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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2008 12:00 am

Americus Southern

Baptist

Americus Southern Baptist Church meets for worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, after Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available for the morning service. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Wednesday: Prayer time and Bible study begins at 6 p.m.

Americus United

Methodist

Americus United Methodist Church begins Sunday worship at 8 a.m., followed by Sunday school for all ages beginning at 9:30 a.m. Worship with children’s church for those 5 and younger is held at 10:45 a.m. Child care is available, along with breakfast. After the later service, there will be a potluck luncheon and congregational meeting.

• Food items will be collected through Nov. 9 for the annual Bishop’s Round Up.

• Wednesday: Bible study is at 1 p.m. at the Americus Senior Center and 7 p.m. at the church. There is a Bible study at 3 p.m. at Whitakers’ in Council Grove. For directions, call the Rev. Gina Gile at (620) 443-5371; cell, (620) 794-1345; e-mail: ginagile@comcast.net.

• Friday: Congregational Prayer Hours, 8-10 p.m.

Americus United

Presbyterian

Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. at the Americus United Presbyterian Church.

Apostolic Tabernacle

Apostolic Tabernacle Church services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday: 7:30 p.m.

Bazaar United Methodist

Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. at the Bazaar United Methodist Church. First Sunday is Communion; fourth Sunday is a fellowship potluck supper at 6 p.m.

• Second Thursday: Ladies Aid-quilting and needlework for the November bazaar, 2 p.m.

• Centennial Church in 2009.

• Information: Elaine Adkins, (620) 273-6289.

Calvary Chapel

Fellowship

Calvary Chapel Fellowship worship services are held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the old VFW building at 302 S. Commercial St. All are welcome to attend.

• Friday: Bible study, 7 p.m.

• For more information, call the Rev. Brad Bowen at (620) 229-3186 or e-mail: godsquad@sktc.net. Calvary Satellite Network is on 88.9 FM. To learn more about Calvary Chapel, see www.calvarychapel.com

Christian Grace Chapel

Christian Grace Chapel meets for the worship and prayer service at 11 a.m. after Sunday Bible class at 10 a.m. The church is at 202 Constitution St. Faith Vieta is the pastor.

• Wednesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.

• Friday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.

Christian Science

The First Church of Christ, Scientist meets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Location: 340-5448.

Church of God

of Prophecy

The Church of God of Prophecy worships at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at 721 Corinth St. Information, pastor Leonard Wagner, 366-2974.

Church of the New Covenant

Worship services begin at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Church of the New Covenant. Sunday school classes are at 10 a.m.

Ebenezer United

Methodist

Ebenezer Church, 4 1/2 miles west of Olpe, worships at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

• Wednesday: Youth Group, 7 p.m.

Emporia Church

of Christ

Emporia Church of Christ meets for worship at 10:30 a.m., after Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are from 6 to 7 p.m.

• Wednesday: Midweek Bible study, 7 to 8 p.m.

• Thursday: Ladies Class, 10:30 a.m.

Emporia Presbyterian

Worship at the Downtown Campus, Eighth Avenue and Commercial Street, is held at 10:45 a.m., after adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School nursery, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Choir practice, 9 a.m. Fellowship in Friendship Room, 9:30 a.m. Vida Abundante-Abundant Campus, 1 p.m. Worship at Presbyterian Manor, 2 p.m. Presbyterian Student Organization, 6:30 p.m., downtown campus. There is a handicap-accessible church van, as well as an elevator available. For a ride, call 342-0375.

• Wednesday: Prayer Fellowship at west campus, 7 a.m. Vida Abundante at downtown campus, 6 p.m.

Faith Lutheran

• Faith Lutheran worships with Communion at 6 p.m. Saturday.

• Sunday: Worship is at 10:15 a.m., after Sunday school and Bible class at 9 a.m.

• Thursday: Prayer, 8:30 a.m. Bible study, 9 a.m. Men’s lunch and Devotion, noon.

