Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

An Easter promise

For a long time I have despised the way people preach the Easter story. Filled with so much joy and little mention of the actual emotions unfolding. This year the text was from the Gospel of John. Mary Magdalen, Mary the mother of James, and Salome – three women –

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Stories that matter

Today’s consumer is always looking for extras and Christians are no different. When the church service is over, it doesn’t mean that you stop learning and growing in Christ for the week. Church members at Walnut Creek in Windsor Heights are in luck, however. Web add-ons are just part of

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Winterset

Freedom for Youth

Valerie Utsler had been searching for a way to serve. A friend, who knew of her desires, called and told her to turn on her radio. The young girl speaking on the radio was telling how Freedom for Youth impacted her life. “The girl’s voice went straight to my heart

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Rise up

The Youth Group at St. Peter Lutheran Church will participate in the Grimes City-Wide Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 to raise money for their trip to the Rise Up Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan, this July. Every year,

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Posted April 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Holy Perspective

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. In the busyness of our schedules, how often do we take time to look with a fresh set of eyes at our lives? What is it that gives

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Webster City

A place to give and grow

It’s great getting involved in a church, but what about becoming apart of an involved church? If you’re new to Webster City, you might be surprised to find that there’s one congregation that never rests. Webster City Church of Christ boasts a wide range of weekly activities, but the power

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Posted April 08, 2015in Community Featured, Greene County

Camp Sunday

First United Methodist Church in Jefferson will host its annual Camp Sunday lunch and auction on April 12 at 11:30 a.m. All of the money raised from the auction and free will donations for lunch will go toward funding summer camp trips for children and youth in the congregation. All

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Posted April 08, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Norwalk

The greatest story ever told

It was Easter Sunday and the teacher of the four-year old class asked the children, “Does anyone know what today is?” A little girl raised her hand and said, “Yes, today is Easter Sunday.” The teacher congratulated her on her correct answer. Then she asked, “Does anyone know why today

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Posted April 08, 2015in Clive, Community Featured

Never Far From Faith

“Let no one defraud you [sic]… they have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow…” Colossians 2:19 A strong relationship of faith through God is much like the analogy of a

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Posted April 08, 2015in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Are you a burned-out Christian?

Many professing believers have grown tired of living the Christian life, and have turned away from a church which only seems to lay more burdens on its people instead of blessing them with that Savior who says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will

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