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Staff Changes

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) announces a change to our church staff starting August 14, 2018. Karen Vandiver will be taking over in the office as Office Manager. She will be in the office during the posted office hours Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm. Karen replaces Nicole Anderson, who has been in the position since March. 

Nicole wants to thank the church for the opportunity to serve in this way over the last few months. She enjoyed working for the church and the time spent there. She noted that the job brought distinct challenges being the pastor's spouse and being employed by the church by saying, "I know that it is the best decision for my family and to allow my relationship with members of this church to remain strong."
All Church Meal This Sunday
Join your fellow church goers in a meal this Sunday (August 19). We will be celebrating new members joining the church and numerous baptisms, and what better way to celebrate than food! The meal will be furnished, just plan to stick around after worship for a meal and community in Fellowship Hall.
Sign Up Today for Women's Ministry Event

Join women from around the area at Goodland United Methodist Church on September 15th for an all-day women's event. It will include Bible Study, Worship, and Encouragement. The simulcast event will feature Beth Moore and worship with Travis Cottrell. 

Cost is $24.95 per person. This includes registration, snacks, and lunch. 

Register today online by clicking here. 

More details can be found on our website at
Blessing of the Backpacks- August 26th
During worship on August 26th we encourage all children, youth, college students, really anyone who is invovled in education in some way to bring their school bags to be blessed. We will pray over the bags and we will send you home with a special tag to show your faith. 
Changes to Children's Program Coming

Starting this fall, you will see some changes to our programs realted to children. For many years, our main children's education program was Wednesday Nite Live(WNL). Starting on August 26th, we will be moving our main program to Sunday mornings. KidZone will be the new name of the program and will take place during worship on Sundays. The program will include children ranging from 4-years-old to 6th grade. 

Children will attend worship with their families until after Young Disciples Time at which time they will split into two groups. 4-year-olds through 2nd grade will go upstairs for time lead by Lori Long, and 3rd through 6th grade will go downstairs with Pastor Caleb. Both groups will include age appropriate activities, Bible learning, and fun activities. 
Town Hall Sessions Scheduled with Bishop on Human Sexuality

The special session of General Conference – scheduled for Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis – has preoccupied the thoughts, prayers and ministries of many United Methodists. The information shared by all sides in the dialogue over human sexuality can be confusing because of the volume of material and the intricacies of each position.

To help the 220,000 people in our Great Plains Conference churches better understand the issues on all sides and to help maintain our focus on the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. convened the Forward in Unity Process Team. This group of clergy and lay people from across the conference has met several times to discuss ways of ensuring the information related to the special session of General Conference is shared in ways that maintain a collaborative atmosphere and that allow space for the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us all.

To read the full report from the Council of Bishops and watch an introductory video from Bishop Saenz, visit the conference website here.

You’ve read stories and heard the news about The United Methodist Church’s upcoming special session of General Conference to address concerns around human sexuality. Join Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. as he addresses the recent recommendation by the Council of Bishops and leads discussions on this important subject. You’re invited to come listen, learn and, most importantly, share.

Town Hall Meetings Near Goodland

Dodge City District
Sept. 9, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Central Time)
First UMC in Garden City
1106 N. Main St.
Garden City, KS

Great West District - east
Sept. 22, 2018, 4-6 p.m. (MDT)
First UMC in Ogallala
421 N. Spruce St.
Ogallala, NE

Hays District
Oct. 28, 2018, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Cetntral Time)
First UMC in Hays
305 W. 7th St.
Hays, KS

Life @ Goodland UMC

Wednesday, August 15
5:30 pm Simulcast Planning- Meeting Room

Thursday, August 16
Blood Drive- FSH
6:00 pm Church Council- Meeting Room

Friday, August 17
12:00 pm Sherman Co Health Equity Leadership Team- Meeting Room

Saturday, August 18
Blood Drive- Parlor

Sunday, August 19
New Member/Baptism Sunday
7:30 am Men's Breakfast- FSH
9:15 am Adult Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am All Church Meal- FSH 
Prayer List
Jeanne Harding, Diane Feese, Alberta Hayden, Lynda Alvater, J.B. McClure, Lois Sieck, Marsha McGillivray, Alvin Zimbelman, Marsha Smith, Iris Irvin, Gordon Colip, Fern Hawks, Shania Johnson, Ginger Chadwick

Weekly Worship


Worship 10:30am 
KidZone 10:45am (Sundays during worship)


reNEW Youth Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
      (7th-12th Grades)

Daily Radio Devotion

Radio devotions are broadcasted through KLOE 730AM and KKCI 102.5FM here in Goodland each weekday at 6:10 a.m. (MT) They can also be found on our website and Facebook page.
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