Church events

7/12/2013

Possibility of extraterrestrial life explored

Possibility of extraterrestrial life explored

The possible existence of extraterrestrial life will be examined at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe, 1110 Campus Drive, Suite C.

The event features an exclusive filmed interview with Stan Romanek, who has reported more than 100 extraterrestrial encounters. The film explores his personal stories of alien abduction.

Romanek authored "Messages: The World's Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Stories." His video of an alien-looking figure peeking in his window has attracted the attention of UFO enthusiasts as well as skeptics.

According to Lifetree Cafe representative Craig Cable, the Lifetree event will invite accounts from local people who believe they've seen unidentified flying objects.

The film also includes an interview with a former Washington attorney who explains a 2009 Vatican announcement about the possibility of life on other planets.

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) 292-4838 or info@lifetreecafe.com.

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 www.cause-of-god.com.

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 Not Ceased Praying"; children's church is provided during the morning worship service; carry-in dinner, noon, with barbecued beef catered by Webb's (bring a side dish or dessert plus a nonperishable food item to be donated to Emmaus House); no youth meeting.

Tuesday: Quilting, 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.

July 19: Newsletter deadline.

July 20: Men's Fellowship Breakfast, 8 a.m.

For more information, call 276-7391, email gccob@att.net or visit www.gardencitycob.org.

Church of Christ

1715 Pioneer Road

Sunday: Bible classes for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship assemblies, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Darrell Rains speaking on "Psalm 80" during the morning assembly and on "Escape For Your Life" during the evening assembly; the Card Ministry will meet after the evening assembly; there will be a sandwich supper after the evening assembly as the church hosts the Claremore (Okla.) Church of Christ Youth Group.

Wednesday: Bible classes for all ages, including Wild Water Wednesdays (kindergarten to fifth grade), 7:15 p.m.

Upcoming: The Back To School Bash is scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 for middle and high school students. The theme will be "He's Calling." For more information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gcback2schoolbash.

Transportation to all assemblies is available by calling the church office at 276-2500. Visit www.gcchurchofchrist.com or www.facebook.com/gcchurchofchrist.

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.; Stake meetings, 4:30 p.m.

Monday: Family home evening.

Wednesday: Play group, 10 a.m. to noon at Harold Long Park; youth activities, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Ward Missionary meeting, 7 p.m.

July 20: Ward picnic, 6 p.m. in the area next to the Big Pool.

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 www.mormon.org, www.LDS.org or www.Liahona.LDS.org.

Community Congregational Church

710 N. Third St.

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

For more information, call the church office at 275-5965 or visit www.cornerstonepeople.org.

First Baptist Church of Holcomb

403 Emmanuel Drive

Saturday: Men's Breakfast/Bible Study, 8 a.m.

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m., followed by the quarterly business meeting.

Upcoming: Family Fun Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 21, featuring hot dogs and snow cones, games outside, school supply starter kits and registration for Vacation Bible School (ages 4 through fifth grade) scheduled for 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 22 to 25.

For more information, visit www.fbcholcomb.com 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 "Whatever It Takes"; the service will be followed by the Diaconate meeting; TNC Junior High Youth Group and Unbinding the Gospel Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: LED, 6 p.m.; Gospel Choir and youth game time, 7 p.m.

Thursday: TFI, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Mary Marthas and Seeds of Hope Board, 7 p.m.

July 20: Gideons, 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.fccgcks.org.

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: Kid's Rock training, 9 a.m.

Tuesday: Back Yard Bible Club planning meeting, 6:30 p.m.

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

For more information, visit www.fsbcgc.com 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. at Lee Richardson Zoo and 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Bell starting a series of messages on the "Armor Of God," with this week's message being "The Belt Of Truth"; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social to welcome Brian Faust as associate pastor, 7 p.m. on the east lawn of the church.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8:30 a.m.; Emmaus reunion groups and Women's Noon Bible Study, noon; Education Work Area and Kitchen Table Bible Study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Beth Moore Women's Bible Study and Hands On, 9:30 a.m.; Women's Bible Study, 1 p.m.; Women's Bible Study and Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Praise Band, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday: Emmaus Reunion Groups, noon; Circles of Hope, 5:30 p.m.; YANC, 8 p.m.; Women's Walk to Emmaus in Haviland through July 20.

July 19: Mother's Day Out, 9 a.m.

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

Garden Valley Church

1701 N. Third St.

Saturday: Mission Mexico Team leaves for Mexico.

Sunday: Prayer Partners, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m., with guest speaker Fred Askren giving the message "God Is Irrevocable."

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

Wednesday: Praise Team practice, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.gardenvalleychurch.com 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. Marty Younger, Word of Life Church, who will also present the special music.

Wednesday: "Celebrate Your Faith" devotional service, 7 p.m., led 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., to include a presentation on "The Christian's Armor" by the Summer Bible School students.

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

For more information, call 275-6701.

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 www.newlifechurchgc.org 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 "Sober Words To The Church"; dish-to-pass picnic supper with Pastor Andre Louis, missionary from/to Haiti and an update on his ministry, 6:30 p.m., with a love offering to be taken.

Tuesday: Men's fellowship/study, 6:30 a.m. at Teen House.

Thursday: Pierceville Ladies' Bible Study, 10 a.m. at the home of Martha Major.

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

St. James Lutheran Church, ELCA

1608 Belmont Place

Saturday: Rummage sale and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday: Holy Communion, 10 a.m.; Sunday school will resume in the fall.

For information about weekly and special events, check the calendar at www.stjameslutherangardencity.com.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

710 N. Main St.

Sunday: Morning prayer, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school is on summer break and will resume in the fall.

Upcoming: Congregational meeting after the service on Aug. 4 (a meeting only, no potluck).

For more information, call 276-3173 or visit the Facebook page, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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 www.holyghostradio.com.

For more information, call 275-8535.

The Presbyterian Church

1719 Texas St.

Sunday: Worship, 10:45 a.m., followed by fellowship and a Memorial Committee meeting.

Monday: 88 Hrs. practice and Stewardship Team, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Wednesday: Choir practice, 7:30 p.m.; Youth Triennium at Purdue University through July 21.

Thursday: Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 275-9141 or visit www.pcgardencity.org.

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 www.orthodoxkansas.org.

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.; pastor installation at Grace and Immanuel Lutheran churches, 2:30 p.m.

Monday: "Lutheran Basics," 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Staff meeting, 8 a.m.; Get-Together-Girls and "Encouragement For Moms," 10 a.m.; Church Leadership Council, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Worship planning, 9 a.m.; PieceMakers, 10 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.

July 19: Newsletter deadline, 1 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3110 or visit www.tlcgck.org.

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; Refinery Youth, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Refinery Youth, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 276-3825 or visit www.wordoflifegcks.com.

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