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Posted November 14, 2012 in Ankeny, Community Featured

Join New Horizons and First United Methodist Church for the Annual Belgian Waffle Breakfast benefit on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The Annual Belgian Waffle Breakfast has grown into a cherished tradition at New Horizons and First United Methodist Church.

Teaming up for the seventh year, New Horizons and FUMC are dedicated to raising proceeds that will go to updating furnishings such as tables, chairs and lift recliners in the New Horizons building at 406 S.W. School St.. Modern Woodmen of America have generously offered to match donations, up to $2,500.

The menu for the morning includes Dad’s Belgian waffles with an assortment of syrups and tasty toppings such as fruit and whipped topping. Sausage, juice and coffee will also be provided. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door; children under 5 are free. Reservations are preferred. For more information about the benefit, ticket orders or other events call New Horizons at (515) 965-1602, or visit First UMC at 206 S.W. Walnut St.

At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church one of the most meaningful ways for people to participate in serving opportunities is to volunteer during worship. For this, the church now has an online signup at for volunteers to donate their time as greeters, welcome desk hosts, scripture readers or communion servers. It is a quick and easy process.

Holy Trinity is hoping to make the volunteer process as easy and efficient for all those willing to contribute their time and share themselves with the church. To begin you create a quick online profile, which includes your name, email address and a password. The email feature allows volunteers to receive email reminders and an iCalendar for scheduling. For more information, visit, or stop by at 517 S.W. Des Moines Ave.

Ankeny Christian Church  is holding its annual silent auction on Nov. 18. Donations can be in any form, including gift baskets, baked goods or gift cards to your favorite restaurants or stores. Part of the proceeds go to support upcoming church mission trips. Contact Ankeny Christian Church at (515) 964-1083, or visit at 2506 S.W. Third St.

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