Category Archives: PSA

The Threat of White Christian Nationalism

I wanted to be sure and share this information from Joyce Marr with you:

Kansas Interfaith Action (KIFA), is an organized group of Kansans from various faith traditions who are invested in building a more loving, safe, compassionate Kansas. This group is sponsoring forums across the state to discuss the threat of White Christian Nationalism and how it impacts policy and what people of faith can do about it. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 5 when the forum comes to Manhattan. Time and place to be announced ASAP.

LGBTQ Inclusion Meeting Tonight

Following the book study, God and the Gay Christian, Amy Westfahl and David Procter will lead a series of meetings this fall on helping us make our church more welcoming to LGBTQ+ and other marginalized groups. Our first meeting will be tonight, September 7, at 7 p.m. At this meeting we are excited to welcome Dr. Seth Dills from K-State’s LGBT Resource Center. Dr. Dills will share an overview of LGBTQ+ terminology, concepts, affirming approaches, and allyship, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion. All are welcome! We hope to see you on September 7. If you have any questions, you can contact either Amy ( or Dave (

COVID-19 Notice

We received notice today that one of our youth who attended worship this past Sunday has tested positive for COVID-19. Please keep this in mind if you or someone in your family develops symptoms that might indicate COVID-19. As always, please feel free to wear a mask in worship or to worship from home if you feel more comfortable doing so.

Service for Kay Dillon

A Service of Life, Death, and Resurrection for Kay Dillon will be held Tuesday morning, August 29, 2023  at College Avenue United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at 9:30 and the service at 10:30. The family has request casual dress.

A Thank You from the Jim Tubach Family

The Jim Tubach family wishes to extend their profound thanks to everyone involved in helping to celebrate my dad’s life.  We are overwhelmed with the love and generosity you all provided.  It’s clear he meant as much to you as he did to us.  We are forever grateful.  Thank you!
— Wendy Michaels

Obituary for Jim Tubach

I can’t find Jim Tubach’s full obituary anywhere online, so I’m sharing it here:

Jim Tubach died July 23, 2023 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas at the age of 97. He lived each day with the belief that a successful life included service to others.

Jim was born April 16, 1926 in Falls City Nebraska, and was affectionately known as “Babe” to his 10 older brothers and 1 sister. He grew up working on the farm and graduated from Falls City High School in 1944. He entered the draft after graduation and was inducted into the U.S. Army towards the end of WWII. Jim spent some time in Japan and eventually earned enough credits to be discharged in 1946.

In 1949, Jim enrolled at Kansas State Agricultural College where he met his wife, Patsy “Pat” Haltom. They were married January 23, 1954. In the late 50’s Jim worked as a Welfare Director and helped place 10 children in the community through adoption.

In the spring of 1962, Jim joined the Riley County Sheriff’s office as Deputy Sheriff and Park Ranger when Tuttle Creek was becoming a recreational area. He was then elected Sheriff in November of 1964, serving 2-terms before being hired at the Traffic and Security Office at Kansas State University. He retired as a Detective at K-State in 1989. Some highlights include capturing the 2 arsonists who burned down Nichols Gym and meeting multiple U.S. Presidents and other dignitaries at Landon Lectures.

Jim was the last surviving charter member of College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan. He was the oldest participating member of the local Lions Club and was selected as District Governor from 1990-91. He also served as Treasurer for the Kansas Sheriff’s Association and the Tuttle Creek Ministry. His Lions Club projects included school vision screenings, candy chairman, and transporting eyes for transplant recipients. As a member of CAUMC, he helped with the creation of the Ogden Friendship House. He was also a regular participant during local Harvester’s food distributions.

Preceded in death by his wife Pat and his 11 siblings, he is survived by his daughter Wendy Michaels and husband Wayne of Manhattan, grandchildren Whitney Hensing and husband Joseph of Olathe, William Michaels and wife Rachel Hunt of Liberal, and Wren Michaels of Evanston, Illinois. His great-grandchildren are Lorelai and James Hensing.

Family visitation will be July 31 at 9:30am at the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Manhattan. A memorial service will follow at 10:30. A brief military honors service will be at 1:30pm at the Ft. Riley Veterans’ Cemetery on Wildcat Creek Road in Manhattan, where he will join Pat in their final resting place.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made through the Yorgenson-Meloan-Londeen Funeral home to College Avenue United Methodist Church, the Lions Club Sight Foundation, and the Good Shepherd Hospice House, who lovingly cared for him during his final days.

2023 K-State Football Parking

The College Avenue UMC Youth Group offers reserved parking spots for all home football games. If you would like a spot close to Bill Snyder Family Stadium to park your vehicle, we would love to have you park with us. One-third of the proceeds go to the trustees to help fund repaving the lot, and the other two-thirds support youth mission trips and community nonprofits applying for mission grants.

Please visit our website at, where you can find the 2023 Football Parking Form under our “CAUMC Forms & Downloads” tab.

If you only need parking for one game let me (John Collins) know and I’ll see if I can hook you up with the “Bob Collins Memorial Parking Spot.”