Christmas cookie sale planned

A Christmas cookie sale is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming St.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Emmaus House and the Orphan Grain Train.

Church hosts

‘Run For God’

First Christian Church in Garden City will act as host for a third session of “Run For God” 5K Challenge beginning Jan. 4, 2015. 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 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.

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 Marty Moyer giving the message “Good News”; children’s church is provided during the worship service; carry-in dinner, noon (bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House).

Wednesday: Choir practice, 6 p.m.; youth meeting and Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Newsletter deadline.

Dec. 20: Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.

For more information, call 276-7391, email gccob@att.net or visit www.gardencitycob.org.

Church of Christ

1715 Pioneer Road

Sunday: Bible class, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains giving the lesson “God’s Greatest Gift” in the morning and “Praise Him, Tell Of His Excellent Greatness” in the evening; the Annual Open House will follow the evening lesson.

Wednesday: “Where Kids Experience God’s Love” FaithWeaver Friends Bible Study for age 3 to fifth grade, 7:15 p.m. (adults will do a study from the book of Acts).

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.; choir practice, 4 p.m.

Each school day: Seminary for high school students, 6:30 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Tuesday: Institute (age 18 to 30), 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Play group, 10 a.m.; youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward missionary correlation meeting, 7 p.m.

The Stake Family History Center at 2508 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, is open each Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and each Thursday from 1 to 5 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.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday services and children’s church, 9 and 11 a.m.

Wednesday: “The Hill” youth group, 7 p.m. at the Outreach Center, 3095 N. Eighth St.

Upcoming: Christmas Eve services are at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit www.cornerstonepeople.org.

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Communion worship, 10:30 a.m., with Staci Borton giving the message; Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m., followed by the Christmas party.

Wednesday: No activities.

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

First Christian Church

306 N. Seventh St.

Ugly Sweater Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent): Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., featuring the children’s Christmas program “How The Grinch Saved Christmas”; congregational meeting at noon to include voting on officers and the budget for 2015; HOPE Ministries, 12:30 p.m.; youth group, 6 p.m.; “Peanuts Study” led by Pastor Scott Schurle, 7 p.m.

Monday: Learning Zone, English as a second language class, 4 p.m. (also at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday); Zumba, 6:30 p.m.; IDOC, 6 p.m.; trustees, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Guild, 11:30 a.m.; elders’ meeting, 6 p.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: IDOC, 5 p.m.; youth group and Bells, 6 p.m.; Peace Out second annual Christmas snack exchange and birthday party for Jesus, 6 p.m. (this is the final meeting until school resumes on Jan. 7, 2015); Gospel Choir and Bible Study, 7 p.m.; no LED.

Thursday: Learning Zone, 10 a.m.; Friendship Circle, 2 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Church office closed after lunch.

Dec. 20: Church members and friends will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sam’s Club.

For more information, visit www.fccgcks.org or call 275-5411.

First United

Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

Saturday: Saturday Night Light worship service, 5:45 p.m., with Pastor David Bell giving the message.

Sunday: Worship service, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with the second service to include the Chancel Choir performing its Christmas cantata “All Is Well” by Michael Barrett and David Angerman and directed by Ernie Ortiz; the candle of JOY will be lit for the Third Sunday in Advent; Sunday school and Confirmation class, 9:30 a.m.; Youth Choir, 5:30 p.m.; youth group and Living Christmas, 6:30 p.m.

Monday: “Christmas Vacation” Advent Study and “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break,” 6:30 p.m.; Bell Choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups and Noon Women’s Bible Study, noon; preschool Christmas program, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Advent Study, noon; women’s study, 1:30 p.m.; Christmas caroling to nursing homes, 5:15 p.m.; pizza for carolers, Children’s Choir practice and Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m; Ladies Reunion Group, Women’s Bible Study and Men’s Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon.

Dec. 19: MAM, 9 a.m.

