Church Briefs

3/27/2014

Learn the secrets of lasting friendship

The secrets of lasting friendships will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

The program, "Friends for Life: 10 buddies. 38 years. 1 week a year," features the filmed story of a group of guys who have remained friends 20 years after graduation from middle school.

"Our lives have gone lots of directions," said Rodney Stewart, one of the original group of middle-school buddies. "Marriages, divorces, addictions, the death of family members, successes and failures — we've walked through them together. We have what many people wish they had: longstanding friendships."

Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportunity to discuss the factors involved in making and keeping friends, as well as the benefits of longtime friendships.

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 mmcvey57@gmail.com or visit www.lifetreecafe.com.

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 Von Hunn giving the message "Blessed Are The Persecuted"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship will meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. to carpool for dinner out.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Upcoming: Commission meetings at 6:30 p.m. and General Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 8.

For more information, call 276-7391, email gccob@att.net 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 Other Beatitudes Of Jesus" in the morning; a contribution for Carpenter's Place (www.carpenterplace.org)will be taken during the morning worship time; a time of praise and worship will take place 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.

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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

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

Each school day: Seminary, 7 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Relief Society cooking group, 6:30 p.m., including a dinner and a class on making mixes; Ward Missionary Committee, 7 p.m.

April 5: General Conference from Salt Lake City via satellite, BYU television and the Internet, to include General Session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. and Priesthood Session at 7 p.m. over satellite only.

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.

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 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.; 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 (preschool to sixth grade), 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., followed by all-church fellowship at Jade Buffet; NCV practice, 4 p.m.

Tuesday: Visioning meeting, 7 p.m. in Hatcher Hall.

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

Thursday: Lenten Lunch, noon at the First United Methodist Church.

Note: The regularly scheduled quarterly business meeting and potluck lunch has been moved from April 20 to the following Sunday, April 27.

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

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.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:15 p.m.; Team Kid/BG 56, 6:15 p.m.; Adult Bible Studies, 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 the Rev. David Bell giving the message.

Sunday: Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Bell giving the message "That's What The Man Said About Prayer?"; 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: 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.

Wednesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Afternoon Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Evensong, 5 p.m.; Children's 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: Emmaus Reunion Groups and Lenten service, noon; Lenten Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; East Garden Village Bible Club, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

April 4: Mothers' Day Out, 9 a.m.

April 5: The Living Last Supper, 6 p.m. at Clifford Hope Auditorium.

For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com 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 continuing a series from the book of James titled "Faith Workout! No. 3, The Word Implanted"; Senior High Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.; Perspectives course No. 11, 6:30 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 (seventh/eighth grade), 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 message given by the Rev. Rick Durham, First Southern Baptist Church, which also will present special music.

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

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., featuring an all-praise worship service with congregational singing and special music numbers.

Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study and prayer service, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

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 "The Temptation Of Christ"; the church pastor is Pastor Tom Harmer.

Wednesday evening: 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 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 www.newlifechurchgc.org or call 272-6198.

Pierceville Federated Church

203 E. Avenue A

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m., with Caleb Alexander sharing pictures and stories of his missionary work and witness in India with the teen and adult classes; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Major giving the message "GO: Ignore Or Engage?" and with Caleb sharing testimony about his missionary work in India; Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class, 6:30 p.m. at Garden Valley Church.

Tuesday: Men's Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at Teen House; Ladies' Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.

Wednesday: Community supper, 6:30 p.m.; Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.

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

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Saturday: Chin Christian service, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., followed by Lenten Soup Lunch; Chin Christian church, 1 p.m.

April 5: The church will host the Finney County Humane Society Spay-ghetti Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

For more information, call 275-5108.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist, 10:15 a.m., with the Rev. Canon David Titus as the celebrant; coffee hour will follow the service.

Note: If you are planning to donate items for the Easter Egg Hunt, deliver them to Michelle at the church by April 6.

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.

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.

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 service), led by Pastor Marty Younger.

Wednesday: AWANA (age 18 months through sixth grade), Refinery Youth (seventh through 12th grade) and Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.

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