• The West Zion Mennonite Church Concert Series continues with a 7 p.m. Sunday concert at the church, 101 S. Washington in Moundridge.
There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken
Featured performers include Timothy Shade, euphonium, who will be accompanied by Dr. Karen Bauman Schla-baugh, piano; Ken Rod-gers, organ; Paul Voran, alto saxophone, who will be accompanied by Melody Wiens Bontrager, piano; and the Cole Street Singers, a mixed select group from Moundridge High School.
Shade is director of instrumental music and music education at Bethel College, where he teaches private instruction in low brass and is responsible for the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and the Bethel College Wind Ensemble.
Dr. Schlabaugh performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician and regularly serves as an adjudicator and clinician at piano festivals and contests throughout the state.
Rodgers teaches in the music department of Hesston College, where he conducts the Chorale, and teaches piano and organ as well as music appreciation classes. He is a founding member of the Sunflower Trio along with fellow Hesston College faculty members Matthew Schloneger (tenor) and Rebecca Schloneger (violin). He also is an organ soloist and collaborative pianist with baritone Anthony Brown.
Voran is a sophomore at Bethel College, where he is studying chemistry and music performance.
Wiens Bontrager is a graduate of Bethel College who currently is the accompanist for the Newton Community Children’s Choir and is in demand as an accompanist in varied venues.
The Cole Street Singers is a group of 16 singers under the direction of Christopher Shaw. Shaw is a graduate of Bethel College and is in his second year as vocal music instructor in the Moundridge schools.
After the concert, there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments in fellowship hall .
• “Marilyn & Marilyn Live!” will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Grace Community Church.
This multi-keyboard concert, with two grand pianos, features Marilyn Reimer, local pastor’s wife and music educator, and Marilyn Kredel, concert pianist and recording artist from Scottsdale, Arizona.
The concert will feature hymn/classic arrangements by Marilyn Reimer, including Christmas pieces from her recently published collection, “Worship Christ, the Newborn King,” and eight two piano pieces.
Instrumentalists Don Duncan, trumpet, Amanda Friesen, flute, and Rich Dewey, keyboard, will participate.
A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds going toward Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, and World Impact in Wichita. The public is invited.
First Christian — Disciples of Christ
• The Disciples Mens’ Fellowship will host its monthly fellowship dinner at 6 p.m. Monday. Come join the men for supper, fellowship, learning, and planning for God’s work.
• CWF General Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship classroom. The program and workshop will be a Thanksgiving workshop presented by Mary Alice Davidson. The service project witll be the KCH residents’ Christmas (cash). Lydia Group will hostess the meeting.
• The CWF executive committee at First Christian — Disciples of Christ will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Nov. 5 and 6
• Kansas Christian Home Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6. in fellowship hall at the church. There will be a food court, bake sale, clothing, collectibles and hand-made items. The church is at First and Main streets in Newton.
• Golden Plains Free Methodist Church’s worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Jeanne Bergren’s message will come from the Book of Hebrews 11:1-7 with special music by the Golden Plains Praise Team. All are invited.
• Youth director Jean Kennedy will be guest speaker for the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Luke Church, 808 E. Sixth St. in Newton. Her sermon is titled, “I Will Not Be Shaken,” using Psalm 16:8 as her reference.
There will be a continental breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.with classes for all ages. A nursery is available during Sunday school hour and during our worship time for children ages birth through three years old.
The church offers children’s church for ages t3 years through the third grade.
First United Methodist
• A traditional worship service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, with fellowship time following with coffee, juice and snacks. Contemporary service follows at 11 a.m. The sermon series will be on discipleship.
The church is at 801 N. Main St. in Newton. A nursery is available Sunday.
From 10:10 to 10:50 a.m. will be Kids’ J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) for preschool through fifth grade, and Puppet Ministry for middle school through high school.
Adult classes will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Boy Scout and Pack 111 will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.
• First United Methodist Womenwill meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Steve Richards will speak about Bridges Out of Poverty. Hostess will be Deborah Circle.
• On Wednesdays, a light meal is served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reservations are helpful; call 283-2150 by Tuesday afternoon.
• Middle school through high school youth meet from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
The church will have its annual bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6. There will be a free puppet show at 10:30 a.m.; men will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30; and there will be a quilt drawing at 2 p.m.
• The Prayer Shawl Ministry group of Zion Lutheran Church, 225 Poplar St. in Newton, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church
• Active Seniors will meet for a time of fellowship at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the church.
• At 10:30 a.m., the worship service will begin in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Columbus St. The church will provide a nursery during all morning services.
Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:15 a.m., with fellowship time at 10:10 a.m.
• There will be a Deacons’ Silent Auction at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
• Youth group travels to Halstead for Halloween gathering frin 4 to 8 p.m.
• Boy Scout troop No. 123 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.
• At 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, the middle and high school youth will meet at Druber’s for doughnuts and fellowship.
• Bible at Breakfast will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at C.J’s Pancake House for Bible study and breakfast. Membership in the study group is open to all who are interested
• The bell choir will rehearse at 6 p.m. at the church.
