A Presbyterian World Missions special event will take place Monday at The Presbyterian Church, 1719 Texas St. An American and international potluck dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with a program presented from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The featured speaker will be Bruce Whearty, who grew up in Montana, was raised in the Presbyterian Church and became close to God as Creator through experiences in the outdoors.¬
Resigning from careers as elementary school teachers in Montana, he and his wife, Lora, served as PC(USA) educational mission co-workers in Vanuatu, a little island country in the Southwest Pacific, and in Ethiopia, where they worked with partner churches in mentoring teachers, developing basic literacy programs and promoting education for girls. They were evacuated from mission service overseas in 2009 when one of his heart valves failed. As church support associate for the Midwest, he now serves Presbyterian World Missions by encouraging connections between mission co-workers and congregations.¬
For more information, call Mary Buchele at the church office, 275-9141, or on her cell at 805-2974 or email email@example.com.
Father's Day program
The Seventh Day Adventist Church Messiah Group Ministry will present a Father's Day program at 4 p.m. Saturday at Homestead Health Rehabilitation, 2308 N. Third St.
The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.
Growing up without a father
Growing up without a father will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree CafÃ©, 3101 Campus Drive.
A filmed interview with Donald Miller, best-selling author of "Blue Like Jazz" and "Father Fiction," will be screened during the Lifetree program. In the interview, Miller describes growing up without a father and his attempts to reconnect with his father later in life.
"This program, titled 'FatherLess,' is for those who've been abandoned, ignored or abused by their fathers," said Lifetree CafÃ© representative Craig Cable. "It's also for dads who have, for some reason, lived away from their children. And it will help anyone who cares about either a father or child who's had to cope with this difficult situation."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lifetreecafe.com.
Bible Christian Church
1404 E. Mary St.
Saturday: Men's Breakfast, meet at 7 a.m. at Stevens Park for the pancake feed by Commerce Bank; Young at Heart group will meet at 9:30 a.m. downtown to watch the parade and have lunch; Tri for God Team will have a concession stand at Airport Raceway at 7 p.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.; middle school campers leave for camp at 12:30 p.m. (meet in the Family Life Center parking lot); small group meetings.
Monday: Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Prayer group, 7 a.m.; 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.; ministry reporting meeting, 7 p.m., followed by elders' meeting; men's small group and women's small group meetings.
Wednesday: Worship Team practice, 7:30 p.m.; women's small group and 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 Von Tuttle giving the message; 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.
Upcoming: Father's Day ice cream social, 6 p.m. June 15.
For more information, call 276-7391, email email@example.com 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., with Darrell Rains giving the lesson "Grace Is The Reason"; Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Wednesday for age 3 through fifth grade, with the theme "Once Upon A Time" and to include prince, princess and castle themes.
Upcoming: Wild Water Wednesday, a fun, wet Bible class for age 3 to fifth grade, 7:15 p.m. beginning June 18.
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: 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.; Stake meetings, 3:30 p.m.; Stake Boy Scout Summer Camp through June 14.
Monday: Family home evening.
Wednesday: Play group, 10 a.m. at Deane Wiley Park; Young Women activities and Primary girls activities, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Ward Missionary Committee, 7 p.m.
June 14: Picnic at Lee Richardson Zoo.
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., to include the "Strengthen the Church" special mission offering; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.
Monday: Administrative meeting, 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.
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.
For more information, call 275-5304.
First Baptist Church
1007 N. 11th St.
Communion Sunday: Bible Study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mary Fabin giving the message "Messengers From God"; NCV practice, 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Spanish Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 7 p.m.
Note: Junior Camp at Camp Christy and Praise and Worship Camp at Cross Wind takes place this week.
June 14: All-church work day, 8 a.m. (lunch provided).
For more information or transportation to church activities, call 275-5266.
First Baptist Church of Holcomb
403 Emmanuel Drive
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.
June 14: Men's Breakfast/Bible Study, 8 a.m.; "Armouraires Quartet," 6 p.m., with a love offering to be taken.
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 "Moses' Dream"; Boundary training, 3 p.m.; special congregational meeting, 4:30 p.m.; all-church bowling party, 6 to 9 p.m.; children leave for Creative Arts Camp.
Monday: IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Ministerial Cluster, 10 a.m.; youth group, 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.
Thursday: TFI, 6 to 9 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.; youth trip to Lake Wilson.
June 14: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; Streeter Family Reunion, 11 a.m. to 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Pastor David Bell giving the message.
Sunday: Worship, 8:30 a.m. in the gazebo north of the Finnup Educational Center at Lee Richardson Zoo and 10:45 a.m. in the church sanctuary, with Pastor Bell giving the message "A Time To Act"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Vacation Bible School celebration luncheon, noon; Youth Group, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.
Tuesday: Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; Scholarship Committee, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Summer Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Hands On, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Men's/Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.
Thursday: Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; UMMAM, 4 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.
June 13: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.; Frisbee Golf, 10 a.m. at Garden City Community College.
For more information on events, visit www.fumcgc.com or call 275-9171.
Garden City Church of the Nazarene
2720 Campus Drive
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?"; "Gangway To Galilee, Amazing Grace Adventures" Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Thursday for ages 3 through sixth grade.
Tuesday: Men's prayer group, 6 a.m.; focused prayer group, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
June 13: Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, call 275-4278 or visit www.gcnaz.com.
Garden Valley Church
1701 N. Third St.
Saturday: Youth group enchilada fundraiser, 9 a.m.
Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz continuing the series from the book of James "Faith Workout! No. 10" with the message "Where's The Boat?"
Monday through June 13: "Weird Animals — Where Jesus' Love Is One-of-a-Kind!" Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon for preschool through fifth grade, followed by a Father's Day picnic on the church lawn at 10 a.m. June 14.
Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Chicago trip preparations for the youth group, 7 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 Pastor Andrew Zoschke, Grace Bible 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, "God With Us."
Wednesday: New Bible study series "We Trust The Bible," 7 p.m.; Branson gospel music group, "The Haining Family," in concert at 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.; worship service, 4 p.m. at The Shepherd Center; 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 CafÃ©, 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.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Terry Major giving the lesson "This Is Eternal Life."
Thursday: Pierceville Ladies' Bible Study, 10 a.m. at the Major's home; Dorcas Quilt Guild, 6:30 p.m. in Wagher Hall; Country Church, 7 p.m. at Jerry Wartman's home.
Upcoming: Father's Day car show, 10 a.m. June 8, followed by Chris Lund concert at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, call the church at (620) 335-5228.
St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA
1608 Belmont Place
Saturday: Chin Christian fellowship, 7 p.m.
Pentecost Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.; Chin Christian fellowship, 1 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., 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 Presbyterian Church
1719 Texas St.
Pentecost Sunday: Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship; PSK 20th Anniversary Celebration, 4:30 p.m. in Wichita.
Monday: Summer enrichment program, 9:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
Tuesday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
June 13: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Samy's.
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.; new member barbecue and pie auction, noon; Circuit Forum, 3 p.m.
Monday: "Breakfast With Jesus," 7 a.m.; "Retire Wisely" Thrivent Event, 6:30 p.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; Vacation Bible School training, 6:30 p.m.
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.
Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; Garden City Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.
June 14: Dog walking, 4 p.m. (meet at 602 E. Santa Fe).
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: Refinery Youth (seventh through 12th grade), 7 p.m.
For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.