Church briefs


Early deadline next week for briefs

Early deadline next week for briefs

There will be an early deadline for the Religion page next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. All items must be submitted by noon Tuesday for publication on Nov. 23.

Items can be emailed to, faxed to (866) 450-5936, mailed to The Telegram, Box 958, Garden City, KS 67846, or dropped by the office at 310 N. Seventh St.

Holiday market event coming up

The Peppernut Shoppe and Ten Thousand Villages Market return for the 28th year at Garden Valley Church.

The event will feature pies, cinnamon rolls, bierocks, kolaches, peppernuts, candies and New Year's Cookies, as well as breakfast and coffee. There also will be handcrafted wares, Christmas gifts and decorations from 30 countries, including nativity scenes, linens, toys, jewelry, coffee beans, teapots and more.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Garden Valley Church Family Center, corner of Third and Campbell streets.

For more information, call 276-7410.

Mission worker to visit local church

Pastor Mark Adams, a mission co-worker of the PCUSA and one of the founders of Café Justo, a grower-owned coffee cooperative based in southern Chiapas, Mexico, will visit The Presbyterian Church, 1719 E. Texas St., at 4 p.m. Sunday.

In 2008 a partnership between the Presbytery of Southern Kansas and The Presbytery of Chihuahua, Mexico was formed and from this a cooperative that produces coffee evolved. This cooperative was formed to address the poverty and migration from Mexico to the United States. Café Justo offers a pure organic coffee which is grown (with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides), harvested, roasted and packaged in Mexico.

In an informal and casual setting, coffee and cookies will be served. Café Justo coffee will be available to purchase at a cost of $10 per 12-ounce bag of ground Café Justo coffee (regular and decaf).

Lifetree event to explore survival

Practical steps people can take to prepare for the worst will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

The Lifetree event, titled "Preparing for the Worst: How to Survive a Catastrophe," features filmed interviews with a United States Geological Survey earthquake expert and with self-reliance expert Ron Douglas.

"Both natural disasters and personal tragedies can strike our lives at any time," said Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable. "We can take steps now to help prepare. But how far is too far?"

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Mike at 272-6198 or

Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Evening worship service, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., led by Pastor Jeff Alexander.

The Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City holds to the historic Baptist faith as set forth in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and the five Doctrines of Grace traditionally taught by the Bible. It believes the Christian life should be simple, separate and deliberate, demonstrating Christ's love by manifesting the Scriptures in our daily lives.

For more information, call (719) 336-4780.

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Saturday: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Von Hunn giving the message "Every Good Thing Is A Gift From You"; Children's Church is provided during the morning worship service.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.

Thursday: Church office closed.

Upcoming: Women's Fellowship Christmas Dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 4, featuring a menu of baked steak, baked potato, salad and dessert, entertainment by The Tigeriffic Sign Choir and the service project "Duffel Bags For Kids" (sign up and prepayment of $10 is required).

For more information, call 276-7391, email or visit

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Sunday: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary class and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, 12:10 p.m.; Ward choir practice, 4 p.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Monday through Friday: Seminary, 6:40 a.m.

For more information about the Gospel, call the full-time English- and Spanish-speaking missionaries serving in Garden City at (620) 875-3715 or 276-3363 or visit, or

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.; celebration service, 9:45 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10:30 a.m.; traditional service, 11 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner, 6 p.m.

Monday: Council, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Office closed through Nov. 23; choir and Praise Team, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Thanksgiving celebration service, 10 a.m. at the 3i Building.

For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m., led by Pastor Robert Phillips; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 p.m.; Spanish services include Escuela Dominical at 10 a.m. and Servicio de Adoracion at 11 a.m. Sunday; Ben Jordan, missionary to the Dominican Republic, will visit on Sunday.

Wednesday: AWANA, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5304.

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Tonight: Youth Lock In, 7 p.m. tonight to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.; Thanksgiving dinner, noon.

Wednesday: No activities.

Thursday and Nov. 23: Office closed.

Upcoming: Christmas decorating, 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

For more information or transportation to church activities, call 275-5266 or visit

First Christian Church

306 N. Seventh St.

Sunday: Sunday school and basic training, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "Can You Rob God?"; traditional Thanksgiving dinner — all-church carry-in; HOPE Puppets will not meet; basic training, 1 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 6 p.m. at the Adler home; LOL Senior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Schurle home.

Monday: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday: No activities.

Thursday and Nov. 23: Office closed.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Small groups for adults, Higher Ground, GroZone and Little Seedlings Preschool, 9:30 a.m.; Jam/Junior Jam and worship service, 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday: Activities dismissed; office closed through Nov. 23.

