Ways to simplify your life will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.
Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, best known for "Ace Ventura," "The Nutty Professor," "Patch Adams," "Bruce Almighty" and "I Am," will discuss how he simplified his life in an exclusive filmed interview.
The Lifetree event, titled "Simplify Your Life," offers participants practical help to reduce clutter, complication and chaos in everyday life, according to Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "Shadyac sold his Hollywood mansion and moved into a trailer park," Cable said. "He'll share his journey and offer practical help in taking the next step toward living a saner, happier, less cluttered life."
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Lifetree Cafe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calvary Reformed Baptist Church of Garden City
1505 E. Spruce St.
Sunday: Evening worship service, 6 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 services offer thoughtful preaching and hymn-based singing.
For more information, call (719) 336-4780.
Church of the Brethren
505 N. Eighth St.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor John Elder giving the message "Fulfill The Promise"; Children's Church is provided during the morning worship service; Sunday is the deadline to sign up and prepay ($10 each) for the Ladies Christmas Dinner scheduled for Tuesday.
Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship Christmas Dinner, 6 p.m., 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."
Dec. 8: The church will have a float in the Christmas Parade that begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Garden City.
Upcoming: Carry-in dinner at noon Dec. 9.
For more information, call 276-7391, email email@example.com or visit www.gardencitycob.org.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
619 Mary St.
Sunday: Testimony 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.; young single adult dinner, 6 p.m.; First Presidency Christmas devotional via satellite or BYU television, 7 p.m.
Monday: Family home evening.
Monday through Friday: Seminary, 6:40 a.m.
Wednesday: Youth activities, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Relief Society Christmas activity, 6 p.m.; Institute class and Ward missionaries meeting, 7 p.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 www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.
2901 N. Eighth St.
Sunday: Worship services and children's church, 9 and 11 a.m.
Upcoming: Christmas Eve Eve service at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23.
For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit www.cornerstonepeople.org.
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; Spanish services include Escuela Dominical at 10 a.m. and Servicio de Adoracion at 11 a.m.; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday: AWANA, 7 p.m.
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.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.; all-church Christmas party, 5 p.m. at the pastor's home.
Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 p.m.
Upcoming: Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, followed by a reception.
Note: The first two Sundays in December there will be a special offering to the Bethel Neighborhood adopt a family project. The collection will be taken for this family as part of the ABC connection.
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 and basic training, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "Speak Tenderly"; HOPE Puppets practice, 12:30 p.m.; 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: Diaconate meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bell Choir, 6 p.m.; Peace Out, 6:30 p.m.; LED, 6:45 p.m.; Gospel Choir, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.fccgcks.org.
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: Family meal, 5:15 p.m.; TeamKid/Breaking Ground 56 and Barefoot Middle School Small Group, 6:15 p.m.; Small Group Bible Study and 101 Class, 6:30 p.m.; Choir/Praise Team rehearsal, 7:45 p.m.
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 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 starting the sermon series "Miraculous, Majestic, Mysterious — The Word Became Flesh"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Advent Study, 4 p.m.; youth group Road Rally shopping for Shoe Boxes Ministry, 5 p.m.
Monday: Disciple I and Nueva Evangelica Advent Study, 6:30 p.m.; Bernadine Bell Choir, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Women's Advent Bible Study and Emmaus Groups, noon; Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Bernadine Junior Bell Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Primary Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Disciple II, 6 p.m.; preschool through sixth-graders will pack shoe boxes at 6:15 p.m., assisted by high school and middle school youth; Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Emmaus groups, noon; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.
Dec. 7: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.
Dec. 8: FUMC Christmas Float riders are to meet at 5 p.m. at the Train Depot.
For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com or call 275-9171.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
Saturday: Float preparation for the Christmas Parade, 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz giving the message "Unpacking Christmas: There Is Hope"; senior high youth group, 5:30 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.; junior high youth group, Kids Klub and Young Adults Bible Study, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.; float preparation for the Christmas Parade, 6 p.m.; Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: Float preparation for the Christmas Parade, 6 p.m.; Friday Night Small Group, 6:30 p.m.