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.; Bible classes for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz completing the “150 Days In The Psalms” series with the message “Live Out Loud!”; Senior High Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Men’s Coffee, 9 a.m. at McDonald’s East; The Sewing Ladies, 9:30 a.m.; prayer time, noon.

Wednesday: Kid’s Klub will not meet; Junior High Youth Group, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Coffee Fellowship, 2 p.m. in the south coffee shop at Garden Valley Retirement Village.

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. Brian Faust, First United Methodist Church, giving the message and with Fielding Hands providing special music.

Wednesday: “Celebrate Your Faith” devotional service, 7 p.m., with the Rev. Don Patrick, retired Church of the Nazarene minister, giving the message.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Grace Bible Church

2595 Jennie Barker Road

Saturday: M & M Youth Group, 5 p.m.

Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Andrew Zoschke giving the message “The Unshaken Kingdom.”

Wednesday: Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701 or visit www.gbcgc.org.

Homestead Health and Rehabilitation

2308 N. Third St.

Sunday: Music program of sharing Christ and Christmas, 5:20 p.m., featuring Fielding Hands, with Francine McAdams as pianist and Ambur Randell, activities director.

Ingalls Community Bible Church

212 N. Main St., Ingalls

Sunday: Bible Hour, 9:45 a.m., studying Isaiah 13 and 14; worship service, 11 a.m.; carry-in meal and fellowship, 12:30 p.m.; “The Truth Project” afternoon service, 1:30 p.m.; the church pastor is Pastor Tom Harmer.

Wednesday evening: Prayer meeting (call for the time).

For more information, call (620) 335-5305.

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 message “The Advent Of Christ, Our Joy”; evening service, 6:30 p.m., with the message “The Scroll With Seven Seals.”

Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw’s shop.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Ladies prayer time, 2:30 p.m. at the Major’s home; country church, 6:30 p.m. at Jerry Wartman’s home; ladies night out, 7 p.m. in Wagher Hall.

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Friday: Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.

Tuesday: Church Council, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Women’s Group, 1:30 p.m. (bring Christmas treats to share).

Chin Christian activities: Fellowship worship, 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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

St. Thomas’

Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Holy Eucharist celebrated by the Rev. Rita Stockton, 5 p.m.

Upcoming: Morning Prayer at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 21, followed by Hanging of the Greens and coffee hour, with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24, with the Rev. 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.

Saturday: PW Thank Brunch, 10 a.m.; Salvation Army bell ringing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sam’s; Winter Recital Group, 1 p.m.

Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship; H.O.P.E. for Music, 1:30 p.m.

Monday: H.O.P.E. for Music, 1:30 p.m.; Stewardship Team, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Clergy Coffee, 9 a.m.; staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.; H.O.P.E. for Music, 3:30 p.m.; 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: H.O.P.E. for Music, 3:30 p.m.; youth group meal, 5:45 p.m.; Worship Unplugged, 6:15 p.m.; youth Christmas party, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Breakfast with high school group, 6:45 a.m. at IHOP.

Dec. 20: Women’s Lunch, 11:30 a.m. at Wendy’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: Choir rehearsal, 8:15 a.m.; Prayer Ministry, 8:30 a.m.; worship service, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible class, 10:30 a.m.; Lay Ministry, 1 p.m.; congregational Christmas caroling, 3 p.m.

Monday: “Breakfast With Jesus,” 7 a.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Moms Bible Study, 2 p.m.; “Real Men — Real Leaders,” 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Staff Book Study, noon; newsletter deadline, 1 p.m.; cookie sale, 5:30 p.m.; midweek dinner, 5:45 p.m.; Advent worship, 6:30 p.m.; mentor time and midweek classes, 7 p.m.; Christmas service practice, 7:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Church Leadership Council, 6:30 p.m.; preschool (age 3) Christmas program, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: Preschool (age 4) Christmas program, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110.

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m.; Communion worship service, 10:15 a.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger; Youth Journey, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: AWANA (age 3 to sixth grade) and Adult Bible Study, 6:45 p.m.

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