First Baptist

Sunday’s calendar at First Baptist Church begins with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:45 a.m. in the church.

• Monday: Ladies Night Out at Village Inn, 6 p.m.

• Tuesday: College dinner at blue house, 6 p.m.

• Wednesday: Youth group, 6 p.m.; All Stars for Jesus and Adult Bible Study, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; College Bible study, 8 p.m.

First Christian

First Christian Church begins worship at 10:30 a.m., after Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Presbyterian Manor service, 2 p.m. For a ride to church on Sunday, call 342-1582 by noon on Friday. The Learning Center Preschool Ice Cream Social will be at 6:30 p.m. in the north parking lot of the church, or, in case of rain, in the parlor.

First Church of the

Nazarene

Sunday’s worship service is at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery provided. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Primetime Lunch.

• Monday: PYRO (college-career Sunday school class) Birthday Bowling Bash, 7:15 p.m.

• Wednesday: Caravan for children, teen and adult Bible study, 7-8:15 p.m.

First Congregational

Sunday worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Adult Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

• Tuesday: Church Growth and Missions, 7 p.m.

• Wednesday: Midweek meal, 6 p.m. Programs, 6:30 p.m. SciPhi, 6:30 p.m. Telecast of Sunday’s second service on cable Channel 20, 7 p.m.

• Every Friday: Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study, 10 a.m.

First Friends

First Friends Church worships at 10:45 a.m., after Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Iglesia Amigos Evangelicos, 3 p.m.

• Wednesday: Kid’s Club, 3 to 12 years, singing, arts and crafts, Bible stories, snacks, 5:30-7 p.m.

First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church worships at 8:15 and 10:35 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school, 9:15 a.m., Soul Focus, 6 p.m. and Crossroads, 6 p.m. Super Sunday meetings.

• The 10:35 a.m. service is broadcast live on KVOE and telecast at 4 p.m. on cable Channel 20.

• Wednesday: Half-Time, 5 p.m., Adult Half-Time, 6 p.m.

• Thursday: Lectionary Bible study, noon, south parlor. UMCM service, 9:15 p.m.

Flint Hills Christian

Flint Hills Christian Church begins Sunday with a prayer meeting at 8 a.m. in the Fireside Room; Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m. Worship is at 10:15 a.m. Baby nursery available. College-Community group, 7 p.m. at Inner Bean Campus House. Adult Bible study, child care provided.

• Monday: Bible study for men and women.

• Tuesday and Thursday: Ladies’ Bible study,

• Wednesday: Youth groups, women’s Bible study, prayer evangelism.

• Friday: Men’s Bible study.

• These and other meetings: 342-0081 for times, places.

Grace United

Methodist

Dresses for Dorcas, 9 a.m. every Saturday at the church.

• Sunday: Sunday school, 9:15 a.m., worship 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday: Bible study, 9 a.m. and Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. “Uppity Women of the Bible,” 7 p.m.

• Wednesday: Youth Group, (5-18 years) Meal at 6 p.m., Worship, 6:30 p.m., Faith-building activities, 7-8 p.m. Young Family Study, first Wednesday of the month.

• Thursday: Discipleship study, 10 a.m. “Doing Girlfriend Theology, (grades 5-8), 5 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m.

• For more information about Christian Education, call Kathy Williams at 342-2240.

Hartford Christian

Hartford Christian Church, a nondenominational congregation, begins Sunday with church school at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday: Bible study, 6 p.m.

Hartford United

Methodist

Hartford United Methodist Church meets for worship at 11 a.m., after adult Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

• The United Methodist Women group meets at 9 a.m., the second Wednesday of each month.

Hope Community

Hope Community Church worships at 10:45 a.m., which includes children’s church. A nursery is available at all Sunday services.

• Wednesday: “The Edge” Youth (grades 7 to 12) meets at 6:45 p.m. For times and places of other group meetings: 342-5331.

