Posted September 10, 2014in Clive, Community Featured

Blogging and the Bible

One major reason that people are unable to attend church and church-related activities is the busy schedules the 21st century requires of them. Unfortunately, Sunday services don’t always make the cut. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without your daily dose of scripture, fellowship or religious lessons. Fortunately,

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, West Des Moines

Rethinking its changes

Maple Grove United Methodist Church, the little white church with red doors that are visible from U.S. Interstate 80, was built in 1900 and has undergone several changes over the years. But its plans for new construction, that were announced last year, are on hold for now. By comparison to

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, Greene County

Community fellowship

Community Fellowship speakers will be hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson on Wednesdays this fall to provide attendees with information about events and services in Greene County. Fellowship time begins at 4 p.m., and speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m. Karen Gotto, Lutheran Family Services Mental Health Counselor, will

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, Des Moines West

St. Luke’s hosts Kenyan priest

Anglican Priest Rev. Domnic Misolo recently spoke at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church about his efforts to change attitudes about women in Western Kenya. As a youngster, he was taught that girls and women are inferior in every way to males. Girls, for example, can be forced into arranged marriages at

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, Norwalk

Where do you turn?

To have a future or not to have a future; that is the question we ask ourselves so many times. Nehemiah 4:4-5 reads: Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where

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Posted September 10, 2014in Community Featured, Fort Dodge

Staying active in Christ

Interested in getting involved in your church community but not sure where to start? Look no further than the wonderful selection of Fort Dodge churches. Each location offers fun, fellowship and social activities for every age group, ensuring that you build lasting relationships in Christ that will bring you closer

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Posted September 03, 2014in Community Featured, Perry


In the digital age, there are plenty of conveniences offered up through technology. From online shopping to e-banking, GPS systems to cell phones, the digital movement fills in many steps in day-to-day life. One Perry church is using technology to its advantage — one Christian, one donation, one text message

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Posted September 03, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Fall into Christ

The end of summer means the start of the school year and a wide variety of opportunities for youth to stay connected to Christ through their church communities. Clear Lake churches offer a multitude of offerings so while kids are sharpening their skills at school, they are also building their

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Posted September 03, 2014in Community Featured, Urbandale

Embracing this new season

I awakened in the night and said to myself, “I’ve crossed over,” which was my nod to an August birthday. My wife remembers details of all my birthdays, but what I remember is how late August portends fall, as nights become cooler, leaves start their turn and a new season

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Posted September 03, 2014in Ames, Community Featured

Bible experience

Three years ago, Lee Stoker was looking for a new church for her family to attend. She wanted to hear from pastors who “fully preached the word of the Lord with nothing held back.” For her six children, she wanted a positive community that would teach them the lessons of

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