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 Rev. Brad Kirk, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church, bringing the message. Special music will be provided by Fielding Hands, First United Methodist Church.
Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with Minister Francine McAdams giving the message.
For more information, call 275-5036.
Grace Bible Church
2595 Jennie Barker Road
Saturday: Men's Breakfast, 8 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message, "The Birth of Christ — Good News of Great Joy," given by John Zoschke, pastor.
Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study and prayer service, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-6701.
Journey To The Cross
1205 W. Maple St.
Although there are no meetings throughout December, Cowboy Church services are normally 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 working to bring the good news of Jesus Christ not only to the working cowboys and cowgirls in southwest Kansas, but to all who are interested in keeping the Western way of life. For more information, call (620) 521-1949, (620) 290-0672 or 275-0760.
The Christian Fellowship gatherings each month include a free and delicious 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.
New Life Community Church
1110 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, 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., with the first candle of the Advent wreath being lit, Communion served and the Rev. Terry Major giving the Advent message "God's Creation Light"; evening service, 6:30 p.m., featuring chapter 10 of "Good To Great In God's Eyes."
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.
Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA
1608 Belmont Place
Saturday: Chin Christian Fellowship Church, 5 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Holy Communion, 10 a.m.; Chin Christian Fellowship Church and Holy Communion, 2 p.m.; Emmaus House, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: Bible study, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5108, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stjameslutherangardencity.com.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
710 N. Main St.
Tonight: Decorating for the Yum Yum Shoppe and accepting goods to be sold from 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: Yum Yum Shoppe featuring casseroles, baked goods, crafts, bierocks, burritos and homemade pretzels for sale, theme baskets offered in drawings for door prizes, plus soups for lunch, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall (sign-up sheets are posted in the parish hall).
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m., followed by coffee hour; Yum Yum Shoppe items will be available for sale during the coffee hour.
For more information, call 276-3173.
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.
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.
For more information, call 275-8535.
The Presbyterian Church
1719 Texas St.
Sunday: Sunday workshops and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship service, 10:45 a.m.; Night in Bethlehem tear-down.
Monday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Tumbleweed Festival Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Committee on Ministry, 9 a.m. in Kingman; staff meeting, 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; youth pastors lunch, noon at El Zarape; fifth through 12th grade youth group meal, 5:45 p.m.; Worship Unplugged, 6:15 p.m.; fifth through 12th grade youth group activities and Prime Time Presbies Christmas shopping trip, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: CE Committee, 6 p.m.; Deacons, 7 p.m.
Dec. 7: PEO, 10 a.m.; men's lunch, noon at Hanna's Corner; women's dinner, 6:30 p.m. at Napoli's.
Dec. 8: Presbyterian Women's Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m.
For more information, call 275-9141 or visit www.pcgardencity.org.
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: Victory Team, 7 a.m.; worship service, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; potluck lunch, noon; church decorating, 2 p.m.; Homestead worship, 2:30 p.m.; Lutheran Basics, 3:30 p.m.
Monday: "Share Your Faith," 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff book study, 7 a.m.; staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; full staff meeting, 1 p.m.; Coffee with Jesus, 2 p.m.; mentoring program, 3:30 p.m.; LWML Bible Study/Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Garden City Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; Advent worship, 6:30 p.m.; midweek classes/mentor time, 7 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Quilting Club, 10 a.m.; LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.; dress rehearsal for dinner theater, 2 p.m.; HPHE dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. (also on Dec. 7 and 8).
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., led by Pastor Marty Younger.
Wednesday: AWANA, Refinery Youth and Discovering God Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Upcoming: "Christmas with the Bowmans" on Dec. 16, featuring Blaine Bowman and his good time band presenting a Christmas program during the morning service, and their regular concert which includes country, jazz, blues, western swing, rock, bluegrass and Southern Gospel in the evening.
For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.