• The chancel choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the choir loft.
• There will be a P.W. coordinating team meeting at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
• At 11:45 a.m., there will be a S.C.O.T.S. lunch at Applebee’s. From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be a S.C.O.T.S. sew in fellowship hall
Presbyterian Manor has announced its November chapel services. Guest pastors and speakers conduct the services at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Manor chapel. They will be presented by:
• Nov 5 — Jim Anderson, pastor, First Presbyterian Church; pianist-Eleanore Myers
• Nov 12 — Roger Megli, chaplain, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; pianist Marilyn Snyder
• Nov 19 — Chaplain Jerroll Martens, Presbyterian Manor; pianist Della Mae Harr
• Nov 26 — Bill Regier, retired missionary and chaplain; pianist Gladys Wiebe
Volunteer families and groups lead the Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. in the Manor chapel. They will be presented by:
• Nov 7 — Jim Laswell; pianist Marilyn Snyder
• Nov 14 — Berean Academy
• Nov 21 — Farmer’s Group
• Nov 28 — Jim Laswell; pianist Marilyn Snyder
Volunteers also lead the Sunday evening Singspiration services at 6:15 p.m. in the Manor chapel. They will be led by:
• Nov 7 — John Schipper, pianist Chris Zehr
• Nov 14 — Joyce DuFriend, pianist Jan Schroeder
• Nov 21 — Brian and Della Loewen
• Nov 28 — Dennis and Sandra Deyo
A men’s Bible class meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Manor library. A women’s Bible study meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the chapel.
The public is welcome at all services and classes.
For more information, or to volunteer for a future service, contact Jerroll Martens, chaplain, at 283-5400.
Trinity Heights United Methodist
• Trinity Heights United Methodist Church at Boyd and 12th streets in Newton, offers a 9 a.m. traditional worship service and an 11:11 contemporary service called Café B-12. Café B-12 is a relaxed worship experience with refreshments, prayer, and praise. Sunday school starts at 10:15 a.m. for all ages.
• Starting at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, the middle school youth group meets, followed by a light meal with the high school group at 5 p.m. The high school group meets at 5:45 pm. Anyone interested in joining can contact Pastor Cheryl at 283-6410.
• W.O.W — or Welcome On Wednesday — activities continue Wednesday evening. Dinner will be served from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., followed by the WOWorship service at 6:20 p.m,; children’s activities begin at this time, also.
For a detailed list of coming events, go to www.trinityheightsumc.org.
• The youth choir will practice at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• The adult choir will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
• Adult bell choir practice begins at 6 p.m.
• Youth bell choir practices at 7 p.m.
Childcare is provided on Wednesday evenings as well as on Sunday mornings.
• At 9 a.m. there will be Sunday school for all ages at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Newton. Mother Mary Siegmund will lead the Academy of Life and Faith Adult Forum. Her topic is “What Happens to the Soul When You Die?”
At 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Siegmund will celebrate Holy Eucharist. A nursery will be provided.
• The Womans’ Book Club will discuss “The Great Divorce” by C.S. Lewis at 7 p.m. Monday.
• Payee Program will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Parish Hall.
• Wednesday evening prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.
• Morning Glories Prayer Circle will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday in the lounge.
• On Nov. 13 there will be a C.S. Lewis retreat led by the Rev. Jerry Skillicorn. Register by calling the church at 283-3310.
• Koerner Heights Church in Newton will have a traditional worship service at 8:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. At 9:45 a.m. there will be a break time in the Crosswalk Cafe. At 10 a.m., there will be classes for all ages. At 11:05 a.m., there will be a contemporary worship service.
• Financial Peace University will be offered at 6 p.m.
• There will be a Bible study of Daniel (Beth Moore), led by Judy Mace, at 7 p.m.
• Morning Bible study for moms of young children, with a nursery provided, will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays.
• A meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Crosswalk Cafe.
• At 6:45 p.m., classes will be offered for those ages 4 through high school.
• At 6:45 p.m., there will be a choir practice.
• At 7 p.m. Wednesday a Women’s Bible study of “The Good Book Guide” will be led by Noelle Dickinson and Kathy Woodward.
• The church will have a Thanksfest worship service at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 21 with special guest Kim Coslett, followed by a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Salem United Methodist
• The church will have its annual bazaar on Nov. 6. In addition to booths for vendors of crafts, baked goods, etc., the expanded jewelry booth, and breakfast and lunch availability, a new feature will be a silent auction of baskets.
Baskets will include a hand-crafted wooden toy box, homemade quilt, fishing basket and antique dry sink.
Donations are being accepted.
Walton United Methodist
• Walton United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Carolyn Rowland will talk aboutthe World Thank Offering Program. Joyce DuFriend will be hostess.
• The St. Mary Altar Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school cafeteria, 101 E. Ninth St. There will be a meeting and planning for the Christmas fair on Dec. 5. Hostesses will be Alice Sturgeon and Leslie Turk.
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