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'Art of Listening' topic of Lifetree

'Art of Listening' topic of Lifetree

Storytelling and listening will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

The program, "The Art Of Listening: An Act Of Love," features a film of NPR's StoryCorps founder, David Isay. StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants.

"It's an important moment in people's lives to have someone who matters ask who they are, what they've learned and how they want to be remembered," Isay said.

Participants will discover practical tools for connecting deeply with others.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 3101 N. Campus Drive.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting.

Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Craig Cable at (970) 292-4838 or

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

Church of the Brethren

505 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Doug Williams giving the message; children's church is provided during the morning worship service.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; deadline to sign up and prepay for Christmas dinner.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6: Decorate the church float, 7 p.m.

Upcoming: Carry-in dinner at noon Dec. 8; Commission meetings at 6:30 p.m. and General Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

For more information, call 276-7391, email or visit

Church of Christ

1715 Pioneer Road

Sunday: Bible classes for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship assembly, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains giving the lesson "Why Jesus Came" in the morning and "The Truly Thankful Life" in the evening; the "Great Grams" Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly.

Wednesday: Bible classes for all ages, including FaithWeaver Friends for kids, 7:15 p.m.

Upcoming: "Cocoa and Carols," a time of singing and learning Christmas songs, 7 p.m. Dec. 7; monthly fellowship dinner will follow the morning assembly on Dec. 8; Ladies' Night Out, 7 p.m. Dec. 12.

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit or

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Sunday: Testimony meeting, 10 a.m.; Primary classes and Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; Melchizedek Priesthood, Relief Society, Aaronic Priesthood and Young Women classes, 12:10 p.m.

Each school day: Seminary, 6 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Relief Society cooking group meeting at 7 p.m. for a treats exchange.

Dec. 7: Missionary Christmas gathering, 9 a.m. 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, or

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Bible study and prayer, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, 7 p.m.; Spanish services include escuela dominical at 10 a.m. and servicio de adoracion at 11 a.m.; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5304.

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., led by Staci Borton; NCV practice, 4 p.m.; all-church Christmas party, 5 to 8 p.m. at Pastor Mary Fabin's home.

Wednesday: Meal, 6 p.m.; Bible study and activities, 6:30 p.m.; NCV practice, 8 p.m.

Dec. 6: Seeds Of Hope, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming: Community Christmas concert, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

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

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Small groups, Higher Ground, GroZone and Little Seedlings Preschool, 9:30 a.m.; family worship, 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday: Family meal, 5:10 p.m.; Team Kid/Breaking Ground 56 and Adult LifeTraks, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 276-7859.

First United Methodist Church

1106 N. Main St.

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

Sunday: Worship, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell giving the message "The Birth Of Christ: Mary's Story"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; "Hanging of the Greens," 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Disciple IV, 7 p.m.; Bell Choir, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m.; Emmaus reunion groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: New Covenant, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Children's Choir, 5:15 p.m.; family meal, 5:30 p.m.; preschool through sixth-graders packing shoe boxes, with Confirmation Class helping, 6:15 p.m.; set-up for Godmothers and Chancel Choir, 6:30 p.m.; Men's Bible Study, Women's Bible Study and Young Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Bible study (10th to 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Godmother's Ministry, 9 a.m.; Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; "When God Comes Down" Advent Study, 1 p.m.; East Garden Village Ministry, 4:30 p.m.; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

Dec. 6: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.

Dec. 7: UMW "Labor of Love" Craft Fair and Soup Luncheon, 9 a.m.; FUMC Christmas Float riders meet at 5 p.m. at the Train Depot.

For more information on events, visit or call 275-9171.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz beginning an Advent sermon series "24 Days Of Disrupt," with the message "The Scarlet Cord"; High School Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.

Monday: Prayer Time, noon (bring a lunch).

Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Middle School Youth Group and Kid's Klub, 6:45 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 276-7410.

