Posted July 22, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Rocking the block

In Psalms 133:1 we read, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” Members of Cornerstone Church of Boone are gearing up for a big event this coming August, one that involves the entire city! Pastor King Smith and the rest of the congregation are thrilled

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Posted July 22, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Church outside the walls

You might be seeing a familiar face popping across the state, the country and even the globe this summer thanks to one Waukee church. This summer, kids and families are taking Jesus with them by plane, train and automobile to spread the love and enjoy of he brings with him.

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Posted July 22, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured, Email blast

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy

It’s the season of Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) for many churches. I have many fond memories of games, crafts, snacks, and even some of the songs when I attended VBS as a child. One of the songs I always liked is, “I’ve got the JOY…” as we were given permission

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Hitting our targets as family

The scope changed the way I hunt.  The first time I fired the .30-.30 Winchester was with Grandpa Joe and my dad.  It was dusk, the evening before my first day of whitetail hunting. Looking through the sights, shooting at an old, beat up, five gallon bucket on the far

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Summer’s joys and sorrows

In the midst of a beautiful summer, we have stumbled into a situation of great sorrow as well as great division. And to those who think that the church should keep its mouth shut on issues of racism and equality, I would kindly suggest that they take another look at

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

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When Eric Fulton was a freshman in high school, he had his first opportunity to go on a missions trip to Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota through his church. They were not welcomed at all by the Lakota. “No one wanted to meet with the enemy white man,” Fulton

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Mustaches That Matter

Many organizations, schools and churches stand behind unique, creative and clever means to help enhance the goals of fundraising and give back to the community. Walnut Creek Church in Windsor Heights is part of a big fundraiser that is working to help families looking to adopt and it’s one with

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Posted July 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Right here at home

I have just returned from an international mission trip to Africa with our church. One of the things I look forward to most during a mission trip is coming home. Don’t get me wrong, I invest in each moment and look to serve God while away. But what often happens

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Grimes

Summer of Service

When Grimes United Methodist Church pastor Marty Schuhmacher left the church in May for a medical procedure, members of the church leadership discussed what they should do while they transitioned to new pastor Ben Wedeking, who started on July 1. They decided to focus on unity within the congregation and

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

The coolest week of summer

Are you ready for the coolest week of Summer? Parents are you ready to send your kids on an icy expedition? St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Beaverdale will be having a fun week of Vacation Bible School from Monday August 3rd till Friday August 7th. It will run from 9am

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