For more information, visit or call 276-7859.

First United Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

Saturday: Saturday Night Light, 5:45 p.m., with the Rev. David Bell giving the message.

Sunday: Worship, 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell continuing the sermon series "Wanted — Grown-Up Christians," with this week's message being "Living in Grace"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; youth group, 6 p.m.

Monday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Women's Bible Study and Emmaus Groups, noon; Education Work Area, Finance Committee, Outreach-Evangelism, "Wanted: Grown-Up Christians" Small Group and Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Church building closed through Nov. 23.

For more information on events, visit or call 275-9171.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Saturday: Peppernut Shoppe and Ten Thousand Villages Market featuring pies, cinnamon rolls, bierocks, kolaches, peppernuts, candies, New Year's Cookies and handcrafted wares, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., featuring trumpet soloist Scott Brookins; Hanging of the Greens, 2 p.m.; quarterly business meeting, 7 p.m.; The Connection, 8 p.m.

Monday: Men's Prayer Lunch, noon.

Tuesday: Ladies' prayer time, 9:30 a.m.; men's basketball, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Praise Team practice, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday and Nov. 23: Office closed.

For more information, visit or call 276-7410.

Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the Rev. Marty Younger, Word of Life Church, bringing the message and the special music.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the Rev. Charles Stevens, retired Baptist minister, bringing the message.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Grace Bible Church

2595 Jennie Barker Road

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message, "Praise God for Our Hope!," given by John Zoschke, pastor; annual Thanksgiving dinner, noon.

Wednesday: No midweek service.

For more information, call 275-6701.

New Life Community Church

1110 Campus Drive

Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.; Teen Ministries, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Connect with Lifetree Café, 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit, find us on Facebook or call 272-6198.

Pierceville Federated Church

203 E. Avenue A

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., featuring a special service of praise and thanksgiving, followed by a full thanksgiving dinner (bring side dishes for the meal); no evening service.

Tuesday: Men's breakfast and study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw's shop; Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.

For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Saturday: Chin Church, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Service and Communion, 10 a.m., followed by coffee fellowship; members are reminded to bring nonperishable food items for the Emmaus House baskets; Chin Church, 2 p.m.

Monday: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, led by Pastor A.J. Striffler.

For more information, call 275-5108, email or visit

Templo Emmanuel Hispanic Assembly of God Church

1311 New York Ave.

Sunday: Prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; special Thanksgiving program of songs and performances, 9:45 a.m. to noon; worship service and sermon, 11 a.m., with Fidel Martinez, pastor, giving the message; evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.

Monday: Praise Team practice, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; youth service, 7 p.m.

Thursday through Nov. 24: Youth Retreat in St. Louis.

Nov. 23: Youth Night Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24: Intercessor prayer, 4 to 8 a.m.

For more information or ride to church, visit Templo Emmanuel on Facebook or call 275-7667.

The Apostolic Church

3102 Schulman Ave.

Saturday: Outreach prayer, 9:30 a.m.; outreach meeting, 10 a.m.; church prayer, 6 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday school classes, 10:30 a.m., including Beginners, Juniors and Teen classes; prayer, 6 p.m.; evangelistic service with the Rev. James Charles, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.; Church Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. (services have been moved up one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

Note: Other available services provided include home Bible study, hospital visitations, prayer for the homebound and bilingual services.

For more information, call 275-8535.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Sunday: Bell Choir practice, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday workshops and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m.; Pastor Mark Adams and Café Justo mission program, 4 p.m.

Monday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Garden City Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Tuesday: Night in Bethlehem team meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Stewardship meeting.

Wednesday: No activities; church office will close at noon and remain closed through Nov. 23.

Nov. 23: Men's lunch, noon at Traditions.

For more information, call 275-9141 or visit

Three Hierarchs Orthodox Christian Church

2009 N. Main St.

Today: Akathist, 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9th Hour and Great Vespers, 5 p.m., followed by confessions.

Sunday: Orthros and confessions, 8:45 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon; Catechumen class, 1 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 271-0811 or visit

Trinity Lutheran Church

1010 Fleming St.

Sunday: Victory Team, 7 a.m.; worship service, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; Lutheran Basics, 3:30 p.m.

Monday: "Share Your Faith," 6:30 p.m.; Community Thanksgiving Worship, 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

Tuesday: Staff book study, 7 a.m.; staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; Coffee with Jesus, 2 p.m.; mentoring program, 3:30 p.m.; Stephen Ministry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; newsletter work time, 1 p.m.; Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Thanksgiving Communion worship, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110 or visit

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger.

Wednesday: No evening services.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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