The Garden City Telegram

Church events

'Toxic Faith: When Religion Hurts' to be shown at cafe

Ways that religion is sometimes harmful will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

The program, "Toxic Faith: When Religion Hurts," features an exclusive filmed interview with Sam Brower, the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter-day Saints.

"Recent research shows that religion and church involvement enhance wellbeing and health," said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "But sometimes religion crosses from being something positive to something sinister, something toxic."

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 Cable at (970) 292-4838 or

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 Christ

1715 Pioneer Road

Sunday: Bible classes for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship assemblies, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains speaking on "Tell Of His Excellent Greatness" during the morning assembly and on "Courage, In Spite Of The Heat" during the evening assembly; elders and deacons' meeting, 3:30 p.m.; the Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly.

Wednesday: Bible classes for all ages, including Wild Water Wednesdays (kindergarten to fifth grade), 7:15 p.m.

Upcoming: The Back To School Bash is scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 for middle and high school students. The theme will be "He's Calling" based on the song "The Same Love" by Paul Baloche. For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit or

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Saturday: Ward picnic, 6 p.m. in the area next to the Big Pool.

Sunday: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary class and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; Relief Society, Young Women, Melchizedek Priesthood and Aaronic Priesthood classes, 12:10 p.m.; youth fireside, 7 p.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Play group, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Big Pool; youth activities and achievement day activities for Primary girls, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward Missionary correlation 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, or

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

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

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.; Bible study and prayer, 6 p.m.; youth group, 7 p.m.; Spanish services include Escuela Domincal at 10 a.m. and Servicio de Adoracion at 11 a.m.; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.m.

Upcoming: A new children's program, "Kid's 4 Truth," will start Sept. 4.

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.

Upcoming: Quarterly business meeting and potluck, noon July 21.

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

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 "But Who Is Going To Light The Fire?"; the service will include three baptisms; TNC Junior High Youth Group and Unbinding the Gospel Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Monday: Chi Rho Campers leave for Camp Tawakoni.

Tuesday: Elders' meeting, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: LED, 6 p.m.; Gospel Choir and youth game time, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

July 26: Office closed.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Small groups, 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, 6:30 p.m. at Gabe Gallardo's home, 2203 Commanche.

Wednesday: Nusser and Hazelet LifeTraks, 6:30 p.m. (use north door).

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. at Lee Richardson Zoo and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell continuing a series of messages on the "Armor Of God," with this week's message being "The Breastplate Of Righteousness"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Emmaus reunion groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Set-up for Godmothers, 9 a.m.; Beth Moore Women's Bible Study and Hands On, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Women's Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Godmothers, 9 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

July 26: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.

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

Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the message given by the Rev. Denise Pass from The Presbyterian Church.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., featuring "The First Christian Church Gospel Choir."

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, "Say 'No' To Worldly Passions And Live In Purity For God's Glory," given by John Zoshcke, 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.

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.

A concert is planned for July 30 featuring country gospel artist Barry Ward and his friends, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Garden City High School. Admittance is free, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call (620) 290-0672 or (620) 521-1949 or visit

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 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 Rev. Terry Major concluding the message "Sober Words To The Church"; National Ice Cream Day social, 7 p.m. at the home of Julius and Debbie Appelhan, 1003 Walnut in Garden City.

Tuesday: Men's fellowship/study, 6:30 a.m. at Teen House.

Thursday: Pierceville Ladies' Bible Study, 10 a.m. at the home of Martha Major.

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

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Morning prayer, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school is on summer break and will resume in the fall.

Upcoming: Congregational meeting after the service on Aug. 4 (a meeting only, no potluck).

For more information, call 276-3173 or visit the Facebook page, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Sunday: Worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship and a Nominating Committee meeting.

Monday: Session and Tumbleweed Festival Committee, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.; Mission Outreach Team, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

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., to include a blessing of the camp participants during the second service; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; Family Life, 10:30 a.m.; Lay Ministry, 1:30 p.m.

Monday: "Lutheran Basics," 7 p.m.; camp at LVR and Tomah Shinga through July 26.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls and "Encouragement For Moms," 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; PieceMakers, 10 a.m.; Youth Ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Women on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at 1001 Fleming St.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday through July 27: Grandstand cleaning, 9 p.m.

July 26: Newsletter work time, 1 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110 or visit www.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; Refinery Youth, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Refinery Youth, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit