Dodge City Church of the Nazarene (DCCN)

      Pastor Mike Burns will start the new series "Christmas is [For]-Giving.” Doesn't it seem like a pretty self-explanatory topic? If we consider the gifts we have already been given, it would seem like a simple thing for each of us to do. So why do we try EVERYTHING else first? In December come to DCCN to hear about the REAL Christmas story and how [For]-Giving is really accomplished. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m.

     On Wednesday, Dec. 3,  all Wednesday evening activities will resume. Join us for dinner at 5 p.m. and stay for a class or activity. Nursery is available, and worship and adult classes start at 6:30 p.m. The youth meet in the Ltv. Ministry, and there are classes or choirs for ages 2 thru sixth grade.


Dodge City Church of the Nazarene (DCCN)
      Pastor Mike Burns will start the new series "Christmas is [For]-Giving.” Doesn't it seem like a pretty self-explanatory topic? If we consider the gifts we have already been given, it would seem like a simple thing for each of us to do. So why do we try EVERYTHING else first? In December come to DCCN to hear about the REAL Christmas story and how [For]-Giving is really accomplished. Join us on Sunday mornings at 9 and 11 a.m.
     On Wednesday, Dec. 3,  all Wednesday evening activities will resume. Join us for dinner at 5 p.m. and stay for a class or activity. Nursery is available, and worship and adult classes start at 6:30 p.m. The youth meet in the Ltv. Ministry, and there are classes or choirs for ages 2 thru sixth grade.
     There is something for EVERYONE at DCCN on Sunday morning. Start your Sunday out right with breakfast in the kitchen from 7–8:45 a.m. Early worship service is at 9 a.m., with nursery provided for children from birth through 4 years. At 10 a.m., Raceway children's worship meets in the Gym. Raceway, where kids bring their parents to laugh and learn about God. Also at 10 a.m. there are adult and youth classes for all interests. Pastor's Class is studying "Mirror Image" and Pastor Karl is leading "Bible Study and Prayer" Junior and senior high small groups are led by Pastor Jason, called “Levitation.”  Also available at 10 a.m. is the Promiseland Nursery for children birth to 4 years old.
      At 11 a.m., there is a full worship service; Pit Stop – small groups for kids 5 years old through fourth grade; Grapple – small group for fifth- and sixth-graders and Promiseland Nursery (Birth-4 years old).
   We are a family-friendly church, and our mission is to be a SAFE place for you to uncover, recover and discover God's dream for your life! Call us today at 225-5835 or check us out at www.dcnaz.org!

Ingalls Community Bible Church
     We at Ingalls Community Bible Church would like to welcome you. You will find that we are a friendly church in love with our Lord Jesus.We believe there is absolute truth and it is found in the Bible, the inerrant and inspired word of God. Our goals are to grow closer to God, to grow closer to each other and to grow the kingdom of God.
     Family Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. We are studying "Firm Foundations: Creations to Christ." This week's lesson is "God sends John to Teach and Baptize, and John Baptizes Jesus."
     The morning worship service starts at 11 a.m. Our service includes praying together and singing hymns and praise choruses.  Pastor Tom Harner will be teaching from John 4, about Jesus and the women at the well. Instead of our usual evening service, we will be joining several other churches at Plymell Union Church for a hymn sing and fellowship at 6:30 p.m.
     Good News Club meets on Mondays from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Good News Club is a free weekly after-school program for children ages 4-12.  The children enjoy songs, Bible stories and games that teach them about God.
     This Tuesday at 7 p.m. the Lydia's Circle, for women and girls, will be having a Christmas celebration for our last meeting of the year. We will enjoy each other's fellowship and celebrate the gift of God's son, with a devotional, Christmas carols and an ornament exchange.  Please call for our location.
     On Wednesday evening we have prayer meeting at 7 p.m. with a worship time, short devotional teaching and group prayer.  At 8:15 p.m. we have orchestra practice and are preparing for our Christmas program on Dec. 23.

HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS)
      An Advent hymn poses the question of the season. Advent is more than a preparation for Christmas. It is that time of the Christian year that presses the question of Paul Gerhardt's hymn home to each of us.  How shall we meet Him and welcome Him aright — this Lord who comes to us? It is not a convenient season, tucked as it is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are acutely aware of the busyness of this season as these few weeks speed away ever so quickly. With preparations for holiday celebrations, the pace of an already hectic life tends to accelerate as we rush from one thing to the next. There are projects to complete, appointments to keep and commitments to honor. There are parties to plan, gifts to buy and cards to send.  We need Advent as something of a liturgical speed bump to slow us down so that we do not neglect the question, "O Lord, how shall I meet You, How welcome You aright?"
      Midweek Advent worship begins this Wednesday (12/3) evening at 7 p.m.  Our focus for the first service is on "The Humility of the Incarnation," on Isaiah 64:1-9.  We offer a dinner prior to the service beginning at 5:30.
      The Lutheran Hour broadcast this Sunday is sponsored by memorials and gifts of family and friends of Pauline Schoen.  "How Then Can We Be Saved?" The guest speaker, the Rev. Andy Spallek, talks about the power of God, power that crushes His enemies and reaches out to rescue us.  (Isaiah 64:1-9). The broadcast will be at 8 a.m. Sunday morning on KGNO 1370 AM.
      Our Sunday morning services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Bible Classes for all ages at 9:15. Children's Bible classes are each Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. We're located at 2200 Third Ave. Come join us!

First United Methodist Church
     First United Methodist Church, 210 Soule, welcomes you to worship with us this first Sunday of Advent at one of three dynamic multi-media worship services as we explore our theme "Angels We Have Heard on High." Our traditional service will be held at 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary, with the Rev. Lance Carrithers preaching. Our "Solid Ground" modern worship, led by our worship band, begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Worship Center. Sunday school is held for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The program for Fifth Sunday in the parlor at 9:45 will be presented by Joleen Fromm, Adelia Hooley and Lorene Kulbiski on Mount Sequoyah. A professionally staffed nursery is provided for small children during all worship services and Sunday school. Listen to the live broadcast of our worship service on KGNO 1370 AM radio at 8:30 Sunday morning. Visit us on the Web at www.firstchurchdc.com. Our hearts, our minds and our doors are always open!

Casa de Oración
     Casa de Oración is a Spanish-language worship service at First United Methodist Church, 210 Soule. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel. All are welcome! A professionally staffed nursery is available, as well as a story-telling time for the children called "First Gifts."

NEW HOPE ON THE PLAINS
     Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.  Curiosity or compassion. This Christmas season, remember when a tragedy hits, some people are more concerned about details then compassion: Just Do Something!
     New Hope’s "Angel Tree" is at Dillon's.  Select names from the branches so all children in Ford County have Christmas. Our emergency food pantry keeps families supplied when a crisis hits for whatever reason.  The search continues for a large room in Dodge to house our free clothes, coats and household items for daily distribution. Suggestions? call 225-5753.
     The encouragement counseling team is helping people daily in English and Spanish.  Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Spanish at 811 Avenue A. Reserved seating for first-time attenders.  Our Ness City "new start" church is growing fast.  Our SW Kansas compassion centers in Dodge, Garden City and Liberal need your support this Christmas season.

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
     If you need a ride to the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 30, phone Gary at 227-7465.
     Generations of Faith for December:  Dec. 3, 6, 10. Theme: Hunger Dessert.
     Altar Society business meeting and Christmas party: Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Lounge.
Email:  colg@starrtech.net
     Cathedral Web address:  www.dodgecitycathedral.com.
Catholic Diocese of Dodge City web address:  www.dcdiocese.org
     Catholic radio:  102.1FM Pod cast of the 10 a.m. Mass homily at dodgecitycathedral.com.

St. Cornelius Episcopal Church
     The Parish family of St. Cornelius Episcopal Church at First and Spruce in historical downtown Dodge City invites you to come and share prayer, song, good news and Communion with us in the name of Jesus the Christ. St. Cornelius' vision is to be a Christ-centered faith community echoing God's love, healing and hope.
    Sunday, Nov. 30, worship
8 a.m. - Holy Eucharist. Traditional Rite I with no music.  Lay reader, Nan Pyle; lector, Tom Taylor; acolyte, John Seatvet.
9:15 a.m. - Adult Bible Study.
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist. Contemporary Rite II with music. Song leader, Cree Spencer; worship leader, Jeff Thorpe; lector, Mike Rees; crucifier, Jarid Malick; acolyte, James Spencer; greeters, Amy Hernandez and Lou Bird; nursery, Mary Claire Shipps and Toni Dobbins.
     The bishop will be here for Confirmation.  This is also the first Sunday in Advent.  Parish dinner will follow this service.  Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is Family Night. May the holy God of all people journey with you this week!