Posted September 24, 2014in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Free hugs

Free hugs? Huh? What? Yup, free hugs. And from a church, too. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers free hugs to anyone willing to smile, giggle and share a moment of joy. The current Free Hugs movement began with a guy named Juan Mann who returned home to Australia at a

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Posted September 24, 2014in Community Featured, Waukee

Open arms

Looking for a new church in Waukee? There are several places of worship to choose from, each with their own benefits on your path to Christ. Finding a new church can be a challenge, but congregations are always welcome to inviting new members into fellowship with Christ. Westwind Church of

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Posted September 24, 2014in Altoona, Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

October living

October is probably my favorite month of the year. I love watching the leaves turn, the crisp air, pumpkin spice lattes, and, of course, football. In fact, I’m already looking forward to watching the San Francisco 49ers win the Super Bowl this year. But one of my favorite things to

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Posted September 24, 2014in Bondurant, Community Featured

An eternal perspective

Although God tells us over and over again in his word that life on Earth is brief and unpredictable, we still struggle with that reality. Living on Earth for a good many years makes the most sense to us. And no number of earthly years seems like enough, once a

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Posted September 24, 2014in Boone, Community Featured

Open arms

Looking for a new church can be a daunting task. There are a lot of factors that go into finding the perfect place for worship. From schedules to personalized activities, events and fellowships, it’s important to pick a church that fits your best needs. Fortunately for those in the Boone

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Posted September 17, 2014in Community Featured, Winterset

Flipping for Jesus

For the past 12 years, Four Square Gospel Church, located at 224 E. Court, has offered its Wednesday night program, KidZone, to community kids ages 3 years through sixth grade. The free program started as an outreach to kids in the community. “We wanted to show the love of Jesus

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Posted September 17, 2014in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Christian values

As summer draws to a close, both children and teenagers face a lot of pressure headed back to school. Many outside influences can promote unhealthy and unproductive activities that can distract youth from school work, family and fellowship. For families interested in extra fellowship opportunities during the school year, the

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Posted September 17, 2014in Community Featured, Grimes

Fall activities

The  third annual “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event will be hosted by St. Peter Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 4-6 p.m. Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot with their trunks decorated for Halloween and filled with goodies for trick-or-treating children. The church’s youth group will also

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Posted September 17, 2014in Community Featured, Webster City

Keeping students strong in Christ

Fall means a new and much busier schedule for students and parents alike. The season of school, club meetings, concerts and games kicks into full swing in September, and it can be tough to continue to put Christ first. Fortunately, there are several extra options for worship as the school

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Posted September 17, 2014in Ankeny, Community Featured

Where is He?

I think we share experiences and questions as a community. Perhaps we’ve been affected in the same way by news of war and terrorism. It’s possible we share the same friend struggling with a sudden diagnosis or long-term illness. It’s probable that some of us have children in the same

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