Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Joyful noise

At Windsor Heights Lutheran Church, there is a special focus on children and youth ministry. With multiple opportunities to learn and grow in Christ, Windsor Heights Lutheran staff says all youth should have the opportunity to experience the church’s schedule of events. Tania Schramm is Windsor Heights Lutheran’s newest Children’s

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Email blast, Grimes

Princeton and back

The interim minister at First Presbyterian Church of Grimes, Reverend Jessica Wietzke, took a long path to get to her current position, a path that led her from a small Iowa town to Princeton University and back again. Raised on a family farm in Greenfield, Wietzke says she grew up

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Downtown

150 years

The history books tell us that in 1865… •    Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States  and assassinated six weeks later by John Wilkes Booth. •    Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. •  

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Webster City

Faith online

The World Wide Web can be used for so many things in this day and age. The vast expanses of the Internet have something for everyone and bring information to people’s fingertips with the click of a mouse. Although much of the Internet can be viewed as distraction-filled and potentially

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Posted October 15, 2014in Ankeny, Community Featured

Worship in war time

If worship were optional, Paul and Silas would not have been singing with bloody backs in the Philippian dungeon at midnight. Picture this amazing scene: Paul and Silas had made a strategic invasion of Macedonia. This was enemy territory, ruled by the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). It

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Posted October 15, 2014in Community Featured, Winterset

Oak Grove Community

The oldest active church in Winterset is now more than 125 years old. Actually, the building is that old, but the church, just a few miles outside of Winterset, began in the mid 1840s. “There’s never been a break in fellowship even though it’s changed names many times through the

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Posted October 08, 2014in Community Featured, West Des Moines

Finding a higher calling

Utilizing the skills she honed in the corporate world, Jennie McKinney says she is at the happiest point of her professional career serving as communications coordinator at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in West Des Moines. “I love talking to people, and I love my job,” she says. “I can’t hide

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Posted October 08, 2014in Community Featured, Norwalk

Bad things and good people

I recently read a book about Louis Zamperini. He was an Olympic runner who later became a crewman on a B-24 bomber in WWII. His plane went down over the Pacific in July 1943. After barely surviving the crash, he floated on a rubber raft for 47 days, drifting more

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Posted October 08, 2014in Community Featured, Des Moines West

Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations

This is the mission that the risen Lord gave to His church (Matthew 28:18), and it is what Providence Reformed Church is seeking to do in Des Moines. Our congregation exists first and foremost to worship and adore the living God who first loved us when we were only His

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Posted October 08, 2014in Community Featured, Fort Dodge

Newcomer’s perspective

It can be a daunting task to move from one church to another and find a community and congregation that suit personal needs, preferences and religious views. Jenny Rickman hasn’t lived in Fort Dodge long and didn’t know many people in the area who could help her find a church.

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