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Austin's Update 9-17-18

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Fall is here! You’ve probably been hearing about our fall programing plans by now. For the past few months, we’ve been in conversation with people throughout the church to discern God’s leading during this transitional time. While you can read about all of the programs that are...

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Sara's Update 9-16-18

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It was a joy to hand out Bibles to our 3-year-olds and 3rd graders in August. I loved seeing the excitement on their faces when they received their Bibles. I want to let you in on a little secret. Ready? Illustrated children’s Bibles and Adventure Bibles for teens and tweens don’t...

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Austin's Update 8-16-18

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We have some big news! We are beginning the process to search for a new Associate Pastor. Throughout this summer, our Session has been developing some of the next steps in our transition process since the resignation of Laura and Libby. Along with the Personnel Ministry Team, our Session...

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Sara's Update 7/18

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As I did a yoga-type stretching video the other month, something the instructor said caught me off guard. Of course he was talking about stretching, but his advice it can be applied to any situation in life. He said, “The stretch needs to feel right. These poses may not even feel good to...

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Austin's Update 7/18

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At the tail end of June, Sara and I drove to a marriage conference in Dallas. The conference was led by a Christian marriage and family therapist named Dr. Corey Allan. I heard about this conference from listening to his weekly podcast, entitled Sexy Marriage Radio. Don’t let that title...

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Rick's Community Story

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SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteers help people who have Medicare questions. The SHIIP program is a federal program, with state coordinators in most every state. There are a dozen folks at the state level and some 380 volunteers in 125 or so sponsor sites around Iowa...

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Andrea's Community Story

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My involvement with the Fort Dodge Community Schools (FDCS) Foundation began almost eight years ago, but even before that, I was a public school teacher. Public schools are a very important part of my Christian belief system. Our kids need to be around all people rather than sequestered with...

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Austin's Update 6/19

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One of my favorite parts of working in our church is experiencing the diversity within our membership. In a given week, I can meet with a family to talk about baptizing an infant, parents beginning a new stage of life, while I can also meet with a family making plans for a funeral. I love...

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Sara's Update 6/19

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We learned a lot during our first season of gardening last year. We learned that growing pumpkins wasn’t the best use of our limited space. We also learned that while it was fun to grow a variety of herbs, it wasn’t very practical to pick, clean, chop, and store all of those herbs...

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2018 Summer Intern Biographies

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Meghan: Hi, my name is Meghan Hanley. I just graduated from high school this spring and will be attending Iowa State University in the fall to study Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Business. I love Saturday Night Live, The Rolling Stones, and slushies (a little too much)...

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