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Sons of Thunder meet for fellowship

Sons of Thunder meet for fellowship

The Sons of Thunder met Dec. 5 with about 175 men in attendance for fellowship in Christ.

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

The evening included a meal of chicken and beef fajitas with rice and beans and a dessert sopapilla and ice cream. Following the meal, the group planned to watch a video from Billy Graham, "My Hope," but since time was too short, the men were invited to watch it on YouTube.

Other announcements were made to get men involved with the "Every Man A Warrior" men's study. To see how to get started and to help get men involved to get fired up in their churches, visit Other links include www.everymanawarrior/messages from lonnie.

Wesley Putnam was the featured speaker and entertainment. He is from the area of Bedford, Texas, and leads praise music with his guitar and voice. He gave the message "Who will carry the message of Jesus Christ to the next generation!"

The next meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ulysses Civic Center. It will be one of the "Red Letter Nights, The White Flag Night!!" White Flag night is where white flags are handed out. Attendees will sing the song "White Flag" by Chris Tomlin. It will be presented by the Praise Team from the OASIS Church of Ulysses. Men will have the opportunity to surrender all the things that they have been plagued with that holds them back from becoming the man that God wants them to become. Ken Harder from Meade will be the featured speaker. He has just returned from a trip to the Holy Land, Israel.

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 Pastor John Elder giving the message "Out Of Egypt"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service.

Wednesday: Church office closed; Adult Bible Study will not meet.

Upcoming: Women's Fellowship, 7 p.m. Jan. 7; Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Jan. 8.

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

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.; combined Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society, 12:10 p.m.; Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women teaching Primary classes, 12:10 p.m.

Each school day: Seminary, 6 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: No activities.

Thursday: Ward missionary 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 visit, or

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m., with Max Harmon, a missionary to Peru who has been supported by Fellowship Baptist Church for many years, as the speaker; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.m.; Bible study and prayer, 6 p.m.; youth group, 7 p.m.; Spanish services include Escuela dominical at 10 a.m. and Servicio de Adoracion at 11 a.m.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth will resume on Jan. 8.

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., led by Rex Oyler; band practice, 4 p.m.

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

Jan. 3: Seeds Of Hope, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

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 "My Story"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.

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

Wednesday: Office closed.

Thursday: Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

Jan. 4: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Family worship, 10:45 a.m.; no earlier activities.

Monday through Wednesday: Office closed.

Wednesday: No activities.

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 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with Brian Faust giving the message "The Birth Of Christ: Simeon's And Anna's Story"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Monday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Disciple IV and Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Church office closes at noon.

Wednesday: Church building closed.

Thursday: Emmaus groups, noon.

Jan. 3: Youth will leave at 1 p.m. to attend the "One Event" in Topeka.

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

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz concluding the series "24 Days Of Disrupt," with the message "The Greatest Disruption ... Is Yet To Come!"

Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.; New Year's Eve Bash, 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m., featuring games, music, activities, food and a ball drop filled with candy at midnight.

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 Robert Phillips, Fellowship Baptist Church, which also will present the special music.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by Francine McAdams, Fielding Hands and Robert Widows.

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 "Living In The Light Of The Lord's Coming" given by John Zoschke, pastor.

Jan. 3: Children's Fun Day, 10 a.m.; Youth Fun Day, 5 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

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.

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 giving the message "Looking Forward, Not Behind."

Tuesday: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at Doug McGraw's shop.

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., with St. James hosting The Presbyterian Church and United Community Church.

For more information, visit or call 275-5108.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m., followed by coffee hour.

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 the church at 271-0811 or visit

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. (bilingual), led by Pastor Marty Younger.

Wednesday: No programs.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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