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This past Sunday marked my very first exposure to bluegrass. Since being appointed as pastor to Grace United Methodist Church here in Winfield, I have been told by church members, former Winfield residents and even some strangers on the street that the Walnut Valley Festival is the most exci…

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PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Ponca City Gospel Jubilee recently announced the New Revival Quartet as the featured performers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The 4th annual Holes FORE Hope Golf Challenge is Sept. 28 at Winfield Country Club. T-off begins at 7:30 a.m. There are no greens fees or cart fees.

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Community and area women are invited to attend the Living Proof Simulcast with Beth Moore from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Central  Baptist Church, 904 Wheat Road, in Winfield. The simulcast worship music will be led by Dove award-winning artist Travis Cottrell. Doors will open at 8 a…

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Kelly Werts will share his music Sunday at First Baptist Church, 200 East 11th Ave., in Winfield. Service is at 10:40 a.m.

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Grandview United Methodist Church will host its fourth annual fall festival Sept. 28. The community is invited to attend this growing fun-for-all-ages event. The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and will go until 7 p.m. There will be a hot dog roast, s’more making, hayrack ride, corn hole toss a…

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Long awaited Spring arrives. You stand in the middle of your green lawn to see a sea of yellow flowers and white fuzzy tufts you know are filled with seeds for hundreds, thousands more. “Arrrrgh, dandelions — that pesky, pernicious weed!” And yet …

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This year, Winfield’s 39th annual CROP Hunger Walk coincides with the 50th anniversary of the CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service. 

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We do live in a great country, and there are benefits we enjoy in America that people in many other countries do not have; freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom to worship as we see fit, to name a few. I know I take for granted going to the sink and turning on the water to get …

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The community is invited to “Party in the Park” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Island Park, at the north end of Main Street in Winfield.

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If you’ve ever watched a relay race of runners on a track, you know the most perilous point in the race is when the baton is passed off from one runner to another. If the hand-off is smooth and in stride, the next runner sprints ahead with baton in hand. But if the baton is dropped, it means…

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My heart sank and a deep feeling of despair engulfed me and swallowed me whole as I walked in to my son’s room only to see blood splattered all over the ceiling, walls and door. He had cut a deep gash into his arm with a knife and using the blood that oozed from the wound, he fiendishly pain…

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The Arkansas City First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1928 N. 11th Street, recognized their 98th anniversary since opening in 1921. 

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The Sunflower Parish of the United Methodist Church is host to its annual old-fashioned revival service on Saturday at Prairie View United Methodist Church, 17058 22nd Road, in rural Atlanta.

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The Grenola Christian Church’s 28th annual men’s clinic is Aug. 23. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Walking with God.” Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the service will start at 7:30 p.m.

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A couple of months ago I become aware of a lump behind my right ear that began to grow and become sore. I already had an appointment set up with my doctor and decided the lump was something he needed to examine. He removed the growth and sent it off to be analyzed. It was diagnosed as a skin…

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Winfield First United Methodist Church, 1000 Millington St., will soon start Kids’ Day In, a half-day faith-based learning environment for children 1 to 5 years old from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.

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Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have expectations of ourselves and timetables that go along with those expectations. 

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Church in the Park, sponsored by Blessing Heights Church in Arkansas City, is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Performance Venue in Island Park in Winfield.

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Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.

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So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.(Gal. 6: 9 NRSV)

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