Staff Writer
Garden City Telegram

The religious communities of southwest Kansas are feeling the reaches of the COVID-19 pandemic 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, live streamed on Facebook and You Tube, and on the radio, 10:30 a.m. The service will be held outside, under a canopy on the church’s lawn. Boxed lunches will be provided for a picnic after the service.

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: Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service with Pastor Von Hunn giving the message on Psalm 37, 10:45 a.m.

The message will be available to view on Facebook, YouTube and the church’s website, later in the day.

No nursery, birth to four-year-old, and no Children’s Church, kindergarten to fifth grade, during the worship service the next several weeks. Your Pastor Joy Lingenfelter will provide activity/coloring sheets for children to use during the service. Children are encouraged to bring their own crayons.

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

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third Street

Sunday: Adult class, 9 a.m.; Main service with Pastors Rick and Tami Bear, adult and children, 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, nursery available for children up to three-year-olds, 7 p.m.; Royal Rangers and Girls Now, 7 p.m.

Check the website for more information on men's and women's meetings through the month.

Sunday's service is live streamed on YouTube and Facebook at Word of Life Church Garden City KS, 10:15 a.m.

For more information on the church, call (620) 276-3825 or visit .

Community Congregational Church

(United Church of Christ)

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Worship service with Jeff Starkey's sermon with the message “Dissing a Disappointing God”, Matthew 11:2-11, 10 a.m.

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

Wednesday: Choir practice, 6:30 p.m.

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

First United Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

Sunday: Sunday’s service will be in Finnup Park, north of the Finnup Center, with Pastor Charles Nyamakope, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Men’s Emmaus, noon

Wednesday: Zoom Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Men’s Bible Study, 7 p.m.;Women’sBible Study, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Saturday Night Light, 5:45 p.m.

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

Trinity Lutheran Church

1010 N. Fleming St.

Sunday: Prayer team, 8:30 a.m.; Worship service, 9 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, July birthdays, 10:30 a.m.; Worship at Ulysses, 5 p.m.; Worship at Lakin, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Get-together -Girls, 10 a.m.; Staff meeting, 1:30 p.m.; LWM meeting - MP, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Youth Ministry, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: Worship service, 5:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at (620) 276-3110.