The Garden City Telegram

Church Briefs

Faith Promise Mission

The 49th annual Faith Promise Mission's Convention is set for Feb. 28 to March 2 at Pleasant Prairie Church of God in rural Satanta.

The speaker will be Enrique Cepeda from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. Fannie Murrell of Elkhart will lead the worship services. She and her husband, Gary, serve as pastors at Elkhart First Church of God.

Services begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, and at 10:30 a.m. March 2. Additional activities will include a Men's Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. March 1 and a noon luncheon for everyone. The convention will end with a Victory Celebration carry-in meal following the morning service on March 2. Child care will be provided for all services.

The church is located 20 miles north of Satanta. For more information, call the church office or Pastor Danny Jackson at 276-6304.

Sons of Thunder to meet

The Sons of Thunder will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson Ave., in Ulysses, with Bobby Massey of Wichita as the guest speaker.

Registration is requested at The February meeting is a "Bring Your Sweetheart" event.

Sons Of Thunder is an interdenominational group of Christian men that has one agenda: to "break down the walls that separate men from knowing Jesus Christ."

The monthly meetings feature a free meal, fellowship, worship and a guest speaker.

For more information, call Monty at (620) 353-9507 or Cary at (620) 353-9601 or visit the website.

Program explores adoption

Adoption and the search for birth parents will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

The program, "Finding The Family I Never Knew," features the filmed stories of a woman who searched out and connected with her birth mother and of a woman who, after 35 years, still searches for the child she gave up for adoption.

"About a third of children adopted by new families have post-adoption contact with their birth families," said Craig Cable, Lifetree's national director. "Reconnecting with birth mothers can be powerful and positive — but that's not always the outcome."

Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss issues relating to adoption in a safe, caring environment. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

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

For more information, call Mike at 272-6198, email him at or visit

Bible Christian Church

1404 E. Mary St.

Saturday: Men's Breakfast, 7 a.m.; small group meetings.

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, 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 and couples group meetings.

Wednesday: Senior Bible Bowl, 4:15 p.m.; Beginner Bible Bowl, 4:45 p.m.; AWANA, 6:15 p.m.; High School/Middle School Youth Group, 7 p.m.; Worship Team practice, 7:30 p.m.; women's small group meeting.

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.; men's small group and couples small group meetings.

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

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Dr. Paul Ullom Minnich giving the message; 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.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study will not meet.

Upcoming: Men's Fellowship will host a chili lunch at noon Feb. 16, including chili with all the trimmings, corn bread, pies, coffee and tea (donations accepted).

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

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 Pete Cedra giving the lesson "Are You A 'Perfect' Christian?" in the morning and Darrell Rains giving the message "Help, I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up!" in the evening; several youth from around the area will gather at 2:30 p.m. for bowling, followed by a worship time at the church building; the "Great Grams" Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly.

Wednesday: Bible classes for all ages, including FaithWeaver Friends for kids, 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 15: Area-wide leadership meeting, 5 p.m.

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit, or follow on Twitter @gckscoc.

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.; Garden City Stake meetings, 3:30 p.m.

Each school day: Seminary, 7 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts banquet and awards ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; Primary girls activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward missionaries meeting, 7 p.m.

Feb. 15: Mormon Prom (age 14 to 18), 5:30 p.m. in Scott City.

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, or

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., led by Steve Bridwell; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.

Monday: Administrative meeting, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Deadline for "The Call," noon.

Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday service and children's church, 9 and 11 a.m.

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

First Baptist Church of Holcomb

403 Emmanuel Drive

Saturday: Men's Breakfast/Bible Study, 8 a.m. at Golden Corral.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.

Wednesday: Bible Blast and Youth Group, 6:30 p.m.; prayer meeting, 7 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 277-0858.

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 "Blessed Are Those Who Mourn"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; IDOC, 1 to 5 p.m.; "Run For God," 4 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home; evangelism meeting, 7 p.m.

Monday: IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Seeds of Hope Board, 6:30 p.m.; Bible and Theology Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Ministerial Cluster, 10 a.m.; Navajo Taco meeting, 5:30 p.m.; Peace Out, Bells and youth group (fifth/sixth grade), 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.; youth group (seventh to 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: Navajo Taco bread making, 1 p.m.

Feb. 15: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, noon to 9 p.m.

Upcoming: 15th Annual Navajo Taco Dinner, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 (tickets are $7 in advance; $8 at the door).

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Adult Small Groups and Youth/Children Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; family worship, 10:45 a.m.

Monday: MVP Men's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. at Wind River, 2810 E. Highway 50.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:10 p.m.; Team Kid/BG 56, 6:15 p.m.; Adult Small Groups, 6:30 p.m.

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 Brian Faust giving the message.

Sunday: Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with Faust giving the message "That's What The Man Said About Anger?"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Youth Choir, 5:30 p.m.; youth snack supper, 6 p.m.; youth group, 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Clergy Sub District Group, 2 p.m.; Disciple IV and Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; Builders Sunday school class party, 5:30 p.m.; Staff Parish Relations, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Primary Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Confirmation Class, Bible Zone and Ninth Grade Bible Study, 6:15 p.m.; Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; Men's/Women's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Youth Bible Studies, 7:30 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Christian Educators Fellowship, 10 a.m.; UMW Executive, 10:30 a.m.; UMW Unit, 11:30 a.m.; Emmaus groups, noon; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

Feb. 14: Mothers' Day Out, 9 a.m.

Feb. 15: Emmaus monthly gathering, 7 p.m.

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

Garden City Church of the Nazarene

2720 Campus Drive

Sunday: Celebration service, 10:45 a.m., followed by a fundraiser meal for the teen mission trip to Denver (a love offering will be accepted).

For more information, call 275-4278, email or visit

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Saturday: Praise Night Jam Session, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz giving the final message in the series "Framework For A Healthier Church"; potluck and annual business meeting, 12:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.; Perspectives Class No. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.; lunch prayer time, noon; "Whispers Of Hope" Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Kids Klub (age 3 through sixth grade) and Junior High Youth Group, 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 14: Date Night Challenge, 7 p.m. (RVSP to the church office at 276-7410).

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 message given by Pastor John Zoschke, Grace Bible Church.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the program given by the music group "Gospel Gold."

For more information, call 275-5036.

Ingalls Community Bible Church

212 N. Main St., Ingalls

Sunday: Family Bible Hour, 9:45 a.m., studying the Book of Ephesians; worship service, 11 a.m., including traditional hymns and the sermon based on John 16:5-1; a carry-in meal will follow the worship service; afternoon service, 1:30 p.m., featuring a DVD presentation on "The Essentials Of The Gospel"; the church pastor is Pastor Tom Harmer.

Wednesday: Prayer meeting (call for the time).

For more information, call (620) 335-5305.

Journey To The Cross

1205 W. Maple St.

Cowboy Church services take place 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.

New Life Community Church

3101 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 or call 272-6198.

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 275-5108.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m., led by Pastor Anthony J. Striffler, followed by coffee hour; there will be no Sunday school.

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

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 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, 9:15 a.m.; Stewardship, 1:30 p.m.; Circuit Forum, 3 p.m. in Dodge City; Youth Quake.

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

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; ABCD, noon; all-staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.; dinner, 5:45 p.m.; midweek classes, 6:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; Garden City Youth Pastor meeting, 11:30 a.m. at Time Out; LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.

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

Feb. 15: LWML Valentine Brunch, 10 a.m.; free child care provided by Youth Ministry, 6 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110.