Church relevance, viability topic of discussion event
The relevance and viability of church will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree CafÃ©, 3101 Campus Drive.
The program "Is Church Obsolete: Has God Left The Building?" explores emerging trends that point to the church losing membership and eroding in influence.
"The fastest growing religious group is the group of people who don't associate with any specific religious tradition," said Craig Cable, a Lifetree representative. "We'll consider what might be behind that trend — and whether the trend represents a problem or an opportunity."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Christian Church
1404 E. Mary St.
Saturday: Men's Bible Study, 7 a.m.; "Growing Strong," 9 a.m.; small group meeting.
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: 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., followed by elders' meeting; 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 www.cause-of-god.com.
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 "You Surround Me With Songs"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service.
Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8: Decorate the church float, 7 p.m. at 90 S. Farmland Road.
Upcoming: Thanksgiving carry-in dinner, noon Nov. 10 (turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy will be provided; bring a side dish or dessert); Fall Harvest Auction and Soup Pie Supper (free-will donation), 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, along with a silent auction, and the live auction starting at 7 p.m., with many homemade items to bid on; retirement open house for Pastor John and Michele Elder, 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17.
For more information, call 276-7391, email email@example.com 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 Name Of The King" in the morning and "The Holy Spirit" in the evening; 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.
Upcoming: Monthly Fellowship Dinner on Nov. 10; Teacher Appreciation Banquet on Nov. 16.
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.; CES devotional for young adults, 7 p.m., with Russell T. Osguthorpe.
Monday through Friday: Seminary, 6 a.m.
Monday: Family home evening.
Wednesday: Youth activities and Primary girls achievement day activities, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Relief Society cooking group on crockpot dinners, 6:30 p.m.; Ward missionary meeting, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9: Primary children practice for their Sacrament program, 10:30 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 visit www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.
Community Congregational Church
710 N. Third St.
Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., led by Doug Williams; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.
Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5623.
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 www.cornerstonepeople.org.
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 Kaye Shearmire; NCV practice, 4 p.m.
Monday: High School Wifi Hotspot, 4 to 5:30 p.m. (also on Wednesday).
Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 p.m.
Nov. 8: 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 "Thus Says The Lord!"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; IDOC, 1 to 4 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.
Monday: Seeds of Hope Volunteer Dinner, 6 p.m.; IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Peace Out, Bells and Youth Group (fifth and sixth grade), 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Travelers Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Youth Group (seventh through 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Children's Chime Choir, 6 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; baby shower for Ellen Mangan, 2 to 4 p.m.; IDOC, 3 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
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.
Wednesday: Family meal, 5:10 p.m.; Team Kid/Breaking Ground 56 and Adult LifeTraks, 6:30 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 Brian Faust giving the message.
Sunday: Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. David Bell giving the message "Fruit Of The Spirit: Generosity," continuing the series of messages on "Fruit Of The Spirit"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Youth Shareholders Dinner, 6 p.m.
Monday: The Wesleyan Way Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Disciple IV, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus reunion groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Children's Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Bible study (ninth grade), 6 p.m.; Bible Zone and Confirmation class, 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.; Bible study (10th through 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.; Praise Band, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; East Garden Village Ministry, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.
Nov. 8: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.
Nov. 9: Confirmation Class Team Building Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UMMAM.
For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com or call 275-9171.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
Saturday: Young Adult Fellowship, 7 p.m. (call the church office for details).
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"; High School Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.
Monday: Prayer Time, noon (bring a lunch).
Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.; Peppernut baking, 6 p.m.; Open Gym Night, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Middle School Youth Group and Kid's Klub, 6:45 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 special music and the message given by Pastor Marty Younger, Word of Life Church.
Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message "Hymns, Harmony and Harmonica" with special singing by Fielding Hands, harmonica favorites by Robert Widows, and Francine McAdams at the piano.
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 "Jesus — God's Gift Of Love To Save The World" 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.
Cowboy Church services are held on the last Tuesday of each month at the F-Diamond Roping Arena, 1205 W. Maple St. The biennial election of officers will take place Oct. 29.
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.
Upcoming events include the annual holiday meal on Nov. 19 with Jerry and Andrea Martin.
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.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Jonathan Lightner giving the message.
Tuesday: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at Doug McGraw's shop; Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.
Wednesday: Community supper for everyone, 6:30 p.m.; Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday: Pierceville Ladies' Bible Study, 10 a.m. at Martha Major's home.
Nov. 8: Story Telling Workshop with Dr. Pam Arlund, All Nations Family, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 ($15 registration includes lunch).
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
710 N. Main St.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m., followed by a congregational meeting (meeting only).
Upcoming: Annual Yum Yum Sale on Dec. 7.
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.; Bishop Tommy Johnson from Colorado Springs, Colo., will preach at both Sunday services.
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.
The Presbyterian Church
1719 Texas St.
Today: Women's Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Cao Thanh.
Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch.
Monday: Mission Outreach Team, 5:15 p.m.; Stewardship Budget meeting and Tumbleweed Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Committee on Ministry, 9 a.m.; 88 Hours rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Hospital; youth pastors, 11:30 a.m.; meal, 5:45 p.m.; choir, youth groups and others will attend the Garden City High School musical "Sweeny Todd" at 7 p.m.
Nov. 8: Women's Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Plank's Barbecue.
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.; Lay Ministry, 1 p.m.; worship at Homestead, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; "Encouragement For Moms" Bible Study, noon at 2417 Belmont; LWML Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Hospital; Youth Pastors' meeting, 11:30 a.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; midweek classes, 6:30 p.m.; Children's Christmas Program rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.
Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.
Nov. 8: Set-up for Christmas Bazaar, 3 p.m.
Nov. 9: Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.
Note: There are four openings for the preschool class (age 4). The class meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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 (age 2 through sixth grade), Refinery Youth (seventh through 12th grade), "Balance Your Spirit," "Soul Body" and Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.