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.

Music for Mission Concert

Music for Mission Concert will be held Sunday, September 28 at two o’clock, in our sanctuary. Benefitting Barton Co. Emergency Aid and our church’s Crisis Management program, the program will include guitars, piano, voices, & brass.

Presbyterian Women of Southern Kansas

Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fall Gathering - "Living by Faith"
Hosted by First Presbyterian Church, Great Bend

Debbie Reif, Kans for Kids, and Gail Moeder, Camp Hope, will be our morning speakers. Our offering will go to Kans for Kids and Camp Hope.

The theme is “Living by Faith” which was derived from our Bible Study, “Reconciling Paul /2 Corinthians”. The worksh...ops are about our new Bible Study and praying in color. The Newton Faith and Life Bookstore will be here for browsing.

Reservations are $8.00, which are due Tuesday, September 30 to the office. This includes coffee and snacks and your noon meal.

We will need help for greeting, registration, coffee time preparation, noon meal serving, set up and cleanup. Please contact Pam Sweeney @ 617-0205 if you would be willing to help. We may ask for baked goods for the coffee hour.

Peacemaking Offering

The Peacemaking Offering is October 5th.

Remembrance Worship Service

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Food Bank

Snack crackers or other snack food for kids going back to school.

221 Presbyterian General Assembly in Brief (2014)

Click the links below to view or download the overview of the recent General Assembly meeting.

Print Version

Low Res Version

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, September 21
9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship, Sanctuary

Monday, September 22
Shelley vacation day
6:30 p.m.—Lions Club, Mustard Seed Room
7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts, Ichthus Room

Tuesday, September 23
Shelley vacation day
7:00 p.m.—Cub Pack, Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 24
Shelley vacation day

Thursday, September 25
7:00 p.m.—Cub Scouts, Ichthus Room
7:00 p.m.—Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

Friday, September 26
9:30 a.m.—Coffee Klatch, Parlor
Noon—Presbyterian Men, Montana Mike's

Saturday, September 27
Shower in Parlor

Sunday, September 28
9:30 a.m.—Church School
10:45 a.m.—Worship, Sanctuary
2:00 p.m.—Music for Mission Concert, Sanctuary
Reception Follows

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday Morning Worship


First Presbyterian Church Facebook Page

Church Brochure

First Presbyterian Church Brochure

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!

September First News

Copies of the September 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.