Event to consider hard life decisions
How to make difficult decisions will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.
The program, "Making Life's Toughest Decisions," features a screening of the award-winning short film "The Last Race." The film portrays a family suddenly faced with a decision about whether to donate the organs of a loved one.
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 Craig Cable at (970) 292-4697 or email@example.com.
Satanta to host faith convention
The 48th annual Faith Promise Mission's Convention is set for this weekend at Pleasant Prairie Church of God in rural Satanta. Five speakers, each a representative of an agency supported in part by the local mission budget, are scheduled.
Represented will be The Emmaus House, Great Plains Christian Radio, ABC Pregnancy Care Center and The Lady Bugg House, a facility in Wichita dedicated to mentoring young mothers and their children.
Sunday morning's speaker will be Tammie Tregallas, missionary to Malawi, Africa. A free-will offering will be received for her. While on furlough in the states for the past few months, she has learned that her home in Malawi has burned, and all her possessions she had left there were destroyed.
Tonight and Saturday, the evening services begin at 7. The Sunday service starts at 10:30 a.m. Additional activities will include a Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday and a Noon Luncheon for everyone. The convention will end with a Victory Celebration carry-in meal Sunday following the morning service. 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.
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.; Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Group for Women, 10:30 a.m.; 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.; small group meetings.
Monday: 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.; seventh- and eighth-grade dodgeball, 3 to 5 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.; "The New Testament" class, 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; 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.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor John Elder giving the message "God is Faithful"; Children's Church is provided during the morning worship service; youth meeting, 4:30 p.m. (bring your friends).
Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship meeting and swap meet, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Upcoming: Carry-in dinner, noon March 10 (bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House); commission meetings at 6:30 p.m. and General Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 12; Pizza and Movie Night, 7 p.m. March 16 featuring "Dolphin Tale."
For more information, call 276-7391, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gardencitycob.org.
Church of Christ
1715 Pioneer Road
Sunday: Bible studies, 9 a.m.; worship assemblies, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains speaking on "Mount Moriah: The God of Second Chances" at the morning assembly and on "Let Us" during the afternoon assembly; a potluck lunch will follow the morning assembly; L.T.C. schedule includes puppet practice at 3:30 p.m. (junior high), elementary at 4 p.m. and singing practice at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible studies, 7:15 p.m.
Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit www.gcchurchofchrist.com.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
619 Mary St.
Saturday: Garden City Stake meeting, with leadership meeting for High Priest, Elders Quorum, Young Men, Relief Society, Primary and Young Women at 4 p.m., a potluck meal at 6 p.m. (bring extra to share) and the adult session from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday: Stake meeting continues with general session for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by the noon luncheon (meat and buns will be furnished; bring chips and cookies to share); CES devotional speaker Elder David A. Bednar, 7 p.m.
Monday: Family home evening.
Monday through Friday: Seminary, 6:40 a.m.
Wednesday: Youth activities and Temple Preparation class, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Relief Society 171st anniversary party dinner and program, 6 p.m.; Institute class and 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 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.
Wednesday: Choir and Praise Team, 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.
Fellowship Baptist Church
506 N. First St.
Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; 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.; Bible study and prayer, 6 p.m.; youth group, 7 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.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.; "Galatians" Bible study, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Lenten Lunch, noon at Trinity Lutheran Church.
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 "Judging Other ... Yes Or No?"
Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Kerygma Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Bells, 6 p.m.; Peace Out, 6:30 p.m.; LED, 6:45 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Basic Training Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Children's Chime Choir, 6 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.
March 9: Zumba, 9 a.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, 6:30 p.m. at Bart Smith's home, 1220 Old Manor.
Wednesday: Family meal, 5:15 p.m.; TeamKid/Breaking Ground 56 and Barefoot Middle School Small Group, 6:15 p.m.; Small Group Bible Studies, 6:30 p.m.; 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. Brad Kirk giving the message.
Sunday: Worship, 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the church sanctuary, with the Rev. Kirk giving the message "Jesus' Bucket List: Be a Servant"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; "This We Believe!" Lenten Study, 4 p.m.; youth group, 6 p.m.
Monday: Disciple I, 6:30 p.m.; Bernadine Bell Choir, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; "The Way" Lenten Study and Emmaus Groups, noon; Lenten Lunch series, noon at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Junior Bell Choir, 4:30 p.m.; Primary Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; Disciple II, Bible Zone and Middle School Youth Bible studies, 6:15 p.m.; Chancel Choir and Evensong, 6:30 p.m.; High School Bible Study, Women's Bible Study, Men's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Emmaus groups, noon; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.
March 8: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.
For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com or call 275-9171.
