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 Most Beautiful Light”, from Revelations 1:9-20, 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 message given by Pastor Bob Bates titled “Fan the Flame”, based on Luke 5:27-32, 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.

The church plans on resuming Sunday morning worship services on June 7.

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 Romans 15:1-13, 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.

The church will begin having Sunday worship services in the park at 9:30 a.m., June 7, in Finnup Park, north of the Finnup Center. Bring chairs and blankets for own seating while practicing social distancing.

There are also Zoom Bible study sessions available with Pastor Joel.

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