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sara's update 10/6

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Posted by Sara Hill on

Do you have a story that your family tells over and over at Christmas time? My family always tells the story of how the fully decorated Christmas tree fell over in 1993 and just ask me to tell you the story of the missing gold tennis bracelet! Maybe your family story is a family...

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sara's update 9/22

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Posted by Sara Hill on

This past Saturday, 10 couples from our church attended Fight Night in Ankeny. After a delicious dinner at HuHot, we gathered to hear Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott talk about marriage and how to fight well. Each of us learned tips on better communication. It was a fantastic evening...

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austin's update 9/21

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Posted by Austin Hill on

As both our fall sermon series and our year-long series have begun, I’m reflecting on how both Sabbath and joy relate with one another. Do you end your day wishing you had accomplished more? Maybe you sometimes wonder what life would be like if you had eight days each week, or...

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austin's update 9/7

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Posted by Austin Hill on

On Sunday, August 30th, we announced exciting news in both services! Our search committee has finished its work. Earlier this year, the committee invited Gabriel to be our full-time music director, and at the end of August, our committee invited Libby Redmond to be our...

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sara's update 8/26

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Posted by Sara Hill on

Friends I am excited for all of the events going on this fall! While praying about what studies to lead this fall, I sought the Holy Spirit’s guidance and I feel like the Holy Spirit answered my prayers! I was led away from other studies to the two I have picked in what can only be...

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sara's update 8/16

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Posted by Sara Hill on

I preached about money a few weeks ago and I answered the question: “What’s the difference between a tithe, a gift and an offering?” My answer in a nutshell is that a gift and an offering are the same thing, and a tithe means 10% of something. Through my research I discovered...

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austin's update 7/29

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Posted by Austin Hill on

I sometimes hear that people feel like First Presbyterian Church is actually two different congregations. Our church is large enough that is easy to stay involved in one portion of the church while not meeting people who are involved in another segment of the church. Since we have two...

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sara's update 7/29

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Posted by Sara Hill on

What a privilege it was to serve the RAGBRAI riders who stayed at our church! It was wonderful to see so many people from such a large cross-section of our church come together to serve. My favorite part was surprising people with radical hospitality. People asked how much the...

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austin's update 7/22

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Posted by Austin Hill on

Earlier this year, the Valley Male Chorus of Rock Valley, offered an amazing concert in our sanctuary. I had never heard them perform before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was blown away at the talent and dedication of the entire group. At the end of the concert, they offered a...

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