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October Worship Schedule

October 14th- Preaching: Pastor Zach with Holy Communion

October 21st- Preaching: Rev. Jim Reed, Retired UMC Pastor with K-State Wesley Foundation

October 28th- Preaching: Rev. Don Hasty, Hays & Dodge City District Superintendent. Confirmation Sunday
Goodland UMC to Honor Rev. Dr. Chet Ross on October 14th

October is known as 'Pastor Appreciation Month' in our churches. This year, the Goodland UMC wants to honor a special pastor in our midst. The Rev. Dr. Chester 'Chet' Ross has been a longtime member of the Goodland UMC family and an ardent supporter of the mission and ministry of the church. After some discussion and input from members of the congregation, it was decided that we needed to celebrate and honor the ministry of Chet in our midst. 

We are planning a couple ways to celebrate and honor this great pastor and friend. First, on October 14th we will recognize Chet during worship and have a reception following worship in his honor. We also want to honor him with a gift that will honor his years of support and guidance in our congregation. To do this, we need your help. The Goodland UMC Endowment fund is set up to make sure that we invest in the future of the ministry of Goodland UMC. Chet has gone above and beyond over the years to make sure our church continues its work in this community. To honor that, and to make sure we continue to sustain our presence in Goodland, we are asking members to make a gift in Chet's name to our endowment fund.

To make a gift, simply make your gift to Goodland UMC and mark it "Chet Ross Endowment Gift." We will collect these funds and then add them to our endowment at the Kansas United Methodist Foundation. 

Please join us on October 14th to honor and celebrate the great ministry of Rev. Dr. Chet Ross.
Women's Study Starting October 17th

Women's Study Starting October 17th at 6:00pm
Books $12

Childcare will be available.

Register online at:
You can also register by contacting the church office (785)899-3631.

In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming.

Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Each week is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

Trunk-or-Treat 2018

We will once again be participating in the trunk-or-treat in downtown Goodland. We are asking for candy donations from church members. If you would like to donate candy, please purchase it and drop it off in the office.

Our theme is “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. If you have pumpkin decorations that you might want to donate to the cause to create our pumpkin patch, please let us know.
Online Giving Available Through Facebook
If you visit the church Facebook page you will notice a new feature. You can now donate directly to the church through Facebook. At the top of the page you will see a "Donate" button. This will guide you to processing a payment. Since the church is a qualifying nonprofit, there are no fees charged for this giving! Go to if this is a feature you would like to use. 
Church Conference set for November 11

Our annual Church Conference will occur on Sunday, November 11th at 6:00pm at GoodlandUMC. Again this year we will be joined in a Network Conference by churches from Kanorado, Sharon Springs, St. Francis, Bird City, Brewster, and Goodland. Due to a unavoidable scheduling conflict, Oakley and Winona will meet at another time with the District Superintendent, but are also members of our network. 

We will begin at 6:00pm with worship and then move to our meeting with District Superintendent Don Hasty. We will also have a time of refreshments and fellowship between the churches. 
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

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

Donations Being Sought to Purchase More Round Tables

After hosting recent events at the church, it has been determined that it would be helpful to have more of the round plastic tables for our use, especially when hosting smaller meals in the Parlor. These white tables are very versatile in different settings and are extremely durable and easy to move. We've priced the tables and to get 5 tables, it would be around $600. If you would like to donate to this purchase, any gift is helpful. Please leave gifts in the office or offering plate marked "table purchase". Thank you!
CD Players Needed
Recently we had a increase in requests for recordings of our Sunday Worship Services for our homebound members. In this process, we discovered there are some who would like to listen to our service but do not have a CD player. If you have a gently used CD player you no longer use and would like to donate, please bring it to the office so we can share with some of our homebound members. We are also taking monetary donations for the purchase of CD players when needed. 
Life @ Goodland UMC

Sunday, October 14
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
10:45am KidZone
11:30am Reception- Parlor
1:30pm Pastor Zach at Wheat Ridge
2:30pm Pastor Zach at Good Samaritan

Monday, October 15
5:00pm Genesis

Wednesday, October 17
4:00pm Bell Choir- Parlor
5:30pm Confirmation- Meeting Room & Sanctuary
6:00pm Seamless Women's Study- Library
6:30pm reNEW Youth Group- Youth Room

Thursday, October 18
4:00pm Circle 5- Library
6:00pm Church Council- Meeting Room

Saturday, October 20
Red Cross Blood Drive- Parlor

Sunday, October 21
7:30am Men's Breakfast- FSH
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
10:45am KidZone
Prayer List
Jeanne Harding, Alberta Hayden, J.B. McClure, Lois Sieck, Marsha McGillivray, Alvin Zimbelman, Marsha Smith, Iris Irvin, Gordon Colip, Fern Hawks, Shania Johnson, Elmarie Nelson, Dianne Merz

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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