Church Briefs

5/8/2014

'Heaven is for Real' interview with the author screening

'Heaven is for Real' interview with the author screening

An exclusive filmed interview with Todd Burpo, author of New York Times best seller "Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back," will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

In 2003, Todd nearly lost his 4-year-old son, Colton. The boy's appendix burst, and he fought a life-threatening infection. To save Colton's life, emergency surgery was conducted. After the surgery, Colton began telling his parents about his "visit to heaven."

"Several months after his surgery, Colton started talking about visiting heaven during the time he hovered between life and death in the operating room," said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "He knew things he couldn't have otherwise known, described things he couldn't have otherwise seen. As the evidence mounted, Colton's parents had to decide: Had their son gone to heaven and returned?"

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 "Goodness And Faithful Love"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; carry-in dinner, noon (bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House).

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Commission, 6:30 p.m.; General Board, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

May 16: Newsletter deadline.

May 17: Men's Breakfast meeting, 8 a.m.

Upcoming: Guest speaker Stan Smith on May 18.

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 Presence Of The Lord" in the morning and "Temptation" 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: "Once Upon A Time" Vacation Bible School, June 8 to 10.

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.

Saturday: Stake Relief Society Denver Temple trip.

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

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Play group, 10 a.m. at Deane Wiley Park; youth activities and Primary girls activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward Missionary Committee, 7 p.m.

May 16 and 17: Father and son camp-out at Elm Grove Campgrounds at Scott State Lake (bring your own evening meal for Friday; Saturday morning breakfast will be provided).

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.; Mother's Day Brunch, 11 a.m.

Monday: Administrative meeting, 5 p.m.

Tuesday: Deadline for "The Call."

Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday 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 domincal 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.

Note: Kids 4 Truth is on summer break.

For more information, call 275-5304.

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Communion Sunday: Mother's Day and Graduate's Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mary Fabin giving the message "From Shepherd Boy To King"; NCV practice, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: NCV practice, 8 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 "A Mother's Advice"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; IDOC, 1 to 5 p.m.; Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.

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

Tuesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Bible study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Ministerial Cluster, 10 a.m.; Peace Out end-of-year celebration, youth group (fifth/sixth grade) and Bells, 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.; youth group (seventh to 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Friendship Circle, 2 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

May 16: TFI, 6 to 9 p.m.

May 17: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.fccgcks.org.

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: Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

Note: For information on small groups that meet throughout the week, email smallgroups@fsbcgc.com.

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 "A Tribute To Mothers"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Monday: Bell Choir, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Communion, 2 p.m. at Homestead; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; Staff Parish Relations, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: New Covenant Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; Men's/Women's Bible Study and Young Women's Circle, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Crist Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups and Noon Circle at the Clarion Inn, noon; Harder-Lee Circle, 2 p.m.; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; Vieux Circle, 7 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

May 16: Mothers' Day Out, 9 a.m.

May 17: Emmaus monthly gathering, 7 p.m.

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

Garden City Church of the Nazarene

2720 Campus Drive

Sunday: Connect Groups, 9:30 a.m.; Worship and celebration service, 10:45 a.m., led by Pastor Tim Fields.

For more information, call 275-4278, email office@gcnaz.com or visit www.gcnaz.com.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Saturday: Praise Night Jam, 6 p.m.; Young Adult Fellowship, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz continuing the series from the book of James "Faith Workout! No. 6"; Senior High Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.

Monday: Leadership Board, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.; lunch prayer time, noon.

Wednesday: Junior High Youth Group, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Women's Bible Study, 7 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. Terry Major, Pierceville Federated Church. He and his wife will provide the special music.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the musical group "Gospel Gold" presenting the service.

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 a special Mother's Day service featuring congregational testimonies and the message "A Mother's Love" given by Pastor Andrew Zoschke.

Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

Ingalls CommunityBible Church

212 N. Main St., Ingalls

Sunday: Bible Hour, 9:45 a.m., studying the Book of Isaiah; worship service, 11 a.m., featuring the sermon "The Beatitudes"; 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.

Registration forms are now being accepted for Rodeo Bible Camp scheduled for June 19 to 22.

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

Tonight: "The Seeds Of Friendship" women and girls banquet, 7 p.m. in the gym.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Major preaching.

Tuesday: Christian Education, 6:30 p.m.; Board, 7:30 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 fellowship, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Mother's Day worship, 10 a.m.; Chin Christian fellowship, 1 p.m.; Chin evening Bible study and prayer meetings all week.

Wednesday: Family game night, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5108 or 275-4777.

Second MissionaryBaptist 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 www.holyghostradio.com.

For more information, call 275-8535.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Today: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. (call the church for the location).

Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Tuesday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

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

May 16: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. (call the church for the location).

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, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Graduates' Brunch, 9:15 a.m.; Lay Ministry, 1 p.m.; "Lutheran Basics," 3:30 p.m.

Monday: DCE Retreat in Herington through Tuesday.

Tuesday: Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; "Real Men Real Leaders," 3:30 p.m.; Stephen Ministry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Staff meeting, 8 a.m.; worship planning, 9 a.m.; all-staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.; Youth Ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; preschool (age 3) program, 7 p.m.

May 16: Preschool (age 4) graduation, 7 p.m.

May 17: Garden City High School praise service, 10 a.m.

For more information, call 276-3110.

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 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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