Kansas (KS)

In an effort to promote marriage in today’s society, Lighthouse Worship Center of Greensburg, Kansas has announced they are offering FREE weddings in 2019.

“We just believe in families and the institution of marriage. So, if there are couples who are wanting to get married and can’t afford it, we are here to help.”
– Lighthouse Pastor Jeff Miller

The package the church is providing offers
1, the marriage license
2. an officiant
3. day-of coordinator
4. the venue
5. music
6. a cake
7. nuts
8. mints
9. punch reception for up to 50 people
10. a bouquet for the bride and decor, all FREE.

Anything else the marriage couple wants is up to them, like clothing and photography.

Considering that the average cost of a wedding in August 2018 was $25,000, the FREE wedding option offered by Lighhouse could save many couples a lot of money.

“Often brides and grooms are willing to pay a small fortune to pledge their love to each other, but all to often finances cause a couple to not be able to afford a wedding at all. This can make it very hard for young couple to make it work. We don’t believe marriage should be a financial hardship.”
– Lighthouse Pastor Jeff Miller

In Kiowa County a marriage license fee is $85.50 and there is an additional fee to pay for a justice of the peace to perform the ceremony.

The only thing that is required of the bride and groom from Lighthouse Worship Center if they want to take advantage of the FREE marriage offer, is that the couple must attend 10 weeks of marriage counseling.

“The counseling is a once-a-week class that the couple will take together with the Pastor and his wife, to give the couple some insight on relationships, marriage and what God says about it. The couple does not have to be a member of our church.

“With a 50 percent divorce rate in America we want to give every couple the best possible chance to make it work. That’s why we want to offer this to couples in our area. We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone willing to attend our classes to get married. We believe that marriage is a gift from God and it isn’t just a contract between a man and a woman but it is a covenant between, man, woman and God. Life is hard and marriage isn’t easy that is why we want to try to help any couple that is interested in making one of the biggest decisions of their life.”
– Lighthouse Pastor Jeff Miller

Lighthouse Worship Center is located at 804 W. Wisconsin Ave in Greensburg, Kansas.

If you are interested, you can contact Pastor Jeff at 620-723-3028 or email him pastorjeffm AT gmail.com.

More information about the church can be found at www.lighthouseks.com.

An indoor or outdoor wedding can be accommodated.

Greensburg church offers FREE marriage deal
The Hutchinson News

Ascension Via Christi Health will host its third Wichita Medical Mission at Home: A Day of FREE Healthcare on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

The FREE healthcare event provides medical care to those who are vulnerable or financially struggling.

Hundreds of clinical and non-clinical volunteers will be on hand to provide services and information. Representatives from Via Christi, WSU, Newman and the City of Wichita will also be there to offer brief remarks and a blessing of the hands.

The event will be held at Mueller Aerospace Magnet Elementary, 2500 E. 18th, Wichita, Kansas.

It’s being offered FREE to you. You will be seen on a first-come, first served basis starting at 9:30 a.m. and continue until everyone who has registered by 3 p.m. has been seen.

Ascension Via Christi to offer FREE healthcare in NE Wichita on Saturday:

Great Bend, Kansas will be the second of 3 FREE hearing screenings, funded by the Kansas Masons, offered again this spring in western Kansas communities by Fort Hays State University.

“The FHSU Herndon Clinic in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is very fortunate to have received a large grant from the Kansas Masons to support adult speech, language and hearing services in Western Kansas. With Mason support and funding, we have visited 16 different communities in two and a half years and have screened nearly 600 people. We are thankful to the Masons for the opportunity to help provide free hearing screenings in Western Kansas and to make necessary and important medical and audiological referrals. We are also very grateful for the clinical hours these screenings provide for our graduate students.

FHSU’s CSD Department feels this is truly a win-win situation as our graduate students receive valuable clinical hours and experience serving the public at these screenings, and many individuals benefit from the knowledge they receive about their hearing, as well as helpful follow-up information. We are grateful as always to the Kansas Masons, who welcome us to their communities and support this endeavor financially so we can provide this much-needed service for no charge.”
– Marcy Beougher, speech-language pathologist and an instructor in the department.

The screening will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend.

You are encouraged to schedule an appointment ahead of time, but you are welcome to walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each site will have four stations, with each screening lasting approximately 15 minutes.

You will be provided results, follow-up information and FREE ear plugs.

Graduate students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will provide the screenings. Beougher will organize the screenings.

To schedule an appointment for the Great Bend screening, contact Greg King at 620-617-3634 or gmking AT 316.live.

For more information, visit fhsu.edu/herndon-clinic/ or contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at 785-628-5366.