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Celebratory weekend planned

Celebratory weekend planned

Pierceville Federated Church has a celebratory weekend on tap, marking two milestones for the church. The first is the dedication of the church's new activities center and the second is the 60th anniversary of its partnership with Village Missions.

There will be a dinner at noon Saturday, followed by a program of recognition of the building process and people, as well as special music and prayers of dedication for the new facility. A concert of celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday will feature vocal artist Vici Meyers.

The 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services on Sunday will include a time for reflection at the history and ministry of Village Missions in Pierceville, with greetings from previous missionaries who have served here, followed by a message from the director of Village Missions, the Rev. Brian Wechsler from Dallas, Ore.

All services are open to the public.

A second look at education

The state of public education will be examined at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Café, 3101 Campus Drive.

The program "Pass or Fail? The State of Education" features filmed stories from Nikhil Goyal, TED talk speaker and author of "One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School," and Sajan George, the founder of Matchbook Learning, a school-turnaround organization.

"Thirteen years of being in the system annihilated my creative potential," said Goyal, a recent high school graduate. "School stunted my creative prowess. I came to the realization that I was seen not as a human being, but as a test score." He now advocates a number of changes for the educational system.

Participants in the Lifetree program will discuss the current state of public education and what changes might improve the system for schools, parents and students.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

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

For more information, call Mike at 272-6198, email him at or visit

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.

Saturday: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Von Hunn giving the message "Blessed Are The Peacemakers"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

March 21: Newsletter deadline.

March 22: Reap As You Sew, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 "Despising The Shame" in the morning and "Who Is This Jesus?" in the evening; elders/deacons meeting, 3:30 p.m.; 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.

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit, or follow on Twitter @gckscoc.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

Saturday: Garden City Stake Conference, with Elder Brent J. Hillier of the Seventy presiding, with Priesthood and auxiliary leadership meetings from 4 to 6 p.m., a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., and an evening meeting (age 12 and older) from 7 to 8:45 p.m.

Sunday: Garden City Stake Conference continues, with general session for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon and a noon luncheon (meat and buns will be provided; bring chips, cookies and other finger foods to share).

Each school day: Seminary, 7 a.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward missionary community meeting, 7 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

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 11 a.m.

Monday: Council, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

Sunday: Sunday service and children's church, 9 and 11 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit

Fellowship Baptist Church

506 N. First St.

Sunday: Sunday school and Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Myanmar Christian Fellowship, 1 to 3 p.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.

Wednesday: Kids 4 Truth will not meet due to Spring Break.

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.

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

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

First Baptist Church of Holcomb

403 Emmanuel Drive

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Ladies Bible Study Beth Moore's "To Live Is Christ," a study of Paul's life, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Blast and Youth Group will not meet; prayer meeting/Bible class, 7 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 277-0858.

First Christian Church

306 N. Seventh St.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., with Pastor Scott Schurle giving the message "Blessed Are The Peacemakers"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; "Run For God," 4 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 7 p.m. at the Adler's home.

Monday: IDOC, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; trustees, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Fellowship Guild, 11 a.m.; New Covenant Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Peace Out, youth group (fifth/sixth grade) and Bells, 6 p.m.; LED, 6:50 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Bible study, 7 p.m.; youth group (seventh to 12th grade), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Lenten Luncheon service, noon at the First United Methodist Church; Friendship Circle, 2 p.m.; Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

March 22: Reckless Generation Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. at Patrick Dugan's; IDOC, 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

Sunday: Adult Small Groups and Youth/Children Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; family worship, 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday: Spring Break; no activities.

Thursday: LOV Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. (use west door).

March 21: Little Angels Consignment Sale featuring women's, infants and children's clothing, toys and more, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (also 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22).

For more information, visit or call 276-7859.

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Steve Ensz starting a series from the book of James titled "Faith Workout!"; Movie Night in the Gym, 6 p.m., featuring "Mercy Rule" (bring your lawn chair and a snack; popcorn will be provided).

Tuesday: Women's Sewing Group, 9:30 a.m.; lunch prayer time, noon; "Whispers Of Hope" Women's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

March 21: Young Adult Fellowship movie night featuring "God's Not Dead," 7 p.m. (meet at the theater).

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 and special music given by the Rev. Marty Younger, Word of Life Church.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the message given by David Pelto.

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 "God's Will Part 2: Will Of Desire" given by Pastor Andrew Zoschke.

Wednesday: Midweek Bible Study and prayer service, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-6701.

Ingalls Community Bible Church

212 N. Main St., Ingalls

Sunday: Family Bible Hour, 9:45 a.m., studying the Book of Ephesians; worship service, 11 a.m., including traditional hymns and the sermon "The Faith Of Joseph"; carry-in meal and fellowship, 12:30 p.m.; afternoon worship service, 1:30 p.m., with lesson two of the ECS study course on "Winning Souls The Bible Way"; the church pastor is Pastor Tom Harmer.

Wednesday evening: Prayer meeting (call for the time).

For more information, call (620) 335-5305.

Journey To The Cross

1205 W. Maple St.

Cowboy Church services take place 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 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

Saturday: Dedication service for the new activity center will begin with lunch, followed by recognitions, history, music and more; celebration concert featuring Vici Meyers, 7 p.m., followed by refreshments.

Sunday: 60th anniversary celebration of Village Missions' partnership and leadership, 10 a.m., with stories and testimonies from former missionaries and special music by Judy Fortner; 10:45 a.m. service with the Rev. Brian Wechsler, Village Missions director, preaching and music provided by Meyers; a fellowship dinner will follow the service.

Tuesday: Men's breakfast and Bible study, 6:30 a.m. at McGraw's shop; Ladies' Bible Study, 7 p.m. at Jolene Baker's home.

Wednesday: Spring Break; no club meetings.

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Saturday: Chin Christian worship service, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: Worship service, 10 a.m., followed by Lenten Soup Lunch; Chin Christian worship service, 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Women's group, 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 275-5108.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Rita Stockton, followed by coffee hour; no Sunday school.

Note: If you are planning to donate items for the Easter Egg Hunt, deliver them to Michelle at the church by April 6.

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.

Today: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Sunday: Bell Choir rehearsal, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Tuesday: 88 Hrs. rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: No activities.

Thursday: Lenten worship and lunch, noon at the First United Methodist Church; Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m.

March 21: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at IHOP.

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 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school/First Communion instruction, 9:15 a.m.; "Lutheran Basics," 3:30 p.m.; Mexico Mission Trip through March 21.

Tuesday: Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; dinner, 5:45 p.m.; Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: LWR quilting, 10 a.m.; Sermons a la Carte, noon at the First United Methodist Church; LifeLight!, 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110.

Word of Life Church

3004 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer for the service, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. (bilingual service), led by Pastor Marty Younger.

Wednesday: No evening services.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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