Fun ways to celebrate holiday
Surprising and fun ways to celebrate the holiday season will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree CafÃ©, 3101 Campus Drive.
The Lifetree event, "A Christmas Surprise: Rekindling The Joy Of Christmas," features a filmed interview with a man who bakes, decorates and gives away more than 4,000 cookies each Christmas.
Alan Kobs is in his home kitchen daily from October through Christmas, but he doesn't consider it a burden. "It's in the giving," Kobs said. "I think about the people who are going to be the recipients of these cookies and the joy it might bring."
Participants also will be offered the opportunity to provide a hands-on surprise for members of the local community who must work on Christmas Day.
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree CafÃ© is located at 3101 N. Campus Drive.
Lifetree CafÃ© 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 Craig Cable at (970) 292-4838 or email@example.com.
Bible Christian Church
1404 E. Mary St.
Today: Art of Marriage Conference, 7 to 9:30 p.m. (also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday).
Sunday: Worship Team practice, 8 a.m.; early prayer time, 8:30 a.m.; worship celebration, nursery, Praise & Play, Sunday school and adult discipleship classes, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worship celebration, 10:10 a.m.; kid's church, 10:30 a.m.; small group meetings.
Monday: Women's Bible Study, 5:15 p.m. at 1808 Pawnee; Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Prayer group, 7 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m.; 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.; men's small group, women's small group and couples group meetings.
Wednesday: Office closes at noon.
Thursday: Office closed.
For more information, call 276-8356.
Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City
1505 E. Spruce St.
Sunday: Morning service, 10:30 a.m. at various homes (call for meeting location); evening service, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Garden Valley Retirement Village.
For more information, call (719) 336-4780, 275-8320 or 805-1768 or visit www.cause-of-god.com.
Church of the Brethren
505 N. Eighth St.
Saturday: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.; Reap As You Sew, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a sack lunch).
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Jeff Crist giving the message "Let Nothing Be Wasted"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; decorating the church sanctuary, 5 p.m., followed by a pizza supper.
Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Adult Bible Study will not meet.
Thursday: Church office closed.
Upcoming: Women's Fellowship Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
For more information, call 276-7391, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gardencitycob.org.
Church of Christ
1715 Pioneer Road
Sunday: Bible classes for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship assembly, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains giving the lesson "The Truly Thankful Life" in the morning and "Thanksgiving" in the evening; the "Great Grams" Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly.
Wednesday: "Pie and Praise" will take place during the normal Bible class time at 7:15 p.m. (next week, Bible classes for all ages, including FaithWeaver Friends for kids, is at 7:15 p.m.).
Nov. 22 to 24: Silver Maple Camp Teen Retreat.
Upcoming: "Cocoa and Carols," a time of singing and learning Christmas songs, 7 p.m. Dec. 7).
Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit www.gcchurchofchrist.com or www.facebook.com/gcchurchofchrist.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
619 Mary St.
Sunday: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary classes and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, 12:10 p.m.
Each school day: Seminary, 6 a.m.
Monday: Family home evening.
Tuesday: Eagle Scout court of honor, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: No activities.
For more information about the Gospel, call the full-time English- and Spanish-speaking missionaries serving in Garden City at (620) 875-3715 or visit www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.
Community Congregational Church
710 N. Third St.
Today: Church office closed.
Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., led by Stephen Bridwell; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner, 6 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday: Church office closed.
Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5623.
2901 N. Eighth St.
Sunday: One combined Thanksgiving service, 11 a.m. at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way, to include fun and games for the children and face painting and preceded by a biscuit and gravy breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit www.cornerstonepeople.org.
Fellowship Baptist Church
506 N. First St.
Sunday: Harvest Festival Celebration, 10:30 a.m., with evangelist Keith Blake singing and preaching.
Monday and Tuesday: Revival services, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth will not meet.
For more information, call 275-5304.
First Baptist Church
1007 N. 11th St.
Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., led by Amon Tidmore; Thanksgiving dinner, noon; NCV practice, 4 p.m.
Monday: High School Wifi Hotspot, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: NCV practice, 8 p.m.
Nov. 29: Seeds Of Hope, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
For more information or transportation to church activities, call 275-5266 or visit www.firstbaptistchurchgck.com.
First Christian Church
306 N. Seventh St.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "The Righteous Branch of David"; a Thanksgiving carry-in dinner will follow the worship service; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; executive meeting, 1:15 p.m.; Board, 2 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.
Monday: IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: No activities.
Thursday and Nov. 29: Office closed.
Nov. 30: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; all-church Christmas decorating, 10 a.m.; IDOC, 6 to 9 p.m.; there will be no children's Christmas program practice.
