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sara's update 1/29

Posted by Sara Hill on

Guatemala 201614 of us are in Guatemala right now and would appreciate your prayers as we do ministry and serve. Thank you for your generosity in helping us with some of our mission projects. We were overwhelmed with your financial donations to help us build stoves and place people in...

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sara's update 1/20

Posted by Sara Hill on

I can’t wait to go to Guatemala! Not just because it is 72 degrees there right now, but to see God at work in a real and tangible way. Any time I step outside of my comfort zone, I find myself more able to be stretched and used by God. When I rely on God more heavily than I usually do, I...

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austin's update 1/6

Posted by Austin Hill on

We find ourselves in the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Each morning, my email inbox fills up with blog articles and newsletter emails about what to resolve to do and how to do it for the new year. Meanwhile, other emails say that traditional New Year’s resolutions...

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sara's update 1/6

Posted by Sara Hill on

Weekly Bible Studies:Bible at Breakfast Lessons Over Lunch Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays from 9-11am, Fighting Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. Adult Sunday School classes: Looking at the words of Jesus in the Gospels with Joe and Teresa Jackson (room ____...

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austin's update 12/15

Posted by Austin Hill on

Sunday was a special day. Between services, families from our church traveled around Fort Dodge, blessing whomever they met – paying for meals, praying people, and hearing their stories. A little later, our senior high bell choir played in our second service, and it was so...

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sara's update 12/15

Posted by Sara Hill on

This 3rd week of Advent is the week of joy! The beginning of a joy-filled life begins with giving thanks. Giving thanks is an invitation to slow down and fully enter time and see the world around us. An example from my own life: When I slow down in the evening, after dinner and...

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sara's update 12/1

Posted by Sara Hill on

Our Advent Devotional book is in people’s hands all over the town. (You can pick up your copy at church if you don’t have one yet.) I hope you enjoy reading it each day. One church member realized that many of the devotionals had to do with fear. Austin’s sermon this past...

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austin's update 12/1

Posted by Austin Hill on

In January, we are beginning a new worship experiment. From January 10 through May 22, we are creating a Sunday evening worship experience called “crew.” God is leading every one of us on a journey; God has invited us to join with him in his movement in the world. Like a...

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sara's update 11/17

Posted by Sara Hill on

As I write this, our church’s Advent Devotional is being printed and assembled by Traci Brown (thank you, Traci!). This was a labor of love, and I am excited to present it to you. We had 22 members contribute reflections and Austin Becker, 9th grader, drew the artwork for the cover...

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austin's update 11/16

Posted by Austin Hill on

By the time you read this newsletter, it will just about be Thanksgiving. So I’d like to tell you about something for which I am thankful. Over the weekend of November 13-15, 58 high school students along with seven adults from our church, went to our camp at Okoboji for their fall...

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