Garden City Church of the Nazarene
2720 Campus Drive
Sunday: All new Adult Sunday School Discipleship classes, 9:30 a.m., including "Effective Parenting in a Defective World," "Grace," "Connecting 101 — Church Information" and others (call the church for a complete listing).
Tuesday: DivorceCare Support Group, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Meal and studies, 6 p.m.; "Deuteronomy — The Law of Love" Ladies Bible Study, 6:45 p.m. (also at 7 p.m. Thursday).
For more information, call 275-4278, email email@example.com or visit www.gcnaz.com.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
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 "Why On Earth Are We Here? Understanding The Mission Of The Church"; Senior High Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.; annual business meeting, 7 p.m.; The Connection, 8 p.m.
Monday: SDC Pastors, 10 a.m.; Men's Prayer Lunch, noon.
Tuesday: Men's basketball, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Praise Team practice, 6:30 p.m.; Kids Klub, Junior High Youth group and Young Adult Bible Study, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
March 8: 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 the Rev. Marty Younger, Word of Life Church, bringing the message and the special music.
Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by Minister Francine McAdams.
For more information, call 275-5036.
Grace Bible Church
2595 Jennie Barker Road
Saturday: Men's Breakfast, 8 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message, "Proclaiming Jesus' Death Until He Comes," given by John Zoschke, pastor.
Wednesday: Bible study and prayer service, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-6701.
Holcomb Community Church (Presbyterian USA and United Methodist)
106 S. Henderson St.
An open and active family of God, Holcomb Community Church has served the Holcomb community since 1913.
Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the message based on Luke 13:1 and with Sue Neufeld from Garden City as the pianist; chairman/trustee is Gene Gross and the secretary is Cathy Cole; the service is followed by a fellowship time and refreshments.
For information about the church, call the pastor at (620) 355-7061.
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 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.
Registration forms are now being accepted for Rodeo Bible Camp 2013, which is set for June 20 through 23.
New Life Community Church
1110 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, 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 Rev. Terry Major presenting a Communion meditation "Spiritual Health Exam No. 1 — The Eyes" and with Communion served; no evening service.
Tuesday: Men's breakfast and study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw's shop; Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class, 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Garden City; Ladies Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.
Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday: Lenten Lunch series, noon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City; Dorcas Quilt Guild, 6 p.m. in Wagher Hall.
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA
1608 Belmont Place
St. James is a welcoming and affirming congregation of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Worship service begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday.
For information about the congregation, Lenten activities and service times, visit www.stjameslutherangardencity.com or call 275-5108.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
710 N. Main St.
Sunday (Third Sunday of Lent): Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m., followed by a parish meeting and potluck meal (everyone is encouraged to participate in planning for the church).
Upcoming: Bishop Michael Millikin will meet with the congregation on March 21.
For more information, call 276-3173.
Templo Emmanuel Hispanic Assembly of God Church
1311 New York Ave.
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: Music practice, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; women's service, 7 p.m.
March 8: Youth Night, 7 to 8 p.m.
March 9: Women's special service, 6 p.m.
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. Live radio broadcast 24/7 is available at www.holyghostradio.com.
For more information, call 275-8535.
The Presbyterian Church
1719 Texas St.
Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Confirmation class for eighth- and ninth-graders, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday workshops and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship service, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.
Monday: Delivery of Meals on Wheels, 11 a.m. (through Thursday); Personnel Team, 5:30 p.m.; 88 Hrs. rehearsal and Tumbleweed Festival Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10:30 a.m.; youth pastors, 11:30 a.m. at Time Out; youth group meal (fifth to 12th grade), 5:45 p.m.; Worship Unplugged, 6:15 p.m.; youth group activities (fifth to 12th grade), 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Lenten Series sermons and lunch, noon at Trinity Lutheran Church; Christian Education Team, 6 p.m.; Garden Valley Retirement Village birthday party hosted by Circle I, 7 p.m.
March 8: Men's lunch, noon at Ward's Cafe; women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Hanna's Corner.
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, Bible classes and First Communion class, 9:15 a.m.; load up for ski trip, 2 p.m.; worship, 2:30 p.m. at Homestead; "Lutheran Basics," 4 p.m.; Thrivent planning meeting, 6 p.m.
Monday: FPU, 3 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff Book Study, 7 a.m.; staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; Coffee with Jesus, 2:30 p.m.; mentoring program, 3 p.m.; LWML Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Garden City Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; midweek Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m.; midweek classes and seventh/eighth-grade mentor time, 7 p.m.; preschool enrollment (members), 7:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Sermons a la Carte, noon; LifeLight, 1:15 p.m.
March 9: Load trailers for Mexico.
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, Refinery Youth and Discovering God Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.