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Joe's Community Story

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Linda & I have made volunteering an important part of our lives. As we grew up we noticed adults, our parents, teachers, and church members giving of themselves, setting the example, leading fulfilling lives. We aspired to be like them.  Upon moving back to town, we found volunteering...

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Sara's Update 11/14

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On November 5th I was installed as the Moderator for the Presbytery of North Central Iowa. This is a one-year position, from the 1st Sunday in November 2017 through the 1st Sunday in November 2018. This past year I was vice-moderator and watched Rev. Kerry Carson serve in the Moderator role. I...

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Austin's Update 11/13

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As you hear the news each day, controversy, violence, and disagreement seems to be the norm. In just a few weeks, we have an opportunity to go against the stream. For our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 22, we’re going to do something a little different. Over the past few...

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Luke's Community Story

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Having grown up in Fort Dodge, a good chunk of which was in our First Presbyterian Church, it made perfect sense after four and a half years in college to return to both the community and church which have given so much to me throughout the years. As many people know, Fort Dodge and Webster...

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Austin's Update 10/17

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Over the past six months we’ve had the pleasure of sharing various ways that our program staff members are experiencing God’s presence in community. These stories have taken us inside local schools, and to other various places in town. Now it’s your turn. Starting with this...

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Sara's Update 10/17

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Our gardening has come to an end for the season. We were able to give away produce to the Lord’s Cupboard, Beacon of Hope men’s shelter and Gateway to Discovery women’s recovery home. We also had produce to share with some of our church members and the KidZone kids. One time...

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Kim's Community Story: Game On

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Church member Kim Bodholdt was the Game On! guest during worship October 8th.  Kim is the director of school climate transformation at Fort Dodge Middle School. Her job is to create a positive learning experience daily for the 1200+ students and staff at FDMS.  The practices that have...

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Austin's Update 9/19

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On Sunday, the 17th, we began our study of the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. This book describes the incredible events that transpired in the middle of the 5th century, BC. Nehemiah was a man living in the capital of the Persian Empire, the city of Susa. This city is in modern-day Iran, about...

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Laura's Community Story

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Ridgewood Lanes, Dollar Tree and Fort Dodge Middle School are some of the interesting places I’ve been doing ministry outside the walls of First Presbyterian this last year.  These three places I frequent on the average once a week. I bowl on Monday nights, buy supplies on Tuesdays...

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Sara's Update 8/16

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On August 6th I had the opportunity to preach at my home church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, in West Chester, PA. They are celebrating their 125th year of ministry. I am one of the 14 children of the church who have gone on to become an ordained minister. This is the only church of which...

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