The religious communities of southwest Kansas are feeling the reaches of the COVID-19 pandemic as some are 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 worship with the message “Life Assessments…Life in Obedience…Washing One Another’s Feet”, John 13:1-17, giving by Pastor Steve Ensz, live streamed on Facebook and You Tube, 10:30 a.m. If attending in person, masks are required; Small Group Bible Study, Nehemiah Code, 4 p.m.
Wednesday: Kingdom Kids, preschool through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, sixth through 12th grade, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Men’s Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.gardenvalleychurch.com , www.facebook.com/GardenValleyChurchGCK , www.facebook.com/GardenValleyYouth , or call (620) 276-7410.
First United Methodist Church
1106 N. Main St.
Sunday: Worship service in sanctuary, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, Confirmation Class, 10:45 a.m.; Movie Night, 6:30 p.m.
Monday: Young-ish, 6 p.m.; Celebrate Recovery, Scouts, 6:30 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Men’s Emmaus, noon; Trustees Committee meeting, 6 p.m.; Church Council, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: New Covenant Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Soul Sisters Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study, Lenten Bible Studies and activities, 7 p.m.; Praise Team practice, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Godmothers, 9 a.m.; Men’s Emmaus, noon.
Saturday: Saturday Night Light in Chapel, 5:45 p.m.
For more information, visit www.fumcgc.com or call (620) 275-9171.
Church of the Brethren
505 N. Eighth St.
Sunday: Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service with Pastor Bob Bates giving the message “What Jesus Said About Materialism”, 10:45 a.m.
The message will be available to view on Facebook, YouTube and the church’s website, at 11 a.m.
Wednesday: No Youth Groups.; Adult Bible Study in Fellowship Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Men’s Bible Study at Time Out Restaurant, 9 a.m.
For more information, call (620) 276-7391, email at email@example.com, or go to the website www.gardencitycob.org .
King James Bible Baptist Church
1402 E. Fulton St.
Sunday: Worship service with Pastor Leslie R. Wilds, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The services can be seen on the church’s YouTube channel.
For more information, contact the church at 620-287-6390.