Kid-Fest is Saturday at Celebration church

Celebration Community Church's Children's Director Penny McGinnis invites all families with children up to fifth grade to the eighth annual Kid-Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Kid-Fest is a fun-packed day of free carnival games, inflatable amusements, cake walks with prizes, give-aways and a free hot dog lunch.

Kid-Fest is a yearly outreach of Celebration Community Church's "Go Fish" Children's Ministry, which meets at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings.

Go Fish Sunday mornings features large group music and multimedia worship along with small group Bible teaching.

Celebration also is kicking off its Fall programming with two new message series beginning Sunday.

At the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services, which feature the contemporary music of the Celebration praise and worship team, Pastor Kyle Ermoian will begin a new series titled "The Church is not a Building."

During the next six weeks, the practical and relevant messages will enlighten you as to what the church is and isn't and how God uses the church as a blueprint for building your life.

Also at 10:45 a.m. is Celebration's service that is geared for the next generation called The Edge. The Edge is powered by high-energy music from the Ignite band. Brant Rice, pastor to students, is beginning a new series called "Tongue Pierced," and in week one he will address the weight and power of words.

Go-Fish Children's Church for ages toddlers through fifth grade runs concurrent with each service

The Celebration Community Church is located on the hill above I-70 at exit 157. You can reach the church at (785) 625-LIVE or visit them on the Web at

North Oak church begins youth program

The North Oak Community Church at 3000 Oak St. will begin their after-school children's program Wednesday, right after school. It will run until 5 p.m. The program is for children, kindergarten through fifth-grade. It is every Wednesday when there is school. "Heroes for Life" includes snacks, game time, Bible lessons, exciting singing and other fun activities.

The event on Wednesday, "Have a Ball Blast," will have lots of carnival-type ball games. It also is a time parents are to come to register the children and get some information about the ministry. All children are welcome.

Films upcoming at Hays Public Library

The first offering from Heartland Social Justice Commission this fall is selected from a set of silent films from the early part of the 20th century. These short films examine workers' rights and working conditions. One film was produced by the National Association of Manufacturers after the 1911 Triangle Waist Co. fire and another by the American Federation of Labor in 1925. The films will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Hays Public Library. The running time for the film is 1 hour and 2 minutes. Discussion will follow. All are welcome.