Our Mission

Called by God and guided by the Holy Spirit, the mission of the First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend, Kansas, is to worship God, grow in our knowledge of God’s love, reach out to make new disciples, and commit our lives to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Welcome to Worship

If you're a new visitor to our worship service, we welcome you! Please be sure to register at our guest registry and take our "Mug and a Hug" home with you. Along with the Hugs®, the mug contains a bookmark full of information about First Presbyterian in Great Bend. We hope you'll worship with us again.

Mission Possible Clothing Drive

Our Mission Possible clothing will be collected this summer during August.

The assignment slips are attached to an easel in the front entry and in a basket in the back entry You have the option of choosing which type of clothing you contribute, so look over the choices and be generous as possible. We will be providing clothing for public and private elementary schools in Great Bend.

Sheryl Neeland, the school guidance counselor who distributes the clothing among the public schools, will be in church in September to receive the clothing and a Wal-Mart gift card. Forty percent of the recent Pentecost Offering was retained locally to be used for this event. Sheryl has indicated that this project of ours is much needed and much appreciated.

A monetary gift can be given in place of or in addition to the items of clothing. Money can be placed either in the Sunday offering plate in a pew envelope (mark it "Mission Possible") or left in the church office. Checks should be made out to "First Presbyterian Church" and designated for Mission Possible.

All clothing and money must be at the church by the end of August.

PW Pecan Sales

PW will start pecan sales on Wednesday, September 3.

We appreciate your support and hope you are thinking about baking and giving these as gifts to family and friends. There are whole and pieces, chocolate covered, cinnamon glazed, pecan caramel clusters and glazed pecans. We will need paper bags for sacking these. Watch for more information.

Special Coffee Klatch

Friday, September 5, 2014

Our Stewardship and Finance Committee extends an invitation to this "once a year" informational gathering to learn more about tax implications we may have on our individual gifts to the Church.

We all understand and appreciate the importance of supporting our Church, and if we can gain a little tax benefit in doing so, "that's the icing on the cake"! Mark your calendar to join us for coffee and cookies and listen to this tax update from one of our own, John Cross.

John Cross, CPA and Partner of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd., will be joining us for this special Coffee Klatch, in the Church Parlor, Friday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m..

John will provide a brief update on tax laws, and share some tax savings tips that would benefit individuals gifting to our Church, including information on retirement plans, wills, estates, trusts, social security, etc.. John will hold a question and answer session after the Coffee. For those on a tight schedule, we plan to adjourn as usual at 10:30 a.m.. Please join us to learn more about this timely information.

—Stewardship/Finance Committee Chair, Kay Melton

Presbyterian Women of Southern Kansas

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Fall Gathering - "Living by Faith"
Here, at First Presbyterian Church

Remembrance Worship Service

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Food Bank

Foods of the month are canned goods.

Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan

Thanks to an innovative approach to admission standards created by former Presbyterian mission coworker, Douglas Trimble, at Forman Christian College in Lahore, Pakistan, eight additional Christian students from poor minority families were able to enroll. The Forman staff praises God for the difference a college education will make not only in these students' lives but for current and future generations of their families.

—From the 2014 Mission Yearbook of Prayer

Reverend Dr. Scott Solether
Tammy Solether

Reverend Dr. Scott and Tammy Solether


Sunday, August 17
9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, August 18
11:00 a.m.—Mission Committee, Mustard Seed Room
7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts, Ichthus Room

Tuesday, August 19
3:40 p.m.—Stewardship Committee, Mustard Seed Room

Wednesday, August 20

Thursday, August 21

Friday, August 22
9:30 a.m.—Coffee Klatch, Parlor
Noon—Presbyterian Men, Montana Mike's

Saturday, August 23

Sunday, August 24
9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship, Sanctuary

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship


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Church Brochure

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Coffee Klatch

Everyone is welcome at the Coffee Klatch every Friday morning at 9:30 in the parlor.

Presbyterian Men

All men are invited to Presbyterian Men meeting at Noon each Friday at Montana Mike's. Enjoy the fellowship!

July/August First News

Copies of the July/August First News are available in the entry if you did not receive one by email or mail.

Dillons Fundraising

Dillons now has reloadable gift cards. You buy one card loaded with $50.00 from the Church Office and after you use it you can reload it at Dillons for up to $500.00.

When $5,000 has been reloaded on cards purchased from us, we will receive a check from Dillons.

In 2014 the church has received $2,309.00 from this program. Cards are now available.


Per capita for 2014 is $28.00 per member.

We Are Still Collecting

  • Sunday Coupon Sections (given to Military Moms to distribute to Food Bank and PXs overseas) - We have been told this is greatly appreciated.

  • Box Tops For Education (given to area schools)

Collection boxes are in the bookcase in the small parlor and on the shelves at the east end of the hall.

Stewardship Thought

  • The object is not to have a balance at the end of the year.
  • The object is not to build up a bank balance for the Lord.
  • The object is to do the Lord's work.


If you need the nursery for children 5 or under, please speak to the ushers.

Hearing Aids Available

Hearing Aids are available at the back of the sanctuary for use during the service.
If you are hard of hearing, try these out.

Friendship Pads

Please remember to register your attendance on the Friendship Pads.
Thank you for worshipping with us.