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Pastor to speak on book

Pastor to speak on book

Kent Crockett, the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Garden City, has written his seventh book. "Slaying Your Giants: Biblical Solutions to Everyday Problems" has been published nationwide this month.

People today must conquer invisible giants before they can enjoy life, Crockett said in a press release, noting that fear, worry, depression, rejection, unforgiveness and doubt are a few of the 20 invisible giants that attack people. The book gives advice from the Bible concerning how to defeat each destructive attitude.

"So many people are not enjoying life and I want to show them how they can," Crockett said. "It's actually a fun-to-read book. I've included fascinating true stories throughout the book and even some humor to keep the reader turning the pages. When you read how others killed their giants, you will start believing that you can do it too."

"Slaying Your Giants" is actually a revised and updated version of his bestselling book, "The 911 Handbook."

"When my 911 book was first published in 1997, I started receiving phone calls and letters from people all over the country, telling me how much they loved the book," Crockett said. "I ended up receiving calls and letters from people living in over 30 states."

The book was so popular that Hendrickson Publishers asked Crockett to update it with a new title, new chapters and fresh information. "Over half the information in the book is new," Crockett said. "I believe 'Slaying Your Giants' is even better than 'The 911 Handbook' because I've added more insights and captivating stories."

Crockett has another book coming out in August with Chosen Books, "The Sure Cure for Worry." The foreword is written by former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman.

"My writing is a unique combination of problem-solving and entertainment," Crockett said. "I think people get more out of an advice book if they enjoy what they're reading."

"Slaying Your Giants" is available at The Family Bookhouse in Garden City.

Majesty and mystery of nature

The majesty and mystery of nature will be explored at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

The program celebrates nature and considers how human interaction is impacting the environment.

The program includes a screening of the award-winning short film "Saving Valentina," depicting the actual attempted rescue of a whale that was ensnared in a fishing net.

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

Lifetree Cafe 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) 292-4697 or

Bible Christian Church

1404 E. Mary St.

Saturday: Small group meeting.

Sunday: Worship Team practice, 8 a.m.; early prayer time, 8:30 a.m.; worship celebration, nursery, Praise & Play, Sunday school and adult discipleship classes, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; worship celebration, 10:10 a.m.; kid's church, 10:30 a.m.; Vacation Bible School work day, 1 p.m.; small group meetings.

Monday: Office closed.

Tuesday: Vacation Bible School (age 2 to outgoing sixth-graders), 6 to 8 p.m. (through Thursday), with a meal at 5:30 p.m.; 2-3-4 Motorcycle Ministry, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Men's Bible Study, 6 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m. at 1608 Shorthorn; men's small group and couple's small group meetings.

For more information, call 276-8356.

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 John Elder giving the message "We Have Peace With God"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; no youth meeting.

Monday: Church office closed.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

May 30: Reap As You Sew, 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

619 Mary St.

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

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward missionary correlation meeting, 7 p.m.

May 31 and June 1: Stake father-son camp-out at Scott State Lake (provide your own supper; breakfast will be provided by the Stake).

For more information about the Gospel, call the full-time English- and Spanish-speaking missionaries serving in Garden City at (620) 875-3715 or 276-3363 or visit, or

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

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

Wednesday: Choir, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-5623.

Cornerstone Church

2901 N. Eighth St.

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

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

First Baptist Church

1007 N. 11th St.

Sunday: Bible study and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m.; NCV practice, 4 p.m.

Monday: Youth leave at 7 a.m. for Colorado Retreat.

Wednesday: No Wednesday church during the summer months; NCV practice, 8 p.m.

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

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 "So What Does A Witness Look Like?"; HOPE Puppets, 12:30 p.m.; TNC Junior High Youth Group, 6 p.m.; LOL Senior High Youth Group, 7 p.m.

Monday: Office closed.

Tuesday: Elders' meeting, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: LED, 6:45 p.m.; Gospel Choir and Basic Training, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Mary Marthas, 7 p.m.

May 31: Office closed.

June 1: Pre-Primary Camp, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Camp Tawakoni; Praise in the Park, 7 to 10:30 p.m. in Stevens Park.

For more information, visit

First Southern Baptist Church

2708 N. Third St.

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

Monday: Office closed.

Wednesday: Hazelet and Nusser LifeTraks, 6:30 p.m. (use north door).

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 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary), with the Rev. Bell giving the message "Who Are We In Christ"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Monday: Church office closed.

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

Wednesday: Set-up for Godmothers, 9 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Women's Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band practice, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Godmothers Ministry, 9 a.m.; Emmaus groups, noon; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.

June 1: "Praise in the Park," 7 p.m. in Stevens Park.

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

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:45 a.m., with Jacob Algrim giving the message "Crashing The Dinner Party."

Monday: Men's Prayer Lunch, noon.

Tuesday: Ladies Prayer Time, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday: Praise Team practice, 6:30 p.m.; Junior High Youth Group, 6:45 p.m.

Thursday: Women's Sewing Group, 9 a.m.

May 31: Friday Night Small Group, 6:30 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 Checko Vallejo. Special music will be presented by Robert Widows.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., with the Rev. Don Patrick, retired minister of Church of the Nazarene, giving the message.

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, "The Glory Of God In His Creation," given by John Zoschke, pastor.

Wednesday: Monthly praise, share 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.

Registration forms are being accepted for Rodeo Bible Camp, which is set for June 20 through 23.

New Life Community Church

1110 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 Rev. Terry Major giving the message "God's Serendipities" and with Rebecca Price providing special music.

Tuesday: Men's study/fellowship, 6:30 a.m. at the Teen Center; Vacation Bible School (ages 4 to sixth grade), 9 to 11:45 a.m. through May 31 (call the church for registration or transportation needs).

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

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 Golden Dragon.

Sunday: Communion worship service, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship.

Monday: Office closed.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Meals on Wheels, 11 a.m. (through May 31); M O Committee, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.

May 31: Women's dinner, 5:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas.

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 and Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.

Monday: Church office closed; Long Range Planning Team, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls, 10 a.m.; Brown Bag Bible Buddies, noon; set up for rummage sale, 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning and set up for rummage sale, 9 a.m.; Youth Ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Women on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at 1001 Fleming St.; Young Adult Ministry, 8 p.m.

Thursday: Set up for rummage sale, 9 a.m.

May 31: Rummage sale, 9 a.m.

June 1: Rummage sale, 8 a.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. and 5 p.m.; worship service, 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m., led by Pastor Marty Younger.

Wednesday: Refinery Youth, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit

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