Girlfriends and the Bible session

All women, in all seasons of life, are invited to the Hays First United Methodist Church, 305 W. 7th St., for a six-session DVD study that helps women look at scriptural examples of women Jesus noticed, who least expected to be noticed. In "Listen, Love, Repeat," Karen Ehman uses her practical style to teach other-centered living in a self-centered world, and to inspire women to find joy in life by cultivating a lifestyle that sees and meets the needs of others.

Two session times: Sundays at 6 p.m. begin Sept. 8 in the youth room, led by Lisa McGrath; Fridays at noon begins Sept. 6 in the Milers Room, led by Michelle Holdeman.

For information, call McGrath at 620-214-2221 or email


Grief support group starting Sept. 12

Individuals going through the grieving process are invited to attend a new grief support group starting up Sept. 12.

GriefShare will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Oak Community Church Office, 3002 Northridge Court, for 13 weeks. The last meeting will be  Dec. 19.

The group is designed to provide “help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend,” according to a brochure. Each session is self-contained, so individuals do not have to attend in sequence. Organizers emphasized attendees do not have to be members of North Oak Church.

The three parts of the sessions are a video seminar, support group and workbook. Cost of the workbook is $20.

According to the brochure, “GriefShare is a network of 15,000+ churches worldwide. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts.”

More information is available by calling or texting (785) 650-2946 or emailing Individuals may register at or at the first session.


‘Mugs in the Morning!’ offered

First Call for Help of Ellis County, 607 E. 13th, is inviting individuals interested in combating homelessness in Ellis County to “Mugs in the Morning!” between 9 and 11 a.m. every Thursday.

“The goal is to provide temporary housing to individuals and families living in Ellis County who struggle with homelessness and who are committed to overcoming the obstacles they face in securing housing and building a better life,” said Linda Mills, the agency’s executive director.

Participants are invited to have coffee, learn more about the agency’s plans for the future, share their input and ask questions, she said.

More information is available by contacting Mills at 785-623-2800.