the 4:30 p.m. service on June 29.
The next Breakout in Worship will be at 7 tonight at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. in Great Bend. Worship will be led by Christina Ball and the message will be delivered by the Rev. David Spare of Larned.
First Presbyterian Church and First Christian UCC Church in Great Bend are joining forces to reach out in mission. Both Barton County Emergency Aid and Fair Trade producers will benefit from sales today (Friday) and Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington.
Vicki Taylor from Lawrence will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse, Saturday, June 14, at Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St.
CLAY CENTER - "I will never forgive him for what he did!" Have you ever said that to yourself about someone who deeply hurt you?
The congregation of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church will celebrate its church dedication at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 7.
Connie Ginest, Cristy Suchy and Bev Miller have completed the course work for the SpiritLife program and graduated on April 26 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend. SpiritLife is a two-year spiritual formation class designed to help participants discover a new attentiveness to the meaning of grace, allowing them to live intentionally in spirit-centered ways.
The public is invited to attend Breakout in Worship at 7 tonight at Perkins restaurant, 2920 10t St. in Great Bend. There will be worship and prayer for the United States, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave, Great Bend, will not have worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. Instead, members invite the community to join them for "Church without Walls," as they leave the church building and move out into the community with various service projects.
The public is invited to the next Breakout in Worship at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Perkin's restaurant, 2920 10th St. There will be worship and prayer for our nation, Israel and the community. The message will be Jonathan Cahn's DVD, "The Harbinger Decoded."
CLAY CENTER – The United States was born in 1776. Since then America has been involved in over 40 wars and other military operations from the American Revolution, Iraq and Afghanistan wars to lesser known operations like the Banana Wars and Utah War. Over 1.3 million U.S. soldiers have died through all these engagements.
MANHATTAN - I have watched and participated in the debate concerning Common Core and its education methods for some time now. I have noticed that most on both sides of the argument have forgotten what God considers the primary purpose of education. Many have also forgotten who our children's primary teachers are supposed to be. It has, however, been good to see that some opposed to that plan have pled for their right to oversee the education of their children. Maybe it is time to remind ourselves of God's plan for education.
MANHATTAN - I have discussed in past articles the fact that persecution of Christians has come to America. Scripture gives us advice on how to handle this when it occurs. For instance, 1 Peter 3:15-16 states. "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The public is invited to join United Methodist Women from the Kansas City Metro Area on Saturday, May 3 to learn more about maternal health on a local and global scale.
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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