TMP Singers to perform for Christian women’s group

The TMP Singers, under the direction of Kathy Amrein, will “Sing Into Spring” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, for the Hays After 5 Christian women’s group.

The dinner program will take place at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2250 E. Eighth St.

Also on the program will be inspirational speaker Gayla Hicks of Wichita. Hicks and her husband, Gerald, own Perfect Peace Christian Lifestyle Store in Wichita.

Gayla Hicks attended Oklahoma State University where she majored in business management. She has three children whom she home schools. Her talk is titled “The Path to Perfect Peace.”

Cost is $12.50. Reservations are due by Thursday, March 5, to (785) 202-1036 or to Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministry of Overland Park.

ECMA Board to meet March 11

The Ellis County Ministerial Alliance (ECMA) Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Unite Common Grounds, 200 E. Eighth.

Presentations to the board must be scheduled in advance with the ECMA president at

Homeless Coalition to meet March 18

The Hays Homeless Coalition will meet at noon Wednesday, March 18, in the first floor conference room of the Hadley Center, 205 E. Seventh. The group focuses on ways to assist the homeless in Ellis County. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Lenten prayer service scheduled

St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, 2901 E. 13th, will hold “Lenten Reflections: A Journey Through Prayer, Scripture & Song” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19. All are invited.

Band ‘I Am They’ to perform in Hays

Radio station KPRD will present contemporary Christian band “I Am They” in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

“I Am They,” from Carson City, Nev., formed in 2011. The band consists of five members and is signed to Essential Records. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2015.

Single advance tickets are $12. Advance tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10. Tickets at the door for all individuals are $15. Advance tickets may be ordered at

Healing Kids’ Hearts Retreat coming up

The 5th Annual Healing Kids’ Hearts Retreat will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Sternberg Museum. Registration deadline is Friday, March 6, at

The retreat is designed for children ages 7 through 12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one, friend, or special companion. A specially trained adult buddy will guide and support the child throughout the day through a variety of activities that may include creating special keepsakes, drawing, music, scavenger hunts, and small group activities.

Attendance is limited to 20 children. There is no cost for the retreat. The event is sponsored by the Center for Life Experience, Inc., in Hays. More information is available by calling or texting (785) 259-6859 or emailing

Hospice to offer training for new volunteers

Hospice of HaysMed is seeking volunteers to serve in non-medical capacities. Training for new volunteers will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Center for Health Improvement education conference room, 2500 Canterbury Drive.

There is no cost for the training. Those interested in becoming a volunteer may call Tonia Houghton at (785) 623-6200.