Sponsors of Friday night’s evangelical gathering at the Best Western Angus Inn courtyard hope it will be the beginning of a movement to get people back into local churches.
The public is invited to the free meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Angus Inn, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
Sponsors from Critter Ministries said the meeting is being held to “‘Change the Face of a Nation’ ... through the promises of God in Scriptures by salvation, love, grace and relationship with Jesus Christ and not by religion.”
This is a night to learn about Critter Ministries and to praise and worship. The Rev. Arthur Crider of Albert Kansas will be speaking, as well as Pastor David LeRoy, Great Bend, and Pastor Chuck Baker, McPherson. Special guest Terry Fellers will present a musical performance. Free coffee, tea and cookies will be served.
Crider said the night will be fun filled and they will be giving out prizes. The grand prize is up to $300 for rent, house/car payment or utilities (paid directly to the creditor), and other prizes include a $100 Walmart gift card and hundreds of dollars in various gift cards.
Arthur Crider and his wife Mindy said they hope to spread the word about their new evangelical Christian ministry in Barton County by holding various public events in the next few months. They call their new ministry “Critter Ministry” as a play on words, because their last name sounds like “critter” and critter is a word that means “any creature.”
The Criders stress that all are welcome in the ministry regardless of lifestyle, previous denomination or past choices. “We want to get people to fill the churches,” said Crider.
For more information on the gathering, contact Arthur Crider, 620-923-5509.