The Garden City Telegram
12/7/2012
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Church events

Lifetree event to explore hard life situations

Life-and-death decisions, hardships and disabilities will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

The Lifetree event, titled "Finding Peace When Life Is Difficult," features an exclusive film about a couple who learned that their unborn child would have profound disabilities.

"This couple made a life-changing decision," said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "Their story of unconditional love during difficult times is a true inspiration."

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 mmcvey57@gmail.com.

Bible Christian Church

1404 E. Mary St.

Today: Celebrate Recovery Open Share Group, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday: Men's Bible Study, 7 a.m.; "Christmas for Kids" gifts will be delivered; small group meeting.

Sunday: Worship Team practice, 8 a.m.; early prayer time, 8:30 a.m.; worship celebration, nursery, Praise & Play, elementary Sunday school and adult discipleship classes, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worship celebration, 10:10 a.m.; kids church, 10:30 a.m.; the annual meeting will follow the 10:30 a.m. service, followed by the high school fund-raiser lunch; small group meetings.

Monday: Mom's Day Out, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Group, 7 p.m.; women's small group meetings.

Tuesday: Prayer Group, 7 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Divorce Care and 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.; men's small group and women's small group meetings.

Wednesday: Senior Bible Bowl, 4:30 p.m.; Beginner Bible Bowl, 5 p.m.; AWANA, 6:15 p.m.; middle school and high school youth group, 7 p.m.; Worship Team practice and "The Daniel Plan" study, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Men's Bible Study, 6 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. at 1608 Shorthorn; ministry reporting, 7 p.m., followed by an elders' meeting; men's small group and couple's small group meetings.

For more information, call 276-8356.

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.

Saturday: The church will have a float in the Christmas Parade that begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Garden City.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor John Elder giving the message "Prepare The Way"; Children's Church is provided during the morning worship service; carry-in dinner, noon (bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House).

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Commission meetings, 6:30 p.m.; General Board, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: Newsletter deadline.

Dec. 15: Men's Breakfast meeting, 8 a.m.; Pizza and Movie Night, 7 p.m., featuring "Christmas Miracle," pizza, popcorn, candy and beverages (free event).

For more information, call 276-7391, email gccob@att.net or visit www.gardencitycob.org.

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.

Wednesday: Youth activities and Primary girls activity, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Institute class and Ward missionaries meeting, 7 p.m.

Dec. 14: Young single adult Denver temple trip.

Dec. 15: Ward Christmas breakfast and devotional, 9 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 www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.

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.; "String Academy of the Plains" performance, 3 p.m.

Monday: Administrative meeting, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir and Praise Team, 7 p.m.; Property Committee, 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

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.; Communion worship service, 10:30 a.m.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.; Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 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.

Saturday: Christmas program practice, 10 a.m.; HOPE Puppets Christmas Parade preparation, noon to 8 p.m.

Sunday: Sunday school and basic training, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "The Wedding Invitation"; Christian Education, 11:30 a.m.; 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: Policy review meeting, 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday: Bell Choir and Christmas Play practice, 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 and trustees, 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.

Monday: MVP Men's Bible Study, 6 p.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 continuing the sermon series "Miraculous, Majestic, Mysterious — The Word Became Flesh"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Advent Study, 4 p.m.; youth group, 6 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; poverty simulation, 6:30 p.m.; staff parish relations and 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 grade Christmas program, 6:15 p.m.; cantata rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Thursday: UMW Executive, 10:30 a.m.; Emmaus groups, noon; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

Dec. 14: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.

Dec. 15: Living Christmas, 6:30 p.m.

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

Garden City Church of the Nazarene

2720 Campus Drive

Sunday: New semester of Connect Groups including "Experiencing God's Dream For Your Marriage," "Bait Of Satan" and others, 9:30 a.m. each Sunday; Children's Christmas program, 10:45 a.m.

For more information, call 275-4278, email office@gcnaz.com or visit www.gcnaz.com.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Saturday: Float preparation for the Christmas Parade, 10 a.m. 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 Peace"; 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.; Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14: 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 Pastor David Jones, Faith Baptist Church, bringing the message and special music.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the musical group "Gospel Gold" giving 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., followed by a congregational meeting.

Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study and prayer service, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

Iglesia Luterana La Resurreccion Coat of Many Colors (ELCA)

518 N. 11th St.

Sunday: English worship, 10 a.m.; Spanish Sunday school and youth group (age 12 to 18), 11:30 a.m.; Spanish worship, 12:30 p.m.; Odir Flores is the church pastor.

Wednesday: Spanish Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Note: Prayer at your home is available upon request.

For more information, call (620) 806-1318 or email odiflo70@yahoo.com.

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 Café, 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 second candle of the Advent wreath being lit, "God's Covenant Light"; evening service, 6:30 p.m., featuring the adult Christmas party and Christmas caroling at Doug and Saundra McGraw's home (bring side dishes to share).

Tuesday: Men's breakfast and study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw's shop; board meeting, 6 p.m.; 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, 2 p.m.

Wednesday: Church Council, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Bible study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5108, email amightyfortress@att.net or visit www.stjameslutherangardencity.com.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m., followed by coffee hour.

For more information, call 276-3173.

Templo Emmanuel Hispanic Assembly of God Church

1311 New York Ave.

Saturday: Men's Christmas dinner, 6 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service and sermon, 11 a.m., with Fidel Martinez, pastor, as the speaker; 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.

Dec. 14: Youth Night Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Intercessor prayer, 4 to 8 a.m.; Women's Christmas dinner, 6 p.m. in Moody Hall.

Upcoming: Christmas special service dinner on Dec. 23; New Year special service at 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

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.

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.

Saturday: Presbyterian Women's Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m.

Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday workshops and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m.; community Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.

Monday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal and Lakin Session, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m. an 4:15 p.m.; Stewardship Committee, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Fifth through 12th grade youth group meal, 5:45 p.m.; Worship Unplugged, 6:15 p.m.; adults and youth caroling, 6:30 p.m.; hot chocolate and cider, 8 p.m.; Worship and Prayer Committee, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: Deacons, 7 p.m.

Dec. 14: Men's lunch, noon at Hanna's Corner; women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Golden Corral.

Dec. 15: Ring bells for the Salvation Army, 9 a.m. at Sam's Club; Bell Choir, 3 p.m. at Sam's Club.

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.; Christmas caroling, 3 p.m.; Lutheran Basics, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday: DEC Retreat in Hutchinson; staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Circuit Pastors, 10 a.m. in Dodge City; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; Coffee with Jesus, 2 p.m.; mentoring program, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; ABSC, noon; all-staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.; cookie sale, 5:30 p.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; Advent worship, 6:30 p.m.; midweek classes/mentor time, 7 p.m.; choir rehearsal and National Youth Gathering meeting, 7:45 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: Quilting Club, 10 a.m.; LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.; Church Leadership Council, 7 p.m.

Dec. 14: Newsletter deadline, 1 p.m.

Dec. 15: Stephen Ministry, 6 p.m. at the Lavrenz home.

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.; worship service, 10:15 a.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger; Christmas caroling, 4 p.m.; soup supper, 6 p.m., followed by dessert auction to raise funds for the children going to camp next summer.

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.