Garden Valley Retirement Village (nondenominational)

1505 E. Spruce St.

Sunday: Worship service, 9 a.m., with the message given by the Rev. Dennis Fitzpatrick, Trinity Lutheran Church.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by Fielding Hands with special singing, harmonica favorites by Robert Widows and piano played by Francine McAdams.

For more information, call 275-5036.

Grace Bible Church

2595 Jennie Barker Road

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message "Jesus — God's Christmas Gift For Our Greatest Need" given by John Zoschke, pastor.

Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study and prayer service, 7 p.m. For more information, call 275-6701.

Journey To The Cross

1205 W. Maple St.

Cowboy Church services are held on the last Tuesday of each month at the F-Diamond Roping Arena, 1205 W. Maple St.

Journey To The Cross is the Garden City chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and is a nondenominational Christian organization. For more information, call (620) 521-1949, (620) 290-0672 or 275-0760.

The Christian Fellowship gatherings each month include a free supper at 7 p.m., with Bible study and devotional fellowship time at 7:30 p.m. During the warm weather months, come and participate in the arena steer ropings at 5 p.m.

All who attend the Cowboy Church services on the last Tuesday of each month will receive free cowboy pocket Bibles.

New Life Community Church

3101 Campus Drive

Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.; Teen Ministries, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Connect with Lifetree Café, 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 272-6198.

Pierceville Federated Church

203 E. Avenue A

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with the message given by Rodney Stromlund, missionary in Arkansas with In Faith.

Tuesday: Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, 6:30 a.m. at Doug McGraw's shop; Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.

Wednesday: Community supper and fellowship, 6:30 p.m.; Kids 4 Truth and Teen Club, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. at Martha Major's home; Pierceville Women's Fellowship, 7 p.m. at Wagher Hall.

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

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; morning prayer, 10:15 a.m.

Dec. 7: Annual Yum Yum Sale featuring frozen casseroles, soups and crafts.

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 Apostolic Church

3102 Schulman Ave.

Saturday: Outreach prayer, 9:30 a.m.; outreach meeting, 10 a.m.; church prayer, 6 p.m.

Sunday: Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday school classes, 10:30 a.m.; prayer, 6 p.m.; evangelistic service with the Rev. James Charles, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Prayer, 7 p.m.; Church Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.

Note: Other available services provided include home Bible study, hospital visitations, prayer for the homebound and bilingual services. Live radio broadcast 24/7 is available at

For more information, call 275-8535.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Monday: GCPC Clergy Coffee, 10 a.m.; Tumbleweed Festival Committee, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Committee on Ministry.

Wednesday: Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Hospital; Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.; meal, 5:45 p.m.; Worship Unplugged, 6:15 p.m.; youth groups (fifth to 12th grade), 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Christian Education Team, 6 p.m.

Dec. 6: Women's Dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Arby's.

Dec. 7: Salvation Army bell ringing, noon to 9 p.m. at Sam's Club; Garden City Presbyterian Church will ring handbells from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 275-9141 or visit

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

Trinity Lutheran Church

1010 Fleming St.

Sunday: Victory Team, 7 a.m.; worship service, 8 a.m.; worship service, 9 a.m. at Garden Valley Retirement Village; Sunday school and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; worship service with "Scripture In Their Hands," 10:30 a.m.; Youth Commission, 11:30 a.m.; Lay Ministry, 1 p.m.; Hanging of the Greens, 2 p.m.; worship service, 2:30 p.m. at Homestead Assisted Living Residence.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; LWML Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; Ministerial Alliance, 10 a.m.; Youth Pastors, 11:30 a.m.; dinner, 5:45 p.m.; Advent worship, 6:30 p.m.; family activity for all ages, 7 p.m.; Children's Christmas service practice, 7:30 p.m.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; LifeLight, 1:30 p.m.; College Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110 or visit

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger; no evening service.

Wednesday: AWANA, Refinery Youth and Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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