Friday, August 28, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

A curriculum in Christ

With back-to-school season kicking into full gear, there’s no better time than the present to make sure the young ones in your family are adding extra opportunities to connect with Christ into their changing and active schedules. Between sports practices, club meetings, classes and hanging out with friends, kids and

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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Getting back into the Bible

I recently returned home after a long vacation with my family and getting back into the routine of life at home has been a bit challenging. The most challenging thing for me was getting back to my daily exercise classes at Farrell’s. After sleeping in on vacation that early class

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

New faces at Westview

Westview Church members are seeing new faces in leadership roles this summer. Westview recently gained an associate pastor, Jake Parks, whose role at the church is Pastor of Discipleship and Mission. Originally from Ohio, Parks spent three years involved with youth ministry and communications at a church in Grand Rapids,

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Posted August 26, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Come home to St. Luke’s

How many times have you driven or walked by the intersection of Forest and Beaver Ave? You may have noticed St Luke’s Episcopal Church that sits back of the street. But have you ever wondered…. Who goes there? Or maybe you’ve thought to yourself “what do they believe in …

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Serving Jesus Christ

In addition to KNOWING the Lord Jesus Christ, SERVING HIM is life’s greatest privilege! EVERY DAY when we awake, each of us has a decision to make: “Will I serve myself or the Lord God Almighty who made me?” When the sun arises, do I think to myself: “What do

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Jail ministry

It is common knowledge that Jesus spent much of his time with those others may not consider top citizens of the community. Scripture shows that Jesus spent time with corrupt tax collectors such as Zaccheus and the prostitutes, all in order to help them find Christ and repent of their

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Grace: making all things new

It seems to me that there are times in life – when I have had absolutely enough. When the things of this world become too overwhelming. Negative. Sad. Disturbing. When movie theaters are shot-up, when churches are burned, when planes fall from the sky, when people are killed for the

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

20th anniversary

Maranatha Baptist Church will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday, September 20 with a dinner and several special worships held at the church. The church’s original pastor, Dr. John Hartog II, will speak to the congregation, and longtime members will share their testimony and favorite memories. Sunday School will be

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Walking in faith

Four Winterset families, of different denominations, have joined together in a faith effort to build a home for a Winterset family. The family has a member struggling with Gastroparesis. Mike and Missy Bauer started the lighted green ribbon awareness campaign for Gastroparesis last fall long before the house became an

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

This is how they will know us

Is it possible to be both shocked and not at all surprised at the same time? That’s how I felt when I read the news that our “little” Ankeny was the fastest growing city in the state of Iowa. I remember when my wife and I moved to central Iowa

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