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sara's update 11/3

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During our Sunday night adult study called “Breathe” we have looked at making room for Sabbath in our lives. Pricilla Shirer’s teaching is phenomenal and I have learned so much from this study. I know the people attending would say the same thing. This week, Pricilla told us a...

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austin's update 11/2

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Since I’ve last written, we’ve all experienced an amazing day. In fact, this isn’t just an amazing day; it’s the most amazing day we get every year. The day when Daylight Savings Time ends. It’s the day that gives a gift to everybody, regardless of background...

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sara's update 10/20

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Our Deacons’ Brown Bags ministry will impact 123 families in Fort Dodge this fall. The Deacons are collecting items to put together 123 Thanksgiving meals for families in our community who might not otherwise enjoy a meal on Thanksgiving. The names of these families were given to us from...

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austin's update 10/19

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You’ve probably heard by now that I had the privilege to participate in the Fort Dodge version of Dancing with the Stars. You’ve probably also heard that I’m not a gifted dancer. I have to admit that during the repeated practice sessions, there were times when I asked myself...

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sara's update 10/6

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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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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

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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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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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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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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