Posted February 25, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured, Email blast

The Civil War

April 9, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War when General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox Court House, Virginia. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will recognize that anniversary by holding a concert of Civil War era songs at our

Read More →
Posted February 25, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Helping Kids Go “Wild”

One of my favorite scenes in the Bible is Jesus correcting the disciples when they were trying to keep the kids in the crowd from “bothering” him. Their reasoning was that Jesus too important of a person to have the children distracting him. The kids would be ready for his

Read More →
Posted February 25, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Laughter for all

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 On March 7th, Smith is inviting anyone who enjoys a good time to pay his church a visit. No, it isn’t Sunday morning service (you’re invited to that, too!); if you check your

Read More →
Posted February 25, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Building Cross Point

The lyricists could have had a church like Bondurant’s Cross Point Church in mind when they penned the song “We are the Church.” “The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people.” Cross Point’s first

Read More →
Posted February 25, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Using technology

  Changing with the times and rolling with the punches is a critical way to survive in the advancing world of today. Every minute, thousands of tweets are sent via Twitter, thousands of videos are being watched on Youtube, and links, clips and photos are being shared faster than ever

Read More →
Posted February 25, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

The ultimate display of love

NIV 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.   As you read this article Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I’m sure we all made displays of the love

Read More →
Posted February 18, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Part of the community

Everyone wants to be involved in their church, but sometimes they just can’t find the time. Many are turned off by complicated schedules, multiple meetings and membership requirements. But at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, becoming connected is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Getting Involved So where do you get

Read More →
Posted February 18, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured


As a child, almost nothing motivated me more than hearing words like, “You’ve only got 1 hour left.” If I was at an amusement park or playing at a friends house, hearing that I only had a little time left motivated me to run faster, play harder, and make the

Read More →
Posted February 18, 2015in Community Featured, Webster City

Connecting the community

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10: 24-25 There’s something that special that sets

Read More →
Posted February 18, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Grimes

Fighting hunger

Shellie Billings volunteered at the Annual Hunger Fight at Hy-Vee Hall for several years before she found out that the organization that hosted it, Meals From the Heartland, also sponsored mobile events. She thought it would be a perfect fit for her congregation at Grimes United Methodist Church, so she

Read More →