Iglesia Bautista Central

Iglesia Bautista Central begins Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worships at 11 a.m.

Lamont Wesleyan

Lamont Wesleyan Church begins worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, after Adult Sunday school kick-off breakfast at 9:30 a.m. This is Communion Sunday.

• Every Wednesday: Youth group, 6:45 p.m., fellowship hall.

8 Other Bible study times and places (Gridley, Lamont and Madison): (620) 427-4010.

Lebo Baptist

Lebo Baptist Church worship services are at 10:30 a.m., after Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

• Youth groups, grades 6 to 8, meet monthly. For information, call (620) 256-6680 or 256-6416.

Lebo-Olivet

United Methodist

Worship is at 8:30 a.m. in Olivet and 11 a.m. in Lebo. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. in Lebo.

Life

Life Church’s Sunday schedule begins at 9:30 a.m. with Living the Life classes for all ages and Pastor’s Chat. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. LifeChurch Kids, 9:15 a.m. to noon.

• Tuesday: The Journey - College and Young Adults, 1125 Union St., No. 13, 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday: Catalyst Youth, junior and senior high school, 7 p.m.

• Men’s ministries, women’s ministries, Maximum Speed for Adults 55+ will be announced.

• Information about home groups and other meetings: www.lifechurchemporia.com. Call the church or Life Church Christian Counseling Center at 342-8620.

Lighthouse Baptist

Lighthouse Baptist Church meets at the Emporia Senior Center, 603 E. 12th Ave.

• Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school is at 11 a.m. Evening service and Youth meeting for teens, 6 p.m.

• Wednesday: Mid-week Bible study, 7 p.m. Information: Roy Ferguson, pastor, 342-3932.

Madison First Christian

Madison First Christian Church meets for Sunday worship at 10 a.m., after Bible school at 9 a.m.

• Wednesday: Youth Group, 6 p.m.

Madison First

Presbyterian

Madison First Presbyterian Church meets for Sunday worship at 11 a.m., after Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Madison United

Methodist

At Madison United Methodist Church, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m.

• Wednesdays: Youth group meal and study, 6:45 p.m., (620) 437-2261.

Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church meets at 6 p.m. Saturday for worship.

• Sunday: Worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. 2nd Sunday Potluck, noon. LLL, 5:30 p.m. ESU meal, 6 p.m.

• Tuesday: Dorcas, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible study, 12:10, 1:30 and 6:45 p.m. LOGOS, “State Fair,” 5:15 p.m.

• Thursday: Bible study at Coburn’s restaurant, 7 a.m.

Mount Olive A.M.E.

Mount Olive A.M.E. Church meets at 11 a.m. Sunday for worship.

Neosho Rapids

United Methodist

Neosho Rapids Memorial United Methodist Church worships at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Children’s Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. The third Sunday of each month is Red Hat Sunday.

• Tuesday: Quilters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bible study, 6:30 p.m. The third Tuesday of each month is United Methodist Women.

New Life Christian

New Life Christian Church of Emporia meets for Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10:15 a.m., which includes a children’s church for children three years to fourth grade. Nursery is available for infants and toddlers. Prayer service, 6:30 p.m. The church is at 1505 Road 175.

• Wednesday: Youth group meeting, 7 p.m.

• Adult Bible studies meet throughout the week. Call 342-1144 for times and location.

Olpe United Methodist

Olpe United Methodist Church begins worship service and Children’s Church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Tuesday: All God’s Children, 3:15 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mass is celebrated at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Weekday Masses are at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and at 9 a.m. Thursday. Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment.

• Sunday: Mass, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Bible study , 6 p.m. Youth Group in Youth Room, 7 p.m.

• Monday: Rosary group, 5:30 p.m.

• Tuesday: Inquiry for Christian Initiation sessions, 101 Cottonwood St., 7 p.m. Call Linda DeDonder at 342-1061 for more information.

• Wednesday: Mass at the Presbyterian Manor, 2 p.m.

