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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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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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Joyce's Community Story

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Gateway to Discovery is a 2-year residential program “Offering Women a Sanctuary for Recovering in Community.” I knew NOTHING about alcohol or drug addiction and recovery when, in 2012, a friend, Jodie, asked me to be on the Gateway to Discovery Board of Directors. I said...

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Larry's Community Story

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 Larry Lee – Serving the Community Through PICA Jan and Phyllis Wilson organized PICA (Pride in Community Appearance) in the fall of 2002. I joined up with the group shortly after that, and I continue to be part of PICA. Wilsons, in their retirement, decided to take on a project in...

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A Letter From Libby

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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

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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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