Church events

The religious communities of southwest Kansas are feeling the reaches of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Kansas’ limitations of how many people can be at any given gathering by cancelling in-person services and activities for their congregations at this time. Many churches are using technology for their services either over their websites or Facebook pages to keep contact with their parishioners. Others, depending on the size of the church, are having services as usual but limiting activities.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Sunday message giving, by Pastor Steve Ensz, “The A and The Z…The Beginning and The End”, live streamed on Facebook and You Tube, 10:45 a.m.

Zoom Bible studies are held throughout the week.

For more information, visit or call (620) 276-7410.

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: The Sunday message given by Pastor Bob Bates titled “Strike the Original Match”, based on 1 Kings 18, will be live streamed at the church’s website, and on Facebook and You Tube, 10:45 a.m.

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church building is closed.

Also on the church’s website is the sermons of 2020, where video and audio messages so far through the year can be viewed.

For more information, call (620) 276-7391, email at, or go to the website .

Community Congregational Church

(United Church of Christ)

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Worship service with Jeff Starkey's sermon with the message “Rock’s Bottom Line”, 1 Peter 3:13-22 and 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, 10 a.m.

There is also a live feed of the service on the church’s Facebook page.

For more information, call (620) 275-5623.

First United Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

The First United Methodist Church has cancelled all in-person services through May.

The worship service will be posted online at the church’s website and on its social media channels.

For more information, visit or call (620) 275-9171.