AGAPE FAMILY

Worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sterling Hudgins giving the message Sunday. Children’s Church offered. Meets at Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Dr. Visit AgapeFamily.org or call (785) 539-3570.

ASHLAND

COMMUNITY

Worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Adult Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Pastor is Paul Barkey. There will be a potluck to prepare the church for Christmas tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Christmas program is Sunday at 7 p.m.

BLUEMONT

Continuing “O Little Town: God in Obscure Places” Christmas message series with a look at “Faithful with Little” on Sunday. Christmas gift giveaway is Sunday. Worship and KidSpace children’s ministry at 10 a.m. Sunday. Meets at the Bluemont Hotel, 1212 Bluemont Ave. Visit bluemont.church.

CALVARY

TABERNACLE

Worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Bible Study service at 7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Meets at 2740 Pillsbury Drive. Call (785) 776-8717 or email 785church@gmail.com.

CHRIST LUTHERAN

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m., led by Pastor King Crawford. Meets at 4592 Green Valley Road. Call (785) 776-2227 or visit the Facebook Page.

COLLEGE AVENUE UMC

Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Cafe opens at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Every Wednesday, CAUMC offers a free community dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. (donations accepted). Meets south of Ascension Via Christi Hospital, across the street from the K-State soccer stadium. Visit caumcmanhattan.org.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Sunday School classes at 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Nursery provided. Pastor Lentz Upshaw preaching from Revelation 5 on “Living with confidence because Jesus is worthy” Sunday. Meets across from the KSU Unger Complex on Anderson Avenue. Call (785) 537-7744.

FIRST BAPTIST

Sunday School classes at 9:15 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor John Parsley delivering the message “What about doubt?” from Matthew 11:2-11. Staff nursery available. Children Church available during worship. Wednesday Nite Live! resumes Jan. 22 each week from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN

(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

On the third Sunday of Advent, continuing the making of the 300th anniversary of “Joy to the World” on Sunday. Communion worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Ben Hitzfeld’s message is on “Unabashed Joy.” Coffee Fellowship at 9 a.m. Sunday. Church School classes at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. TRUTH Youth meets at noon Sunday. Coordinating Council meets at 5:45 p.m. Monday. Pastor Hitzfeld will be at Bluestem Bistro from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday for folks to drop by and visit. Visit fccmanhattan.org.

FIRST

CONGREGATIONAL UCC

Worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The children’s Christmas pageant will be presented Sunday. Choir rehearses at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is available during worship and church school. The Second Helping serves a free meal each Sunday at 6 p.m. Taizé prayer service is each Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit uccmanhattan.org or call (785) 537-7006.

FIRST FREE

METHODIST

Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. The lesson is “The Shepherd of Bethlehem,” Micah 5 and 7. Pastor Lewis O. Smith’s Advent message at 11 a.m. Sunday is “The Eve of Impossible,” Isaiah 9:6-7. Youth and Adult Bible study from Luke at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Meets at 1231 Poyntz Ave. Call (785) 537-2238 or visit the Facebook page.

FIRST LUTHERAN

Worship at 5 p.m. in the chapel Saturday. Worship at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary Sunday. Annual Children’s program at 10 a.m. Sunday. Chili luncheon follows the program. Christmas Eve worship with candlelight and carols at 5 and 10 p.m. Meets at 930 Poyntz Ave. Visit firstlutheranmanhattan.org.

FIRST

PRESBYTERIAN

Worship at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Jim Reed delivering the sermon entitled: “Also in the Cast, or, It Happened in Ein Karem” on Sunday. Children’s Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Nursery provided. A Blue Christmas Service for those who suffer from sadness during the season is Dec. 21 at 6:30 pm. Christmas Eve candlelight services at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED

METHODIST

Contemporary worship at 8:35 a.m. Sunday. Traditional worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. This service is joined in progress at 11:30 a.m. on KMAN 1350 AM, 93.3 or 93.7 FM. Continuing Advent sermon series on “Are we there yet?” Sunday. This week, Rev. Barry Dundas is focusing on joy. Fellowship Time at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Children’s Pageant and Recital in the sanctuary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

HOPE LUTHERAN

Christmas for Kids is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Register at www.manhattanhope@msn.com or call (785) 587-9400. Sunday School and Adult Group at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. on the theme “Christ is coming — Rejoice!” Readings are: Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-11 and Matthew 11:2-11. Children’s Chapel at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday with Advent supper at 6 p.m. and worship at 7 p.m. Interested in learning more about Bible teachings, call Pastor Scharf at (414) 803-9205.

KEATS-RILEY

UNITED METHODIST

Keats worship at 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Riley worship at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Bruce and Sandy Ferguson are pastors. Scripture discussion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Keats campus. Keats Community Meal at 6 p.m. and Cantata at 7 p.m. Sunday.

LIVING WORD

Offering year-around, affordable childcare for children ages 2.5 through six-year-olds, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 785-776-2162 or email livingwordchurchelc@gmail.com to schedule a tour.

MANHATTAN

PRESBYTERIAN (PCA)

Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Brian Hough will be preaching Luke 11:27-36 “The Sign of Jonah” Sunday. Nursery provided. Meets at 115 Courthouse Plaza. Visit ManhattanPres.com or call (785) 274-9098.

MANHATTAN FRIENDS

(QUAKERS)

Meets for worship, contemplation or reflection at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Discussion and social hour follow at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Meets at the UFM Commnity Learning Center, 1221 Thurston, in the solar addition. Call (785) 410-8608 or (785) 320-0423.

MANHATTAN

REFORMED

PRESBYTERIAN

Worship at 9:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Meets at the Riley County Senior Center, 301 N. 4th. Pastor Jonathan Haney preaches from Genesis 4:16-26, “The Beginning of Human Innovation” Sunday. Christian Education for all ages follows worship. The evening sermon from the “Groundwork” series on Christian Doctrine is on the topic of The Covenant of Grace. Call (785) 477-8837 or visit manhattanreformed.org.

PEACE LUTHERAN

One combined worship service at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, including the annual Sunday School Christmas program as well as Holy Communion. A potluck continental breakfast will follow, which is also a farewell reception for Pastor Kreidler. Advent devotions at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

ST. PAUL’S

EPISCOPAL

Worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Religious Education for all at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in between the two services. The Encore Shop sells holiday gifts and warm weather items, open from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

ST. LUKE’S

LUTHERAN

Worship at 6 p.m. Saturday. Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Michael Schmidt has the message. Coffee/Fellowship follows the 8:30 a.m. service Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. Adult Bible Class and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Advent services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Christmas day service at 10 a.m. Visit stlukesmanhattan.org or call (785) 539-2604.

ST. MARY

MAGDALENE

ORTHODOX

CHRISTIAN CHAPEL

Worship on Saturday at 5 p.m., Vespers. Worship on Sunday at 10 a.m., Typica. For the Sunday of the Forefathers, also commemorating the Holy Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, the patron saint of our Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. Royal Hours of the Nativity at 9 a.m. on Dec. 24. The Festal Divine Liturgy of the Nativity at 10 a.m. on Christmas. A Christmas pot-luck luncheon follows the Liturgy.

TRINITY BAPTIST — WAMEGO

Sunday School Bible Studies for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Small Group Studies at 6 p.m. Sunday. All adults and kids are welcome to join winter Bible School from Jan. 1-3. Information and registration are available at trinitybaptist-wamego.org.

TRINITY

PRESBYTERIAN

Worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. Temporary Supply Pastor is Rev. Erich Schwartz. Following worship, there is a time of fellowship to greet each other, share coffee and conversation. Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. with lessons, carols, communion and candlelight. Meets at 1110 College Ave. Visit trinitypcmanhattan.com.

UNITARIAN

UNIVERSALIST

FELLOWSHIP OF MANHATTAN

Rev. Jonalu Johnstone presents Words Fail on Sunday. In the sermon, she asks, “What is ‘awe’ all about, and what should we do with it?” Worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Meets at the Fellowship building, 481 Zeandale Rd. Fellowship volunteers prepare and serve Happy Kitchen Community Breakfast, a free meal open to the public, at St Paul’s on Fridays from 7-8:30 a.m. Visit uufm.net or call (785) 537-2349.

UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER

Community member Susanne Glymour shares how “Love is a Decision” chosen based on attitudes and behaviors toward self and others Sunday. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Meets at 205 S. 4th St., Suite M. Childcare provided. Recorded talks can be found on You-Tube. Contact Rev. Berthenia J Banks (Rev. B J) for appointments, sacred services, spiritual counseling and home/hospital visits at revbjbanks@gmail.com, or by phone, (785) 823-9149 or (785) 577-2819.

WESTMORELAND CHRISTIAN

David Pape’s message this week is “Our Purpose,” based on Colossians 2:2-7. Adult Fellowship and class at 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship at 11 a.m. Sunday.

WESTVIEW

COMMUNITY

Worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Connect Groups at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Visit westviewcommunity.com.

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