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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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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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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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Kim's Community Story: Game On

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Church member Kim Bodholdt was the Game On! guest during worship October 8th.  Kim is the director of school climate transformation at Fort Dodge Middle School. Her job is to create a positive learning experience daily for the 1200+ students and staff at FDMS.  The practices that have...

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Laura's Community Story

Posted by Laura Stover on

Ridgewood Lanes, Dollar Tree and Fort Dodge Middle School are some of the interesting places I’ve been doing ministry outside the walls of First Presbyterian this last year.  These three places I frequent on the average once a week. I bowl on Monday nights, buy supplies on Tuesdays...

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Gabriel's Community Story

Posted by Gabriel Alves on

I want to start by saying that Iowa Central Community College was the door to my life in the USA. I can’t express how grateful I am for the opportunity that I was given to be able to come here to study music. Wonderful people with great hearts such as, Kathleen Schreier, Patty Croonquist...

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Chris's Community Story

Posted by Chris Helton on

A friend of mine used to wear a t-shirt which had these words written on the front: “Fall Down 7 Times…Stand Up 8!” She wore it during especially difficult times as she battled her alcoholism as a reminder to herself to get back up and move forward. But it applies to all of us...

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Austin's Community Story

Posted by Austin Hill on

In 2015, our session decided to contribute financially toward two local youth programs. We contributed to the ecumenical youth center, ICKY’s and to Athletes For Education and Success (AFES). Our mission ministry team visited both organizations and felt strongly that our dollars would make...

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Libby's Community Story

Posted by Libby Redmond on

Since August, I have been spending 10% of my time each week at Duncombe Elementary School working in the first grade classrooms. I chose to work in the first grade classrooms for multiple reasons, one of them because my mother is a first grade teacher at Duncombe. (She has been working in the...

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Sara's Community Story

Posted by Sara Hill on

I have been spending 10% of my time each week at Hope Sweet Hope Studios. This is the social enterprise of Gateway to Discovery. Gateway to Discovery is a 2-year residential treatment program for women. They learn job skills at Hope Sweet Hope Studios which is helpful upon their graduation from...

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