'Run For God'
'Run For God'
First Christian Church in Garden City will act as host for a second session of "Run For God" 5K Challenge beginning July 6. This is a 12-week Bible study and fitness program focusing on building endurance as a runner and developing enduring faith as well.
The instructor will be Ellen Mangan. Plans are to meet each Sunday at 4 p.m. at the church, 306 N. Seventh St.
"Run For God" is a program developed by Mitchell Hollis of Dalton, Ga., in 2010. It started out as a local program and now has more than 1,000 instructors in several countries, sponsoring 5K, 10K and half-marathon races across the nation. The organization states as its primary goal to "spread the good news of Jesus Christ and to educate about the parallels of faith and endurance."
The cost to join the group is $20 to cover the study materials, with a price break offered for families. Returning participants are welcome; cost is $5 for them.
The program is designed for the absolute beginning runner, but all fitness levels and all ages are encouraged to join.
For more information or for details about registering, call the church office at 275-5411. For more details, visit www.runforgod.com.
God coming to aid
Why a caring God would come to the aid of some but not all will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree CafÃ©, 3101 Campus Drive.
The program "Does God Play Favorites? Why Would a Caring God Bless Some and Not Others?" features the filmed stories of people affected by a devastating fire.
Some residents describe how their house was "miraculously" spared, while others tell how their lives' possessions were lost in the forest fire.
"After the smoke cleared, residents and firefighters remarked how the fire seemed to surround but stop before devouring some houses," said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. "Disasters like this cause people to question things like divine intervention — or the lack of it."
Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.
Lifetree CafÃ© 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 email@example.com or visit www.lifetreecafe.com.
Bible Christian Church
1404 E. Mary St.
Saturday: "Growing Strong," 9 a.m.
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.; campers (first and second grade) leave for camp at 12:30 p.m. (meet in the Family Life Center parking lot); small group meetings.
Monday: Campers (third grade) leave for camp at 12:30 p.m. (meet in the FLC parking lot); Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Prayer group, 7 a.m.; 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.; men's small group and women's small group meetings.
Wednesday: Couples small group meetings.
Thursday: Men's Bible Study, 6 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the church, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's and 1:30 p.m. at 1608 Shorthorn; men's small group meeting.
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 Bud Mathews giving the message; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; ice cream social, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.
Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Reap As You Sew, 6 to 10 p.m.
June 20: Newsletter deadline.
June 21: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.
For more information, call 276-7391, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gardencitycob.org.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
619 Mary St.
Saturday: Picnic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lee Richardson Zoo.
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: Youth activities, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Ward Missionary Committee, 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 www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.
Community Congregational Church
710 N. Third St.
Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.
Monday: Council, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5623.
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.
First Baptist Church
1007 N. 11th St.
Sunday: Father's Day Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; Bible Study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mary Fabin giving the message; Praise Band practice, 4 p.m.
Wednesday: ICH Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Spanish Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 7 p.m.
Note: Junior Camp at Camp Christy and Praise and Worship Camp at Cross Wind takes place this week.
For more information or transportation to church activities, call 275-5266.
First Baptist Church of Holcomb
403 Emmanuel Drive
Saturday: Men's Breakfast/Bible Study, 8 a.m. at Golden Corral; Southern Gospel music concert featuring the "Armouraires Quartet," 6 p.m., with a love offering to be taken.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Ladies Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Bible Blast and Youth Group, 6:30 p.m.; prayer meeting, 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.fbcholcomb.com or call 277-0858.
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 "Stepping On Quail ... No Seriously!"; IDOC, 1 to 5 p.m.; youth group, 6 p.m.
Monday: Trustees, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Women's Guild Brunch, 9 a.m.
Wednesday: All youth groups, 6 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Friendship Circle, 2 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.
June 21: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, 6 to 10 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 email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.fsbcgc.com or call 276-7859.
Garden City Church of the Nazarene
2720 Campus Drive
Saturday: Church volunteers will travel to Scott City for a service project at the Scott City Church of the Nazarene. For more information, call Jamie at 275-4278.
Sunday: Bible studies for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Tim Fields giving the message "Who Does God Say I Am?"; no evening service.
Monday: Focused prayer group, 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Men's prayer group, 6 a.m.; focused prayer group, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Wednesday: Fellowship meal, 6 p.m., followed with Adult Bible Study at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary and Children's Bible Study/activities and youth group meetings upstairs.
Upcoming: "God and Country" patriotic concert, 6 p.m. June 29, featuring Steve Desmond, who performs throughout the country sharing worship, southern and country gospel music.
For more information, call 275-4278 or visit www.gcnaz.com.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Father's Day picnic and worship service, 10 a.m. on the church lawn (bring camping chairs), with hamburgers and hotdogs provided (bring a side, salad or dessert), the Vacation Bible School children sharing songs and a message from the pastor.
Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.; Junior Campers leave at 9:30 a.m. for camp at Tabor College through June 21; lunch prayer time, noon.
Wednesday: Youth group fundraiser Silly Supper, 6:30 p.m., with donations going to the Chicago trip in July.
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. Denise Pass, Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5036.
Grace Bible Church
2595 Jennie Barker Road
Saturday: Youth Music More, 6 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Andrew Zoschke continuing the sermon series through the book of Hebrews with the message "A Father's Day Message."
Wednesday: New Bible study series "We Trust The Bible," 7 p.m.
For more information, call 275-6701.
Ingalls Community Bible Church
212 N. Main St., Ingalls
Sunday: Bible Hour, 9:45 a.m., studying the Book of Isaiah; worship service, 11 a.m.; carry-in meal and fellowship, 12:30 p.m.; afternoon worship service, 1:30 p.m.; the church pastor is Pastor Tom Harmer.
Monday through June 20: Vacation Bible School, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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 CafÃ©, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.newlifechurchgc.org or call 272-6198.
Pierceville Federated Church
203 E. Avenue A
Sunday: Father's Day car show (all vehicles welcome; prizes awarded), 10 a.m.; Chris Lund concert, 10:45 a.m. (free-will offering taken); Father's Day barbecue lunch , 12:15 p.m. (bring side dishes and desserts).
Thursday: Ladies' Fellowship, 7 p.m. at Marjorie Lear's home for salad supper and swim party.
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA
1608 Belmont Place
Tonight: Family game night, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Chin Christian fellowship, 7 p.m.
Sunday: Father's Day worship, 10 a.m.; Chin Christian fellowship, 1 p.m.
Wednesday: Women's group, 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call 275-5108 or 275-4777.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
710 N. Main St.
Sunday: Morning prayer, 10:15 a.m.
Upcoming: Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m. June 22 with the Rev. Rita Stockton as celebrant.
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 Presbyterian Church
1719 Texas St.
Today: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Samy's.
Sunday: Worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.
Monday: Summer enrichment program, 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday; Stewardship Team, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Staff meetings, 1:30 and 3:15 p.m.; 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m.
June 20: 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, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. departure for June Summer Camp.
Monday: "Breakfast With Jesus," 7 a.m.
Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; "Moms In The Park, 10 a.m. at Deane Wiley Park.
Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; PieceMakers, 10 a.m.; Youth Ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson's home; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Church Leadership Council, 11:30 a.m.
June 20: Newsletter deadline, 1 p.m.
Upcoming: Vacation Bible School set-up and decorating, 1 p.m. June 22.
For more information, call 276-3110.