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River of Life to hold Men’s Breakfast

Great Bend’s River of Life Church, 1219 Main, will hold a men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Rev. David LeRoy said all men are invited.
Eternity Focus will be at River of Life Church for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Priests meet at Heartland Center

Thirty-seven priests from the Salina Diocese and 10 priests from the Dodge City Diocese met Oct. 28 -29 at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend for the Salina Diocese Clergy Conference.
They listened to Father Frank DeSiano, CP, speak about “The New Evangelization.” He gave them some practical tips on how to incorporate this into the life of their parishes.
The two-day retreat ended with Eucharist celebrated in the Dominican Chapel of the Plains. Bishop John Brungardt was the presider. At the end of the homily on the Letter to the Romans the bishop encouraged everyone to tell someone, “Jesus loves you more than you can ask or imagine.”
 Lunch will benefit Royal Family Kids

Royal Family Kids Camp is having a chili and soup lunch from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit this camp for children ages 6-12 who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect.
The menu will include choice of chili or chicken noodle soup, and dessert.
According to Melissa Widiger, Royal Family Kids Camp had its first central Kansas camp this past summer in Rice County, with 26 children attending. Sponsors are raising money for next year’s camp.

Trousdale UMC announces events

TROUSDALE — The Trousdale United Methodist Church in Edwards County will hold its annual church supper and bazaar on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
The bazaar sale will begin at 4 p.m. and the supper serving will begin at 4:30 p.m., for a freewill donation. Monies raised will be used for church upkeep and mission projects. All are invited.
Supper committee members are Arnita Schultz, Ronda Monaghan, Charlene Keen and Bonnie Russell.

Make jam and bread at Heartland Farm workshop

Heartland Farm will have a day-long program on making bread and jam on Saturday, Nov. 16. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by  Sister Imelda Schmidt, OP of El Dorado. Sister Imelda was one of the three original sisters when Heartland Farm opened 25 years ago in rural Pawnee Rock.
To register on or before Nov. 9, call 620-923-4585 or email The workshop is $75, which includes lunch. Participants will take home their own loaves of bread and jars of jam.
Overnight accommodations may be reserved for $25 per person.

WELCA Bazaar planned in Rush Center

RUSH CENTER — The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Church of America) have set the date of their annual Bazaar for Friday, Nov. 8. It will be held in the church basement.
A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with items such as sloppy joe’s, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls available.
An auction will start at 7 p.m. Betty Misegadis with WELCA said they will have many handcrafted items, baked good, plants and craft items, including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes.

Movies with a Message series to show ‘Strike’

Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 2006 movie Strike in the continuing program Movies with a Message series. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
“Strike” is based on a true story about a single-parent mother working in a shipyard in Poland. She courageously stands up to the Soviet Union and helps to inspire the Solidarity movement that helped Polish workers obtain better working conditions. Run time is 104 minutes.
The last movie in this series for the year will be “Monsieur Vincent” (1947) on Dec. 6.

Dominicans Sisters Mission Bazaar coming soon

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will host their Annual Mission Benefit Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend. With beverage and coffee cake in the morning, soup and pie for lunch, hundreds of handcrafted and homemade items, a drawing for 16 prizes, unique gift theme baskets, and a silent auction, there is something for everyone. Sponsors invite the public to “come spend the day and enjoy the aroma and magic of this festive autumn, pre-holiday event.” For more information, call 620-792-1232.