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Last year I read a book for Lent entitled “Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices of Everyday Life,” by Tish Harrison Warren. In the book Tish speculates about the common act of “making your bed.”

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The annual Martin Luther King Day brunch, sponsored by Church Women United is at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 20 at Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St., in Winfield.

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St. James Church of God in Christ is host to Intimate Worship 2020: A Gospel Music Celebration, at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Burford Theatre, 118 S. Summit St, in Arkansas City.

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The Rev. Seth A. Meyer was installed Sunday as the new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.

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You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream (C.S. Lewis). I was thinking about the goals and dreams that I wanted to achieve for 2020 and I became bogged down with thoughts of negativity and questions flooding my mind. How would I ever find the time to accomplish these goa…

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Here we are entering into 2020. What will this year hold for us and our great nation? With the elections going into full bloom and the Olympics taking place in Tokyo, Japan, the news media will be buzzing. Opinions will be flying. Everyone will put in their two cents. 

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“Straight Outta Bethlehem,” a children’s musical conducted by LaTonya McGathy and Jennifer Turpin, is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 3725 E. Ninth Ave., in Winfield.

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The time before Christmas is filled with decorating, shopping, cooking, parties, songs of Santa, and those cute calendars with a surprise behind each day’s door. These activities are part of the season’s festivities, but they are not what Advent is about.  

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The holiday season is here and with it all the hustle and bustle the season brings. ABC News reports that spending on Christmas gifts alone will exceed $465 billion, and total holiday retail sales are expected to be trillions of dollars. Most retailers report that the period between Thanksgi…

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Each year, the Eastern Cowley County Resource Center is host to a Christmas Open House. This year the nonprofit is taking its literacy and food programs to the country.

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The positions of campus minister and director of discipleship at Southwestern College will be combined into a single role, the school announced Wednesday. The changes are part of the reorganization and restructuring of several administrative and staff functions.

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“Jesus is the Star of Christmas” is the theme of a Christmas Vacation School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at Redeemer Lutheran, 320 W. Central Ave., in Arkansas City.

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The Winfield Ministerial Alliance is inviting all members of the community  to a citywide Thanksgiving prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 201 E. 19th Ave. 

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Services at Prairie Wind Cowboy Church at the Heritage Center of Mark Massey Memorial Ministries will be canceled during the holiday season.

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The Thankful Tuesday Thanksgiving worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Burford Theatre, 118 S. Summit St., in Arkansas City.

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Gathering Revival Center, 1222 Millington St., in Winfield, invites the community to join them this weekend for “The Harvest.”

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Countless songs have been composed and hundreds of books have been written about love. It is  ubiquitous as stadium-rock oldies play overhead in every elevator, restaurant and store in our society. Indeed, love is all around, or at least the idea of love. 

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This is my favorite time of the year with its autumn foliage, cornstalks, pumpkins and harvest. It's a beautiful season to count one’s blessings, but I have learned as I give thanks to be careful that the objects of my thanks don't become the focus of my life in searching for happiness and c…

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Aviator Church Winfield will serve as one of 800 churches around the world registered to simultaneously host Night to Shine 2020, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Feb. 7, 2020.

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The Abundance Quartet from Branson, Mo., will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 201 E. 19th Ave., in Winfield.

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“So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.” I Thessalonians 2:8

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The Right Reverend Cathleen Bascom, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and its first woman bishop, speaks Wednesday night at a confirmation Mass at Trinity Episcopal Church in Arkansas City. Bascom has been bishop for nine months, and is visiting all the churches in the diocese. …

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The United Methodist Men will sponsor a spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 10th Avenue and Millington Street, in Winfield.

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