• Thursday: Adult Bible study, 9:45 a.m.

• Friday: Mass, 8 a.m.

Saffordville United Methodist

Saffordville United Methodist Church meets for worship at 9:30 a.m. A nursery is provided. There are refreshments served after the service. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. Biscuits and gravy are served the third Sunday of each month at 8:45 a.m.

• Thursday: Bible study, 6 p.m.

• Friday: Prayer Group, 7 a.m.

• For information about the Youth Group, grades 6-12, call (620) 343-1473.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Holy Eucharist is at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

• Wednesday: Morning Prayer, 7 a.m.; Holy Eucharist, 6 p.m., after which there is a community supper.

• Friday: Holy Eucharist 12:15 p.m.

St. Catherine Catholic

St. Catherine Catholic Church celebrates a Spanish Mass at 7 p.m. Saturday and a bilingual Mass at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Prayer Group meets from 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday. Ultreya for Cursillistas at 6 p.m. the last Sunday of every month.

• Wednesday and Thursday: Masses are at 7 p.m.

• Religious instruction for young people are held weekly.

St. Joseph Catholic

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olpe celebrates Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Confessions, 5 p.m. every Saturday.

• First Saturday Devotions in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Every first Saturday of the month with Confessions at 7 a.m., and Mass at 7:30 a.m. with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

• Tuesday: Women’s Bible study: 9 a.m.

• Wednesday: Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Men’s Bible study: 6:30 a.m. in the rectory. For more information, call (620) 475-3326.

St. Mark’s Lutheran

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church meets for worship at 6 p.m. Saturday.

• Sunday: Worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 10:30 a.m.

• Wednesday: midweek meal, 6 p.m.; midweek service, 7 p.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hartford celebrates Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; confessions are at 10 a.m. each Sunday.

Salvation Army

Sunday’s calendar at the Salvation Army Emporia Corps begins with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. A prayer group meets at 6:30 p.m.

• Tuesday: Sunbeams, Girl Guards and Adventure Corps, 4 p.m.

• Wednesday: Bible study, 7 p.m.

Sardis Congregational

Sardis Congregational Church meets for worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is at Road 140 and Road J, three miles directly south of Sixth Avenue and Prairie Street.

Tri-Parish United

Methodist

Worship services are at 9 a.m. in Miller with Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Admire worship service, which includes Sunday school, 10 a.m., with Sunday school for adults, 11:20 a.m.; Allen worship service is at 11:15 a.m. after Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Twelfth Avenue Baptist

Twelfth Avenue Baptist Church worships at 9:15 and 11 a.m. in the south building; Fellowship Time is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Adult Equipping classes are available at 9:15 a.m. with Equipping classes for all ages offered at 11 a.m. Child care for infants and toddlers and Disciple Land for ages four through 4th grade are available during both services. Life groups for middle school through adult meet 6 to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday: Challengers (5th and 6th grade) activities, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. “Graffiti” (middle and high school) activities, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

• Thursday: AWANA Kid’s Club (age 4 through 4th grade) meets 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

• Call the church at 342-8830 for more information.

Victory Fellowship

Foursquare

Victory Fellowship Foursquare Church meets for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

• Wednesday: CornerStone Youth, 6th through 12th grade, 6 p.m. with Corey Livingston. At 7 p.m., “When I Lay My Isaac Down,” open to men and women, Ladies Café group, with Eileen Wright and Marjie Allen; Men’s group with Mike Stubbs, pastor; Adventures through the Bible for 1st through 5th grade, with Lori Blake; Triple C’s Couples, College and Career, ages 18 to 35, with Dan and Janie Horst. Childcare available.

• Information about other groups and locations of meetings: 342-3676.

West Side Baptist

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) for children from the age of 3 years through the eighth grade meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church to “memorize Bible verses, learn about God and have fun.” Transportation is available by calling 342-4142 (if one has ridden the bus in the past, he/she will need to call again).

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