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Austin's Update 1/17

Posted by Austin Hill on

The other week I went with Everett to his very first visit with the eye doctor. As I remember from when I was young, Everett had fun looking at the pictures and letters through the various lenses and machines. It’s one of the few doctor visits that’s more fun that scary for a child...

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Sara's Update 1/15

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My role as Moderator of the Presbytery keeps me busy! On January 8th the Presbytery called a special meeting to examine two candidates for ordination. Janelle Groteluschen was the elder commissioner from our congregation. Ms. Erin Marth from Eden Presbyterian Church in Rudd, was unanimously...

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A Letter From Libby

Posted by Libby Redmond on

A letter to the congregation…   It is with a saddened but grateful heart that I write this letter to you all. I have recently resigned from my position as Youth and Young Adult Coordinator. As of Friday, December 15, 2017 I will no longer be a staff member at First Presbyterian...

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Austin's Update 12/13

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Around the time that you will be reading this, our youth and young adult coordinator, Libby Redmond will have resigned from her position. She has taken a new job in town and is excited about the opportunity. Also inside this newsletter you’ll find a letter she has written. I’d...

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Sara's Update 12/6

Posted by Sara Hill on

Sara’s article: As the moderator of the Presbytery, I get to chose a theme for the year. This theme is woven through our Pastor to the Presbytery’s sermons and throughout our Presbytery worship services. I chose the theme “finding joy.” When I think about finding...

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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

Posted by Austin Hill on

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

Posted by Austin Hill on

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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