For more information, visit www.fccgcks.org.
First Southern Baptist Church
2708 N. Third St.
Sunday: Small groups, Higher Ground, GroZone and Little Seedlings Preschool, 9:30 a.m.; family worship, 10:45 a.m.
Monday: MVP Men's Study, 6:30 p.m. at Tim Hazelet's home, 1005 N. Seventh St.
Wednesday: Family meal, 5:10 p.m.; Team Kid/Breaking Ground 56 and Adult LifeTraks, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday and Nov. 29: Office closed.
For more information, visit www.fsbcgc.com or call 276-7859.
First United Methodist Church
1106 N. Main St.
Saturday: Saturday Night Light, 5:45 p.m., with Brian Faust giving the message.
Sunday: Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with Faust giving the message "Fruit Of The Spirit: Self-Control," continuing the series of messages on "Fruit Of The Spirit"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Nueva Evangelica UMC Thanksgiving dinner, 1 p.m.; Youth Choir, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Snack Dinner, 6 p.m.; Youth Group shopping for shoe box gifts, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Disciple IV, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Emmaus reunion groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Nov. 29: Church building closed.
For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com or call 275-9171.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
Saturday: Annual Peppernut Shoppe, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Operation Christmas Child Boxes drop-off, 10 a.m. to noon.
Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz continuing a sermon series on Philippians, "True Joy," with the message "Listen ... Do You Want To Know A Secret?"; Operation Christmas Child Boxes drop-off, 3 to 5 p.m.; High School Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.
Monday: Last call for Operation Christmas Child Boxes, 9 to 11 a.m.; Prayer Time, noon (bring a lunch).
Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: Middle School Youth Group and Kid's Klub will not meet.
For more information, visit www.gardenvalleychurch.com or call 276-7410.
Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)
1505 E. Spruce St.
Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the message given by Roy Dixon, Bible Christian Church. The church also will present the special music.
Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by David Pelto.
For more information, call 275-5036.
Grace Bible Church
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message "Praise The Lord" given by John Zoschke, pastor.
Wednesday: Monthly praise, share and prayer service, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-6701.
Journey To The Cross
1205 W. Maple St.
Cowboy Church services are held on the last Tuesday of each month at the F-Diamond Roping Arena, 1205 W. Maple St.
Journey To The Cross is the Garden City chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and is a nondenominational Christian organization. For more information, call (620) 521-1949, (620) 290-0672 or 275-0760.
The Christian Fellowship gatherings each month include a free supper at 7 p.m., with Bible study and devotional fellowship time at 7:30 p.m. During the warm weather months, come and participate in the arena steer ropings at 5 p.m.
All who attend the Cowboy Church services on the last Tuesday of each month will receive free cowboy pocket Bibles.
The official organizational meeting for Rodeo Bible Camp will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
New Life Community Church
3101 Campus Drive
Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.; Teen Ministries, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Connect with Lifetree CafÃ©, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.newlifechurchgc.org or call 272-6198.
Pierceville Federated Church
203 E. Avenue A
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., with the adults hearing from missionaries Craig and Shirley Preston; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Craig Preston giving the message "The Time Of Your Life"; the annual Thanksgiving dinner will follow the morning service (bring side dishes and desserts).
Tuesday: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at Doug McGraw's shop; community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at First Christian Church in Garden City, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance.
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA
1608 Belmont Place
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Community Thanksgiving service, 7 p.m. at First Christian Church.
For more information, visit www.stjameslutherangardencity.com or call 275-5108.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
710 N. Main St.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m.
Upcoming: Annual Yum Yum Sale on Dec. 7 featuring frozen casseroles, soups and crafts.
For more information, call 276-3173 or visit the Facebook page.
Second Missionary Baptist Church
1107 N. Main St.
Sunday: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Bible study, 6 p.m.
For more information, call (620) 757-1566.
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.; prayer, 6 p.m.; evangelistic service with the Rev. James Charles, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.; Church Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.
Note: Other available services provided include home Bible study, hospital visitations, prayer for the homebound and bilingual services. Live radio broadcast 24/7 is available at www.holyghostradio.com.
For more information, call 275-8535.
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 www.orthodoxkansas.org.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1010 Fleming St.
Sunday (Pledge Sunday): Victory Team, 7 a.m.; worship service, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; community Thanksgiving worship, 7 p.m. at First Christian Church.
Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner, 5 p.m.; Thanksgiving worship, 7 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.
Thursday and Nov. 29: Church office closed.
For more information, call 276-3110 or visit www.tlcgck.org.
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., with a guest speaker at both services (the evening service will be a bilingual service).
Wednesday: No activities.
For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.